What we're about

This group has been set up to provide a fun and supportive space for people interested in or experienced in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) or Clean Language.

We will meet for 2 hours to talk about NLP applications to particular situations and to practice and coach each other.

What is NLP?

Neuro-linguistic programming is the study of how the way in which we think and communicate leads us into performing certain behaviours or patterns. It’s an incredibly powerful tool for breaking stubborn habits, finding solutions that you would never have considered for issues in your personal or work life, and creating serious change in your life without feeling like you’re exhausting your willpower every second of every day.

NLP is a multi-dimensional process that involves the development of behavioural competence and flexibility and also involves strategic thinking plus an understanding of the mental and cognitive processes behind behaviour. NLP provides tools and skills for the development of states of individual excellence.

Using the tools and techniques within NLP we can reprogram less useful behaviours, to new and more beneficial responses that create the change we want. We can challenge and rid ourselves of limiting beliefs that hold us back and reconnect with, and learn, new powerful personal resources that allow us to be who we want to be. NLP is also a fantastic way to understand how we interrelate with others as well as gain clarity for the future and define how we get there.

What is Clean Language?

Clean Language is a questioning technique devised by the late David Grove in the 1980s. While initially used in clinical therapy, Clean Language offers helpful techniques to all professional communicators.

Clean Language techniques are aligned closely with modern 'enabling' principles of empathy, and understanding, as opposed to traditional (conscious or unconscious) methods of influence and persuasion and the projection of self-interest. So Clean Language promotes better clarity of communications, neutrality and objectivity (absence of emotional 'spin', bias and prejudice), ease of understanding, and co-operative relationships.

What’s more unusual about Clean Language is the way it uses the spontaneous metaphors that occur naturally in speech to reveal the hidden depths of our thought processes, which in turn influence our behaviour.

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