2 nd March, 2015

IS SELF-CONTROL A SKILL? By Rachel Hott, PhD Co-director of The NLP Center of New York

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Many clients and NLP students work on issues of self-control. They want to exercise more, choose healthy foods, have clean lungs (stop smoking), drink reasonably, keep their fingernails out of their mouth, keep their anger in check etc. In our NLP sessions and classes we work with the basic presupposition that we have all the […]

8 th November, 2014

African Safari (Part I) by Steven Leeds

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“On Not Being Charged”

Last year my partner Rachel Hott and I went on Safari. No, we were not browsing the internet. We were walking through the bush amongst the big cats, elephants, giraffe, buffalo and gazelles in the Masai Steppe, a grassland plain in northeastern Tanzania that covers approximately 15,000 square miles, slightly larger than […]

16 th June, 2014

An Interview with Connirae Andreas by Rachel Hott

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I recently had the opportunity to do a Skype interview with Connirae Andreas, about her new work, called the Wholeness Process. We have known each other since the early 80’s. I have always admired her intelligence and capability to teach NLP and develop innovative processes. She is specifically responsible for the Aligning Perceptual Position and […]

2 nd October, 2013

How To Think Like An NLP Master: An Excerpt from our upcoming NLP Book

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“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the […]

1 st September, 2012

My Boss Makes Me Angry (or fill in the blank, My _________, Makes Me Angry) by Rachel Hott, PhD

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My Boss Makes Me Angry (or fill in the blank,  My _________, Makes Me Angry)

Written by Rachel Hott, PhD

Edited by Steven Leeds


A client, highly educated and successful, comes to an individual coaching session to deal with issues at work. The finger is pointed to one specific person, his boss. As I listen, I find myself […]

8 th March, 2012

The Swish Technique and Physical Cues: An Interview with Dr. Rachel Hott (Part III)

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The Swish Technique and Physical Cues from The NLP Center of New York on Vimeo.

18 th September, 2011

Sleep Made Easy – The NLP Center of New York

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by Rachel Hott, PhD
Source: The NLP Center of New York

I interviewed Susan Reimer-Torn on December 4, 2009 about her sleep strategies. Susan is the CEO of She is a certified coach trained in hypnosis who works with individuals to help them make lifestyle changes that impact health. She has been working with an aromatherapist […]

18 th September, 2011

Technicians Need Not Apply – The NLP Center of New York

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by Rachel Hott, Ph.D.

During my entire NLP ( Neuro linguistic programming) training, I have heard two consistent complaints,”NLP is too technological” and “NLP does not have enough heart.” The first statement contains the presupposition that technology is wrong/bad. The latter statement presupposes that NLP is cold and that heart is necessary for change. I agree […]

18 th September, 2011

Sleep Naturally – An Interview with Steve Andreas

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by Rachel Hott, PhD
Source: The NLP Center of New York

Sleep Naturally
This is the fourth modeling interview I have done regarding sleep.

The Institute for the Advanced Studies of Health (IASH), will be holding a conference in October 2010 in San Francisco and one theme at the conference will be to share successful sleep strategies. Through an […]

18 th September, 2011

NLP Modeling: Acquiring New Skills: From Zero to Sixty

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by Rachel Hott, PhD

Modeling: Acquiring New Skills: From Zero to Sixty
The first premise of the developers of NLP was to ask the question, “How?” This is the beginning of the modeling process that occurred when they interviewed Virginia Satir, Fritz Perls and Milton Erickson. Since 1975 NLP trainers have continued the tradition of modeling best […]