Frequently Asked Questions

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Q: Does NLP work?
A: NLP is an excellent tool to improve communication with myself and others.

Q: I have a communication with myself?
A: Everyone has a dialogue with themselves; how do you deal with yourself? Always friendly?

Q: What does “Neuro-Linguistic Programming” mean?
A: “Neuro” means “neuronal”, that is, changes in the nervous system; “linguistic” because NLP has to do with the language used, and “programming” because behavioral and speech patterns are changed. The name is not necessarily a happy one, but it has quickly established itself.

Q: Can NLP be used for coaching?
A: NLP is interested in the processes of how a problem is made, and less in the content of the problem; therefore NLP is excellent for coaching.

Q: Can NLP help me keep better trainings?
A: By using and observing language patterns, repeating, pacing, leading and other techniques the quality is definitely increased; especially the NLP trainer is very helpful here.

Q: Can you use NLP to sell better?
A: Absolutely; NLP allows me to better understand the other and to create win-win situations.

Q: Does NLP have ethics?
A: NLP has no ethics; it’s the ethics of each individual behind it.

Q: Is NLP manipulative?
A: I insinuate that everyone wants the best for themselves and their fellow human beings, and when they see NLP as manipulative, they use it to create win-win situations for themselves and others.

Q: Is there combat rhetoric in NLP?
A: Yes. We don’t teach them; for one simple reason: the one who uses them just wants to get something out for himself and not create win-win situations.

Q: Doesn’t NLP seem artificial when talking?
A: Through NLP, when taught properly, the peculiarities of each person are worked out; he can make his own personality seem stronger.

Q: Some politicians of the past seem to have been NLP-trained?
A: It depends on what people do with NLP and how they use it.

Q: Can anyone learn NLP?
A: Anyone who is willing to pay attention to their language and thought patterns and is willing to change them.

Q: How fast can I learn NLP?
A: A very good start and good training are the NLP-Practitioner trainings.

Q: How long does this NLP practitioner take?
A: A good, full training should take at least 140 hours.

Q: What does the NLP training consist of?
A: Of NLP practitioners, masters and trainers.

Q: How do I recognise good NLP training providers?
A: A good provider will give realistic information about the scope of teaching and learning and will mainly teach NLP, not other things.

Q: There are a lot of different certifications at NLP, what should I pay attention to?
A: To get an internationally recognized certificate, which is firstly recognized for further education and secondly recognized by international employers.

Q: Is NLP training eligible for public funding?
A: This depends on the respective federal state or the gender and age of the participant.


Q: Does hypnosis really work?
A: Hypnosis works. It’s up to you how deep you want to go.

Q: What if I’m not hypnotizable?
A: Hypnosis is about going into hypnosis yourself, not “getting hypnotized”. Around 20% of people can experience mild trance states, 60% moderate and 20% deep.

Q: How do you go into hypnosis?
A: By bypassing the “critical faculty” of “that can’t work”; or did we ask ourselves at “Superman” in the cinema if he really could fly?

Q: Will I feel different in hypnosis than in my other life?
A: Just expect to feel completely relaxed.

Q: Will I immediately succeed into a deep trance?
A: Every time we go into a trance, we go deeper; trance and hypnosis can be learned.

Q: Before initiating hypnosis, can you say how deep I can go?
A: There are tests and signs that can be an indication; ultimately it’s up to you how deep you want to go.

Q: Does the initiation of hypnosis take long?
A: It depends on the technique used and the client’s willingness to go into trance.

Q: Is hypnosis dangerous?
A: We all have trance states in our lives, e.g. we don’t know how we got from A to B by car or we hallucinate negatively that our keys are not at the table and find them right there shortly after … Hypnosis is nothing else than a consciously induced trance and thus a completely normal state.

Q: What happens if I am not brought out of hypnosis or “do not come back”?
A: If hypnosis does not stop, it automatically goes to sleep and you wake up after three hours at the latest.

Q: Will I do things under hypnosis that I would never do otherwise?
A: Anything that violates one’s moral rules is rejected by the unconscious; that is, if something is demanded that one does not want to do, one wakes up.

Q: Can I be hypnotized against my will?
A: No, that is not possible.

Q: Does the hypnotist have “power” over me under hypnosis?
A: Hypnosis is not about being hypnotized from the outside, it’s about going into hypnosis yourself, so control always stays with the client.

Q: Does stage hypnosis work, are the results I see real?
A: There are excellent stage hypnotists who often have shows for years (e.g. in Las Vegas); unfortunately there are sometimes bad or fake shows.

Q: Are only doctors and therapists allowed to use hypnosis?
A: We do not heal and do not carry out any therapy. Non-therapeutic hypnosis can also be performed by people who are not doctors or therapists.

Q: Is hypnosis legally legal?
A: Yes, hypnosis is legal; only stage hypnosis may not be shown publicly in Austria.