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NLP was developed in the mid-70s by John Grinder, a Professor at UC Santa Cruz and Richard Bandler, a graduate student. NLP, as most people use the term today, is a set of models of how communication impacts and is impacted by subjective experience. It's more a collection of tools than any overarching theory.

Much of early NLP was based on the work of Virginia Satir, a family therapist; Fritz Perls, founder of Gestalt therapy; Gregory Bateson, anthropologist; and Milton Erickson, hypnotist.

      What is DHE?

DHE(tm) or Design Human Engineering(tm) is the succosser to NLP as developed by Richard Bandler.

NLP concerns itself with modeling exesting cognitive processes, and designing interventions based on redirecting resources that a preson already has.

DHE concentrates on creating powerful states and mental tools so a person naturally moves in the direction they want to go. DHE training consists of learning to create sounds, sights, and internal experience in a way that naturally propels you to be the kind of person you want to be.

For example, an NLP intervention for stage fright might involve donig a Change History on a past event involving public speaking. It may then entaiil anchoring new resources in place so the person enjoys public speaking in the future.

DHE would begin by asking the question: what internal experience would allow a person to be on stage, enjoying public speaking? A DHE intervention would then create the sounds, pictures, and feelings directly so someone would be able to get right up on stage and begin speaking. It would bypass the previous “stage fright” by simply creating a very, very powerful positive state that moves a person right into their desired behavior—speaking on stage.

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