Transformational NLP is a body of change work attributed to; Carl Buchheit (Co-founders and head trainer at NLP Marin), Bob Hoffmeyer (Co-founder of NLP Marin), its forefather Jonathan Rice (PhD Clinical and Counselling Psychology), Carla Camou (Founder of NLP Seattle), Michelle Masters (NLP Master), predecessors, and its many loving teachers, trainers, facilitators and affiliates.
Its significance cannot be understated. What Sir Issac Newton brought to the understanding of celestial motion, my teachers have brought to the understanding of personal and professional transformation.
Aside from enabling the practitioner to truly understand the complex mechanics of how human beings create their experience, and can create the new experiences they want — this style of change work respects the many dimensions of a human being’s journey called Life.
Like gravity, its always there in motion, governing the many motions of man.
The Main Premise
The fundamental assertion which sets the tone for this body of work is:
“The objective of the Work is to help the client to come into infinitely greater levels of Rapport with Self, Other Selves, and Life itself.”
What is rapport? It is the path of being in lesser and lesser conflict with ourselves and all that life entails. Such that we collaborate with life, rather than against it.
As a direct result, our creative potential becomes more fully available for us to generate the experiences we most want in life. Experiences that aren’t interrupted, corrupted, nor disabled by the operations of fear, guilt, and shame.
Beyond the felt obligations to belong to those dear in your life, and beyond the desire to assert how others ought to live—there are paths to experience life anew. The question is, “What would you like?”
Transformational NLP is a journey of great choice, and a continuing experience of growth.
In contrast, but not against, most personal development frameworks and performance coaching models in the industry focus on getting results, and helping clients become the next global success story. Though the aspiration is not to belittled or devalued for what it is, it is imperative to recognize that the current process that is popular and well-promoted, often involves defeating yourself, crushing your weaknesses, annihilating your limitations, and obliterating your excuses. “If it’s in the way, get rid of it!”
Though this way of living isn’t wrong, it is also a very different mode of operation. It is focused on overcoming self with the intention to achieve a specific goal. However, “If you are in an arm-wrestle with yourself, who is it who wins when one part manages to defeat the other?” This is a key question that Carl often asks to those who are being introduced to the style of work. One that I bring to your attention now.
The approach of overcoming self, often does and can work in helping someone materialize specified external objectives (material gain, status etc.). However, that form of success often doesn’t feel good in the long-run. After all, if you manage to suppress and crush parts of yourself to get what you want … who succeeds?
It’s like cutting off your limb to celebrate your skill with the knife. You can cheer and celebrate, but eventually, the pain of losing a precious part of the Self, catches up to you. Put simply, you bleed.
If you ever wonder what the curse of that style of success is, it would have to be the grief of achieving at the expense of the Self. And that style of success is entropic by design.
In contrast to defeating Self, it becomes more apparent that the main thing that distinguishes the style of change work presented in this book—is the unification and alliance of self, to support the experiences you would like in life.
This is not to be confused with the state of being present, nor finding and sustaining a sense of inner peace, nor a state of lasting bliss. Because this style of NLP also fully embraces the innate desire and necessity for humans to select, create, and generate new experiences in life.
To be human by choice, to learn, and to exercise continual choosing.
The work helps us get the change we would like, without the need to make ourselves, others, or life wrong for the ways they have been, are, and may continue to be. It also does so without the need for us to assert being right or superior about the ways we choose to live our life.
In it’s non-dogmatic, and almost child-like playful approach, the body of work helps us redirect our conditioned human instinct to turn against ourselves to have things better, towards the ever-enriching path of coming into alliance with self, other-selves, and All that Is.
Buy Carl’s Book – Transformational NLP: A New Psychology
Transformational NLP: A New Psychology offers a new understanding of how the brain really works. When we understand how our brains work, we can quickly learn to work with and not against ourselves—and change becomes possible.
Transformational NLP is a ground-breaking synthesis of psychology, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and spirituality, bridging the domains of psychotherapy and coaching. While the practice looks like psychotherapy, it utilizes NLP as well as innovations drawn from quantum physics, psychology, and recent discoveries in neuroscience and systemic constellations.
In Transformational NLP: A New Psychology Carl Buchheit introduces a new methodology to achieve our goals for personal transformation and happiness that actually works!