NLP looks at the way in which we think and process our thoughts (Neuro), the language patterns we use (Linguistic) and our behaviours (Programming) and how these interact to have a positive (or negative) effect on us as individuals.
NLP is frequently referred to as the 'instruction manual for your mind'. It is a collection of a wide range of methods and models which create an understanding of thought process and behaviour. Understanding these techniques can bring about a positive change in you and others.
NLP is a set of tools which can be used to facilitate powerful, quick and long lasting change in both individuals and organisations. It is said by many to contain the most accessible, positive and useful aspects of modern psychology, and so can be helpful in virtually every aspect of personal and inter-personal relations.
how can nlp help me?
NLP is a model of how the mind works. Not the brain - the mind. Since we know how the mind works, we can use that information to help people make deep, significant changes fairly rapidly.
Its uses are manifold, and too many to mention here. NLP is effective in calming anxious states and dissolving percevied barriers in your life as well as improving sleep related issues, and self-confidence and awareness. It aids the increase of motivation and energy levels, and can help overcome learning difficulties.
Recovery from addictions such as alcohol; prescribed and non prescibed drugs; food and smoking have all been managed through NLP therapy. NLP is also widely used to release stress, tension and associated symtoms like migraines and headaches.
what makes nlp unique?
NLP is different from other talk therapy in that it is more interactive and it works more with how you think rather than what you think. It is holistic, solution-focused, and usually of shorter duration than traditional psychotherapies. Though the similarities between Neuro-Linguistics, Cognitive Behavioural and Solution Focused Therapy enables the therapist to effectively combine approaches to establish a tailored treatment for each patient.
Andy will gently change the way you think, feel and respond to situations, leading you from where you are to where you want to go. So, NLP is generative, moving from the present towards the future in contrast to many therapeutic practices that focus on the past.