What is NLP?
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) was developed by studying the natural thought processes of exceptional achievers, and makes their talents available to you, maximizing your potential both personally and professionally!
With its revolutionary approach to human inter- & intra- communication and human potential development techniques, Neuro-Linguistic Programming NLP has helped millions of people all over the world overcome fears, increase confidence, enrich life, improve learning and achieve greater success.
“NEURO” refers to the nervous system where our experiences are received and processed through our five senses. “LINGUISTIC” represents the language that we use – both verbal and non-verbal, that codes, organizes and gives meaning to our mental representations. “PROGRAMMING” is a computer metaphor that refers to our ability to discover and use the programs that we all mentally run. In short, NLP is about how to run our brain in a productive way to consistently achieve the results that we want.
“NLP may be the most powerful vehicle for change in existence”
– Modern Psychology Magazine
The Presuppositions of NLP
- The ability to change the process by which we experience reality is more often valuable than changing the content of our experience of reality.
- The meaning of the communication is the response you get.
- All distinctions human beings are able to make concerning our environment and our behavior can be usefully represented through the visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory, and gustatory senses.
- The resources an individual needs in order to effect a change are already within them.
- The map is not the territory.
- The positive worth of the individual is held constant, while the value and appropriateness of internal and/or external behavior is questioned.
- There is a positive intention motivating every behavior, and a context in which every behavior has value.
- Feedback vs. Failure – All results and behaviors are achievements, whether they are desired outcomes for a given task/context, or not.
The History of NLP
In the late ’70s, Richard Bandler and his collaborator, John Grinder, uniquely and intensely studied some of the most exceptional people in the fields of psychology, hypnosis and communications. Their findings and resulting original techniques were revealed in their first two books, The Structure of Magic I and The Structure of Magic II. Bandler and Grinder named their truly innovated field Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP. In the past 30 years, NLP has been growing in use and popularity all over the world with therapists, healers, hypnotherapists, business professionals and top personal development coaches and speakers.
As a NLP Practitioner certification program, Bennett/Stellar University’s program is rated #1 with students who have attended other NLP courses. In addition, this course has NLP developer Richard Bandler’s personal stamp of approval. In fact, Richard Bandler awards and signs your NLP certifications, which is similar to having your psychology degree signed by Sigmund Freud! There is no greater credential for a practitioner in the art of NLP.
"I highly recommend Michael Bennett of Bennett/Stellar University. He is continually updating his training with the most up-to-date skills I have developed and is one of the few centers licensed internationally through the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming..."
- Richard Bandler, Creator of NLP
WHO BENEFITS FROM NLP
“Due to its simplicity and effectiveness, NLP™ has been used by Fortune 100 companies and therapists, consultants and sales people, teachers and health professionals. You will learn how to replicate the internal processes used by others in order to accomplish tasks effectively. You will also learn how to assist others in changing and how to tailor your own communications to become irresistible” .
Life Coaches learn a simple rule, when will is in conflict with imagination – imagination will always win. The techniques of NLP provide skills, which reveal critical information and the ability to change their client’s, and their own, programming at a subconscious level. This makes their client’s achieving his or her goals a natural process instead of one where clients find themselves struggling.
Mental Health Professionals learn new skills and applications that supplement their own techniques and gain additional insights into helping clients make the changes that support their own healing process.
Medical Professionals learn complementary healing techniques that improve their patients’ recovery rates. You also learn how to elicit quality information from your patients and help them to become more comfortable and receptive to treatment.
Body Workers such as Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Reflexologists and Physiotherapists learn effective verbal and psychological skills that will reinforce healing and relaxation. Communicate with confidence and begin to facilitate powerful healing by understanding the psychosomatic relationship between your clients state of mental well-being and physical health.
Counselors and Parents gain new insights into the learning process and learn effective teaching strategies plus powerful motivational tools that consistently lead to success.
Managers and Entrepreneurs use the information to develop strong teamwork and relationships. Negotiations and problem solving sessions are enhanced to create solution oriented, win-win approaches. You will be able to dramatically reduce miscommunication and increase productivity.
Trainers and Educators learn new paradigms for inspiring and engaging students as well as effective techniques for dealing with challenging learning environments. You will be able to identify your own and your student’s learning strategy and thinking preference. This will enable you to develop a more effective delivery.
Sales Professionals learn to build strong rapport, elicit and fulfill the criteria and values of clients and develop effective strategies for handling buyer’s remorse or future objections so that the sale is long term and mutually satisfying. With the mastery of NLP and hypnotic Language patterns, you will be able to sell with an irresistible influence.
Artists including Singers, Musicians, Writers and Actors overcome inner blocks and enhance creativity. Learn specific skills that will help you promote yourself and your work as a professional. You will learn how to connect to your unlimited inner resource and accelerate your abilities to express, create and perform.
CEOs & Business Owners are impressed with the immediate effects the information from these seminars have in business. Their ability to establish clear goals and then consistently access the course of action and resources to achieve them, produces extraordinary results.
Lawyers, Consultants and Leaders in many areas acquire elegant tools for taking their work to deeper levels with greater consciousness and certainty. The style and spirit of NLP consistently results in the ability to influence with integrity.
Athletes and Others who want to access their personal skills, techniques and beliefs to make it possible to realize their full potential both personally and professionally. In fact, anyone who interacts with people in any capacity or desires personal enhancement can definitely benefit by learning these advanced mind technologies.
For those interested in NLP Careers, Bennett / Stellar university offers training in NLP to the Master Practitioner level. We are a licensed school approved by the prestigious Society of NLP.