"YOU LIVE A NEW LIFE FOR EVERY NEW LANGUAGE YOU SPEAK. IF YOU KNOW ONLY ONE LANGUAGE, YOU LIVE ONLY ONCE."

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Where it comes from

NLP is the brainchild of Richard Bandler, a computer expert and mathematician, and Dr John Grinder, a professor of linguistics who, in the early 1970s California, began to study excellent communicators who seemed to be more successful than others at getting results.

 

NLP as a model of excellence

Drawing upon the skills of psychotherapists, linguists and social anthropologists, Bandler and Grinder devised a model for excellent communication and personal change that has evolved over the years to become a set of behaviours, skills and attitudes used by more and more people in different fields, from coaching to sales, from education to sports, in order to find ways to be useful to oneself and others, and effective in achieving predetermined goals.

 

Yes, but what is it in practice?

As the name itself suggests, NLP is a form of practical psychology based on the re-programming of the nervous system through an innovative use of language. Basically, according to the NLP communication model, we all learn a set of behaviours that, by repetition, become habits and determine the way we live our life. However, according to the latest neurological discoveries, these patterns can be replaced by other, more useful, patterns – a new mindset – to help us become better at what we do and lead fuller and happier lives.

 

The techniques offered by NLP act at the conscious and unconscious level to eliminate the limiting beliefs and unresourceful behaviours that stop us from achieving our true potential. These effective and fast techniques open the door to a world of new possibilities.

 

How is NLP applied to Education & Learning?

Because NLP focuses on the very personal way we code our experience through our senses, it allows to understand the personal way individuals learn and retain information: this is the reason why it can be an extremely powerful tool in teaching and education.

 

By using NLP, the teacher can better connect with the student and can help him/her find the best learning method by inspiring, motivating and generally enhancing all the personal skills that are already there. By using NLP, the teacher can also help the student overcome spelling and memorization difficulties and remove any other barriers to learning.

 

As an NLP Practitioner trained with The Society of NLP (founded by Richard Bandler), the largest and oldest NLP training organization in the world, I am committed to using the technology with integrity and with the utmost respect for the individual.

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If you want to know more about NLP:

 

Recommended books:

Frogs into Princes, by R. Bandler and J. Grinder

Structure of Magic I and II, by R. Bandler and J. Grinder

Using Your Brain for a Change, by R. Bandler

 

Links:

http://www.meta4education.co.uk/

http://www.owenfitzpatrick.com/