Frequently Asked Questions

What is NLP?

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Neuro refers to your neurology; Linguistic refers to language; programming refers to how that neural language functions. In other words, learning NLP is like learning the language of your own mind!

NLP is Solutions Focussed NLP is not about the historical causes of a particular issue or challenge, it is about the current responses to it and the changes that could/can be made to reach/define a more desirable outcome. In this respect, NLP challenges current attitudes and possible resistance to change and helps chart a course to a more resourceful future.

NLP is generative NLP is always about creating choices and exploring those choices. There is the fundamental belief that the person with the greatest behavioural flexibility will perform better in a range of tasks, challenges, and situations.

NLP is Holistic NLP considers the link between Mind and Body; Emotions and Experience; Behaviours and Values.


What is NLP in simple terms?

The user manual for the mind.


What is NLP Coaching?

It is a combination of NLP & Life Coaching, it deals with the conscious and subconscious mind.


The ultimate introduction to NLP: How to build a successful life?

NLP deals directly with subconscious beliefs and behaviours to install new empowering beliefs and behaviours, to allow a person to develop into who they need to be.


Coaching with NLP: How to be a master coach?

NLP takes coaching to a different level, most life coaches only deal with the conscious mind, but more decisions are made in the subconscious than the conscious. Therefore NLP has become the key differentiating factor between being an average coach and a Masterful coach.


What is an NLP Practitioner?

In short, an NLP Practitioner is a highly useful and resourceful Coach who uses the methodology of NLP in a professional way to help others.


What is NLP life coaching?

It is a combination of NLP & Life Coaching, it deals with the conscious and subconscious mind.


How to use the power of NLP to be more dynamic and successful?

The Techniques in NLP empower you to install automated unconscious behaviours and responses, changing your normal fear-based reaction into a confident and courageous response.


What is NLP used for?

NLP is used as a method of personal development through promoting skills, such as self-reflection, confidence, and communication. Practitioners have applied NLP commercially to achieve work-orientated goals, such as improved productivity or job progression.


What is the NLP technique?

It’s a technique that brings fast effective and lasting change.


What is NLP training?

NLP training is the face-to-face transference of skills, knowledge, and techniques, that are used to bring change to our clients.


What is NLP copywriting?

NLP is the power of the use of language that speaks directly to the subconscious mind, many copywriters are trained in NLP to be able to transfer knowledge and emotion through the power of NLP language to ensure they speak to the conscious and the subconscious mind of the reader.


What does NLP stand for?

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming – Neuro refers to the neurological pathways in the brain – Linguistic refers to the primary way we, as humans, share experience – Programming refers to ‘repeatable’ behaviours (generally of an unconscious origin).


What is NLP all about?

NLP is about Subjective Human Experience How individuals respond to the reality that is out there, turn it into a reality which is ‘in here’ (pointing to my head) and relate to that experience is the primary interest of NLP.

NLP is about Change Change is the only constant in the universe. NLP is about supporting change within the individual, change in their behaviours, and change in the way they relate to themselves and others. The various NLP tools and approaches support the individual in exploring how their beliefs, attitudes, and attitudes drive their perceptions and responses to the world.

NLP is about ‘excellence’ NLP practitioners often talk about excellence and the notion of ‘modeling’ it. There is a presupposition that if one person can do something, finding out about HOW they do WHAT they do could be of benefit to others. By modeling communication patterns, behavioural responses and thought processes insights into effective and affective behaviours can be gained.

NLP is about questioning One of the ‘key’ models in NLP is called the “Meta Model”. This is a framework that is used to connect what is being said by a person to the deeper meanings or truths not stated and the implied values and belief systems. What we say is a shorthand version of what we could say or might want to say, feel, or would like to feel, think, or might want to think. An experienced NLP Practitioner will ask a series of questions, some playful some provoking a lot of thought. in order to connect the ‘words’ with the ‘internal experience’. In doing so the individual can explore the choices they make and the behaviours they adopt.


What is the history of NLP?

NLP was created by John Grinder and Richard Bandler. For the most part, this is true if an oversimplification. NLP refers to the set of tools and approaches defined and collated by Bandler and Grinder in the 1970s which were directly influenced by behaviourist approaches to human learning; post-modern philosophical ideas like radical-constructivism and the Human Potential Movement. Key in the development of early NLP ‘models’ were Milton Erickson, Virginia Satir, and Fritz Perls whose technique and communication patterns were studied by Grinder, Bandler, Pucelik, and others.


What does NLP do?

NLP makes broad sweeping generalisations This is true in as far as the presuppositions which lie at the core of NLP are simply statements of possibility. They are ideas about the nature of perception, behaviour, and the way the world works. They are linked by a question that seeks to discover “what would happen if this generalisation were true…?” or “what other choices would be possible if this were true?”


How to become a life coach?

Do the Certified NLP Life Coach Course with Action Factory.


What is a life coach?

A life coach is someone who helps people move forward and reach their personal and professional goals.


How to become a life coach in South Africa?

Do a Certified Life Coach Course.


What does a life coach do?

A life coach is someone who helps people move forward and reach their personal and professional goals. They do this through listening, encouraging, and coaching people through specific challenges to reach certain milestones.


What is a life coach’s salary?

Life Coaching in South Africa can earn anything between R20 000 – R100 000 per month, depending on your skill, capability, and ability,


How to be a life coach?

The best life coaches undergo face-to-face training with a reputable company where the trainer is a true master in his field where he can transfer the real knowledge required.


What does a life coach cost?

Anything between R300 – R1000 per hour.


How to register as a life coach?

Go to


How to be the best life coach?

Practice practice practice.

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