What is NLP?
NLP stands for ‘Neuro Linguistic Programming‘. NLP looks at the way in which we think, store and process our thoughts (Neuro), the language patterns we use (Linguistic) and our behaviours (Programming) and how these interact to have a positive (or negative) effect on us as individuals.
It is a collection of a wide range of methods and models, which create an understanding of thought process and behaviour. The founders of NLP studied the best, most effective methods from therapists and psychotherapists known to excel as the leaders in their field, and created an extensive set of tools and techniques which can be used to facilitate powerful, quick and long-lasting change in both individuals and organisations.
NLP’s popularity has grown rapidly within the coaching and therapy fields and is frequently referred to as the “instruction manual for your mind” as it focuses on ‘how’ we do things and the way we store our experiences in our mind. By understanding how we create our experiences we can then choose to enhance or change them to bring about positive changes.
How does it work?
The majority of our thoughts and behaviours come from out of our awareness, commonly known as the unconscious mind. I use a wide range of methods and models working with the conscious and unconscious mind to establish how your thoughts, behaviours, values and beliefs keep you within your current situation. I can then rapidly change whatever we need to bring about a positive change in your life, increase self-awareness, improve communication and change outdated patterns of behaviour. Despite sounding relatively complicated (not helped by a strange sounding name!) NLP is practical, fun and extremely effective with extremely rapid results. I completely tailor these interactive techniques with other styles to suit your preferences, beliefs and desired style of coaching/therapy.
How can it help you?
NLP has a strategy and technique to help with almost everything. That's why I love it! Whether you have things that are limiting you......want to be more successful but don't how to ...... want to be rid of low mood, anxiety or phobias.... want to communicate more effectively.... and so much more, NLP can help. We use it in conjunction with other therapies and methods for the best results, dependent upon the change you are seeking. We will talk this through with you during your free consultation and answer any questions you have. Our policy is one of total openness and honesty and we will advise you on whether we are suited for each other and the best solution for you throughout our relationship.
What can you expect?
NLP has many varied techniques that are fun, interactive, insightful and effective. I start by chatting and exploring what you want and what you 'do' currently that stops you having what you want. Together, we will identify your style of thinking, your beliefs and own resources and together find more beneficial ways to be. We then have fun using the tools and techniques to create the changes. The only things I need from you are 100% commitment to the change, total honesty with yourself and your coach and an open mind to learn more about yourself!
Is it safe?
Yes! Totally! Safety and ethical practice are of uttermost importance to me, and are my highest priority in everything I do.
Are you in control?
Absolutely. I understand that this is a natural concern for people. You can be assured that everything I do in our sessions is in line with your outcome, is with your permission and is within your full control. The changes only ever come from within you, in line with what you want, so you have all the power! I am just your guide and assist you in facilitating the processes.
Is it for You?
Everyone has different beliefs and wants different things out of coaching. I understand that NLP may be quite a new concept for some people and can sound a bit puzzling to start with! It was puzzling to me as well until I had studied extensively on the speciality, saw and individually experienced the effects it has and the changes it makes. The best results come from an open and curious mind excited at the prospect of what learnings and insights it will bring you. I have many ways to help you create change that is right for you that involve a more coaching or conversational style according to your wishes. I will never ask you to do something without your permission, although do expect us to stretch you and push the boundaries of your comfort zone to help you reach your desired outcome. That is my job!