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|Clinicians Digest July/Aug 2008 - Page 5|
"There may be a substitute for the human connection," Saks writes, "for two people sitting together in a room, one of them with the freedom to speak her mind, knowing the other is paying careful and thoughtful attention, but I don't know what that substitute might be. . . . Often, I'm navigating my life through uncertain, even threatening, waters, and I need the people in my life to tell me what's safe, what's real, and what's worth holding on to."
Other people have designed therapy programs that deliver automated therapy over the Internet, but Dutch therapist Jaap Hollander considered those too limited in technique and scope. So he and fellow therapist Jeffrey Wijnberg, both of whom practice Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), created MindMentor.
NLP is a cross-disciplinary psychotherapy that weaves together neuroscience, communication theories, linguistics, and Ericksonian hypnotic suggestion. MindMentor incorporates these elements, along with cognitive, Rogerian, and other therapies. Hollander claims that the program, personified by Dr. MindMentor, a RoboCoach icon, can alleviate dozens of minor psychological problems, like insomnia, low motivation, lack of focus, and under- or overassertiveness, often in a single one-hour session. The cost is just under $8 per visit.