Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
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Learn about the natural health benefits of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) & find an Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner/clinic in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to assist you further within New Zealand.


Founded By: John Grinder and Richard Bandler, (1975-1976), who published their first work on NLP entitled, ‘The Structure of Magic Vol. I and II’.
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Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) | The Wellness DirectoryNeuro-Linguistic Programming illustrates the basic energies between the mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their relationship plays a part within our body and the training of our behavior.  These three factors; neurology, programming and language are all then encompassed in creating human experience.  Our body’s work, based upon the regulation of our neurological system, how we create and see the world is established by our programming and how we communicate with others is determined by our linguistic ability.

Neuro-Linguistic programming is intended to aid the development of behavioral aptitude and flexibility.  The therapy enables the growth of individual distinction, by providing skills and tools and creating a system of change, communication and allowing the power of belief.  These tools and skills are utilized for self-discovery and supporting and encouraging individuals to explore themselves and their purpose for being.

NLP over a number of years has developed tools for communication, which have been valuable and influential.  These tools can be applied to nearly any area in a person's life including counseling, parenting, sport, health, coaching, sales, personal growth and business.  In addition, NLP has been highly successful in supporting individuals to overcome their phobias, as well as enabling clients to realise and eradicate other self-imposed mind blocks.


Neuro-Lingusitic Programming may benefit the following physical and mental conditions:

  • Abdominal Pain                  
  • Abuse                      
  • Addiction – Alcohol/Drugs          
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  
  • Agoraphobia                  
  • Amnesia                      
  • Anger Management              
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks              
  • Autism                      
  • Asperger’s Syndrome              
  • Bereavement                  
  • Bipolar Disorder                  
  • Bullying                      
  • Depression                      
  • Diagnosed Disorders/Diseases          
  • Digestive Disorders              
  • Disability Issues                  
  • Eating Disorders                    
  • Erectile Problems                    
  • Fainting                      
  • Fainting   
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • Grief/Betrayal
  • HIV                      
  • Hyperhidrosis/Excessive Sweating
  • Impotence
  • Insomnia
  • Low Self Worth/Esteem
  • Migraines
  • Nightmares
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Psychosomatic Disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Harm/Injury
  • Sexual Addiction/Abuse
  • Stress – Emotional/Physical
  • Suicidal Thoughts/Attempts
  • Trauma
  • Vertigo


NLP can be experienced on a one-to-one or group basis and be carried out in a calm, relaxed and peaceful environment.  The initial NLP consultation may take between 45 to 60 minutes. The session starts by talking about the current issues or limitations you wish to address. During the discussion, the NLP therapist will review your current beliefs, subjective experiences and behavioral patterns.  After confiding with your practitioner the rest of the time is focused on helping you make the necessary shifts to improve your situation.  These changes may be emotional, motivational, breaking habitual patterns, achieving goals or overcoming a traumatic experience.  Upon realizing your own patterns and having the tools and skills available to remove these self inflicted habits, such as phobias, an individual can attain empowerment within their life and become more highly aware of their own being.  Furthermore this enables you to create new and more beneficial beliefs, behaviors and solutions.

NLP has established a highly regarded reputation for it’s effective and fast solutions to problems, as compared with other more conventional approaches.  This can be evident when treating an individual for a phobia, as these types of issues can be remedied in up to two sessions.  However issues surrounding self-esteem and confidence can take anywhere between four to six sessions as the strategies for dealing with these issues can be more wide ranging.

It has proved successful in helping with a number of conditions and is often used alongside other complementary therapies such as Hypnotherapy, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Life Coaching.


Research has shown NLP to be a safe therapy when applied by a trained or qualified NLP practitioner and can be an effective treatment for people of all ages. It is wise to carry out some research and select a naturopath who is either a member of, or accredited by, an association or professional body such as The New Zealand Association of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NZANLP).  NLP practitioners are obligated to a code of ethics and procedure that determines the therapy is carried out in a suitable and safe environment.  These regulations also guarantee a specialist who has undergone certifiable training and receives professional upskilling.

The Wellness Directory provides a ready-made referral list of certified NLP Practitioners within your region.  We fully encourage you to do some independent research by checking out individual credentials, i.e. experience, training, qualifications, relevant client feedback and so forth.

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