NLP " Neuro-Linguistics Programming" Course Review:

A thought for today:

no one tortures you except your own nature, make your nature sweet and loveable; then win the love of all

Today I finished a 5 day course in “Introduction to NLP”.

NLP is a science that was developed in the mid 70’s by Dr. John Grinder and Richard Bandler and was defined as a study of human thinking and behavior pattern.The study started by a question: what made highly successful people so successful; i. e. what these people have in common?

And after years of research, they found out that these people have a different pattern of thinking than others. This was not genetic, rather an acquired pattern.

Therefore they invented different techniques to get as close as they can get to those patterns of thinking. The list of techniques expanded to different aspects of life.

To understand this more let’s define each word:

Neuro: all your inner feelings, ambitions, fears, and hopes, as well as all what is created in your mind by the effect of your five senses (hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch). Therefore it’s a research into your inner building.

Linguistics: how do you communicate with yourself and others? It’s the language you use to convince yourself of some matter, and in this case is related to listening to your subconscious mind and ordering it to be controlled by your conscious mind. In addition to that; it researches your talking pattern and communication skills with others.Programming: developing a systematic mind techniques and a thorough language to reach specific goals.

From the definition above, we see that the science is not new when we defined the first two words; you can find all that in all psychology books. They key factor here is the definition of the third word which NLP science stands for. So if you want to study all the behaviors of humans and its interconnections through communication and develop a technique for each pattern, you can imagine how lengthy this course could get.

That’s why NLP is divided to an introductory course, then different other advanced courses as your personal interest.

What I had last week was the introduction of the NLPcourse in which the main subjects included:
-Mind assumptions

-Form of communication in NLP

-Mind process

-Specifying goals

-Specifying your VAK pattern i.e. are you a visual person, an auditory person, or a kinesthetic person (dependant on your feelings)

– Eye communication

– Building personal relations.

– Acting systems.

– Minor specifications of self expression.

– Expression links and how does it work

– Stages of learning

The above was an index of the syllabus of the course to give you an idea of what NLP is about. In general the course was very interesting; the techniques were practiced as games in the classroom that made it really lively. Which BTW is also an objective in the process of learning. The instructor (Dr. Anwar AlSaba7) was highly capable of conducting the course. I do recommend it for every one. And do intend to take more advanced courses in NLP. But the thing is that the courses given in Q8 are highly expensive. For example; an advanced course is around 650 KD. And that’s why I have decided to have an advance course with a reputable NLP licensed instructor abroad in the near future, more research I’m planning to do on that. So if any of the readers can help me with this, I would really appreciate it.


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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nibaq
    Dec 16, 2004 @ 11:31:00

    Thats some intresting stuff. Lately I been reading and listening to David Allens’ Getting Things Done. And it has some of the same concepts you mention.

    It is about creating a system and applying it on a regular basis so that you can use it. And the more you use it the better at it you get.

    Why did you take the class? Looking for some other programming to do since you left the world of binary?


  2. AyyA
    Dec 16, 2004 @ 15:40:00

    You know Nibaq, I have a feeling that you know me more than I thought you did, the binary world ha? Ma3alaina
    To answer your question; NLP is one of the many other things that I intend to get into after leaving the binary world to the virtual reality world. is that a good enough answer for you 😉
    And about NLP, as I said nothing new here, and lately a lot of scientists and writers touched similar issues. The difference lies in the technique, it is easy and do not need much practice to be able to apply. Once you know it it’s there, like the definition implies; it’s like mind programming and the results are very fast.


  3. nibaq
    Dec 18, 2004 @ 02:02:00

    Takes one to know one ,) Got out lit books next to our tech books, and regret not taking any lingustic classes.

    I keep wanting to reprogram myself, but I am afraid I guess, cause I know once I get started I would never stop and just like stuff.

    But I got to do it some day. And that day is getting closer and closer.


  4. AyyA
    Dec 20, 2004 @ 15:14:00

    Trust me get out your lit books before it´s too late, there is nothing like variety, and somehow i have a feeling that i know you 😉


  5. Weight Watcher
    Jul 13, 2006 @ 18:31:00

    A typical dictionary definition of hypnosis states that it is: a state that resembles sleep but that is induced by suggestion. However, anyone who has tried hypnosis (and any self respecting hypnotist) will tell you that this is a very simplistic view of the subject!
    A much better description comes from the Free Online Dictionary which states that hypnosis is: an artificially induced state of consciousness, characterised by heightened suggestibility and receptivity to direction. So what does this mean and how can it be used to your advantage?

    Well, the subject of hypnosis has been discussed and pondered since the late 1700s. Many explanations and theories have come and gone though science, however, has yet to supply a valid and well-established definition of how it actually happens. It’s fairly unlikely that the scientific community will arrive at a definitive explanation for hypnosis in the near future either, as the untapped resources of our ‘mostly’ uncharted mind still remain something of a mystery.
    However, the general characteristics of hypnosis are well documented. It is a trance state characterized by extreme suggestibility, deep relaxation and heightened imaginative functioning. It’s not really like sleep at all, because the subject is alert the whole time. It is most often compared to daydreaming, or the feeling you get when you watch a movie or read a captivating book. You are fully conscious, but you tune out most of the outside world. Your focus is concentrated intensely on the mental processes you are experiencing – if movies didn’t provide such disassociation with everyday life and put a person in a very receptive state then they would not be as popular (nor would TV advertising be as effective!). Have you ever stated that a film wasn’t great because you just couldn’t ‘get into it’???
    This works very simply; while daydream or watching a movie, an imaginary world becomes almost real to you because it fully engages your emotional responses. Such mental pursuits will on most occasions cause real emotional responses such as fear, sadness or happiness (have you ever cried at a sad movie, felt excited by a future event not yet taken place or shivered at the thought of your worst fear?).
    It is widely accepted that these states are all forms of self-hypnosis. If you take this view you can easily see that you go into and out of mild hypnotic states on a daily basis – when driving home from work, washing the dishes, or even listening to a boring conversation. Although these situations produce a mental state that is very receptive to suggestion the most powerful time for self-change occurs in the trance state brought on by intentional relaxation and focusing exercises. This deep hypnosis is often compared to the relaxed mental state between wakefulness and sleep.
    In this mental state, people feel uninhibited and relaxed and they release all worries and doubts that normally occupy their mind. A similar experience occurs while you are daydreaming or watching the TV. You become so involved in the onscreen antics


  6. becky
    Jul 06, 2008 @ 21:35:24

    Hi and thank you so much for creating this blog. I am always wanting to learn new ways to enhance my life in every way possible.

    I hear there is a new movie called The Compass that has teachers from The Secret and The Opus. I don’t know why, I just have a good feeling about this one.

    I found it at

    Does anyone know anything. I looks pretty cool. Cannot wait!


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