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Is NLP Manipulation?

nlp nlptraining Nov 02, 2019

I am asked this question often, "is NLP manipulation?"

And the answer is no. NLP is not manipulation. 

However, NLP can be used in manipulation, but NLP itself is not manipulation. 

NLP is no more manipulation than a hammer is manipulation. Can a hammer be used as a weapon? Absolutely. Can a hammer be used to build things? Absolutely. The difference is in who is holding that hammer and their intention for using it. 

NLP is the same. It can be used in manipulation and it can be used to create deep and profound change in people allowing them to achieve excellence in all areas of their lives and it depends on who is using it and what is their intention. 

In our school of NLP, we believe in ecology which is the study of consequences on 4 levels: the individual, their inner circle, the larger community and the environment. This adds an element of responsibility and care when using NLP. 

In a win/win scenario there is no manipulation. How could there be when each...

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