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The number of scientific studies about NLP is constantly increasing. Please help to keep this page up to date.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is currently being studied in universities all around the world. Please send us links to new studies. This is an important measure to get NLP the recognition it deserves. The more as scientific community seems to be biased towards NLP. Thank you.

.General NLP research studies and Databases




EMDR / EMI / Wingwave


PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Research and Recognition Project (R&RP) conducts rigorous, controlled clinical studies to validate therapeutic techniques that support the widespread use of innovative and cost-effective clinical care for traumatic stress and a number of other psychiatric disorders. The Research and Recognition Project was founded in 2006, after a clinician and former lecturer at Cornell University, Dr. Frank Bourke, discovered the clinical efficacy of a protocol to treat post-traumatic stress.

This protocol is based on the principles of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). It is named Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM).

In the last two years, sufficient research has been done to prove the initial clinical results.

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Some research papers:

~Gray, R., & Bourke, F. (2015). Remediation of intrusive symptoms of PTSD in fewer than five sessions: A 30- person pre-pilot study of the RTM Protocol. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 1(2), 85-92. [url=][/url]

~Gray, R., Budden-Potts, D., & Bourke, F. (2017). Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories for PTSD: A randomized controlled trial of 74 male veterans. Psychotherapy Research, 1-19. [url=][/url]

~ Tylee, D. S., Gray, R., Glatt, S. J., & Bourke, F. (2017). Evaluation of the reconsolidation of traumatic memories protocol for the treatment of PTSD: a randomized, wait-list-controlled trial. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 3(1), 21-33. [url=][/url]

~Gray, R., Budden-Potts, D., Schwall, R., Bourke, F. (2020). An Open-Label, Randomized Controlled Trial of the Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories Protocol (RTM) in Military Women [Accepted Manuscript]. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. [url=][/url]

More are on the way. (updated July 2021)

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