1999 NLP Practitioner Student Evaluations
(every student in the class is represented here).
"If you are looking for a way to intensify the
enrichment in your Life then this is it. Just about anything you
want in your life is attainable from the tools that Rex gives
you. You will be amazed."
Fitzwell, Madison Heights, Michigan.
"In the last 14 days I've experienced more joy,
laughter, fun, freedom, gratitude & happiness than I've ever felt
before. I feel so free & alive. The body movement portions were
profound in helping me be more expressive in my music & in my
everyday interactions. I've known a lot of this before but never
used it before. I believe I will be entering a new & wonderful
cycle of my life. I've been able to squeeze more juice out of
life & take my mask off & let others see the 'real' me that was
previously hiding. I have made some strong connections with people,
some perhaps leading to a business venture. I've never been involved
with a more warm, wonderfully kind, intelligent group of people.
I feel like I was just going through the motions before AND I
can now live with passion. Each & Every Day. I've made profound
changes in myself & in my interactions with others. I now have
the skills to enhance my relationships and to attract more people
that I choose to interact with. I don't think there is any area
of my life that won't be affected. It's a shame more people don't
do this for themselves. These 14 days give new meaning to the
words life-changing event. Being able to control my emotional
state is invaluable. Being able to express my emotions is even
more valuable. I've really surprised myself at the changes that
I've made with your help. I also feel like the changes will compound
with each day. I can't even imagine my life 1 year from now. WOW!
I haven't been thankful for anything in a long time. Now I feel
thankful for everything. And most of all to have discovered Idea
Seminars & having the oppurtunity to attend this special program.
Thanks Rex & Carolyn!
(Rex is) down to earth, kind, spiritual."
Hoffman, Copywriter/Musician, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
"In all the training I've experienced, I sincerely
believe that 'The Ultimate 14 day NLP education' experience is
the best I've ever been a part of.
The information, which is at times deep an involved, was simple
and easy to take in and go beyond understanding to truly making
it a part of me. Rex has designed a learning stratagey makes the
I am going to take my hypnosis show and start from scratch utilizing
many of the techniques I've learned in the Idea Seminars Practitioner
Training workshop. And for all of the new and wonderful possibilities
that I now see before me, I'll be thanking Rex & Carolyn for the
rest of my life.
(Rex) really cares that you understand his teachings. His vast
base of knowledge in areas of mind, technology learning skills
and communication add a richness and a simplicity to any concept
he has to convey."
Pollack, Entertainer, Sussex, Wisconsin.
"NLP and Mind Design create a wonderful experience
that you can always treasure. It's like nothing you've ever learned
before once you make the decision to join the program. Words alone
cannot describe it. You must fully experience it to really appreciate
the impact it will have on your life.
The program allows you to fully immerse yourself in the skills
while you can also learn to enjoy your entire time with IDEA Seminars.
Cedar Valley Center provides a great location, with everything
you need while learning. Rex and Carolyne, from the very first
moment, make it enjoyable every step of the way. The training
begins with a journey into seeing all the finer points that most
of us miss from time to time. You will explore how you can get
the most out of life and listen to the finer points of communication.
With your fellow students, you will develop a much deeper level
of rapport, and with every special person in your life. I heartily
recommend that anyone wanting to improve themselves, take the
first step and sign-up, now.
Rex is a phenomenal, caring trainer with incredible poise and
mastership of his art. I enjoy his great conversation and social
skills. He makes NLP easily accessible and understandalbe through
both demonstration and experience. Enjoy your time with him. It
will be well spent."
Turner, Director, Marketing, Pleasanton, California.
"Dig this: imagine how groovy and in how many
infinite and amazing ways you will begin to feel as you stop and
hear the rhythm of Life. The symphony of positive energy & vibrations
that you can seek within and throughout this beautiful world become
vibrant and turned up to 11 when you decide to take a dip in the
flowing river of IDEA Seminars. You might be thinking, 'I'm already
cool with Life, I feel great,' and that's cool, you know. But
once you hug this experience, imagine how even more fantastically
wrapped in Sunshine the world is, and how open your future will
be as you smile each and every beat of each day, in the groove.
(Rex is) inspirational, compassionate, articulate, WON-DER-FUL!,
resourceful, amazing, modest, symphonic, in the groove, flowing."
Musician, Poet, Office Manager, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
"For many years I was struggeling with NLP. I
knew of its power but was never able to get in touch with it despite
of seminars with well-known trainers and also reading tons of
books and articles.
In this seminar I learned to use NLP. But not only to use --this
seminar is the foundation to use the skills in my day to day life.
I'm now able to use the skills, to work w/them and to improve
The environment (location, staff, trainer and other attendants)
was safe and inspiring. It's incredible to have experienced such
a place of overwhelming passion, energy, compassion, joy and fun.
But, words alone can not really describe what IDEA Seminars provides
to their students. You must experience it by yourself. Trust them!
It goes beyond the limits!
I've never experienced a trainer with such an unconditional commitment
for his students to fuse them to grow and to get in touch with
the inner resources in order to use them fully. For me he is truely
the candle that lights the candles around him."
Steinberg, Pinneberg, Germany.
"This experience has been life changing. I have
learned to experience being a child again and learn new way to
communicate more effectively, with family, friends and co-workers.
I can only see how future possibilities becoming infinitely possible
with the skills that were taught so brilliantly in these 14 days
of total immersion in NLP.
I think Rex is one of the most brilliant teachers I have ever
met, and he was so thoughtful in laying out the material in such
a way as to make our understanding greater and greater each day.
The skills to improve ones life at incredible levels in here waiting,
for anyone who wants it. This 14 day program is what you need
to manage your life at a new level.
Lastly Rex and Carolyn are so acconmodating and flexible in meeting
each person's individual needs. They take the time to understand
each person so they get what they want out of the program. I will
be training with them again in 2000 if they have another master
(Rex is) very approachable and understanding of your personal
goals. An incredible teacher with a skilled approach."
Smith, Accountant, El Segundo, California.
"The primary value of this program for me was
the fact that Rex teaches by example and by guiding the students
through the exercises and activities that allow them to learn
by doing. As opposed to a seminar in which a self-styled guru
preaches to the converted but does little to involve the seminar
attendees, our time in this seminar was almost completely devoted
to activities in which we were actively engaged, and the advantages
to this approach are simply and obviously realized as we start
to use the perceptual skills and communicative techniques in spontaneous
& creative ways.
I particularly appreciated the emphasis on whole body learning.
The meditation and physical activities really help to 'wire in'
the skills that we learned in the drills & from Rex's examples
If you're ready to learn and actually assimilate powerful techniques,
then you may want to consider studying with Rex."
"KMO" O'Connor, Cartoonist, Seattle, Washington.
"IDEA Seminars brings just the right mix of drama,
energy, and sense of wonder to each moment.
There is an opportunity for anyone to stretch far beyond a comfort
zone with a safety net of support.
Rex has a unique style and presents with a rare combination of
sincere passion, ellicitation of excellence, and a humble acceptance
of less than perfect performance.
(Rex is) a master of the language, attitude, and concepts of NLP,
brings just the right mix of drama, intuitive, creative...a great
teacher, uses all of the tools effectively in order to fully integrate
the NLP experience."
Jobe, Psychologist, West Palm Beach, Florida.
"A tremendously exciting immersion into NLP but
more than that a wonderfully life-affirming experience.
The last 14 days have changed me, given me a new set of skills,
a great group of new friends and opened up a whole new set of
possibilities for my life. I also haven't laughed so much or had
so much fun for ages!
The best training I have ever had and worth every penny!
(Rex is) a true expert at what he does. He provides a marvellous
training with what was for a wonderfully life-affirming experience.
He definitely walks the talk & he's a nice guy!"
Winfield, Manager, Baltimore, Maryland.
"Much bettter than previous trainings I've attended.
Rex really wants to teach your conscious as well as your unconscious.
Although I'm far from a master at using all the skills, and they
are many, I've got a certainty that this is a wonderful starting
point, since I've shifted into a curious playful exploration.
The level of connectedness I've experienced with the other participants
here over 14 days is truly exceptional! If you're comitted to
really learn to appy new life-enhancing skills (and not just their
names), I recommend Rex Steven Sikes.
(Rex is) able to teach conscious as well as unconscious, very
Gajecki, Systems Consultant, Stockholm, Sweden.
"Before coming here, I had a lot of issues I needed
to address. Anger, impatience, intolerance, inescapable negativity
were a part of every day. I talked like a sailer. I was ill-equipped
to become a parent. And yet, I still had a pretty good life.
I had read a lot of books. Attended seminars on a wide variety
of self-improvement topics. I already knew some things I could
do to make my life better. But I never used these good ideas.
I found myself struggling with the same old issues, over & over
& over again.
It seemed that if I wanted to make a real change, lasting change,
I needed to find someone who would teach me how to actually do
things myself. It's funny, because I had been to another, big
name, trainer. And you know what? I didn't use any of what I had
learned. Why? Because I couldn't remember what I had learned.
Now, perhaps you're the kind of person who believes you can go
to a trainer, sit back, listen, & go home & find your life has
changed in new & wonderful ways. And that's great. It's just that
this approach didn't work for me. A lot of the others participating
here feel the same way. If you want to be able to consciously
control your state, notice when you're getting stuck, feel an
absolute sense of confidence in your newfound abilities because
you learned them here & because you design & tested them, then
the trainer you want is Rex. He can help you do these things &
perhaps more. You get to decide with Rex how much you want to
learn & change & grow. I know I have.
So, looking forward and imaging these effects & seeing myself
applying these resources --feeling in control of how I feel &
act, I can hardly wait to experience the sense of wonder and excitement
I feel as I surprise myself at how much I've learned & grown.
Thank you Rex. I'll remember this always.
(Rex) is the finest human being I have ever met. If you are searching
for a trainer who gives you everything he has and only asks for
your commitment to yourself in return, then sign up for Rex's
Michon, Real Estate Agent, Lansing, Michigan.
"It was that rare combination of philospher &
emperor, Marcus Aurelius, who said that 'our thoughts control
the quality of our lives.' How true! One of the first distinctions
Rex shared with my colleagues and I was that everthing we choose
to do or not, as the case may be, begins with a single thought
impulse. Think about this for a moment --how wonderous, and yet
frightening this may be for you? Frightening when you consider
that for most people, the thoughts occupying their minds today
are practically the same as those they considered yesterday!
And yet, this can be a fantastical distinction if you realise
that at any given moment, you have a choice point --a moment of
truth at which you can consciously choose precisely what it is
you will think. So, in essence, there you have it --the secret
to lifelong prosperity, health and growing love-- control your
The field of NLP offers congruent, powerful techniques that permit
you to identify non-beneficial thought patterns and put in their
place, more resourceful habit patterns that serve your best rational
interests. But NLP is more an attitude, that provides for a methodology,
which leaves in its wake a range of techniques. The techniques
are not NLP. Attitude is the critical factor --and this is where
Rex & Carolyn excel-- the focus of attention is placed upon merging
and super-charging your attitude --an attitude of going first
in life's endeavours and having FUN during the process.
You see, on a deep level, you probably already know that it is
not so much your final destination that matters --your choice
of destination is after all infinite in variety-- but rather the
journey and the experiences you come into contact with as you
steadily progress to your desired destinations.
From asking yourself new and results oriented questions, positive,
self-nuturing suggestions, energetic physiology, healthy eating
& exercise --to ensuring you experience an abundance of fun, laughter
& child like pleasure, your NLP training experience with Rex &
Carolyn hones in on mastering your attitude to life-- for remember,
your attitude surely determines your altitude.
In considering your investment of dollars, time and energy, contemplate
for a moment, that you are unique --unique with respect to the
fact that you have the self-love, self-respect and wherewithal
to know that you can live a life of your choice-- thatyou are
capable of designing a designer life, and that you proactively
seek & open yourself up to learning experiences to improve yourself.
You place yourself amongst the top percentages of individuals
who take charge of their lives and acknowledge self-responsibility
for the results you achieve. Be proud of this. And reinforce,
rather than under-appreciate, your self-worth.
Consider, also, that your fellow participants are like minded,
positive open minded individuals. From my experience at attending
an IDEAs conference, it was the sheer diversity, (characteristically
& nationality) of the participants, their unique insights, sense
of contagious humor & friendliness were among the most distinguishing
features of participating with Rex & Carolyn.
'Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think' --so said Ayn
Rand. Investing in yourself, your abilities, your experience of
life by participating in an IDEA Seminars experience is a sound,
rational, open-ended and proactive decision you can make for yourself.
In choosing to do so, you will open yourself up to a paradigm
shift in respect of your view of life, its challenges and meanings
you attach to your experiences. You will discover the lost child
within all of us, which will re-acquaint itself with childlike
curiosity, laughter, natural learning, humour & happiness. I hope
that for you, as it was for me, those with whom you share the
experience of attending with Rex & Carolyn, will be as warm, sincere,
friendly and positive.
Like attracts like, so be not surprised when you discover for
yourself a whole new wealth source of friends, co-conspirators
of joy, fun and life-long learning.
And remember, enjoy the voyage along the way.
I thank you Rex, Carolyn, Tom, Cynthia, Jerry and each and every
one of my fellow attendees. To the future!"
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