NLP Practitioner

Presuppositions

Written by Lee Avery

Before delving in to the tools and techniques that make up NLP it is important to understand that Neuro-Linguistic Programming was developed from and has its roots in Psychological Therapy. Much of the core material comes from the distillation of the approaches of some of the most effective therapists into their core components.

 What this boils down to is simple; for an NLP practitioner to be effective they need to take on board some of the pre-suppositions that therapists have.

What is a Presupposition?

A presupposition is something that you assume is true even if you might want to believe otherwise. For example, some of the presuppositions for playing tennis are that you have a tennis ball, tennis rackets and an opponent.

The Presuppositions within NLP are things that you assume are true about the client. Where it becomes difficult with the presuppositions of NLP is the tendency to fall back on to your own map of the world and forget that you must take the assumptions into account.

The Presuppositions of NLP could be considered as the core beliefs of Neuro-Linguistic Programming that form the foundations upon which the tools, techniques and skills are built.

About the author

Lee Avery

Professional Therapist, Clinical Hypnosis & NLP Trainer with over 25 years of experience in training new professionals and treating clients. He specialises in Trauma related Psychological health issues. After years of running training classes Lee has decided to publish his training materials online to further the accessibility of NLP and Hypnosis. He is an advocate for Clinical Hypnosis Excellence and is constantly looking to improve the professional standing of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy within the medical community.

He also runs Achieving Greatness a software development company producing mobile apps for the mental health community.

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