Neuro Linguistic Programming 

James Golding 
Facilitating this weekend, James is an NLP Master Trainer and Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Principle. 
 
'In my clinical practice I use an eclectic mix of therapeutic approaches and include NLP in some form, everyday'. 
 
Date: April 8th & 9th 
 
Duration: Two Day Workshop 
 
Course Fee: £200 
 
Location: Marist school, West Byfleet, Surrey 
 
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Phone: 01932 341055 

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP, encompasses the three most influential components involved in the human experience: neurology, language and programming. Not necessarily an NLP explanation, however, programming might be considered as the way that we respond to our environment. 
 
N. The neurological system regulates bodily function. 
 
L. Language, determines how we communicate with other people and to a large degree how we feel, as the words that we hold are synaptically experienced. As we are listening to our own conversation, our words can be emotionally beneficial or detrimental; with understanding this could be our choice. 
 
P. Programming, determines the kind of models of the world we create from our experience.  
 
Neuro-Linguistic Programming explains the dynamics between mind (neuro), language (linguistic), and how this interaction affects our body and behavior (programming). 
 
NLP provides tools and skills for the development of states of individual excellence, but it also establishes a system of empowering beliefs and presuppositions about what human beings are, what communication is and what the process of change is all about. At another level, NLP is about self-discovery, exploring identity and mission. It also provides a framework for understanding and relating to the 'spiritual' part of the human experience, that part of us which reaches beyond us as individuals to our family, community and global systems. NLP is not only about competence and excellence, it is about wisdom and vision. 

Introducing Neuro Linguistic Programming 

The Syllabus Includes 

 
A) Presuppositions 
B) Outcome Planning 
C) Elements of NLP 
D) Precise Communication 
E) The Meta Model 
F) The NLP Communication Model 
G) VATK, Aids To Learning. 
H) Understanding Unspoken Mood Changes. 
I) Understanding Learning Styles By The Way People Speak. 
J) Transformational Grammar. 
K) How Linguistically We Misuse The Meta Model. 
L) The Benefits Of Chunking Up And Chunking Down. 
M) Complex Equivalence. 
N) Universal Quantifiers. 
Helping the client to understand the part they play in the errant behaviour, and showing the client how to change, can be challenging and effective. Helping the client to practise healthy thinking and behaviour usually is. This weekend is designed to help you to do just that. 

NLP is founded on two fundamental presuppositions: 

1. The Map Is Not The Territory. 
As human beings, we can never know reality. 
Our experience is internal. We can only know or understand our perception of reality, our responses are primarily through our sensory representational systems.  
It is our 'neuro-linguistic' maps of reality that determine how we behave and give those behaviors meaning, not reality itself. It is generally not reality that limits us or empowers us, but rather our map of reality. 
 
2. Life and 'Mind' are Systemic Processes.  
The processes that take place within a human being and between human beings and their environment are systemic.  
Our bodies, our societies, and our universe form an ecology of complex systems and sub-systems all of which interact with and mutually influence each other. It is not possible to completely isolate any part of the system from the rest of the system. Such systems are based on certain 'self-organising' principles and naturally seek optimal states of balance or homeostasis. 
 
Family therapy and the theories of groups is based on this concept, individuals within the group support and maintain the thinking and the behavioural response of the individual. 
 
All of the models and techniques of NLP are based on the combination of these two principles.  
NLP, believes it is not possible for human beings to know objective reality. Wisdom, ethics and ecology do not derive from having the one 'right' or 'correct' map of the world, because human beings would not be capable of making one. Rather, the goal is to create the richest map possible that respects the systemic nature and ecology of ourselves and the world we live in.  
 
The people who are most effective, are the ones who have a map of the world that allows them to perceive the greatest number of available choices and perspectives. NLP is a way of enriching the choices that you have and perceive as available in the world around you.  
 
Excellence derives from having many choices.  
 
Wisdom evolves from having multiple perspectives. 
 
John Grinder and Richard Bandler 
NLP was originated by John Grinder and Richard Bandler for the purpose of making explicit models of human excellence.  
Their first work The Structure of Magic, Vol. I & II (1975, 1976) identified the verbal and behavioral patterns of therapists Fritz Perls, the main developer of Gestalt Therapy and Virginia Satir, an internationally renowned family therapist. Their next work, Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Vol. I & II (1975, 1976) examined the verbal and behavioral patterns of Dr Milton Erickson, founder of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and one of the most widely acknowledged and clinically successful psychiatrists of our times, if not the most famous Clinical hypnotherapist.. 
 
As a result of this earlier work, Grinder and Bandler formalised their modeling techniques and their own individual contributions under the name "Neuro-Linguistic Programming" to symbolise the relationship between the brain, language and the body. The basics of this model has been described in a series of books including Frogs Into Princes (Bandler & Grinder, 1979 ) , Neuro-Linguistic Programming Vol. I (Dilts, Grinder, Bandler, DeLozier, 1980), Re-framing (Bandler & Grinder, 1982) and Using Your Brain (Bandler, 1985). Through the years, NLP has developed some very powerful tools and skills for communication and change, in a wide range of professional areas including: counseling, psychotherapy, education, health, creativity, law, management, sales, leadership and parenting. 
 
NLP is now in its third decade as a field of study and has evolved considerably since its beginnings in the mid 1970s. Over the years, NLP has literally spread around the world and has touched the lives of millions of people. the 1990's gave birth to a new generation of NLP which addresses generative and systemic applications and focuses on issues such as identity, vision and mission. More details about this new generation of NLP can be found in NLP II: The Next Generation - Enriching the Study of Subjective Experience (Dilts, DeLozier and Bacon Dilts). 
 
We look forward to greeting you on this weekend to share some of the theories and to practise Neuro Linguistic Progarmming.