What is NLP?

Neuro Linguistic Programming

NLP is a tool to understand how the language of our mind create and run the patterns we have in life.

In the most simplest terms, NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming is a connection between our Thoughts, Words and Habits which has immense influence on our actions and its outcome. NLP is not just a subject, it is an experience. An experience which You and I will weave as per our own life experience till now. NLP opens our mind as to what and how we think, the words we use, the habits we have formed due to our belief systems. NLP gives you the tools and techniques to reach your dreams/goals. Helps you understand what is stopping you from reaching them NOW.

We have patterns for everything we do – how we learn, fall asleep, get motivated, procrastinate, exercise, keep a job, get frustrated, be happy…EVERYTHING. And, the world of psychology tells us that there is a chemical reaction to every thought we have; therefore each pattern is pre-empted by a thought (conscious or unconscious) and a chemical which is produced in the brain. So – a thought is connected to our mind.

What is Neuro Linguistic Programming?

When Richard Bandler and John Grinder (founders of NLP) modeled the strategies of Fritz Perls, Milton Erickson and Virginia Satir, they were trying to achieve what many others before them had attempted. They wanted to duplicate their extraordinary results in family therapy. What Bandler and Grinder did differently was to find the thinking strategies they where using, rather than merely copy behaviors.

NLP is about ‘Modeling Excellence’. NLP Modeling is the process of recreating excellence. We can model any human behavior by mastering the beliefs, the physiology and the specific thought processes (that is the strategies) that underlie the skill or behavior. It is about achieving an outcome by studying how someone else goes about it.

Strange as it sounds, work, relationships, money and almost everything around affect our peace and happiness, almost every day! We often find ourselves trapped in situations, unsure as to what to do next. We do not realise that most of these situations are almost a repeat of the past and have solutions.

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) has simple and workable ways to overcome such challenges in life. This branch of psychology helps one understand his /her mind and how it can be managed to bring about the desired outcomes.

NLP provides with tools and techniques to manage such situations with equanimity and presence of mind. It helps control ones thoughts and emotions, which in turn gives clarity and an open outlook. Simply being aware of some important aspects can make a huge difference to everyday life.


  • Understand the critical responsibilities of your personal and professional role
  • Acquire the attitudes and beliefs that underpin confident leadership
  • Influence the working environment so that it helps people to be constructive and productive
  • Give feedback openly and in ways that lead to learning
  • Present using clear powerful language
  • Model the successful behaviors of others
  • Be self-aware
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