There are no resistant clients; there are only incompetent [less skilled] therapists.
NLP is generative.
NLP is based upon distinctions in sensory observation.
Good NLP is 90% information gathering and testing, and 10% changework.
Saying of John Seymour, NLP master trainer, may be more widespread.
Everyone is different, always check, never assume a pattern is universal.
Use whatever works.
Principle of utilization, originated: Milton Erickson, who was famous for turning peoples self-perceived defects, or limitations, to positive use.
If something can be done effectively and ecologically in ten minutes, don't spend an hour doing it.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got.
Sometimes worded: If what you are doing isn't working, try something [anything] else
Understanding is the booby prize.
Saying of John Seymour, master NLP trainer, to signify that effective change and/or learning is far more important than 'understanding', and that change does not always require interpretation and analysis. Originated with Milton Erickson who was notable amongst psychiatrists, because he would avoid "interpreting" back to the client (as described above)