What is neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)?
NLP is a wide-ranging tool used for personal change including health and business improvement. It refers to the connection between neurological processes, language and behavioural patterns learned through experience, and the notion that these can be altered to achieve specific goals. It has a system of empowering beliefs.
Developed in the 1970s in California by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, NLP is the outcome of extensive studies of people’s senses, language, subjective perceptions, behaviours and the science of excellence. It draws on the works of other top-of-their-field experts, including Frits Pearls (Gestalt Therapy founder) and Milton Erickson (pioneering hypno-psychotherapist). John Grinder, his partner Carmen Bostic-St Clair and Stephen Gilligan are world leaders in this field and they have played a part in Audrey's training. Grinder and Gilligan originally worked directly with Erickson.
How can NLP help?
NLP challenges restricting beliefs, thoughts and behaviours, helping to give insight to a specific problem or to find a solution. It can be applied to a wide range of situations such as building confidence in anxiety-inducing situations, releasing creativity, improving performance, changing perspectives (eg. relationship issues) and more.
How does it work?
NLP can be unconventional! You may be asked to close your eyes, pay attention to your senses, then take part in an activity which includes movement.
The activities will be adapted if you have a physical restrictions but hypnotherapy may be a better option. Both NLP and Hypnotherapy are underpinned by the belief that you make the best choices for yourself.
The majority of NLP techniques are only suited to working face-to-face (Central Scotland). A free initial discussion will explain NLP further and answer any questions. Everything will be held in strict confidence.
Working with Summit
Audrey offers a FREE initial phone consultation or to meet you for coffee in the West End of Edinburgh so you feel at ease when you begin your journey of change. Please go to the CONTACT page for details and the ABOUT page for Testimonials, T&Cs and Fees. Audrey has been trained and tested as a certified practitioner in Classic NLP and New-code NLP by John Grinder and an elite team at the International Trainers Academy of NLP. She uses NLP to create greater ‘knowledge and knowing’ in clients as part of a Life Coaching package or on its own.
Audrey is a keen sportswoman and NLP (and hypnotherapy) techniques are excellent for sports performance enhancement. Her speech and language therapist training complements NLP when supporting clients to prepare for public speaking or interviews.