What does NLP stand for?

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the study of the structure of subjective experience. The name Neuro-Linguistic Programming comes from:

Neuro: The study of the mind and nervous system (how we think), through which our experience is processed, how we re-present the outside world to ourselves via our five senses:

  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Kinaesthetic Olfactory
  • Gustatory

Linguistic: The study of language and how we use it. Language and other non-verbal communication systems through which our neural representations are coded, ordered and given meaning. Includes:

  • Pictures
  • Sounds
  • Feelings
  • Tastes
  • Smells
  • Words (Self Talk)

Programming: The sequence of our actions; how we motivate ourselves to achieve our goals. In other words, NLP is how to use the language of the mind to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes