Framework of Neuro Linguistic Programming
NLP is not a model of repair...it is a model of acquisition...a
The techniques of NLP are not NLP. The techniques are a product
of the modeling process. NLP is a method of modeling.
Modeling is a process of acquiring skill. All skills are systematic,
patterned and rule-structured - therefore, they can be modeled
and duplicated. However, modeling does not result in achieving
the whole life experience of another person.
People are not broken, they work perfectly. They do not need to
People have all the resources necessary to make any change.
People make the best choices given their resources available to
All external behavior is the result of internal processes. All
behavior is communication...we cannot not respond.
The map is not the territory. Our perception of reality is not
reality itself. We do not operate directly on our world, but rather
through our perceptual map of the world. NLP is a model of the
The positive self worth of the individual is held constant. A
distinction is made between Self, intention and the behavior an
individual engages in.
Behavioral Flexibility: The person with the most behavioral flexibility
in a given interaction will control the outcome.
The meaning of a communication is the response you receive, regardless
of your intention. Resistance is the result of inflexibility on
the part of the communicator. It is the responsibility of the
messenger to get the message across, NOT the listener's responsibility
to get the message.
Failure equals feedback. There are no mistakes, only results.
Without failure and mistakes, learning would be impossible.
The highest quality of information in an interaction is behavioral
The mind and body are part of the same cybernetic system.
15 Individuals communicate at two levels - conscious and unconscious.
16. Behavioral flexibility results in more choices. More choices
is better than limited choices.
17. Every behavior has a positive intention (for the person doing