Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
The term NLP was created in the 1970's by Richard Bandler and John Grinder.
It looks at a person's thoughts and thought patterns (the 'neuro' bit), how they communicate (the 'linguistic bit), their emotions and behaviour (the programming bit) and how they all work together in a positive or negative way.
Techniques are used to influence brain behaviour using language and other kinds of communication to allow a person to ‘recode’ the way their brain responds to stimuli and bring about new and better behaviours. This treatment often involves hypnosis and self-hypnosis to help achieve the change and desired outcome. The techniques are used successfully in a wide variety of areas, such as sports and business, as well as personal development.
Elements of NLP can be incorporated into a hypnotherapy session or can be used in isolation.