NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming and is the study of using neuro linguistic techniques to model other people’s behavior (assuming that they have a characteristic that you desire), and understanding how we do things internally (in our minds and with our bodies) before we take action and get results.
Richard Bandler and John Grinder are the co-founders of this field of study and coined the term NLP because of their belief that the mind (neuro), language (linguistic), and our experiences growing up (programming) all have an inherent effect on how we process the world and thus create our realities. By better understanding the relationship between these things we can gain control of our lives and have more success, happiness, etc.
Bandler and Grinder formed their ideas through modeling successful therapists like Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir, Gregory Bateson, and most notably, world-renowned hypnotherapist Milton Erickson.
NLP and neuro linguistic techniques have been used and applied in many different areas including, therapy, counseling, sports, sales, team building, management training, and life coaching.
In my work as a FasterEFT Practitioner I have found certain NLP techniques to be extremely valuable and even integral in making lasting changes with my clients. I consider it to be a valuable tool and an important field of study for anyone interested in achieving excellence, communicating better, or even making small changes in their lives.