WOW, talk about a little bit late.. I was talking about this years ago....
NLP started in the early to mid 1970's when Richard Bandler co-founded NLP along with John Grinder @ the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Richard wrote his thesis 'The Structure of Magic' which went over what successful therapists/hypnotherapists did in a clinical setting.
Modeling of Fritz Perls (Gestalt therapy), Virginia Satir (family therapist, social worker), and Milton H. Erickson (clinical hypnotherapist)
is a model of asking questions to gain specificity, a way of gaining understanding the way people create their experiences
is a model of generalizing and being artfully vague
Representational Systems and Eye Accessing Cues
now this is where Richard Bandler noticed something no one else in therapy did, when you
asked people certain questions their eyes moved in certain quadrants, up and to the left, or up and to the right, etc..
are the fine distinctions you make in your representational systems, if an image is close or far, off to the left or
right, in 3D or 2D in color or black and white.. etc.. which direction a voice comes or goes.
That's a bit of information to go off of...
Now keeping in mind that this is/was supposed to be used to HELP people make POSITIVE changes in their life (and it has been).. although it is always
possible to use a hammer to smash someones brains in as opposed to making someone a well structured house.
If you people are at all interested in learning and dismissing the negative fear mongering going on, maybe you could gain understanding about yourself
by gaining an understanding of NLP and it's various off-shoots.
It is common experience for many people when they are introduced
to NLp™ and first begin to learn the technology to be cautious
and concerned with the possible uses and misuses.
As a protection for you and for those around you, the Society of
NLpTM now requires participants to sign a licensing agreement
which guarantees that those certified in this technology will use it
with the highest integrity. It is also a way to ensure that all the trainings
you attend are of the highest quality and that your trainers are
updated and current with the constant evolution of the field of
Neuro-Linguistic Programming™ and Design Human EngineeringTM,
For a list of recommendations, go to:
The Society ofNLP
NLpTM Seminars Group International, PO Box 424,
Hopatcong, NJ 07843, USA
Tel: +1 (973) 7703600
Here's a list of books to read and DVDs to watch, and people to research.
Bandler, Richard & Owen Fitzpatrick, Conversations "Freedom is Everything
and Love is all the Rest" (Mysterious Publishing, 2005).
Bandler, Richard &John Grinder, The Structure of Magic Volume 1 (Meta
Bandler, Richard &John Grinder, The Structure of Magic Volume 2 (Meta
Bandler, Richard & John Grinder, Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of
Milton H Erickson Volume 1 (Meta Publications, 1975).
Bandler, Richard, Judith Delozier & John Grinder, Patterns of the Hypnotic
Techniques of Milton H Erickson Volume 2 (Meta Publications,
Bandler, Richard & John Grinder, Trance-Jormations (Real People Press,
Bandler, Richard & John Grinder, Frogs Into Princes (Real People Press,
Bandler, Richard &John La Valle, Persuasion Engineering (Meta Publications,
Bandler, Richard & Will McDonald, An Insider's Guide to Submodalities
(Meta Publications, 1989).
Bandler, Richard, Magic in Action (Meta Publications, 1985).
Bandler, Richard, The Adventures of Anybody (Meta Publications, 1993).
Bandler, Richard, Time for a Change (Meta Publications, 1993).
Bandler, Richard, Using Your Brain for a Change (Real People Press, 1985).
McKenna, Paul, Change your Lift in Seven Days (Bantam, 2005).
Wilson, Robert Anton, Prometheus Rising (New Falcon Press, 1983).
Wilson, Robert Anton, Quantum Psychology (New Falcon Press, 1990).
DVD and CD Products
Bandler, Richard, Persuasion Engineering (DVD).
Bandler, Richard, The Art and Science oJNested Loops (DVD).
Bandler, Richard, DHE 2000 (CD).
Bandler, Richard, Personal Enhancement Series (CD).
LaValle, John, NLP Practitioner Set (CD).
These and many more DVDs and CDs are both hypnotic and from seminars
Robert Anton Wilson
Steve and Connie-Rae Andreas
there are so many people and places to research this information, the fear mongering isn't necessary unless you plan on explaining things more
accurately; there is a problem and the problem is a lack of information regarding NLP.
This thread, until now, hasn't contained a single shred of common sense.
These techniques have existed for centuries, if not forever, especially considering it's all observations about how humans do things
Richard Bandler (when he began his work) asked therapists what the biggest problem they had was, and they said it was Phobias.. so he decided to go
and find people who ALREADY had gotten rid of their phobia, unlike therapists who went and found people that still had phobias.. and Bandler asked
these people how they finally got over their phobia, he used NLP to find the subjective similarities and then he taught it to other people who still
had phobias and low and behold it "cured" them of their phobia.... (through education) on how the human body already works.
In much the same way, it has been applied to other problems in therapy, sales, politics and all other human interactions and interests.
It is VERY powerful stuff, but it is not powerfully evil stuff, it is vital education that everyone should have, the problem comes when those who
aren't educated don't want to be.
[edit on 9/30/2008 by PuRe EnErGy]