NLP History

Written by Angela Atkinson

NLP Benefits

Here are some specific ways that NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) can help you:

1. Career. NLP can help you be more effective in your career. It can build your teamwork, personal development, coaching, leadership, sales, and productivity. No matter what it is, if there’s a potential for growth and human interaction is present, NLP can help.

2. Goal Achievement. You can use NLP to help you set and achieve goals as long as those goals are intelligent, measurable, meaningful, and achievable.

* For example, no program can guarantee you earn three million dollars in a month unless you have the logical means to draw this income.

However, this method could be the one you use to strengthen your skills and interactions with others successfully. It can change how you think and speak and motivate you to take appropriate actions to achieve your goals.

3. Mental Health. NLP can help you overcome mental and emotional disorders and phobias.

4. NLP can bring you a happier and more fulfilling life.

If you’re interested in learning how to change your life, NLP could be the tool you’ve been looking for. NLP involves studying successful people and the steps they take to achieve such success. This success can come from any part of your life.

Overcoming phobias, learning how to speak confidently in front of large groups, and learning how to have a loving personal relationship are all issues that NLP techniques can help with NLP techniques. So investigate your options with NLP; you’ll be surprised by the difference it can make in your life!



The developers of NLP

The theories and applications of NLP were co-created by two men in the 1970s. One is a linguist, John Grinder, and his partner Richard Bandler. The initial focus of their experiments in NLP was to discover what gave three psychotherapists the advantage in successfully treating their clients. These three psychotherapists, gestalt therapist Fritz Perls, family therapist Virginia Satir and founding president of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis Milton H. Erickson, were more successful in treatment than their peers.

Timeline of NLP

1970: Founding and early development
1972: Research of Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir, and Milton H. Erickson begins.
1975: Subsequently, Structure of Magic Series published
1976-77: Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson published
1979: Frogs into Princes: Neuro-Linguistic Programming published
1980: Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Volume I published
1980: Bandler and Grinder go their separate ways
1981: The first of many intellectual property lawsuits begin. NLP Training courses are to be developed by many individuals. Given the diversity of developers and trainers, there is no single definitive system of NLP.
1982-87: Grinder and Judith DeLozier collaborated to develop the New Code of NLP.
1984-87: Research reviews in experimental counseling psychology by the United States National Research Council gave NLP an overall negative assessment marking a decrease in NLP research interest
1988-89: Bandler develops Design Human Engineering and later Neuro-Hypnotic Repatterning
1990s: In the UK and other countries, certification of NLP courses and providers begins
1996-97: Bandler files suit against Grinder, claiming trademark infringement and intellectual property ownership of NLP.

Where the co-creators are now

The end of 2000 achieved a settlement between Bandler and Grinder when they agreed, and they would be the co-creators and co-founders of the technology of Neuro-linguistic Programming.
Richard Bandler is currently with The Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and John Grinder can be found at The International Trainers Academy of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

NLP Today

NLP continues to be an open field of training with different trainers and practitioners developing their own methods and concepts. One common thread in NLP is the emphasis on teaching various communication and persuasion skills and using self-hypnosis to motivate and change oneself. With numerous NLP practitioners advertising on the Internet today, many of their standards and the quality of courses may differ. When performing a search for NLP Training courses, make certain to choose an organization with a good reputation.


  • Angela Atkinson

    Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own. Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves. Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse here at and at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.

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