This week’s blog is about how for the first time in my life, I find myself involved with every NLP training programme over the next 3 months. I want to share what is special for me for each of these trainings.
In August, I am teaching alongside Robert Dilts and Judith Delozier on Master Practitioner and Master Trainer. In September I will be part of a similar team, teaching NLP Trainer Training in Crete. Later in September I will travel to Tbilisi, Georgia where I will teach Practitioner. I will then be back in London – again to teach Practitioner, starting in October.
Practitioner is always a treat. I see a group of people assembling each year and within a few short months it feels like a new family has been created. The connections and insights made in the groups are truly life changing. I recall Stephen Covey said that the best way to learn is to teach and personally, I find it a wonderful reconnection to just how powerful the ideas and change processes can be.
Master Practitioner is for those who want to go deeper. Not just to learn the modelling methodology behind NLP, but also the experience of incredibly powerful processes such as Reimprinting. Robert Dilts’ created this by augmenting an older technique in NLP called Recoding Decisions. During a dramatic session with a female client, she expressed a traumatic memory of her mother, but not as a frightened child, rather as an angry parent. Robert realised she had coded the memory from her mother’s perspective (not her own). He then created this process, with some help from the famous psychologist Timothy Leary, encouraging a client to re-enact an imprint or defining moment from their childhood. This is done not just from their own perspective, but also from the perspective of others who were present. This is a truly revolutionary process and often is the ‘magic ingredient’ to achieve a deep and sustainable healing.
Trainer Training not only covers advanced presentation skills, presenting NLP using NLP, but also the trainer’s vision and purpose. While Master Practitioner can be a very personal and transformational inner journey, people who attend this next level want to bring NLP into their (and the) world. This seems to light the ‘touch paper’ for people to want to connect to something bigger than themselves and the group really supports this. As I mentioned earlier, learning to teach NLP also deepens your understanding of it and adds to your mastery.
Master Trainer is for people who are very committed to the field, many of whom have their own training businesses, or work professionally in related fields. I attended the first ever such training in 2010 at NLPU with a group of really committed NLPers, many of whom I am still in touch with today. If Trainer Training helped me formulate a vision, this training solidified it along with an extraordinary group of international people: this set me on the path that allowed me to teach on such a training today – I feel genuinely honoured to do so.
The great thing about teaching every level of NLP, is that it means there is something for everyone. If you’re interested in finding out more about each course and would like to book, follow the links below:
NLP Master Trainer Training, NLPU Santa Cruz, 4th – 15th August 2019
NLP Master Practitioner Training, NLPU Santa Cruz, 4th – 17th August 2019
NLP Trainers Training, NLPU 400 Trainer and Consultancy Certification, Crete, 14th – 29th September 2019
NLP Practitioner Programme, London, 9th – 11th October 2019, 4th – 6th December 2019, and 22nd – 25th January 2020