9 th February, 2017

Dr. Jacqueline Rose Hott’s Toolbox by Rachel Hott, PhD

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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 […]

27 th October, 2016

Dilbert (and Hypnosis?) by Rachel Hott

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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 […]

15 th February, 2016

Powered By NLP: Reflections of the NLP Leadership Summit by Rachel Hott, PhD

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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 […]

22 nd September, 2015

Face Reading by Rachel Hott, Ph.D.

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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 […]

27 th April, 2015

Communication Games by Rachel Hott, PhD

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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 […]

10 th April, 2015

Mentoring Tips by Rachel Hott, PhD

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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 […]

5 th October, 2014

Coaching via Video Conferencing by Rachel Hott, PhD

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I was recently asked to be in a research study about the use of technology, in particular, using video conferencing when coaching. This invitation has got me thinking about my experience of the past three years using Skype and FaceTime with clients. Video conferencing (VC) has become a common way for coaches and clients to […]

13 th September, 2014

Finding A Safe Place by Rachel Hott

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Whenever I lead clients into trance, I ask them to find a “safe place.” I will say something like, “This could be a place you have been to, wish you could go to, either imaginary or real. It could be from your childhood or in your current life.”

Sometimes clients have said they don’t have a […]

11 th April, 2014

Radio Heads by Rachel Hott, PhD

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In 1999 I interviewed for a job to acquire my clinical hours for my psychology requirements. As my potential boss interviewed me he asked, “Have you ever done radio?” I said, “No.” “Would you like to do radio?” “Sure,” I said. I got the job as a psychotherapist and I became a radio co-host for […]

10 th February, 2014

Creating Your Future by Rachel Hott, PhD

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Creating Your Future

In many psychotherapy and coaching practices the client is taught to visualize what they want to see happen in the future. In the NLP model we call that future pacing. You may have heard of it as guided visualization, mental rehearsal or even post-hypnotic suggestions.

At the NLP Center we teach our […]