Effectiveness of personal power radiator of neuro-linguistic programming in treating existential vacuum in women

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Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology

Subject Categories

Counseling Psychology


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Counseling and Educational Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Imelda V. G. Villar

Defense Panel Chair

Rose Marie Salazar-Clemena

Defense Panel Member

Naomi L. Ruiz
Conchita V. Umali
Natividad A. Dayan
Salud P. Evangelista


This study investigates the effectiveness of Personal Power Radiator of Neuro-Linguistic Programming in overcoming the existential vacuum in women through one session treatment. Existential vacuum is manifested by the experience of emptiness, boredom, loneliness, and lack of interest/purpose in life. The study employed the N=1 single case research which was replicated four times with one control client. The technique worked through the unconscious minds of the clients to help them realize and experience their strengths and capabilities. This realization helped them overcome the existential vacuum. The effectiveness of the treatment was judged by: 1. The differences between the pre and posttest results of Purpose in Life and Incomplete Sentence Blank and 2. Reports of clients and significant others, and their ratings on the Rating Scale, and my own perception. A special feature of this study was the presence of an independent inquirer during the audio tape recall of the treatment session. The client and researcher gained new insights on the feelings and behaviors of the clients during the sessions.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

153 leaves, 28 cm.


Psychotherapy; Self-actualization; Women--Psychology; Counseling; Self- evaluation; Neurolinguistic programming

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