The Perplexes Guide to NLP Training
A quick Internet search for NLP and NLP Trainers will turn up a bewildering array of courses, special offers, training gurus, and promises of personal power. With such a bewildering selection of possibilities, how will you know who to train with and where to get honest information about the true value of the courses on offer?
Here are a few things to think about when you make your decision.
1) What are your NLP objectives?
It’s not the most obvious question to ask, but it’s crucial to attaining your desired outcome. Some people are simply curious in NLP and the potential benefits it might provide. If this is the case, there are a lot of excellent resources accessible on the internet to assist you in understanding what NLP is and how it works. Avoid the more hectic websites that promise personal power, mental mastery, and enthralling encounters. Look for high-quality blogs and websites to visit. NLP Academy, Inspire NLP, SNLP, nlptech, Institute NLP are all examples of NLP organizations.
If you want to learn more, go to a one-day lecture or introductory workshop. This will provide you with a good understanding of NLP Training in Dubai. If you can’t find any workshops in your region, contact a local NLP Trainer or Registered Practitioner; they’ll nearly always be pleased to answer your questions or point you in the right direction.
If you want to use NLP in your work or business, or if you want to be a Coach or Therapist of some form, you’ll need to take a Practitioner Training course.
2) No two courses are alike
You should be aware that, at the time of writing, there is no one accrediting authority for NLP. This means that training bodies can be law unto themselves in respect of what constitutes the basis of their training. Having said that, there are minimum content guidelines for each of the three levels of NLP training (Practitioner, Master Practitioner, and Trainer).
The main cause of contention appears to be the manner in which each lesson is delivered and the duration of each class.
For example, you’ll learn about ‘on-line’ and ‘correspondence’ courses.
On the bright side, they don’t require much personal participation, but how can you learn communication patterns, intervention strategies, and rapport-building skills if you aren’t interacting with others under the guidance of a trainer?
‘Intensive classes,’ which can run anywhere from one to seven days, will be mentioned.
On the positive side, you’ll be able to complete the majority of the obligatory training. Where, on the other hand, can you find the time to think about the patterns and ideas you’ve identified, let alone put them into action with confidence? Trainers who conduct these ‘intensive courses’ usually emphasize the support materials, pre-learning, and the speed at which the unconscious mind can learn.’ Personal development, internalization of techniques, and re-evaluation of personal ideas and attitudes, even with the best resources, requires aid, care, and patience, according to this author and trainer. True, NLP abilities may be learned quickly and easily; yet, sharing and exploring experiences with others is at the heart of NLP.
The ‘long courses,’ which run about 20 days, will be discussed.
These courses can be structured in a variety of ways, but the purpose is always to allow for reflection as part of the learning process. These courses are slightly more expensive than the 7-day intensives, but they often entail more work, such as personal learning logs, a research project, and case studies.
Many professional training authority and NLP groups have concluded that professional level Practitioner Training requires at least 20 days of training. So, if you’re thinking about getting deeply involved in the NLP community, this is something to consider.
3) Take into consideration the trainers
Who will be in charge of your education and who will be in control of your education?
Many “intensive courses” with “celebrity trainers” do not give you continuous access to the “celebrity expert.” In reality, it is common for the ‘master’ to provide an introductory statement, followed by some demonstrations. The remaining portion of the lesson will be led by assistants who will guide you through the material. Keep in mind that some ‘celebrity’-led training programmes are held in large groups and in large venues, so you might be one of 80 or more learners seeking to gain personal, helpful feedback from the trainer.
What is their background?
This isn’t only about their NLP credentials; it’s also about their distinct emphasis, which will shape the content and “feel” of the course. Those types of incidents and scenarios are frequently used as examples and stories by a trainer with a sales or business experience. A trainer with a background in education or therapy will use their relevant skills to help you. You will likely get a lot more out of the course if your concentration or interests are comparable to those of the trainer.
b) The money you put into the course is precisely proportional to the money you earn out of it.
Here you can choose from three distinct sorts of investments.
The first is monetary in nature
It’s probable that an NLP Practitioner Training Course won’t come cheap. The cost of a Practitioner Level course varies greatly, but on average, it costs around £2,800. If they’re significantly lower, you should inquire about group size, trainer supervision, and whether the course fulfils minimum agreed-upon standards. (These are available on the internet, but Inspire NLP can gladly provide you with this information.)
If you make this kind of commitment, will the training organization support flexible payment options?
The second is concerned with the passing of time.
This includes not only the workshop and instructor-led teaching, but also the personal journal and project work required as part of the course. This extra effort is not required in all NLP courses. If they don’t, you should think about whether the course and the instructor are interested in helping you learn and grow.
Are you willing to put up the effort required to complete the course?
The third segment is entirely dedicated to you.
Are you ready to take charge of your own destiny? All of the students we’ve had the pleasure of guiding through their NLP training at Institute NLP or Inspire NLP have said the course has “changed their lives” and “relationships with others.”
Whether or not you go on to become an NLP Coach or Therapist, the process of learning NLP changes everyone; are you willing to be a part of that change?
4) IF YOU ASK, YOU WILL RECEIVE!
Most, if not all, NLP Trainers and Training Organizations would gladly answer any specific questions you may have. Don’t just rely on the information in their brochure or on their website. Make contact and, if necessary, schedule a quick meeting.
Consult the coach for more information.
They will receive support, monitoring, and one-on-one coaching throughout the course.
the types of workshop activities and learning assignments that will be included in the course
in terms of the smallest and largest groups
It would be wonderful if you could speak with someone who has attended the programme.
what their prior NLP students have accomplished as a result of their education
whether the trainer has contributed to non-company-related publications, research, or trainings
You can get a feel of who the course leader is by interacting with them.
You’ve made a large financial investment; at the absolute least, your trainer should devote some time to you.
Dr. Alan Jones is a motivational speaker, educational coach, and NLP trainer who has worked with a wide range of clients, including international organizations, educational authorities, professional training providers, and individuals. He is a certified de Bono Thinking Skills Consultant.
His coworkers admire not only his training and presentation skills, but also his wide range of interests. He is a magician, as well as a mentalist, writer, and broadcaster (Member of the Magic Circle).