NLP stands for Neuro-linguistic Programming and is simply a process in which individuals communicate in striving to achieve their personal development or goals in life. This is a process akin to programming and developing skill sets that are beneficial in a person’s life.
NLP shapes an individual behavior especially that learned through what has been experienced. There has been a lot of controversy trying to explain this concept because people tend to associate it to both success and failures in life. The subject entails a close balance between success and failure where success is seen to originate from copying others.
Those who strive to dig deeper in understanding NLP usually get stuck between studying the whole concept or just some part of it. It becomes more complicated and confusing as you dig deeper to understand what it means in real life. In a nutshell, the programming helps people imitate or ape others successes and avoid failures. The human brain is very selective and only chooses what is easily achievable and avoids risks.
NLP is defined as the part of human being that through experience can be used to achieve specific set goals. When we imitate a person who is a hero, we only imitate his or her present state and not his entire past life. Our brains tend to pick on what is humanly possible to imitate and forget how we arrive at the state that we achieve.
The programming through NLP looks at what one has achieved and does not concern itself with how the goal was achieved. The process of arriving at a set goal or perfection is more important in life than just finding yourself at the top. Imitating other and doing what they do does not make you equal to them. You need to go through the entire process to be the same as they are or even better.
The NLP processes help in developing persuasion skills in humans, how people work or function and deal with the issues of counseling, coaching and therapies as well. It also helps in creating friendships even if it is for convenience sake. When our mind is programmed, we exude confidence and are able to build short term relationships with people next to us albeit for a short period. Speeches are born of the confidence that NLP helps us built and plays a major role in team participation and individual realization of life long goals.
NLP is enables one with the ability to induce trance which evokes imagination based on emotion leading to a better understanding of how humans act the way they do and why. This is the ability to influence others by using their values to make their own decisions through the use of language in a more effective way. This process of influencing is I actual sense a method of programming the human mind.
NLP is not an act of controlling the mind but a facilitator to enable others improves their lives in appositive way or in a more cognitive way. The concept is based on therapeutic change is a short period of time. NLP rides on the outcomes of verbal techniques applied in scenarios to effect positive change.