NLP has been defined as:

  • The art and science of excellence
  • An owners guide to the mind
  • Software for the brain
  • A new science of achievement
  • The study of human excellence
  • The study of subjective experience
  • A manual for the structure use of creativity
  • The ability to be your best more often



Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

What is NLP?

Neuro Linguistic Programming from Inspire Development

Neuro relates to the mind and how it works; linguistic relates to the ways in which people express their experience of the world; programming relates to the fact that people behave according to personal 'programmes' which govern their ways of being in the world. So NLP encompasses the way in which people think and act in their everyday lives.

NLP, through its origins of modelling excellence in others, provides ways of helping anyone become more competent at what they do. Enables people to have more control of their thoughts, feelings and actions, more effective in their approach to life and better able to achieve results.

If people do not have, within themselves, the knowledge or resources to achieve what they want, NLP makes it possible for them to adapt other people's skills and ways of thinking and incorporating them within their own lives in order to be more successful.

NLP has its roots in real life behaviour rather than theory or research. NLP encompasses a wide variety of processes and techniques, and has an overriding emphasis and approach - that of curiosity, exploration and action.

NLP has a focus on performance and outcomes which will benefit an individual, a team or an organisation to achieve more.