What is NLP?
Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) is the study of successful thinking: a set of skills with which everything you do and want to do, will go better. Unlike psychoanalysis, which is mainly close to the 'why', NLP is very practical and focuses on the 'how'.
NLP was composed by Richard Bandler, John Grinder and Frank Pucelik. They noticed the conventional ways of psychotherapy did not always work and they would like to try other ways. They studied renown therapists like Fritz Perls, worked closely with Virginia Satir and Milton Erickson and NLP was born from all the techniques that really worked for patients and others.