How NLP will shape the future of human behavior and communication

The Heritage and History of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
August 11, 2019
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) for Personal Development
August 11, 2019


Human Behavior refers to the quantum of response of a human to external world based on the belief system, past experiences, cultural background, society values and filtration of data in the brain.

“NLP is one of the biggest breakthroughs in the technology of achievement and human excellence” Times Magazine.

“A new Standard for Psychology” Psychology Today

“NLP could be most important synthesis of knowledge about human communication to emerge since the explosion of humanistic psychology in the sixties” Science Digest.

Human behavior refers to every individual’s physical action and the emotions associated with those individuals, as well as the human race as a whole. While specific features of one’s Personality may be more consistent, while the other behaviors will change as one progress from birth through adulthood and so on. In addition to being dictated by age and genetics, behavior, driven in part by thoughts and feelings, is an insight into individual psyche, revealing among other things attitudes and values. In this context, Neuro Linguistic Programming can be used as a tool to explore human behavior and how can it help us in creating sustainable, permanent and generative changes in real life time. An NLP practitioner needs to have skills and capabilities in addition to theoretical knowledge of patterns, some of them are-

a) Calibration,

b) Sensory acuity,

c) Unconscious rapport and

d) Pattern detection

Calibration, as used in NLP, is the skill of learning to read unconscious, non-verbal responses.

Sensory Acuity means how good your senses are at doing what they are supposed to do. In the context of NLP, it refers to the ability to use our senses to make accurate observations about ourselves or other people.

NLP considers rapport building as a process. In fact rapport was not really talked about much before NLP. … Rapport is where, when you are communicating with someone, you are actually communicating directly with their unconscious mind. Rapport takes your communication directly into the unconscious mind of the client.

Pattern recognition is the process of recognizing patterns about ourselves as well as of people around us.

It is important to understand, observe the existing patterns and communicate with the Neurology of a person to create the necessary changes in a person. It’s like dual work as it involves the following tasks: 1. Talking to the client and understanding the issues.

2. Teaching brain the corrective measures and reprogramming the behavior.

When a coach is successful in doing the above, the possibilities of generative changes unfold.

The word ‘Neuro’ relates to Neurology, the ways in which we process information from our five senses through our Brain and Nervous System. Linguistic relates to the language system of Neurology, which is not just the words, but the verbal and nonverbal communication. How we attribute meanings through our internal representation of world and how we communicate it.

Programming relates to the way our experiences and learning are coded into our life, i.e. as habitual patterns similar to how software runs computer. Developed in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, it gives us a set of tools and skills that allows u to make real changes fast and sustainable.

We experience external world through our five senses, i.e. Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Gustatory and Olfactory. There is so much continuous information coming in our direction that we consciously and unconsciously ignore i.e., Delete the information, what we didn’t pay attention to. While the remaining information we filter based on our past experiences, beliefs and values. What we end up having as primary sensory based information is incomplete and inaccurate, because the original information has been deleted, distorted and generalized. The Filtered residue becomes our Internal “Map”, which directly influences our physiology and “state of being”. This becomes our Behavior. The behavior, and approach to it creates the difference in life.

Applications of NLP focuses on making the use of the way brain encodes our experiences to alter/ change our mental map so that our approaches are widened and scope of our thinking grows. These patterns are used to alter behaviors, limiting beliefs, phobias and more into the field of Human Excellence.

Mugdha is a NLP master practitioner and students' mind coach. She is excellent in teaching memory techniques to students and enable them to enjoy learning.