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Thank so much for posing on this! More such educational information is very much needed, as these fields become go-to for positive-intent help out there.
Because the industry is not regulated then it is sort of a “fair game” for many to get on board and practice according to their natural abilities added to some type of learning.
It is a great service to consumers to help them with their due diligence, as they may simply not be informed, even though some may get satisfaction from such practices.
As a #BoardCertifiedLifeCoach, I am aware that there also is a lack of regulation, and ultimately many are practicing by dint of their abilities and life experiences. But education and proper training do provide additional acumen for adequate delivery of services within pre-established, standardized guidelines.
Below is a passage from Wikipedia NLP is marketed by some hypnotherapists and by some companies that organize seminars and workshops on management training for businesses. There is no scientific evidence supporting the claims made by NLP advocates and it has been discredited as a pseudoscience. Scientific reviews state that NLP is based on outdated metaphors of how the brain works that are inconsistent with current neurological theory and contain numerous factual errors. Reviews also found that all of the supportive research on NLP contained significant methodological flaws and that there were three times as many studies of a much higher quality that failed to reproduce the “extraordinary claims” made by Bandler, Grinder, and other NLP practitioners. Even so, NLP has been adopted by some hypnotherapists and also by companies that run seminars marketed as leadership training to businesses and government agencies.