Richard Bandler and John Grinder combined knowledge of psychology, linguistics, and computers the result? NLP. This approach encourages you to be in charge of your own brain and not the other way around. NLP teaches you to use your mind's ability to visualize and imagine the sensations of sight, sound, movement, smell, and taste so you can shape your own thoughts. The NLP premise is, once you have told your brain how you want to think about something, you will start to feel differently about it even behave differently. NLP is a cognitive approach. Hypnotherapists combine NLP based concepts with hypnosis in order to reach and impress your subconscious mind with your new thoughts. However, NLP can be used with or without hypnosis. Some people have unusually high resistance to hypnosis due to misinformation about the nature of hypnosis and their consequent fear of loss of control. In other cases a client may have other, more personal reasons to resist hypnosis, but still wishes to make some changes in their own behavior. In those cases NLP is the ideal alternative to hypnosis, since it can be used in just about every case the hypnosis is used (123) with similar results.