Earlier this evening I watched some of the Derren Brown show on television. As an NLP trainer for some time and also a member of the Magic Circle, I really appreciate great showmanship.
One thing that commonly is asked on NLP trainings is ‘Can I do things like Derren Brown?’. The answer is yes…and no…
NLP does not offer mental ‘voodoo’ that allows you to control other people’s minds. Magicians may give the illusion of this. NLP offers the opportunity for magical change in individuals, when it is taught correctly (often it is unfortunately not).
NLP also offers entertainers of any field a fine grasp of how to use language in ways to provide the greatest effect. Whether speakers, politicians or magicians, all can benefit.