posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 06:53 PM
(please forgive me, I forget how we're supposed to site sources here)
As per Wikipedia:
"... In general, NLP aims to increase behavioral and emotional flexibility and integration by instruction in using language, imagination, and the
body in novel ways either by a practitioner/trainer, or by self-application. Some of the main ideas, many imported from existing counseling or
psychotherapy practice, include:
-Problems, desires, feelings, beliefs and outcomes are represented in visual, auditory and kinesthetic (and sometimes gustatory, olfactory)
-When communicating with someone, rather than just listening to and responding to what a person said, NLP aims to also respond to the structure of
verbal communication and non-verbal cues.
-Certain language patterns such as the meta model of NLP can help clarify what has been left out or distorted in verbal communication, to specify
thinking and outcomes, reframe problem ways of thinking, and set clearly defined achievable goals. In contrast, the Milton model language patterns are
intentionally vague and metaphoric to allow the listener to actively engage their own imagination and inner creative processes to find their own
solutions for problems.
-The actual state someone is in when setting a goal or choosing a course of action is also considered important. A number of techniques in NLP aim to
enhance states by anchoring resourceful states associated with personal experience or model states by imitating others.
NLP remains supported by its practitioners in the psychotherapy field and has influenced other forms of brief and eclectic interventions. Its models
and tools have been used widely outside of psychotherapy in business communication, management training, television media, teaching, executive
coaching and motivational seminars."
... Whether or not you choose to call it NLP, that's exactly what it is. But I'm not trying to start a lexical argument here. The point I want to
make is that this stuff has been around for quite awhile, and you don't have to pay to learn it.
(Covert hypnosis is another fun subject to learn as well! You should start a topic on that , too.)