Learn advanced NLP techniques that can be used to transform not only your own life, but the lives of those around you. Whether this is in business, sport or in a coaching capacity, the NLP Master Practitioner course will take your NLP training to another level.
Psychodynamics helps to explain the mind’s unconscious desires and beliefs and therefore plays a big role in NLP. The course introduces the theories behind psychodynamics and expands on how the brain works to formulate beliefs and the drives of the subconscious. With a better understanding of how the mind works, the course goes on to explain the framework of NLP and how it can be used to change beliefs and habits in a safe environment.
Building on your knowledge of psychological development, the NLP Master Practitioner Course will guide you through Erik Erickson's “Stages of Human Development” as well as Maslow's “Hierarchy of Needs”. You’ll look at how human thinking can be flawed, how to use cognitive restructuring to change thought patterns, and how the brain processes stress and anxiety.
One of the most important aspects of working with clients as an NLP Coach is building a good rapport with your clients. The course talks you though how to do this using both verbal and non-verbal techniques, with conversational hypnosis, advanced language patterns and empathetic listening techniques all covered, along with an outline of the four-stages of the counselling relationship.
As a species, we thrive on stories, whether in a song, poem, book or film, but their power is just applicable as a therapeutic tool. The NLP Master Practitioner Course explains how stories, and more specifically, metaphors, can help a client come to terms with and embrace change. You’ll learn how to create metaphors specific to your client’s needs, and be provided with examples of metaphors used for common problems, such as trying to quit smoking or lose weight. You’ll also learn how we structure our experiences through what is known as the “VAK Model”, how the model characterises each type of person, and how Gestalt Therapy can be used to help a client to develop a greater awareness of their thoughts, emotions, perceptions and understandings.
While the standard progressive relaxation form of hypnotic induction will work on almost everyone, it can be time-consuming. The NLP Master Practitioner Course guides you through several rapid induction techniques that will help speed up the process and give you more time to work with your client. Delving deeper you will discover the three states of the mind: Stress, Flow and Default Mode Network (DMN).
NLP is based on the idea that our ability to communicate is affected by our mental “filters”. NLP Meta Programs are one example of mental filters and are explained in the course, along with explanations of the 6 NLP presuppositions and the 4 pillars of NLP, and how keeping these in mind can help your work with clients. You’ll learn how to use NLP perception to help clients achieve success, use “Slight of Mouth” patterns in persuasion, how to change beliefs with covert hypnosis, and how to use the “Milton Model” to work with resistant clients and facilitate change.
As well as NLP’s practical theories, you will also go deeper into the purely theoretical side of the practice. The course explores quantum theory in NLP, humanistic neuro-linguistic psychology and its 3 basic presuppositions, and the multi-dimensional aspect of our thought processes and how that is represented through our language.
To advance your capabilities, in aiding your clients or yourself, the NLP Master Practitioner Course teaches you how to use, analyse and adjust strategies you have put in place and walks you through using the “7-Stage RESOLVE Model” to organise strategies.
Coaching is often confused with counselling but the two offer very different approaches and outcomes. The course explains the differences between the two and guides you through the basics of coaching and the skills you will need to be an effective NLP coach. You’ll learn about the “Pillars of Life” which outlines the various areas of our lives and the “Wheel of Life Exercise”, which highlights the areas that need attention, and the “Cartesian Coordinate Questions”, which will help your clients gain new perspectives and understanding of what inspires and blocks them when making decisions.
“Timeline Coaching” is an important NLP technique to master. It allows you to aid clients in rewriting their past and pre-writing their future, change meanings and associations of past bad experiences as well as installing empowering beliefs for the future. The NLP Master Practitioner Course gives an in-depth explanation of NLP timelines and the various ways you can use the technique to help a client reach their desired goals.
The “Meta Model” is covered in the course. This coaching tool helps you get to the root core of an issue, really understand someone’s viewpoint or model of the world, and gain insight into someone else’s way of thinking. The course also touches on behavioural modelling – observing and recreating successful behaviours.