NLP is not easily described, because it is a combination of an incredible number of things. In fact, even Christianity or psychology are thrown in.
In the basic form of NLP, it is all about convincing people that they alone are the masters/gods of their own lives. There are no limits to attaining any goal one desires, as long as NLP is used correctly. This is because everything a person experiences takes place in the brain, wherefore you can manipulate it to change any input it has or gets. This is done by using visual, auditive, or emotional means, along with the thoughts of the person. In addition, there are various strategies, communications, and boxes from which tools are extracted and used. For instance, there is a belief that these things can be copied from a successful person in order to attain the same success.
At one of the courses I attended, there was a rumor that one of the “main” people in NLP had killed a man, but by using NLP he was acquitted at trial. Others had won large sums of money. When I started with NLP myself, I was seeking earnestly and open to anything that could solve my problems. NLP can do that, basically because the devil is behind it and comes in form of an angel of light.
I became familiar with NLP through my work at Odense University Hospital, where play and roleplay were used as part of innovative thought and motivation. It caught my interest, and I started on NLP. At the time, I didn’t realize that NLP was also a therapeutic education, but the positive things I had experienced with NLP motivated me and kept me there, even though many horrible things happened down the road. At the same time, I suffered from OCD, anxiety, and depression, and I wanted more than anything in the world to be rid of them. My friend sent me to an NLP therapist who opened up for some things deep inside me in a way that somehow ripped the life right out of me, and it’s as if I was walking around dead for several months afterwards.
People around me were scared about what happened, and I personally didn’t think I would ever be human again. When my friend saw my condition, she brought me back to the NLP therapist, who was supposed to patch me up or finish what she had started, but that didn’t happen. She got a hold of something completely different, and my condition was unchanged. She clearly didn’t understand the problem. Which is what happened with several therapists, even with the teachers. Even then, I continued into this world of manipulation, and I experienced repeatedly that I was guided into anxiety. One time, the therapist became horrified at my anxiety, which doubled back on me and my anxiety became a fear of dying.
Another time, I was guided out of my body and couldn’t get back. It’s like I was stuck a ways down in my legs and I couldn’t reach my feet. It was a horrible experience! At that moment, I cried out for GOD, who helped me (I didn’t know about JESUS back then). I am thankful that HE heard me. There was a rule that each participant in the course could freely use anything they could think up if they encounter obstacles in their therapy along the way, and this is why we used everything the alternative world had to offer.
The tools used are very powerful, and you never know when you are going to open up to something, or what is being opened up for. I experienced this during a module, where my entire body suddenly and with no warning at all started to react. I was shaking like crazy and broke down completely in the middle of the lesson, so the teacher had to stop following the lesson plan. It was clear the people were impacted by the predictable surprises that happened.
After a different module, when the participants were going home, we had to leave one person in a state of mental disintegration at the site. I don’t know how she fared after that, or if she got any help, but I know that several people from other NLP groups ended up in the mental hospital and I know that they kept making changes to NLP, because they discovered that NLP was insufficient. Coach is a jumping-off point from that. In 2002, I was delivered 100% in a split second, when I called on JESUS.