Psychology, Hypnotherapy, Linguistics and Anthropology. Then, they were modeled and by pulling together all of their observations, Richard Bandler and John Grinder named it and developed NLP.
Neuro Linguistic Programming includes many techniques. As a client you will be most interested in the results from these techniques. John Overdurf is my instructor.
Here are the basics of Neuro Linguistic Programming according to John:
1. Know Your Outcome
People respond best when they know what they want as opposed to what they don’t want. It’s helpful to know what you don’t want, too. Start to envision (visualize) what your preferred life looks like. Identify what you are willing to live with and what you’re willing to do toward making changes. Once you can envision (see) what your best life looks like, you’ll be able to make good decisions that lead you down the path to that preferred outcome.
2. Be Flexible
Being flexible and adaptable is truly an asset. It doesn’t mean you’re going to compromise every time there’s conflict, or give up on your dreams – it simply means you’re willing and able to go with the curves life’s road sometimes takes. When you have a focused outcome, you’re also able to see different routes to get where you ultimately want to go. (There’s more than one way, you know!) When you haven’t got the outcome set in your mind, a bumpy ride might throw you off. Remember, you can always change your behavior and your route without altering your preferred outcome.
3. Use Your Senses with Precision (There are signs all along the way)
To reach your outcome, you’ve got to know whether you’re getting closer to it or further away. Learn to read feedback. Learn to reassess along the way. Learn to take risks and challenge yourself. And, most importantly, remember that failure is only feedback.
4. Take Action – Now!
This is personal power. Make a decision. Take an action. Do something. Now! You can always change your path if one decision doesn’t get you to where you want to go. Again, when your ultimate goal is solid, you can use your decision-making and coping skills to guide you. Do it now! It’s all temporary anyway, and you can always change course.
5. Ask How, not Why
When your goal is solid and vivid, and you’ve clearly and carefully assessed why you want to achieve this to a precise level of performance that’s rooted in your core values, simply ask yourself next: how can I best reach my goals with the tools and skills I have within me? You make a plan, strategize your best routes, and, GO!