NLP Secrets - do they exist and if so what are the secrets of NLP?
- Chris Harrison
- 5th November 2009
Do you want to know the NLP secrets? The secret techniques that will give you all the skills you desire?
Well, you've come to the right place, because I can now reveal every single one of them.
Because there are none.
But if so, then why are people searching for NLP secrets?
There seems to be quite a lot of people looking for secrets, but then if you look around amazon or just search on the web it becomes clear quite quickly that people are selling, and other people are searching for, the secrets of everything!
The secrets of NLP, the secrets of marketing, the secrets of writing a good CV, and the list goes on and on.
So is this simply a marketing ploy?
Well, I think it most definitely is. It seems to be a part of our psychological make up to want to know something others don't, as we feel that this gives us an advantage, and secrets by definitionare that something that others don't know, even if the bizarre concept of advertising something for sale labeled as secrets seem to pass us by.
Within the NLP training community, from a sales point of view it is important to be able to differentiate yourself from the competition. This is a major issue for many NLP trainers who do not want to provide practitioner and master practitioner trainings, and the best way to do this is to imply that you have information that the other trainers don't - your USP (Unique selling point).
So are there any NLP techniques that are not in the public domain?
Having trained with Richard Bandler many times it's clear that he uses some techniques that other trainers don’t seem to teach, but that does not make them NLP secrets. I feel his kinesthetic lead and deep trance identification techniques to be particular powerful, and have never heard another trainer talk about them, but these are still not secret. Many trainers have their own little tricks and tips to improve techniques, but these are hardly secrets either.
So, I'm sorry - there are no secrets.
Perhaps the best way to find NLP secrets, is to play with the current techniques and exercises and discover your own!