NLP is not easily defined, as anyone will find by browsing the net for a definition. For this reason, I am providing a simple description as it is related to our purpose & trainings here at NeuroSynergistics.
There are essentially two sides to NLP, the study of NLP and the practice of NLP.
The Study of NLP:
Simply defined, NLP is the Study of Excellence. To elaborate on this, NLP Modelers who focus on the Study of NLP seek out individuals who are top in their field or seem to be able to perform a task or skill in an unusually excellent way. Modelers study these individuals to elicit a strategy to find out exactly what these individuals do to achieve their level of excellence.
The Practice of NLP:
This is where the information gathered (the strategies) from the above process (the study of NLP) are then used to teach others to achieve similar results. This is obviously an oversimplified description of an extensive process, but it gives you a general idea of the concept behind NLP.
For our purposes here at NeuroSynergistics, we focus a lot on the ‘roots’ of NLP. In the early years of NLP those developing it started by modeling some of the top therapists in fields of psychoanalysis, hypnotherapy and family therapy. For this reason, many of the techniques taught in an NLP P trainings (including ours) focus around understanding non-verbal & verbal cues, building personal & professional connections, enhancing therapeutic, medical & practitioner settings. This is why so many of the early foundational understandings & strategies developed in NLP are still relevant for Practitioners today.
These early foundational understandings are also what have helped NLP modelers over the past 40+ years, develop the hundreds of strategies now available.
Our NLP Trainings focus on teaching both foundational skills that can be used in modeling as well as with practitioner work in helping clients and even better understanding overall communication with everyone in their lives. We also teach a variety of strategies that provide our practitioners with more tools to help their clients in a variety of ways.
Communication in NLP:
One of the most powerful aspects of a good NLP training is the foundational skills that include communication & rapport building skills. This area of focus alone can provide skills to enhance everyone in some area of their life and/or work. This is why people from all walks of life attend NLP trainings: Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Lawyers, Executives, Marketers, Teachers, Sales Associates, Writers, Sports Coaches, Consultants, Holistic & Alternative Practitioners, just to name a few.