Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) explores the relationship between language, behaviour and excellence. It is essentially a model used to identify and analyse the linguistic techniques used subconsciously by successful people, in order to produce a recipe for excellence.
The process of NLP explores neurology (which regulates how our bodies function and receive experiences), language (which determines how we communicate and think) and programming (our behavioural response) in a bid to find out how their interplay with one another effects our behaviour and the outcomes of our behaviour. NLP techniques use both the conscious and unconscious mind to replace pre-programmed negative behaviours with far more positive ones.
An NLP practitioner will look at your attitude, language and your use of it, your understanding of relationships and how you build a rapport and the physical and emotional states which are best for accomplishing a task. Effective communication and perception of ourselves and others will also be key focuses and all will be examined so that strategies for improving understanding, motivation, learning and remembering can be formed.
The terms Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner are often used interchangeably.