Neuro linguistic programming (NLP)

Neuro linguistic programming (NLP) is how we understand and utilise human communication, behaviour and experiences to achieve a specific outcome. It provides a method of increasing our awareness and developing our understanding of the nervous system and learning how to manage it to achieve the absolute maximum potential.


This relates to the nervous system and how we use our five senses to translate experiences into thought processes both consciously and unconsciously.


The use of language to interpret experiences and how we communicate those experiences to ourselves and others.


How we ‘code’ and utilise our experiences as a series of steps in the nervous system to achieve a specific outcome.

“What is the difference between someone who excels at a skill and someone with basic competence?”

– This is the question that the creators of NLP asked themselves that led to the initiation of their pioneering work into the structure of human excellence. NLP was created by Richard Bandler (a mathematician) and John Grinder (a linguist).

Richard Bandler and John Grinder modelled the language, physiology and mental processes of outstanding therapists Fritz Perls (Gestalt therapy), Virginia Satir (Family therapy) and Dr. Milton Erickson (world-renowned psychotherapist and hypnotherapist) along with other world famous people who consistently produced outstanding results. These models of excellence provided the basis of the patterns of excellence that can be explicitly taught as NLP.

NLP has since evolved, not only into an incredibly powerful set of techniques for achieving human excellence in both business and personal development, but also as a philosophy and attitude that is essential for anyone whose goal is one of excellence.

By discovering NLP with OPAL, you will have access to some of the most useful, successful and powerful approaches to enable fast, effective change in all areas of your life.

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