What is NLP

Definition of NLP

NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. NLP is like an Ocean and it is simply not possible to bound it in the boundaries of a definition. Still, the most precise definition can be "NLP is all about how we Program our Neurology using our Language".

Let's understand what these terms Neuro, Linguistics and Programming Refer to...

N- Neurology: It’s about the mind and how we think. It deals with our nervous system and the neural pathways of our five senses.
L-Linguistic: How we use language and how it (specific words and phrases) mirror our mental world and affects us. Linguistic also refer to our ‘silent language’ i.e. our non-verbal behavior like our postures, gestures, beliefs and habits that reveal our thinking style.
P-Programming: How we sequence our actions to achieve our goals. It suggests that our thoughts, feelings, and actions are simply habitual programs that can be changed by upgrading our ‘mental software’ (programming is borrowed from computer science)

Some other popular definitions: 

  • NLP is the study of human communication.
  • NLP is the study of the structure of subjective experience.
  • NLP is the influence on our mind and subsequent behavior.
  • NLP is the way of modeling excellence.
  • NLP is the ability to be your best more often.
  • NLP is the powerful and practical approach to personal change
  • NLP is what works.


Origin and History of NLP

NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming and was developed in 1970's by Richard Bandler and John Grinder.

They were curious to know how - Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir, and Milton Erickson, who were the most successful therapists of that time, are creating transforming changes in people's life. They studied the strategies of each one of them and gradually developed the new science of achievement NLP.

Since the time when it was being developed, a lot of Trainers Therapists started taking a deep interest in NLP and its Powerful Techniques. They got wonderful results when they learned and applied these NLP Techniques with their clients. The success that was being achieved with NLP raised the need for NLP Training around the world including India.


Richard Bandler and John Grinder

The co-creators of NLP, Richard Bandler & John Grinder believe that there is a connection between neurological processes, language and behavioral patterns learned through experience, and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life.

The created NLP with their belief that skills of exceptionally successful people can be  modeled and anyone can  acquire those skills.

john grinder and richard bandler, the co-creators of NLP

NLP was created by modeling...

Milton H. Erickson 

Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Family Therapist  

Virginia Satir

Family Therapist, Author and Mother of Family Therapy

Fritz Perls

Psychologist, Psychiatrist and Co-creator of Gestalt Therapy


Today, NLP is widely applied in all areas of life

NLP is used in Business to ...

  • Structure Huge Outcomes
  • Build Failure-proof Strategies 
  • Align Working with Vision & Mission
  • Build Rapport within the Team
  • Build Brand Identity
  • Speed Rocket the Sales
  • Resolve Relationship Conflicts
  • Fill the Team with Confidence
  • Prepare Engaging Presentations
  • Handle Objections
  • Do Effective & Influencing Communication
  • Create Inner Motivation
  • And, much more.

NLP  is used for Self-Development to ...

  • Understand the Working of Mind
  • Diagnose Why things are going wrong
  • Develop a Positive Thinking Mind
  • Overcome the Disturbance of Painful Memories of Abuse, Trauma & Phobia
  • Erase Fear,  Negative Thinking, OCDs, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts, Behavioral Issues
  • Overcome Psychosomatic Diseases
  • Resolve Relationship Issues
  • Gain Confidence
  • Achieve Massive Success 
  • And, much more.

NLP Subconscious Mastery

Mastering Your Subconscious Mind

NLP Subconscious Mastery is my version of NLP -Ved. 

It gradually came into existence and took its shape in my journey of Training NLP to help people walk out of their issues and achieve massive success in their lives. I was more concerned about the results rather than following the exact set of steps mentioned in the script for any technique. Thus I used the feedback and flexibility approach to customize the explanation of concepts as well as the flowchart of NLP Techniques. With my new approach, I was to transform lives at the speed of thought. And, this lead to the creation of package of Concepts & Techniques that is today called The Subconscious Mastery.