New Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Wiki Ends Misrepresentations

As an NLP Practitioner, I understand and appreciate how valuable NLP can be. If you are one of my clients or regular readers, you have heard some of my NLP recommendations and may have even experienced the benefits of NLP yourself. It is with this in mind that I encourage you to read the forwarded message below from Frank Bourke, Ph.D., Richard Gray, Ph.D., and the NLP Research and Recognition Project. They have announced a new website that has been built to give NLP an accurate, unbiased representation that may be further developed by the NLP community. The article below I think represents what can happen when there is a pre-existing belief that something either works or does not work.

I was actually discussing this Wiki issue with a class that I just completed with a group of coaches this past weekend. I myself have tried to insert changes into the Wiki article and was curious about the lack of curiosity regarding the ongoing response to the NLP article.


Content from Message Sent by Frank Bourke, Richard Gray
and the NLP Research and Recognition Project

 The NLP Research and Recognition Project (R and R) and a group of NLP volunteers, in association with Tim Hallbom, Shelle Rose Charvet and other NLP leaders, has taken note of the tremendous influence exercised by Wikipedia and its negative impact on NLP. Working together they have developed an alternate, scientifically sound Wiki site that the NLP Community’s support can bring into regular use.

We would like your help in the following ways:

First, if you have a website, please ask your IT person or web manager to eliminate any link to the Wikipedia article and replace it with a link to

Second, we would ask that you spread the word to your clients, practitioners and associates that the new wiki exists and ask them to visit it, link to it, add to it and increase its Google statistics by visiting it often.

Third, if you are a writer or have relevant materials that would add to the Wiki, please send them on to our NLP editors using the submission guidelines on the front page of the Wiki.

Current biased editors have used the Wikipedia rules to maintain control of the NLP site, which labels the field as a fraudulent pseudo-science. Any attempts to submit positive NLP materials are immediately dismissed. In our own case the bad press and spurious research promulgated by Wikipedia has cost the R and R Project millions of dollars in lost research funding, and at least one opportunity to create an NLP Department in an internationally recognized American University.

In response to this, the R and R team and a group of NLP volunteers, under the guidance of Tim Hallbom, Shelle Rose Charvet and other NLP leaders have established an alternative NLP Wiki at The Wiki formatted site provides an unbiased look at NLP that links to independent validation of NLP and parallel findings in mainline psychology. The site has no advertising, promotes no schools or individuals and, despite a stellar editing team, all of its articles are presented as anonymous contributions by the community.

On some level, NLP is at a crossroads. While good scientific studies validating NLP’s clinical claims do need to be done, a fair reading of existing research, contrary to the NLP skeptics’ presentation on the official Wikipedia site, warrants the time and money that the growing NLP research movement is now expending. The new NLP Wiki provides good information and makes it easily accessible. Help us to get it known and used.

Please use this address to RSVP your actions, especially how many NLP practitioners you have contacted: Also let us know if you have questions, need help or would like to be more involved.

Thanks for your help in this and being a part of the NLP community.

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About Terry: Terry Hickey, M.S., is a Certified NLP Professional Coach, Business Trainer and Consultant, a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the co-owner of NLP Advantage Group. Originator of the Belief Breakthrough Method™, Terry specializes in teaching coaches and entrepreneurs how to rapidly resolve limiting beliefs about wealth and success. His tips and strategies can help you launch yourself into the future you want… NOW.


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