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This article lists credible individuals, bodies and organisations, which are believed to use or support the use of Neuro-linguistic programming in their work.

Details are believed current (2004-2006) unless otherwise stated.

Users by category and/or sector[edit]

Psychological and other clinical bodies[edit]

  • The British Psychological Society, which lists NLP alongside Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Hypnotherapy as 3 therapies that come under the remit of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), providing a link for people seeking these therapies. Further, its 4th Annual Continuing Education Program included a key-note speaker talking on NLP (Leanne Harris, University of Hertfordshire). It has also awarded (2004) its key Level B accreditation to a psychometric profile system based upon NLP meta programs, citing "several years of rigorous empirical testing" -- See below (next section).
  • In 1994 the ANLP (British NLP association) Professional and Counselling Services was awarded a representative on the Governing Board of the UK Council for Psychotherapy.[1] It continues to be a member organization in good standing of that body at the present time.[1]
  • Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (NLPtCA) British Organisation for accreditation of NLP Therapists and regulation of NLP Therapy. A member organisation of the UK Council of Psychotherapy.(UKCP). NLPtCA accredits and regulates NLP psychotherapists in the UK and promotes NLP therapy as a psychological therapy modality. http://www.nlptca.com/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anningham (talkcontribs) 10:58, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Washington State Psychological Society lists NLP amongst the therapies it will recommend a counsellor in. [2]
  • The National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists recognizes certain NLP training bodies. It notes inter alia that (for example) Clinton Clay, LCSW, NBCCH of Huntsville, AL who run training courses in clinical hypnosis are also an approved Continuing Education provider by the National Board of Certified Counselors and the Alabama State board of Social workers. [3]
  • The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy lists NLP as a skill it will mention in its directory for clients seeking therapists. [4]
  • The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy refers clients to NLP as a recognized therapeutic approach. [5]
  • Wyoming State Mental Hospital (WSH) offers a one-year, full-time predoctoral internship in general clinical psychology, stating in its prospectus that: "Psychology Staff have a range of theoretical and therapeutic orientations including: Cognitive/Behavioral, Social Learning Theory, Humanistic-Existential, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Psychodynamic, Interpersonal" [6]
  • The Wisconsin Psychological Association considered NLP worthy of a full day preconference session at it's 2005 National Wellness Conference, and as a valid credit for Continuing Professional Education credits, under the heading "Sessions Approved for CEUs [Continuing Education credits] for Psychologists". PDF

Non-profit health organizations[edit]

  • The National Phobics Society of Great Britain lists not only the fast Phobia Cure, but also NLP in general, along with Cognitive behavior Therapy and desensitization, as "therapies offered". [7]
  • MIND, a major UK mental health charity, has a leaflet puiblished by Hertfordshire University, on asserting oneself. It only lists three bodies as "further contacts": the British Association for Counselling, the British Autogenic Society, and the Association for NLP. [8] (PDF)
  • Dementia Care Matters, in association with Bradford University, included a seminar on NLP rapport skills at the 2004 Communication in Dementia Care and Dementia Care North conferences. [9] (PDF)
  • The organization "athealth.com" which organizes continuing education for mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, pediatricians, family practitioners, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, counselors, researchers, educators, school psychologists, course number Course No. C5907-A36 is entitled "Diffusing Reflexive Anger: A Neuro-Linguistic Programming Approach", described as being "directly in the therapy room to watch as leading therapists demonstrate their approaches in unrehearsed clinical sessions with real clients (not actors). Viewers will see firsthand how strict focus on the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic components of experience enables rapid change with Melissa, a real client struggling with repeated outbursts of anger ... [and how] Andreas, using this client's own language and logic, creates that all-important willingness to forgive." [10]
  • Utah State University Student Health and Wellness Center lists NLP as one of its six "Outpatient treatment for adults and adolescents with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, food addiction", along with psychological care, cognitive therapy, assertiveness training, body image awareness, and relapse prevention. [11]
  • The British Stammering Association lists NLP as an "option in stammering therapy", stating that "More and more speech and language therapists working with adults who stammer are also trained in counselling and they will be able to discuss your needs in line with their own training and approaches. Some may incorporate Person Centred Counselling, Personal Construct Therapy, Brief Cognitive Therapy, Brief Solution Focussed Therapy, Process Orientated Psychology, Hypnotherapy or NLP ( Neuro Linguistic Programming) in their work." [12]
  • The Australian website DepressioNet.com.au suggests NLP as one of 9 treatments for depression, stating it can help sufferers "gain control, learn self-motivation, remove limiting or negative belief systems, release past emotions, imagine and create a positive future and understand the territory of your mind." [13]
  • Project DISCUSS, at the Center for Development & Disability, at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center, School of Medicine, which investigated methods of treatment of Autism, includes NLP in a post-research list of "possible intervention techniques for persons with autism spectrum disorders". [14]
  • The Sixth British Dyslexia Association International Conference (2004) included a workshop entitled "Neurolinguistic Programming at the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre" which stated: Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) is a powerful tool both for communication skills and for problem solving. Over the years our training in NLP has proved immensely valuable in many of our regular activities: Consultations with parents or dyslexic adults; Teaching dyslexic students of all ages; Parent Course... In less than an hour we aim for clients to have reached a positive frame of mind based on solutions. Teaching strategies for dyslexic students are enhanced by the use of NLP and associated techniques from Accelerated Learning; these encourage students to learn more effectively and faster. In our Parent Courses, where we teach parents how to help their own children, NLP has been one of the most appreciated elements of the courses. NLP enables more effective communication at all levels; between parents and children, parents and professionals and dyslexic adults and others. It fits well with a solution based approach for dyslexic people, their families and professionals. [15]
  • The organisation "Advocates for Survivors of Child Abuse" describes its recommended options for treatment to be: Narrative therapy, Somatic trauma therapy, Cognitive behaviour therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Transactional analysis, Gestalt therapy, Attachment theory, Neuro-linguistic programming and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). It comments on NLP that "This therapy believes that perception can be altered either by changing the sensation and/or the language used to interpret it. This can be particularly useful in dealing with the intrusive images of flashbacks." [16]

Police and law enforcement use[edit]

  • Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council Regional Police Academy and Training Center offers an inter-agency course on interview and interrogation, subtitled "Neuro-linguistic Interviewing and Interrogations for Confessions" [17]
  • The International Association of Chiefs of Police includes NLP as one of only two named interview methods for advancing gang, trafficking & homicide investigations: "Enhancing Firearms Trafficking Investigations Suspect Debriefing & Interview Techniques: Detection of Deception, Kinesics, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Statement Analysis, Reid Technique and others." [18]
  • The "FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin" (August 2001) has an article written by two instructors in the Law Enforcement Communication Unit at the FBI Academy, covering in depth how NLP can be used in the interview room, and to build rapport. It comments "Experienced investigators continually employ this technique, usually without even thinking about the mechanics or the process involved" [19]
  • The State of Georgia's Public Safety Training Center runs two courses on NLP, stating that its methods are "field proven":
  • Course L07A05031 is an "advanced level course of the latest techniques in determining truth or deception, and in the case of deception, obtaining a legal confession. Methods included are: Statement Content Analysis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, [and] Multiple Suspect Elimination... the latest and most powerful techniques of detection of deception and convincing strategies."
  • Course L07A05041 is simply titled Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and is "an Advanced Interview Technique Course [...] designed for the experienced officer with emphasis on combining other information gathering procedures with Neuro-Linguistic Programming... The participants will be provided a working knowledge of Neuro-Linguistic Patterning... This course is fast paced, with field proven methods for attaining more information in Interviews via the active processes presented." [20] (PDF)
  • Atlantic Police Academy, Holland College Prince Edward Island, Canada, runs a course on "Forensic Interviewing". The course contents include: "statement analysis, cognitive interview, interrogation principles, body language, neuro-linguistic programming, behavior analysis and observation, ..." [21] (PDF)
  • Memphis Police Department created a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) to handle emergency situations involving emotionally disturbed persons (EDP's). Walter Crews, the Memphis Police Director, stated, "Once in the [CIT] unit [police officers] are taught a variety of verbal and non-verbal techniques for defusing a situation, such as neurolinguistic programming, which lowers anxiety [...] Of three basic strategies identified by a National Institute of Justice study for dealing with the mentally ill, this one in particular has been hailed by professionals in both the law enforcement and mental health fields as perhaps the single most effective method today for dealing with EDP calls." Crews, Dupont (professor and head of the psychiatric ER at the University of Tennessee Medical Center), and the CIT's coordinator shared the annual Law Enforcement News honors as People of the Year for 2000. The "Memphis model" has since been adopted by law enforcement in Portland OR, Albuquerque, Seattle, San Jose, Minneapolis and Waterloo IA, and is under consideration by the Houston Police Department, which launched a pilot program, and by police departments in Oxnard and Ventura CA. (Law Enforcement News, Vol. XXVI, No. 545, 546) [22]
  • The UK's National Police Leadership Centre (part of Centrex, the Central Police Training and Development Authority) includes "advanced communication skills, coaching skills, negotiation, conflict resolution and neuro linguistic programming" as specific elements of its Senior Leadership Development Programme intended for "Chief Inspectors, superintendents or police staff who are members of a command team" [23]

Education (syllabus)[edit]

  • Santa Barbara City College Continuing Education in Psychology and Communication lists an NLP course as one of its options. [24]
  • Suffolk University, Boston's Spanish campus lists NLP on the syllabus for their Intensive Reading Skills course, reference ENG90 [25]
  • The "Attorney Communication & Persuasion Techniques" course under "ADVANCED TRIAL ADVOCACY", part of the Litigation Skills program, at the University of Houston Law Center, states "The theoretical orientation of the content material is taken mostly from the science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). NLP is a practical system... [and] is the leading edge of communication skills training throughout industry, among professions, and within education." [26]
  • Fayetteville State University Department of Social Work's Master of Social Work program course "SWRK 540: Social Work Intervention with Individuals and Families" includes NLP on the syllabus [27] (DOC)
  • California State University lists an NLP course reference EXSP 8944 under its continuing education for Business and Management. [28]
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania course WSSD 582 (Sports Psychology) states "Focuses on the latest psychological skills training techniques for both coaches and athletes. Information from the annual conference on sport psychology for coaches will be presented. The latest techniques in neuro-linguistic programming and its implications for coaches and athletes will be utilized. Students will be introduced to and learn the latest mental training techniques of Olympic and professional athletes." [29]
  • The Australian College of Applied Psychology runs 3 modules on NLP, leading up to "INLPTA Practitioners Certificate (International Neuro-Linguistic Programming Trainers Association). INLPTA is a unified accreditation body based on a consistency of quality in accreditation standards, professional conduct and ethical application of NLP technology." [30]
  • University of Surrey which runs a 3 year postgrad MSc in "Change Agent Skills & Strategies" for HR and change professionals in organisations and communities which includes: "Module 2: Individual Change and Development Methods of personal development and change, with emphasis on the understanding and experience of core processes and assumptions, types and levels of change, and issues of working with personal change in an organisational context. Specialist input is given on modalities such as: Transactional Analysis; Gestalt; Neuro-linguistic programming; Psychosynthesis and Co-counselling (others may be available)" [31] (PDF)
  • BirkBeck (University of London) Diploma in Applied Psychology, module 19 is listed as NLP [32]
  • American River College California's Management school course MGMT 332 (Team Development) "This course focuses on the extension of the basic business knowledge of teams, with a focus on practical application of the knowledge and tools of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)..." [33] (PDF)
  • South East Essex College, Southend UK, runs a 3 week NLP course. [34]
  • The University of Bradford runs Introductory & Intermediate Counselling Courses covering "Introduction to Counselling, Further Aspects of Counselling, Bereavement Counselling, Transcultural Counselling, Co-Counselling, plus related courses including Dramatherapy, Transactional Analysis, and NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming)" [35]
  • Fort Hays State University, Department of Sociology and Social Work (2002-5) includes NLP in its presentations to social work majors enrolled in social work practicum. This course is run by the Director of Justice Studies at the university, by his resume a highly qualified law enforcement trainer. [36]
  • Govenors State University, Illinois, course COUN548 (Alternate Approaches to Traditional Psychotherapy) covers "body therapy, communication therapy, Gestalt therapy, neurolinguistic programming, and psychodrama." [37]
  • Towson University, Maryland , course PSYC 642 (organizational behavior) lists NLP as one of the three subjects taught under Communication Effectiveness Models [38]
  • St Petersburg College, Florida, lists NLP under its "HUS 1920 Professional techniques for human services personnel" course syllabus. [39]
  • The University of New England (Australia)'s School of Education, whose senior lecturer (who is multiple-published and also a State Registered Psychologist), states on the department website that their approach: "uses techniques from Neuro-Linguistic Programming and principles developed by Colin Rose in Accelerated Learning in his approach to tertiary teaching. These methods have proved both popular and successful." [40]

Management and staff training[edit]

  • The Seattle Federal Executive Board Alternative Dispute Resolution Consortium's 2005 workshops offered a course on NLP in dispute resolution, calling NLP a 'powerful tool for change'." [41] (PDF)
  • The National Center for Guidance in Education(Ireland) issues "The Guidance Counsellor's Handbook". Section 1.4.5 is titled "The use of NLP in guidance in schools" and states "NLP has been successfully applied in fields such as business, sport, teaching, the performing arts, counselling, therapy, conflict resolution, stress management and learning [...] In recent years, particularly in the USA and France, NLP has been applied with increasing success in primary and secondary education. NLP is used to great effect in maximising the effectiveness of our group teaching, in communicating more resourcefully with individual students and with our colleagues, in understanding individual learning and motivation strategies, in developing our 1:1 counselling skills and in our own personal development. NLP has been able to break down, in a similar way, the series of behaviours that consistently lead to high levels of motivation, to successful stress management, to overcoming fears and phobias and to planning for the future..." It also includes the following caveat about excessive claims made by some trainers: "Unfortunately, NLP has a history of so-called Practitioners overstating... their training... It is probably necessary to go to the UK to be sure of training with highly qualified trainers." [42] section 1.4.5 [43] (DOC)
  • The Educational & Staff Development Unit at the University of Central England in Birmingham runs an "Introduction to NLP" course (April 2005/06) [44] course details [45] (DOC)
  • The Journal of the Cardiff School of Education, University of Wales Institute reports (Vol.2 March 2003): "Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) has shown that information is absorbed through our senses and in order to access information as fully as possible, learning needs to be multi-sensory... therefore, teachers need to use a variety of different resources and activities to ensure that children are enabled to learn through their preferred system. This belief is supported by... Shaw and Hawes (1998), Smith & Call (1999), Burgess (2000), Beere (2000), Cheshire County Council (2001) and Ginnis (2002)."
  • Surrey County Council Children's Services (UK) runs 2 NLP based courses and is introducing a third, for "Headteachers and senior staff", stating that "Due to popular demand, we are delighted once again to offer our 2 courses on excellent communication and the key managerial skill of coaching. In addition, we are presenting a new course open to all teachers and SCS staff on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)" [46]
  • The National Institutes of Health, a US government body, began running two NLP courses in 2001, entitled "Neuro-linguistics for the Modern Scientist" and "Piecing Together the Relationship Puzzle" respectively. It states that "[NLP] is distinct from other models or theories of communication and psychology in that it provides the user with the 'nuts and bolts' of communication and change." [47]
  • The Local Government Association of NSW and The Shires Association of NSW (Australia) includes NLP as a part of the syllabus on its Oral Communication Courses. [48]
  • The London School of Economics ran a staff NLP course (2002) [49] followed by a pilot NLP-based course (positively received, now being repeated) on "Coaching: unlearning to learn", an "evaluation of a pilot project which explored whether coaching can make a significant difference to the emergence of future leaders in Higher Education in the UK" [50] (PDF)
  • Queens University of Belfast has a staff training course on NLP under "communication" [51]
  • London South Bank University has a staff training course on NLP under "leadership and development" [52]

UK National Health Service use[edit]

In the UK, the National Health Service ("NHS") is one of the country's largest employers. At a quick glance, NLP is in use at a minimum by:

  • Highland Primary Care Trust: Workshops were offered on [subject list]. All the workshops included techniques and approaches based on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Over the two years, almost 400 Healthcare Professionals from all disciplines have participated in the workshops. [53] (DOC)
  • The Welsh NHS: "...most valuably NLP provides practical tools for communicating and working effectively within a diverse team" [54]
  • Cambridge Mental Health: refers patients to the Association of NLP [55]
  • The NHS Modernisation Agency: Identifies NLP based rapport skills as an important part of human skills training. [56]
  • Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust: 2003-04 Annual report states as an achievement that Continuous Personal and Professional Development has been devised "based around the basics of Neuro Linguistic Programming" [57] (PDF)
  • Green Park Healthcare Trust: Courses based upon NLP [58] (PDF),
  • Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority: One day workshop, "NLP is a powerful set of tools and approaches" [59] (PDF)
  • NHS South Yorkshire Academy for Health and care Improvement: Also runs a 1.5 day course for NHS staff only [60] which is currently booked up and has a waiting list [61]
  • City & Hackney teaching Primary care Trust runs a one day NLP course entitled "Coaching Practitioner & NLP Training For Doctors" as part of its Stress and Management Skills Training [62]
  • Guy's, King's & St.Thomas's Hospitals Medical & Dental Schools, highly reputed London hospitals, introduced NLP training to its staff in 2003, "[s]upported by the testimonials of GP's" (ie, general practitioners), commenting that "it is based on ... more than 400 patients whose recovery was considered to be extraordinary in the light of the diagnosis and prognosis they had received. From this it emerged that precise and consistent communication between doctor and patient appeared to be one of the most powerful components of the healing equation." [63]
  • The NHS Cancer Action Improvement Team: "An ongoing training programme, using the tools of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), is improving health professionals’ communication skills, and giving them techniques and strategies to help people cope with the experiences of living with cancer. They will then be able to pass these skills on to others. The response from the health professionals has been very positive. They found the improved communication skills and new techniques valuable and relevant to their work, and intend to continue to use their enhanced skills in practice. The project is being evaluated by Chester University College. Results so far show a strong positive response to training and support from professionals and patients and carers." (2004 newsletter) [64] (PDF)

Other official, government and military use[edit]

  • The UK government small business network BusinessLink runs a course "Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) - Women Mean Business Network Event" [65]
  • Richard M. Gray, Ph.D., Treatment Coordinator, U.S. Probation Department, Brooklyn, New York, April 2005: "Since its inception in 1997, his 16 week "The Brooklyn Program" has helped hundreds of federal probationers live sober, personally directed lives. A remarkable 55 percent of participants remain drug free for a year or more. And this is working with individuals whose participation is mandatory, typically the most difficult client population... a program that uses NLP techniques and approaches..."
  • A colleague is cited as saying, "More than just the statistics that showed Dr. Gray’s success with NLP, I saw the program’s effectiveness in the faces of the probationers, parolees and releasees who participated. Where they were previously negative and uninspired, I observed them transform into a positive force. I saw it in how they interacted with each other and their families, and I saw it in how they interacted with Dr. Gray himself."
  • New York Governor George Pataki is quoted as saying, "The effectiveness of your Brooklyn Program is evidenced by the interest of, and use in, other jurisdictions, here in this country as well as over in South Africa." [66]
  • Argonne National Laboratory (Illinois), part of Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, has approved Human Subject Experimentation "to evaluate different types of control room interfaces that would effectively support the monitoring and control of complex [nuclear reactor] systems" . NLP was selected as the working emthodology for this, principally TOTE and decision making styles. "The results will be used to model how reactor operators make decisions based on computer simulated scenarios, how information is recalled, and to understand how differences in interface design can contribute to or alleviate task uncertainty..." (1997) [67]
  • The Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, awarded a 2004 fellowship to Lieutenant Colonel LoQuasto, in respect of modeling and other simulation methods combined with neuro-linguistic programming methods applicable to training. [68] (PDF)
  • The UK Cabinet Office's National School of Government runs a course "NLP for Managers", for "Experienced managers who have had previous management training and development". It states that "[NLP] is increasingly used in both public and private sectors to improve performance and flexibility at an individual, team and organisational level." [69]

Other serious users[edit]

NLP is also apparently taken seriously by:

  • The editors of "Journal of the Imagination in Language Learning and Teaching" which in an editorial note to an article states (Vol. VI, 2001), "During the past ten years, [NLP] has been quite influential in 'English as a second language' as taught in England and in Europe in general." [70]
  • The Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Anne McVey, Ph.D., lists NLP under "Additional training" on her formal OSU psychiatry department profile. [71]
  • Penn State college of Medicine lists NLP on its Faculty Expertise database [72]
  • Derby University's Centre for Guidance Studies 2005 schedule includes one day seminar: "This one-day seminar will explore, review, compare and contrast these approaches so that careers guidance professionals can integrate the best of these into their practice. The seminar will deal with the various approaches... using a model borrowed from Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) that incorporates identity, personality, skills, beliefs, behaviour and mood...." [73] (PDF)
  • California Institute of Integral Studies lists in its Fall 2005 conference, a seminar entitled "Beyond Framing: How Deep Neuro-Linguistic Programming Communicates" [74]
  • The President of the Swiss Arbitration Association talking at the Conference on Rules for Institutional Arbitration and Mediation in WIPO (1995) stated in his paper that "It is my view that much personal and professional benefit can be drawn from an NLP training course [...] it can hardly be learnt from books." [75]
  • Dr. Stanley H. McCreary, of the Central Christian College of the Bible, Missouri, previously at Yale and Chaplain in the US navy, lists NLP master practitioner in his list of trainings.
  • The Head of Actor Training of the Theatre Arts Faculty at University of Oregon, Professor Robert Barton, lists his principle interests as "Actor training, especially Shakespeare, period styles, voice, and neuro-linguistic programming" [76]
  • The profile of Diane Siegel, at the Executive and Professional Coaching Program oat the School of management at the University of Texas at Dallas, states that "One of her unusual tools shows up in both coaching and training, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) is the foundation for workshops and presentations which apply NLP technology to specific topics" [77]
  • The North East Institute, an associate body of the University of Ulster, is "is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced people in any of the curriculum areas we deliver and who wish to be included on the Institute’s Emergency Register for Part-time Lecturers for the academic year 2005/2006." The section titled "applications are encouraged particularly in the following areas:" includes NLP in the list. [78] (PDF)
  • Several (mainline) pronunciation texts include a wide range of NLP-derived explicit strategies for pronunciation homework and real world practice (Grant 1993, Dalton & Seidlhofer 1994).
  • The Department of Management Studies at Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bangalore, India, ran a course on "Neuro Linguistic Programming for Managerial Effectiveness" which "received good support and applause from the participants who were corporate executives" [79]
  • Louisiana State University lists NLP as a "resource" under "Social Work Resources" [80]
  • K.DuVivier, a senior instructor of Legal Writing and Appellant Court Advocacy at The University of Colorado School of Law, wrote two separate articles for Colorado Lawyer in 1999, outlining how NLP principles can be used by lawyers seeking to write more compelling briefs. [81]
  • The Japan Association for Language Teaching published a full series on the benefits of using NLP in teaching (Vol. 21 no.2 feb 1997), covering anchoring, linguistics, and strategies. [82]
  • The International Association for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, whose 2005 annual conference includes an seminar entitled "NLP for your students" as virtually one of the first sessions on day 1. [83] (PDF)
  • The Phonetics Teaching & Learning Conference 2001 proceedings includes a paper presentation on Innovative approaches: "New developments in pronunciation pedagogy have been affected by clear influences from other disciplines such as psychology, neuro-linguistics, drama and technology... A brain-friendly approach to teaching practical phonetics, which manifests itself in the use of multisensory modes, i.e. auditory, visual, tactile and kinaesthetic reinforcements, is demonstrated to enhance acquisition by appealing to different learning styles... The Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) perspective is also advocated as it deals efficiently with affective and emotional factors related to learning pronunciation and facilitates an accurate production of L2 [second language] sounds through such techniques as relaxation, suggestion, visualisation and others." [84] full paper (PDF)
  • The NLP model of Milton Erickson covers linguistics, regression, observation, metaphor, non-verbal communication, utilization and many other techniques (of which the "Milton Model" is one component part). Milton Erickson wrote of NLP's modelling methodology and its results: "Although this book by Richard Bandler and John Grinder is far from being a complete description of my methodologies, as they so clearly state, it is a much better explanation of how I work than I, myself, can give. I know what I do, but to explain how I do it is much too difficult for me." (The Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson M.D., preface). These models are the backbone and an integral underpinning within almost every aspect of modern clinical hypnotherapeutic practice.
  • Cult exit/deprogramming specialist Steve Hassan studied under Grinder, then left to study NLP more generally, and makes reference to NLP in his book "Combatting Cult Mind Control". Hassan credits NLP with allowing him to "analyze and create a model for the process of change that occurs when a person goes into a cult group and then successfully leaves it." (p.32-33, Hassan, 1990). He states that he does not believe the NLP organization itself to be a cult, but is however alarmed that NLP techniques - codified and made available by Grinder/Bandler - are employed and misused by various cult leaders to control the minds of their followers. (Cited from book)
  • George Lakoff, professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley and one of America's foremost linguists, credits NLP methods specifically as being responsible for significant Republican voter influence and perception modification in the 1990's, citing three instances in his books:
  • "The Willie Horton ads, for example, used an old NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) technique of "Anchoring via Submodalities," linking Dukakis, at an unconscious level in the viewer’s mind, to Willie Horton by the use of color versus black-and-white footage, and background sound. After a few exposures to these psy-ops ads, people would 'feel' Willie Horton when they 'saw' Dukakis."
  • "[I]t's no coincidence that the most psychologically effective ad that the Bush campaign used in 2004 wasn't the wolf ad (that was #2) but one that had two specific NLP-based posthypnotic suggestions embedded into it, telling people that "in the quiet" and "when you're alone in the voting booth" that they "can't take the risk" of voting for Kerry. It looked like a simple check-list ad, but was saved for the last minute and played so heavily because it was so psychologically sophisticated and potent."
  • NLP language-based anchoring was used strategically by Newt Gingrich (ex-Speaker of the House) in his quest to "frame the word 'liberal' as 'something akin to traitor', an effort that ultimately led to his infamous 1995 'secret' memo to GOP leaders titled 'Language: A Key Mechanism of Control'... The result according to a decade of politicians and talk show hosts memorizing and parroting Newt’s word list is that, in much of the public’s mind, morality and patriotism are associated with conservatives while liberals are thought of in the terms described above." [85]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b UKCP sources: representative status: [1], current membership: NLPtca.com website and UKCP 2005 members list PDF.

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