A: There are many:
A: A: NLP (NeuroLinguistic Programming) is a constantly evolving set of models, presuppositions, patterns, techniques, and observation-based theories resulting from the study of the structure of subjective experience, behavior and communication. Beyond understanding, NLP seeks to enable remedial and generative change quickly and ecologically. ToC
Q: Does NLP really work? Has it been scientifically validated?
A: It's difficult to prove that something doesn't work or doesn't exist. (e.g. Smoking has not yet been "scientifically proved" to cause cancer.) There is massive anecdotal evidence that NLP works. Few studies have been done on particular aspects of NLP with mixed results.
Q: Isn't NLP really just hypnosis?
A: No. NLP is not *just* hypnosis. Milton Erickson was a strong influence on NLP's founders, but NLP includes aspects of many other disciplines as well. For more information on hypnosis, you might want to check out alt.hypnosis.
Q: Can NLP be used ononeself?
A: Yes. Many people use NLP as a form of self development. If you are interested in self development, you may also want to read alt.self-improve or the excellent alt.self-improve FAQ.ToC
Q: What are the presuppositions of NLP?
A: Here are some of them.
A: I. Chris English set up the newsgroup back in 1994 and originally created the text version of this FAQ.
Q: Can we chat?
A: Jonathan Altfeld hosts NLP IRC Chats: http://www.altfeld.com/mastery/misc/index.html
Q: Where can I find NLP resources on the Internet?
A: There are many good resources for learning about NLP, finding trainers, and other information on the Internet. The following are excellent starting points and should lead you to just about all the resoures there are:
The Web version of this alt.psychology.nlp FAQ is at: http://www.rain.org/~da5e/nlpfaq.html.
Features: Includes a large section of online resources with features listed.
Stever Robbins has an multi-featured NLP server with a wealth of
information at http://www.nlp.com.
Features: Glossary, Articles, Calendar of Events, more.
NLP Information Center: http://www.nlpinfo.com.
Features: Comprehensive guide to online resources.
Features: Global list of trainers and FAQual material.
NLP Training Centers:
Stever Robbins List of Training Centers http://www.nlp.com/
Other NLP FAQs
Richard Bandler's NLP FAQ: http://www.purenlp.com/nlpfaqr.htm
Robert Dilts offers an Encyclopedia of NLP: http://www.nlpuniversitypress.com/index.html
Dale Kirby has a glossary in progress: NLP Glossary: http://www.rain.org/~da5e/nlpgloss.html
Free NLP Online
Dale Kirby has compiled: Best NLP Online
More FAQtual Info at : [http://www.rain.org/~da5e/nlpfaq2.html