NLP is an acronym for Neuro (Brain) Linguistic (Language) Programming.
NLP helps us understand how the language of our mind creates and runs the patterns we have in life. Once we have this understanding, we can apply a variety of NLP processes to enhance, change or alter our patterns of thought, behaviour and emotion. (Dr Heidi Heron, NLP Worldwide 2010).
When we understand how our mind works and how we do what we do… in life, we can change our thinking and in doing so, change our life.
NLP works with the unconscious mind. Our conscious (thinking) mind is often quite noisy, constantly questioning why?why?why?. Our unconscious mind consists of the processes which occur automatically, those memories, beliefs and patterns we have stored over time. We are often not aware that we bring our unconscious mind and all of these beliefs into various situations in our life.
NLP also subscribes to the existence of a higher consciousness, the acknowledgement that we are a part of something bigger than ourselves. Some people refer to this concept as the Universe, others call it God – whatever label works for you…is perfect.