NLP in the health care professions

NLP grew out of the search for more effective personal development and health care approaches.

In the early 70s Frank Pucelik, John Grinder and Richard Bandler began studying, or modelling, the attitudes, communication style, and interventions of three highly successful therapists – Milton Erickson, Virginia Satir and Fritz Perls.

They did this because they had observed that, despite their different specialities and approaches, these three were consistently successful in what they did. NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) grew out of this modelling project.

NLP can compliment your professional skills

NLP is not a stand-alone therapy. However it is one of the most valuable add-on or plug-in systems you will encounter since it compliments just about any conventional or alternative therapeutic discipline.

Using NLP, even what you learn at our NLP Core Skills training,  will enable you to use your professional skills in a more focussed and systematic manner, to create the kind of rapport that enables others to quickly move to deeper core issues, and to enhance your insight and empathy so that you can relate more effectively with patients, clients, or students.

Taking things further and taking part in the NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner Programmes will provide you with a range of approaches for assisting your clients in making quite profound changes in their lives and in their emotions.

My own experience

I began integrating NLP into my own work in counselling, psychotherapy, body work and stress management in the early 80’s. It enabled me to reduce the time taken in establishing a case history while increasing the quality of the information obtained, to better understand the thinking structure and the patterns that were resulting in symptoms, and to fine tune my interventions.

I found that using NLP enabled my clients to make greater progress, and quicker, while I got more job satisfaction, experienced less strain and had a much healthier referral rate.  (Reg Connolly.)

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