"Rex and you might be happy to
know that my skills have assited me in getting a promotion to
supervisor and a bonus in 2000! Two reasons that I am so greatful
for my learnings! Naturally these are things that I deserved
as a result of my hard work, and just not overlooked as a result
of my skills. Just thought you'd like to know that what you
teach gets results!" Paul Smith, Los Angeles, CA
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the excellent
workshop last weekend. I'm amazed at all the learning that I
came away with. Every day I find another
"behavior" that has changed, sometimes in a small
way, sometimes in a big way. These are behaviors that I wasn't
aware of, or at least wasn't aware of enough to want to change
I was also struck by the way you use the techniques you teach.
I saw it at some level during the workshop, how you approached
people, the mirroring you did, the pacing, the words you used.
In the days since the workshop I've started listening to the
tapes (thanks Carolyn!) and it is even more obvious that you
"practice what you preach". I was surprised at how
many of the "easily" and "naturally" type
words that I didn't consciously recognize during the first day
or so of the session.
I've always believed in questioning whether or not people use
the product they are selling. When I go to a restaurant I frequently
ask the waiter or waitress where they personally eat. If it
is business related computer software - then does the company
selling it actually use the product to run their business? I
got into this mode years ago when my father used to make fun
of his doctor that was constantly urging him to quit smoking
while puffing on a cigarette. Unfortunately smoking was a major
contributor to the death of both my father and his doctor. The
bottom line is that I was really impressed by the way you have
incorporated the techniques you teach into not only your classes
but also your lifestyle. It's a great role model for me.
I'm definitely looking forward to doing more training, learning,
Wed, 3 Dec 1997
From: Phillip King
Dear Carolyn and Rex:
I want to let you both know how grateful I am for the wonderful
growth experiences you gave me. I haven't yet contacted all
of my classmates to get their current feedback, so I'm hoping
that you've already received glowing updates.
Our firm has been extremely busy since my return, putting in
new systems and preparing for expansion, yet I've still managed
to do little bits and pieces of skills practice. So much more
still needs to be done before any kind of competency arises,
conscious or unconscious. The best news though, is how much
happier I am even in the midst of what formerly were very stressful
situations. On the very few occasions when I could feel my state
slipping, I was able to recover my poise or else make a conscious
decision that I was going to be less than pleasant for a defined
purpose. I'm sure that as I progress through life, even more
of your gifts will continue to unfold and reveal themselves.
Much love and gratitude,
Rex & Carolyn:
the best thing I can say about your programs is that I have
rewritten this letter 20 times. It happened, not because I procrastinated
like I used to, not because I was undecided, not because I was
unsure, but because I keep making new connections and learning
more and more every week since I last saw you last year.
have to hand it to you.
said "transfer of skill". You did it.
said "you'll see the effects one year from now". It
is now a year from then, and I see them.
said "be yourself". I am, only better.
said "these are the kind of people who don't do well".
Again, you were right. But not about NLP / DHE only. I now know
that whenever I didn't learn I was either lying to impress you
or trying to be accepted. I have less things to prove right
now, and a lot more to accomplish.
said "our mission is for you leave this place with more
questions than you had coming in". Here I would suggest
one small change: what I have now is not just more, but better
questions as well. It has to do with something you also said:
"the quality of the answer is related to the quality of
said "it is not about outcomes, but directions". Wow,
does this one make sense one year after the program!
said "holographic". Like one other person who was
there said, "awesome shit!".
really the clue is not that you just said all those things;
the key to making all this happen is that you did it, right
in front of us.
also know now that a lot of what I produced in this last year
is the result of my own work, not yours. And that is precisely
the reason why I recommend your programs: they're true to their
promise. You said "we o play it, there are virtuosos and
great composers. NLP is compatible with any music score. It
may be used to read science, philosophy or religion. It also
takes lots of practice to do it well, and though there are many
great guitar players, each has his or her own style. But the
true greats are those who play with passion, with inspiration
that transcends the technique. I think you two rank in this
long and prosper
Buenos Aires, Argentina
was written by a June '96 Practitioner student as a letter to
a prospective student.
took the NLP Practitioners Trainer and Mind Design in June.
Rex and Carolyn provide a playground (or laboratory) for their
students to practice, play and get a grasp of skills taught
in the seminar. The skills I learned have transformed and enhanced
my life: overcoming a fear, becoming more outgoing, having more
fun, passion, and having more adventure in my life. I feel more
confident. I changed jobs and I am making more money while becoming
more effective and having more fun. My personal relationships
are deeper, warmer, and more committed.
and Rex are committed and accessible to their students. I have
reached out to them with questions and I have always received
a prompt and warm response.
as people are making their decision, sometimes they feel the
seminar costs a lot of money. I felt that way. Some people think
about spending money on a seminar, and it appears as a snapshot,
and they only focus on the cost. Throw that imagine away as
see yourself taking the seminar, and what your life will be
life will feel like, after the seminar,
3 months later, 6 months later, one year later, and 10 years
later. It's a wonderful movie, isn't it! Now, sign up for the
workshop and feel free to call me or send me email. I'll be
glad to discuss the exquisite changes I have in my life.
letter was posted on the internet newsgroup in response to a
request for "the best NLP training in the US." The
student who wrote this attended the Practitioner training in
June of 1996.
a year ago I had the same question you posted here: "Where
can I get the best NLP training?".
remember that I started out with gathering as much information
as I could. Some of the things I did were: to search the NLP-related
WWW-sites, to get information via the newsgroups and e-mail,
to ask some people here in Belgium who have had NLP training
who they recommended and to study every training brochure I
could lay my hands on.
considered places in Belgium, The Netherlands, France, the UK
and the USA. To make a long story short, I finally selected
IDEA Seminars in Wisconsin (about 4000 miles from where I live
:-). Even though I wanted to get Practitioner training ASAP,
I choose to wait more than 9 months to get my training at IDEA.
I had to be patient because their first upcoming Practitioner
training that I could attend was in June 1996 and it was August
1995 when I made my decision.
of the major reasons for selecting IDEA were:
teach you the attitude and methodology of NLP. Not just a set
of techniques. I had attended some training here in Belgium,
before I went to IDEA. They taught one technique after the other.
It was quite interesting and exciting, because all of this was
new to me. But afterwards I found out that I kept asking myself
the question what technique I should use to do this or that.
Now that I have trained with IDEA, I can tell you that the attitude
and methodology are way (print it in bold and underline it 3
times ;^) more important than the techniques. The techniques
are but a by-product of NLP to me.
is now one month after the training and I am absolutely delighted
with the results I got and keep getting every day. So I can
wholeheartedly recommend IDEA Seminars to you.
would suggest you go over to their new WWW-site at http://www.idea-seminars.com/
and start your investigative journey by reading what some of
their students, like me, have to say about training with IDEA.
I would not be surprised that after you read through those testimonials
you will want to learn more about what IDEA can offer you. And
you will find a lot of what you might want to know more about
in the other very helpful and interesting articles on their
site, such as the article about how to find the best NLP training
available for example.
you have any questions about training with IDEA, I will be more
than happy to answer them.
hope you will enjoy your quest for the best NLP training even
more than I did!
care and have fun,