Death of An NLP Legend

A legend passed away yesterday. Frank Farrelly, the author of Provocative Therapy, passed away recently. Frank was the most obnoxious lovable guy you could ever meet. He stunned people in therapy by deliberately provoking people in therapy and getting them to open up....

The New World of NLP Copy

Copywriting is changing. We are seeing more and more people moving away from long copy and finding more people moving to video. For the world of NLP, this is truly a blessing. Now, in addition to words on paper, we can actually use volume and tonality to mark off the...

Manipulative NLP – Stop It With The Hands!

Many years ago, I took a training with John Childers who all the marketing gurus swore by. He supposedly taught speaking skills that would show you how to sell from the platform. But what made me take this super expensive course was the idea that he combined NLP with...

Trained Baboons And Hypnosis

When I learned hypnosis, I learned it in an NLP center in Ericksonian style. It wasn’t until much later that I was exposed to non-Ericksonian hypnosis. I can’t say that I liked it very much. Especially the rapid inductions. Grabbing someone’s head,...

Obnoxious NLP

Is the goal of personal change work to be nice or to be effective? Some of the most effective NLP interventions haven’t been very nice? When Tony Robbins asked a woman crying her eyes out, “Who peed on your face?” It wasn’t particularly nice....

The Deeper Deeper Game

If they turned out doctors the way they turned out hypnotists, people would die like flies. Most hypnotists don’t know that they don’t know. It goes back to a classic debate on the style of hypnosis. There is the direct authoritarian style hypnosis....