The meaning of NLP is Neuro Linguistic Programming.
NLP is the study of human performance and presupposes that if you can do it, I can also elicit how you do it and replicate the results.
The initial development of NLP was done by a young Richard Bandler and John Grinder, they essentially developed a set of models based on the work of Milton Erickson (a hypnotherapist), Vaginia Satire (a family therapist) Fritz Perlz (a gestalt therapist), Gregory Bateson (anthropologist & social scientist) & Alfred Korzybski (a Scholar).
NLP is the result of modelling these people and many others. The models are anything that could be duplicated and produce results. Anything that could not be duplicated was removed from NLP - leaving a modality of tools and techniques that worked.
NLP has models for dealing with fears, phobias, anxiety, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. When used by a suitably trained person, NLP also helps with ADHD, PSTD and many other psychological and physiological disorders.
But deeper than that, NLP is a way of thinking - how to be successful, how to get results and how to achieve outcomes.
Since then, many people have added to and improved NLP tools, techniques and processes and our CEO and Founder Justin is dedicated to the advancement of NLP on his role as the Vice Chairperson of the NLPAA
NLP continues to grow as more people contribute tools and techniques that work to the field.
If you want to learn NLP, check out the website section about becoming an NLP Practitioner.