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the best Course or Therapy for You.
will have your own considerations when choosing the right course
or therapy for you - these may include value for money, quality
of materials, experience of trainer/therapist, or simply just your
positive intuitive feeling on reading a website or brochure.
Here are some of the criteria you may wish to consider, and our
Word on Convincers
A "Convincer" is a trainers
term for a trick to demonstrate to a trainee that they have achieved
change. These include such things as "Arrow Breaking",
"Board Breaking", "Fire Walking" and so forth.
However, these practices are never dangerous (arrow breaking rests
the arrow on a point of the neck covered in cartiledge and bone,
so requires no skill or preparation to perform) otherwise the insurers
would want to know! So, trainers have to 'psych up' the participants
to believe that they will have the confidence to do an apparently
'risky' activity (boards are usually weakened in advance) that they
couldn't do without their training & confidence-building.
In my book, this is not only a 'cheap
trick' but demonstrates a non-respectful attitude (see below). The
trainer is installing a negative belief only to remove it again
to demonstrate something that should be demonstrated by the trainees
own skills and confidence learnt in the training.
I refer you to the Karate Kid II film,
where the master and his young pupil walk by a competitors extravagent
poster showing a guy breaking a log in half. "Hey," says
the excited pupil to his elderly master, "can you do that?"
"Don't know," replies the
master, "never been attacked by tree".
Ensure your Trainer has over
five years of training experience and ten years of NLP experience.
Many NLP Trainers have only one year of NLP training and may have
only just become Trainers!
This is important to ensure
your Trainer can answer your questions, demonstrate flexibility
and apply NLP or Hypnotherapy to your areas of work.
"I was introduced
to NLP by a drunk Salesman in Geneva in 1986! For twenty years now
I have been learning and teaching NLP and many related subjects."
Good Value for Money.
There is no standardisation
to pricing for courses. I have priced my courses in respect of the
market, the most beautiful venue in England and my own costs in
producing excellent training materials - even the Hypnotherapy Foundation
Manual is over a hundred pages of material written by myself for
this course - I do not use 'template' manuals downloaded or purchased
include materials from two thousand years ago to the day before
the course starts - including access to a library of rare works
on NLP & Hypnotherapy at our disposal."
Deep Content Simply
Does your trainer understand
teaching methods such as 4MAT to deliver content in a simple way
and respond to your learning style?
It is difficult, I'm sure
you may have found, to work through the un-regulated nature of NLP
& Hypnotherapy Training. My work with the GHSC keeps me informed
as to the status of regulation, and it looks unlikely that any such
regulation will be enforced for many years (despite what other courses
Ensure you ask what license/validation
you will achieve on your courses and what they are 'worth'. Ensure
they are UK-based!
"I chose to
work within the GHSC and Hypnotherapy Society as they are working
with the medical profession to achieve a high standard of ethics
and regulation. If regulation is enforced, my students will be best
placed to meet - even exceed any likely criteria - including supervision
NLP in particular tends to
attract a wide range of students and trainers - the beauty of its
flexibility and range of application! However, not every NLP Trainer
will be right for you.
Motivational and Business Gurus
are not often suited for considered therapeutic work - Counsellors
are not always great public speakers! Ensure that your trainer has
a wide range of experience, and ask about their attutude to clients.
"It sounds corny,
but I honestly feel honoured every time a client chooses to work
with me and respect their bravery at challenging their limitations.
In respect of that, I believe integrity of the relationship should
Source of Training
Find out more about your Trainer
and his training. Has he studied with one or both of the co-founders
of NLP; Richard Bandler and John Grinder? Have they studied under
any of those respected in Neo-Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, such as
Steven Gilligan? Masters of Sleight of Mouth like Doug O'Brien?
Indeed, before choosing your
courses, can you actually talk to your Trainer or even meet them
for a day?!
"As most NLP
& Hypnotherapy requires rapport and integrity, it is important
that you get your trainer and have a good alignment to their attitude.
It is important that your trainer is involved in the environment
in which they are training, and not just a trainer!"
At the Feet of the Masters?
NLP was developed over 30 years ago - and
many trainers are still teaching methods from that time - However,
Bandler, Grinder and others have constantly evolved and refined
their earlier techniques.
Ask when was the last time your trainer
studied with either of the Masters of NLP? Are you going to be
taught old stuff or up-to-date NLP?
Good Training Delivery.
Is the course going to be fun? What have
other people said about it? What may they not have said?
Try this NLP yourself on your trainer -
Ask your trainer why you shouldn't go on their course!
If they quickly say they can't think of any reason, they've
never thought about it!
Have confidence that the training you are
going on is going to be delivered to you!
Wide Range of Approaches.
One of the keys of NLP is flexibility of
response. This is gained from good training and experience. Ensure
your trainer or therapist has a wide range of approaches; whether
it be NLP or Hypnotherapy, or training and experience in business
or with your type of issue. Do they understand cultural differences
- have they trained globally?
Academic & Contemporary.
Is the course up-to-date with the latest
academic research in hypnotherapy and NLP, and Neurology, Psychology
and related fields? What about the News? Does your trainer appreciate
the impact of new regulation on your business or work?
Is the training grounded in the history
of NLP & Hypnotherapy, which is often clouded by hearsay and
obscurity? It is important that you get to know about the 'hidden
depths' of the field as well as contemporary arguments happening
on NLP Forums today!
Will you get lots of practical experience?
Not only with each other, but with your trainer, and perhaps unsuspecting
members of the public?!
"Much of the joy in training,
both as a Trainer and a Student, comes from novel ways of learning
- the learning experience is best undertaken with surprise and
laughter. That's often how we learn the things that we remember
for ever! So, prepare for the sudden appearance of a Metronome,
the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and an Oscilloscope, amongst other
One student recently said; "The
first day was a bit of a blur, and I wasn't quite sure where I
was. Then, when you asked me the on the second day to come up
with different methods of intervention with a weight-loss client,
and I came up with fifteen 'off the top of my
head' I realised that there was something else going on!"
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Our training courses
are validated by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
(Hypnotherapy training) and the Society of NLP (NLP training)
and come with uniquely written materials, and multimedia presentations
suitable to a range of learning styles. An after-course Forum
provides opportunity for support and continuous development,
and all training includes invitation to an annual review meeting
for updating your skillset. For Free!
You will be certified as
an NLP Practitioner and/or Master Practitioner licensed by
the first and largest Society of NLP, and/or Hypnotherapist
within the GHSC, an organisation moving towards self-regulation.
These bodies ensure the highest standards are met in all training.
Our personal Hypnotherapy
and NLP sessions are available for a range of issues, including
Phobia Treatment, General Anxiety Disorders, Weight Loss,
Smoking Cessation and Eating Disorders. You will be pleasantly
surprised by the experience of utilising your own unconscious
processes for rapid change-work.
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