NLP is often referred to as Practical Psychology and as a result the majority of evidence is anecdotal and evidenced in the stories satisfied clients tell. However recently NLP has heeded the call from the academic community to provide evidence of a more objective nature. On this page we invite all NLP therapists with an interest in evidencing their work in this way to share their work. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.We signpost interested readers to some of this recent research into the application of NLP therapy on this page and welcome ideas for the future. Recent articles by Bruce Grimley in “Rapport” and “Acuity” provide a frame as to why we believe this is a worthwhile road to take.
A series of NLP papers published in a B+ Journal
Psychiatria Danubina, 2015; Vol. 27, No. 4, pp 355–363
The first Meta-Study of NLP Psychotherapy
NLP and PTSD: The Visual-Kinaesthetic Dissociation Protocol, Richard Gray. (2011)
The work the research and recognition project have been doing developing reconsolidation of traumatic memories using NLP
The NLP research Data-Base. Franz-Josef Hücker.(1995, 2017 )
A comprehensive data base of published NLP papers compiled by Dr Franz-Josef Hucker.
Published research edited by Dr Paul Tosey of Surrey University
An RCT showing how NLP raises standards in Maths Education
Eliciting Metaphor through Clean Language: An Innovation in Qualitative Research. P Tosey, J Lawley and R Meese. (2014).
Research into the work developed by James Lawley and Penny Tompkins after modeling David Grove
Exploring Inner Landscapes: NLP and Psycho-phenomenology as innovations in researching first-person experience. J Mathison and P Tosey (2010)
Linking NLP to Psychophenomenology to enhance it's research capability
Lisa Wake. (1996) Mental Health Review Journal Pilot study using Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) in post-combat PTSD
Pilot study evaluating the potential of NLP to alleviate the symptoms of PTSD
Research looking at the effectiveness of an adjunctive NLP based process on children suffering with chronic fatigue syndrome
Another piece of good research showing the effectiveness of NLPt in action.
Grey NLP literature from the first school of psychology at a government university to actively promote NLP research and make use of NLP in it's teaching processes.
PhD and MA dissertations of many kinds of NLP applications including psychotherapy.
Academic books on NLP psychotherapy and coaching
The Clinical Effectiveness of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Lisa Wake, Richard Gray and Frank Bourke. (London, Routledge.)
The first of it's kind. A comprehensive and academic appraisal of NLP Psychotherapy
NeuroLinguistic Psychotherapy. A Postmodern Perspective. Lisa Wake. (London, Routledge)
A personal perspective on NLP therapy by a leader in the field
The Theory and Practice of NLP Coaching. A Psychological Approach. Bruce Grimley. (London, Sage)
The theory and practice of NLP as applied to coaching, but also therapy.