What is NLP?

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s.

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a name that encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience:neurology, language and programming.

One of the most popular and genuine NLP practitioner is Steven Gilligan, “he’s a Psychologist in Encinitas, CA. He was one of the original NLP students at UC Santa Cruz; Milton Erickson and Gregory Bateson were his mentors. After receiving his psychology doctorate from Stanford University, he became one of the premier teachers and practitioners of Ericksonian hypnotherapy. This work unfolded into his original approaches of Self-Relations and Generative Self. Over the past ten years, this has been further developed with Robert Dilts into Generative Coaching.”


Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is extremely popular in the self-help, therapy, sports, education, coaching, performance and corporate worlds where it is learnt through nlp coaching. In fact it is used in so many areas of life that it would probably easier to list where it isn’t used!

It provides practical ways in which you can change the way that you think, view past events, and approach your life.

I trained with Avril Gill and it was an amazing experience watching people transformation in front of my eyes.

I use NLP with children with Selective Mutism.


3 thoughts on “What is NLP?”

  1. Hi, many of these didn’t try to know about NLP and why need it. Just trying it casually and they are going with wrong. I have to say thanks for this article you shared. You will happy to know that, I’m a Master Success Coach, Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and founder of YES SUPPLY. Feel free to visit my blog and inform me of any advances.

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