Philippe Izmailov is an author, NLP practitioner, computer programmer, economist and teacher. He was born in Russia where he spent his childhood, which was frequently influenced by severe traumatic experiences, together with his single mother, who suffered from mental disorders. He did have a terrible youth, characterized by a lot of aggression, violence, blackmail, bullying and emotional abuse, mostly caused by his mother. In 2001 he came to the Netherlands. There his life started all over again. He resumed studying. After having graduated in Computer Programming and Finance, he went to England to study the English language. Being there, he spent some time meditating at a local Buddhist meditation center in Brighton. At Cambridge he got acquainted with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). After his return to the Netherlands, he studied NLP with The First Lady of NLP, Anne Linden, in Belgium. In 2010 Philippe got struck by a severe illness. He was being diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and he consequently became very heavily depressive, caused by his deeply rooted psychological traumas. Philippe had always been utterly interested in the functioning and backgrounds of the human mind and psyche. He applies his knowledge to develop a self-help method, which he defines as Mindfulness Based Trauma Treatment, and which he successfully employs for his own benefit by dealing with the effects of his psychological traumas. Read Philippe's blog.