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Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP, first developed in the in 70’s from the extensive work of John Grinder, a linguistics professor and Richard Bandler, a mathematics and IT research student, at the University of Santa Cruz, California. It also draws on the work of Noam Chomsky, Alfred Korzybsthe ki, Gregory Bateson (systemic therapy), Fritz Pearls, Virginia Satir (family therapy) and Milton Erickson (hypnosis).
NLP explores the relationship between neurological processes (“neuro”), language (“linguistic”) and experiential behaviors (“programming”). NLP Coaching is about increasing self-awareness. It is about finding where your really are, knowing where you want to go and find ways that leads you toward your destination.
NLP provides an extensive set of tools and skills which can be used to facilitate powerful, relatively quick and long-lasting change in both individuals and organizations. It is a collection of methods and models, which create an understanding of thought process and behavior, along with an opportunity for desired change. At the heart of the NLP Coaching is a process called modeling. It is the study of the subjective experience and the pursuit of excellence.
NLP Coaching focuses on the present, not on the past. It focuses on solutions, not problems. Instead of asking the questions, “Why the do I have that problem?” and “Why I am stuck?,” we ask questions like, “What is my situation right now? “Where do I want to achieve?” and “What are the resources I need to get there?”
The model of NLP encompasses three different areas:
The main foundations or assumptions within NLP includes the following:
For the NLP coaching to be successful, the clients need to commit to the coaching process. Commitment is not easy as normally the clients already have many commitments in their lives (family, work, friends etc.) and now they need the time, effort and resources to commit to additional issue. It is important to note that coaching is not only an intellectual, but also emotional. The clients must be motivated to invest emotionally and take the necessary steps to act outside of their emotional comfort zone.
NLP promotes skills and techniques that enable the clients to learn the following:
In summary, NLP coaching share elements of counseling, therapy, teaching, consulting and mentoring, while it focus on present and the future, while building on strengths and actions. NLP coaching is designed to teach people how to heal the past, shape the future and live more fully. It can help you achieve excellence in your life, no matter what you desire.
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