Be careful with Why? questions

Treat ‘Why?’ as an attack question! We pay a lot of attention to words in NLP. We think about: What’s the thinking behind the words and comments How they impact people The intention behind them – why they are used. For example, take that little word WHY?  Harmless enough, isn’t it? After all, it’s a little word…

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A not-very-scientific attempt to scientifically discredit NLP According to research published on 11 July 2012 by three teams of scientists (Universities of Hertfordshire, Edinburgh, and British Columbia) NLP ‘proponents’ are being irresponsible in teaching people about eye movements.* Their paper is called  ‘The Eyes Don’t Have It: Lie Detection and Neuro-Linguistic Programming’ and they have concluded:…

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First I discovered darts - then archery

I discovered darts We were chatting about the next day’s archery session during this week’s NLP Practitioner training and, as can often happen in such conversations, I had a personal insight – I made a link between archery, darts and my life in general. But, first let’s back up a bit – a few decades, in fact.…

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Rapport: the first essential in communicating One of the first “challenges” in becoming an effective communicator is knowing how to create the right atmosphere for effective communicating to occur. Take for example a simple “information gathering” exercise on one of our workshops in which the object is for, say, Jill to discover something about how…

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We encourage people to challenge us In our Pegasus NLP training courses we’re a bit different from many other NLP training providers: we actually value and encourage questions and challenges from participants on our courses. We do this for a number of very good reasons: 1.    We are experts in NLP. But we are aware…

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