N.L.P. (Neuro Linguistic Programming)

First developed by Grindler and Bander and their associates in the 1970's, NLP grew out of an initial fascination with language patterns. This then developed into a theory of "modelling excellence" - an idea that if a particular aptitude or behaviour can be fully understood, then it can also be replicated. Leaders and experts in many fields were questioned in a very specific way in order to learn what it was that made them excel. The knowledge gleaned could then lead to a "model" being developed which, if followed, would enable others to achieve similar results.

This was further developed into a therapeutic approach that can have real and very positive benefits when the structures are applied and adhered to. N.L.P. now comprises a vast body of knowledge, and has become a genuinely effective method of identifying and challenging behavioural patterns that cause distress and that would be greatly desirable to change.

N.L.P. has been found to be at its most effective in helping us to understand how we all function behaviourally and mentally; and through this understanding, the methods needed to effect change in our lives can be revealed and followed.


Mark Collin