Tuesday, 31 July 2012

CASE 415 - NLP

NLP could be described the application of the placebo effect. It involves doing whatever you can to make a person believe they’re going to change, and as such relies heavily upon your combined preconceptions. It uses some cunning quirks of language and exploits behavioural patterns to deepen a person’s responsiveness to suggestion. Really, it’s a model for learning.

Neuro-linguistic programming is a User manual for the brain – NLP enables you to understand and become more aware of what makes you (and others around you) tick – how you think (consciously and unconsciously), how you feel, how you communicate, how you behave and how you make sense of the world around you. And once you understand what makes you tick then you can change how you think, feel or behave at ANY moment you choose. Maximum flexibility means maximum possibility of success.NLP is a mindset. YOU are in control of your thinking, your actions and YOUR results. NLP can provide you with tools to enable you to achieve your specific goals successfully and consistently in all areas of your life.

There are NO limits: the only limits are in your mind. You are the only thing holding you back. NLP can help you overcome your limiting decisions, limiting beliefs and dump the negative emotions you spent so much energy carrying around. NLP can provide you with the skills to communicate and influence more effectively. NLP can teach you how to build and maintain rapport, an essential component of any successful relationship, be it at work or at home. Imagine if you could connect, so easily and effortlessly, with other people such that you could sell any idea to them. NLP can help replace conflict in a relationship with trusting collaboration.

Super powers: NLP can enhance your performance in meetings, presentations and negotiations and it can help you be truly exceptional at setting effective and compelling goals for yourself and others. NLP’s basic concept is modelling – such that you can model any excellent behaviour or skill that someone else has and install it in yourself.

NLP can help facilitate rapid and massive change in a person which some people can only equate to you being brainwashed into some sort of cult or weird religion. Considering NLP was developed by a couple of academics it’s developed an interesting public persona that means it’s sometimes associated with brainwashing, manipulation and a ‘get what you want no matter the cost to someone else’ kind of attitude…. NLP or no NLP, there are good people in this world and there’s those who only care about themselves. It could possibly be used by major corporations in their advertisments, government propagandaand government agencies.

Dodgy standards: there are hundreds of different groups, associations, boards and certification standards. There no single global standard that every Practitioner or Master Practitioner course complies with, and for that matter there’s no countrywide standard in most places. Courses can range from unprofessional and downright useless through to professional and informative. It’s hit and miss unless you have at least some insider knowledge and references from other people. The realisation that you are in control of your thoughts, your actions and ultimately your destiny can be daunting and can weigh heavy at first. Remember baby steps will add up to giant leaps….

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