What is NLP?

NLP is short for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. 

It is a methodology which explains how and why human beings behave, think and communicate the way they do.  Every human being lives in their own world which is their own reality.  If you are looking to achieve a successful outcome with an individual you will best achieve it if you are prepared to understand their world and their thought processes.  NLP teaches us these principles and techniques and gives us a toolkit, with a variety of different tools to use depending on who we are communicating with.  It enables us to empower and influence others including ourselves effectively.

As a human being I have always loved people.  However, as I have matured over the years I have yearned to learn how to connect with people more and have really found NLP to be the answer.  In my role as an IT Trainer I strongly believe it is a necessary tool for our Trainer’s toolbox.   I have met so many trainers who become frustrated with their trainees and they can’t understand how I remain so calm.

NLP is for Everyone! Not just for Trainers, Teachers, Life Coaches, Speakers, Doctors, Sales personnel but for anyone who has the desire to understand others.  This could be your work colleagues who you may have difficulty in communicating with or management, clients, customers, acquaintances, family, spouse, and children.

I found out about NLP through my friend Rasheed Ogunlaru a leading Life coach in January 2007.  I then attended a free taster 2 hour session with New Oceans in February 2007.  What I found so amazing was, I wanted it to help me understand others which it did but it also helped ME to understand myself more.  “The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.” Proverbs 12:25

I was awarded my Diploma in February 2009 with New Oceans and the International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA).

NLP came into existence in the 1970’s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder

Wikipedia excerpt say’s : “The co-founders, Richard Bandler and linguist John Grinder, claimed it would be instrumental in “finding ways to help people have better, fuller and richer lives”. They coined the title to denote their belief in a connection between neurological processes (‘neuro’), language (‘linguistic’) and behavioral patterns that have been learned through experience (‘programming’) and that can be organized to achieve specific goals in life”.