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What Does an NLP Practitioner Do

What does an NLP Practitioner do? This is a question that gets asked by people who see the ‘NLP’ letters and wonder if they should go and see one. This article will explain what can be expected from treatment at a qualified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, summarizing the key points about the therapy and explaining what it can be used for.

What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)?

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is an approach to therapy that looks at problems as caused by the way we think; how we communicate with ourselves, our memories, and experiences of the world. Using this information, NLP practitioners help their clients to alter and change perspectives and behaviors that may be causing them problems.

Here is What You Can Expect from NLP Practitioner

Being listened to and having feelings recognized as important by the therapist. At the beginning of treatment, clients will be asked about their experiences and then listened to as they talk through those experiences with you employed as a means of showing that yours is an individual problem that requires special attention.

The therapist will help you re-think these experiences and find new perspectives on them; this is how they assist you in finding ways to resolve your issues. Because of the way that NLP treats all problems as caused by the way we think, it is often effective for resolving a wide range of conditions including phobias, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and others.

NLP is not a magic cure; you will be expected to do work in order to benefit from the therapy. Because of this, you should expect that within 3 months of treatment commencing, you would have made progress towards resolving your problems. If not, then it may be necessary for you to be open with your therapist about how you are finding the treatment.

It will be possible for you to talk about all aspects of yourself and your life, this includes things that may not seem relevant; the NLP practitioner is told to listen with an open mind in order to give comprehensive attention to their client. This often means that you can talk about anything and the therapist will listen.

Sessions will be tailored to your individual needs; you should not expect a ‘one size fits all’ treatment because every client’s issues are different. To this end, sessions may take place weekly or fortnightly, depending on how quickly progress is being made by the client towards resolving their issues.

NLP practitioner at the Life Coach Academy are not therapists or counselors, they are experts in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and will have had extensive training before being permitted to practice this approach on clients. They will be either a certified practitioner or working towards certification.

Lastly, you should expect not to feel judged or criticized by the therapist for anything you say during sessions. The NLP practitioner’s job is to work with you, not against you. If there are problems within your relationship with the therapist, they should be addressed through supervision from their supervisor.