Below please some FAQs about NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming)

What is NLP?

Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) is the systematic study of human performance.  This study of the structure of the subjective experience can be broken down into their smallest components (or chunks) and changed, modified, improved upon, or removed.  This allows a framework for growth and change at much deeper levels more quickly than was originally thought.

NLP is a unique model of how people learn, motivate themselves, and change their behavior to achieve excellence in any endeavor.

NLP is a practical application of how people think.

How was NLP Developed?

NLP was developed through the efforts of several people. Some of the more notable names are David Gordon, Leslie Cameron-Bandler, Steve and Connirae Andreas, Robert Dilts, Richard Bandler, John Grinder, and many others.  Their studies began in the 1970s and have continued to grow to the present. 

NLP is based on the work of several people whom the above-mentioned studied.  They include Alfred Korzybski, Virginia Satir, Milton Erickson, Fritz Pearls and Gregory Bateson, among others.  They were chosen as excellence to model.

How does NLP Work?

NLP techniques enable therapists to be much more effective in assisting change in their clients’ lives.  Neurolinguistic Programming brought about the ability to analyze and transfer human excellence, thus resulting in the most effective and practical psychology known.

How did NLP get its name?

The term Neurolinguistic Programming was introduced by Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski.  This is also the same man who quoted, “God may forgive you for your sins but your nervous system won’t.”  NLP is an integration of several disciplines including neurology, psychology, linguistics, cybernetics, and systems theory.  The components of the term Neurolinguistic Programming describe best what this little known science encompasses.  NEURO because all of our experiences, both conscious and subconscious, are derived through and from our senses and central nervous system.  LINGUISTIC because our mental processes are also coded, organized, given meaning and transformed through language.  PROGRAMMING because people interact as a system in which experience and communication are composed of sequences of patterns or “programs.”   In NFNLP, we currently use PSYCHOLOGY rather than Programming.  We do this because the word Psychology comes from the word “psyche” meaning “Spirit” and “ology”, the “study of systems.”

What can NLP do?

It lets you model, or copy, human excellence in any form.  With NLP, you can identify what makes someone exceptionally skilled, and get that skill for yourself or teach it to others.  NLP can help you become adept in whatever is important to you, whether that means getting along with your family and coworkers or being more effective on the job.

Where is NLP useful?

NLP is valuable wherever human communication skills can enhance results – in business consultation, management, negotiation, education, counseling, therapy, relationships, parenting, nursing, public speaking, sports performance and many other areas.

What kind of results can I get with NLP?

NLP can allow a therapist to change the impact of the past on a client, a teacher to change a poor speller into a good speller, a business person to gain rapport non-verbally and run meetings efficiently, an athlete to improve concentrations, and more.

Is NLP a therapy?

Although NLP can be used as a method of therapy, the applications are much broader.  Even when used as a therapy, it’s basically a process of teaching people how to use their brains.  Most therapy is remedial; that is, directed towards solving problems from the past.  NLP goes much further to study excellence and teach the skills that promote positive change that generates new possibilities and opportunities.

How is NLP successfully taught online?
A good internet connection is all you need!
There is nothing for you to download or install.
At NYHTC, we are pleased to offer on-site as well as LIVE Online training.

NYHTC’s LIVE Online training may be the answer for you.
What does “LIVE online” mean?

It is not pre-recorded. The class is designed and structured for online delivery. Everyone in your class is connected via Zoom Pro, including me, of course.

As long as you can see me and hear me and your classmates you will be able to experience the same benefits as you would experience with in-person training.

What are the benefits of training online?
Just click on the link you’ll receive and you’re there!
You train in the comfort and security of your own home. 
There are no travel, lodging or meal expenses.
There are no bad weather issues or traffic delays.

What is the difference between “LIVE Online Training” and “Online Training”?

Online Training:
Online Training is pre-recorded and students learn on their own schedules (self-paced learningwithout a real-time instructor. The course content or lessons are prerecorded video lectures and tutorials, tests, and assignments can be accessed by the students enrolled in the course at any time, as long as the course is active and available.

LIVE Online Training:
LIVE Online Training is what we offer at NYHTC. Classes have not been prerecorded. This means our classes are organized in a live virtual classroom (on Zoom) where students and instructors meet and communicate with voice and video. The instruction is accomplished with voice, video, whiteboard and PowerPoint. You participate actively in many ways. You can raise your hand and interact with your instructor and classmates.

LIVE online classes require students and instructors to be online at the same time. It’s simple, you “report” to your computer at the required time just as you would “report” to school at the start of the day’s class. All students must be online and connected to the internet at that specific hour.

What do students need to do or know before taking live, online training?

What are the similarities and differences between LIVE Online and the traditional classroom?
Think of what you do in a physical classroom; you raise your hand, speak to the instructor, say yes or no, participate in class discussions, you listen to a lecture while looking at content and your training materials, view a demo, do exercises to reinforce learning, and so on. All these things are available to you in the online classroom as well.

As the instructor, I see my students as they enter the virtual classroom; I call on them when they raise their hands and allow them to speak; I work closely with you, explaining concepts, demonstrating hypnotic inductions, and various techniques. I also supervise students while they practice what they’ve just learned. Students are encouraged to ask questions and to feel welcome to contact me after class if they need further clarification.
You will need to enroll at

What Do You Need to Know?
Students need to know how to use a mouse and how to interact with a browser and send and receive an email. You will receive an email with the link to the classroom. We use the same link throughout the ten-day course. Your NYHTC certification training is just a click away.

After I have explained a concept, the class is divided into groups of 2 and assigned breakout rooms (practice space) wherein, besides the two practice partners, only I will enter and observe their practice. I offer advice and comment on your progress with the new skills you learned. After practice sessions, all re-enter the classroom for a short review and your remaining questions will be answered. 

What can I expect from Carol Denicker, the instructor?
Expect to work with a woman who loves hypnosis and helping people with hypnosis. You will find, as all NYHTC alumni have, that I’m well qualified and experienced in the fields of hypnosis and NLP. I am licensed to teach these courses by the NYS Education Department (BPSS). I love teaching and interacting with my students. I keep class sizes small, ensuring that everyone has my attention and can fully understand each lesson. I “walk you through” concepts, techniques and practice sessions, discuss your concerns and answer your questions. The classes are always focused but relaxed. We follow the approved curriculum but we always have time for a laugh!

How will I participate and receive assistance during class? 
Using the microphone and audio on your device, you can listen to and speak with me as well as any of your classmates, so getting involved is really easy. Simply ask a question using the mike on your computer. If you prefer to submit questions or comments via the “chat” function, you can easily do that as well. Students are encouraged to call on me by text, email or phone for help before, during and after they have completed their training.