What is NLP used for?
When you think about your life and how it’s working out for you, how do you think you would answer? For most of us the answer is “it’s complicated!”
If we’re ever to truly untangle all those challenges that muddle our feelings and frustrate our efforts, it’s a good idea to thoroughly explore what it really means to be a complex individual coming up against a complex world. That’s exactly where we start with NLP.
NLP training, starts with exploring who you really are by looking at the unconscious filters and biases that colour how you encounter the world around you. From this platform we introduce techniques that help you identify and modify your limitations and your strengths, freeing you to enjoy happiness, independence and successes – both personally and professionally.
When we take our first steps in NLP training, we look at the three things going on internally that shape how we see the external world:
- What we see
- What we hear
- How we feel
We all experience the same world, but the way we perceive it and react to situations is what makes us all different, and what makes us who we are. By paying close attention to our subjective experiences, we learn a great deal about ourselves. By observing the unique way that we order and react to information from the outside world, we also gain valuable insights into how we can change and improve.
Part of this is identifying unhelpful patterns and structures – and modifying them. By exploring ways of organising thoughts and feelings that aren’t working for us, we can recognise and manage them. We can examine how we take on board, process and react to stimuli from the outside world and take control over how that process occurs. That way, rather than suffering as the result of “negative” experiences, our behaviour and emotional well-being can actually learn, grow and benefit in order to cope better with future situations.