What will I gain
from my NLP Training?
As so many people from so many different backgrounds
have used NLP to improve their communication and their lives,
it is wonderful that you will find your own benefits uniquely
to enable positive change in your life! The feeling of being able
to appreciate someone's world-view, and talk deeply to it can
touch your life in many ways, improving relationships at home,
work, and in your social life.
Here are some of the benefits you'll see from
learning to deepen your perception of the world and improve communication:
- Freedom from Limiting Beliefs
- Switching on a Positive Outlook
- Ability to Negotiate
- Ability to deal with negative people
- Overcoming social fears
- Presenting to groups
- Voice skills for hypnotic language
- Respectful questioning of other people's viewpoints
- Ability to change someone's state quickly
- Responding to other people's important values
- Releasing past events for good
- Motivation skills
- Working with Phobias
- Body Language Skills
When you see our syllabus, or talk to us, you'll
discover many other benefits of this NLP training, in Sales, Therapy,
Self-Development, Training, Coaching, Teaching - on our courses,
Dentists, Jet Pilots and Horse Whisperers have taken these skills
to whole new areas!
What is Neuro-Linguistic
You'll read on many NLP
Training sites that Neuro-Linguistic Programming is all about
the brain, language and change. Which is basically true. It is
taken that how you represent the world influences
your range of choices of behaviour, and that we can change
that representation to create more flexibility and freedom of
We ensure on our courses
that you get to appreciate the early development of NLP by Richard
Bandler and John Grinder, two very different people who came together
in the 1970's at Santa Cruz. They observed the magical work of
Fritz Perls (Gestalt Therapy), Virginia Satir (Family Therapy)
and Milton H. Erickson (Hypnotherapy) and developed their own
model of how these excellent therapists achieved
their remarkable results. That model includes language patterns,
observational skills, and other communications utilising the unconscious
processes that we all run in our brains!
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(Full Annotated Reading Lists included in courses)
Our courses include an
introduction to not only the 'basic' history of NLP, but also
unique insights into the early days of NLP, the history of hypnosis,
and most importantly the new developments that Bandler and Grinder
are making in NLP - from my recent experience on their courses.
Many NLP trainers have not trained with either of the co-founders
of NLP, few train with both, and often miss most of the developments
in NLP over the last thirty years!
What are some of
the ideas in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)?
Below are a few terms and a single presuppositon
of NLP you'll hear, which is often couched in jargon, trademarks
and Linguistic terminology. Ironic for a method of communication!
However, on our courses you will be guaranteed to understand the
application of these ideas in the real-world, often before the
'jargon' is given, thus leading to new skills and later the words
to describe the skills!
NLP Terminology (a few examples)
Representation Systems can be
described as the means by which the mind creates a map of its
environment. For example, one person might *see* pictures of certain
aspects of their world, whilst another might be more auditory
in some situations. Often, a person's language will denote their
major representation system in certain contexts, for example,
"I *hear* what you're saying" or "Do you *see*
what I mean?" Understanding this can help you achieve quick
rapport and appreciation of other people's ways of thinking. It
can also be turned on its head to give *you* totally different
ways of thinking about and resolving problems in your life.
Submodalities refer to specific
aspects of a representation, for example, if someone hears a sound
when thinking of a pleasant memory, that sound will have tone,
rhythm, location, volume, etc. By eliciting the submodalities
of a representation, that representation can be changed effectively
and permamently into a new state.
Strategies can be defined as
a sequenced set of processes moving through the represntation
systems. Such strategies can be elicited and mapped to other actions.
For example, you may have a strategy for avoiding opening up to
others. This strategy can be elicited and interrupted to allow
such opening, and also be used positively somewhere else in your
life - it may contain a useful way of becoming assertive for example.
As Bandler says, "why waste a strong behaviour pattern?!"
Rapport is the ability to appreciate
another's view of the world, allowing effective and open communication.
Great speakers can often gain rapport with a whole audience of
people in a matter of minutes, and this skill can be taught very
quickly. It also improves your ability to listen and understand
the language used by other people which in turn leads to a more
effective use of language yourself to gain rapport and trust.
Presuppositions of NLP (one example)
"The ability to change the process by which
we experience reality is more often valuable than changing the
content of our experience of reality."
There is a statement, from the field of General
Semantics, that "the map is not the territory". A classic
example of this is 'mind-reading' when you assume that you know
precisely what another person is thinking, and act on that assumption.
The rigorous structure of language used by a Master NLP Practitioner
can replace your map with a more accurate model of the environment
around you, allowing you more freedom and better chances of success
in your actions.
Two other principles of general semantics -
not so often quoted - are that "the map is never complete"
and "a map can be made of the map". In NLP terms, we
use the "meta-model" of communication to assist you
to find the "grey areas" in your map, and by clarifying
these areas, give you more options for action. In Magick we present
techniques for "stepping back" from your mental maps
to gain an overview of your lifescript (often using metaphors)
which can reveal surprising resources.
Arial, Trapped in the Tree.