About Marin-style NLP

NLP Marin offers a distinctly original, unconventional approach to teaching Neuro-Linguistic Programming that has evolved and unfolded over more than thirty years.

Most NLP taught today is of the conventional (or classical), step-by-step variety. The courses present students with a series of processes, procedures, and techniques for making specific sorts of change for specific sorts of problems. This formulaic approach is immensely useful (especially compared to not having any kind of NLP at all), but we believe it is incomplete.

Since human lives are creative wholes, to be understood properly and changed respectfully, our lives need to be approached holistically. No part of our life or our experience really exists separate from the wholeness of our life, and profound changework comes only when this is recognized.

At NLP Marin, we hold life and the full human experience of each person’s life with respect and appreciation. We invite you to use your training experience as a truly alive part of your living, with all that that entails. You are welcome to go as deep as you would like, and to explore your experience as profoundly as you have the interest and courage to do.

If conventional NLP is about procedures, the NLP Marin Model is about people.

Our NLP trainings are not just about teaching you “NLP techniques.”

We do teach NLP techniques, but we teach them within a framework that is the absolute antithesis of “cookie cutter.” You will learn extremely useful NLP tools and also NLP Marin’s unique and innovative methodology for applying them.

You will learn the entire conventional NLP model—including significant new material that has evolved in the conventional model over the years. In addition, at least half of the material taught in NLP Marin trainings, especially at more advanced levels, is unique to NLP Marin and goes far beyond what can be learned and mastered elsewhere.

Our trainings value and integrate all of your life experience and learning as the basis for the greater fulfillment that you want for yourself and others. Marin-style NLP grounds the power of the NLP toolbox in the larger, more complete context of your life. It includes other perspectives, streams of creativity, and bodies of knowledge that are essential for keeping the technology of NLP from becoming mechanical, stagnant, or ineffective.

You will be working on yourself and with others to create deep and lasting change.

quote2All of our courses are intense, rich experiences that combine self-discovery, life-discovery, and pragmatic skills development in equal measure.

Our courses focus on enabling you to engage in a powerful, self-discovered, graceful art of creating a new relationship with yourself. Our approach invites you to deeply respect and appreciate all aspects of your life—past, present, and future. We honor what is, and we celebrate the full expression of what can and will be.

When approached this way, Neuro-Linguistic Programming becomes a model that is about embracing and working with life, not overcoming it. Approached this way, NLP truly serves those people who want to learn to live in and work with the world more peacefully, fruitfully, and respectfully than ever before.

Our Model

These are the perspectives and disciplines that surround and illuminate Marin-style NLP that we believe are essential to more fully understand the human condition and to assist people to change in ways that they want.


Each of these elements contributes to the unified, holistic approach of the experience of training at NLP Marin.