1998 NLP Practitioner Student Evaluations
(every student in the class is represented here).
"Rex is an amazing individual. He was able to
capture our attention from the very beginning to provide the support
we needed to view our lives objectively. For me personally, Rex
is an example of the kind of person I want to become. He was able
to challenge me and in doing so allowed me to understand my personal
Both of the interns were supportive and a great help in the skills
drills that we used daily to expand our understanding. Both were
helpful and interesting to talk to.
(What I immediately will apply is) I learned the importance of
establishing rapport and the necessity of going first! I also
learned how to use questions to determine what another person
I entered the program with high expectations. I created a list
of questions that I wanted answered during the course of the training
and found that most of the questions were answered without me
having to ask. Everyone in the program, truly wanted to learn
and that was a great joy to me. To find so many people, all feeling
passionate about something and to be able to experience that passion
with them is an experience I will always remember. There are a
few experiences in life that change your life forever and this
is one of them. Aside from all the great instruction we received,
my favorite experience was the realization that there are other
people in the world that relish the same experience I do. In the
past, I allowed myself to feel alone, I convinced myself that
I was misunderstood blah, blah, blah. I know now that this was
only my interpretation of my experience. I can experience whatever
I want to now. I now can stand tall in the present with an eye
to the future."
Wheelock, Director of West Coast Sales, San Francisco,
"There are many good things about Rex and to
me the best is his attitude and philosophy towards training and
towards life. He teaches by setting a great example for his students
to move towards. Rather than providing us fish, he teaches us
how to be great fishermen and how to constantly improve and apply
The interns were very enthusiastic and giving of themselves. They
were eager to share their skills and their knowledge and truly
added to the overall experience. I especially enjoyed the late
night sessions when the interns shared their experiences.
(What I immediately will apply is) attitude! I learned and developed
a powerful set of beliefs that will help me be better at selling
and for my business, better at relating with family and friends
and above all allow me to truly enjoy life and spread that joy
When I first read the evaluations for this program I was skeptical.,
I can tend to be fairly analytical and critical when evaluating
how to spend my time and money and I wasn't sure the evaluations
were appropriately balanced. To take two weeks away from my business
was a tremendous stretch. However, I decided to take a risk and
I am tremendously glad I did. I can now fully understand where
all those evaluations came from. It has been an incredible experience.
There is no comparison between the total experience we've had
here and simply learning NLP techniques from books or tapes. I
have never been in such and incredibly supportive environment
and I will take with me not only the skills and techniques, but
memories and a new attitude towards life that will last a lifetime!"
Miller, President/CTO, Fort Lee, NJ
"(Rex is) honest, tireless, dedicated, and experienced.
Rex was always there to help and had the tools to be effective
in giving that help.
The interns were helpful and approachable and showed skilled.
(What I immediately will apply is) I intend to use my ability
to control my states to go first to give them the gift of my respect
I would like everyone to know that this program has so much more
than just NLP. Your Mind Design program is the key to applying
NLP at work, in relationships, and for personal growth. The program
is expertly designed to build a learning experience that is the
most profound I have ever encountered. It is evident that all
the tools are there and there is something more. That is a genuine
effort to give us the means and motivation to use the skills in
everyday life. This is not one of those seminars where you go
home and say 'now what'. I will arrive home with the methods to
implement what I learned with the clear message that it is up
to me to do so. This program has taught me not only techniques
for change, but has also taught me my fundamental capacity to
control and direct my mind and physiology to gain and maintain
the most resourceful states I have ever experienced.
So much is taught in this course that any three days would be
worth the cost of the entire 14 days. Important and useful teaching
is going on at this workshop and I would encourage anyone to take
this course as soon as you can. Rex is available even after hours
and at meals. He has the experience and gets the job done. This
course is the best there is. The location is great and the staff
Arbuckle, Emmott & Arbuckle, P.L., Attorney, Houston, TX
"Rex is a truly experienced trainer. He brings
his many life experiences with him which build a rich environment
I found all of the staff to be very helpful, willing, capable
and personable. The were a joy and always available. Thanks guys!
(What I immediately will apply is)I have learned to truly listen
to people. This will allow me to get closer to people and share
The training was great! It fare exceeded my expectations by a
factor of three. There was a lot to cover but it never felt overwhelming.
It was a comfortable push, especially when we built our states
of energy. In another area, when I first signed up I was a little
bit concerned that it might be a lot of sitting around and being
only in our brains. Well, I was pleased to discover a strong physical
component to the training. Including getting up and breaking into
groups or pairs, the almost daily 'movement' was very important.
It helped to facilitate building resources and getting in touch
with other areas of ourselves. To conclude, I would whole heartedly
recommend this program for anyone who wants to make a strong,
incredible change in any area of their life. Remember folks, only
you can make that change, all it takes it the decision to do so.
So go for it. Go ahead and change!"
Foster, Teacher, Shingn-shi, Wakayuma-kin, Japan
"(Rex is) tangible, real, genuine, wise, extremely,
skilled, and extraordinary teacher, leader, mentor, friend, volleyball
player, an outstanding businessman, a person whose primary purpose
is teaching these skills, is pure love, someone who really wants
and does make a difference for the improvement of the quality
The interns were open to questions, spoke at length with us morning,
night and during the breaks. Tremendous source of great knowledge
and real life experiences.
(What I immediately will apply is) rapport, pacing and leading,
visual, auditory, kinesthetic language and eye accessing, matching
and mirroring breathing, posture, movement, well defined outcomes,
Rex and Carolyn have provided and incredible training opportunity
for anyone interested in understanding, learning, and integrating
the attitude and skills in NLP. And as your mind continues to
move in his direction, your skills continue to develop in a way
that surprises and delights. Rex is a tangible trainer. He works
very hard during his training to ensure that students have every
opportunity to develop their skills and he is available during
meals, before and after the day begins, and during breaks to answer
questions, engage in conversations, or to play a game of volleyball.
Try finding another train who will do that! Change is easy. And
if you are ready to make changes in your life and in the lives
of those around you, Rex's trainings will allow you to do that
easily and naturally. You will build powerful resources, develop
skills, gain a powerful attitude, share glorious moments with
new friends, and be able to spread this to family, friends, and
everyone you know. And you will laugh. A lot. This all begins
with the decision to train with IDEA Seminars."
McLamb, Music educator, Winston-Salem, NC
"(Rex is) energetic, caring, tough-minded, serious,
silly, able. The interns were always available, competent and
knowledgeable, excellent back-ups for Rex as he went from point
(What I immediately will apply is) how to build and maintain rapport
Rex is a dynamic and incredibly organized trainer. The emotional
impact of some of the exercises and of the overall program was
staggering. I was able to make personal changes, and I observed
changes in others that I would not have believed. While it is
too soon to say for sure, the changes that I made seem permanent.
The program also presented a large tool kit of NLP techniques
and attitudes. A distinction that is tenuous at best since the
techniques grow out of the attitudes in a way that make it difficult
to imagine one without the other. The amazing thing about the
presentation of NLP techniques was the manner in which they were
organized and presented. Each technique grew out of the one's
preceding it, often changing the effect at each step. The early
'foundation skills' were drilled daily as we proceeded to learn
new ones, finally the incredible complexity of the middle of the
course resolved itself in a surprisingly simple appearing approach
to change - both personal change and as it can be applied to others.
Attempts to describe these fully articulated 'techniques' and
in words that, again, seem to be attitudes respect, love, curiosity.
The students, a diverse blend of personalities and origins with
varying reasons for being here soon became a community. 30- or
so people who were mutually dedicated to each other's success.
Strangers became friends and in some cases dear friends. Carolyn
and her active participation a good deal of the time, is in large
part responsible for this effect, but the organization of the
course itself made it ultimately possible. Rex alternated the
presentation of factual material with dance and other experiences
designed to facilitate learning. It works."
Hefling, Mental Health Aide, Houghton, MI
"(Rex is) sincere, caring, inspiring, interested
in teaching people how to fish as opposed to just giving them
a fish. Carolyn has always been caring and nurturing. The interns
displayed a genuine interest in our growth and were fun and willing
(What I immediately will apply is) the Platinum Rule. Learning
to see positive intentions, pacing and leading and so much more!!!
WOW! Where do I begin? A must for anyone living as a human being
who wishes to create a brighter, richer, more harmonious life.
I almost didn't attend this year; instead I was going to put it
off one more year. I am SO glad I didn't! This has been the best
gift I could have given myself. My imagination could not have
prepared me fro such a mind blowing experience. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY
recommend this training to ANYONE regardless of what you know
about NLP! After talking to many fellow participants who have
attended various NLP trainings and seminars, I am very confident
that I made the best choice in choosing IDEA Seminars. Lastly,
but not least was the absolute wonderful and enriching environment
we had to learn in and the wonderful people who shared this experience
with me. PLEASE STRONGLY CONSIDER TAKING THE NEXT IDEA SEMINARS
NLP training for yourself. YOU DESERVE THE VERY BEST!!!
K. Shelton, Excel Communication, Independent Representative,
"Rex is a dynamic and playful educator. He has
a vibrancy and enthusiasm that is contagious which permeates the
entire course. He is accessible and open to his students. Above
all I admire Rex's integrity. The assistants were always available
to talk, review, encourage and guide and I am very appreciative
of their contribution and support.
(What I immediately will apply is) many ways to improve my communication
by listening, calibrating and building rapport, matching and mirroring
and respecting the other person.
Dear Rex and Carolyn you have gone out of your way to create a
truly outstanding program. You have taken a great deal of material
and presented it in ways that utilize all facets of learning.
You recognize that learning is a whole experience, and your choice
of location and setting have enhanced the superb quality of course
content and construction. One thing I particularly appreciate
about your course is the variety of opportunities we had to practice
and integrate the material. As we have learned, repetition is
the mother of skill, ands I want you to know that having this
ability to look at information from may sides has allowed me to
get a firmer grasp on the material. In addition the skills drills
that were led by the interns were a tremendous help in practicing
and receiving coaching on the material. Another aspect that has
made this course superior is the focus on integrating this material
back into our daily lives. The emphasis on making real plans and
anticipating future situations where we will use the tools in
Feigen, Tucson, AZ
"Rex is a magician, a master of the real and
surreal. Caring and compassionate, yet, nicely insistent on helping
you to stretch yourself to your limit out further with a twinkle
in his eyes. The assistants were very positive in every respect,
prepared to take time out, listen and do something.
After making my decision to attend the IDEA Seminars Practitioner
course (1998) I had reservations. After all, I didn't know anyone
who had attended, and advertising material is advertising material.
What a delightful shock I was to experience. Cedar Valley is a
wonderful place with lots of winding trails, perfect for being
on our own or with others in reflecting on your goals, mission
and direction in life. And the second shock. There is no doubt
that 'King' Rex is a superb trainer whose mission was to support
us in every one of his many versatile ways, to help us acquire
the skills we wanted. The program was pedagogically organized
so that skills were being acquired in different ways and integrated
with other skills and practiced and practiced until they worked.
The last three or four days were geared at using the skills as
we really would be using the skills on re-entering our normal
every day encounters. A key theme that set this program apart
from others I had read about was the emphasis on developing attitudes,
approaches, and skills for managing our own personal change. All
in all - a superb program in a superb place."
Turner, Teacher, Sweden
"Rex is like a musical conductor with really
unbelievable depths of insight and talent. His symphony orchestra,
however, was the course participants and our conscious and unconscious
selves. We were respectfully led by Rex through experiences with
surely many layers of learning and growth opportunities. His professionalism
was continually evident as he demonstrated his commitment to our
needs: needs which we were not consciously aware of. The process
of exposing our strengths, as well as our less than glorious behaviors,
made his job harder. Yet, he seemed to fully embrace this responsibility
which I believe is a substantial part of the value in this 14
The interns were always there for you with willingness to help.
They constantly showed respect to everyone. Carolyn and the intern's
warm personalities, along with their professionalism were sincerely
important and valued supporting elements for me throughout my
time in the seminar.
My experience at Practitioner Training was a challenging and a
wonderfully enlightening time for me. It demanded self-reflection,
yet always seemed to have sufficient support structuring for myself
and the other participants. My greatest growth was in gaining
clearer insights into my personal expression (behavior) and how
it effects my communication and the rapport process. I am much
more able to now respect myself for where I am in this process
as well as to celebrate where I am now able to go with it."
DeBoer, President of DeBoer Medical Staffing, Greendale,
"Rex is like a fine magician - skilled in his
art, clever and wise. His ability to instruct, delight and fascinate
a group of people is awesome. Rex, simply put, is a brilliant
and innovative teacher who cares about what he does and the people
who come to learn from him. The one promise I would make to someone
preparing to attend a seminar given by Rex us that their life
will be happier and richer as a result of the experience with
him and his teaching. Learning to ask myself directed questions
throughout the day has helped me loads and channel my brain to
consistently scan for new and better ways to live, love, laugh
and nurture myself and others. Having and using the MotivAider
on a day to day basis has also helped to train and reinforce the
important behavior of scanning for new, positive and delightful
ways to live and interact with my family, friends, spouse and
the people I serve in my business environment.
One of the highlights that I experienced during the two weeks
with IDEA Seminars was getting to know your interns. I was very
impressed. To me they symbolize the best of what NLP has to offer
an individual. They communicate with elegance, class, kindness
and oozes a cool confidence the whole time. The fact that they
received their training in NLP from Rex and Carolyn is one of
the reasons I want to do master practitioner and trainers training
with IDEA Seminars.
If you are the type of individual who loves being around people
who are wildly curious, fun, and dedicated to expand personal
horizons through learning NLP, then IDEA Seminars is the place
for you to train.
Training with Rex and Carolyn is a full tilt boogie ride of a
life time. They will teach you how to have magical interactions
with others, use your body and language to become more dynamic,
and to live and behave in ways that will engage, delight and fascinate
your loved ones, your boss, your friends and people who desire
to become better acquainted with. I highly recommend taking the
opportunity to experience what IDEA Seminars has to offer you."
Woodward, Operations Office, H.V. Management, MN
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