NLP Action, set up by Michael Carroll in the UK (supported by John Grinder and Carmen Bostic St Clair) has been established to provide NLP support for the support workers engaged in the the ravaged areas of the Central Philippines as a result of Typhoon Haiyan.
Michael Carroll will travel to the Central Philippines to offer NLP training and support to groups of volunteer workers, teachers and The Philippine Special Police. This is just the beginning of what Michael hopes will be an extended project.
Most (not all) of the the problems we face in stable society are minor compared with a disaster zone. In a stable society, people trained in NLP are using their skills in a secure environment more often that not with every day cases , such as confidence building, phobias etc. In the stable society we do of course engage our NLP skills with extreme cases but the nothing on the scale of the mass problems present in a disaster zone.
In a disaster zone you have the tragedy the disaster creates, the physical carnage, the death, the injuries, the disease as well as the social problems of rape, robbery and general chaos. This is a place where NLP can really help in situations where there is little time for talking or standard interventions.
New Code NLP, some of the Classic Code Patterns and some recent patterns developed to work with extreme cases have the scope to aid the people caught up in disaster such as Typhoon Haiyan disconnect from the intensity of their trauma and recognise they have a future albeit a different one they had considered just a short while ago. NLP Action is about sharing this pattering so the support workers have an extra set of powerful tools in their tool kit.