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Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) for Personal Growth

Neuro Linguistic Programming: A proven vehicle for accelerated human change

NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. NLP is a model of communication that focuses on identifying and using patterns of thought that influence a person's behavior as a means of improving the quality and effectiveness of their lives.

It offers a paradigm of how the brain works (Neuro), about how language interacts with the brain (linguistic) and how we use this interaction to get the results we want for ourselves and others (programming).

NLP is an effective proven vehicle for accelerated human change, radically altering the 'old way' of lengthy psychotherapy.

NLP was initially created by linguist Dr John Grinder and computer scientist and Gestalt therapist Dr Richard Bandler right here in Santa Cruz UCSC.

Together they produced a linguistic model that identified the language patterns of a few gifted individuals such as hypnotherapist Milton Erickson, MD, Fritz Perls of Gestalt therapy, anthropologist Gregory Bateson and Virginia Satir of family systems therapy.

The synthesis of their findings, a blend of cognitive and behavioral science, resulted in the technology known as Neuro Linguistic Programming. In the 20+ years since it was first developed, NLP has grown, changed and expanded, and it continues to do so today. Click here to see the list of available downloads


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