Rapport Issue


Publication Date

February 28th 2013


Lisa de Rijk

This article continues the Research series that has emerged out of the NLP Research Conference. My aim in this article is to encourage readers to think about research through the eyes of the presuppositions. If we go back to Bandler’s definition of NLP, ‘An attitude and methodology that leaves behind a trail of techniques’, it is the attitude of curiosity that was a core component of the work of Erickson, Satir and Perls. Good qualitative researchers are curious about what is going on, ‘how’ is something happening, rather than trying to prove or disprove that something is occurring. Alongside this attitude was the set of beliefs modelled from the three therapists that became the backdrop for the presuppositions of NLP....


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