There are also links and posts by Stever Robbins on Steven Sashen's blog...of course.
All in the family.
These guys like to try to associate themselves with SHAM by Steve Salerno, as it makes them seem like critical thinkers.
Carol Skolnick tried it too. [forum.culteducation.com
And speaking of sneaky, the sneaky text from a website that was mentioned here has now been removed. Subtle.
(website embedded keywords) [forum.culteducation.com
As far as Stever Robbins, he markets himself as all sorts of things, but mainly as a so-called "Coach" and now a Life Coach and Happiness Coach...blah blah.
Wonder how much he charges those folks an hour?
Some of these guys charge $400 an hr, if they can get it.
When it comes to guys like Stever Robbins, who have all the NLP persuasion training, one has to be EXTREMELY careful. You have to carefully analyze what they say, and how they say it. As they don't communicate directly.
The way to do it, is to actively listen to what they say and write, and then analyze it on a meta-level. So if they are speaking to you, "dissociate" as the term is used in NLP, which means you observe him speaking to you, from a 3rd person view, like a fly on the wall. This is so you can observe the techniques he is using on you. And when these guys sound like they are just chit-chatting, THEY ARE NOT. The more "rapport" you feel, that is because they are Pacing and Leading you, and mirroring you, both physically, but also verbally, and even in your representation systems.
These people are some of the more sneaky critters you will ever meet in your life. They can make you feel they are your best buddy or Soulmate in minutes.
That is the best way to handle the sneaky persuaders in person, by the way. When you see them doing a technique, you make a note of it, even on a notepad as they are speaking. Then right when they are done, or as they are doing it, you explain their technique back to them.
Some of them will go red in the face, and look like they are wearing soiled diapers.
Some will get extremely angry. Some will laugh and think you are a fellow persuader.
Then they will give-up and move onto an easier target.
But guys like Stever Robbins know all about the "nested loops" and storytelling, and images/metaphors, and using language patterns.
But they also know that NLP advanced persuasion is a dirtyword, so now they are trying to conceal it inside other wrapping paper.
Its all really like a Trojan Horse, you think you are getting one thing, like NonDual-Advaita-blah-blah, or Happiness Coaching, but that is just the Trojan Horse, what is hidden inside the Horse is what matters. that is the persuasion engineering that is concealed inside, what they are doing to you during the "coaching" which you are not aware of.
Notice he also says he is into "acting" and "comedy", which are also wonderful ways to distract.
Someone needs to ask Stever specific questions about Byron Katie, and they you will see tap-dancing. He cannot admit what she does, and he cannot deny it as its plain as day. He would just give vague ambiguous responses at best.
He also slips he is into Ericksonian Hypnosis at the bottom of his bio in his hobbies. What a joke. That is what most of what the Bandler style advanced NLP, and post-NLP is, adapted Ericksonian hypnotherapy connected with Persuasion Engineering.
But he slips it in at the bottom, inside his "hobbies". [www.steverrobbins.com
Literally, like a Trojan Horse.
That is a very very bad sign.
STEVER ROBBINS Bio:
"I'm a Certified Master Trainer Elite with over (urp) 27 years of experience with NLP, having trained with almost all of the NLP originators and original Society: Bandler, Grinder, Dilts, Epstein, Yeager, Sommers, Chris Hall, etc. ...I work as an executive and life coach, professional speaker, and leadership consultant. Personal productivity and Happiness/Success career coaching is an increasing part of my business. The NLP trainings I offer include mastering metaphors, modeling, and enhancing learning ability. I am also a former board member of the International Coach Federation, New England chapter, and a graduate of Coach U, one of the first coaching schools. Hobbies include comedy improv, acting, TV, podcasting, etc. I'm the original creator of NLPSchedule.com (formerly NLP.COM) ...
- NLP Practitioner
- NLP Master Practitioner
- Advanced Master Practitioner
- NLP Trainer
- NLP Master Trainer
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/26/2009 06:58AM by The Anticult.