NLP Q&A: Can I solve a bunch of personal problems using NLP on myself?
Here is a question I received yesterday from one of our readers.
This question resembles our first FAQ question, if you remember… But we’ll work on the same theme again. The more we discuss this, the clearer the “already nebulous” definition of NLP will become.
NLP serves as a framework, an overarching model. You can’t “use NLP on yourself” any more than you could use philosophy, biology, carpentry or engineering on yourself. These are just fields. It would be like asking if you can use carpentry to build a house. Well… yes and no!
What you’re looking for is a technique or a set of techniques. A swish pattern. A submodality overlap. A strategy elicitation and/or installation. A compulsion blowout. Those are tools developed by NLP-trained practitioners you can use to solve problems and achieve the results you desire.
While it may not seem so, it’s critical for you to differentiate the two. Differentiate epistemology from technique.
Take that step towards mastery.