Determining the impact of the NLP4Kids© NLP programme on symptoms of anxiety and depression in children as measured by the Revised Children’s Anxiety and Depression Scale


NLP4Kids 2019 Research Project: Making a Statistical Difference to Anxiety and Depression in Children and Young People: Parents & Professionals This year we’re making a statistical difference to anxiety and depression in children and young people – and we can prove it! I’m going to share with you something very interesting – and exciting(!) I’m going to be sharing with you the results of a research project that NLP4Kids has been carrying out in respect of the effects of our techniques and our methodologies on anxiety and depression in children and young people.

The pilot study is now completed and I have the data, the results, right here in front of me and I would like to share them with you today. I’m going to be reading off of the screen because I have had the data emailed over to me with the summary of the data, which was put together by statisticians who are part of a company called ‘Our Healthy Future.’ This is an organisation who help alternative organisations like ourselves, to be able to collate empirical evidence that the work they are delivering does make a tangible, significant difference to the people that they are working with.

13 participants were identified for inclusion in the final study. Of the 25 domains within the RCADS questionnaire, the NLP4Kids© intervention led to a reduction in the mean score in 20 of the 25 domains assessing the severity of anxiety and depression symptoms. When comparing the difference in average symptom scores as per the 25-item RCADS score, there was a statistically significant reduction in the severity of symptoms in the anxiety, depression and anxiety and depression domains following the NLP4Kids© intervention.