The world we live in is indeed a fast moving one that can often times trap us in a web of uncertainty. In such times as this, we may require a therapy to get us functional again. There are a couple of methods through which therapy can be conducted and Neuro-Linguistic Programming happens to be one of them.
Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) is able to do this because it is a means of identifying, recognizing and replicating patterns in human behavior. These recognized patterns and perceptions are subsequently made available for skill training, and behavior modification and study.
What are the Examples of Conditions that NLP Therapy Can Handle?
NLP has proved as efficient therapy for a range of psychological issues such as phobias, PTSD, trauma, anxiety and depression.
What is the Process of Applying NLP in Therapy?
For the process of a Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy session, it is best practice to allow the patient to be in charge right from the initiation of the therapy to concluding it. This is because the sessions and the therapeutic directions will be determined by the outcomes which the client have set for himself. From this, the therapist will have to focus on this desired outcome and it will pretty much decide the process. However, this is not absolute since these desired outcomes may be altered by the clients in the process of the therapy. If and when this changes, the process will also have to follow the same pattern. This means that nothing can be assumed until the sessions are started and concluded. Meaning each of the session and even the overall therapeutic direction is solely determined by the ecological outcomes that has been set by the client since the client might have his own desired outcomes for each session and for the entirety of the therapy session.
Is There an Absolute Step to be taken when Applying NLP in Therapy?
The job of a therapist especially the NLP type is like the job of an explorer who just keeps searching and adjusting as the need arises. From the onset of the therapy, the therapist cannot categorically state the outcome or route of the therapy as he relies on situations as they arise. However, a definitive guide is to know that all of the answers that the patient seeks to have are already locked in and so what the therapist does is to work together with the client to reveal these answers and look for ways to use them in solving the psychological problem for which the therapy session was requested.
How Does NLP Help in Therapy?
The key to using NLP in therapy lies in being able to help the patient to discover their own inner structures because it is these structures that are generating the problem. Understanding these structures as the source of their problem is the first part of the holistic therapy. When this understanding is gained, the patient or client then gets clarity on how the restructuring of these structures can help their situation and serve them better.
From the ongoing discussion, we see that NLP and CBT can be applied for the soul purpose of therapy. The relationship is that NLP can give rise to a full-spectrum, client-centered CBT. Even though we have not discussed the nitty gritty of either CBT or NLP, we can easily see a relationship emanating from them both. It is also important to understand that NLP’s positive practices in therapy are duly supported by science and that NLP is the additional part of CBT that will grant it a full set of clinical tools that can be used for therapy.