Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy. NLP is about self-discovery, exploring identity and mission. It helps in understanding and relating to the ‘spiritual’ aspect of human experience. It acts as a ‘user manual’ for the mind allowing us to use the language of the mind to constantly achieve specific goals with desired outcomes.
On learning the technique of NLP, you learn specific skills and patterns necessary in making positive changes, creating new choices, being more effective with others and thinking more clearly. We all always look to influence people in different situations. We can use the knowledge and technique of NLP for this purpose. In fact, learning the techniques will only help us in channelizing our thoughts in a positive way.
NLP is an effective system that changes patterns of emotional and mental behavior so that you could achieve more success in whatever you do and enjoy personal well-being. We communicate all the time using body language, facial expression, and words. If you practice NLP, you get better at managing your own state and influencing the states of people around you. It is advised to get yourself trained in NLP before you try it on others effectively.
It is based on several principles: Primarily, NLP states that people are not their behavior and when a person is accepted by you, you are free to change their behavior. Secondly, NLP says that people already possess everything they need to succeed, but need to learn how to unlock them. NLP is based on the principle that the success of communication is based on its response. As you learn to communicate better, the world responds better than before. Lastly, NLP firmly believes in the principle of you yourself being in charge of your mind and in turn, of your life.