Stever Robbins highly recommends Michael Neill who wrote a book, FEEL HAPPY NOW! and who is another NLP supersalesman and seminar guru, who is linked with Steve Hardison.
May 26, 2009 at 2:01 pm
"I just got off the phone with my ex-coach and good friend Michael Neill. He’s just published his fourth book and is ramping up to doing a full-scale workshop business next year.
He mentioned that he’s now seeing coach Steve Hardison (http://www.theultimatecoach.net). Hardison charges $150,000 per engagement, paid in advance...."
There are all sorts of NLP techniques used in the book FEEL HAPPY NOW! much of it copied right from Richard Bandler from the NLP field. There would have to be some kind of deal, where Richard Bandler gets paid for using his material?
And there are many examples copied right from Tony Robbins, another NLPer from years gone by. In the same area he mentions Paul McKenna who is a hypnotist.
All of those people communicate on a couple levels at once, and the least interesting is the "conscious" level.
The books "content" is generally the basic NLP techniques, but the book is just LACED top to bottom, with the concealed-content, the meta-level persuasion and influence techniques.
Here is one small example.
Feel Happy Now! - Genius Catalyst [www.geniuscatalyst.com
QUOTE: "...I have written this book using specific (and sometimes unusual) language patterns that will actually trigger chemical changes on the inside of your brain. You may begin to experience good feelings in your body and a greater sense of what's possible in your mind just by reading these words."
Now that is very OBVIOUS use of the NLP-hypnotherapy persuasion language. You can spot the embedded commands, and Suggestions, and the use of Metaphors, and the present-tense induction commands from hypnotherapy.
Perhaps someone else can analyze the phrase above, and break down the techniques being used?
The book is full of that stuff top to bottom, talking about "going up stairs" and "finding the key" and other metaphorical language patterns, done in an obvious way to the trained eye, but invisible to the new age reader they have targeted. This is above the normal "content" of the book, its the meta-techniques being used on the readers, who are the "spiritual" customer, who the publisher Hay House sells to, who have ZERO knowledge of these methods. (same publisher as Byron Katie).
So of course, Stever Robbins is going to love it, its right up his alley. Its the exact same method and process being explained here.
So the NLP/hypnotherapy and persuasion are all interlinked in this book.
But he is also connected to the New Wage guru's, where all the serious money is these days, and puts forward that oversimplified happy-happy smiling "spiritual" salespitch.
- he promotes Byron Katie and uses the same concept about "Stories" on page 37 and 51.
- he says he is also hooked in with the snake-oilman Larry Crane from the Sedona Method.
Larry Crane Sedona Method and Release Technique, Rip-Off Report [forum.culteducation.com
And he also thanks Steve Chandler. Steve Chandler - 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself [forum.culteducation.com
So everyone can see the interconnected cross-marketing with all of these people. Its almost bizarre the extent which they are all connected with eachother.
As well, he mentions Robert Dilts and Richard Bandler and John LaValle, who are the senior NLP people. So RIGHT HERE is the PROOF of the cross-fertilization of the advanced NLP-persuasion-hypnotherapy with the new-age spiritual coaching-guru faux-enlightenment systems. This is it.
That seems to be the new New Wage method. Combine and conceal the powerful persuasion and advanced influence techniques from NLP-hypnotherapy, inside a new age "spiritual" system or philosophy. That is where the big bucks are these days.
And that is exactly where it all interconnects.
And he even put some WARNINGS in his book on page 105, about how the techniques should NOT be used for trauma or therapy. Why did he put this disclaimer, for who's protection?
Stever Robbins gave this very deceptive and manipulative little book a 5 Star review.
Why no mention of the concealed persuasion methods contained in the book, some that come right from the book Persuasion Engineering by Richard Bandler and John LaValle?
Persuasion Engineering: Richard Bandler, John LA Valle [www.amazon.com
This book FEEL HAPPY NOW! at best, gets 0-Stars, due to its deceptive nature, and just being a hodge-podge of stuff taken from other people, presented in an airy-fairy style, by a wide-smiling anti-Guru in an understated manner.
Meanwhile, using the most advanced techniques of advanced persuasion on a meta-level, while not mentioning anything about it in the book. That is simply conscious misdirection and conscious deception.
Not a good idea to blindly trust people with mile-wide smiling faces, who are concealing what they are really doing to you behind that huge grin. Guess who is the target market?
Of course, its real purpose is to get new agey people to the website, and get them into the "podcasts" and then groomed into "coaching" and expensive seminars. That is where the real money is.
Unless a book sells millions, it doesn't make much money, its really just advertising for the over-priced coaching and seminars, which lure people deeper into the method of whoever is doing the selling.
But again, this actually proves the actual people involved in the cross-fertilization of the advanced NLP-hypnotherapy persuasion techniques, and how they have moved into the New Wage "spiritual" scene, and are concealed within those systems.
Its all there in black and white.
The more sophisticated New Agey guru's have been picking this stuff up for years, and then concealing inside their "spiritual content", as meta-level persuasion and influence techniques.
Its simply a fact of reality, that is what has been done. But the new agey audience has not picked up on it, as they don't know ANYTHING about the persuasion techniques, they have not even heard they exist.
And the advanced NLPers and unconscious persuasion artists...frankly Scarlet, they don't give a damn.
They are too busy getting their beaks wet, and taking a piece of the action themselves.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/20/2009 12:03PM by The Anticult.