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How Is NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Used In The Classroom?


How Can NLP Benefit Children? 


Neuro-Linguistic Programming for children has many benefits. Teachers who learn this modality will be more effective in the classroom in relation to communication. Children with conditions such as depression, dyslexia, peer pressure, and many others. NLP can assist in alleviating  these symptoms and help boost self-confidence.

NLP for children is not an all-purpose solution; instead, it focuses on finding flexible strategies that suit each child and their unique needs. 

Learning can generally be defined as the process of acquiring knowledge. To obtain this knowledge, children must process information, and NLP focuses specifically on the different methods that the children can do this. 


One facet of NLP that is typically an accepted practice in a majority of schools rests on the theory that children favour different learning styles.


These fall into three categories:

– Visual learning

– Kinaesthetic

– Auditory learning

However, note that learning styles are not limited to only these three categories, and a child’s favoured learning style may change in the future or depending on circumstances.

Therefore, a teacher implementing NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) in their classrooms will apply different techniques to spot the different preferred learning styles of each student. They will then adjust their teaching style and learning materials to make sure that all students have the best opportunity to take in information.


How Can NLP Help Children learn?


Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques change the focus from simple cramming of information to developing rudimental sensory processes to embed learning into the children’s subconscious mind, hence having far more longevity. 

Other NLP techniques involve the use of metaphors and visualisation, which can often be seen in sports psychology, where they are used to boost an athlete’s performance. Similarly, teachers could use different responses to different situations and apply these methods to change a child’s negative mindset.

There are several NLP tools that can come in handy in helping children surpass their learning limitations. Methods such as ‘Learning state’ and ‘Anchoring’ can also be used to help a child improve their concentration and learn practical ways to deal with stress and anxiety. Such tools have been seen to boost confidence in students. As a result, children welcome learning, which in turn translates to better results. 

If you’re considering NLP as a tool for your school, contact Mindset Mastery today to learn about how we can help you!