NLP has an interesting pedigree.
One of the leading motivational speakers is, perhaps, Tony Robbins or Waking the Giant Within Fame. His seminars have huge followings and his approaches have been praised and criticised in almost equal measure.
Here's a chance to see him working, albeit in front of an audience, with an NLP based coaching technique....
Its the story of Lyndsey, a lady who had been traumatised through a severe gambling addiction.
And although she had been free of this addiction for 12months... you can see in her physical appearance and in the language she uses... that she was weighed down by the burden of debt that her addiction had left her with. In short, she was desperate and could see no way out.
But through Tony's unique brand of unique NLP training, skills and experience an instant transformation takes place.
Tony manages to transform Lyndsey's reason for working.
Initially Lynsey described her reason for working (while crying) as the means for paying off her huge mountain of debts.
Within a minute the reason for work had changed (within less than a minute) and Lynsdey was smiling while stating what satisfaction she got from her work.
All from creating the metaphor of a bag... and getting rid of it by shooting it to the sun.
And just look at Lyndsey's physical and emotional transformation at the end of the video