Neurolinguistic programming (NLP) is one of the many coaching and counselling methods I use in my practice. This collection of tools helps rewire your thinking in order to quickly change unwanted thought patterns or behaviours. It is a method of creating immediate and long lasting change. NLP is an effective way of creating rapid results.

How can NLP help?

If you have any unwanted habit or behaviour, then NLP can help you change this within the session. NLP has been shown to help with…

  • procrastination
  • situation specific anxiety
  • overwhelm
  • overeating or eating the wrong types of foods
  • smoking and other addictive behaviours
  • negative thinking
  • behaviour holding you back from who you want to be
How Does An NLP Program Work?

Your first session will be an assessment of your current challenge(s). I look specifically how you structure your experience in terms of the language you use, and your representational systems (e.g. are you visual, kinaesthetic, auditory, etc.?).

From here, we’ll collaborate on the most appropriate program to help you change your behaviour. This will involve changing patterns in your neurology (N) and language (L), to create a change in your unconscious programming (P). The NLP techniques I use are effective in creating long-lasting change in a short period of time.

Sometimes you may leave a session feeling ‘out of sorts’. This is a normal part of the process, while your conscious mind catches up with the transformation that has already taken place in your unconscious.

A brief history of NLP

NLP was created by John Grinder and Richard Bandler in 1972.

Grinder and Bandler developed NLP from studying the practitioners of three different therapies: gestalt therapy, systemic family therapy and hypnotherapy. Specifically, they modelled three psychotherapists who were achieving success in these therapies: Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir and Milton Erickson.

Grinder and Bandler identified characteristics that were common to Perls, Satir and Erickson. All three psychotherapists possessed similar attitudes, thought patterns and ways of communicating. Grinder and Bandler modelled and developed these skills and techniques into a new methodology, which they termed neuro-linguistic programming.

NLP was made popular by Anthony Robbins, who uses NLP in his seminars. It is also the basis of his coaching academy.

Modelling is a central element for success in NLP. If you want great results in a specific area, then modelling someone who already has achieved those results is a useful way to get you those results. Modelling not only replicates the behaviours of someone who has the result you want, but more importantly, the thoughts, beliefs and language patterns that lead to success.

This is the philosophy behind the belief change work that you will experience in your NLP session.