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NLP Course London, 5 Fundamental Principles of Practitioner

The presuppositions are the central principles central of NLP; they are its guiding philosophy, its ‘beliefs’. These principles are not claimed to be true or universal.

You do not have to believe they are true. They are called presuppositions because you pre-suppose them to be true and then act as if they were. You then discover what happens.

 If you like the results then continue to act as if they are true. They form a set of ethical principles for life.

1.    People respond to their experience, not to reality itself.
We do not know what reality is. Our senses, beliefs, and past experience give us a map of the world from which to operate.

A map can never be exactly accurate; otherwise it would be the same as the ground it covers.

We do not know the territory, so for us, the map is the territory. Some maps are better than others for finding your way around. We navigate life like a ship through a dangerous area of sea; as long as the map shows the main hazards, we will be fine.

When maps are faulty and do not show the dangers, then we are in danger of running aground.

NLP is the art of changing these maps, so we have greater freedom of action. Recognise that each person’s ‘truth’ is true for them even if it differs from your ‘truth’ – since our internal version of reality is just that – a ‘version’ of reality. Discover the other person’s perceptions before you begin to influence them. (‘Meet people in their own unique model of the world’)


2.    Having a choice is better than not having a choice.

Always try to have a map for yourself that gives you the widest and richest number of choices.

Act always to increase choice. The more choices you have, the freer you are, the more influence you have and the more likely you are to achieve your outcomes.

Enhance your behavioural and attitudinal flexibility. (‘In any interaction the person with the greatest behavioural flexibility has most influence on the outcome’)

Act as if there is a solution to every problem. Recognise that in any situation a person is making the best choice with the resources which they currently perceive as being available to them.


3.    People make the best choice they can at the time.

A person always makes the best choice they can, given their map of the world. The choice may be self-defeating, bizarre or evil, but for them, it seems the best way forward.

Give them a better choice in their map of the world and they will take it. Even better give them a superior map with more choices in it.


4.    People work perfectly.

No one is wrong or broken. They are carrying out their strategies perfectly, but the strategies may be poorly designed and ineffective.

Find out how you and others do what they do so their strategy can be changed to something more useful and desirable.


5.    All actions have a purpose.

Our actions are not random; we are always trying to achieve something, although we may not be aware of what that is. Human behaviour has a structure.

Dont confuse NLP with Magic that is an amazing trick.

What do you think this is NLP Swish or Magic?

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