Hello, my name is Dave Marshall and amongst other things, I am a Master trainer of NLP. I started studying NLP about 25 years ago when I was working for a large international computer company, where I was a personal development trainer. Doing this job meant that I had studied several aspects of personal psychology and personality assessments. During this time, we had a Canadian psychologist working with us and we used to swap ideas over lunch. One day, she told me about NLP and and I thought, what weird stuff, load of American psychobabble! Well, I had no idea how wrong I was going to be. A couple of months later, another friend of mine had a book about NLP called “Using your brain for a change”, by Richard Bandler. I borrowed the book and started reading it while I was on holiday. It seemed to be getting more interesting and when I got to the bit about curing phobias in five minutes my attention was grabbed! I had a very bad water phobia, so I thought I'd do what it said. All I had to do was think about it in a slightly different way. It will happen in my head, no one could see me do it, I didn't have to chant affirmations for three months or run around the market Square, naked at midnight 10 times! And it was even free! So I did it. It took about three minutes, and I didn't feel any different , so I thought nothing of happen. Three weeks later, I went swimming and to my amazement, I just went straight under water. That was a pretty good confirmation that the process had worked. And it started me off on the long trail of learning NLP.
As a result of that my life , started to change. I found I became more confident in areas that I wouldn't have thought were wouldn't have been affected by a phobia cure. I then persuaded my boss to send me on NLP training. So I went through all the basics until I was offered, what was euphemistically called, career transition program. This actually meant voluntary redundancy. I thought this was fantastic . the universe had moved in a mysterious way and I was free to to do what I wanted. Which was NLP. My boss was also leaving, and we agreed to team up. He would run a training company, specializing in NLP and business training, and I would do the training.
And so we started, and I continued training in England, Hawaii, Toronto, and Munich. When I wasn't training, I was running classes for the general public and businesses in NLP. We did this for the next six years and then my wife [we've been married, now 44 years and have two wonderful , daughters and a super grandson] was offered early retirement from her job. It was then, we decided to go to Spain and live. This was a grand challenge. We bought a house half way up mountain dirt track. It had no mains electricity, water, drainage or telephone. And we have spent the last nine years sorting it all out. Of course this meant no Internet.
I think people living in Tuktoyektuk had better facilities than we had. At last civilization has reached us , and . we now have more modern facilities and broadband wireless Internet. which means I can now get back in touch with what's been going on the last 10 years. As I have now retired, I don't run classes anymore. So I thought I could distribute my knowledge of NLP via the Internet, for free! So, I have set up this web site where you can learn the basics of NLP for nothing.
So, I hope you will all subscribed to my site and discover some of the great things in the NLP world that you can use to help yourself get over life´s problems.