1997 NLP Practitioner Student Evaluations
(every student in the class is represented here).
“(I liked) the personal touch and accessibility,
the compassion, the laughter. (I liked) the emphasis on conditioning
the attitude and direction instead of techniques. Mind Design™
really is more than one can read about in a book. Rex is a master
teacher and guides us to the ultimate states of love and happiness!
It is not exactly what I expected, but more than I expected. (Rex
is) loving, humble, sensitive, brilliant, clever, compassionate,
and very funny and generous.
Wow. It is an experience - a journey to discover how to design
your life - not learn a bunch of mental techniques to memorize.
Rex’s model of NLP is about attitude, direction, flexibility,
and believe it or not... about love and fun.
Before I arrived at this training, I had been exposed to most
of the “NLP techniques” that were covered in the training. I wanted
a re-fresher. BUT, I had never “experienced” using all these techniques
on myself or better yet, discover how to use them on myself -
everyday - to empower and direct my life.
The new material Rex has pioneered is totally unique, often subtle,
and powerfully effective - Mind Design™ is about conditioning
yourself for love, success, laughter and all other “states” that
make life grand. Again, the experience is the difference.
If you want to sit and analyze charts, graphs, and learn from
a boring textbook - there might be other NLP trainings that are
better suited to your left brain. If you want to “experience”
NLP, “feel” the shifts in attitude, “refresh” your spirit in an
exciting, positive direction - and get superb training... well,
you may find Rex Sikes’ training the perfect fit and just what
you’re looking for.”
Baggett, Publisher, Author, Handwriting Expert, Dallas,
“Very few things on this earth even come close
to the hype of their advertisements. Put IDEA Seminars on the
short list where the quality of the program far exceeds the advertisement.
No media could ever come close to describing the richness of the
NLP Practitioner training I traveled halfway across the world
to get. Rex Sikes has created a Disneyland for adults where people
can exhilarate in life itself. By combining Mind Design™ and DHE
with the practitioner certification program, the atmosphere is
created for an easy, yet powerful learning experience. At the
same time, the Mind Design™ strategies enable everyone to stretch
their boundaries to the furthest possibilities that can be glimpsed.
Limited beliefs and self-imposed restrictions are examined and
dealt with, giving participants the chance to build their mental
map/worldview as they think appropriate.
NLP skills? Sure, Rex is one of the foremost practitioners in
the world, and he passes his expertise in to the students, but
there’s far more to experience.
Rex and his wife, Carolyn create a climate where a group of people
from points all around the world can assemble and magically transform
bonds of deep friendship and love in a very short time. Every
single person in our class underwent an astonishing metamorphosis
and long before the end of the course people were weeping at the
thought they would one day disperse.
Anyone who has even the slightest interest in improving the quality
of their life should head for Milwaukee with all possible haste.
I can say from the bottom of my heart to each and every person
reading this that the two weeks I spent at IDEA Seminars were
two of the finest and most memorable weeks of my life. Rex, Carolyn,
and the program are worth ten times the investment a person makes
King, Systems Manager, New Zealand
“Gosh! (I liked) everything! (This seminar) helps
you understand other people and yourself. (Rex is) dynamic, energetic,
and powerful! Rex is very interesting person who is very willing
to help you at all occasions - super generous character. This
course was better than any course that I took before. The expectations
of this seminar far exceeded what I had in mind. When I first
saw the IDEA Seminars’ brochure, I did not think very much about
it because I had most everything I want in life. I was a very
highly confident person and very successful with my life prior
to the seminars. My first reaction to NLP Practitioner training
was that I really don’t need this because I was highly motivated,
had good people skills, and have good relationships with people.
When I did sign up for this training, I was hoping it will sharpen
my business skills. Not only did I get the business skills, I
got a whole lot more. The training helped me develop skills to
communicate with myself and others far exceeding what I ever had
before. Now, I can begin to live my life the way I really want
to. This seminar taught me skills to give me direction where I
want in my life. For anyone who is in the same situation like
me, take the course and radically change your life! Thanks Rex
and Carolyn Sikes. They are the best instructors! Their generosity
and willingness to help is unbelievable. Their livelihood involves
helping and making people’s lives better. Thanks again!!!”
Wong, Technical Sales, Des Plaines, IL
“(I liked the) personal attention from Rex and
Carolyn and the emphasis on practice. (Rex is) energetic, funny,
entertaining, sharp, concerned and compassionate. Participating
in the training sharpened my awareness of how I cause other people
to react to me and how I can attain rapport with others. I learned
how easily one may establish rapport and friendship with people
whose values and goals seem dramatically opposed to yours. I was
able to practice and develop skills and patterns to change unproductive
behavior patterns with myself, my wife and at work. In addition,
Rex’s use of suggestion and embedded commands made the assimilation
faster and smoother. It is my understanding after speaking to
many of my classmates that Rex and Carolyn are in the minority
of NLP trainers who intentionally keep class sizes small and intimate
and direct the entire program themselves: I was lucky to find
a program like this...”
M. Gordon, M.D., Staff, Internal Medicine, Cleveland, OH
“(I liked) the group camaraderie, the ability
for 20 diverse people to work together to learn about human behavior
and consciousness. (Rex is) animated, committed to insuring the
personal growth of each attendee.
If you are ready to explore your own patterns of behavior and
motivation sources so that you can shape your own future easily
and naturally, then sign up today for IDEA Seminars Mind Design™
NLP course now. Both Rex and Carolyn are 100% committed to your
personal growth and ensuring you have the attitude and tools to
design your own life in a positive and empowering manner. You
just might find that the world is a joyous and wonderful place
and that you have all the resources you need to thrive.”
Wasmer, Manager - Information Services, Springfield, IL
“Rex is a fantastic trainer. He’s very thorough
about the information he’s offering. He makes it very easy to
understand and is always enthusiastic about answering any questions
the students may have.
Having read similar letters to this one before attending the seminar
helped me in my decision to attend. So, with that in mind, I’d
like to tell you that deciding to attend a seminar now will be
one of the best decisions you’ll have made in your life. It IS
a life changing decision and a life changing experience. The tools
you’ll be given to use will help you move in any direction you’d
like to. If you embrace them and give yourself the permission
to explore them, your possibilities are infinite. You’ll see positive
changes even as soon as the first day of the seminar and you’ll
hear from others in the group experiencing the same life enhancing
changes. It is an opportunity worth a thousand times what you’ll
pay out of your pocket. Sign up for that seminar you’ve had in
mind now, pat yourself on the back for doing it and then hang
on for the ride of your life!! FANTASTIC!!”
Carl, Small Business Owner, Excelsior, Minnesota
“I did like the open and safe learning environment,
supportive and friendly training staff; knowledgeable, skillful
and experienced trainer, emphasis on fun, attitude and skills
as well as mastery. Rex is a true master trainer and excellent
teacher who has a talent to teach effective NLP skills and attitudes
and at the same time present all material in a fun and enjoyable
way with direction to continue mastering the skills afterwards.
If you want to become an expert in NLP and to master this field,
the excellent place to do it is IDEA Seminars. You will have a
wonderful time to learn about NLP, to learn new skills and new
behaviors, to build new relationships and friendships. You will
have opportunities to live and learn in such a supportive, safe,
and comfortable environment that you will be delightfully surprised
and satisfied after you complete it, having new skills and learnings.”
Chaicaus, International Graduate Student, Terre Haute,
“I learned so much... (Rex is a) kind and caring
man. Rex will help you out the best he can. I recommend NLP Practitioner
Training to anyone, but only if you train with Rex. I believe
him to be one of the best trainers I ever trained with. I will
be back for the Master Practitioner Training.”
Franzen, Student/Lathe Operator, Waterbury, CT
“Rex is a master communicator who is able to
create a total learning experience, by combining an uncanny ability
to express, in words which flow effortlessly, in gestures and
voice tonality which emphasize the important points, a delightful
and emotional effect.
Even though I know of NLP, I was a little apprehensive about going
to a seminar for 14 days. Carolyn explained the “Mind Design”
concept to me, and it fulfilled all of my expectations.
Rex Sikes is an unusually interesting, talented, and exciting
teacher, and went out of his way to see that everyone would have
an opportunity to benefit from his knowledge and experience.
He, and his talented staff, were eager to participate in our exercises
and even stayed after hours to help anyone who wished to practice
Cedar Valley is an ideal location of this kind of seminar, and
the accommodations, staff, and food were more than satisfactory.
All of the above is only a prelude to the fact that while this
was an extraordinary learning experience, I came away with the
motivations to remain on a path for daily personal growth which
will remain with me always.
Thank you, Rex and Carolyn.”
J. Lewis, Retired, Hobe Sound, FL
“Rex and Carolyn, I wanted to write to tell you
that your seminar came at a time which was very important to me,
and in the first week afterward, proved to have value. My work
involves a lot of work with people, of many cultures and experiences,
and your seminar has given me a good beginning to learn how to
communicate better. I also have found ways to apply the exercises
you taught as vehicles to help others. In one particular case,
an adult in a program I coordinate who is volunteering to act
as a mentor to an adolescent youth is taking the exercise of 'good
and new' and using it to good effect. I thank you for this and
all that transpired during the seminar, and feel this has made
a difference for me.”
Goldberg, Adolescent Caseworker, Chicago, IL
“(I liked) the emphasis on ‘doing’, information
well presented, lots of good information, exercises were well-designed
and very helpful in learning the material. Feels good to laugh
a lot - on the inside too! (Rex is) humorous, sensitive style
of presenting makes learning more enjoyable and fun. Rex is approachable
and seems genuinely interested in assisting us to learn the material.
Someone very wise once told me, “if you want to really learn something
IMMERSE yourself in it”.
I can’t think of a better environment to immerse yourself in than
the one provided by Rex and Carolyn. They really care about students
learning, and go the extra mile. I really enjoyed learning in
the supportive, helpful environment they’ve provided.”
Rausch, Software Engineer, Boynton Beach, FL
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