What is NLP?

Neuro-Linguistic Programming
What is NLP?
Neuro = Neurology
Linguistic = Language (behavior is language)
Programming = Practice and ExperienceNLP is the study and practice of the effects of (conscious and unconscious) language patterns on our neurology. Language is how we code and build our internal “maps” of the external “territory.” These internal maps determine our experiences because we operate not from the territory of objective reality but from our own unique construction (map) of subjective reality. If our coding (perceptual) strategies are less than accurate (which they all are), the conclusions we draw about the world and our experiences in it must to some degree be inaccurate and, thus, our responses are to some degree ineffective and/or inappropriate.The study and practice of NLP provides the methodologies for accurately defining well formed outcomes and “cleaning up” our sensory channels in order that we may more accurately re-present the “territory” within our own neurology.NLP teaches us to be “smarter” because as our internal re-presentations become more accurate we free ourselves of our constricted beliefs about how the world is and how people (should or do) operate thereby freeing ourselves to be fully present to the realities and information available to us in the moment.
NLP brings into consciousness how to know what is happening and gives us more choices in our thinking and behavioral strategies for increased flexibility in our thoughts, emotions, actions and interactions with individuals and systems.

NLP training focuses on four major areas:

  1. Know what you want.
    How to define with some specificity a desired
  2. Sensory Acuity
    Effectively using our senses to gather rich

  3. Behavioral Flexibility
    How to behave in ways that moves us toward
    our desired outcomes.

  4. Take Action
    How to effectively move toward our outcomes
    No short list can communicate the richness or power of the body of work called NLP. While there are hundreds of books on NLP, it is best learned experientially with a facilitator.

We work with and teach using many learning “technologies” but NLP is at the core of most of what we do as it riches and enhances all the others.

We invite you to learn more and get involved. NLP will bring a sensory rich experience back into your life and experiences. The relationship skills (with yourself and others) you learn in the Fast Class will give you a new perspective on how you make choices about every aspect of your experience.

Read the interview with Richard Bandler, one of the
creators of NLP here.


Anne and Bob are certified NLP Practitioners, Trainers, and Coaches and are Affiliated with Brain Technologies (Thinking Style Instruments), The David Lazear Group (Multiple-Intelligences), Mission Control (Productivity for the 21st Century) and have studied with Jean Houston, Dudley Lynch, David Lazear, Peter Kline, Marshall Rosenberg, Tony Robins, Robert Dilts, Judith DeLozier, Tim Hallbom, Kris Hallbom, Richard Bandler, John Grinder, Tad James, Wyatt Woodsmall, Michael Banks, Klaus Boetcher, David Gordon, Dr. Darren Weissman, Dr. Tom Bayne, Ram Dass, and Tom Peters (to name only a few). Both read (and practice what they read) extensively in the areas of business, personal development, and new organizational paradigms. For Bob and Anne training and consulting is a “healing art.” Their approach is systemic and holistic while being personal and integrative.