Coaching via Video Conferencing by Rachel Hott, PhD

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 … Continue reading Read more »

Finding A Safe Place by Rachel Hott

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 … Continue reading Read more »

Radio Heads by Rachel Hott, PhD

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 … Continue reading Read more »

Creating Your Future by Rachel Hott, PhD

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 … Continue reading Read more »

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

“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 … Continue reading Read more »

Are You Considering Taking an NLP Training?

Since 1986 both Steven Leeds and Rachel Hott have been leading Practitioner and Master Practitioner courses. We recently were asked questions about our training. Here are two that we thought we would share with our community. How is NLP different than other disciplines? There are several presuppositions in NLP to support understanding and respect of … Continue reading Read more »

I Am Moved By Our Students’ and Clients’ Courage To Learn and Grow

I was the trainer for our recent Core Transformation weekend workshop. There were 12 participants attending, several of them had never attended a workshop before. Not just new to the NLP experience but new to the workshop process. Attending a workshop where you work on your issues requires courage and willingness to participate. I was … Continue reading Read more »

Pushed Out of My Comfort Zone by Rachel Hott, PhD

Pushed Out of My Comfort Zone by Rachel Hott, PhD I was practicing regularly at my Bikram Yoga Union Square studio (read How I almost Became A Yoga Teacher in a previous blog) and found the routine to be perfect. I was clearly in a routine, saw clients or taught an NLP class, went to … Continue reading Read more »

How I Almost Became A Yoga Teacher

How I Almost Became A Yoga Teacher by Rachel Hott, PhD Teaching movement is not new for me. In 1979 I was an aerobics instructor for Gloria Stevens, located in Northampton, Mass. There wasn’t a lot of training to go through, but since I had modern dance and jazz background and had wished that I … Continue reading Read more »

Hott/ Leeds NLP Coping Tips

Hott/Leeds NLP Coping Tips; Many people will read this. Only a few will do it. Which will you be? 1. Identify what resource you need to manage during the next week as life as usual gradually returns. We suggest, resilience or serenity, as a resource that will help you rise to the occasion. If you … Continue reading Read more »

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