Excellence is something that most people want. So much so that many of these people would go through years of education, training, programs, and many more, in order to achieve excellence in something. Aside from these, a particular field of study in psychotherapy is growing in popularity because of its promise to help people be successful in what they are doing.
This field of study is the NLP or neuro-linguistic programming. It is all about programming one’s brain for success and excellence. This is done by using applying models or patterns of other people’s thoughts, perception, and behavior – people who are successful and excellent in a particular aspect of their lives.
Although the NLP uses models of successful and effective people to help others, there is no clear-cut strategy or technique for one. Each person, no matter how similar he or she may be to another, is ultimately unique. Because of this, the NLP is not about getting a model and using it consistently for everyone. Despite its successes, what works for one may not necessarily work for others. It is about finding and using what works.
In over thirty years since the NLP was first created and developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, it has been widely applied in many different fields. Below are just some of them.
Self Development. Among the first applications of the NLP is in self development. It is being used to change bad habits, get out of depression, be more focused, enjoy life, be more organized, control anxiety, be motivated, and many more. Basically, it helps you improve whatever it is you want to improve on and to become whatever it is that you want to be.
Communication and Sales. Since communication is the main tool that the neuro-linguistic programming uses to “mold” a person into something, it is also being widely used to improve communication skills.
Health and Therapy. Traumas, phobias, and psychosomatic illnesses are also being addressed using the neuro-linguistic programming. Many find promise in this application because many believe that the mind has the power to heal one’s own body.
Business and Wealth. The numerous seminars on financial freedoms and wealth courses use the concepts of the NLP as well. This is the same for leadership and management seminars.
Learning and Creativity. It is also being used to address learning disorders and in developing creativity.
Relationships. It also helps develop better relationships with others, whether it’s with a friend, a sibling, a parent, a co-worker, an employer, and just about anyone.