Presuppositions of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is not quite a belief and something we believe is 100% true all the time because we might be able to find counter examples to some of what I am going to tell you. I want you to think of them as attitudes that when we take on produce predictably excellent results. As an NLP trainer, coach and a hypnotist these are great attitudes to take on when I am working with clients, I encourage you to take these on as attitudes and try them you may find some you really like, some you don’t like so much. Try them out in your personal and professional life. Notice for yourself where they work and serve you, notice where they are useful in your life first and then you can worry about the exceptions down the road.
When we presuppose something we’re making an assumption that something is true and we are building upon that. For example if I say that by the end of this entire blog, I’m not sure which part of it you will have enjoyed the most. It could have been the live examples that I will share with you, could be the activities that I am going to share with you, it could be the learning of particular NLP Processes and how you can apply those processes to create dramatic and rapid change in different areas of your life or in helping others, it could be the techniques to change the way you look at yourself and the world. I don’t know which part you’ll enjoy most. That is really up to you to discover for yourself so you can imagine that.
Now realize, what is the first thing that I presupposed? What is the first thing that I build upon? That was that you’re going to complete this blog till the end.
Below is the list of presuppositions of NLP:
Each person is unique / the map is not the territory. There is no right or wrong in life. It is essentially the outcome of the way our thought process interprets the event. It is important to understand that we respond to our ‘mental maps’ or our interpretations of our world to arrive at a conclusion. These conclusions are different for different people.
There is a solution to every problem.
We have within us all the resources we ever need.
The person with the most flexibility in thinking and behavior has the greatest influence.
Mind and body are part of the same system.
Knowledge, thought, memory and imagination are the result of sequences and combination of ways of filtering and storing information.
In my next blog I will explain these presuppositions in details.