Neuro-Linguistic Programming is usually known as NLP. It is an approach to therapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the 1970s. NLP’s creators state there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro-), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (programming), and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life. NLP teaches you how to “model” the skills of exceptional people, allowing anyone to acquire those skills. Often clients can have issues such as phobias resolved in as little as two or three sessions. The founders of NLP spent a long time watching effective therapists such as Fritz Perls and Milton Erickson and then amalgamated the techniques they witnessed into their method.
Like any modality, NLP works for some people better than others. For this reason I use it as part of my integrated approach along with hypnotherapy, regression, RTT and CBT.
I trained in NLP with John Plester at EAIH in Norwich.