A person's behaviour can be duplicated by studying what a person does inside their head which means understanding and analysing what language, filters and programmes they run to produce the best results.
NLP was created in 1975 by Richard Bandler and John Grindler who started by modelling and duplicating the results of some of the top communicators and therapists.
Some of the people studied were Hypnotherapist Milton Erickson, gestalt therapist Fritz Perls and family therapist Virginia Satir. Through modelling, all of the techniques were put together to become what is now known as NLP.
Today NLP is widely used in business to improve sales, management, interpersonal skills and achievement, motivation and performance. NLP is a set of tools for personal development and therapeutic change.
The techniques can help us to understand ourselves and produce new and more effective ways to increase motivation and energy, and create a desired self-image to access positive internal resources and feelings.
NLP relates to what is going on inside yourself and other people. We now understand how we think and how we communicate as well as how we process emotions. This sort of internal programme is very much like a computer and as our brains are also like computers we can re-programme them, enabling us to change any old and inhibiting ways to how we approach or react to things.
You can change!