Project Title

Researching the use of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) with war veterans in the USA and Canada


Year of Fellowship - 2012


Gareth applied for a Churchill Fellowship in 2011 in order to research the use of NLP with war veterans in the US and Canada. Whilst there, he met a number of practitioners and previous PTSD sufferers, and was particularly inspired by the Canadian system of peer family support groups, who hold regular meetings and offer non-clinical support. The latest major development has been the establishment of a qualitative research project with the University of Newcastle which is looking like it will go live sometime next year. The University will research the validity of just one NLP Trauma treatment as well as running a comparative study to compare CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy) with NLP, a move which will be welcomed by the NLP community.