By Dr. Györgyi Stenger (Hungary)

NLP – this high-tech name of Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the baby of the early 1970s when the founders Richard Bandler and John Grinder were searching for the essence of change and modelled some of the most successful therapists of that time: Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir, Dr. Milton H. Erickson.

Having almost 20 years of practice in the field of NLP I like to call it the Art of Change. As a change agent I have been admiring that when using NLP change can happen so elegantly and smoothly, either a deep personal change on the identity level or just changing a disliked behaviour.

‘Let us examine why ‘neuro’, why ‘linguistic’, why programming’? ‘Neuro’ refers to our nervous system, the mental pathways of our senses; ‘linguistic’ refers not only to our ability to use language for expressing our mental worlds, it embraces also the” silent language” postures, gestures and our behaviour patterns;’ programming’ is borrowed from computer terminology and refers to the way we use our senses and language in order to achieve outcomes.

Source: iCN Issue 4 (NLP in Coaching); pages 12-14

About the Author

Dr. Györgyi Stenger is a certified NLP Trainer by INLPTA in the UK – 1998. She was invited by NLP Comprehensive coaching at summer intensive NLP trainings for almost a dozen of times. She also had the pleasure to work with Steve Andreas, Charles Faulkner, Tom Best, Jan Prince, Robert McDonald, David Gordon.

She is the owner and senior trainer of NLP Academy Hungary active in providing courses of classical NLP (NLP Practitioner 160 hours/NLP Master 160 hours). With her team they created new NLP based trainings: Peak Performance and Mission Compass.