NLP newbies: Crash course in NLP

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Been reading about NLP here at CW and other places but not sure what it is all about? Read Christopher Tomasulo's crash course to get a quick overview:

Crash Course in NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    NLP is psychotherapy if you believe it can achieve what it claims.

    And that's half the point, it's about belief.

    Now that's not a bad thing.

    I worked with some NLP practitioners here in the UK a few years ago, including Richard Bandler. If people "get it" they can get a lot out of it.

    I use re-framing techniques every day for example.

    However there is a lot of charlatan crap out there.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chriswrighto
      NLP can be really effective and there is a lot of good stuff within the NLP teachings.

      However, like jazbo said, there is a lot rubbish being taught.

      I'm a certified NLP practitioner having been taught by John Grinder (co-creator with Richard Bandler).

      I would never consider learning from a less reputable source.

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  • Profile picture of the author sethczerepak
    NLP is just a repackaged version of Alfred Korzybski's theory of General semantics.

    I'm shocked at how many NLP enthusiasts don't know that.

    Shame because I've studied both and GS is a lot more scientific and credible.

    Apparently, just Alfred didn't do a good job marketing at marketing General Semantics. His delivery was too academic. But if you can suck down a cup of coffee and stay awake, you'll learn a hell of a lot more from his works than you will from the NLP founders.
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    • Profile picture of the author BudaBrit
      Originally Posted by Chriswrighto View Post

      NLP can be really effective and there is a lot of good stuff within the NLP teachings.

      However, like jazbo said, there is a lot rubbish being taught.

      I'm a certified NLP practitioner having been taught by John Grinder (co-creator with Richard Bandler).

      I would never consider learning from a less reputable source.

      Chris
      Originally Posted by sethczerepak View Post

      NLP is just a repackaged version of Alfred Korzybski's theory of General semantics.

      I'm shocked at how many NLP enthusiasts don't know that.

      Shame because I've studied both and GS is a lot more scientific and credible.

      Apparently, just Alfred didn't do a good job marketing at marketing General Semantics. His delivery was too academic. But if you can suck down a cup of coffee and stay awake, you'll learn a hell of a lot more from his works than you will from the NLP founders.
      For both GS and NLP, which books would you recommend?
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  • Here are a couple of other basic tactics that are very easy to use and effective:

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  • Profile picture of the author Yvon Boulianne
    Very interesting, thanks a lot
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  • I would also like to submit this video I made which gives people a basic understanding and use for NLP:

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