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Jill Yarrow

Integrative Mind Specialist

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

NLP was founded in the 70’s by John Grinder and Richard Bandler and is based on the study of successful human performance by identifying models and patterns of behaviour.


According to Richard Bandler; ‘Neuro-linguistic programming is a model of interpersonal communication chiefly concerned with the relationship between successful patterns of behaviour and the subjective experiences (especially patterns of thought) underlying them and a system of alternative therapy based on this, which seeks to educate people in self-awareness and effective communication and to change their patterns of mental and emotional behaviour’.


NLP stands for neuro linguistic programming and it describes the fundamental dynamics between the mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interaction affects our body and behaviour (programming).  Together, they encompass the three most influential components involved in creating human experience.


Every one of us are complex and unique and we all have a ‘map’ of our own reality.  This map is based on our own individual influences, experiences and belief systems which shaped our map and formed the programs we run.  We perceive and process these experiences and information through our internal representational systems.  This information is sent via our central nervous system to our brains.  We then translate these perceptions into assumptions, expectations, meanings and beliefs, which may or may not be accurate.  As we go along, we filter, distort and magnify this information so it matches the program we have created to explain our own life experiences.


 Sometimes, our map doesn’t serve us well.  It can create limiting self-beliefs, fears and anxieties. Our mind serves to protect us well but in doing so can be our best friend or our worst enemy.

What we allow ourselves to perceive, determines what we can achieve.


NLP is a method of personal development, a tool for self-discovery to improve your own performance. It is a practical and pragmatic approach to overcoming self-limiting beliefs and negative emotions.  It facilitates more effective communication skills and re-aligns us with our goals.


What we have learned in the past, so we can unlearn. By changing our internal representation and perspective, we can shift our perception to dramatic new ways of thinking (re-programing) and create new neurological drivers and pathways.  NLP can help you make new choices, discard or incorporate new ideas or resources and create new, more positive experiences.


For more information on personal consultations or workshops call

Jill on 01638 742167 / 07712 446264 or email: jill@evokeresilience.co.uk


“The world as we have created it, is a process of our thinking.

It cannot be changed without changing our thinking”

Albert Einstein