Choosing an NLP Training
Choosing the right NLP training can be a challenge because there are
so many companies now offering NLP. Several years ago there were only
a few organisations offering NLP training and over the last few years
popularity has increased rapidly throughout the UK. Standards of Neuro Linguistic Programming training
do vary vastly as do the experience of the trainers - if you are about
to embark on learning some of the most effective techniques for taking
control of your mind and emotions, choosing an experienced trainer is
essential to give you confidence in your learning.
Here are some testimonials from past students
Life Changing – for myself and people around me… - Isabelle
I got a different perspective to look at things, people and my own
behaviour. It has added a lot to my self development – Shamoona
I though Tom’s style and approach was just right. He talks a lot
about using NLP ethically and his passion for the subject and its proper
use really shines through – Jon
I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to make a
worthwhile change – Camilla
Tom, you truly astound me with your amazing energy, passion, knowledge
and genuine love of NLP. This has been a lifechanging experience – Thank
you – Bindi
A life changing experience. Can’t wait to do the next course – eye
opening! – Jason
This training is excellent. The passion that Tom brings to the subject
is what makes it so enjoyable and certainly value for money. You cannot
put a price on what you learn during the training. – Carol
Highly recommended – Tom is one of the best trainers I have come
across. The course is well structured and excellently paced. – Rakesh
How powerful – not only professionally, but personally – Sheuli
‘Excellent, well structured, informative but easy to understand…I
can do anything that I choose’ – d keyes
‘Excellent…humour and congruence – you were a demonstration
of what you taught…really enjoyed it all’ P Adler
‘I can thoroughly recommend this training – it gave me new
insights and techniques to take back to my role as a family Doctor’ – Dr
How do you select the right training for you?
NLP trainings are not all the same. NLP courses can vary not only in
content, duration, and cost, but also the quality of training can vary
substantially. We frequently have people asking to redo their training
with us because they had trained with another organisation and were not
happy with the course.
With so many trainings available many people choose trainings that are
local to them, are low cost or just on the basis of whether the dates
are convenient. If you are investing your time, energy and money into
an NLP course, making a choice of NLP provider on these factors could
lead to disappointment.
When choosing a training do you want to choose the best course - if
so, then these are a few points to consider...
- How much experience does the trainer have? Recently NLP has become
very commercial and many people are doing rapid trainings and may even
become a trainer in less than a year. Would you want to train with
someone who has very little experience themselves in NLP?
- Find out about the experience of the trainer before starting a course.
- What organisations are they members of? There are many different
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) organisations around, many of which are often indirectly connected
to training organisations and may be more of a marketing tool than
a register committed to high standards.
- INLPTA is the world's only independent trainer's association committed
to upholding high standards in NLP. Training with an INLPTA certified
trainer is a good indication that you are training with someone who
is committed to high standards. When you find out about the organisations
the trainer belongs to, check out the organisation as well.
- There are American organisations and British organisations which
are more commercially oriented rather than having high standards -
does the organisation have a syllabus/standards to be maintained? Is
the organisation set up by people who run their own training company
with their own agendas?
- Does the training offer lots of certifications in a short training?
There are many 7 day courses which also offer certification in Hypnosis and Time Line. Would you want to go to a hypnotherapist who had only
done one day's training in hypnosis? NLP courses used to all be at
least 15 days long, so offering lots of certifications on a short training
might sound like a great incentive, however even with home study before
a training there will be core areas that are left out of the course.
If you want quality rather than quantity, then be prepared to invest
more time in different certifications.
- We offer a separate training in hypnotherapy lasting for 6 days leading
to certification as a hypnotherapist accredited by the General Hypnotherapy
Standards Council, the main British Hypnosis accreditation organisation.
Shorter hypnosis trainings are often only resognised by American organisations,
some of which you could join just after reading a book on hypnosis.
With our training you receive a well respected certification.
- How large are the class sizes? Some NLP trainings have huge numbers
of students on them. A class size of about 20 allows good interaction
between trainer and students, however 60 or more students can become
more of a show than a training. Large trainings may have lots of assistants
who have attended the trainings themselves, however the advantage of
smaller groups is that you can interact with the trainer who should
have a great deal more experience than assistants
- Be prepared to travel for the right course. Just because the training
is convenient, it may not be the best course. Several people have attended
our trainings after being disillusioned about NLP on another training.
If you can attend a training with an INLPTA certified Master Trainer
of NLP, this is a good way to know that your trainer is highly experience
and you should get the best experience out of your training.
- The highest quality NLP training companies may only offer a few trainings
each year. In order to be delivering the most up to date and highest
quality training, experienced trainers would struggle to offer Practitioner
Trainings every month because they also need to be involved in development.
So be wary of companies that offer lots of Practitioner Trainings throughout
the year - although they may fit in with your schedule you may want
to question whether the quality can be maintained with such a busy
schedule. Learning NLP is different from learning skills like IT -
it is about learning some of the most advanced principles for transformation
available so choose your trainer carefully