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Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the study of subjective change. - Richard Bandler

NLP Defined

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Neuro-Linguistic Programming was born out of Gregory Bateson's question:

What is the difference that makes the difference?

As in, how is it that people with amazingly similar backgrounds can be so different in their ability to create a meaningful and fulfilling life experience for themselves and for others?

This led to the question:

If we can identify these differences, can we also make these differences teachable and learnable to enhance the life experience for everyone?

Over three decades ago, these questions were answered by Richard Bandler, John Grinder, and a host of others at Santa Cruz University with a resounding Yes! and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) was born.

Like many others, they had observed that people with similar education, training, background, and years of experience were achieving widely varying results ranging from wonderful to mediocre.

Bandler and Grinder were intrigued by these differences. They wanted to know how effectively people performed and accomplished their goals. And they wanted to know how to duplicate or model those effective behaviors and competence. Bandler and Grinder set out to "model" human excellence and experience in the fields of education, business, and therapy. What emerged from their work came to be called Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Over the years, a variety of creative and brilliant people have been attracted to Bandler's and Grinder's unique work and discoveries. They helped to expand the NLP model and organize it into a vast set of tools, skills, and information. As a result, there are NLP training centers throughout the United States, Canada, and many countries around the world. The conventional/classical form of Neuro-Linguistic Programming has made astonishing contributions to personal and professional communication, growth, and change and continues to do so.

Even if you have only recently heard of NLP, chances are you have already been exposed to it, in one form or another, without it being identified and without your realizing it. NLP is so useful for the whole human experience that many of its original tools and distinctions have already been integrated into education, training, business, and therapy, becoming part of the common sense wisdom of our society.

While including conventional NLP and many more aspects from the evolution of NLP, Therapeutic NLP is based mainly on NLP Marin's distinctly original, unconventional approach to its application of Neuro-Linguistic Programming session work (or Transformational NLP) with additions. NLP Marin's approach has evolved and unfolded over more than 30 years. Therapeutic NLP incorporates and adds my over 20 years of experience in providing personal and business change, my academic studies, and personal experiences. Therapeutic NLP mainly works and focuses on more serious issues that traditional therapies may not be able to resolve completely.

I am always happy to answer your individual questions. For further information on how I might assist you in your unique circumstances, please call:604-442-8657 or email

- Tracy