NLP With Richard Bandler

Introduced by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, NLP has been around since the early 1980’s and popularized by Paul McKenna when he began trainings in NLP with Richard Bandler (in the UK).  I took my NLP Practitioner training with them both in London (2004).

NLP is probably more renowned in corporate training than any other quick-change technique.  Its fast and works directly with the subconscious mind enabling newly strengthened behaviours through the neural pathways of the brain.  What this means is that our habits and behaviours are laid down in such a way that they connect through the nervous system (and other regions).  The neural pathways are part of how all behaviours repeat themselves and are essential when you think about not having to learn new behaviours every day such as how to tie your shoelaces or make a cup of tea.

However when we develop unhelpful behaviours that we’d like to re-programme quickly then NLP is one of the quickest.  Part of what NLP uses are the sensory preferences you have.  Most people have a predominant sense of reference which shows itself in how we learn better by reading or listening to a set of instructions.  There are 5-senses, as we know, and in NLP terms they are known as submodalities.

  • Auditory
  • Smell
  • Kinesthetic
  • Taste
  • Visual

These are great informers in reading body language and it’s quite common to have more than one. What do you think yours is/are?  NLP is highly effective and works very well with hypnosis and the energy remedies mentioned above.