What really makes NLP work?
Just a few days ago I met someone who when they heard I taught NLP, they didn’t realize people still did it because they thought it was some sort of a ‘fad’ that has passed!
Every year I work with hundreds of people and even years later hear how learning NLP has helped them change their lives and I’m really amazed how anyone could think NLP is some sort of passing ‘fad’.
Take a coaching client I saw just a few weeks ago. He had been out of work for almost a year and really had pretty much given up hope of getting a job in the near future, especially in the recession. He also had a real fear of interviews, which was clearly getting in the way of his performing well in any job interview.
I worked with him using a variety of NLP techniques to help work with overcoming the fear of interviews and also to help him feel empowered and motivated about getting a job. We also did some hypnosis to reinforce the work.
Within the next 7 days he had been offered 4 jobs – all of which were better than any job he had had previously!
NLP really works – it’s not some ‘fad’, it’s a toolkit of principles and techniques that you’ll use throughout your life to create the results you want. I’ve seen truly miraculous changes in people with NLP and hypnotherapy.
So why do some people have the wrong idea about NLP?
Well, when I first learned NLP back in 1990 the Practitioner courses were all at least 15 to 20 days long. Nobody thought about NLP as a ‘fad’ back then. It was only when the courses got shorter and shorter and hundreds of NLP courses suddenly sprang up that a change in attitude started.
Unfortunately your experience of NLP will only be as good as the training you attend, and there are only a few really good trainings out there – so if you are going to go on an NLP training, you need to pick your NLP trainer carefully! INLPTA was set up to help ensure that NLP trainers have been through a proper and in depth training.
The most important principles you begin with in NLP are the ‘legs of NLP’.
1 Know your outcome
2 Take action
3 Have sensory acuity to notice the feedback
4 Flexibility – change what you’re doing until you get the results you want
If you follow these steps on they’re own, you’re going to get better results in any area of life.
To learn more about them, it’s vital to attend a good NLP training. You can get good information from a book, but the experience of being there in the room and practically ‘doing’ NLP cannot be matched anywhere else!
Our next NLP Practitioner training is between October 3 – 9 in London. We also have a hypnotherapy certification module starting in September in London and a Master Practitioner in Scotland starting in September.