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NLP Gets A Black Eye

NLP Gets a Black Eye

I find it comical when people speak of things that have no acquaintance with.  For instance, last week a WestWord (a hip local Denver free magazine) published a story about one inmate’s (Steven Unruh) stories about another more infamous inmate, James Holmes, the Aurora theater shooter.

The author of the story mentions NLP as “presumably, neuro-linguistic programming, a much-scorned and outmoded approach to psychotherapy”.  Let’s see, one inmate is telling him what another inmate supposedly said and then the author is going to throw in his snarky uneducated commentary.  I guess he doesn’t realize the state of Colorado recognizes Neuro Linguistic Programming as a valid for of psychotherapy listed on the DORA website.  All I will say is that’s the most we can expect from journalism these days.

I’ve included an excerpt of the story here just in case WestWord or the author tries to “correct” the record and sweep it under the rug.  Not that I’ve ever expect that [as I rolling my eyes].

James Holmes: Inmate’s strange tale of “confession” and suicide efforts

By Alan Prendergast Tue., Nov. 20 2012 at 6:40 AM

But Unruh insists the sporadic conversation continued even after Holmes was moved to another cell in the area. He says that Holmes told him “he felt like he was in a video game” during the shooting, that “he wasn’t on his meds” and “nobody would help him.” He says Holmes also mentioned NLP — presumably, neuro-linguistic programming, a much-scorned and outmoded approach to psychotherapy — and claimed to have been “programmed” to kill by an evil therapist.

I am thinking about changing my title on my business card to “Evil NLP Therapist” but that would only validate the author’s biased unconscious mind.

About the Author

Dr Lance KoberleinEntrepreneur, IT consultant (27+ years), NLP Trainer, Master Practitioner of NLP and Hypnotherapy, Master Coach, and ordained minister. A member of the BPO ELKs and Toastmasters, holding a Bachelor of Science in both Physics and Mathematics, PhD in Religion, and an Infinite Possibilities trainer. You can follow Dr. Lance Koberlein on Google+, and Twitter, and LinkedIn.View all posts by Dr Lance Koberlein »

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