Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

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

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.

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What is NLP?

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. This 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 mental 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 goal(s).

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Hypnotherapy, NLP and Talking Therapies have a good track record in helping people to make lasting changes, however everyone responds differently and therefore results may vary from person to person. Your motivation and participation are the key to success, so you need to play your part too.

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