Nlp and learning

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NLP and learning

Learning is the activity or process of gaining knowledge, values or skill by studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something. In addition, leaning is a complex process where everyone needs and requires different methods and strategies to learn. On the other hand Neuro-Linguistic Programming has been described as the science of success which serves to create a positive association with the act of learning. Consequently, NLP is an approach that can have a significant and positive impact in the learning process of students.

Nowadays, it is necessary a change into the classroom because students do not have motivation and self-control. Moreover, a huge percentage of students think that they cannot success in their tasks. But before to make a connection between both terms it is necessary to clarify what NLP means. According to Dilts, R. (2011) Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behavior (programming). The phrase NLP was coined by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the early 1970s and the pair have made claims that NLP can treat problems such as phobias, depression, bad habits, psychosomatic problems and learning disorders. Nonetheless, not everything about NLP is positive because according to Sandier, R. (n.d) NLP is too "cold" and "technical," and while it may be successful with simple habits and phobias, it doesn't deal with "core existential issues."

Sandier, R. (n.d) although lots of psychologists and social workers use NLP to do what they call "therapy," it's more appropriate to describe NLP as an educational process. Basically we are developing ways to teach, people how to use their own brains. NLP is not just and approach that can be compare with others easily because NLP provides not only tools and skills for our development as learners but also self-discovery. Moreover, according to Dilts, R. (2011) NLP is not only about competence and excellence; it is about wisdom and vision.

NLP has been described as a process that accelerated learning. Eh, P & Smee, L. (2002) declared that NLP unable people to learn more quickly and also it can be used as a key to unlock power of the large array of accelerated learning techniques and technologies of the last three decades. This description makes NLP a crucial element that could help teachers in the process of teaching. It is also been said that NLP enables us to apply techniques with more precision and effect. In other words NLP can facilitate our process of learning because it has been demonstrated that studying and teaching are more effective when NLP is used. Eh, P & Smee, L. (2002) mentioned that having received NLP training; give them the possibility to find that many of their own limitations began to dissolve.

NLP is an approach that it is not only focusing on gift people; it is an approach that it is also concerned for those who are searching for a way to accomplish personal growth. Eh, P & Smee, L. (2002) suggested that with the use of NLP people can model the internal states of mind of those who excel at a variety of intelligences and also can help to enable less gift students to gain new abilities to achieve their goals. So, NLP is an approach that it is not only focused on those who excel knowledge but also for those who want to achieve their goals.

To sum up NLP is an approach originated by John Grinder and Richard Bandler. Neuro-Linguistic Programming that symbolizes the relationship between brain, language and body. It is an approach that has given a lot of things to the educational field for the reason that it has improved the current models and techniques.


Eh, P & Smee, L. (2002). Neuro linguistic programming: the key to accelerated learning. Extracted from:

Dilts, R. (2011). A Proposed Distinction for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Extracted from:

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