What is neuro linguistic programming (NLP) and how is it used in hypnotherapy?

Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) is a technique that focuses on the connection between the neurological processes of the brain, the language used by individuals, and how both of these factors affect a person's behavior. In hypnotherapy, NLP is used as an adjunct to traditional hypnosis to facilitate change in the client. NLP techniques such as anchoring, reframing, and language patterns are used to help clients change limiting beliefs and behaviors.

Anchoring is a technique that is used to link a positive emotion or state to a specific action or trigger. In hypnotherapy, an anchor is created by inducing a positive emotional state in the client, then associating that state with a physical or sensory cue such as touching the ear or holding a particular object. Reframing involves changing the meaning of an experience or situation to help the client perceive it in a more positive or useful way. Language patterns involve using specific words and phrases to communicate with the client's subconscious mind and facilitate change.