|NLP studies the internal processing of the mind and how that processing shapes external behavior. A fundamental thesis of neuro-linguistic programming is that behavior flows from internal state.
If my inner state is joyful and expectant, I behave one way. If my inner state is anxious and uneasy, I behave differently. Drawing on this principle, NLP then examines the mental processes we use to create specific internal states.
By learning how to create more resourceful states, we empower ourselves to behave more effectively and to generate greater options for responding to life.