NLP Practitioners belive there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro-), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (programming), and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life.
There are a variety of techniques that can be used in NLP. NLP is not the same as hypnosis or hypnotherapy. Instead, it is based on the conscious use of language to change thoughts and behaviour.
Practitioners have applied NLP to help with goals like improving self-confidence.
It has also been applied as a therapy for treating mood swings, phobias, depression, anxiety, stress and numerous mental conditions.