What is nlp? NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. It was founded by Bandler and Grinder. The NLP model is a multi-dimensional process involving mind, speech and behaviour; The five senses have their own group of words and phrases.
The Five Modalities Visual – shine some light on, show, get a perspective, I see etc Auditory – tongue-tied, roared like a tiger, listen, say, whine etc Kinaesthetic – turn things around, get a handle on something, I feel, touch etc Olfactory – the sweet smell of success, sweet, perfume etc Gustatory – leave a bad taste in the mouth, tasty, bland, acidic etc
These also contain smaller units of encoding, which are called sub-modalities.
In the consulting room many hypnotherapists use NLP as part of my normal routine, such as using pacing, matching and body-language to build rapport with the client. NLP has also helped many therapists when questioning as it is that found there is more often than not eye movement and this can help you understand where the client may be processing the information, although this mustn’t be relied upon, this is called eye cueing. A large proportion of the NLP model is from Milton Erickson, so this allows NLP to be woven into hypnotherapy with great effect as some NLP techniques are used in a trance state and this allows you to by-pass the -conscious critical faculty’. The main NLP techniques I use in trance are the -Swish’ and the -Rewind’ techniques. Many of these techniques are within hypnotherapy training and training in hypnotherapy can be great fun. The Clifton Practice hypnotherapy clinic and training center in Plymouth, UK provides Practitioner Diploma courses in Hypnotherapy. Accredited as a bona fide hypnosis and hypnotherapy training school by The Hypnotherapy Society, The National Council of Psychotherapists etc.