NLP [Neuro-Linguistic Programming]

Guess who’s back again!

Me! I’m back… to haunt youuuuuu…


Let’s be serious. Today’s blog is going to be about Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

What is NLP?

It’s fairly new phenomena- created by Richard Brandler and John Grinder in 1970. It is excellent for those looking to improve themselves. NLP appears a lot like magic or hypnosis or some other mumbo-jumbo. NLP works on one factor- everyone has the requisite tools to make appropriate and neccessary positive changes in their life[ I’m so proud of myself- I finally spelt neccessary right! Without Googling it!] . The subject delves into their own subconscious and then sifts through layers upon layers of experiences, beliefs, perceptions etc. that is responsible for a particular behavior pattern in their current life.

NLP uses no medication, sedatives or drugs- and the therapist the subject is working with doesn’t really require to know or understand the issue in great detail. Neuro-Linguistic Programming believes the power of the mind is such that it can find cures to ailments and diseases.

How does NLP work?

The answer is fairly simple…

So, the basic goal of NLP is to detect and modify unconscious biases from the subject’s map of the world.

To go about doing this, the therapist must first identify the person’s PRS. PRS stands for preferred representational system. For example, phrases like ‘I hear your point’ might indicate an auditory PRS while phrases like ‘I see your point’ might indicate a visual PRS. The therapist will identify the subject’s PRS and base their therapeutic framework around it.

NLP delves into the subject’s sub-conscious and tries to remove any biases and partialities that the subject might have from past experiences, in order to remove a behavior pattern in their current life.

Pros of NLP…

  • Time efficient [if you’re working with the right NLP practioner]
  • Quite cheap [mostly 🙂 ]
  • Life-changing
  • Sometimes, other related issues may be solved along the way
  • Helps the subject gain complete control of their mind

Cons of NLP…

  • Not always fool-proof
  • It also only works if there is intention on the subject’s part
  • Subject may have to make preparations before their session
  • Some people only wish to open their hearts and talk- but since NLP is time-efficient, this isn’t always good; if one wants to only talk about their issues, then they need to find a different sort of therapist!
  • NLP requires not only intention but work too.

What can NLP help with?

NLP is a very large, diverse topic. To describe exactly what it can help with would take up waaaaaay too much space- so I’m just going to give you a rough gist of it.

NLP can help with…

  • Breaking some habits
  • Curing phobias
  • Overcoming addictions to… well, anything [e.g smoking, crystal meth]
  • Eliminating insomnia
  • Low self-esteem and boosting confidence
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Any kind of stress [e.g exam stress, financial stress]


  • Spelling trouble [Yes! Like real, real spelling trouble! E.g spelling hubbub as hubub. Happens all the time with me.]

Crazy, right?

So, this is the last part of today’s blog- the techniques of NLP. Don’t worry- it’s not too complicated. Nor is it too long. Just 2 ways. That’s it. OK, OK moving on….

NLP Techniques [ Swish pattern and Rapport]…

  • Swish Pattern- Automatic habits like nail-biting, over-eating, and unprovoked emotional reactions are very, very Swish pattern-able problems. Swish pattern focuses on the subject understanding their inner understanding of the world, and then going about changing that in order to transform these habits. Swishing is basically updating the subject’s subconscious self-image. The reason the subject leans towards those bad habits is because their self-image is negative. Swishing is installing a newer, more positive self-image in that place, thus sort of coding the subject into believing that they don’t need that habit to fall back on. Yes, you may take a minute to process that. It’s only natural to be slightly baffled. It took me the time between Raksha Bandhan and the end of Navratri to write these last few sentences. Confusing, right?
  • Rapport- So, Rapport is a method in which the therapist creates a strong feeling of trust and understanding by looking at the world through the subject’s perspective, then getting the subject to understand where they’re going wrong. To understand the world in the exact way the subject does, the therapist must often match their similarities, breathing pace, voice, posture, language pattern, beliefs and values. This is one of the most popular NLP methods.

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Thank you, and see you 2 weeks later.

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1 Comment

  1. Hi,
    Again an excellent piece and thankfully short but precise. I have been using a similar technique to wash away tiredness and energize myself from time to time. Just did not know the correct name for it.


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