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Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Neuro Linguistic Programming for Mental Health Problems

Neuro Linguistic Programming otherwise known as NLP, is a science-based therapeutic technique with it’s roots in Hypnotherapy, that focuses on the way that we think and process information that impacts on the way we perceive the world and events.

These unique and individual perspectives are commonly known as ‘programmes’.

Many key NLP concepts are discussed and explained in Paul’s recent book “The Restrictive Realities of Belief” avialable to buy on this website.

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Most of these “programmes” will be “learned behaviours” that become habitual ways of thinking and reacting to any given situation. Importantly, as they have been ‘learned’ they can also be ‘un-learned’ which allows you to react to external events in different ways.

What Does Neuro Linguistic Programming Mean?

Neuro Linguistic Programming considers THREE factors and can probably be best described by breaking the words down individually:-

NEURO is about your Neurological system. NLP is based on the central concept that we experience the World through our various senses and translate that sensory information in to thought processes, including both Conscious and Unconscious thought processes. These thought processes “activate” the Neurological system which directly affects our Physiology, Behaviour and Emotions.

LINGUISTIC refers to the way that we humans use language (and words) to make sense of our World, to conceptualise experiences and to then communicate that experience to other humans. NLP looks at LINGUISTICS from the point of view of HOW the words YOU speak influence your experience.

PROGRAMMING considers the ways in which we “learn” and then how we “code” or represent those experiences mentally. Your own individual Programming is made up of your internal processes and thinking styles (or “strategies”) that you apply when you solve problems, evaluate something, learn and try to achieve something. NLP helps people to “re-programme” these internal codes so that you are better able to obtain the results or outcomes that you want.

A Brief History of Neuro Linguistic Programming

Neuro Linguistic Programming really began in the Santa Cruz University of California in the United States during the 1970’s.

At that time, Richard Bandler, a Masters level student of Mathematics and Information Technology got together with Dr. John Grinder a linguistics Professor to study and attempt to understand why some people not only communicated very effectively, but also how these types of people were able to overcome the adversity that saw so many others “fall by the wayside”.

A significant amount of their work took into consideration the successful use of Analytical Therapy by the Famous Milton Erickson, considered to be a Genius in understanding the impact that “words” could have on people and their ability to overcome problems.

You can read more about Milton Erickson’s work on the British Hypnosis Research Website page here: britishhypnosisresearch.com/about-ericksonian-hypnotherapy

Can Neuro Linguistic Programming Help My Problem?

Almost any problem where you recognise that your THINKING is the main problem can be addressed with Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Neuro Linguistic Programming is particularly helpful in dealing with Habitual Behaviours or habits because our thinking patterns, which have become ingrained over a period of time, are invariably held together by our language patterns (often this language is our own internal dialogue and not necessarily the words that we use when talking to other people) and NLP is particularly well suited to changing these very patterns.

Here at TranceForm Psychology in Wombourne we frequently make use of NLP principles in the normal course of our work and sessions.

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We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your mental health problems prior to commencing any counselling.

The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.

During this consultation we will discuss the various types of psychological therapy that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

Initial consultations are also available as part of our online counselling service.

At Tranceform Psychology we emphasise the importance of the therapy relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.

Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking mental health work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.

Buy Our Self-Help Book

The Restrictive Realities of Belief is Paul's recently authored self-help book containing everything you need to know about how mental health problems are 'realised' through the socio-cultural beliefs that we acquire over our lifetimes and what you can do to bring about effective change.

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You can read a synopsis of what this book is all about on this page:

The Restrictive Realities of Belief - Book

It is currently available as a 307 page A4 PDF file for just £19.99 which you can purchase here using PayPal. Your copy of the book will be sent by e-mail.


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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a proven, evidence-based form of mental health counselling for developing a fundamental understanding of the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.

The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page.

Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.

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