Ueli Frischknecht

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
  • in reply to: New Member Proposals #645
    Ueli Frischknecht

    Excerpt from an Email by: L. Michael Hall, March 30, 2017

    Regarding the question of ethics — the idea is being basically truthful and respectful. That would mean not misrepresenting oneself regarding one’s degrees or status, etc. When questions came up about that with David Shepherd, several of us contacted him, asked him about that in order to deal with the misrepresentations.

    Currently, what has emerged is this
    • If there are 3 objections to a person, we say, Thanks but no thanks.
    • If there’s problems with the association you were certified with, please make things right with them first.

    If one of our goals is to build up the credibility of NLP — then making sure that a “leader” has a generally decent reputation helps — and welcoming those who have a questionable reputation, especially at this stage of our development — does not help.

    I know it doesn’t answer every concern, but it is a beginning. And it certainly does challenge us to keep working on this in the coming years.

    in reply to: New Member Proposals #644
    Ueli Frischknecht

    From: L. Michael Hall, March 30, 2017

    The NLP Leadership Summit is for “leaders” in all sorts of roles in this nebulous field called NLP. That would include anyone who is “leading” the minds, hearts, and activities of people — and so would include writers, sponsors, researchers, etc. So it does extend beyond merely those training the primary NLP trainings.

    We have left “leader” and “leading” pretty general — indicating those who are leading people into this field, those training people for the field, those raising credibility through research or publications, that kind of thing. Many of the researchers — Like James and Penny — once were trainers but now have a new leadership focus. They are certainly “elders in the tribe” however much some of us have semantic reactions to the term “elder” ! 

    One of the things that seemed to emerge last year in Alicante was how everyone really valued the importance of personal integrity and having a good reputation among those with whom we work. In a sense, that’s what we bring to each other. We care about the quality of NLP training, we care about its credibility in the world, we care about maintaining standards — and we care about spreading the word.

    How we treat people with respect and how we present ourselves in an honest way (without misrepresenting ourselves) is what enables people to believe us and in what we are ready to teach and train. For me, that’s why we have to ask some really hard questions to those who want to join this associating of known leaders in NLP — esp. if we have questions about their reputation or behavior.

    It’s not about control or being exclusive — it’s about living what we teach — and correcting things when we make mistakes.

    in reply to: New Member Proposals #643
    Ueli Frischknecht

    re. ‘Admission Procedure’

    The following seems to be our consenus:

    “When we began introducing trainers for membership, it was on the basis that – 1) the trainer meets the minimum timeframe requirements (15 years training NLP), 2) the membership of the trainer was proposed to the group, 3) the trainer agreed to the ‘what we stand for’ and ‘sign off on the manifesto’ – with the stipulation that no one strongly disagrees with the membership of the proposed trainer.
    If there are [strong objections] they need to be discussed among the group.” Heidi Heron

    “Our process is simply to put forth a name and if people agree, or no one disagrees, they become members—very easy, very simple. If someone or several disagree, they do not become members.” Juli Siverthorn (From Emails March 2017)

    in reply to: No NLP in NLP Research and Recognition Project #618
    Ueli Frischknecht

    (Reply April 12, 2016, from Frank Bourke)


    As with Rick Gray I never received enquiries from you regarding the removal of NLP from our official name, our web site, etc. [Ueli: This was done via Facebook Messenger and therefore not noticed. Cleared it up with Richard Gray. 🙂 ]

    As Lisa de Rijk has pointed out, the “NLP Research and Recognition Project” was incorporated as a Not for Profit Corporation here in the US in 2008. The name was changed, officially deleting “NLP” from the Corporate name, after 28 million dollars of well designed, University sponsored, research grants were denied (many obviously never even having been reviewed per the denials). Additionally, numerous direct attempts to forge collaborative/supportive relationships with established psychological researchers were rejected on the basis of our association with NLP.

    Most of us at the Research and Recognition Project believe:

    1. NLP materials represent the largest advance in clinical psychology in the last 75 years.

    2. The only way NLP will receive widespread recognition and practice is after it has demonstrated its’ effectiveness through sound scientific research.

    3. Given, that even small pilot clinical research studies cost between $300,000 and $500,000, NLP research will have to start with raising appreciable amounts of money from sources generally hostile to NLP. (Our first and only “NLP” funding drive accessed 22,000 NLP practitioners, took six months to conduct and yielded $12,000, of which $9000 was personally donated by 4 NLP Institute owners).

    4. The best strategy to success organizationally is to pace the professional community by gaining recognition for NLP clinical protocols in standard psychological research formats and after demonstrating scientifically the clinical efficacy of specific protocols move on to larger clinical trials based upon their performance and then, make the NLP association.

    To that end, our first two studies of the RTM’s performance (NLP derived protocol for the treatment of PTSD, costing $550,000 directly to run) are gaining widespread professional support and recognition across some 8 University research laboratories, a number of them being among the most prestigious in their field (PTSD). Somewhere down the line here we are hoping that the Leadership Group and larger segments of the sound NLP community will lend formal support and physical help to both NLPt and our research efforts in Europe, here in the U.S., and internationally.

    Frank Bourke

    in reply to: Instructions For Use #616
    Ueli Frischknecht

    Hello Heidi

    How do I add my picture portrait to my profil at the forum?

    Then one suggestion: If possible it would be nice to have the Forum Log-in Logo (on right handed side of site) on page ‘Members Forum’ too.

    Big Thank you to you for entering all the valuable infos from our emails. Great work!! Only discovered it today.

    Best regards


Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)