Nlp Isn't New

I heard that NLP is one of the newest sciences , but I don't think that is true .
I read in history about a lot of people who were using the skills of this science  or very similar skills .

bluenebula bluenebula
22-25, M
5 Responses Sep 14, 2010

It was developed in the 1970s.

I am a master practitioner, and the more I learn, the more I realize this has been available forever. With NLP, we are not actually giving them anything other than ideas, concepts, tools to use. The actual items, neuron connections, etc. are there and have always been there and able to work in diverse ways.

So to answer your question, yes it has been around for ages, it is the way God created us. Just not so long ago, 50 years ago or so, that someone labeled it and called it a process.

I agree with this. Every time I learn a new NLP skill, I realize I am not actually learning anything new, but gaining a language and an efficiency for accessing and teaching others.

NLP isn't exactly a science, it is a technique to turn skills and techniques into a model that can be taught to others.

The skills and techniques are old, skills we probably had when we all lived in caves but we never possessed a method of transferring skills that is as efficient as NLP.

Many threads of thought have been gathered together to form the area of interest that has been given the fairly new name of NLP. There are some techniques which are more or less unprecedented, but many are derived from diverse areas that have a considerably longer history. Ancient greek sophistry is one of the sources of language study actively pursued in the world of NLP, though the average practitioner might not be aware of this.

There are a lot of things that a lot of people have done, or just a few, during history.<br />
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Which is quite unrelated to whether these doings have been studied, analysed, *modeled* in fact so that other people can do them too, or avoid doing them, as the case may be.<br />
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"The behaviour is not the technique."