Does NLP Brainwash People?

Recently I was speaking with my language teacher and he mentioned NLP. He knew what the abbreviation stood for “Neuro Linguistic Programming” and he mentioned that would not do it because it is Brainwashing people.

While not being an “expert practitioner” I know a thing or two about NLP. First thing I know about it is that nobody brainwashes anyone else there. To assume such an argument is equivalent to saying that marketers make us to buy things, that psychologist can read your minds, that hypnotists will make you into a chicken and that money is dirty.

Let me break all of the above non-sense believes. Marketers cannot buy anything, unless you are already pre-disposed to want to buy something. Psychologists can make generalizations about people, but they cannot read minds. Hypnotists can also only make suggestions, but they can never make a person do anything they would not go by themselves. And money is neither positive nor negative. It is the way you use it, which we must do because we live in a capitalistic society.

Realistically, people who practice NLP concentrate on the positives of their learning experiences, such as to realize what makes them happy and how is the most effective way to become such. This is to say that there is no master plan or false religion that attracts people to learn and understand something about themselves. People do it out of their free will and they stay in the practice because they want to grow.

Article by Roman Russo

Author, Blogger & Happiness Coach. Just published my first book called - HOW TO ACT NORMAL !!! It is about how Marketing is changing our lives for better and for the worst, and what to do when it is for the worst. Indeed, we are surrounded my marketing every day, but we seldom think what is an accumulative effect of all these ads does to our Psychology and Happiness. Still, happiness today and forever is possible without conditions. The only thing we need it to change the way we think!

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