Welcome to the online NLP Knowledge Base. Let’s keep it short and simple: our goal with the NLP Knowledge Base is to make Neuro Linguistic Programming accessible to everyone, worldwide. This website is free and will remain free.
If you like this website and want more, please consider purchasing one of our books on NLP:
NLP, Vol I: Knowledge – more info
Learn the basics of NLP in an easy to read and apply manual, written by top NLP master trainers and teachers at the NLP College.
NLP, Vol II: Techniques – more info
All of NLP techniques in one volume, written by top NLP master trainers and teachers at the NLP College.Hundreds of techniques, organized alphabetically for easy reference and explained in a simple form. How to end procrastination, learn faster, get over grief or anxieties or fears, resolve childhood issues, become more assertive, change limiting beliefs, make better decisions, and so many more methods of neuro-linguistic-programming.
If there was one really useful website on NLP…
…it would be full of NLP patterns.
Everyone who learns Neuro Linguistic Programming knows the power of the patterns and strategies that employ the skills and knowledge of NLP. Whether you have just been introduced to the basics, or you have mastered advanced material and patterns, this work provides you with more than 300 patterns in a concise reference format. We have selected each pattern for its value and relevance. If you know the pattern, you can refresh your memory; if you want to learn it, you can do it without wading through fluff such as long explanations of NLP terms, or magical stories of healing and success. We chose to make this website free of theories and stories, instead packing it with the most practical guidelines and advice. We have selected patterns that you can use for your personal development, coaching sessions, clinical work, and business applications such as persuasion, sales, leadership and management. If you would like to use these patterns on yourself, you can follow the steps, or use your own voice to create a recording.
In making recordings for yourself, leave time between the instructions that are long enough for you to work through the procedure. Alternatively, you can pause your player for as long as you need for each step. We recommend the latter approach. It is more flexible and saves time in recording.
A very serious problem with much of the published material on NLP is that they are poorly written or contain an enormous amount of fluff. We have read more than 90% of the books in this field by now. Much of the material presented in those books is vague, makes a lot of assumptions about what the reader knows and what he or she can interpret, and even contradicts itself at times.
NLP developed, for the most part, outside an academic or scientifically informed process. Thus, many of the contributors to NLP developed their patterns without necessarily knowing existing interventions or information available to clinical or research communities. Ironically, though, NLP developers are responsible for perspectives and techniques that many psychotherapists now take for granted.
These developers either originated them, or developed systematic training to make them accessible, but do not receive credit from the mainstream for their revolutionary contributions.
The power of NLP lies in its base of presuppositions and practical experience. NLP developers have leveraged this base to create powerfully effective patterns. However, these writers often neglect to tell the reader whether they have successfully used a pattern with many people. This work attempts to improve the situation:
1) By carefully selecting patterns that have solid reputations in the NLP community, and which the authors knows of first-hand,
2) With the help of a team of professional editors, painstakingly and unambiguously writing the patterns with very specific steps, so that they can be followed by a broad readership that includes people with only a basic understanding of NLP, and
3) Re-engineering the patterns liberally, to take advantage of current knowledge in areas such as psychotherapy and learning theory. In many patterns, significant changes are made simply by applying existing knowledge and the experience of the authors and consultants. However, they remain very much in alignment with the presuppositions of NLP and the intent of the pattern.
This NLP Knowledge Base is not the last word on NLP patterns. It is a work in progress, just as NLP is an evolving base of theory and knowledge. It is also where your involvement and contributions can be seen. While you read this website, practice the concepts and methods, applying them on yourself and others. Keep an open mind, discover what works best, and write us about your insights, successes, and any patterns you feel belong here. Help us make future editions of this website even more useful and powerful.
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