October 4, 2007

NLP Coaching Diploma

Over the next four days I'll be at a coaching training program doing a degree in NLP coaching. Here's what Wikipedia says about NLP...

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an alternative to psychotherapy and a "model of interpersonal communications"[1] based on the subjective study of language, communication and change. It was co-founded by Richard Bandler and linguist John Grinder in the 1970s as a method of personal development. They developed a set of practices and techniques based on modeling successful psychotherapists of the time. However, its application was not limited to psychotherapy, rather they attended to the patterns of interpersonal communications that could be applied generally. Its theoretical foundations borrowed from a range of disciplines, including various psychological fields, linguistics, cognitive science, and occupational therapy. NLP and its many variants are taught through seminars, workshops, books and audio programs. The field is loosely spread and resistant to a single comprehensive definition. There is also a great deal of difference between the depth and breadth of training and standards.

Don't worry. I'm sure I'll still be cynical and sarcastic upon my return.