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Topic: NLP Research
Posted by: Sarah
Date/Time: 11/05/2004 16:35:20

Dear John & Carmen,

From reading your book 'Whispering in the Wind', I got the sense from how you've written it, it was amongst other things to initiate NLP being taken seriously as a discipline and give it some sort of scientific grounding (throughout you make suggestions about scientific research with regard to some of the NLP models).

Personally I have a belief that NLP works as I've experienced long lasting results of work I've done with clients in a therapeutic setting.  There are also vast quantities of anecdotal evidence out there to suggest it works as well. However, it seems that scientific evidence seems somewhat lacking, and in your book you suggest that some of the work that has been carried out has used inappropriate techniques.  However, I think for NLP to be ever taken seriously in the Psychology/scientific community then good quality research really needs to be performed.  At the end of the day, isn't NLP  just a wing of the study of Psychology, called human excellence/maximising brain potential? (just my own view point :-) )  I would also like to see NLP as scientifically established if only to increase my own congruence with the subject.

I am passionate enough about this issue that I am considering doing a MSc or PhD to start researching this.
However, with NLP being such a large subject I not actually sure where to begin.  For example the first thing I was taught in NLP was the 'communication model' - where can I find out what research has already been conducted? Would this be a good place to start or do you have an opinion on what research would be most productive.

Do you know of any accredited academic institutes that would support NLP related research (anywhere in the world)?

In addition my first degree is in Biotechnology so I may need to do some additional qualifications before I can even take up a research position.  From my initial survey of scientific recognised subjects that come close to NLP are Cognitive Psychology/Neuroscience, would I be right in this conclusion?

Anyway I know I have asked lots of questions here but I would very much appreciate you opinion these.

Best regards,


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
NLP Research11/05/2004 16:35:20Sarah
     Re:NLP Research11/05/2004 18:24:37nj
          Re:Re:NLP Research11/05/2004 20:41:28Pete West
               Re:Re:Re:NLP Research11/05/2004 20:54:03
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:NLP Research11/05/2004 20:59:28Pete
     Re:NLP Research11/05/2004 18:47:59John Grinder
          Re:Re:NLP Research20/05/2004 09:56:51nj
               Re:Re:Re:NLP Research20/05/2004 10:19:42
               Re:Re:Re:NLP Research23/05/2004 05:14:49nj
               Re:Re:Re:NLP Research23/05/2004 05:37:02nj
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:NLP Research23/05/2004 22:49:29nj
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:NLP Research24/05/2004 10:59:48e_lie
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:NLP Research25/05/2004 02:15:09nj
                         Modelling vs 2nd position25/05/2004 02:56:43Greg Alexander
                              Re:Modelling vs 2nd position25/05/2004 10:07:34nj
                                   Re:Modelling vs 2nd position25/05/2004 15:38:11Greg Alexander
                                        Re:Re:Modelling vs 2nd position25/05/2004 17:35:30nj
                                        Re:Re:Modelling vs 2nd position25/05/2004 18:58:51Venus Brown
                                             Re:Re:Re:Modelling vs 2nd position25/05/2004 19:41:34nj
                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling vs 2nd position25/05/2004 19:46:20nj
                                                       new thread?26/05/2004 00:09:51Greg Alexander
                                                  Re:Modelling vs 2nd position25/05/2004 23:55:41Greg Alexander
                                                       Re:Re:Modelling vs 2nd position26/05/2004 00:52:45Venus Brown
                                                       Re:Re:Modelling vs 2nd position27/05/2004 19:17:03nj
                              Re:Modelling vs 2nd position27/05/2004 18:52:55nj
          Re:Re:NLP Research21/05/2004 05:46:41nj
               Re:Re:Re:NLP Research21/05/2004 10:46:29e_lie
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:NLP Research21/05/2004 11:13:23nj
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:NLP Research21/05/2004 11:23:00e_lie
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:NLP Research21/05/2004 11:29:01nj
                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:NLP Research21/05/2004 11:36:17e_lie
     Re:NLP Research16/05/2004 17:38:42Sarah
          Re:Re:NLP Research16/05/2004 23:52:40nj
               Re:Re:Re:NLP Research18/05/2004 10:21:35Sarah
     Re:NLP Research19/05/2004 09:56:04Greg Alexander
     Re:NLP Research19/05/2004 22:41:09Todd

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