NLP Tips, Techniques, & Information
NLP is famous for its range of techniques. It has techniques for changing and improving just about anything you do!
We aim to be a source of free, interesting, stimulating and, occasionally, humorous or provocative NLP information, ideas and methods.
We have been online since 1998 and running NLP training courses for about 30 years so there is a lot of free to read information here – over 100 articles in fact. That’s why we have arranged them in seven sections.
Our articles are in 7 website sections
To make it easier to find what you want we have sorted the articles into seven sections on this site. This sorting hasn’t been strict or fixed – it’s a bit arbitrary because some articles span a few categories. So if you don’t find what you want in one section check the others; many articles simply refused to be categorised!
- Communicating with others Tips and insights into how we can improve how we communicate with others
- Managing your moods and emotions 1 How to use NLP to manage our moods and emotional reactions. Lots of articles so they are on two pages – this is Page 1.
- Managing your moods and emotion 2 And this is… Page 2.
- NLP in the workplace How NLP can be applied in the work – in managing, leading, team development, and in your career.
- NLP skills and techniques Some articles explaining the ‘core skills’ which enable NLP techniques to work well
- Goals, outcomes and motivation There is a lot more to goals than SMART objectives. This section details the kind of precision that NLP brings to designing and implementing goals and objectives
- ‘Won’t neatly fit into a category!’ Some articles which don’t fit neatly into any of the above categories.
The most popular articles
Here is a list of the 10 most-read (and the 10 least-read) articles on the site over the past 7 days.
NLP techniques: tips of icebergs…
Bear in mind that NLP techniques are designed to be supported by a lot of subtle skills such rapport, calibration, language patterns, anchoring, belief preparation, etc. It’s these skills which make a technique fly rather than works for some situations but not for others.
Ideally, these additional skills should to be learned in live and in-depth training programmes where you are interacting with others and have feedback from the trainer – which is what happens on our NLP Practitioner Programme. This could well be the reason why your results in using them may not be as amazing as when the techniques were used by an expert in an online video or in a book. (And, let’s face it, would you post a video if your technique didn’t work?)
But… if you are determined to practise and experiment you can certainly obtain good results when using them on their own.
Do the techniques work?
Yes, just as I’ve said, you can still benefit from the techniques, and perhaps help others, even if your only experience of NLP has been through books or videos. You do need to carefully follow the descriptions and be prepared to experiment a bit.
For example, many online demonstrations of NLP techniques rely on the ‘subject’ having an excellent ability to visualise – even though, in the real world, many of us do not have such a refined ability to visualise on demand.
In cases like this ask the person to pretend they are visualising and the techniques will quite often work just as well!
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By Reg Connolly, Director of Training, Pegasus NLP