Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy (NLPt) encompasses the skilful and ethical application of a constructivist approach to psychology using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) tools and techniques. NLP is an applied psychology that developed out of the process of modelling change work in sessions with leading psychotherapists in the 1970’s. In this applied research, initially conducted by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, certain patterns were identified which, when reproduced, produced similar results in other people. At its heart, NLP provides a way to analyse peoples’ subjective experience in detail, creating a model by which to duplicate replicable results. People around the world have benefited from learning about the NLP model.

Over the past 40 years the methodology of NLPt has focused on application and applied practice. The number of academic papers relating to the practice of NLPt is growing, however research in the field has lagged behind other therapeutic approaches such as CBT for example.

Nevertheless, there is clear evidence of the efficacy of Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy as an approach.

Academic and Applied Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy Texts

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