There are two criteria for something to be Fake NLP: It is not NLP. It is sold under the name “NLP”. Please note that if a NLP trainer makes an honest mistake that is of course fine. Everyone makes mistakes. Fake NLP differs from NLP because (a) it has nothing to do with NLP and… Continue reading What is Fake NLP?
NLP is a method to map human behavior. As such any and all human behaviors can be turned into NLP. Within NLP this is called “eliciting a NLP strategy”. If the NLP strategy has not yet been elicited, then that behavior is not NLP. Furthermore, once you have turned behavior into a NLP strategy, it… Continue reading What is not NLP?
NLP decides what NLP is. Fake NLP trainers think that they can get away with selling their Fake NLP as “NLP” because nobody can decide what NLP is. In reality there is complete unanimity among NLP trainers about what the core elements of NLP are. There is even unanimity on what these core elements of… Continue reading Who gets to decide what NLP is?
Yes, Fake NLP does really harm people. About 1 in 1000 of the participants in Fake NLP training courses suffers severe harm. Examples are: a man being beaten up, sexual abuse of a client or a participant ending up in a psychiatric hospital. One could say that 1 in 1000 is not that much. But… Continue reading Does Fake NLP harm?
Fake NLP is not the cause of harm, because NLP denies the existence of causation. One of the core elements of NLP is the metamodel. Within the metamodel we have rules to prevent distortions of communication. One of these rules is to refrain from making cause and effect statements when communicating to clarify. As this… Continue reading Is Fake NLP the cause of harm?
Yes, people have lots of fun during a Fake NLP course. As an active member of the Dutch Society of NLP – a more apt name would have been the Dutch Society of Fake NLP, I have literally talked to hundreds of people who participated in Fake NLP. If they hadn’t had any complaints, then… Continue reading Aren’t people having fun during a Fake NLP course?
A typical reaction from Fake NLP trainers is to dismiss the criticism of Fake NLP as if it were only marketing. Within NLP such a reaction is a clear sign of a poor model of the world. Everything you learned in your life is somehow coded in your brain. Within NLP we call this your… Continue reading Isn’t this campaign against Fake NLP just marketing?
If a trainer is accused of spreading Fake NLP or that there is a high probability that he is a Fake NLP trainer, he will demonstrate whether he is a NLP trainer or a Fake NLP trainer. A Fake NLP trainer will, most likely, react in one of the following ways: Simply keep quiet in… Continue reading How to react to an accusation of Fake NLP?