What are the key benefits of NLP in 2021?
Top level benefits of NLP
These are the key benefits from continual exploration of NLP:
1) Connecting to purpose, values and motivation.
2) Successful and fulfilled life.
3) Improved results, relationships and resilience.
Benefits of NLP training
The process of good NLP training will tune up our communication and influence skills with others and help build our own resilience, emotional intelligence, and mental and behavioural flexibility.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming training and coaching can help us increase our leadership, communication, and influence skills. In turn, these can lead to achieving what we want, and having a significantly more successful and fulfilled life.
NLP is a powerful amplifier for our leadership, management, sales, coaching, networking and relationship skills. The benefits of NLP skills also apply to counselling and therapy, as well as to our own work and personal lives.
What are some of the individual benefits of NLP?
How do you achieve the top level benefits of NLP mentioned above? We work with our clients to explore and implement best practice with the following 12 building blocks of NLP, each of which brings significant benefits on its own.
Building our Personal Success System
Success in life is very much about developing a ‘success system’ of which goals are are part. One of our favourite success systems, of which there are many, is DUFF.
DUFF includes: Direction, Use of time, energy and attention on a daily basis, and setting up Feedback and Feed-forward loops.
There is an old saying, which is applicable to most areas of life: ‘Whoever sets the rules, wins.’ How do we set the frame or rules? How do we find out what the rules are?
Leading and Managing our Emotional State
Our emotional state impacts both how we come over to others and how easily we can access our own resources. The more we can lead our own emotional state, the more we can lead and influence both ourselves and others.
Increasing Rapport and Trust when Appropriate
Increasing rapport and trust means we can influence others more, however sometimes we want to reduce the influence they have over us, so it’s useful to be able to both increase and reduce rapport.
Setting our Direction, Outcomes and Goals
Be clear about the direction we’re aiming for, otherwise we’re likely to go round in circles and be over-influenced by people around us. Direction, outcomes, and goals all have their uses, however they are often taught incorrectly. NLP has developed an approach to align our purpose, values, and direction, and uses outcomes and goals to help us move forward in the direction we want.
Asking Great Questions
There are many good reasons to ask questions, three examples are:
- To find out information
- To influence
- To change our partner’s state
However to ask great questions, we need to know:
- what to ask
- the way to ask it, and
- when to ask
to get the best impact.
Getting to There
Helping our clients navigate their journey from here to there, may be more complex than both we and our clients realise. NLP gives us a wide selection of approaches to help navigate our journey.
Future pacing is a very powerful form of mental rehearsal, which enables us improve our performance in many important future events – from interviews and meetings to sports.
The beliefs or assumptions we have or make about ourselves, the people we interact with, and the environment we work in, can help us or hinder us. Some beliefs are true: if I fall out of an aeroplane without a parachute, I’m likely to die. However, other beliefs are likely to be self fulfilling: if I believe I’m going to be successful, I’m more likely to take action, and pick myself up quickly when I fall over – both of which are great indicators of success.
Stories are a very powerful way of influencing both ourselves and others. We explore and develop the structure of influential stories.
What are the internal and external steps we take to generate a good performance in any context? Understanding these enables us to remove blocks and improve the results we get.
Exploring hypnosis and developing our hypnotic skills amplifies our communication and influence, and self-hypnosis increases our alignment and influence over ourselves.
NLP is a modelling discipline: being curious about what works and how we can improve it. The models we’ve developed help us communicate these to others.