NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming
NLP or, to give it its full title Neuro-linguistic programming, was created by Dr. John Grinder (co-author of Whispering in the Wind), and Richard Bandler.
Neuro linguistic programming (NLP) explores the relationship between how we think (neuro), how we communicate both verbally and non-verbally (linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour and emotion (programmes).
Whispering in the Wind is the latest book covering the subject of neuro linguistic programming, by Dr. John Grinder and Carmen Bostic-St.Clair.
Neuro-linguistic programming is an epistemology, in that it studies how we know what we know and it is also a methodology for creating practical descriptions of how we function as human beings. The purpose of Neuro-linguistic programming is to study, describe and transfer models of human excellence. (Modelling).
There are a number of descriptions of what is NLP. The founders of NLP Dr. John Grinder and Richard Bandler defined NLP as the study of the structure of subjective experience (Dilts et al; 1980). Judith DeLozier and John Grinder (1987) define NLP as "an accelerated learning strategy for the detection and utilization of patterns in the world".