Sunday, October 3, 2010

NLP Training

I can't believe I have done this blog for so long and never even touched on NLP or Neuro-linguistic programming.
I guess maybe the last two entries with Tony Robbins got me to thinking about it again.
Tony actually did NLP training at one point, having been taught by one of the co-founders of NLP, John Grinder.

I looked up NLP in the Oxford English Dictionary, and got this...

neurolinguistic programming
n. a model of interpersonal communication chiefly concerned with the relationship between successful patterns of behaviour and the subjective experiences (esp. patterns of thought) underlying them; a system of alternative therapy based on this which seeks to educate people in self-awareness and effective communication, and to change their patterns of mental and emotional behaviour.

Quite a mouthful huh?

I looked it up in the Skeptic's Dictionary and got way more than a mouthful.
But then again, they hate everything...LOL

But basically what NLP is supposed to do is explore the links between how we think, how we communicate with each other and our emotional and behavior patterns.

So to achieve success, you have to create a rich image of the goal (sound familiar?), and you must imitate (or model) and internalize the appropriate behavioral patterns.

Probably the most important point of NLP is the Modeling technique.
It's a 5 step process:

1. First you have to identify an expert in something that you want to model. C
You have to create life lines and a well-formed outcome for this project.

2. You observe and mimic the expert in the field of his (or her) expertise.
Direct access is the best way, but video and audio can work as well.

3. Now, without the expert there, you have to practice until you react the same way the expert does to circumstances.
You distill his (or her) essence down and literally discover what makes them tick.

4. Then you codify the model in some way by video, or some other medium.

5. Now the hard part (LOL), you have to teach the model to someone else.
IF the person you taught it to can get the same results as the person you modeled, then you have succeeded.

If my explanation of the 5 steps confused you, you can go to the Neuro-linguistic Programming and Research website, take a look around and see if this looks like something you may be interested in.

1 comment:

Samual James said...

i am actually a bit confused about what you said in those 5 steps, as for me i have seen the effects of NLP on my brother. He has taken a NLP course some time back and he seem like a totally different person now in terms of i was also thinking to refer to some books of NLP to start learning about it.

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