According to these answers 1, 2 and to wikipedia, NLP seems to be a pseudoscience, which has shown no real effectiveness, and so on.

Are there scientific proved alternatives to NLP?

  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean by "alternatives to NLP"? NLP claims to do several things; which of them are you looking to do scientifically? $\endgroup$
    – Adb
    Commented Mar 27, 2014 at 14:23

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In general positive psychology, coaching, and counselling are all fields that endeavour to help people achieve their potential. All these areas have scientific literature built around them. That said, there is a degree to which coaching and counselling are practical skills. Most psychologists aspire to follow the scientist-practitioner model. That said, specific practitioners may vary in the degree to which they follow this model versus using more intuitive approaches.


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