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Introduction to NLP
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Introduction to NLP
Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP is a behavioural model that studies the patterns (programming) of how excellent individuals think (the brain=neuro), communicate (linguistic) and move to become successful.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming provides all of us with the tools and processes to uncover these patterns of success, to discover and eliminate ineffective behaviours that sabotage our goals. NLP techniques are widely used in the fields of education, counselling, business, personal development and more.
NLP was created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1976. Richard Bandler’s background was in mathematics and gestalt therapy and John Grinder was well versed in linguistics. They sought to formulate a practical model of therapy and counselling, with explicit skills and techniques, by observing the patterns of excellence in Fritz Perls (creator of Gestalt Therapy), Virginia Satir (renowned family therapist) and Milton Erickson (founder of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis). They then formalised their modeling techniques, which were later used to model experts from diverse fields of professional communication, including psychotherapy, business, hypnosis, law and education.
NLP’s basic premise is that the human brain functions similarly to a computer, which executes ‘programmes’ or mental strategies in ordered sequences of instructions (or internal representations). NLP specifically and objectively measures and identifies the physiological state and mental strategies a person is using at any point in time, and provides specific means to change and improve the mental and physiological state of the person.
Present State + Appropriate Resources –> Desired State
Excellence and mastery come from having many choices; wisdom comes from having multiple perspectives. With NLP, you’ll have and perceive more choices available in the world around you – helping you to be more effective.
To improve the quality and effectiveness of your performance, NLP techniques focus on the thought processes that influence your behaviour. It identifies, uses and changes patterns in these thoughts so that you become more masterful.
Some common, easily attained benefits are:
Quick rapport building with people
Enhanced communication with others and yourself
The ability to influence and motivate people
Managing your emotions and personal composure
The breaking of unproductive and unhealthy habits, such as procrastination, over-eating etc.
Resolution of self-sabotaging and conflicts
Turning limiting beliefs into empowering ones
Heightened creativity and ability to learn
Release of destructive relationships; enhanced or attraction of rewarding relationships
Powerful coaching skills to assist others in achieving their goals
Expanded belief of what is possible for you
Discovery or reinforcement of your purpose in life
And much much more…
Individuals who are seriously pursuing their personal and/or professional excellence.
Whether you are already succeeding in your profession, having some difficulties, transitioning into a new position or starting in a new industry, NLP techniques can help you achieve, maintain and enhance excellence. While these trainings bring you closer to achieving your professional goals, you will find that the “Life Skills” you learn will dramatically affect every aspect of your life. You will experience significant improvement in your relationship with others and most importantly, yourself.
Managers & entrepreneurs use NLP to develop strong teams and relationships. Negotiation & problem solving sessions are enhanced to create solution oriented, win-win approaches. You can dramatically reduce mis-communications and increase productivity with the precision and effectiveness of the NLP model.
- Alvin Yap
Sales professionals learn to build strong rapport, elicit & fulfill the criteria & values of clients and develop effective strategies for handling buyer's remorse or future objections so that the sales is long term & mutually satisfying. With the mastery of NLP language patterns, you will be able to sell with an irresistible influence.
- Maggie Gunning
Trainers & educators learn new paradigms for inspiring and engaging students and effective techniques to deal with challenging learning environment. You will be able to identify your own, and your students' learning strategies and thinking preferences. This will enable you to develop a more effective delivery.
- Rugayah Kassim
Mental Health Professionals learn new skills and applications that supplement their own techniques and gain additional insights into helping clients make the changes that support their own healing process.
Artists, musicians, writers & actors overcome inner blocks and enhance creativity. Learn specific skills that will help you promote yourself and your work as a professional. You will learn how to connect to your unlimited inner resource and accelerate your abilities to express, create and perform.
Medical professionals learn healing techniques that improve their clients' recovery rate. You also learn how to elicit quality information from your clients and help them to become more comfortable and receptive to treatment.
Massage therapists, chiropractors & physiotherapists learn effective verbal and psychological skills that will reinforce healing and relaxation. Communicate with confidence and begin to facilitate powerful healing by understanding the psychosomatic relationship between your client's mental well-being and physical health.
Lawyers, athletes, entertainers, parents, students - in fact anyone who interacts with people in any capacity, or desires personal enhancement, can definitely benefit from learning NLP.
Beyond the hype and misconceptions that surround NLP, there are practical tools and skills that allow you to move toward personal mastery, thereby manifesting what you want with meaning and purpose.
Modeling – NLP allows you to reverse-engineer your own and others’ successes, replicate them and even teach them to others.
Versatility – NLP helps you develop the capability to deal with diversity and adapt to changes in life.
Consolidation – NLP lets you connect the dots of what you have experienced and learnt in life, integrating them to serve you better.
Clarity – NLP cuts through the clutter and helps you define what you want clearly.
Meaning – With clarity, you can put meaning back into whatever you intended to achieve in the first place. NLP helps you to align your actions to what you deem important for you.
Operationalisation – Even with all of the above, you will still continue to stay where you are unless you translate all your intelligence and knowledge into clear, distinctive and measurable steps, processes and strategies. NLP allows you to turn your vision into action through mindset and behavioural changes.
NLP can only be mastered experientially. People may present very similar problems or behaviours, but each person has a different psychological make-up and way of viewing the world. NLP training gives you hands-on competence to deal with each unique situation confidently.
Training will guide you to:
Understand how you create your subjective reality
Customise your NLP techniques to fit each unique individual
Practice your new skills with live subjects
Get immediate, quality feedback from the trainer and the participants
Grow from strength to strength with fellow participants, as you share discoveries and enrich yourself
All this can only be possible when you work with “live clients”.
At Mind Transformations, we offer the complete NLP Practitioner Certification and NLP Master Practitioner Certification programmes.
Barney Wee, our certified NLP trainer, has studied with the original and key NLP developers, namely, Richard Bandler (The Society of NLP), Tad James (American Board of NLP, Time Line Therapy™ Association), Robert Dilts (NLP University). These certification programmes have been running since 1997, with several classes held consistently each year.
1. Does the organisation have a proven track record?
Can they prove that their graduates have made specific & measurable improvements in their personal & professional lives months/years after completing the programme?
2. Does the training material comprise work of several originators & innovators of NLP?
Not just one or two schools of thought, but a comprehensive and holistic approach?
3. Is the Certification recognised by the leading authorities of NLP?
Can they prove that their Certificate is recognised and accepted by leading NLP bodies such as The American Board of NLP, Society of NLP & NLP University, when you enrol for the NLP Trainers’ training in the USA?
4. Does the organisation offer you personal coaching & support?
Before, during and after your training?
5. How do you know if you can trust the trainer?
Have you heard what the graduates say about him?
How much of their business is through referrals (word of mouth)? Are you one of them?
6. Does the organisation offer Free Refreshers?
Can you come back for revision after you’ve graduated, to keep yourself updated on the latest developments?
7. Can you see the Training Materials (Course Outline & Content) prior to signing up for the programme?
How do you know what exactly you will gain out of the programme?
Will you tangibly acquire the skills stipulated in the Course Outline?
8. Post Training Support – What happens after you have completed your training?
Does the organisation provide value-added services on a regular basis?
Do they promote community engagement & networking among NLP Practitioners?
9. How does the organisation support continuous growth and enrich your learning? Can you continue your NLP training with them?
Do they have an NLP Advanced or Master Practitioner Certification programme?
Can you help facilitate subsequent classes, and learn even more?
10. How do you know you have earned your Certification?
Does the organisation have an Evaluation Process at the end of the programme?
If not, how can you be sure that you have mastered the skills and are able to put them into daily use?
Are you proud to engrave the title “Certified NLP Practitioner” on your name card?
Our Brand of NLP
Due diligence is essential towards gaining mastery in any field, including NLP. Through years of training and coaching, we have also come to understand what makes learning impactful and sustainable.
Rather than compressing more content within a given time, we emphasize on structure, comprehensiveness, depth and quality. With significant amount of time devoted to hands-on practice and quality feedback, we have been able to consistently nurture competent and confident NLP Practitioners, who are able to bring forth their inner potential and make a lasting difference in their lives.
To be certified an NLP Practitioner, the below criteria needs to be fulfilled:
|3 Course Assignments||30%|
|Final Day Evaluation||35%|
|70 / 100 = C.NLP.Pr|
In fact, we are the first of very few NLP training providers in the world who conduct evaluation for our participants. In NLP terms, this serves as a form of feedback on the Practitioners' competency in utilising the tools and techniques.
At Mind Transformations, we pride ourselves in upholding exceptional high standards for our NLP training. We are committed to help our graduates become competent and confident NLP Practitioners.