Future conference #1: 09.04.2022 - online "Practice & Research" der eanlpt


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Future conference #1: 09.04.2022 - online
"Practice & Research"
organised by our Vienna-team 

We invite you to participate!


CALL FOR PAPERS: : you can send us your proposal in word form or as a pdf

VENUE: for health reasons due to the pandemic it was decided to hold theconference and meetings via Zoom. We look forward to meet you in this digitalised frame.
Yes, it creates a few challenges, and gives a lot more opportunities for many dear colleguages in Europe and maybe around the globe.

SERVICE FEE: conference service charge for Saturday: EUR 50,- for western european and north american countries; € 25,- for all other countries with online regisration and payment via PayPal (prefered) or bank transfer (free for EANLPt exec & countryboard members and presenters). After registration you will get a confirmation and payment details via email.

CONFERENCE LANGUAGE: the conference will be held in English



Thursday, 07.04.2022:

19:30-21:00 - Meeting for EANLPt officers, host, staff and all presenters

Friday, 08.04.2022:

10:00-12:00 - Cultural morning on the country of our host
Art in Vienna  -  Sisi, Ludwig van Beethoven & Sigmund Freud  -   Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna

14:00-14:45 - Executive meeting for members of executive and specially invited guests (moderation: Catalin Zaharia)

14:45-15:30 - Country board for country representatives and guests (moderation: Peter Schutz)

16:00-18:00 - Research intervision (moderation: Catalin Zaharia)


Saturday, 09.04.2022 - Conference day:

09:45-10:15 - Welcome by country host, Catalin Zaharia (EANLPt president) and executive members

10:15-10:45 - Promoting ego development - the SOAR model and Theory of Vertical Growth - Dan Stanescu (Romania)

Loevinger’s stage theory of ego development provides a framework for understanding the development of the personality through the lifespan. The theory delineates nine stages of development occurring from infancy through to adulthood, with each progressive stage representing increased personal and interpersonal awareness, self-regulation, autonomy, conceptual complexity, and integration. Each level or stage represents a distinct, qualitatively different, uniquely defined, and increasingly complex view of self and reality. It is best understood as a framework that portrays the growth of individuals as moving into ever greater awareness and integration about both the inner and the outer world.
Similarly, according with the SOAR model, the process of goal directed change in an organization or system involves moving from a present state to a desired state trough a path of transition states that cover different areas of the problem space.
Although ego development theory focuses on the development of individual awareness, it fully recognizes that there is no individual interior development outside a cultural and linguistic surround, nor is individual growth possible without the external context as it supports and constrains what is possible in the interior.
Likewise, from the perspective of systemic NLP, the general characteristics of tasks and relationships can be defined according to three other key dimensions: the level of change or interaction at which the interaction is occurring, the perceptual position from which the interaction is being experienced, and the timeframe relating to the interaction.

about Dan Stanescu: Associate professor at the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations and coordinator of the Social Cognition & Communication of Emotions Laboratory of the National School of Political and Administrative Studies. PhD in Clinical Psychology, Hamburg University. Experienced counselor/therapist with more than 17 years of clinical and private practice.

11:00-11:30 - Covid Pandemic and Effects of chronic and sequential stress exposure, especially in children: a preventative view - Gisela Perren-Klingler (Switzerland)

The Covid Pandemic has been and is still a cause of high stress levels, not only for persons working in the medicalised professions, but also for families and their children.
With the reopening of schools all over Europe the problem hast exarcebated: children and adolescents show lots of disturbances and sufferings, especially in pediatricians offices. However pediatricians are not trained to deal with the reactions of their clients and refer them to child psychiatry- and these structures are overwhelmed.
How can we conceptualise these reactions (I do not consider them as symptoms in most of the cases) and deal with them on a preventative way, and what has to be paid attention to, when starting a programme.

about Gisela Perren-Klingler, MD: Child Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in Allschwil (Switzerland)

12:00-12:30 - PETT Study - An external pilot randomised controlled trial to evaluate the performance of a research protocol to compare the Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) intervention with Trauma-Focussed CBT delivered by charities for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in ex-military veterans. Early Results at 20 weeks post intervention - Lisa de Rijk (Wales)

This presentation offers a summary of the first RTC comparing the NLP based brief trauma protocol RTM (Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories) with TF-CBT (Trauma Focussed CBT). This feasibility study n=60 was conducted by Kings College, London with a UK veteran population.

The study seeks to determine:

  • Participant recruitment and retention
  • Any safety concerns
  • Exploratory outcome data analysis to allow for a  full scale non-inferiority trial.

Measures include:

  • PTSD symptoms –Post-traumatic stress disorder checklist for DSM 5 (PCL- 5)
  • Emotional Distress - Beck Depression Inventory  and  Beck Anxiety Inventory (
  • Rehabilitation - Work and Social Adjustment Scale
  • Health status - EQ5D-5L .
  • Health and social-services utilisation - FolATED  
  • Subjective recovery -  QPR

about Dr. Lisa de Rijk: Dr. Lisa de Rijk is a registered nurse and psychotherapist, PhD psychologist and clinical training director for the Research & Recognition Project, Lisa is leading the RTM arm of a Randomised Clinical Trial at Kings College, London as Visiting Research Fellow. Lead editor for 2 clinical books on NLP research, Lisa has also published two further books: neurolinguistic psychotherapy and the role of brief therapy in attachment disorders. Lisa was Chair of NLPtCA, and formerly Chair of UKCP.

12:30-14:00 - lunch break

14:00-14:45 - Evidence - Peter Schutz (Austria)

Evidence is one of the key words in the NLP concept. For a lot of reasons it is widely ignored in training and certification processes.

Since 1997 we have established a very distinct form of evidence competence training for professional NLP Practitioner graduation in Vienna, later also in Bucharest and Zagreb. This presentation will show you the easy to model elements.

about Peter Schutz: health psychologist and psychotherapist since 1991, manager www.nlpzentrum.at since 1988, Group dynamic trainer 1988, NLP trainer 1989, certified business consultant and coach 1989, certified mediator 2004, teaching psychotherapist (group psychotherapy) since 1994 and NLPt 2007, law court sworn expert on Coaching and NLP 2016, MSc in social science 1977, PhD in psychotherapy science 2016, www.schuetz.at/ps

15:15-15:45 - How can emotional intelligence (EI) and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) help leaders with the ability to deal with the impact of COVID-19? - Jude-Martin Etuka (Australia)

COVID-19 has borne witness to unprecedented change in business, the likes of which has not been seen since the beginning of the internet revolution. This situation has placed leaders in a unique and challenging scenario, which sees them repositioning their companies and workforce in ways that were impossible to foresee, resulting in unprecedented changes to normal workplace responsibilities.
This paper posits that the practical implications of using emotional intelligence (EI) and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) can help leaders act in ways that are more empathetic and intentional in managing the emotional impacts caused by workplace stress, distress, isolation and other factors caused by the pandemic, both professionally and personally. In using the tools offered by EI and NLP, leaders can better understand ‘self’ and ‘other’, in the context, not only of the current pandemic crisis but in other more general contexts associated with workplace changes, and the stress associated with those changes.

about Jude-Martin Etuka: I am a passionate People and Organisational Development (OD) Practitioner with 15+ years’ specialism in Leadership, Culture, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), Coaching, Facilitation, and Personal Development. My professional experience includes working with public, private & not-for-profit organisations across diverse sectors including finance, insurance, education, transport, healthcare, professional services, and consulting.
I hold qualifications in Philosophy and Theology, Human Resource Management (HRM), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, Integral Semantics Facilitator, and Meta-Coach (ISNS)).
As an ex-Monk, I am reflective, personable, human-centric, and flexible. I have deep interests in meditation and mindfulness and run corporate meditation programs (CMP) as a means of driving mindset change with small, medium, and large corporates.

16:15-16:45 - 

17:00-17:30 - review 


Sunday, 10.04.2022

10:00-12:00 Debriefing breakfast for members of executive, country host, all presenters and specially invited guests