Neurology: Regulates how our bodies function.
Language: Determines how we interface and communicate with other people.
Programming: Determines the kinds of models of the world we create.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a changework modality that focuses on nervous system regulation, belief renegotiation and the reclaiming and rewriting of past experience. The term Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behavior (programming).
I was trained in Marin-style, transformational NLP. Much NLP is about process and procedures, whereas this NLP's focus is much more on the coherent whole of people and their lives.
Most NLP taught today is of the conventional (or classical), step-by-step variety. The courses present students with a series of processes, procedures, and techniques for making specific sorts of change for specific sorts of problems. This formulaic approach is immensely useful (especially compared to not having any kind of NLP at all), but it is incomplete.
Since human lives are creative wholes, to be understood properly and changed respectfully, these same lives need to be approached holistically. No part of one's life or experience really exists separately from the wholeness of totality of this life, and profound change comes only when this is recognized.
I hold life and the full human experience of each person’s life with respect and appreciation.
When approached this way, Neuro-Linguistic Programming becomes a model that is about embracing and working with life, not overcoming it. Approached this way, NLP truly serves those people who want to learn to live in and work with the world more peacefully, fruitfully, and respectfully than ever before.