NLP Practitioner with All About You and Peter Freeth
Welcome to this 8 day online NLP Practitioner training, it's wonderful to have you in the group. These joining instructions will help you to prepare and gain the maximum value from the learning experience and if you have any other questions or special requests, just get in touch by email, phone, or using the contact form on this website.
I recommend that you access the Online NLP Practitioner Foundation course - an online course in 8 short video lessons that is a great primer or reminder for the Practitioner training. It's split into a number of modules and the whole course takes about 2 hours to complete.
The Zoom sessions will be recorded and you'll find the links to watch and download here. I will keep the recordings online for as long as I can but I do encourage you to download them to your own computer because they will be deleted by September to clear space in my Zoom account. Note that these are large files which won't download to an external USB drive as the file limit for FAT32 is 4Gb, and some of these files will be bigger than that. You can either download only the lower quality files, or you can download to your internal hard drive which is formatted to NTFS, or you can use an external drive formatted to NTFS.
Mid-course self study:
Read the Presuppositions of NLP and consider how they apply to you and how they might influence how you interact with a client
Try the Eye Accessing Cues exercise with a friend or colleague
If you wish, try the Elman induction with a willing friend, using the Well Formed Outcomes method to create the suggestion
The course runs on each of the following days from 13:30 to 20:00 HK time (06:30 to 13:00 UK time)
Module 1: April 21 - 24 2022
Module 2: April 28 - May 1 2022
Please make sure that you are online shortly before the start times and after breaks to ensure you have time to resolve any technical problems.
There is no requirement for 'homework' outside of these times, though many students do like to read through the manual and practice with friends and family. Either is fine.
If you want to meet up with other students to practice in between the training modules, you can use the same Zoom link to do that.
Online NLP Practitioner Foundation course - an online course in 8 short video lessons that is a great primer or reminder for the Practitioner training
genius.li/youtube - my YouTube channel with lots of demonstration videos and tutorials
A demonstration of the Kinaesthetic Squash - watch all the way to the end as there's an analysis of what you can notice
A demonstration of a coaching session using NLP (53 minutes)
A demonstration of the Six Step Reframe (40 minutes)
Since this training is taking place online during shorter than usual hours, and since you'll be at home, we'll be taking two 30 minute breaks instead of two short breaks plus lunch. This brings our total training time to the same level as for the classroom-based courses.
The break times will be at approximately 15:30 and 17:30 - these times will be slightly flexible because of demonstrations, practice sessions etc
To get the best experience from your investment in this training, I recommend the following:
- Watch any tutorials and join the live sessions on a desktop PC or laptop with as large a screen as possible. You might even plug your computer into your TV's HDMI or VGA input for a more 'immersive' experience.
- Place your webcam or laptop camera close enough that you are clearly visible in the Zoom window, so that your fellow students can interact with you more easily.
- Use high quality headphones or external speakers, as poor sound quality will adversely affect your learning experience.
- Ensure that you are not likely to be disturbed for the duration of the training. If you do miss anything, you can watch the recording, though joining live is far better.
The live sessions will be recorded and you will be able to access those recordings until 31st May 2021.
Join the Zoom call for each live session using this link: https://genius.li/NLPHKPz
The training format is simple, we talk about the principles behind NLP and personal change in general, we explore the techniques of NLP, you work in groups of 2 or 3 to practice the techniques. Through this, you gain a personal experience of the practice of NLP, and we then discuss other applications and forms of the techniques to help you to integrate NLP with your work and personal style.
At Practitioner level, NLP training has a well-established syllabus of techniques, each one created to work with a particular structure of a client’s experience. For example, there’s a tool for integrating conflicts, one for improving relationships, one for reducing the emotional intensity of memories and so on. In order to learn and practice these techniques, you’ll be working in pairs or threes.
This will be an excellent opportunity for you to work on anything that you feel is holding you back, or any areas of your life where you would like to create more change. Of course, you don’t have to take part in any demonstrations, though you will be practising in pairs and small groups. Therefore, to get the most out of this rare opportunity to work at greater depth with a group of like-minded people in a safe environment, you might give some thought to the areas that you would like to explore during the practice exercises.
What you will need
You’ll receive a copy of The NLP Practitioner Manual.
You may want to have a notebook and pens to hand too, there are no notes to take as such, but there are some exercises where you may prefer to write on separate paper rather than in your manual, it's up to you.
There is no prerequisite in terms of NLP knowledge for NLP Practitioner.
I suggest that you join the online NLP Practitioner Foundation course which will introduce you to the main techniques that we will be learning in the NLP Coaching Practitioner training. The course will take less than two hours to complete and is designed as an introduction to help you prepare for Practitioner training.
You’ll need to let me know if you have any history of mental illness or if you are taking any medications.
It’s inevitable in this kind of training that personal issues will arise, and all of us are absolutely there to support you. Therefore, be sensitive to others as you would have them be to you. On the other hand, remember that learning and change are journeys, not destinations.
If you want to read about NLP and its techniques and principles before the course starts then you are very welcome to do so; take a look at the ‘About NLP’ section of www.geniusnlp.com to start with, and also the Genius youtube channel where you’ll find a selection of short and long videos on the subject.
Certification is the final stage of the learning process and it is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your skills and ask for specific developmental feedback. You are of course observed and assessed throughout the training to ensure that you are 'on track', and you will be given any feedback which is necessary. However, the final assessment is an opportunity to put all of your skills into practice.
Certification is well within your capabilities but not automatic, so if you have any concerns during the course, ask for help at any time.
For classroom courses, the final day was set aside for assessment sessions. This is now carried out separately to the online training. When you're ready, you'll contact me to arrange a time for a 30 minute coaching session which I will observe and give you feedback on.
You can view certification information and download the SNLP application forms here: https://www.geniusnlp.com/index.php/nlp-training/15-nlp-certification