At the heart of Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a wide range of methods and models it offers for understanding how people think, behave and change. It offers a flexible approach which brings about positive, fast change in individuals and organisations and empowers them to adapt to their environment. Negative thoughts can overcome you when you have an illness or condition. This process ultimately changes your own perceptions of yourself and can even affect your identity. You begin to think of yourself primarily in terms of your disease. For example, when someone becomes ‘a diabetic’ rather than ‘a person with diabetes’, the disease has taken over. The more you identify with your condition, the less likely you’ll be able to overcome it.