Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy

Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy

Here’s what the Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (NLPt) say about NLP psychotherapy:

“Simply put, psychotherapy and counselling are ways to understand how and why we do and think the way that we do. The objective is to use this understanding to improve our lives by making changes that seek to achieve our goals and dreams.”

Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy (NLPt) is a specialised form of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). The idea is that we work from and react to the world as we construct it from our experiences rather than directly from the “real world”. We build our own unique models or “maps” of the world. Although all such maps are genuine to each of us, no one map is fully able to represent the “real world”. Further, NLP is a way of exploring how people think, identifying success and then applying these successful actions or even beliefs in ways that work. This has proved practical and effective in a wide range of applications and situations. Using this form of what is called “modelling” change can be quite rapid. NLPt is broad based and draws on concepts from many areas of psychology and psychotherapy. Influences stem from the Gestalt ‘school’, the family therapy of Virginia Satir, Ericksonian brief therapy, and humanistic psychology. There are also clear links with the fields of systems theory, behavioural psychology and linguistics. ”

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