Visual-kinesthetic dissociation, global anchoring, and global unconscious reframing: Effects on same-sex preference of male homosexuals

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Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology

Subject Categories

Gender and Sexuality


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Counseling and Educational Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Imelda V.G. Villar

Defense Panel Chair

Naomi R. Ruiz

Defense Panel Member

Natividad Dayan
Ma. Belen Vergara
Carmelita Pabiton
Salud P. Evangelista


This study determines whether the ego-dystonic male homosexual's same sex preference can be changed by three NLP techniques: Visual-Kinesthestic (VKD), Global Anchoring (GA), and Global Unconscious Reframing (GUR) as attested by the: (a) contents of the subjective measures, (b) the qualitative analysis of the Draw-A-Person (DAP) tests, and (c) scores in the objective measures: Sexual Preference Scale (SPS), and Client's Self-Report (CR). The study also aims to find out whether the ego-dystonic male homosexual's sex-role orientation can be changed by NLP as attested by the scores of the BEM Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI).The study used an idiographic design (N=1). This was replicated with six clients to find out if similar results could be derived. The significant differences in the overall results of the BSRI, SPS, and CR were analyzed through statistical inference using T-test and ANOVA.The results were:1. Feedback from clients revealed positive changes on the outcome variable, within the context of the theoretical framework.2. DAP test results revealed a decline in the number of homosexual indicators in the three posttests drawings of four clients.3. Sexual Preference Scale showed that preferences that had something to do with declining pattern of the unwanted behavior--same-sex preference--significantly declined one week after therapy. Preference scales involving heterosexual behaviors, significantly increased on the third month after therapy.4. Client's Self-Report supported the results of the Sexual Preference Scale.

5. BEM Sex-Role Inventory showed an increase in the male characteristics/traits over the female in the post-tests, both after one week and after three months.6. NLP techniques were found to significantly effect changes on the same-sex preference of the six ego-dystonic male homosexuals. The results on the NLP effects were validated qualitatively by the clients' feedback and self-report and quantitatively, through T-test and Analysis of Variance statistics.On the basis of the findings, it can be concluded that NLP Techniques are potent in removing unwanted same-sex behaviors immediately. Heterosexual behaviors on the other hand, take time to be internalized, implying a need to conduct further assessment beyond the third month of follow up.The study shows a significant positive change in the ego-dystonic male homosexual's unwanted same-sex preference after the clinical treatment. This notable finding gives hope to those who feel the problem of living an unwanted lifestyle incompatible with their belief and conscience.

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

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323 leaves ; computer print-out.


Dissociation (Psychology); Psychotherapy; Gay men; Change (Psychology); Neurolinguistic programming

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