NLP stands for 'Neuro Linguistic Programming'. It is a communication technique and methodology that uses language to program the nervous system. NLP trains people to reduce negative and/or destructive habits, and develop useful, empowering habits that provide powerful results, FAST. In essence, it is a set of tools that helps you communicate more effectively with yourself and others, and rewire the way your brain reacts to certain triggers.
NLP is a secret weapon in the toolbox of famous professionals, including sports stars and politicians, and has been credited with improving productivity, performance and results, and with helping overcome anxiety and depression. It has also been used to help with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Neuro relates to the nerves or nervous system. Our neurological function is affected by the information we take in through our senses - visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, auditory digital, olfactory and gustatory.
Linguistic relates to language - words, structure, tone, volume, speed and rhythm. It is these, the language and syntax systems, that contribute to the performance of our neurology.
Programming relates to the programming in our minds that produce certain thought patterns, emotions, habits and behaviors. We all develop habits, some useful and some destructive. NLP helps rewire the internal maps of the mind and create empowering change in our thoughts, behaviors and actions.
NLP guides you through radical transformation to freedom from negative associations and limiting subconscious patterns, and helps bring you into alignment with your highest truth and potential.
NLP is an exploration and a journey into the mind to discover how you think, communicate and behave. It teaches you to manage your thinking, your thought patterns, feelings, speech, and behaviors more effectively, and is used to re-order and rewire the inner representations and programming of your mind in a way that serves you at the highest level to get you the results you want in your life.
NLP is great if you want to achieve higher standards in your life. It can improve your skills and help you develop more confidence, motivation and self-assurance. NLP can help you connect more deeply, and communicate better, with yourself and others. It is ideal for the treatment of anxiety and depression and can also assist in changing your thoughts, habits and behaviors so that you eradicate unwanted problems in your life and achieve massive results in the areas of life that matter most to you.
Jasmine Ashton-Leigh is certified as an NLP Master Practitioner by the American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming.