Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

NLP is an approach to communication which looks at how we organise our thoughts, feelings, language and behaviour patterns to create the outcomes we want

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A key concept within NLP is the idea that we each form our own unique internal map or image of the world. This map is the result of the way we filter information about the world around us which we receive through our five senses.

NLP was originally developed in the 1970s as a way to model the language structure and behavioural patterns of a number of key therapists from the fields of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, in order to devise a system which could replicate their successful outcomes.

We all have our own unique mental filtering system which we use to process the millions of pieces of information which are constantly being absorbed through our five senses. The information is used to create our own internal mental map, through which we understand and relate to the world. We then give personal meaning to the information received, by assigning language to the internal images, sounds, tastes and smells. Our behaviours and responses occur as a result of these filtering processes and how we interpret the world through our internal map.

NLP in Therapy Sessions

The field of NLP covers a wide range of tools and techniques that can be used as a standalone therapy, or combined with other talking therapies to help you achieve your goal(s). Hypnotherapy was a major influence in the development of NLP and many Hypnotherapists use its techniques to help people with a wide variety of problems and issues.

NLP is often helpful in situations where you would like to feel or respond differently, such as fears and phobias or improving self confidence. As a Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner, I often combine elements from both therapies to enable you to develop a greater understanding of your behaviours and responses, whilst learning skills to help you reach your goals.

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Hypnotherapy, talking therapy and NLP are effective forms of therapy, however people respond differently and therefore results may vary from person to person. Full client commitment and participation is required. Listening to CDs / MP3s and carrying out other therapy tasks between sessions is an essential part of the process and this will be fully explained during your initial consultation.

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