What Is Neuro Linguistic Programming?
Neuro linguistic programming is a process related to hypnosis and psychotherapy, where you are taught how to change you current streams of thoughts by revisiting certain situations. Basically, your behavior is modified in order to keep you safe from negative emotions and thoughts, all of which can make you feel depressed and miserable.
For example, there are people who are perfectionists. They, regardless of how good their work is, will always manage to find a flaw. So, if they are asked to do a project while working, they will do it flawlessly and meticulously. Upon handing it over, they will start claiming how the project is done badly and could have been better, even though their superiors are overwhelmingly satisfied.
Thus, neuro linguistic programming is used to swap these negative thoughts with more positive ones, making people feel good about something they have done, rather than being pessimistic, depressed or frustrated.
How Is It Done?
Neuro linguistic programming is a form of psychotherapy where you will be asked about things which make you frustrated and negative. You may need to share your experiences with you therapist, who will notice all the wrong and counter-productive thoughts you may have in certain situations. Then, through hypnosis, the therapist will make you exchange these negative thoughts with something more positive. For example, for the previously mentioned situation, this person will be taught to think how he/she has done the project in an excellent manner and should be happy since the boss seems to be very satisfied as well. This person will be taught to appreciate him/herself more and will be motivated to think this way in occasions to come.
Basically, through neuro linguistic programming, one's patterns of thought are changed. A person who undergoes the therapy, gets re-programmed and is lead through a re-learning process after which he/she will react positively to the repetition of some previous events. Thus, rather than feeling sad and depressed, thinking how his/her imperfect performance may jeopardize his/her job, regardless of the fact that he/she did an excellent job, the patient will act differently in the future and learn to accept compliments and praise him/herself for all the hard and good work done.
This makes this therapy highly effective and more than recommended to all those who seem to be incapable of dealing with certain aspects of their personalities, which usually get exposed through work or any other kind of creativity.