Can you sustain the skills you learned in a course?
And develop self-mastery that you carry into all parts of your life.
Have you ever attended courses where you felt great and seemed to have gained improvement, but three weeks later, you found yourself back in the same old rut, having the same old problems. You began to wonder whether you missed out something important, or you should go for another course. Sounds familiar?
Just like those who enjoy taking courses for improvement, all of us at Mind Transformations have our fair share of such experiences.
We’ve learned that any changes we make in courses can be short lived. Knowledge, tools, techniques and even strategies— they remain as “intellectual fascinations” in our mental museum, UNLESS we can turn them into a practice, a way of life.
This is why at Mind Transformations, we measure the effectiveness of our class by our participants’ Competence and Confidence.
- Competence is a set of well defined criteria to benchmark skill level.
- Confidence is how much trust our participants have in themselves to behaviourally execute what they learn.
The 6 most important markers to benchmark our NLP Practitioners’ Competency level:
Rapport – the ability to identify gaps in communication and fill them;
Linguistic Markers – the ability to pick up verbal markers and ask the right questions to clarify situations;
Flexibility – the ability to adapt to the preferred communication style of others;
Feedback – the ability to be aware of how one’s thoughts and actions affect situations and the ability to adjust accordingly;
Pacing & Leading – the ability to influence conversations using verbal and nonverbal pacing & leading skills;
State management – the ability to mentally rehearse and maintain the mental and emotional states that are supportive of the desired performance.
Confidence is benchmarked by how naturally one can apply NLP into one’s conversations and to solve problems.
The ultimate state is to no longer think about what technique you need to use, but have the self-trust to know that what you do, what you think, and who you are – are all in alignment. This is confidence.
An NLP Practitioner is not someone who’s able to explain NLP in 5 different ways. She practises NLP in her conversations, helps others with positive intentions, and is able to sustain a high level of self-motivation, long after the training is done.
The COMPETENCY BUILDING FRAMEWORK (CBF) is our training structure for sustainable skills development.
This framework did not come to us in a year; not even in five. It is a distillation of the feedback we’ve got from our participants over our past 20 years about how they’ve integrated NLP in their daily lives, and how competent and confident NLP Practitioners were made. We’ve noticed that there’s a system to competency building.
It is a combination of 4 things that we’ve designed into our programme:
- Real Life Development Outcomes
- Deep Practice & Routine Change
- Incremental Feedback
- The Learner to Facilitator Journey
All our participants work on real life outcomes that they care deeply about.
They set an Outcome they can achieve in 4 months, and then progressively work on it throughout the course.
Everything in the NLP course is designed to help them overcome difficulties, inner conflicts and gaps in skills that prevent them from reaching their outcomes. It is all about Deep Practice and Routine Change—how to make change a part of their daily lives.
We provide Incremental Feedback through our coaching and quality supervision. It is about helping people achieve finesse in their skills, and nudging them to reach a higher standard, even when they don’t believe they can.
The entire course is taught with Brain-Compatible Teaching Strategies that enhance learning retention and promote competency. Many people believe that you need 10,000 hours of practice to be competent. Well, we firmly believe that you can achieve competency in less than 10,000 hours – with the CBF system.
Finally, once you’ve completed the NLP Practitioners course, you can progress to being a Facilitator. The difference between a Learner and a Facilitator is that a Facilitator knows how to break concepts down into teachable chunks and transfer their competencies to others. When you arrive at this level, you cannot not be confident and competent.
Every positive change starts with a small DEFINITIVE step.
Let us help you get started.
If you want to start seeing positive differences in your life, you know you need to do something different. You may have many things you want to improve or many gaps you want to fill, so let our NLP consultants help you see the connection between all these things, and then link them to ONE skill that will give you the highest leveraging power.
Imagine it is like turning the most important gear in a system:
When you improve ONE thing, the rest of the things you want will fall into place. This is what we do best – working on the ONE leveraging point.
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They’re always happy to share with you how they use NLP, and how you too can really benefit from it. The NLP consultation is complimentary, and we take only 4 people per week.