As we’ve seen in the previous NLP instillations, language shapes our reality, giving words an incredible power to frame the past, influence our future, and control the present. Words, however, are only one part of communication, body language makes up the rest.
In Neuro-linguistic(NLP) Part 1, I wrote about how NLP is based on the theory that we experience the world through an internal map of reality we have created, not reality itself. This sounds more complex than it really is. What it means is we emotionally respond to language and other signs and symbols. How and why we respond the way we do comes from our past experiences and present sensory interpretation.
NLP, or Neuro-linguistic Programing, is a communication approach focusing on how language affects the nervous system. It challenges us to become more aware of how we think about the world around us. Using symbols, such as pictures and language, NLP can help us push through resistance and trample barriers as we move toward success. The tools developed by NLP have been used to improve communication and personal development. Notably, it has been used to help people work towards goals, phobias, mentor and coach, change habits, and emulate patterns of success. It is a practice you can continue to work at throughout your entire life.