The presuppositions are the central principles of NLP; they are its guiding philosophy, its beliefs. These principles are called presuppositions because you pre-suppose them to be true and then act as if they were. You then discover what happens. If you like the results then continue to act as if they are true. They form a set of ethical principles for life.



Every behavior has a positive intention.

All actions have a purpose

People work perfectly

We already have all the resources we need, or we can create them

The unconscious mind balances the conscious; it is not malicious  >>>

The map is not the territory; people respond to their experience, not to reality itself

Experience has a structure

Having a choice is better than not having a choice

People make the best choice they can at the time

If one person can do something, anyone can learn to do it

Modeling successful performance leads to excellence  >>>

Mind and body form a system; they are different expressions of the one person.

We process all information through our senses

You cannot not communicate.

The meaning of your communication is the response you get  >>>

There is no such thing as failure, only feedback  >>>

If you want to understand act  >>>

If what you are doing isn't working, do something else  >>>