Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in simple words is study of excellence. NLP is a popular form of applied psychology that has some serious scientific backing for basic concepts. NLP is also defined by some as science and art of creating change. It is simple and with its vast application field you are bound to find different people define it differently. Technically N, L and P in NLP mean:
N (Neuro) – Brain and nervous system,
L (Linguistic) – Language skills
P (Programming) – The unconscious programs that are run by us in our mind
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is also defined as a process driven outcome-oriented psychology which deals with the how of any given situation and the why (outcome) and is not concerned so much with the what (content) and the why (excuses for not doing anything) the last two have no bearing on the problem.
It describes the fundamental dynamics and connections between the mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behavior (programming). Neuro refers to the neurological system and is based on the idea that we only experience the world through our senses and translate this sensory information into thought processes, both conscious and unconscious. These thought processes activate the neurological system, which affects our physiology, emotions, and behavior.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is about learning how to manage our neurological system for optimum results or to put it more simply NLP is about state control – controlling the state you are in. Linguistic refers to the way human beings use language to make sense of the world, capture and conceptualize experience, and communicate that experience to others. It is the study of how words mediate and influence human experience. Much of NLP is about learning how to think and communicate more effectively with yourself and others. Not to communicate using a lot of superfluous and often misunderstood additional words.