What is NLP Psychotherapy?
NLP is the study of human behavioural processes and communications in order to elicit strategies for behavioural modelling, to achieve change and success. NLP is the study of how we think, how we organise our mind, our memories, how we perceive the world internally and how we make decisions about what we believe or not, whether that belief empowers us or not. It’s been described as the technology of the mind, the science of achievement and the study of success.
NLP is also a study of communication – how we communicate with ourselves internally and with others and how we choose to interpret that communication unconsciously and respond to it. Our thoughts create our reactions and feelings. Often our thoughts are not positive or effective in producing healthy feelings or behaviours and NLP gives us the insight into how our thinking is unproductive, keeping us stuck and more importantly how to change those strategies to produce a more beneficial effect on ourselves and therefore others.
NLP is recognised by the UK Council for Psychotherapy and accredited by the Association for NLP and the Neuro-linguistic Psychotherapy and Counselling Association. Angela Jullings trained as a Trainer of NLP over a period of 3 years and it underpins the way she works as a whole.
How does it work & how can NLP help me?
Our thoughts, or peception about something, creates our emotional responses. If we can change our perception about a situation, a memory or person, we can change our feelings and our behaviours. NLP is a powerful avenue for changing the way in which we perceive the world, by changing the way we “think” about certain things. NLP helps us understand ourselves and others, elicit painful behaviours, responses and communications and change them so that we achieve a happier, more successful life for ourselves.
In psychotherapy, NLP allows dramatic changes to take place, often rapidly. It is effective in treating many conditions, such as phobias, fears, over eating, smoking, etc. Situations or memories that previously triggered overwhelming or upsetting feelings can be changed to trigger positive feelings. As all behaviour is a "strategy", as well as being unconscious, we can model new behaviours, such as confidence, with NLP. It is an immensely effective and enjoyable way to access the potential of our mind.
NLP is a profound tool for personal change. When we learn to monitor and challenge our thoughts, we empower ourselves. It grew originally out of the study of innovative and effective therapy. Here is a brief summary of how NLP is helpful in various areas:
Relationships and Couples Therapy
Using NLP in your relationships deepens rapport and understanding as well as enhancing communication. It can highlight why you and your partner aren't "seeing eye to eye", for example, and give strategies to change that.
Management and Leadership
NLP is a valuable tool for developing communication, rapport and flexibility skills as well as leadership and influencing skills. NLP helps with sales performances as well as goal setting and strategies.
Education and Parenting
NLP can help us develop strategies that dramatically improve spelling as well as retention and retrieval of information. It can improve communication skills and access the ideal mental state for absorbing information and learning. As a parent you can learn how to communicate with your child more effectively and positively. Have you always wondered why when you ask your child "not" to do something they invariably do that very thing you wanted them to avoid doing? NLP can help you understand why this happens and how to guide your child's behaviour in the way you wish to.
Phobias, fears, confidence
NLP can help us change the way we think about certain situations and therefore respond to them in a much more healthy and positive way, eliminating or reducing fears and phobias.
Angela works with a range of conditions and issues using NLP. For more information, call her on 07736 480 376 or email her via the contact form.