What is NLP?
No, it isn’t Natural Language Processing that I am referring to. I am referring to Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLP helps to change your internal programs; it helps you to Change the way you think, speak and behave. It is by far one of the most empowering tools I have come across. To know more about it, please visit www.masteryourself.in. You’ll also get more details about our training programs and how you can register for one of them. 🙂
My background and how I got into NLP:
I come from a background in Psychology. Why did I take Psychology? My father handed me the prospectus of a college and said I could choose to study anything that I wanted. I glanced through and chanced upon this fascinating subject. I knew nothing about it except that it was about reading minds (or I thought so, like most people). My second reason was, I would have nothing to do with Mathematics or numbers if I took this subject (again, or so I thought!). The first year of college went very well. The start of my second year was when the professors dropped a bomb on me. They said we’d have a new paper called Statistics from this year on! I thought, “Oh no! What have I done! I deliberately went into the lion’s den.” But it was a point of no return, and I liked the subject very much.
To add to it, my statistics teacher was very kind, unlike the rather strict Mathematics teachers I experienced in school. So, I thought, let me give it a shot! To my surprise, I aced in Statistics!! That was a euphoric moment for me! And that’s how I continued to do my Masters in Psychology as well. What about PhD….you ask? My Dad did ask that too! I registered! And the story ends there! This time, I backed out. I thought I’d save it for another day. I am too busy with other things, or so I’d like to say. 🙂
When I wasn’t looking, I found a brilliant job in a fantastic company. That’s how I got into the corporates—a little over a decade of experience as an HR professional. But I did do two decades of work in that one decade itself. I had nothing else to do, so I thought I’d keep the ceiling from falling in the organisations I worked for by constantly sticking to the office walls! (You remember the lizard story from earlier, don’t you?)
Moving forward to 2012, a casual conversation with a friend got me enrolled for an NLP Training. That’s where I met my mentor, Arul Subramaniam. I saw the ease at which he was enabling people to achieve their breakthroughs and break long-held patterns. He helped me with mine too. I was asthmatic and had an acute phobia of water. Post the training, I got the courage to go ahead and learn swimming. I also got rid of asthma. That has been an incredible story, from using an inhaler four times a day to once in 8 years. I was intrigued, and I went ahead to complete all the levels of training. By the end of 2013, I was a certified NLP Trainer. By the end of 2016, I dared to come out of the comfort of a corporates and plunged into NLP full time.