Frequently Asked Questions about NLP
Define NLP succinctly!
This is a
common request and not an easy one to fulfil because NLP covers such a wide
field and has so many diverse
applications. The following are just a few ways of defining it
NLP is a method of personal development - a tool for improving your own
and others' performance
It is also a model of effective communication - a practical and
pragmatic collection of insights and methods that can enable you to
improve how you communicate with yourself and others
And it is a means of modelling - or creating models of human
...NLP is a simple yet
powerful approach to personal and professional development. It is based on
the study of successful human performance in which the methods of very
effective people are studied.
results are then distilled into easily learned ‘techniques’ and presented in
workshops - making each workshop a valuable short-cut to more successful
living. In a few hours you can learn what may have taken others years to
discover in a trial and error manner.
There is more information about what is NLP here:
What is NLP?.
Can you explain the name 'Neuro-Linguistic Programming'
It is explained here:
Why might it
NLP provides you with
a means to make changes in your own life and to assist others in doing the
same. It provides you with
insights into how people think and behave|
dynamic personal change techniques|
advanced communication skills.|
There's more information here,
Give a few examples of how I could
benefit from learning NLP?
find more information about its applications
Does learning NLP involve
lots of study?
NLP is not an
intellectual process. On the contrary NLP is very behavioural. It is about
what you do with what you know rather than
with what you know.
For example, you can do the entire 20 day
NLP Practitioner Certification Training without reading any books
on the subject other than the training manual.
However becoming skilful with NLP does require lots of
practise. And you can do this in your everyday activities and interactions
with friends and colleagues.
necessary to attend a 'Practitioner'
No. You can obtain lots of benefit from attending a shorter training such as
our NLP Core Skills
as long as you recognise that merely attending is not enough - you also have
to practise what you learn.
introductory workshop you learn techniques and you practise them. This is
useful and interesting but if you want to gain maximum value from attending
determine that you will devote a few minutes daily to applying what you have
Has it been scientifically
No, nor does NLP make
any claims to be scientific or to be based on studies that compare the
average behaviour of one group with the average behaviour of another.
NLP is a model of what works in individual performance. It is based on the
working principle that if one person can do
something then, given similar physical characteristics, anyone else can
learn to do the same by modelling and integrating into their own repertoire
the skills and attitude of the successful person.
working principle may or may not be literally true
it leads to some quite remarkable improvements in personal performance.
More information about NLP
NLP - what's
in it for me?
How to learn NLP
7 tips for
choosing an NLP training provider
NLP Core Skills - our course in the New Forest
What people have said about
By Reg Connolly,
Director of Training, Pegasus NLP