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Offline Will Edwards

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What is NLP?
« on: 2013 12 02 - 04:30 »
As this is the first post in the NLP section of the forum, I thought I would start by providing an answer to the question: what is NLP? In my experience, if you ask 6 different people that question, you will get 6 different answers. NLP is very eclectic, in that it lays claim to all sorts of things - like body language for example.

The official definition is that NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is the "study of the structure of subjective experience". I got that from an NLP workshop I attended many years ago. As it turns out, we all experience reality in subtly different ways and, when you think about it, that explains a lot about why we can have such difficulty communicating with others, at times. ;)

Will :)


Offline Serene

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Re: What is NLP?
« Reply #1 on: 2014 02 03 - 15:29 »
I have no clue, honestly. I mean I might have a vague idea just from guessing, but I'm not exactly sure. Is it related to changing your subconscious thoughts? If anyone could share, that would be awesome. I'd like to learn more about NLP. :)

Offline Authentic_Self

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Re: What is NLP?
« Reply #2 on: 2014 06 12 - 02:59 »
You're openning a can of worms, asking for a definition of NLP. Everyone seems to have their own opinion, and all definitions have merit, it just depends on where you are coming from. At the very core of it, it was explained to me in my training as a communication model.


I would describe NLP as a model that is used to explain how the structure and process of our thoughts influence our actions, and hence the results we achieve in our lives. It also gives us a method of replicating someones results, through replicating their thought process.


Just my thoughts on it anyway.


Cheers


Josh