Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) was developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the 1970s. This approach seeks to understand the connection between the neurological processes (“neuro”), language (“linguistic”) and behavioural patterns learned through experience (“programming”). Sometime we may find ourselves trapped in the cycle of negative thoughts and behavioural patterns which are often difficult to break. It has been shown that NLP may be helpful in understanding how to break these negative patterns of behaviours by increasing our awareness and understanding of the root cause of the problem. NLP may also be a useful tool in achieving specific goals in life. Bandler and Grinder suggest that the NLP methodology can be used to “model” the skills of exceptional people, then those skills can be acquired by anyone. NLP examines the traditional senses of vision, audition, tactician, olfaction and gustation to understand why both positive and negative behavioural patterns are formed and then it uses these senses to develop a greater awareness of our thoughts feelings and actions.
What can I expect from the session ?
The first thing our Rehabilitation Matrix practitioner will do during your NLP session is to make you feel comfortable and at ease. During the first session you will be invited to discuss the characteristics of your goals, aspirations and some of the barriers which may be preventing you from reaching these goals. During your sessions we look to identify certain problems and negative emotional states through discussions and then you and the practitioner will start to develop detailed outcomes so that you can mobilize your resources to attract the outcomes you want in a positive way.
How many sessions will I need?
Usually you may have a session with a practitioner once a week or once every two weeks. The course of treatment will usually last for between 5 and 20 sessions, with each session lasting 60 minutes.