Neuro-linguistic therapy was pioneered in the 1970’s by John Grinder and Richard Bandler, and centers on the idea that every individual person has their perception of reality, which may or may not match up as successfully as they would like with objective reality. The goal of neuro-linguistic therapy is to take in the actions and communications of others, possibly through modelling, language and visualization techniques, and just pure observation. The idea is that this exposure to other ways of thinking/being can help broaden one’s “map” of the world, hopefully making it more strongly suited to the person’s needs. Therapists who practice this approach believe there are six logical levels of change: 1) purpose and spirituality, 2) identity, 3) beliefs and values, 4) capabilities and skills, 5) behaviors, and 6) environment. Each of these are areas in which observing and gaining data can help broaden one’s view.
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