what is nlp

What is NLP?

At first, NLP can seem very hard to define. So, let's just start with breaking down the words of Neuro-Linguistic Programming:


Our nervous system, or our mind, which we use to experience the world, through our senses:

  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Kinesthetic
  • Olfactory
  • Gustatory


The language and other communication we use to store experience and give it meaning, including the following things we experience inside our mind:

  • Pictures
  • Sounds
  • Feelings
  • Smells
  • Tastes
  • Internal Dialog (self-talk)


Discovering and using the programs, patterns and strategies we run in our mind to achieve our goals.

In other words, NLP is how we use the basic language of our mind to consistently achieve the results we want in life.

Other Definitions:

  • An attitude and methodology that leaves behind a trail of techniques.
  • The study of subjective experience.
  • The realization that our words don’t describe the world we live in, but determine it.