• What is NLP?

      NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a name that encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming. The neurological system regulates how our bodies function, language determines how we interface and communicate with other people and our programming determines the kinds of models of the world we create. Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay effects our body and behavior (programming).

      NLP is a pragmatic school of thought - an 'epistemology' - that addresses the many levels involved in being human. NLP is a multi-dimentional process that involves the development of behavioral competence and flexibility, but also involves strategic thinking and an understanding of the mental and cognitive processes behind behavior. 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 human experience that 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.

      What does it do?

      Unlike other approaches that tell you what you need to do, Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a how-to technology. It tells you and shows you how to achieve what you want and how to become the person that you want in order to achieve your goals. By using the tools of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, we can investigate some of the most important questions about attitudes and perceptions that govern performance and life itself. We will explore the power of the unconscious mind as well as the perceptions of the conscious mind.

      How do we learn.

      An individual’s ongoing experience is comprised of some combination of information from each of his or her senses: their ‘representational systems’. Each person uses his or her auditory, visual, kinesthetic, olfactory, and gustatory senses to learn and to create his or her model of the world. We will investigate, through our senses and by modelling the unconscious, what makes the peak experience in learning so satisfying and how to spend more of our time working at that level. We can identify the appropriate resources and the applications that will lead to the desired state.

      Copyright 2007 Bernard Turgeon