NLP PRACTITIONER SYLLABUS

The following is the NLP Practitioner Certification course outline. All of the detailed contents in this page will be covered during the course.

As opposed to a group training format, this one-to-one format the course direction and applications will be custom tailored to your personal needs, desires, and outcomes.  The style and delivery will be adjusted to your personal learning styles to maintain maximum retention and there is ample time to answer your personal questions and to make sure that the material can be applied to you and your personal life situations.  We operate from the framework that the brain learns best while having fun so we avoid taking ourselves too seriously and strive to make this life changing process enjoyable & humorous.


Day 1: The NLP Communication Model

Introduction to the NLP Communication Model – From inputting information through your senses and processing that information to the system outputs of your emotional states and behavior, learn how communication works within individuals such as yourself, as well as from person to person.

Sensory Representations – Gain awareness of the typically subconscious ”language of the mind” and how we subconsciously communicate within ourselves and to others. Learn why some of your communications have not been working, as well build skills to communicate more effectively with a larger range of people.

Meta-representational system of language – Learn how we use symbols and codes (i.e. language) to represent (at an even higher level) the sensory representations in our mind, and become more effective in your spoken and written communications.

Levels of Referencing and Representing – Gain understanding about the never ending self-reflexive chain of our thoughts about our thoughts, and how to gain awareness and control over this process in yourself and others.

Eye Accessing Cues – The eyes are the windows to the soul, well, at least they are the windows to our internal processing. Learn how to recognize and utilize the secret clues that give you insight into the minds of the people with whom you communicate with.


Day 2: Mind-Body States

Mind-Body States –  Neuro-Linguistic states and Neuro-Semantic states – What are states, how do they work? Learn valuable skills and strategies to gain access to your most resourceful states in the moments when you need them.

Calibrating States – Skills to gain ever-increasing sensory acuity in recognizing the mind-body states of others and the subtle shifts in those states that may be meaningful.

Rapport Building – Rapport is the foundation of all relationships, relationships within your self as well as with others. It is easy to communicate with people who are like you. Gain valuable skills and tools to increase your flexibility in relating with just about anybody, even people who are unlike you or people that you may have found puzzling.

Anchoring in All Sensory Systems – Gain the skill to put yourself into the resourceful state of your choice in an instant, as well as the power to give this tool to others that you come into contact with.

Recognize and Utilize ‘Sub-Modalities’ – Gain skill in controlling the typically unconscious structures of the movies in your mind, and take control over your habitual states and ultimately your future.


Day 3: Language Patterns & Thinking Patterns

The Meta-Model of Language – The 12 linguistic distinctions of the Meta-Model and the precision questions for uncovering specificity – Do you ever speak to yourself in a way that is unresourceful? Do others around you speak in an unresourceful way at times? Have you ever been involved in a misunderstanding or had trouble getting your message across? Gain skill in taking the meta-representational system of your language and bring it back to the experience that it was meant to describe in order to find more useful descriptions and ultimately create a more resourceful reality for yourself and for others.

Advanced Goal-Setting Techniques – If you don’t know or care where you are heading then it doesn’t matter which choices you make in life. If you are unclear about your desired outcomes in life, you will get unclear results. Beyond SMART goals, the NLP goal-setting skills put you in the driver’s seat when it comes to making the future that you desire into a reality, and all of your outcomes along the way.

Meta-Programs – Gain awareness and understanding about the habitual patterns of thinking that you have developed throughout your life and how they differ from the patterns of others. These patterns are the structure of Personality.  Gain skill in detecting your own patterns and expanding your possibilities for personal and professional growth, and gain skill in recognizing the patterns of others to communicate to them in a way that builds rapport and understanding while breaking through communication barriers.


Day 4: Meta-States

Meta-States – The Meta-States model of Neuro-Semantics has been called “the model that ate NLP”.  Meta-States (Neuro-Semantic states) go beyond our typical mind-body states and set our frame-of-references that govern all of the lower levels.  When we think about our thoughts or feel about our feelings, the higher thought organizes and modulates all of the thoughts contained within, which makes them much more powerful and pervasive than our lower level mind-body states. The quality of our states and especially the quality of our meta-states determines the quality of our life. Learn to understand how you have been meta-stating yourself in order to effectively manage your lower mind-body states (Neuro-Linguistic states) and learn processes to build customized designer states for any situation.

Meta-States as Beliefs – Neuro-Semantics finally makes clear the structure of how to turn thoughts into beliefs and to turn beliefs into mere thoughts.  Gain skill in managing this process for your self and others to downgrade limiting beliefs as well as to install the empowering beliefs you deserve.

Meta-Stating Submodalities – Delve deeper into the structure of the representations in your mind and learn how the so called ‘submodalities’ are actually meta-modalities. Learn why the submodality patterns won’t work in certain contexts, learn how to overcome that resistance as well as learn processes and gain skill in manage these structures for higher self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and self control.

Framing –  Even more important than working with the Internal Representations of the mind is the power of Framing Experience.  The higher frames organize and modulate all of the thoughts contained within, which makes them much more powerful and pervasive than our lower level frames and representations. Learn the 7 directions of framing to become skilled at de-constructing beliefs/meanings, creating new meanings, outframing meanings and reframing meanings with ease.  Become skilled at framing gives you a powerful tools to control you own subjective reality, to generate more resourceful outlooks on life, improve your negotiation skills, change beliefs with ease, and develop powerful skills for overcoming objections.


Day 5: Strategies & Modeling

NLP Strategy Model – Most of the time our communication follows a set of habits and patterns and NLP teaches us how to flex our behavior to get more productive results if something isn’t working. Practice how to elicit strategies of excellence from others in order to replicate those strategies within your self and teach them to others. Practice eliciting and installing strategies for understanding, learning, motivation, believing, spelling, love, influencing, decision making etc.

The SCORE Model – The SCORE model provides a way to consider many of the basic components that go into effective problem solving and enables us to sort out and organize data. The SCORE model is an NLP tool for effectively moving from present state to desired state and offers us the most basic NLP pattern for working with subjectivity.


Day 6: Time-Lines & Trance

Time Lines – eliciting, changing, and utilizing

Time-Lines as Meta-States - Exploring the levels and different types of time

Milton Model – The linguistic distinctions for influence, persuasion, trance, and public speaking. The tonal distinctions that make for a hypnotic voice.


Day 7 - 8: Patterns of Excellence & Assessment

NLP Patterns within this Program:

In the NLP Practitioner Certification Training you will Learn, practice, and gain skill in the following processes from NLP & Neuro-Semantics...

  • Rapport
  • Calibration
  • Pacing and Leading
  • Eye Accessing
  • Triple Description – Perceptual Positioning
  • Swish
  • Circle of Excellence
  • Move Rewind (Trauma Relief, Fast Phobia Cure, VK Dissociation)
  • Eliciting States
  • Collapsing Anchors
  • Meta-Model of Language: Patterns of deletion, generalization and distortion
  • Expanding Meta-Programs
  • Well-Formed Outcome Pattern
  • Basic Meta-Stating
  • Reframing Criticism
  • Conscious Reframing
  • Six-Step Reframing
  • NLP Belief Change
  • Meta-Yes Belief Change
  • SCORE Model
  • Releasing Negative Emotions
  • Overcoming Anxiety
  • Decision Destroyer
  • Re-Imprinting
  • Finishing Unfinished Business
  • Visual Squash
  • Strategy Elicitation & Utilization
  • Effective Selling
  • Negotiating for Agreement
  • Having Great Meetings

I block out a maximum of 8 days of 1-1 certification work per month and I am conscious of who I choose to work with so there is an application process to make sure that we are on the same page and that our values are aligned.  If you are genuinely interested in learning the material and using it for improving your life and the lives of others then I look forward to working with you!

Apply Here