NLP in the world - Interview Series

Marta Dinnyes – Hungary – NLP and Language Teaching

I am really excited today to welcome Marta Dinnyes in this series ‘NLP in the world’. This testimony was collecting through email exchanges. Marta practices NLP in Hungary and information can be found at, http://parkapcsolatitrening.posterous.com, Marta can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Talking4good (T4G): How did you come into contact with NLP?
Marta: By accident…. And the funny part is that I don’t believe in accidents. A Hungarian trainer, who was studying NLP in Germany, needed a buddy in Hungary with whom she could practice the skills she had just learned. Here I go! I was hooked. So we made many times the long journey to Germany between 2005 and 2007, and spent our weekends to learn and practice NLP-skills in the Practitioner course. Then we spent four weeks on the wonderful island of La Palma, to take the Master practitioner course. It was hard work, but I enjoined it very much. There were great trainers and great people in the group and of course… great breaks on the beach at lunch time. So with that I got my NLP Master Certificate in March 2008.

T4G: What NLP qualification do you have?
Marta: NLP practitioner and Master Practitioner of the Art and Science of Neuro Linguistic Programming

T4G: Which NLP association would your qualifications be accredited by?
Marta: INLPTA (The International NLP Trainers Association)

T4G: Have you joined an NLP association?
Marta: No.

T4G: What do you like best in NLP?
Marta: The way of thinking about the world, about life, and human connections. The NLP skills, which are easy to learn and to practice.

T4G: Tell us about NLP in your work?
Marta: I create and give training, for instance about partnership, about communication. I actually have an online version of a training for couples I offer (http// The online version was developed in partnership with my colleague and friend Tibor Szűcs. I also coach people, when needed. However my first job is language teacher, and I do use NLP in my language lessons or in teacher trainings

T4G: How does this online course work?
Marta: It’s a series of letters, based on the world and communications model of NLP, with exercises and mail questionnaires, for instance -Which questions have you check with yourself and with your partner? -Which questions can or should you make a compromise about? And which one not? -How to have goals for yourself and common goals with your partners? -How to speak about sexual problems? -How to stay a woman and a man, if you have children? How to keep real love and good sexual life in the marriage? Etc. We get lots of positive feedbacks!

T4G: How do you include NLP in language teaching?
Marta: NLP also has a teaching model special for foreign languages: learning languages as babies do with their mother tongue, that is with motivation, without limiting beliefs, with all senses and playing games, in another word with both left and right brains, and enjoying all moments of the lesson! I apply this both for teaching Hungarian to foreigners or to Hungarians. It works best face to face or in small groups, like 4-8 students.

T4G: How is NLP present in your country?
Marta: There are not too many Institutes, but more and more people who know about NLP and who want to learn it. The University of West Hungary now is providing NLP training, I am actually the trainer <Laughs> and I wrote the book for the students.

T4G: What opportunities do you have to meet with other NLP practitioners?
Marta: Not many and that’s a pity. Sometimes I meet my friends from the NLP seminar. I also looked for colleagues using the internet. This is how I found the website in 2008 and met Tibor Szűcs, who is now my friend.

T4G: What about NLP and research?
Marta: A must! NLP is not static: it’s changing like the world, and growing, developing like people do. One thing is absolutely sure: change. Humankind will be confronted with new problems, and I’m sure, that everybody, who is engaged in NLP will be researching for new solutions.

T4G: What would be your next step with NLP?
Marta: I really want to work on creating a training for young parents: “How to raise your child with NLP”. I have lots of ideas! The most important being: do not want to have a perfect child! Perfectionism is the first step to malfunction or the creation of limiting beliefs. We help children, when they are little and young and without many experiences, but we also take care of them and should respect them. How? With a new way of communication, with different learning approaches using the 4-step NLP-model from unconscious incompetence to the unconscious competence, and of course with lots of positive feedbacks and so on…. We should aim in giving them all the skills they will need, in this changing world, to achieve their excellence in every situation.

T4G: A last comment to conclude?
Marta: I am simply fascinated by NLP!

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