10 Common NLP Terms Explained for Novices

For someone who is new to the world of NLP, the numerous terminologies can be a challenge to totally understand. This is why we will be explaining ten of the most common NLP terms that you are most likely to come about as you begin your NLP journey to actualisation.

  1. Anchoring:

This is an NLP term that helps in recalling some memories that are associated with some stimulus. Here memory recalls are being associated with your stimulus to ensure easy recall. Some of this responses which can be positive or negative are formed and reinforced by repeated stimuli. In NLP anchoring involves a strong solid experience of a desired state linked with some notable stimulus whereby repetition of the stimulus will re-associate and restore the experience of the state.

  1. Behavior

NLP is all about duplicating excellence and modelling how we communicate to others and ourselves. It helps in noticing both conscious and unconscious behavioral pattern of your life. Behavior can be referred to as ways individuals express how and what they feel about the world around them. According to NLP your behavior defines who you are as an individual. This is because your personality traits, memories, attitude, beliefs, decisions and languages are interpreted through your behavior.

  1. Sub-modality

Sub-modality in NLP helps you to differentiate between structures within a sensory representation. This particular NLP terms concentrates more on structures rather than contents. NLP also states that change within sub-modalities will relate with other felt signs that leads to mental impression.

  1. Distortion

Distortion belongs to the same class as generalisation and deletion. It is on these three major processes that the Meta Model is based. Distortion in NLP doesn’t drift much from its English meaning. Distortion is used to mean when something is mistaken for what it is not. A good example is when you see something that looks like a snake and you are frightened even when it is not actually a snake.

  1. First Position

In NLP, we talk about Perceptual Positions. The First Position is one of such perceptual positions. It borders on how we see scenarios. In the first person perceptual position, you are basically looking at occurrences through your own eyes.

  1. Generalisation

Generalisation along alongside distortion and deletion that are the basis of the meta model. It is not so different from the English meaning of the world. In NLP, it means when one occurrence is used to generalize all of other occurrences.

  1. Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is the application or exploitation of the hypnotic state for bringing about major changes in your life or in the lives of others.

  1. Kinaesthetic

Kinaesthetic can be internal or internal. It can be defined as the representational systems that deals with feelings and sensations.

  1. Limiting Belief

These are the beliefs that end up confining you to only the possibilities that it allows you to see.

  1. Meta Position

This is basically a perspective that is different from a situation that enables you to look at the situation differently.

There you have them; the ten most common terms you are more likely to come across as you journey through the valley of NLP. Learn them and increase your rate of mastering NLP.