What is NLP?

NLP is a system of skills and tools to increase effectiveness in communication and for creating results driven outcomes. It is recognized worldwide as a key to unlocking human potential. It is often referred to as a user’s manual for effective living.

NLP is the world’s most powerful methodology for helping people create success and experience fulfillment in their lives.

The name Neuro-Linguistic Programming symbolizes how the relationship between the brain, language and our programmed behaviors affect what we create and how we act on opportunities in life. Since our experience is the basis for our beliefs, values and assumptions, we act and react in direct relation to our perceptions.

You could think of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) as an owner’s manual for the human brain. It’s the study of how we think, feel and act, marked by an intense curiosity about how human beings get the results they do.

Since NLP is the practice of understanding how people organize their thinking, feeling, language and behavior to produce the results they do, a key element is that we form our unique internal mental maps of the world as a product of the way we filter and perceive information absorbed through our five senses from the world around us.


Each individual has established their own unique mental filtering system for processing the millions of bits of data being absorbed through the senses. Our first mental map of the world is constituted of internal images, sounds, tactile awareness, internal sensations, tastes and smells that form as result of the neurological filtering process. We then assign personal meaning to the information being received from the world outside.


We also form our mental maps by assigning language to the internal images, sounds and feelings, tastes and smells, thus forming everyday conscious awareness. We then communicate both verbally and nonverbally to achieve our desired outcomes and express our experience.


We then have a behavioral response that occurs as a result of neurological filtering processes and the subsequent linguistic maps. We are excellent in certain capabilities, mediocre in some and incompetent in others. Some of our ‘programming’ helps us to get our outcomes, while some hinder us. The good news is we can reprogram ourselves and others.


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