What is NLP?
NLP is a set of effective communication concepts which enable us to build trust with others quickly and effectively. It provides powerful linguistic patterns and change techniques to empower others to make changes in their thinking and behaviours.

Why attend the courses?
The course will provide you with a practical and strategic approach to supporting others to bring about change in their lives and their work. You will be able to blend your existing practice with the NLP approaches to create effective strategies for building trust and effecting change.
The course provides highly effective change techniques for overt and covert change work. This programme introduces you to the foundations of NLP and some of the most useful tools for use in your work context.

What will I learn?

You will learn:

• What NLP is and what it is not
• The presuppositions of NLP
• The NLP communication model ( an easily understood communication framework)
• More about the role and functioning of the unconscious mind and how to work with it
• To further improve your ability to notice subtle changes in others
• Future-basing for really motivating goals
• How to disrupt problem states
• Advanced linguistics for relaxation (how to induce hypnotic trance conversationally)
• How to embed commands in conversation
• How to use metaphor to promote change
• About sub-modality shifts and their use in directly changing how people hold problem states of mind How is the programme structured?

The first day provides the essential underlying concepts of NLP and begins to explore the advanced language patterns and change techniques which can be applied to your context.
In the second day more advanced strategies for promoting change are explored. The course is activity-based with links to real work situations made throughout. In the third and fourth day further advanced techniques are learned and the opportunity to practice and embed learning is made available.

Who is your trainer?
Will Thomas will lead the training. He is a qualified coach, and Certified Master Practitioner of NLP, Timeline Therapy™ and Hypnosis. He is an experienced trainer and personal development coach offering high quality training and coaching in the UK and Europe. He is author and co-author of a number of books on coaching, leadership and managing workload.

Who should attend?
Anyone whose role it is to support and encourage others to overcome problems and grow confidence. The course material is valuable for the empowering of clients, client groups and colleagues. The content has applications to leading adults, and working with adult and young people as clients. This is s perfect compliment to coaching and provides both covert and overt approaches to effecting change.

What if I attend ‘An Introduction to NLP’?
You’ll increase your flexibility to handle challenging situations through the way that you think and the tools you have at your disposal. Many of the strategies explored, can be used in normal conversation, and very quickly, to enable change in clients and colleagues. You will open up new ways of thinking about what blocks progress in others, and work more effectively to help them adjust their internal representations, build confidence and overcome challenges.

Past delegates have said:
“ An excellent invigorating and deeply thought-provoking 2 days. Every exercise had value for me, both personally and professionally.…Many thanks Will.” Felicity Steel

[The course] “Really will change my practice” Naomi, Hertfordshire, Educational Psychologist

“ Excellent 2 days. Interesting, practical and very enjoyable” SW

“ Excellent, well presented, everything made sense, clearly explained with good examples of application” R Bennet