In response to some offline questions/comments (don’t be bashful about posting comments; I don’t require you to agree with me, LOL)
1. What I’ve been doing is *not* NLP or neuro-linguistic programming. I studied NLP and found it useful, but the training protocols involve merging accelerated learning principles with stress-inoculation, experiential learning and psycho-physiological state management. I use certain NLP-derived techniques as an instructor (as do most good modern instructors, whether they call it NLP or not).
2. Accelerated learning — more on that later. My friend and long-time colleague Dennis Martin started an interesting parallel discussion here (you may have to register, I don’t know): http://combatives.forumotion.com/t2633-accelerating-the-training that talks about the acceleration of handgun training going back to COL Cooper’s compression of 3-weeks worth of material into the original one week Gunsite program, and covers some of our experiments in Africa.
3. I’m not a firearms instructor nor do I play one. I started experimenting in improving firearms performance because I used to be a firearms instructor and because results were easy to quantify. I later tested the concepts and protocols in other high stress training which included professional race car driving, corporate crisis management and other interesting venues.
I’m going to be taking some time off to tend to other things and will be back in awhile. Enjoy your holidays, the Winter Solstice, the Mayan End of Days, and especially Christmas!
See you on the Other Side!