What is NLP?

Neuro-Linguistic Programming was developed in the late 70’s by a mathematician called Richard Bandler and a linguist, John Grinder. While they were involved in a study of people who were excellent communicators and catalysts of personal change in others, they asked themselves: “What makes the difference between someone who is merely competent at something and someone who excels at the same skills?” The answer to this question produced a model to help us understand how we perceive the world and organise our thinking, skills, feelings and behaviour.

NLP is a set of guiding principles, attitudes, knowledge, skills and techniques. It can be used remedially to help you get more out of life. It can help to uncover or change whatever is holding you back. It can be used productively to. help you to make far-reaching positive changes beyond the original problem.

NLP also provides the tools to make excellence more easily attainable because if you are achieving excellence yourself it can he modelled, developed and used to teach others.

Why And For Whom Is NLP Useful?

  • When your effectiveness depends on your ability to communicate.
  • When you have to get your point across to a variety of people.
  • When you need to be able to trigger motivation in yourself and others.
  • Take the pain out of implementing organisation and personal change.
  • When you need to address health issues – self and others.
  • Inculcate a spirit of curiosity and joy of learning.
  • Shorten the sales cycle and guarantee customer satisfaction.
  • Increase self-knowledge and self-esteem.
  • Improve relationships.
  • Take control of your own emotions.
  • Set goals that are really meaningful and achieve them.

What do you work with?

  • Attitude – develop curiosity, flexibility and love of learning.
  • Relationship skills – how to get on better with anyone
  • Questioning and influencing skills – how to gather high quality information and
  • influence others with words.
  • Thinking skills – how to run your own brain.
  • States of Excellence – how to manage your feelings.
  • Beliefs – how to change them.
  • Purpose – what is really important to you in life?
  • Change Techniques – probably the most powerful and rapid change technique around.
  • Wisdom – to know the difference between appropriate and inappropriate work – the ecology of change (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!).

Who will benefit from NLP training?

NLP is a synthesis of different disciplines and offers a systematic means to achieving consistently outstanding results across a broad spectrum of experience. It has been successfully applied to business, education, healthcare, sport and therapy amongst many other things.

The tools apply to all human activity – “NLP IS ABOUT BEING HUMAN”


  • Interaction with leading-edge technology
  • Increased productivity and motivation
  • Enhanced negotiation, presentation skills and influence
  • Achievement of personal and professional goals.
  • Many companies have studied the difference between good and outstanding employees.
  • The learning has been applied to train other people in the company to achieve outstanding results.


  • Applicability in all fields e.g. Art therapy; Dance Therapy; Drama Therapy;
  • Sound Therapy, and is the basis of Psycho-Neuro-Immunology PN I.
  • Increased effectiveness with clients and patient.
  • New ways of working.
  • Briefer and more successful ways of intervention.


  • New strategies for training and teaching
  • New leaming techniques
  • New motivation strategies


  • Improve physical and emotional well-being
  • Develop personal directions and goals
  • Change negative attitudes
  • Understand better and optimise personal potential

How to find the Best NLP training

There has been an enormous upsurge of interest in NLP in recent years and currently there is no real control over training standards. As NLP can be an important investment of your time and money, you need to check out the quality of the training you are being offered.

Check out the trainers

  • Do they walk their talk?
  • Shop around and make comparisons.
  • Ask for their credentials.
  • Look for a good track record.
  • Check out the Culture

A good number of people with a wide range of backgrounds on a course is vital. You learn most by working with a group of people who are different from you.

Lastly, remember that learning NLP should be FUN!

Next, learn more about Inspiritu’s view on NLP.