My parents have both done extensive courses in this - and my dad is a 'master practitioner'... now they want me to go and do a course too.
have you heard of NLP before? and what are your thoughts on it?
btw Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a set of techniques, axioms and beliefs that adherents use primarily as an approach to personal development. It is based on the idea that mind, body and language interact to create an individual's perception of the world and that perceptions, and hence behaviors, can be changed by the application of a variety of techniques. The underlying source of these techniques, called "modeling", involves the careful reproduction of the behaviors and beliefs of those who have achieved "excellence". The early focus of NLP was the study of the underlying patterns in the language and techniques of noted and successful therapists in hypnotherapy, gestalt therapy and family therapy. The patterns discovered were adapted for general communication and effecting change.
Despite its popularity NLP continues to be controversial, particularly for use in therapy, and after three decades of existence remains scientifically unvalidated. NLP has been criticized for lacking a defining and regulating body to impose standards and a professional ethical code.