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What Is NLP?

Definition: NLP, or Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the study of human excellence and communication.

At The Coaching Institute, we see it as so much more than that. Understanding NLP allows you to take control of your state, emotions and behavior. It allows you to transform your thought patterns to become more effective and facilitate positive change in others.

First Developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder back in the 1970’s, NLP and it’s developments have become ever more popular in the education world. Famed for its phenomenal stack of tools and techniques NLP is credited with assisting thousands of people in overcoming blocks and reaching their true potential.

NLP begins with “modelling” – Studying an expert in the field and then breaking down the process of what makes them successful into thoughts, beliefs, values and actions. By doing this you unlock the ability to replicate the same awesome results and discover the core aspects of success.

NLP Master Practitioner, June 2013



Some of the Beliefs of NLP

1 There are no resistant clients, only inflexible communicators.
2 People are not their behaviours. Accept the person, change the behaviour
3 Behaviour is geared for adaptation, and present behaviour is the best choice available. Every behaviour is motivated by a positive intent.
4 Calibrate on behaviour. The most important information about a person is that person's behaviour.
5 The map is not the territory.
6 You are in charge of your mind, and therefore your results.
7 People have all the resources they need to succeed and to achieve their desired outcomes.
8 There is only feedback. There is no failure, only feedback.
9 The meaning of communication is the response you get.

NLP Today - Meta Dynamics & the Evolution of NLP

Today NLP is used extensively by coaches, sales professionals, business leaders and educators as a way of assisting their clients to achieve maximum results easily and quickly.

But as the market and economy has evolved so must NLP. In June 2013 Sharon Pearson and The Coaching Institute launched their latest thinking model and change methodology, Meta Dynamics. Meta Dynamics takes NLP’s building blocks and adapts them to best serve our market today. We see this model as the future of our industry as it easily and effectively guides users to the results they desire.

This is the natural evolution of NLP and it has already been recognised for achieving some staggering results.

Read more about the Meta Dynamics Methodology.

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