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The purpose of this research was to study the effects of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) on anxiety of freshmen students. The sample consisted of 58 freshmen students of faculty of education, Burapha university in academic year 2015, who had an anxiety score of the anxiety state-trait anxiety ≤ 35 scores. The sample was divided into two groups: experimental and control group, by a process of simple random sampling. Each group consists of 29 freshmen students. The research instruments were the anxiety state-trait anxiety inventory and the NLP counseling program with global unconscious reframing technique which were designed by the researcher. The counseling program consisted of 2 sessions, 40-60 minutes per/ session. The research study was divided into three phases: the pretest phase, the posttest phase and 2 weeks follow-up phase. The data were statically analyzed by utilizing a repeated measures analysis of variance and paired-different test by Newman-Keuls.
The results revealed that the interaction between the method and the duration of the experiment was found statistically significant (p < .05). The freshmen students in the experimental group had the anxiety score lower than those in the control group in the pretest phase statistically significant (p < .05). The freshmen students in the experimental group had the anxiety score lower than those in the control group in the follow-up phase lower than in the pretest non statistically significant. The freshmen students in the experimental group had the anxiety score in the posttest phase lower than in the pretest phase statistically significant (p < .05). The freshmen students in the experimental group had the anxiety score in the follow-up phase lower than in the pretest non statistically significant.
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