Heidi Heron

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  • in reply to: peer-review articles NLP and Happiness #591
    Heidi Heron

    (Reply from Connirae Andreas)

    Hi Armand and group,
    Regarding NLP and its contribution to working with happiness.
    I can offer a recently-completed study, a randomized clinical trial of the Core Transformation work. The research was well-done, through Loyola University in Maryland, by a doctoral student, Dinesh Braganza. Richard Gray, (of the NLP R & R project), participated on his Doctoral committee.
    It hasn’t yet been published in a journal, but apparently the dissertation committee was quite impressed, both with the quality of the research and with the strength of the results. It will be published soon on Loyola University’s website.

    Braganza used standard measures, including multiple measures of wellbeing. (I don’t know if they included the same measures as is used in the “happiness research” but I suspect so.).
    I’m attaching a synopsis of the research, and below is a quote from the synopsis:

    “It is striking that a single session of Core Transformation produced effect sizes similar or greater in magnitude to those obtained by approximately 15 sessions of CBT(Cognitive Behavior Therapy) or ISTDP, or 8 weeks of MBSR (mindfulness training), which comprised 2.5 hour-long weekly group sessions and 20 minutes daily meditation.”

    If anyone is interested in seeing the complete dissertation, with details of the research, you’re welcome to email me and I’ll send you a copy.

    I’m not sure if this is the kind of thing you are looking for, Armand. I hope it helps.
    Connirae Andreas

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    in reply to: peer-review articles NLP and Happiness #590
    Heidi Heron

    (Reply from Joe Cheal)

    Hi guys,

    Melody (Cheal) did some research for her MSc in Positive Psychology linking NLP and wellbeing and self esteem. An article was published in: Current Research in NLP: vol 2 – Proceedings of 2010 Conference (which is peer reviewed).

    Link: http://www.gwiznlp.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/NLP-Positive-Psychology-Journal-Article.pdf



    in reply to: Discussion on scaling #587
    Heidi Heron

    (Reply from John McWhirter)

    Hi Steve,
    Thanks for the stimulus.
    Initial thoughts.
    I have used scaling since the late 70’s, firstly in hypnosis and then for measuring as you outline. I have also made use of other measuring and representing tools such as graphing to create indirect control over performing. For example about 25 years ago I worked with a top runner who was having a number of difficulties on of which was managing transitions between not ready and ready to run and also changing speed from running to sprinting at the finish. We created a graphing of his whole day from bed (not ready), through the day changing colour of the line as the activity changed to warming up, racing and a sprint finish, and then warming down and back to not racing. Once we had graphed in on paper we then developed it as a subjective tool. At first this allowed him to monitor where he was and then it gave him a way to lead himself into the next stage rather than waiting for it to happen.
    Since then I have used many different measuring tools and taught different applications for them. One particularly interesting application is identifying the natural tools that people use. They are often not the most useful. One common one is when people think of a “Range” of options. The tool of “range” is often not a very complete one (for example it is a selection, not a range; the range is only negative and the positive range is missing).
    This links to another aspect which is that some measuring is zero plus while others are negative to positive in the scaling. I have worked with a lot of clients who benefited greatly from improving the “thinking tools” they were using.
    (Maybe worth pointing out that all of my usage is very different than what Richard was doing with his Design Engineering “control panel” work in the early 90’s). I created a few of the exercises for the first Design Engineering certification training and they were taught by Gary Yardley (from Australia) who had also developed a lot of interesting things at that time.
    I would like to catch up in more detail. Hope all is well with you.
    Cheers for now
    John McWhirter

    in reply to: Discussion on scaling #586
    Heidi Heron

    (Reply from Peter Schutz)

    Thank you Steve
    Scaling is normal in Professional NLP in central Europe since at least 2000


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    in reply to: Discussion on scaling #585
    Heidi Heron

    (Reply from Lisa Rijk)

    Hi Steve

    Thanks for this. This model of scaling as a therapeutic intervention has been used a long
    time in both the Solution Focussed world and also with Richter.

    Hope all is well with you

    Lisa de Rijk (formerly Wake) MSc, RGN, PhD Cand.

    in reply to: nlp …mobbing etc #583
    Heidi Heron

    (reply by Lisa Rijk)

    Hi Peter
    I have sent you these before and there is another one that you maybe have not seen yet highlighted for you. this is the only one that I would suggest meets your stringent criteria and is in a leading level blind peer reviewed moderate impact journal. It was also accepted as a poster presentation at the NHS Public Health England conference, which has stringent blind peer review processes and is very high impact in Public Health England.
    Lisa Wake , Margaret Leighton , (2014) “Pilot study using Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) in post-combat PTSD”, Mental Health Review Journal, Vol. 19 Iss: 4, pp.251 – 264
    ‘It’s My Life: A case study exploring the role of the therapy relationship’. Current Research in NLP. ANLP. pp.84-94. 2013 blind peer reviewed although only an nlp journal
    ‘Waking Up and Moving On – A Programme Evaluation of an Intervention with Adolescents Identified as at Risk of Offending Behaviour’. Current Research in NLP. ANLP. pp.43-53. 2011 blind peer reviewed although only an nlp journal
    ‘Leadership Excellence Through Coaching: A Case Study in Regulatory Affairs Using Neurolinguistic Programming’. Regulatory Rapporteur. Vol. 8. No. 11. 2011 not hard research but a peer reviewed non nlp journal using single case study
    ‘Applying NLP tools and techniques in an FMCG environment’, Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 43 Iss: 2, pp.121 – 125. 2011 soft research and blind peer reviewed in non nlp audience
    ‘A study of the relationship between the core belief structures of neurolinguistic psychotherapy and object relations theory’. Current Research in NLP. Volume 1. 2009 p. 50-66. blind peer reviewed although only an nlp journal
    And yes we do need many more, but not just clinical. Sally Vanson is the best person to speak to in the UK about non clinical research papers. I supervise those that are just clinical ones.
    Best wishes

    Lisa de Rijk (formerly Wake) MSc, RGN, PhD Cand.

    in reply to: nlp …mobbing etc #582
    Heidi Heron

    (Reply from Ueli R. Frischknecht)

    Dear Bruce

    Thank you so much for your consistently respectful and polite stance in upholding nlp as a methodology that is most valuable for – yes of course – the field of psycho therapy but – yes of course too – for so many fields more.

    I am very grateful for anybody doing this kind of work with your kind of attitude. Because I know it is very important and good for our common endeavour nlp. But publishing articles for blind peer reviewed journals is not one of the strong gifts that has been given to me by the godess on birth and I have not been able to develop lot’s of it any further during my life. I am a good nlp trainer (I am proud to say) and I am quite good in bringing people together and motivating to get on living their values and bringing their visions into the world. And many things more. And – I am proud to say – I have contributed quite a bit to the good reputation of nlp in Switzerland.

    Thus I do not blame anybody who is not working in a scientific research way to contribute to the field of nlp. In my view, anybody who is doing good ethical work is very welcome. And – yes again – Peter, you are right, it would be great to have more research work done.

    All the best


    Ueli R. Frischknecht

    in reply to: nlp …mobbing etc #581
    Heidi Heron

    (Reply from Bruce Grimley)

    Thank you Peter. Yes I agree with all you say. Concerning suggestions for Journals with good impact factor the British Psychological Society has a range of journals which support its various divisions….clinical of course, but also Occupational and Organisational, Coaching, Counselling, Sports and Exercise, Forensic, Educational…….and the list goes on, quite extensive actually. All of these journals are blind peer reviewed and are also then put onto “the system” so budding future psychologists when searching Athens or whatever should when typing in Neuro Linguistic Programming come up with the appropriate papers / articles / reviews etc.

    Thank you for the good wishes for the current paper, it is just a matter of waiting till they contact me.

    Best, as always, Bruce 🙂

    Dr Bruce Grimley. B.Sc (Hons). M.Sc. Ph.D. Chartered Psychologist.
    Accredited Master Executive Coach.
    Master trainer in NLP.
    C.Psychol. AFBPsS. HCPC registered.

    in reply to: nlp …mobbing etc #580
    Heidi Heron

    (Reply from Peter Schutz)

    Yes Dear Bruce
    You were the only anglosaxan exception that answered , thank you again, I liked the article ?
    You Bruce belong to the very few who publish in journals – Great !

    And yes , – by legal neccessity – currently I am focused on psychotherapy accreditation , here the criteria are publikations in good research journals , have to go into second position with our federal departement of health

    This would support NLP – which I regard as applied psychology – enormously

    And yes , contexts are different
    In some countries in Europe every convicted arsonist , drug dealer and rapists , once he is out of prison , can offer a NLP coaching , CounsellIng or psychotherapy office …. Similar to NLP trainers

    In some , ethical , legal and competence standards are much or very much higher
    Although the ” everything is possible ” NLP crowd tends to ignore that ..

    Which other fields than psychology / psychotherapy do you suggest , that have :

    A Journals with a good impact factor
    B good and independently confirmed results with NLP
    C at least 5 good articles from various countries worth to publish in a good journal
    D a government agency that would state , Yes , for this field we can accredit NLP as a method

    So , which field do you suggest ?
    Training track and Field or triathlon ?
    Archeology ?
    Under water demolition for the SBS ?
    Reduction of car accidents through better driving schools ?
    Teamtraining ?
    Teaching Human rights to antisemitic Football Hooligans in Birmingham ?

    Who of the esteemed 150
    OR so summit Colleguages have experience in one of those or other Fields – and have published in good Journals ?

    Hope all goes well with your paper !


    in reply to: nlp …mobbing etc #579
    Heidi Heron

    (reply by Bruce Grimley.)

    I did answer you Peter with a case study published in the British Psychology Journal: (What is NLP? The development of a grounded theory within an Action Research Journey. Sports and Exercise Psychology Review. Summer 2015.) I think most journals associated with BPS have quite a high impact level. And as mentioned in my recent email to group I am awaiting a reply to a paper I have written for the international coaching psychology review. Both of these papers put NLP in the title so it shows up in searches and also in the abstract too.

    However as you pointed out this was not relevant to psychotherapy, (which is what you were after) and this, for me brings up another question. NLP started by modeling psychotherapy and it is quite clear the Meta Model for instance was designed for use in the context of therapy. However even though our NLP psychotherapists seem to be leading the way with the little research which does meet the mark, what about research in all the other applications of NLP patterns?

    We have some way to go, however it is nice we are all talking with the intention of taking NLP as a discipline forward and seeking to talk about the areas where we agree as well as those where we differ.

    With best wishes, Bruce.

    Dr Bruce Grimley. B.Sc (Hons). M.Sc. Ph.D. Chartered Psychologist.
    Accredited Master Executive Coach.
    Master trainer in NLP.
    C.Psychol. AFBPsS. HCPC registered.

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