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What is NLP?

Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP for short, is a behavioral technology, which simply means that it comprises a set of guiding principles, attitudes and techniques about real-life behavior, as opposed to a series of removed, scientific theorems.

It allows you to change, adopt or to eliminate behaviors, as you desire, and affords you the ability to choose your mental, emotional, and physical states of well-being.

Neuro: The nervous system (the mind), through which experience is processed via the five senses:

  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Kinesthetic
  • Olfactory
  • Gustatory

Linguistic: Language and other non-verbal communication systems through which our neural representations are coded, ordered and given meaning, which includes:

  • Pictures
  • Sounds
  • Feelings
  • Tastes
  • Smells
  • Words (Self Talk)

Programming: The ability to discover and utilize the programs that we run (our communication to ourselves and others) in our neurological systems to achieve our specific and desired outcomes.

In other words, NLP is how to use the language of the mind to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes.


With NLP, you learn how to grow from every single life experience, thus increasing your ability to create a better quality of life.

NLP is a very pragmatic technology based on an ability to produce your desired results, thus allowing you to become proficient at creating your future!

Why NLP? Simply because it's proven to work. If you want to have more choices about your behavior and emotion, to improve your relationships and the way you communicate, and create better results through becoming a greater thinker, then NLP can provide you with a step-by-step framework for achieving all this and more. Not just in the short term, but lasting transformation, which can stay with you for your entire life.

What are some beliefs of NLP? This is a short list summarizing some of the thinking behind NLP.

  • People are not their behaviors. Accept the person; change the behavior
  • People have all the resources they need to succeed and achieve their desired outcomes
  • The meaning of the communication is the response you get
  • Everyone is doing the best they can with the resources they have available
  • We are in charge of our minds and therefore our results
  • There is no failure, only feedback

The staff of Sellwood Healing are NLP master practitioners. For more information, by email: or by phone: (503) 351-3624.