This pilot study was conducted for
assessing efficacy of Neuro Linguistic Programming Psychotherapy in improving
emotional state. NLP psychotherapy techniques used were timeline, anchoring,
double dissociation, perceptual positions, reframing, metaphors, strategy
change and values elicitation. NLP Psychotherapy session(s) were given to ten
participants (N=10) six females and four males. Methods for data collection
included personal interviews, participant's experiential report, DASS
(Depression Anxiety Stress Scale) and NLP wheel of life scale. Assessment of emotional
state change was done on Pre and post therapy scores of DASS (Depression
Anxiety Stress Scale) and NLP wheel of life scale along with changes in
experiential report of participants before and after therapy session(s).
Results obtained by t-tests performed on DASS scores found statistically
significant (p<0.001) improvement for all three categories of emotional
state i.e. stress, anxiety and depression. Improvement on wheel of life scale
score and subjective experience of participants was also reported suggesting
that NLP Psychotherapy could improve emotional state in fewer sessions. This
pilot study shows positive outcome and also adds to the sporadic literature of
NLP psychotherapy as an evidence based study supported by significant
statistical findings, subjective experiential improvement in emotional state of
participants with up to six months follow up noting stability of resourceful
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