How Mastering Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Makes Your Coaching Practice Exceptional
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) was born from a desire to discover “the difference that makes the difference”. It’s a body of knowledge and methodology that unlocks the secrets of effective people.
It addresses these questions:
- Why is it that people with similar education, training, background, and years of experience achieve a widely different range of results – from excellent to average?
- What is it that makes some people excel while others don’t?
- Are they born with it or is it something that can be learned?
By looking at factors such as education, business and therapy and then studying how successful people communicated (verbal language, body language, eye movements, and the like) John Grinder and Richard Bandler, from the University of California in Santa Cruz, were able to discover patterns of thinking that enhance a person’s ability to excel at what he or she does. They discovered that the brain can learn the healthy patterns and behaviors and that this can be used to produce positive physical and emotional results. They went on to uncover ways to duplicate the behavior and competence of highly effective individuals.
How can Neuro-Linguistic Programming help you in your spiritually inspired coaching practice?
NLP is a set of tools which shows you how to run your mind. When you study NLP, you’ll discover a body of practical techniques derived from studying the internal processing of the mind and how that processing shapes external behavior. You’ll learn how you can use mental processes to create desired internal states, such as peace, calm, strength and confidence.
Once you learn how to create more resourceful states and to “short-circuit” un-resourceful ones, like overwhelm, fear, and anxiety, you empower yourself and you can, in turn, empower your clients to behave more effectively. Outstandingly, you will possess a life skill that lets you intentionally choose how you want to respond to, not react to, any life event.
What Makes Neuro-Linguistic Programming different from other approaches?
Having studied and worked using traditional therapy models and NLP, here are some of the differences we’ve discovered:
Traditional psychotherapy uses categories of personality-type or psychopathology. NLP is process and structure oriented, not classification oriented and its focus is purely on results.
Traditional psychotherapy is based on classical theory of human behavior. NLP is based on ‘modeling’ rather than ‘theory’. A model is a description of how something works, without any assumption regarding why it might be that way.
Traditional therapy asks WHY we do things. NLP explores HOW we do them.
Traditional therapy views emotions and symptoms as a sign that something is wrong. NLP knows that emotions and physical symptoms are information and is curious about unlocking the message.
Traditional therapy views people as broken and needing to be fixed. NLP assumes that there’s nothing wrong with their clients; they simply need access to the appropriate resources.
In traditional therapy, behaviors equal the sum of people’s actions. In NLP, behaviors include thought structures like beliefs and values, patterns and sequences of cognition, memory, sensory representation, linguistic structures in thinking.
Traditional therapy views the past as a problem. NLP views the past as a framework to understand a person’s construct of the future.
Traditional therapy is time consuming and progress can be painfully slow. NLP offers rapid and easy-to-learn skills that produce powerful effects in a short period of time.
No matter what your field – health, personal development, parenting, business or communication – NLP is an invaluable tool that you can use personally and professionally in your coaching practice, as you assist yourself and your clients achieve excellence in what they do.
Are you ready to master the core skills, which will be the basis for learning more complex processes for personal growth, healing and achieving excellence? We would love to work with you and teach you specific tools for personal and professional performance, life balance, business achievement and sports/athletic performance. Click here to learn more.
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