Skip to main content

What Is Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)? What Are NLP Pillars, NLP Presuppositions, and NLP Technics?

The neurological system regulates how our bodies function, language determines how we interface and communicate with other people, and our programming determines the kinds of models of the world we create. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a method of influencing brain behavior (“neuro”) through the use of language (“linguistic”) and other types of communication to enable a person to “recode” the way the brain responds (“programming”) and manifest new and better behaviors. NLP also uses hypnosis and self-hypnosis to help achieve the change (“programming”) that is wanted.

This method was created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States, in the 1970s. They claim that NLP methodology can model the skills of exceptional people, allowing anyone to acquire those skills.

NLP is a multi-dimensional process that involves not only the development of behavioral competence and flexibility but also strategic thinking and an understanding of the mental and cognitive processes behind the behavior. NLP provides tools and skills for the development of states of individual excellence and establishes a system of empowering beliefs and presuppositions about what human beings are, what communication is, and what the process of change is all about.

Six pillars are the foundations upon which NLP is formed:

  1. You: Your emotional state and level of skill
  2. The Presuppositions: The principles of NLP
  3. Outcome: Knowing what you want
  4. Rapport: The quality of the relationship
  5. Feedback and Sensory Acuity: How you know you are getting what you want
  6. Flexibility: The ability to do something else if what you are doing is not working

The NLP Presuppositions

  1. The map is not the territory. Every person has their own individual map of the world. There is no single correct map of the world.
  2. Respect other people’s model of the world.
  3. People are not their behaviors. Accept the person; change the behavior.
  4. Behavior and change are to be evaluated in terms of context and ecology. People make the best choices available to them given the possibilities and capabilities that they perceive available to them from their model of the world. Behavior is geared for adaptation, and present behavior is the best choice available. Every behavior is motivated by a positive intention.
  5. Calibrate behavior. The most important information about a person is that person’s behavior.
  6. Resistance in a client is a sign of a lack of rapport. There are no resistant clients, only inflexible communicators. Effective communicators accept and utilize all communication presented to them.
  7. You are in charge of your mind and, therefore, of your results.
  8. People have all the resources they need to succeed and achieve their desired outcomes.
  9. There is only feedback! (There is no failure, only feedback.)
  10. The meaning of communication is the response you get.
  11. The Law of Requisite Variety—the system or person with the most flexibility of behavior will control the system.
  12. All procedures should be designed to increase choice.
  13. If what you are doing is not getting the response you want, then keep varying your behavior until you do elicit the response for which you are looking.
  14. It is not possible to isolate any one part of a system from the rest of the system. People cannot not influence each other. Interactions between people form feedback loops such that a person will be affected by the results that their own actions create with respect to other people.

What if you could learn how to control your own state of mind so that you could feel exactly how you want to feel—confident, motivated, focused, creative, sexy, whatever feeling you want – at any time you want?

There are plenty of NLP technics and models to help you reach your goals, such as

  • Matching and Mirroring for gaining rapport;
  • Pacing and Leading for testing the rapport (if you lead, they follow);
  • Well-Formed Outcome for knowing what you want and what resources and obstacles are;
  • New Behavior Generator (NBG) and Swish for changing your behavior;
  • Circle of Excellence for reaching your own resources;
  • Six-Step Reframing for changing your beliefs;
  • and many others.

Control your mind, and you will control your world. NLP techniques can assist you with acquiring those skills.

The JumboLiving Team

The Best Inspirational Quotes Selection

“Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here, we should dance.” Anonymous

“The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” Anonymous

“Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.” Dodinsky

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” Paulo Coelho, Alchemist

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. “ Robert H. Schuller

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

“There is nothing permanent except change. “ Heraclitus

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anaïs Nin

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” Helen Keller

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. “ Napoleon Hill

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.” Anonymous

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.“ Robert Loius Stevenson

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” Abraham Lincoln

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. “ Mark Twain

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston S. Churchill

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.“ Winston Churchill

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein

“We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving. “ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. “ Confucius

“We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.” Virginia Satir

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss

“Change your thoughts and you change your world. “ Norman Vincent Peale

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. “ Thomas A. Edison

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there.” George Harrison

“If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” Gordon A. Eadie

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. “ Marcus Aurelius

“Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” Jose Luis Borges

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.“ Buddha

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Allen Saunders

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain

To be continued…..

Source: Books written by different authors; internet

Healthy Lifestyle – Weight loss

Exercise for weight loss: Calories burned in 1 hour

Being active is an important part of any weight-loss or weight-maintenance program. When you're active, your body uses more energy (calories). And when you burn more calories than you consume, you lose weight.

Because 3,500 calories equals about 1 pound (0.45 kilogram) of fat, you need to burn 3,500 calories more than you take in to lose 1 pound. So if you cut 500 calories from your diet each day, you'd lose about 1 pound a week (500 calories x 7 days = 3,500 calories). There are other factors that can influence this equation. Because of changes that occur in the body over time, calories may need to be decreased further to continue weight loss.

Diet or exercise: Does one matter more?

Both are important. However, while diet has a stronger effect on weight loss than physical activity does, physical activity, including exercise, has a stronger effect in preventing weight regain after weight loss.

For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends these exercise guidelines:

  • Aerobic activity.Get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. However, to effectively lose or maintain weight, some people may need up to 300 minutes a week of moderate physical activity. You can do a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. The guidelines suggest that you spread out this exercise during the course of a week, and sessions of activity should be at least 10 minutes long.
  • Strength training.Do strength training exercises at least twice a week. No specific amount of time for each strength training session is included in the guidelines.

Moderate aerobic exercise includes such activities as brisk walking, swimming and mowing the lawn. Vigorous aerobic exercise includes such activities as running and aerobic dancing. Strength training can include use of weight machines, or activities such as carrying groceries or heavy gardening.

As a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of overall physical activity every day.

How much am I burning?

This chart shows the estimated number of calories burned while doing various exercises for one hour. Specific calorie expenditures vary widely depending on the exercise, intensity level and individual characteristics such as weight.

Source: Mayo Clinc

Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man (also known as The Gingerbread Boy or The Gingerbread Runner) is a fairy tale about a gingerbread man's escape from various pursuers and his eventual demise between the jaws of a fox. The Gingerbread Boy makes his first print appearance in "The Gingerbread Boy" the May 1875 issue of St. Nicholas Magazine in a cumulative tale.

In the 1875 St. Nicholas tale, a childless old woman bakes a gingerbread man who leaps from her oven and runs away. The woman and her husband give chase but fail to catch him. The Gingerbread man then outruns several farm workers and farm animals while taunting them with the phrase: "I've run away from a little old woman, A little old man, And I can run away from you, I can!"

The tale ends with a fox catching and eating the gingerbread man who cries as he's devoured, "I'm quarter gone...I'm half gone...I'm three-quarters gone...I'm all gone!"

The Gingerbread Man remains a common subject for American children's literature into the 21st century. The retellings often omit the original ending ("I'm quarter gone...I'm half gone...I'm three-quarters gone...I'm all gone!") and make other changes. In some variations, the fox feigns indifference to the edible man. The cookie then relaxes his guard and the fox snatches and devours him. In other versions, the Gingerbread Man halts in his flight at a riverbank, and after accepting the fox's offer as a ferry, he finds himself eaten mid-stream.

In some retellings, the Gingerbread Man taunts his pursuers with the famous line: "Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me. I'm the Gingerbread Man!"

Read, read as fast as you can! The fairy-tale is waiting for kids again. Here is your Gingerbread Man.

Once there lived an old man, an old woman, and a little boy. One day, the old woman was baking bread. With the dough that was left over, she made a Gingerbread Man with the little boy’s help. The old woman made the shape of the Gingerbread Man. The boy put two black currants as his eyes, and a red cherry as the nose, a crescent-shaped apple slice as the smiley mouth, and three grapes as three buttons on his shirt.

Then the old woman popped the Gingerbread Man into the oven, and went out to the garden. The little boy waited by the oven. He was very hungry.

After a while, the oven door opened suddenly, and the Gingerbread Man leapt out! The boy was amazed. The Gingerbread Man ran towards the door and raced down the garden.

The boy could not believe his eyes, but he soon yelled out, “Help! The Gingerbread Man is getting away!”

The old man, who was repairing his lawn mower, and the old woman, ran after the Gingerbread Man, shouting and screaming. The little boy joined them. So all three began to chase the Gingerbread Man.

However, the Gingerbread Man, still racing, shouted to them, 
“Run! Run! As fast as you can! But you cannot catch me. I am the Gingerbread Man!”

Soon, a spotted dog saw the Gingerbread Man and joined in the chase. He barked, “If I catch you, I will gobble you up.”

A hungry crow flying overhead saw the Gingerbread Man, and she also wanted to take a bite. “I will get you and munch on you,” she screeched.

She joined the little boy, the old man, the old woman, and the dog in chasing the Gingerbread Man.

However, the Gingerbread Man, still racing, shouted to them,
“Run! Run! As fast as you can! But you cannot catch me. I am the Gingerbread Man!”

At the end of the lane, three mowers were busy cutting grass. When they saw the Gingerbread Man, they stopped working, and wanted to eat him. They also ran after the Gingerbread Man.

Thus, the little boy, the old man, the old woman, the spotted dog, the hungry crow, and the three mowers were chasing the Gingerbread Man. However, the Gingerbread Man, still racing, shouted to them,
“Run! Run! As fast as you can! But you cannot catch me. I am the Gingerbread Man!”

After a while, the Gingerbread Man reached a farm. Standing at the gate, were two piglets waiting for the farmer to feed them. They were really hungry. When they saw the Gingerbread Man, they jumped out, and joined in the chase.

Thus, the little boy, the old man, the old woman, the spotted dog, the hungry crow, the three mowers, and the two piglets were chasing the Gingerbread Man.

However, the Gingerbread Man, still racing, shouted to them,
“Run! Run! As fast as you can! But you cannot catch me. I am the Gingerbread Man!”

As the Gingerbread Man raced on, a pony grazing on a meadow saw him. The pony thought the Gingerbread Man would be very tasty. “I will devour you in a couple of bites!” said the pony, and began to trot after the Gingerbread Man.

Thus, the little boy, the old man, the old woman, the spotted dog, the hungry crow, the three mowers, the two piglets and the pony were chasing the Gingerbread Man.

However, the Gingerbread Man, still racing, shouted to them,
“Run! Run! As fast as you can! But you cannot catch me. I am the Gingerbread Man!”

The Gingerbread Man raced faster than ever, and soon reached a riverbank. The river seemed quite deep. He gazed down at the water, and sighed, “Oh dear! What shall I do? I don’t know how to swim. They will catch me and eat me.”

There was a cunning fox hiding behind the grass on the riverbank. The cunning fox saw the Gingerbread Man, and licked his lips. He said, “My dear Gingerbread Man, are you in trouble?”

The Gingerbread Man replied, “Yes, I need to cross the river fast, but I can’t swim!”

The cunning fox said in a soothing voice, “Don’t worry, I am a very strong swimmer. Just jump onto my back and I will carry you across.”

Thus, the Gingerbread Man climbed onto the cunning fox’s back and the fox began to cross the river. When they reached the middle of the river, the cunning fox said, “My dear Gingerbread Man, please climb onto my nose, because the water is deep here, and you might drown.”

So, the Gingerbread Man climbed onto the fox’s nose. Immediately, the fox tossed him up into the air, opened his mouth and gobbled up the Gingerbread Man.

That was the end of the Gingerbread Man.

Meanwhile, the little boy, the old man, the old woman, the spotted dog, the hungry crow, the three mowers, the two piglets and the pony had reached the riverbank, and seen the fox gobbling the Gingerbread Man up.

The little boy sighed, “Oh! Now I can never eat the Gingerbread man.” He became very sad and disappointed.

The old woman said, “Don’t worry. Let’s go back to the kitchen and make another Gingerbread Man. This time, we will not let him run away and be eaten by a cunning fox.”

So, the little boy, the old man and the old woman went back to their house, and the spotted dog ran back to his kennel.

The hungry crow flew up into the sky and began to look for food.

The three mowers went back to their work.

The two piglets went back to their farm to wait for the farmer to feed them, and finally, the pony went back to grazing on the meadow. Everyone was looking forward to the next Gingerbread Man that the old lady was planning to bake.


Source: Wikipedia, Kids World Fun