About Anil

Anil is an eminent facilitator in the field of human development. He is internationally certified NLP Master Practitioner and Gestalt Therapist. He owes his therapeutic skills to Dr. Richard (Dick) McHugh SJ PhD. - his guru and mentor.


He was introduced to NLP in 2007 when he first met Fr. Dick at the NLP batch he conducted at The Retreat House, Mumbai. He went on to then complete all other courses taught by Fr. Dick - Advance, Gestalt, Tools of the Spirit and Health. 

Everything Anil does today in the NLP classroom is imbibed from Dick. Anil’s key to success is the ability to believe in the miracle of life and to be fully present in the “Here and Now”.

Anil is among the first in India to be sharing the skills, tools and techniques of the original code NLP and Gestalt Therapy; at par with the international standards of the founding members. He is recognized for bringing success in various fields of life using the wisdom gained from his extensive experience as an academician, key note speaker, therapist, coach and facilitator.

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If you doubt your power,

you power your doubt.

Gratitude for the Learnings


Anil in USA - at the UCSC Campus studying with Robert Dilts.


Anil travels to Russia to meet Judith Deloizer - The 1st Lady of NLP


Anil with Fr. Richard 'Dick' McHugh - where he began his journey of NLP


In the classroom of redwoods with Robert Dilts

Dick McHugh

" I have seen Dick live and love, fight, practice, challenge and provide awareness for close to a decade.  


He did not age as we usually think; instead age brought in him and increased ability to live in the present. Like wine gets better with age, so over time did he excel at the art of NLP.

He evolved at a steady mellow pace blending teaching, therapy playing loving and writing as the need emerged. 


Dick McHugh was my mentor, my guide, my inspiration, my guru, my ode."

Dick was introduced to the subject in 1980. He gained a deeper understanding of his own psychology, physical environment and most importantly religion through NLP.


NLP gave him clarity, it came as calm, mentally equipping him to deal with things in a healthy manner. His inspiration came from Buddhism, Judaism and Sufi tradition, integrating these beliefs and learning made him feel at ease.

Dick was the only Gestaltian alive. Gestalt thought him that the resources necessary to find the answers are within one’s self.

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Love is 100% participation in life. Know that the one you love will be taken away from you; know that if you love, your heart will be broken Also, know that everything you hold dear is changing, is impermanent and will die.
 - Fr. Richard 'Dick' McHugh S.J. PhD.

Global Lectures

Dick Mchugh’s knowledge imparted to me has been the greatest asset throughout my career. My Journey in NLP is sponsored by these giants, they who had seen me for who I am and for what I can be, and its truly a blessing. They have been more than teachers, more than my unicorns. My success is due to your support and mentor ship. I have learned to be a more effective human being and for that I cannot thank them enough. When I walked in those doors, I knew nothing, now I know a little more and for much of it I have you to thank. Thank you for fuelling my passion. Thank you for proving it to me its always okay but how you rise determines how far you go.

I take 100% responsibility of my life.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants 

Anil Thomas with Robert Dilts at the prestigious UCSC in California 2019

I am grateful to my teachers, who made my life more meaningful through their teachings. I would like to thank Dick, because of who my purpose of living completely changed. It is through them, that I have achieved my goals, in ways I could have not imagined years ago. Their direction, motivation & guidance, helped me in being who I am and what I am today. I also thank the sponsors, for the upmost contributions towards the company and the society.

Anil Thomas with Richard (Dick) McHugh SJ PhD. in Mumbai

Anil Thomas with Judith Delozier (Judy) in Moscow 2018

Anil Thomas with Halboms (Tim and Kris) UCSC in California 2019

NLP is a tool that I believe can help many individuals in various ways, contributing towards the well being of the person. NLP helps in taking control of one’s life and bringing clarity within us. It’s my mission to spread NLP across the globe, to make it more known and accessible to the people in India, and abroad, and to teach them different tools that may change their approach towards life.

Dick, as a teacher, inspired me to learn NLP and make it known in India. It was he, who’s approach towards NLP not only made me love the subject, but also made me believe in changing life’s of others through NLP. I want the younger generation and older too, to understand NLP and the impact it has on one’s life. I want people to learn the NLP tools, and keep teaching and spreading among the masses in India. It’s the people who contribute towards the growth of a healthy environment.

Anil Thomas with Suzie Simth -  California 2019

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Once you moved on to that deeper level, then alternate cosmologies become very attractive and common sense

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