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NLP (Neuro linguistic programming)

What is NLP?

NLP stands for Neuro-linguistic Programming. It is all about the connections between our thoughts, our emotions, and our actions. This includes how we experience the world, how we process and store information, how we plan and make decisions, and how we relate to others.  NLP comprises several strategies which can empower individuals to take control of their thoughts and emotions in a positive way, thus achieving more positive outcomes.

How does NLP work? 

It is all about the connections between our thoughts, our emotions, and our actions: how we take information in via our different senses and how we then process it internally to get our answers. This includes how we experience the world, how we process and store information, how we plan and make decisions, and how we relate to others.

NLP recognises that how we interpret information and our emotional response to that interpretation drives our decisions and behaviours. Using NLP techniques allows us to become aware of this process, giving us the power to change our thinking and behaviour to bring about a more successful outcome.

Here are some of the good things NLP can bring:

  • Grows confidence in children and young people
  • Improve communication skills
  • Helps to overcome emotional problems
  • Reduces Mental health symptoms in issues like anxiety and stress

When children learn how their conscious and unconscious or subconscious mind works and what their jobs are – they can start realising their full potential.

Why should we teach NLP to Children and young people?

NLP teaches children and young people (and adults) how to use their brain properly (neuro) and how to use language (linguistic) to understand others more clearly, express themselves more effectively, and understand why what they say to themselves is so very important as they are developing self-esteem.  NLP teaches children and young people how to use strategies for personal success now and in their future (programming).

NLP is the study of the mind through modelling excellence. How we process information through a series of filters in our minds will determine our internal state and consequently our behaviours.  With NLP, children learn how to be in a resourceful state rather than a reactive one.  With NLP, there are a variety of techniques used to release negative emotions, fear, limiting beliefs, phobias, anxiety, and unwanted behaviours. When children learn how their conscious and unconscious or subconscious mind works and what their jobs are – they can start realising their full potential.

Neuro linguistic programming at Mindz That Matter.

One to One NLP therapy sessions for children and young people

1:1 session with children and young people, help children overcome emotional challenges, increase confidence and self-esteem. When delivering 1:1 session at Mindz that matter we use the NLP4Kids skill set. As a trained NLP4Kids practitioner child counselling session can be provided to help with specific issues. NLP4kids therapy can cover a variety of issues for children e.g.:

  • Exam stress
  • Lack of Confidence
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Loss of Motivation
  • Negative Attitude
  • Anxiety in Children
  • Teenage Depression

Workshops:

NLP4Kids workshops and sessions are available to local community groups as private run groups. Workshops are run for children and parents. For further information please visit dates for upcoming workshops and availability on our Face book/Instagram page (link here) Workshops are designed to help children to become better able to manage their own emotional states and to become inspired and motivated by the learning opportunities that are offered to them.

The techniques we use are delivered in a way that is fun and comprehensible for children, encouraging them to co-operate more effectively with others as well as improving their confidence and commitment when working individually. We have a programme of 9 different topics that address common problems that schools and pupils face. These include subject such as exam stress, bullying, communication skills and respect. Each programme (topic) runs for ten weeks for one hour each week.

School based “NLP” intervention programmes:

Pupils programme: NLP4Kids

  • One to one or small group sessions are designed to address specific challenges that pupils are experiencing such as anxiety, depression, or anger management issues.
  • One off workshop is useful for offering helpful techniques at important times in the curriculum such as helping children with exam stress.
  • Term time programmes that are 10 weeks in length and address a range of issues that underpin the regular curriculum including building respect, improving communication skills, and increasing memory capacity. These workshops take place with a maximum of 16 pupils.

Parent/carer programme: NLP4parents

We offer a range of parenting workshops that are based around common day-to-day parenting challenges or challenges that are related to specific subjects that parents may be facing. For example:

  • Understanding your teenage child parenting workshop
  • Helping anxious children – a guide for parents
  • Supporting depressed children parenting workshop
  • Techniques for parents of children with ODD

NLP4Parents involves learning some of the basic techniques of NLP that can really influence the way you and your child relate to one another. With NLP4Parents you will learn new language patterns and ways to approach options with your child that will have them responding with less fuss whilst still feeling empowered. Using your new skills, you will also be able to better support your child in overcoming their own challenges and improve relationships between siblings.

Teaching staff programme: NLP4teachers

Our NLP4Teachers courses are designed to enable teachers to get onto the individual wave lengths of each pupil to increase rapport and respect. Here are some of the teacher training workshops on offer from NLP4Teachers:

  • Adapt your presentation skills to fit each student preferred mode for learning and understanding.
  • Body language to convey certainty.
  • Using language to motivate or demotivate
  • Other bespoke workshops can be tailored to staff need e.g. work life balance, work related stress.

(please see nlp4kids.org for more information)

Contact us now to find out more