My mother, Dr. Jacqueline Rose Hott, died November 24th, 2016. She was 91 years old and had lived a full life working as Dean for Adelphi Nursing School, a Pyschoanalyst and Sex Therapist. She had been working in her private practice until she died. She was mother to four, grandmother to ten and great-grandmother […]
It is November 19, 2016.
I am sitting on the porch of a cottage situated on the Western cliffs of Negril, Jamaica overlooking the Caribbean. I decided to take a few days off to get away, read, write and reflect while the alluring rhythms of the ocean waves carry me to a different planes of consciousness.
The last time […]
Since 1986, The NLP Center of New York has been training people to become coaches and practitioners using NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis. Many of our students have requested that we create something to support them in making their coaching dream a reality. To this end, The NLP Center of New York has recently partnered with […]
What does Dilbert have to do with Hypnosis? Many people are familiar with the Dilbert cartoon, a cartoon satirizing the workplace environment since 1989. While many people know that Scott Adams is the artist who created Dilbert they may not know that he had studied hypnosis, until recently. Apparently in the late 1970’s he had […]
xIt was my first time attending an NLP Leadership Summit. I only knew five people out of thirty, one being my husband/business partner, Steven Leeds. As I listened to the participants introduce themselves, all of whom had been involved in NLP for at least 15 years in the areas of training, research, writing and/or […]
In our NLP Level 1 Practitioner/Coach Certification Training we practice observing each other and learning about how we interpret people’s behavior. We teach about the difference between interpretation and sensory specificity. Interpretation is full of our biases; we see someone who is in jeans with holes and we quickly make up that the person doesn’t […]
For many years I have been following John Gottman’s work on couples communication. One of my clients recently said, “Oh he’s your guru.” This may be true. I find that Gottman’s books, The Relationship Cure, 7 Principles of Making a Marriage Work and What Makes Love Last, to all have been helpful in my personal […]
Since our children have been in their 20’s now for 9 years I have been wondering what does it meant to be a parent of adult children. I remember when I was pregnant, 29 and 26 years ago respectively, I read Dr. Spock, and then books about toddlers, and then eventually teenagers. However when it […]
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 […]
“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 […]