Amit Pathak, quietly ushering in a new revolution in mental health care
Neuro-Linguistics Programming, the less known, highly potent science that can fix even the deepest mental health issues swiftly and effectively
Mumbai, Maharashtra [India]: Ever since the pandemic hit India in March 2020, followed by the unprecedented lockdown, stress levels have been on the rise like never before. In July 2020, a study conducted by GOQii surveying over 10000 Indians, discovered that 43 percent of Indians suffered from mild to moderate levels of depression. Indeed, the Covid pandemic followed by series of job cuts, business losses, anxiety, and an overall volatile environment has taken a major toll on the mental health of the population.
“Depression is a word that we throw around without realizing the depth of the issue. It is a mental health condition that can quietly creep into a person’s life and lead to severe emotional and even health scars that are difficult to heal. Acute forms of depression can even lead to suicidal tendencies”, said Amit Pathak, a well-respected proponent of radical new coaching and therapy science called Neuro-Linguistics Programming.
There is a widespread myth that mental health issues, such as depression, take months and numerous appointments with a practitioner, to get better. According to Mr. Pathak, a veteran NLP Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in this field and licensed by the International Society of Neuro-Linguistics Programming, “If it takes one second to install fear in the mind, why should it take months to get out of it? After all, it is the same mind. Barring certain special cases, practically any mental issue should not take too long to get rid of and without any medication.”
Imagine someone suffering from months or even years of depression, starts seeing improvements in the very first session, and perhaps even comes out of it completely in just a few weeks? That too, with no medication. This is not magic, but a set of proven techniques coming from this science called NLP. Most NLP techniques take less than 30 minutes and usually need to be done just once with permanent results. “what if you can permanently get rid of any sort of stress, anxiety, anger, or negative thoughts in just five minutes using simple techniques?” asked Amit Pathak. The NLP coach went on to add, “people vainly resort to expensive treatments and months of therapy sessions to get out of unwanted habits like smoking, drinking, watching porn, procrastination or other compulsive behaviors. Or, helplessly suffer from traumatic memories, toxic relationships, and bad careers. Traditional counseling methods either take too long or even don’t work in some cases. However, in few short sessions, NLP techniques can help such people get long term positive results”.
Neuro-Linguistics Programming is a blend of different sciences that were evolving in the 1950s and 1960s. It is an amalgamation of psychology, linguistics, cybernetics, and hypnosis all balanced together in a wonderful transformational cocktail. Put simply, it is a powerful mind-reading and mind-programming science.
Founded in the ’70s by Dr. Richard Bandler and Dr. John Grinder, NLP provides simple and practical ways in which you can change the way that you think, view past events, and approach your life. It shows you how to take control of your mind, and therefore your life. Unlike psychoanalysis, which focuses on the ‘why’, NLP is very practical and focuses on the ‘how’.
“At school and college, we learned wonderful things like history and geography and algebra but we did not learn much about how to feel good or to have great relationships. That's where NLP comes in and I decided to start training people in learning and using NLP in their life” says Amit, now one of the best NLP trainers in India.
As a Licensed NLP Trainer, one of very few in India authorized by Dr. Richard Bandler and author of the best-seller book ‘The Turning Point’, Amit has clients from all over India and over 15 countries. Based out of Mumbai, his institute Changeworx Consulting (www.changeworx.in) has been spreading the awareness of NLP in the community through online, offline, and video courses in NLP, sharing his knowledge with participants from all over the world. In his words, “Our aim is to provide affordable NLP training in India, sometimes even for free as a service to the community. Even one person’s life changed, will be worth our efforts.”