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A Comprehensive Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner Certification Course | NLP Master Practitioner (NLPA)
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Includes:
  • 21.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 Articles
  • 161 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand and teach others how the brain handles, stores and retrieves information.
  • Modify the way in which you think, feel, and behave to achieve your primary life goals.
  • Guide yourself or your clients towards overcoming negative feelings, unhelpful thought patterns and destructive habits.
  • Interact and communicate with others in a more empowered, persuasive and influential way.
  • Use crafted conversation to articulate your life experiences and implement change where desired.
  • Start running your mind effectively to gain more control over how you think, feel, behave and believe.
  • Learn how to duplicate the skills and abilities of people you admire through utilising effective MLP modelling techniques.
  • Apply the ideas and the skills discussed throughout this course with confidence, on either yourself, or on other people.
  • Practice advanced Neuro-linguistic Programming techniques with upmost confidence and ease.
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Requirements
  • It is recommended that students have studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming to a Practitioner level prior to beginning this course.
  • Study the full NLP Master Practitioner Course online, the syllabus in this online course is exactly the same as what you would find in an NLP Master Practitioner residential course.
  • The course contains over 35 Neuro-Linguistic Programming based worksheets, factsheets, eBooks and other printable resources. Having access to a printer will be beneficial for most students.
  • This video based NLP Master Practitioner course is designed to develop both your personal and professional life. NLP is now known for its powerful techniques in enabling personal change and excellent communication skills and is used in many other areas of leadership, coaching, management, therapy and communications.
  • This course was created over a process of 4 months, blending the instructors most relevant NLP experiences, with the latest and most advanced psychological research. This NLP Master Practitioner Certification course is accompanied with a range of additional course materials that have designed to make this online learning experience effective, fascinating and fun.
  • NLP Master Practitioner training further develops the insights you gained in Practitioner training, showing you the core of what lies beneath the surface.
  • Also included is a recommended reading list. You are encouraged to read widely on the course subject that you are studying, in this way you will gain maximum benefit from the course.
  • You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level.
Description

This NLP Master Practitioner Certification (Advanced to Expert) is a comprehensive online training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, offering you a broad range of advanced NLP techniques and crucial ideologies to help you to excel and prosper in every area of your personal or professional life.

Comprised of over 100 video lectures and 15 hours of content, this online training has been referred to as one of the most in depth Master Practitioner online courses in the world, thus offering tremendous value to you as a learner. The course embraces the primary teachings of traditional Neuro-Linguistic Programming, blended with more modern NLP models and ideologies that haven't even made it in the textbooks yet.

The skills that you developed on the Complete NLP Certification Programme (Beginner to Advanced) are transferable and will be unpacked in further detail throughout this comprehensive Neuro-Linguistic Programming training.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Break undesired bad habits (in themselves and others)
  • Eradicate limiting beliefs by dealing with them at source
  • Know how to develop lasting confidence (in themselves and others)
  • Follow a NLP coaching framework for achieving personal excellence
  • Help other people to make profound changes in their day-to-day lives
  • Overcome the main barriers that limit personal or professional development
  • Download a wide range of NLP resources to help develop your NLP practice
  • Take the first steps towards an exciting new career as an NLP Master Practitioner
  • Coach others towards making life changing breakthroughs in their thinking and believing
  • And much much more!


Scotlands NLP experts, Kain Ramsay and Steve Burns join forces once again to provide this in-depth exploration and explanation of the human psyche. This fascinating course delves into the development of core beliefs, and provides highly actionable details about how to modify your own self-beliefs, of those of the clients whom you serve.

This course is ideal for those that have already studied NLP and want to further develop their skills by becoming an NLP Master Practitioner. Throughout this course we will delve into the realms of advanced behavioural change work, breakthrough coaching, quantum linguistics, advanced communication skills, NLP Strategies and much much more!

As a result of taking this course, you will become able to conduct elegant NLP interventions at a more implicit level, often having done a breakthrough intervention before your client realises that anything has happened. Throughout the course, you will experience advanced NLP demonstrations, exercises and studies to help you develop as a Master Practitioner coach with all the most relevant accompanying skills.

This NLP Master Practitioner Certification Course comes with a 100% money back guarantee, and if you are less than fully satisfied with this course, you can get a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

Who is the target audience?
  • This content rich NLP Master Practitioner course will hugely benefit those who want to participate in an attendance based NLP Practitioner, or an NLP Master Practitioner training course.
  • NLP Master Practitioners commonly consist of experienced therapists, counsellors, teachers, business, sales and health care professionals, parents, individuals from all walks of life who want to focus on achieving greater results.
  • Take this course to receive a thorough grounding in the advanced concepts and principles of NLP. The Step-by-step procedures will help you explore those values, beliefs, habits and strategies that hold people back, and show you how to transform the way that you (or others) think, feel, and behave to achieve your primary life goals.
  • Experienced coaches or people looking to build a career in coaching (the NLP Practitioner and NLP Master Practitioner qualifications are often sought after by prospective coaching clients).
  • Experienced therapists who wish to compliment their skills with NLP Techniques and Processes.
  • Existing NLP Practitioners and Master Practitioners who wish to revise and refine their understanding of advanced Neuro linguistic Programming.
  • Business leaders, Influencers, Salespeople, Managers, Marketers and Educationalists. More than that, it's for anyone and everyone who wants to make a change in their lives.
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Curriculum For This Course
140 Lectures
22:14:56
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NLP Master Practitioner Certification Course Introduction Section
12 Lectures 01:43:53

In this brief video lecture, Kain gives a broad overview of all the main topics and areas of study that will be presented throughout the course.

  1. The Introduction Section
  2. The Development of Beliefs
  3. The Beliefs Change-Work Section
  4. NLP Conversational Change
  5. The Modelling Skills Section
  6. The Goal Setting Section
  7. The NLP Coaching Framework
  8. The Q & A's Section
  9. Recommended Reads and Closing Thoughts


Remember: Check the additional materials section of each video lecture as there are over 100 downloadable NLP Master Practitioner training resources available for you to access throughout the course.

NLP Master Practitioner Certification (Advanced to Expert)

Preview 11:59

Gerard Egan’s Skilled Helper Model of eclectically based counselling provides a structured and solution focused basis for NLP practitioners, counsellors, life coaches and other helping therapists.

There are many things that get in the way of active listening (and learning). It's important to be aware of these barriers, many of which are just bad habits, in order to become a more effective listener. Barriers and bad habits to effective listening can include:

  1. Trying to listen to more than one conversation at a time. This includes having the television or radio on while attempting to listen to somebody talk; being on the phone to one person and talking to another person in the same room and also being distracted by some dominant noise in the immediate environment.
  2. You find the communicator attractive/unattractive. You pay more attention to how you feel about the communicator and their physical appearance than to what they are saying. Perhaps you simply don't like the speaker (or what the speaker is saying) so you end up mentally arguing with the speaker and become fast to criticise and reject what they're saying.
  3. You are not interested in the topic/issue being discussed and therefore become bored too soon.
  4. Not focusing and being easily distracted by other external factors, fiddling with your hair, the weather, fingers, traffic, gazing out of the window or focusing on objects other than the speaker.
  5. You are prejudiced or biased by race, gender, age, religion, accent, and/or past experiences.
  6. You have preconceived ideas or bias. Effective listening includes being open-minded to the ideas and opinions of others, this does not mean you have to agree but should listen and attempt to understand.
  7. You make judgements, thinking, for example that  a person is not very bright or is under-qualified so there is no point listening to what they have to say.
  8. Previous experiences. We are all influenced by previous experiences in life.  We respond to people based on personal appearances, how initial introductions or welcomes were received and/or previous interpersonal encounters.  If we stereotype a person we become less objective and therefore less likely to listen effectively.
  9. Preoccupation. When we have a lot on our minds we can fail to listen to what is being said as we're too busy concentrating on what we're thinking about. This is particularly true when we feel stressed or worried about issues.
  10. Having a Closed Mind. We all have ideals and values that we believe to be correct and it can be difficult to listen to the views of others that contradict our own opinions. The key to effective listening (and interpersonal skills) is adapting the ability to maintain an open mind, in view of understand why others think about things differently to you and use this information to gain a better understanding of the speaker.


We can easily pick up bad habits when it comes to listening. Listening is a key interpersonal skill and a prerequisite to many other communication skills, therefore, by learning to listen more effectively you can improve the quality of both your professional and personal life - especially if you go on to practice life coaching with others into the future.

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The Gerard Egan's Framework to Effective Learning
15:53

Presuppositions, in general, are beliefs underlying a system. The presuppositions of Neuro-Linguistic are beliefs that guide and have guided the development of NLP since it started becoming popular back in the 1970's. 

Beliefs are usually self-fulfilling. If we believe someone doesn’t like us, our defensive manner can make this a reality. If we believe we can master a skill, we persevere until we do. The following are three of the main presuppositions of the life coaching which will be taught throughout this course;

People work perfectly: No-one is broken. People function perfectly even if what they are doing is ruining their life. All behaviour has a structure. When you understand the structure, you can change the outcome into something more desirable.

People make the best choice available at any given time: The idea is to add options and resources. When you take away options, other compensating behaviours can occur.

People have all the resources they need: This assumption opens up possibilities. Resources mean the innate responses and external reactions required to get the desired response. Often people have resources that they haven’t considered or are available in other contexts.

Kain will explain these presuppositions (alongside others) in more detail in this lecture.


NLP Master Practitioner Certification (Advanced to Expert)

Preview 11:33

Just to refresh your memory, here are the central 13 presuppositions of NLP.

The principles which form the foundation of NLP have been modelled from key people who consistently produced superb results, as well as from systems theory and natural laws.

As well as a set of important skills, NLP is a philosophy and an attitude that is useful when your goal is excellence in whatever you do. We invite you to discover what happens in your life if you only ‘act as if’ the following statements are true...

Other people's model of the world seems true to them: We are all unique and experience the world in different ways. Everyone is individual and has their particular way of being.

The map is not the territory: People respond to their ‘map’ of reality, not to reality itself. How people make sense of the world around them is through their senses and from their personal experience; this means that each's perception of an event is different.

Mind and body form a linked system: Your mental attitude affects your body and your health and, in turn, how you behave.

If what you are doing isn't working, do something else: Flexibility is the key to success.

A choice is better than no choice: Having options can provide more opportunities for achieving results.

We are always communicating: Even when we remain silent, we are communicating. Non-verbal communication can account for a significant proportion of a message.

The meaning of your communication is the response you get: While your intention may be clear to you, it is the other person's interpretation and intervention that reflects your effectiveness. NLP teaches you the skills and flexibility to ensure that the message you send equals the message they receive.

There is no failure, only feedback: What seemed like failure can be thought of as success that just stopped too soon. With this understanding, we can stop blaming ourselves and others, find solutions and improve the quality of what we do.

Behind every behaviour, there is a positive intention: When we understand that other people have some positive intention in what they say and do (however annoying and detrimental it may seem to us), it can be easier to stop getting angry and start to move forward.

Anything can be accomplished if the task is broken down into small enough steps: Achievement becomes easier if activities are manageable; NLP can help you learn how to analyse what needs to be done and find ways to be both efficient and effective.


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Preview 07:30

Just a few note's to remind you how the term Neuro-linguistic Programming breaks down:

Neuro concerns your neurological system. NLP is based on the idea that you experience the world through your senses and translate sensory information into thought processes, both conscious and unconscious. Thought processes activate the neurological system, which affects physiology, emotions, and behaviour.

Linguistic refers to the way you use language to make sense of the world, capture and conceptualise experience, and communicate that experience to others. In NLP, linguistics is the study of how the words you speak and your body language influence your experience.

Programming draws heavily from learning theory and addresses how you code or mentally represent your experiences. Your personal programming consists of your internal processes and strategies (thinking patterns) that you use to make decisions, solve problems, learn, evaluate, and get results. NLP shows you how to recode your experiences and organise your internal programming so that you can get the outcomes you want.

To see this process in action, begin to notice how you think. Imagine a hot summer’s day. You’re standing in your kitchen at the end of the day holding a lemon you’ve taken from the fridge. Look at the outside of it, its smooth yellow skin with green marks at the ends. Feel how cold it is in your hand. Raise it to your nose and smell it. 

Mmmm. Press it gently and notice the weight of the lemon in the palm of your hand. Now take a knife and cut it in half. Hear the juices start to run and notice that the smell is stronger now. Bite deeply into the lemon and allow the juice to swirl around in your mouth.

Words. Simple words have the power to trigger your saliva glands. Hear the one-word ‘lemon’ and your brain kicks into action. The words you read told your brain that you had a lemon in your hand. You may think that words only describe meanings, but in fact, they create your reality.

The funny thing about our perception of reality, is that it can very easily change once we've been presented with some new or alternative information.

In this video, Steve will remind you of the NLP fundamentals of change.

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Preview 10:45

The ABC model - Psychologist and researcher Dr Albert Ellis created the ABC model in his attempt to help people understand the meaning of our reactions to adversity:
 

  • A is the adversity—the event or situation.
  • B is the belief or thought—our explanation about why the event/situation happened.
  • C is the consequent emotion and behaviour—the feelings and behaviours that our belief causes.

A = Activating Event

Activating events are the triggers that cause potential stress. There are different types of stressors. For example, Life Event stressors, such as the death of a loved one (which are fortunately fairly rare); most people would find these life events extremely difficult and stressful. Then there are 'Daily Hassles' - the more common stressors. Not everyone finds these daily hassles stressful, and this is largely because our individual beliefs, thoughts and perceptions regarding the daily hassles will determine if the event is stressful for us or not.

B = Belief/Thought

When we're born we come into this world as a clean slate - with no beliefs, opinions, perceptions or views.  As soon as we can talk and listen we begin to learn the opinions of our parents, our peers, classmates, etc.  

We automatically begin using these beliefs as a template for interpreting ourselves, others and the world in general.  The main problem is that others will not necessarily have the same template, beliefs and views as us.  

Individuals use their beliefs to interpret what is happening to them.  These beliefs might be accurate, optimistic, possible and flexible, in which case, these types of beliefs or thinking skills can help to reduce the amount of stress an individual experiences in life. However, a lot of beliefs take the form of automatic negative thoughts which are often rigid, inflexible and pessimistic and this can play a huge part in exacerbating an individual's stress levels. Fortunately though - it's possible to change our beliefs, and as a result, reduce our stress levels.

C = Consequent Emotion/Behaviour

The final part of the A+B=C equation is the Consequent Emotion/Behaviour. This refers to the feelings/responses that occur as a result of an individual's beliefs and self-talk in response to the trigger.  These feelings/behaviours might include stress, fear, worry, anxiety, frustration, anger, aggression, depression, irritability, avoidance, social withdrawal, etc. 

Here's an example of the ABC Framework applied to a young woman whose boyfriend has just ended their relationship.

A = Activating Event = 'My boyfriend has left me.'

B = Belief = 'I can’t live without him. Everyone always breaks up with me. There must be something wrong with me. Life isn't worth living without someone to love and care for me'.

C = Consequent Emotion/Behaviour = Feels depressed. Has no motivation to go out or do the things that she normally enjoys.

Here's an example of a different reaction that someone else might have to the same problem. 

A = Activating Event = 'My boyfriend has left me.'

B = Belief = 'I'm sad that it's over, but it's his choice to walk away. It'll take me time to get over this but I know this is not a reflection on me and I will be OK'.

C = Consequent Emotion/Behaviour = Feels sad that the relationship has ended but continues with the things she enjoys in life. 

This ABC Framework helps individuals to begin identifying their limiting beliefs and build awareness of ‘how’ they think. Through the identification of thoughts that are often irrational, illogical and unhelpful, they can start to dispute them and begin to practise replacing them with healthier alternatives.

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A Re-Cap: The ABC's of NLP
10:03

While caught in a traffic jam, one person will honk their horn in rage; another will turn on some peaceful music and just sit and wait, while still another will be overwhelmed with anxiety because they're going to be late. Why do people have different reactions to stress and adversity?

Many people believe that negative events cause them to act in certain ways. However, this is not the case - research tells us that our reactions are based on our beliefs about the adversity.

When adversity happens, the first thing we attempt to do is explain to ourselves why it happened. What we believe in relation to the cause of the adversity sets off our reaction—how we feel and what we do.

The ABC model - Psychologist and researcher Dr Albert Ellis created the ABC model in his attempt to help people understand the meaning of our reactions to adversity:

  • A is the adversity—the event or situation.
  • B is the belief or thought—our explanation about why the event/situation happened.
  • C is the consequent emotion and behaviour—the feelings and behaviours that our belief causes.

NLP Master Practitioner Certification (Advanced to Expert)

A Re-Cap: The ABC's of NLP (Article)
02:38

An NLP Master Practitioner can employ his/her skills as an agent of change working with individuals, groups, or companies, or even global organisations and governments.

As a rapidly evolving science, NLP has an incredible track record for instigating fast and efficient change in individuals and groups. Many people study NLP to help them become more effective in their chosen field.

The patterns can be employed across a wide area of applications ranging from areas as diverse as education, team building, sales, marketing, personal development, leadership and coaching. Wherever there are human interaction and growth potential, NLP can be used to develop and enhance performance.

In this video, Steve will explain the deep change model that will be referenced back to frequently throughout the rest of the course.

NLP Master Practitioner Certification (Advanced to Expert)

The Deep Change Model
07:30

As NLP Master Practitioners, we don’t want to set ourselves (or others) up with impossibly high goals or low-level objectives that discourage motivation. In this video, Steve will give a brief overview of what stretch goals are, and how these goals can be integrated into deep change work.

NLP Master Practitioner Certification (Advanced to Expert)

Preview 02:33

Facts, feelings and faith are three of the most critical factors that influence our character and the decisions that we make throughout each area in our life.

We all have to deal with them in one form or another, but it is above all things necessary that we should place them in the right order. Most people put Feelings first, with as much success as if they tried to build the top story of a house before laying its foundations. Their order is-

FEELING, FAITH then FACT ... in this lecture we'll explore exactly what is meant by this and also how it can affect our lives if we place these three F's in the wrong order.

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What's Calling Your Shots?
12:11

As an NLP Master Practitioner, people who come to you will commonly be seeking out new ways to enhance their confidence in a number of contrasting ways. But what creates confidence?

Confidence always results from a belief—specifically, from one of three particular beliefs that occur in one of three different realms that Kain will explain to you in this lecture.

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The 3 Realms of Confidence
07:24

This video brings us to the end of the introduction section of the course.

At this stage, wed encourage you to take 5-10 minutes and reflect upon the notes you've taken so far and what your main learnings are up until now.

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End of Section Summary and Wrap-Up
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The Structure and Development of Beliefs
21 Lectures 03:25:58

"It takes a lot more courage to let something go than it does to hang on to it, trying to make it better. Letting go doesn't mean ignoring a situation. Letting go means accepting what is, exactly as it is, without fear, resistance, or a struggle for control." - Iyanla Vanzant

Should you help someone who is in need? Absolutely. Do what you can to help people but have the wisdom to acknowledge and accept your limits. One person can only ever do so much.

But what we want for others doesn't work unless they want it for themselves. People must take full responsability themselves, and you can only ever help someone who is genuinely ready to be helped. It's totally OK to walk away from anyone or anything that doesn't feel 100% right. Trust your instincts with this - or the voice of a wise mentor!

Sometimes, the best way to serve people is by walking away and letting them dig themselves into a deeper hole than what they're alreadu in. Staying in an unhealthy relationship can both parties from finding their way and moving to the next level in life.

"Pause and remember, don't feel bad for one moment about walking away from people, jobs, and situations that keep you from having peace of mind.” - Jenni Young


Before we even consider practicing our NLP skills and understandings on another person ... it's crucial that we develop a standard for those who we are (and aren't) willing to work with.

In this video, Kain will share a few ideas about how to determine what this standard is.

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The Chris Story
09:19

Belief can make people do the strangest things. At one level, it provides a moral framework, sets preferences and steers relationships. On another, it can be devastating. Belief can manifest itself as prejudice or persuade someone to blow up themselves and others in the name of a political cause.

As human beings, we live our lives based upon what it is that we believe. When we think about the truth of this statement, we might begin to recognise quite a startling reality:

Beyond anything else that we may actually do in our lives, the beliefs that precede our actions are the foundation of all that we value, dream, become, and accomplish in life.

From our early morning rituals to meeting and greeting the world each day, - our personal routines, community customs, religious ceremonies, and entire civilisations are based upon our beliefs.

Not only do our beliefs provide the structure for the way we live our lives, now the same areas of study that have discounted our inner experiences in the past are showing us that the way we feel about the world around us is a force that extends into that world.

In this way, science is catching up with our most cherished spiritual and indigenous traditions, which have always told us that our world is nothing more than a reflection of what we accept in our beliefs. With access to such a power already within us, to say that our beliefs are important to life is an understatement. Our beliefs are life!

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Setting a Scene for Beliefs
08:31

Beliefs are convictions or acceptances that certain things are true or real. They are generalisations about the world. They are our on/off switches about whether we can do anything. They are conscious enough to be valuable.

  • Beliefs are concepts that we hold to be true.
  • Values are ideas that we hold to be important.
  • Values govern the way we behave, communicate and interact with others
  • Beliefs and values determine our attitudes and opinions.
 

Beliefs and Knowing | Beliefs are invariably arrived at through a process of logical deduction and/or are taught to people by their peers, mentors, and society – whereas knowing something is always reached through personal experience.

Belief System | A belief system is the actual set of precepts from which we live your daily life, those which govern your thoughts, words, and actions.

Core Beliefs | Core beliefs are hardened, rock-like thoughts and assumptions usually based on early choices and decisions than are likely long forgotten. Core beliefs are lies about yourself that you have swallowed e.g. “I am unlovable”, “I am ugly”, “I am utterly incompetent”.

It's important to understand that neither our beliefs nor our values are fixed for life, and you can achieve significant improvements in your levels of happiness and growth by identifying and changing your limiting beliefs, thus, in turn, you can also become a conduit who brings immense quality back into the lives of others.

NLP Master Practitioner Certification (Advanced to Expert)

NLP Basics: What is a Belief?
06:41

Our beliefs and needs are the strongest factors that govern our behaviour. Ultimately, it all comes down to beliefs because a need is also a belief, a belief that we lack something (or need something).

When we were born, we were almost clean slate, ready to collect information from our environment and form beliefs based on that information.

If you've ever watched a child grow then you'll know that a child absorbs information from its environment so fast, and at such a high rate, that by age 6-7, thousands of beliefs are already formed in its mind that will help the child interact with the world and make it's way in it.

The beliefs we form in our childhood and early teens form our core foundational beliefs. They are the strongest factors that influence how we conduct ourselves publicly. But that does not mean that we are stuck with them. They are hard to change but not impossible!

The beliefs that we form later on in life are comparatively less rigid and can be changed without much effort.

It's these beliefs though, that will cause you most resistance from your clients through practicing NLP.

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The Development of Limiting Beliefs
08:39

People consistently act out of accordance with who they believe they are. Good or bad.

In this video, Kain shares some of his own backstory and self-discloses about a time in his life when he hit 'rock bottom' of his own 'hole', and the journey he took to get there. We all have beliefs about who we are and what we're capable of accomplishing in life.

When we understand these beliefs, we can use them as a foundation from which to propel ourselves forward in life. But when we don't, these very same beliefs can act as a noose around our necks which holds us back and prevents us from being as effective as what we foundational have the potential to be.

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Preview 18:49

Depending on what our beliefs are, we will feel about things accordingly. Beliefs are ideas, not reality. They are ideas about ourselves, others, the world and situations, which we have picked up during our lives consciously or unconsciously.

Many beliefs we just acquired without knowing it, and if psychoanalysed we probably have no idea why we believe them. Some beliefs help us and keep us from danger. Other beliefs limit our potential, make us unhappy or stop us appreciating the moment.
Beliefs can create a set of rules or circumstances that must happen before we allow ourselves to experience a particular emotion. 

Beliefs are backed up and strengthened in our minds by references. Beliefs lock us into the way we focus on things around us. And our focus perpetuates and reinforces our beliefs. Negative beliefs create addictive negative thought patterns and stress. 

Most of our negative beliefs we may be completely unaware of until we have removed or 'exorcised them' from our minds. Others we may be aware of to some degree but believe that they give us strength. Negative beliefs can be metaphorically or viewed as 'demons' that are controlling and ruining our lives (or vice versa), and only be removing them can we be free and happy, and enjoy our lives in the here and now, and open ourselves to possibilities.

In this video lecture, Steve discusses the 4 different types of belief, and shares some insight into how they outwork themselves in the context of our daily lives.

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The 4 Different Types of Belief
15:14

Your beliefs can, when allowed to go to the extreme, have the power of life and death over you. Your beliefs can help you to health, wealth, and happiness or keep you unwell, poor, and miserable.

The beliefs we’re talking about here are distinct from religious beliefs – these beliefs are the generalisations you make about your life experiences. These generalisations go on to form the basis of your reality that then directs your behaviour. You can use one empowering belief, for example, to help you to develop another belief to the next level of achievement.

So ‘I’m an excellent speller’ helps you develop the belief that you enjoy words and are quite articulate. This belief may lead you to believe that you can tell stories and suddenly you find that you have the courage to submit a short story to a magazine, and suddenly you’re a published author.

Just as you have positive, empowering beliefs, you can also have negative, disempowering beliefs. If you had the misfortune of being bullied at school, you might have developed a belief that people, in general, aren’t pleasant. This belief may make you behave quite aggressively towards people when you first meet them.

If some people then respond in a similarly aggressive way, their behaviour may well reinforce your belief that ‘people aren’t pleas- ant’. You may not even notice when someone responds in a friendly manner because your belief filters aren’t geared to noticing pleasant people.

Be aware that a limiting belief may be lurking if you find yourself using words or hearing words such can’t, should, shouldn’t, could, couldn’t, would, ought, and ought not, as in ‘I couldn’t possibly do your job’.

As Henry Ford said: ‘He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.’

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"Know thyself." These words were inscribed in the vestibule of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. For centuries, petitioners seeking advice from the oracle at Delphi would view the inscription.

Philosophers throughout the ages offered this same advice to their students. These words are as valuable today as they were almost three thousand years earlier.

Part of "knowing yourself" is understanding your beliefs. The difficulty is that most beliefs are subconscious. They have been accepted without ever having been critically examined.

The Law of Attraction states that you will attract to yourself those experiences that match your beliefs. These beliefs create your experience of reality. What if these beliefs are in opposition to what you're trying to accomplish? What if they no longer serve you?

Most people accept their beliefs as truth and don't want to consider anything that might contradict what they currently believe is true.

The late Jim Rohn once stated, "More often than not, people will accept social labels and common opinion over truth, and it is for this reason, that most people spend much of their time fumbling around in the dark."

Over the next few video, we will explore a few options for eliciting and understanding limiting beliefs.

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How to Elicit Limiting Beliefs
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From Theory to Practice - a live demonstration of belief elicitation

Now that you have explored the nature of belief - how they are created and maintained over time - it's time to go from theory to practice. 

In this video, Steve will demonstrate the belief elicitation process with Karen on an on-going challenge she has been dealing with for a considerable time. This demonstration is both powerful and insightful. Even thought there is no official change-work going on, you will see that, just by raising the awareness she has of her beliefs, Karen starts the process of creating some kind of shift in this area of her life.

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Demo 1: Limiting Beliefs Elicitation
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Un-packing the demonstration

I this video, Steve will deconstruct the demonstration that he just did with Karen; re-capping on the main points and describing the subtitles of what just went on.

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Demonstration 1 Deconstruction
05:06

People respond according to their map of the world

Like all humans, you respond in accordance with the map of the world you hold in your head. This map is based on what you believe about your identity and on your values and beliefs as well as your attitudes, memories, and cul- tural background.

Sometimes, the map of the world from which one person operates may not make sense to you. However, a little understanding and tolerance can help to enrich your life in an astronomical way.

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Explore Your Own Core Beliefs
06:50

"We are not human beings trying to master the spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings working towards mastering the human experience." -  Dr A.R. Bernard

One way to grasp an understanding of how we are made is to be able to recognise that there are three parts of us, which are all entirely interconnected.

Firstly, we have a material part, which prevents our blood, bones and organs from merely becoming a pile of 'mush' on the floor, we call this our Body.

However, we also have two immaterial parts, which we'd call our soul (where the thoughts come in) and our spirit (which gives us our conscience). The following is my best possible effort at explaining our design and how the Spirit, Soul and Body are all interconnected.

As I will discuss further in the video's that follow, our thinking will 100% determine our emotional wellbeing, and our emotional well-being has a significant impact on our actions and behaviours.

It is ultimately our actions and responses that determine our life's outcomes and results – whether good or bad! So in this regard, our thought patterns play a significant role in our emotional and physical health.

Here, though, Kain does his very best to explain how all of this works,

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Officially Introducing You ... to You!
18:06

The Mind can be our greatest ally or our most troublesome foe if we don't fully understand it, nor how to manage it. Recognising how your mind works can be the first step we take towards mastering it.

The human mind has three states: The Reasonable Mind, the Emotional Mind, and the Wise Mind. We all possess each of these states, but the majority of people operate in a specific one most of the time.

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The Wise Mind Exercise
02:59

There are a number of distortions which take place in our thinking that Kain will discuss in this video. These distortions are ordered below and there is also a downloadable workbook to accompany this lecture (in the additional materials section). 

1. Black-and-White - Thinking or either / or thinking.

2. Making Unfair Comparisons – usually in the negative

3. Filtering – honing in on the negative, forgetting the positive.

4. Personalizing - The Self-Blame Game

5. Mind-Reading – thinking we know what others think (negatively)

6. Catastrophising – imagining the worst case scenario

7. Overgeneralising – “I always mess up…”

8. Confusing Fact with Feeling – “If I think or feel this way then my thoughts/feelings must be correct'.

9. Labelling – I’m a loser vs. I made a mistake.

10. 'Can't Standitis' – being unnecessarily intolerant


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The Patterns of Unhelpful Thinking
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(This lecture comes accompanied with Workbook)

There are ten recognised unhelpful thinking styles that you might typically indulge in. All styles are equal. However, some will, of course, be more problematic than others depending on how you use them and depending on what you are trying to accomplish.

As you go through each of these unhelpful thinking styles, you might recognise some similarities between them. Some of them are in fact very similar in nature. However, they will tend to manifest in your life in a slightly different way. The purpose is therefore to identify the patterns, and how these patterns of thinking tend to shape and hinder your view of reality.

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10 Unhelpful Patterns of Thought
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The problem with thinking that 'just happens' around a subject is that mental attention follows from one point to the next in the normal, routine way. Deliberate thinking, however, is different in that attention is directed according to the framework in use.

Equating thinking with intelligence is a fundamental mistake that is often made. If someone has a high level of intelligence, it is often assumed that they will be a good thinker; if a person is not intelligent, then people make the mistake of believing that nothing that can be done about it and that person will not be a good thinker. 

But of course, many highly intelligent people are not good thinkers. They might be good at understanding things, but not good at generative thinking. Many highly intelligent thinkers are even caught in the intelligence trap - this means that they use their thinking to defend their positions, rather than exploring the subject. 

Thinking is a powerful and much neglected resource, which in this video lecture, Kain discusses in an unconventional way that will hopefully just seem like common sense to you.

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The ABC's of Proactive Thinking
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Understanding the ABC's of useful thinking empowers people, allowing them to press pause, and consider the consequences of the actions they are about to take before making a more well-informed choice.

It is a proven NLP technique that was initially drawn from the early works of the late A. Ellis, which can quickly influence positive lasting change in people's lives - through the development of self-control.

Think about it ... how helpful would it be if we could occasionally just pause time like they do in the movies, even if only for a few moments to consider the potential consequences of the actions we are about to take?

This short article and illustration build upon the ideas that Kain discussed in the last video.

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The ABC's of Proactive Thinking (Diagram)
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Socrates was one of the greatest educators who taught by asking questions and thus drawing out answers from his pupils ('ex duco', means to 'lead out', which is the root of 'education').

Socratic questioning is disciplined questioning that can be used to pursue thought in many directions and for many purposes, including: to explore complex ideas, to get to the truth of things, to open up issues and problems, to uncover assumptions, to analyze concepts, to distinguish what we know from what we don't know, to follow out logical implications of thought or to control the discussion.

The key to distinguishing Socratic questioning from questioning per se is that Socratic questioning is systematic, disciplined, deep and usually focuses on fundamental concepts, principles, theories, issues or problems that people 'think' they have.

In this video, Kain will give an example of how to use this style of questioning, and if you'd like to follow along, you can downloaded the same questions that Kain asks Callum in the additional materials section.

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Demo 2: The Socratic Questioning Sequence
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In this video, Kain deconstructs what just happened in the previous demonstration with Callum.

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Demonstration 2 Deconstruction
05:52

Limiting beliefs are often so much a part of us that we don't even realise they're there.

In fact, asking a client what their limiting beliefs are could be likened to the metaphor of asking a fish for a glass of water: It's so much a part of them that they don't see it.

When our clients are stuck, when they have a goal and are not making progress or when the client is keen, knows what the next step is but avoids or won't commit to it - it's often a limiting belief at work. So this is the ideal time for NLP Master Practitioners to ask questions and dig a little deeper to bring those limiting beliefs (or rules) into the open.

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Demo 3: Questions to Help Find Limiting Beliefs
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Limiting beliefs are often so much a part of us that we don't even realise they're there.

In fact, asking a client what their limiting beliefs are could be likened to the metaphor of asking a fish for a glass of water: It's so much a part of them that they don't see it.

When our clients are stuck, when they have a goal and are not making progress or when the client is keen, knows what the next step is but avoids or won't commit to it - it's often a limiting belief at work. So this is the ideal time for NLP Master Practitioners to ask questions and dig a little deeper to bring those limiting beliefs (or rules) into the open.

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Demonstration 3 Deconstruction and End of Section Wrap-Up
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Changing and Modifying Beliefs
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You make a generalisation when you transfer the conclusions you came to from one experience to other similar situations or occurrences.

Imagine that you gave an excellent speech that was well received. Afterwards, you may form a generalisation that you’re good at public speaking.

Generalisations can be useful; they help you to build a cognitive map of the world. If you didn’t generalise, for example, you’d need to relearn the alpha- bet and how to put together individual letters every time you read a book. Generalisations allow you to build on what you already know, without rein- venting the wheel.

They can be limiting, though. The beliefs you hold about your world are generalisations, and you delete and distort to the best of your ability to keep them in place. So, in other words, your generalisations can become restrictive because they can make you less likely to accept or trust actions and events that don’t fit with your preconceived notions.

This tendency can, in turn, lead to self-fulfilling prophecies. Confidence and self-doubt are two sides of a coin. When you feel confident about doing some- thing, the chances are that you’re usually successful because you expect a positive result. Even on the odd occasion when things don’t work out quite as you’d wanted, you move on.

If you’re riddled with self-doubt, however, and convinced something isn’t going to work out, or no one’s going to talk to you when you go to an event, a very high chance exists that your experience goes on to reflect your beliefs. Do you experience a slight disappointment when someone or a situation fails to meet your worst expectations?

And do you feel a little triumphant when you’re duly disappointed? Sometimes, having your negative generalisation confirmed is more satisfying than a situation going better than expected. How self-defeating is that!

In this section of the course, you will be presented with some fascinating idea's, to demonstrate how beliefs can be changed and modified in the same way that they are developed in the first place. We know that you'll find the video that follow fascinating.

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Introduction to Belief Change
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The natural way that we re-evaluate the ideas we subscribe to...

We often think that changing a belief is an incredibly difficult - and sometimes impossible - process. In truth, it can   often be challenging but, it is also a natural part of living that we experience regularly.

  • Whenever we 'change our mind' about something, it is an example of belief change...
  • Whenever we update the ideas we subscribe to, it's an example of belief change...
  • Whenever we change our opinion, again, it is an example of belief change...

Updating our belief systems is a natural - and essential - part of living. As new information or perspective enters our experience we generally have a choice: to step into it and allow the ideas we subscribe to to shift and re-form, or disregard it, missing out on the potential opportunity for transformation that is being presented.

Belief change is natural, but it is something we have to be open to, and participate in.

Robert Dilt's has describe this 'Natural Belief Change' Phenomena as the process of moving from a 'belief' to 'open to doubting' then into 'disbelief'; then taking an 'idea' into 'open to believing' and then into 'certainty'. The main drivers of this process being 'counter examples' in the form of new perspectives.

In this video, Steve will outline for you this natural cycle and include a couple of real life examples to bring it to life.

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The Natural Belief Change Cycle
09:14

The Belief Change Cycle is a simple tool that we can all utilise. It works in seduction as well as every form of self-development. We can use it to improve our life, as well as the lives of others.

There’s no telling how fast you’ll find yourself incorporating your new beliefs. It may take a while; it may happen overnight. It only depends on how radical the new belief is, and how you start to incorporate it.

Remember, if the belief is radically different than your current belief system, you may have to prime your belief system for it first.

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The Belief Change Cycle (Article)
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Beliefs are really powerful; they can propel you to the heights of success or drag you to the depths of failure because, to paraphrase Henry Ford, ‘whether you believe you can or whether you believe you can’t . . . you’re right’.

Your beliefs are formed in all kinds of unconscious ways. You learn that you’re gifted from your parents, that you can’t draw from your teacher, that you must support your friends from your peers, and so on. In some cases, as with the teacher, when you’re told that you can’t draw, you delete any oppor- tunities you may have to find out how to draw. After all, one teacher told you that you can’t draw.

Beliefs can start off like a ‘splinter in your mind’ (remember Morpheus talk- ing to Neo in the film The Matrix?) and, as it irritates and niggles, you begin to find instances that validate the splinter and over a period of time you develop a concrete belief.

Choose your beliefs very carefully because they have a tendency to become self-fulfilling prophecies! 

In this video, Steve will introduce you to the ever expanding circle of truth. It's a fascinating idea!

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The Ever-Expanding Circle of Truth
06:59

The Kuhn Cycle is a simple cycle of progress described by Thomas Kuhn in 1962 in his seminal work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

In Structure, Kuhn challenged the world's current conception of science, which was that it was a steady progression of the accumulation of new ideas. In a brilliant series of reviews of past major scientific advances, Kuhn showed this viewpoint was wrong. 

Science advanced the most by occasional revolutionary explosions of new knowledge, each revolution triggered by introduction of new ways of thought so large they must be called new paradigms. From Kuhn's work came the popular use of terms like "paradigm," "paradigm shift," and "paradigm change."

Throughout the last century, psychology has embraced the term paradigm shift, and related it to the way in which we, as humans, evolve in our thinking and understanding of what it means to be human. It's an interesting concept!

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The Kuhn Model
15:12

Experiencing the world from different perspectives...

There are a couple of key 'vehicles', or 'drivers', when it comes to the belief re-evaluation process. These are the following:

  1. Counter examples.
  2. Evidence.

Counter examples kickstart the belief change process. These counter examples can come in many different shapes and forms. In fact, any time we experience a situation from a unique perspective it acts as an example that something different is going on; that there is more to the story than what we originally thought. 

When it comes to evidence, generally speaking, the more evidence we have to back-up an idea the more solid the idea becomes. However, we can form a belief sometimes with very little evidence. If the evidence is emotionally intense then the idea transforms much quicker into a belief. Sometimes, even just one example is required if it packs enough of a punch.

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The Vehicles of Belief Change
14:14

From Theory to Practice...

In this demonstration, Steve will take Karen through a very gentle but powerful belief re-evaluation process. This will involve inviting her to step into many different perspectives and consider the belief from these different places.

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Demo 4: The Belief Re-Evaluation Process
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Un-packing the demonstration...

In this video, Steve will deconstruct the belief re-evalutaion demonstration that he did with Karen.

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Demonstration 4 Deconstruction
04:25

The term self-concept is commonly used to refer to the ideal version of ourselves that we can see ourselves eventually becoming someday.

Your self-worth is the value that you see in yourself. It does not necessarily have to reflect reality. For example, a person with an eating disorder may be thin but believe themselves to be fat and useless. A person's self-worth is affected by many factors, such as parental influences, friends, the media, etc.

Our self esteem is where our emotions enter the equation. The degree of hope that we have for our future self (self-concept), and how we see ourselves today (self-worth), will determine how we feel about ourselves (our self esteem).

In this lecture, Kain will explain the alternative variations of 'self' and then differentiate between them.

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A Deeper Understanding of Self
14:19

The idea of self-worth (self-value) will often be followed by a more prominent focus on self-esteem (how we feel about ourselves).

If you've ever wanted to improve how you feel about yourself (or help someone else improve how they feel about themselves), you might have been advised to focus first on self-esteem. This is incapable of being beneficial in the long term.

Self-worth comes first; self esteem comes second. Although developing our self-esteem is important, self-esteem (how you feel) without self-worth (self-value) is like an eggshell without a dead chicken inside of it or a shiny new BMW with its engine missing.

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Self Worth First, Self Esteem Second
02:19

What is the Difference Between Self-Concept and Self-Esteem?

Two psychological terms that are very commonly used interchangeably are self-concept and self-esteem, but in fact, there is a difference between the meanings of the terms.

Your self-concept (or self-image) is the total of all the knowledge and information that you currently have about yourself - it's the person you know you can be, could be, ought to be and want to be.

When there is a gap or a void between these two, you'd better believe that there'll be a crisis - and it's this crisis, that people will want you to help them navigate through as an NLP Master Practitioner.

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A Deeper Understanding of Self: Further Distinctions
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"What we do does not define who we are. What defines us is how well we rise after falling." - Batman

There is a secret relationship between who we believe that we are and how we relate to others!

What we do in life is often determined by who we think we are, therefore, how we see ourselves will often determine how we conduct ourselves about others.

Growing to become secure in our identity will influence the way we behave and conduct ourselves with others. For example, if we see ourselves as Catholic, then we will act and behave in a way that compliments our beliefs as to how a Catholic should act and behave.

However, the danger is that if we choose to underscore and place a higher value in what we do rather than who we are, we might find our identity through what we produce, create, or our results.

We find our identity in our results; we might see ourselves as a Ph.D. degree holder or as a CEO, manager, leader, etc. We stand at risk of giving more emphasis to the role that we have that that of who we are.

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The Counter Cultural Equations
14:34

There is only one set of foundations that you can build your life upon which is strong enough to sustain you, and this is the truth of who you are.

All of us have a public self that others see as well as our private thoughts and feelings, but we also have a deeper self which could be called the “core self.” Many people waste a lot of time and energy worrying about what others think or say about them. Some even try to control what others think or say about them, even though this is impossible to do and wastes a lot of energy!

Take, for example, Nelson Mandela, who spent 26 years in prison for trying to bring freedom to his people. He was beaten and mistreated by his jailers, but instead of reacting in anger or with resentment, Nelson Mandela treated his captors with respect and concern for their lives.

Why? Because he understood his core value, his core self, and was fundamentally secure in who he was.

If Mandela was able to do it, then all the rest of us can too!

PART 1 of 2: The Core Identity Coaching Model

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Demo 5: The Core Identity Model Part 1
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There is only one set of foundations that you can build your life upon which is strong enough to sustain you, and this is the truth of who you are.

All of us have a public self that others see as well as our private thoughts and feelings, but we also have a deeper self which could be called the “core self.” Many people waste a lot of time and energy worrying about what others think or say about them. Some even try to control what others think or say about them, even though this is impossible to do and wastes a lot of energy!

Take, for example, Nelson Mandela, who spent 26 years in prison for trying to bring freedom to his people. He was beaten and mistreated by his jailers, but instead of reacting in anger or with resentment, Nelson Mandela treated his captors with respect and concern for their lives.

Why? Because he understood his core value, his core self, and was fundamentally secure in who he was.

If Mandela was able to do it, then all the rest of us can too!

PART 2 of 2: The Core Identity Coaching Model

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Demo 5: The Core Identity Model Part 2
12:40

This is perhaps one of the most simple, yet profound principles that I have grown to understand over the years ... I call it the 'good enough' principle.

"When people have low confidence or self-esteem, they often see their life experiences and the world around them as an extension of how they feel about themselves, and who they actually are!" - Kain Ramsay

Low self-esteem is often like a special language in our mental translation book, when we look up what certain things mean to us, we can often keep returning to the same (or a similar) meaning:

For example:

My parents didn’t stay together = There's something wrong with me = I’m not good enough

Someone's not interested in me = There's something wrong with me = I’m not good enough

I didn’t get the job I wanted = There's something wrong with me = I’m not good enough

And, this pattern of habitual thinking can follow us right through the extent of our life (if we let it).

In exercise/workbook that's available in the additional materials section of this video lecture, apply the exercise to your everyday life and consider what new answers you might start coming up with in relation to the above (or similar) questions you ask yourself.

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The Good Enough Principle
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Bringing the section to a close...

In this video, we bring the section to a close and pull together all the ideas that we have spoken about during the belief change section. This video will be an insightful overview of everything you have learned about beliefs so far.

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End of Section 3 Summary and Wrap-Up
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Master Practitioner Conversational Change
23 Lectures 03:33:20

STORY: A man being followed by a hungry tiger, turned in desperation to face it and cried: ‘Why don’t you leave me alone?’ The tiger answered: ‘Why don’t you stop being so appetising?’

In any communication between two people, or in this case between human and beast, more than one perspective always exists. Sometimes people just can’t grasp that fact because they don’t know to change their behaviour to communicate in a way that gets them what they want.

Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) is one of the most sophisticated and effective methodologies currently available to help you communicate effec- tively. NLP centres on communication and change. These days everybody needs the skills to develop personal flexibility. Tricks and gimmicks aren’t enough: everyone needs to get real.

So welcome to the start of section 4, and in this section well unpack and explore some of the most fascinating elements of NLP conversational change.

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Introduction to Conversational Change
09:13

The notion of sensory awareness isn’t new, and dates back at least to the days of the Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, who talked about the senses in his book On The Soul.

The nineteenth century psychologist William James was the first to discuss the primacy of modalities, which NLP refers to as the visual, auditory and kinaesthetic representational systems (check out the earlier section ‘Getting to Grips with the Senses’).

In the early days of NLP, the founders Richard Bandler and John Grinder, became fascinated by how people used language in different ways. The whole NLP notion of modalities came out of their seminars and study groups when they identified patterns of speech linked to the VAK senses. People represent their experience through their senses, and so NLP came to call the senses representational systems (or modalities).

The representational systems are much more than information channels coming in through the eyes, ears, or hands. The term refers to a whole com- plex system of activity that includes input, processing, storage, retrieval, and then output.

For example, you may take in information through your eyes – such as the image of a person’s face whom you care about – and mentally process that information, store it for the future, retrieve the memory of it the next time you’re feeling a bit blue, and say to yourself ‘Never mind, things will look better tomorrow.’ All of this happens outside of your conscious awareness.

The everyday language that you use provides clues to your preferred repre- sentational system, the one that you’ve developed through your life. In order to enhance your own communication skills, listen to the types of words that people use, and ask yourself whether these words are visual, auditory, kin- aesthetic, or neutral (not sensory-specific).

You can discover all sorts of clues as to what’s going on inside people’s heads, and whether they’re more responsive to pictures, words, or sounds. You can then go on to note what kind of language gets you the best response from a particular person. 

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Conversational Change: Further Distinctions
08:19

You are hereby invited to harness a natural mental process that you've probably never controlled in your past, learn techniques to utilise this process, and become more effective and influential in every area of your life.

Perhaps in your past you thought improving your influence or changing minds or habits would have been a hard thing to do. There is an area of study in hypnosis and NLP that explores this very topic and process, and has developed a range of techniques for harnessing it for improved human achievement. We call it Chronemics.

Chronemics is the study of how time is used in communication. Time can be used as a communication tool in many ways, from punctuality to expectations around waiting and response time, to general principles around time management.

Chronemics has become an area of study primarily for anthropologists, who look at cultural norms around the use of time, and the way cultures can vary and converge around different norms.

NLP Master Practitioners know that we do not have to be at the mercy of this effect, but instead, can harness it and use it more with intention, for ourselves — and others.

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Chronemics: The Language of Time
15:42

Across cultures, time perception plays a large role in the nonverbal communication process. Time perceptions include punctuality, willingness to wait, and interactions. The use of time can affect lifestyle, daily agendas, speed of speech, movements, and how long people are willing to listen.

How you regard and respect time signals many things to the people you are in contact with. It also speaks volumes about you.

Your relationship with time can evoke emotion, raise or lower your status, significantly impact the effectiveness of verbal or non verbal communication, etc.

For example, if you always have time and are happy to wait around and adjust your schedule for every meeting then you appear much less powerful than someone who appears to be busy and can fit you in for 5 minutes next Tuesday.

Or for example if talk too long at a meeting or event, past the point of having the attention of your listeners, they will clap at the end as a sign of relief that you are done. If on the other hand you keep things short and to the point, ending with leaving them wanting more, they will clap because they want to hear more.

This topic is definitely worth reading up on. You can also learn how to deal with people who have a different orientation on time than you (are for example always thinking about the past, while you're always racing towards the future).

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The Language of Time Framework
09:42

From Theory to Practice...

In this video, we will be outlining a couple of exercises that you can do to make use of the language of time. Included in this will be an overall frame-work that you can use to powerfully change minds, conversationally, using the language of time.

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Language of Time: Theory to Practice
03:13

I've long held a fascination with the concept of time travel. Movies with time travel themes, such as 'Back to the Future' (1985, 1987 and 1990) and were amongst my favourites.

Experiencing the world through the eyes of someone who has been shifted to an unknown time (and place) has always been fascinating.

But the reality is that we can't see into our future, and we can't go back to change the mistakes of the past, much as we might like to. Despite this, many of us do a lot of emotional time travelling every day. Some of us are stuck in an unresolved past, fretting and regretting about what we did and what we should have done instead.

And some of us are lost in some illusion of the future, agonising over what might (or might not) happen. We fall into habits of being elsewhere rather than here and now. And we waste precious time with others and ourselves when we do so.

It's great to escape while at the movies, but escaping from our present lives is such a shame. How many of us have missed opportunities of trying something new because of our fear of the unknown?

How many people do you know who have ruined their relationships because of the preoccupation that they had with past ones? How many of us are currently floating through life on automatic pilot, not noticing what is around us?

How do we change these habits so that we can be more fully present? There is no question that it is hard to shift our focus when we have had years of practice in living another way. But just as we learned to avoid our present, we can learn to engage in it again by understanding this idea of emotional time travel.

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Emotional Time Travel
16:52

Building upon what Kain shared with you in the last video, here, Kain guides you through a 'trancey' time emphases exercise to experience for yourself how you internal representations of time can influence and even determine the quality of your day-to-day emotional states.

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Kain's Trancey Experience
12:46

Adopting a healthy perspective...

In this video, we will be discussing how to adopt a healthy perspective.

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Adopting a Healthy Perspective
10:14

Way, way up into the heavens...

In this video, we will be chunking up on an astronomical scale. Not just for the sake of it, but in order to create a quite profound perspective on our problems.


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Chunking-Up on an Astronomical Scale
01:44

When it comes to managing stress, did you know that there is a Universal law that applies to all stressors, all of the time? In this video, Kain will discuss this in more detail.

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The Universal Stress Principle
07:32

Growing up, developing ourselves and maturing in life is a process that seldom comes without its fair share of problems and challenges.

In this lecture, Kain will share with you the timeline of which we develop and grow. As understanding this allows us to understand far better where we've come from, and also understand where we're going in life.

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The Levels and Stages of Life
19:59

A quick Re-cap...

In this video, Steve will be pulling together all the ideas so far in this section and doing a quick re-cap. He will then be pointing to where we will be heading next.

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Steve's Mid-Section Recap
03:14

The ability to word weave conversationally...

Sleight of Mouth was developed - or discovered - by Robert Dilts when he modelled and studied Richard Bandler's use of language. Richard had a unique gift of being able to have a conversation with someone and, within a short space of time, he would help them experience some kind of profound shift.

From these studies, Robert formulated a range of linguistic distinctions that can be used to conversationally help someone re-evaluate their beliefs.

This model is tremendously powerful and is, actually, a lot more than just a bunch of linguistic distinctions; it offers a way of appreciating the different directions you can take a person's mind in order to create a shift in perspective. 


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Introducing Sleight of Mouth
11:04

It's all about re-framing...

Essentially, sleight of mouth is all about re-framing; it's where you play about with meaning. 

A frame is a way of thinking and perceiving something. Every moment of everyday we experience the world through our 'frame'; we take in experience and then frame some kind of meaning onto it and this, in turn, allows us to process the information and decide how to act and feel. By re-framing, we can change the meaning someone attaches to experience and hence create some powerful shifts in understand, appreciation and thinking.


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Reframing Reframing Reframing
06:11

Re-exploring 'Directions of the Mind'...

In this video, Steve will re-visit his 'directions of the mind' model. This model is crucial to Sleight of Mouth as it highlights the main directions that you are leading the mind via your linguistic responses. These directions are as follows:

  1. Chunk up: By making people aware of the bigger picture, their positive intentions, and greater purposes.
  2. Chunk down: By making people aware of the specifics; reducing the internal frame size and creating meaning out of it.
  3. Sideways shift: By taking there mind to the side and encouraging them to appreciate a similar but different viewpoint. For example: the use of metaphor or analogy.
  4. Direct Challenges: By directly challenging the person's belief. E.G. By offering a straight counter example.


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Directions of the Mind: Revisited
10:39

Sleight of Mouth Part one:

In this video, Steve will outline the first 6 slight of Mouth Patterns giving examples of each.


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Sleight of Mouth Patterns: Batch 1
13:03

Sleight of Mouth patterns work extremely well for facilitating belief change. To use Sleight of Mouth patterns the client's belief must first have been expressed regarding a complex equivalence or cause-effect assertion.

Just like in Aikido, the underlying principle of Sleight of Mouth is to turn your opponents energy back on them, in a non-aggressive search for a way out of a deadlock, opening the door to a new perspective or solution.

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Sleight of Mouth Examples (Article)
02:16

Sleight of Mouth Workbook...

In this video, Kain will introduce the Sleight of Mouth Workbook.


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Introducing the Sleight of Mouth Workbook
03:26

From Theory to Practice...

In this video, Kain will use the sleight of Mouth Questions to encourage re-evaluation in Callum.


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Demo 6: Sleight of Mouth Questions
19:39

Un-packing the demo...

In this video, Kain will deconstruct the demonstration that he just did with Callum.


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Demonstration 6 Deconstruction
04:10

In this video Steve outlines further sleight of mouth distinctions:

7. APPLY TO SELF

8. HIERARCHY OF CRITERIA

9. CONSEQUENCES – outlining the negative consequences of continuing to hold on to an perspective/belief and also identifying the positives of choosing to change their perspective. 

10. STRAIGHT COUNTER EXAMPLE – guiding the person’s attention to a specific example of when the belief is not the case. Simply put, you’re looking for an example  of when the belief is not true

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Sleight of Mouth Patterns: Batch 2
16:08

In this video Steve outlines a couple of sleight of mouth exercises that you can use to start applying these patterns in the context of your own communications.

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Steve's 'Sunny Side of the Street'
05:37

In this video Steve concludes this section on sleight of mouth.

In a nutshell, sleight of mouth is the art of reframing – when you change the meaning of something and encourage someone to take on board a new meaning when it comes to a belief.

You’re encouraging them to consider the problem/belief from many different perspectives. He outlines 2 ways that you can use sleight of mouth: through asking questions and formulating response.

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End of Section 4 Summary and Wrap-Up
02:37
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Metaphoric Storytelling for Change
19 Lectures 02:34:23

Most of us know what a metaphor is, but it would probably help to begin this article with a definition. A metaphor is a figure of speech in which the words we use are applied to something which is not literally applicable. It can also be representative or symbolic of something else. 

A simple example of a metaphor would be comparing your career to a cake. I might say that your qualifications are ‘the icing on the cake’ and am therefore implying that you are the cake, the whole person, enough and edible just as you are.

The icing (qualifications) makes the cake (you) more appealing and irresistible. Sometimes we find it easier to understand and overcome our difficulties if we transpose them into another situation.

Milton H. Erickson, a huge influencer in the fields of psychology (and especially hypnotherapy), commonly used metaphor. He was very permissive in his manner and a master of the double bind, wherein the only thing a client could find was success or at least a positive outcome from their efforts.

Using metaphor is a very creative way of problem-solving. It is a tool that can be used in everyday life. When a metaphor is employed by an ethical, professional and skilled NLP Master Practitioner, you can imagine just how powerful it can be.

Throughout this section, you can discover for yourself exactly what we mean by this.

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Introduction to Metaphoric Storytelling
11:11

The metaphor is a rhetorical device used to compare two dissimilar objects or ideas in an implication that establishes an equivalency between the two.

There are numerous types of metaphors which are utilized in both classic rhetorical constructions and also in the context of everyday casual language. The degree of the comparison dictates what kind of metaphor it is.

Though there are more than a dozen distinct types of metaphors, there are three primary types which Steve will share with you in this video.

  1. Analogy – when you make a direct and obvious comparison
  2. Metaphor – when you make a comparison between a situation and the story that you’re telling, but not in such an obvious way. This is a much more subtle way of introducing someone to an idea or teaching.
  3. Multi-Embedded Metaphor – this is essentially a story, within a story, within a story and so on...When you use this type of story and you start to introduce new concepts and ideas, they tend to be accepted more readily with little resistance.


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The 3 Main Categories of Story
08:14

Telling a story can create a three-way dynamic relationship between you, and the story, and the audience (or whomever you are communicating with).

Stories have the potential to build people up, tear people down, encourage, uplift, inspire and educate ... it all depends on the reason why you are telling your story to begin with.

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The Storytelling Triangle
10:04

Stories are a way to access this domain as stories evoke emotion, and emotion is one of the main factors in activating the unconscious mind.

When you tell a story, you are automatically getting another person’s attention, if you tell a good story you are going to be able to absorb that attention entirely. Telling good stories is as easy as making it a topic the listeners can identify with on some level, and since we are all prone to similar experiences, this should be a relatively easy battle to win! 

Once the other person’s attention is absorbed in a story, you will have already bypassed the critical factor (because it is a story and it is unarguable). People tend to not argue with another person’s real life experience, but they will identify with it on an unconscious level.

One of these ways of getting what you want from a story is to offer metaphorical resolutions within your stories. These are often called isomorphic stories, which mean they take on the same structure or shape of something else. 

In the way of using these in NLP, the story will be taking on some similar aspects you see in your listener. You want to tell a story that mirrors the situation or problem of your client in an indirect way.

In this video, Steve will explain all of this in much more detail.

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Iso-Morphism
05:02

In this video Kain further explores the concept of Isomorphism.

He introduces us to a Biblical parable which illustrates the principle of the 4 soil types. He likens this to the conditions and states of readiness that other people with come to you with as an NLP Master practitioner.

Also, it may or may not make any sense!

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The 4 Soil Types Parrable
14:55

In this video, Kain will tell you another fascinating story that you may or may not be able to relate to.

Have a look to see whether you can relate to the story and whether or not it resonates with you in any way.

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The Mustard Seed Metaphor
09:42

In this video Steve highlights an exercise that you can use to create your own stockpile of stories which will help you to start making connections between each story and potential themes/problems that each one relates to.

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Steve's Storytelling Exercise
06:34

In this short video, Kain will introduce you to an excellent resource of metaphors and stories which he will encourage you to invest into, and then take them, adapt them, adopt them, and make them your own.

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Recommended Resource: The Magic of Metaphor
02:13

This article is about learning to use your personal metaphors. Your metaphors enable you to know yourself and understand your life in a new way.

The concepts that govern our thought are not just matters of the intellect. They also govern our everyday functioning, down to the most mundane details. Our concepts structure what we perceive, how we get around in the world, and how we relate to other people. 

This article will explain all of this in much greater detail.

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The Use of Metaphor in Everyday Language
06:01

Have you ever heard the saying that 'perception is everything'? (other than from Kain or Steve)

If not, then this story will hopefully resonate with you in quite a profound way.

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Putting Yourself in the Picture
06:08

In this video, Kain shares a story, taken from the Element, a book written by Ken Robinson.

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Storytelling to Encourage and Inspire
12:35

The Story of Gillian Lynne
~ excerpted from the book The Element by Ken Robinson

Take 5 minutes to read this story, reflection upon it, then answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

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The Story of Gillian Lynn - Excerpt from The Element by Ken Robinson
04:25

Multiple embedded metaphors is a metaphor therapy technique that forces the listener to concentrate on several metaphor stories at the same time.

Metaphor therapy can be used to treat most psychological problems because embedded metaphors and stories are able to act directly on the subconscious mind.

The multiple embedded metaphor technique wraps one metaphoric story inside another, usually to three levels deep. The hypnotherapist starts a story, gets distracted into another story, then starts another story and doesn't finish that one and leaves the listener hanging on before finishing all the metaphor stories in reverse order.

The idea is to force the listener to keep the unfinished metaphoric stories in their mind for longer than normal. The longer the embedded metaphor stays active in the mind the more likely it is to have a therapeutic effect.

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Multi-Embedded Metaphors
07:16

Embedded metaphors tell the audience: You don’t have it all yet.

To maintain your audience’s (or your clients) interest and attention, so they remain open to learning new things, you must let them know that they don’t have all the information yet: there is more to come, things are still open. They have some pieces, but they don’t know everything there is to know on that particular topic - yet.

And you will continue to have their attention until they think they have the final piece. We call this process of setting things up such that the audience knows, either consciously or unconsciously, that they don’t have it all yet, opening loops. Thinking you know everything there is to know about something is not a useful place to be because it prevents you from learning more. Opening loops prevent premature closure.

One way that we use to keep the audience open and in anticipation of more, so that they are taking in everything you have to say, and wanting to know more, is by telling stories - but in a particular way, which we call embedded metaphors or nested loops.

In this video, Steve will give you a demonstration about how to carry one out.

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Multi-Embedded Metaphors Example
13:49

The magic of the open loop...

We all know about the 'cliff hanger'; the final 30 seconds of a T.V show that doesn't resolve itself and leave us salivating for more. This is what is known as an open loop, and something you can use effectively in metaphoric storytelling. When you tell a story and then don't finish it, you create an open loop.

This can have several functions:

  1. To create curiosity: People want to know the end of your stories so open loops make them more engaging,
  2. To embed suggestions: when you leave a loop open, you create arousal - the mind takes notice. Because of this you have a short window where you can suggest something. This suggestion will have more impact on their neurology because you have created a state of arousal with the open loop.
  3. To create continual learning: Our brain wants to close the loops. so when we deliberately leave a loop open it keeps searching for the answer in the form of learning. This creates a kind of 'continual' learning that can continue well after the story is told. 


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Metaphoric Open Loops
14:36

You can leave some loops open - to create arousal, curiosity and encourage continual learning - but it's best to not leave too many open. For the simple fact that the listener may start to get greatly frustrated!

So we'd recommend - if you are telling multiple stories - that you close some off and leave other open, depending on what your goals is. Closing your metaphors creates a packaging effect, where the learning is embedded within the framework of the story.

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Metaphoric Closed Loops
02:54

The Zeigarnik effect is a psychological phenomenon which describes the human tendency to remember interrupted (or incomplete) tasks or events with greater ease than tasks that have already been completed.

This phenomenon was first noticed in the early 1900s and has today, is referred to as the Zeigarnik Effect.

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The Zeigarnik Effect
07:54

The Zeigarnik effect is a psychological phenomenon which describes the human tendency to remember interrupted (or incomplete) tasks or events with greater ease than tasks that have already been completed.

This phenomenon was first noticed in the early 1900s and has today, is referred to as the Zeigarnik Effect.

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The Zeigarnik Effect Explained
03:55

A Metaphorical Framework you can use...

In this video Steve draws this section to a close. He offers a framework to begin to develop your skills in metaphor and storytelling. There are 3 levels:

  1. BEGINNER - The very basic way of incorporating stories into your communication is by simply telling a story and then offering some kind of point of wisdom.
  2. INTERMEDIATE - The second level involves the use of subtle isomorphism.  
  3. ADVANCED – This third level is a bit more advanced and involves the use of Multi-Embedded Metaphors and Isomorphism.

This framework will give you options for using stories that range from beginner level to advanced. That way, no matter what your level of skill, you can start using metaphor and storytelling to create change as soon as possible.

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The Metaphoric Framework & End of Section Wrap-Up
06:55
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NLP Meta Programming (Meta-Programs)
9 Lectures 01:25:35

A person's deep, habitual thinking patterns...

Meta-programs are like our deep, habitual thinking patterns; the styles that we use to process the world. One simple example of a meta-program is the distinction between 'Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetics' These are 'styles' or 'modes' that we sue to process the world.

The subject of meta-programs goes FAR deeper than this though. By understanding out main styles of thinking we can do several things:

  1. Understand people at a far deeper and more profound level.
  2. Learn to communicate in a way that 'fits' neatly into their map or model of the world; where you are literally 'talking their language'.
  3. Understand yourself more effectively; why you have certain strengths and weaknesses.
  4. Access more of your cognitive resources: meta-programs are, effectively, cognitive resources...by improving your 'meta-program range', you can significantly expand your mind and your overall potential.


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An Introduction to Meta Programs
08:52

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us towards a greater understanding of ourselves.” –  Carl Jung

Meta-programs are a fascinating concept that's commonly discussed within the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Meta-programs are the keys to understanding the way in which we process and interpret information. NLP meta-programs are basically how we form our internal representations and direct our behaviour.

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An Introduction to Meta Programs (Article)
07:14

Meta-programs distinctions - part one

In this video, Steve will be outlining the first batch of meta-program distinctions. These re as follows:

  1. Matcher ---- Mis-matcher 
  2. Detail ---- Global
  3. Proactive ---- Reactive


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Meta Programs Further Distinctions: Part 1
11:25

Meta-programs distinctions - part two

In this video, Steve will outline two remaining meta-program distinctions. These are to do with motivation and are the following:

  1. Away from pain ---- Towards pleasure 
  2. Model operators of necessity ---- modal operators of possibility


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Meta Programs Further Distinctions: Part 2
10:49

Meta-programs distinctions - part three

In this video, Steve will make a few final meta-program distinctions.

Meta Programs Further Distinctions: Part 3
11:06

From theory to practice...

In this video, Steve will outline an insightful meta-program exercise you can do to figure out a person's meta-program preferences. By doing this you can understand them more deeply and learn to communicate to them with precision.


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The Meta Detective Exercise
03:26

From theory to Practice...

In this video, Steve will outline a powerful meta-program exercise you can do to access more of your cognitive resources in relation to a goal that you have for yourself.


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Meta Programs for Goal Setting
03:14

Kain's preferences...

In this video, Kain describes his meta-program preferences.


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Kain's Meta Program Preferences
19:55

Bringing the section to a close...

In this section, we will be bringing the meta-programs section to a close and re-capping the main points and teachings.

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Recommended Resources & End of Section Wrap-Up
09:34
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Core Values: Values Elicitation Demonstration Section
9 Lectures 02:12:07

Values are our internal 'drivers' which fully embody and encompass what is important to us in life.

They are complex and intangible higher-level functions and are intimately linked to our beliefs about what is good and bad, right and wrong.

Our values guide our every decision, and the satisfaction or violation of them can produce strong emotional reactions. They can be defined as: 'stable constructs from which belief systems are generated.'

We are generally always moving towards our values which, when satisfied, bring us pleasure and moving away from values which attempt to keep us from feeling pain.

This video is Part 1 of a thorough values elicitation which Kain carried on on Karen.

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Full Values Elicitation Demonstration: Part 1
15:30

Values are our internal 'drivers' which fully embody and encompass what is important to us in life.

They are complex and intangible higher-level functions and are intimately linked to our beliefs about what is good and bad, right and wrong.

Our values guide our every decision, and the satisfaction or violation of them can produce strong emotional reactions. They can be defined as: 'stable constructs from which belief systems are generated.'

We are generally always moving towards our values which, when satisfied, bring us pleasure and moving away from values which attempt to keep us from feeling pain.

This video is Part 2 of a thorough values elicitation which Kain carried on on Karen.

Full Values Elicitation Demonstration: Part 2
11:57

Values are our internal 'drivers' which fully embody and encompass what is important to us in life.

They are complex and intangible higher-level functions and are intimately linked to our beliefs about what is good and bad, right and wrong.

Our values guide our every decision, and the satisfaction or violation of them can produce strong emotional reactions. They can be defined as: 'stable constructs from which belief systems are generated.'

We are generally always moving towards our values which, when satisfied, bring us pleasure and moving away from values which attempt to keep us from feeling pain.

This video is Part 3 of a thorough values elicitation which Kain carried on on Karen.

Full Values Elicitation Demonstration: Part 3
12:39

Values are our internal 'drivers' which fully embody and encompass what is important to us in life.

They are complex and intangible higher-level functions and are intimately linked to our beliefs about what is good and bad, right and wrong.

Our values guide our every decision, and the satisfaction or violation of them can produce strong emotional reactions. They can be defined as: 'stable constructs from which belief systems are generated.'

We are generally always moving towards our values which, when satisfied, bring us pleasure and moving away from values which attempt to keep us from feeling pain.

This video is Part 4 of a thorough values elicitation which Kain carried on on Karen.

Full Values Elicitation Demonstration: Part 4
12:14

Values are our internal 'drivers' which fully embody and encompass what is important to us in life.

They are complex and intangible higher-level functions and are intimately linked to our beliefs about what is good and bad, right and wrong.

Our values guide our every decision, and the satisfaction or violation of them can produce strong emotional reactions. They can be defined as: 'stable constructs from which belief systems are generated.'

We are generally always moving towards our values which, when satisfied, bring us pleasure and moving away from values which attempt to keep us from feeling pain.

This video is Part 5 of a thorough values elicitation which Kain carried on on Karen.

Full Values Elicitation Demonstration: Part 5
14:08

Values are our internal 'drivers' which fully embody and encompass what is important to us in life.

They are complex and intangible higher-level functions and are intimately linked to our beliefs about what is good and bad, right and wrong.

Our values guide our every decision, and the satisfaction or violation of them can produce strong emotional reactions. They can be defined as: 'stable constructs from which belief systems are generated.'

We are generally always moving towards our values which, when satisfied, bring us pleasure and moving away from values which attempt to keep us from feeling pain.

This video is Part 6 of a thorough values elicitation which Kain carried on on Karen.

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Full Values Elicitation Demonstration: Part 6
14:26

In this video, Kain will deconstruct the NLP core values elicitation demonstration and discuss what has just been discovered by Karen.

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Values Elicitation Demonstration Deconstruction
15:48

Once a values elicitation has been effectively carried out, as NLP Master practitioner, our next job is to help our client to understand how they currently prioritise these values. This becomes a basis for them on which to make wise decisions on into heir future.

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Establishing Priorities After a Values Elicitation
19:44

In this video, Kain wraps the section up and discuss what's coming next ...

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Core Values Summary & End of Section Wrap-Up
15:41
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NLP Master Advanced Change Processes
21 Lectures 03:27:02

From core skills to change-work...

In this section we are going to be talking - and demonstrating - some advanced NLP change-work processes. We have selected techniques that will help you embed the core skills, ideas and principles that you have been learning throughout the course.

We recommend that you watch the demonstrations more than once because there are many levels of subtitles going on.

One important distinction to make is the difference between 'therapy' and 'change-work'. This distinction will also be explored as it is a useful one to make when working with someone.


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Introducing Master Advanced Change Processes
15:56

The Deep Change Model re-visited...

This is a good time to re-visit the 'Deep Change Model' that Steve introduced in the first section. Whenever we make a change, we can change at many different levels. The main levels are as follows:

  1. Behavioural Change: what you want to do differently; what you want to create in the world...
  2. Psychological Change: The aspects of your psychology that support or stop you from making these changes; the main layers of psychological change are: Emotions; Beliefs; Values; thinking strategies.

By appreciating the different layers of change, you can create precision change-work with an individual.

One recommended approach is to start out creating a behavioural outcome - something physical and tangible that the person would like to achieve in the world - then help resolve the psychological issues that hold them back from achieving this; then, at the end of the change-work session, link back to the behavioural outcome, asking hem about actions and behaviours they can do to progress it.


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Finding a Starting Point for Change
03:59

All different types of change...

In this video, Steve will make an important distinction between 'remedial' and 'generative' change. 

Remedial is where you are looking to resolve a context specific problem; something that is mostly isolated to a specific situation or area of the person's life. An example of this could be a phobia of flying. If you make a change to this then the change will mostly be applicable to the context of flying and not much - if anything - else.

Generative change is where you are looking to make a change that could generalise to other - if not all - areas of life. An example of this could be a 'self-esteem' issue. If you help a person 'value' themselves more as a person then this change will be something that will generalise to most - if not all - areas of their life. Another example of generative change is your own personal development. You are always a work in progress so it's useful to place high importance on how you continue to develop over time.

Some problems that are presented require some kind of remedial change whereas some require a more generative approach. This distinction can very useful when deciding which approach to take to change.


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Remedial V's Generative Change
05:26

Taking large, consistent action over time...

The key to achieving goals is action; it's where the rubber meets the road.

One way to bring people up to the point where they feel compelled to take action is to make use of the threshold principle. In this video, Steve will outline the threshold principle. It makes heavy use of the 'away from pain' and 'towards pleasure' meta-programs that he spoke about  in the meta-programs section,.


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Introducing the Threshold Principle
11:17

An extra layer to add in to the threshold principle...

Systems thinking operates from the idea that everything - as the name suggests - works in relation to a system. As human beings we are both individuals in our own right while, simultaneously, being part of a greater system. 

A cell is a cell in it's own right, but it is also part of a network of cells that make up an organism; a human being is an individual but it is also part of a family, workplace, or community system; and communities are entities in their own right but are also part of the greater system of humanity.

When you make a change to something, you also create a ripple effect to the overall system.

This idea can be put to use with the threshold principle. By making people aware of the many different levels their actions and non-actions can impact on, it can create a powerful leverage effect that compels them to take action.


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The Threshold Principle: Systems Thinking
05:31

Sociology is the study of how society and culture impacts the individual, and in this video, Kain discusses how the individual can use the world systems to effectively impact society. Part 1 of 2.

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Systems Thinking: The World System Part 1
10:00

Sociology is the study of how society and culture impacts the individual, and in this video, Kain discusses how the individual can use the world systems to effectively impact society. Part 2 of 2.

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Systems Thinking: The World System Part 2
12:05

From Theory to Practice...

In this video, Steve will describe the threshold principle demonstration; summing up the main points and ideas behind it.

The demonstration will consist of two parts: a conversational piece; and an eyes-closed process. This is done to create a build-up for the technique and to prime Karen for the change-work.


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The Threshold Principle Demonstration Set-Up
06:34

A Practical Demonstration - part 1...

In this video, Steve will do the first part of the demonstration. This will be done conversationally and will consist of  an exploration into two different paths:

  • The path of no-action.
  • The path of action.

Pay attention to this video as you will here some excellent examples of advanced NLP language.


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The Threshold Principle: Demonstration 1
19:33

A Practical Demonstration - part 2...

In this demonstration, Steve will take Karen through the eye's closed process part of the threshold principle technique. This will use the same framework as was used during the conversational part.


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The Threshold Principle: Demonstration 2
13:39

Un-packing the demonstration...

In this demonstration, Steve will de-contruct the demonstration, explaining what just happened and summing up the main points and ideas.


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Demonstration Deconstruction
04:38

A Framework for change...

In this video, Kain will be 'chunking up' and sharing with you a useful and insightful way of thinking about change-work. 


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A Framework for Change: Part 1
12:28

A Framework for change - part 2...

In this video, Kain will be adding to the framework for change that he shared with you in the last video.


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A Framework for Change: Part 2
12:18

Building a belief in you as a a successful person...

In this advanced change technique, Steve is going to be showing you how to build a belief. As well being able to re-evaluate belief systems, it is also useful to be able to build new, more empowering beliefs.

For this demonstration he will be looking to build and strengthen the belief 'I am a successful person' but this belief could be many other things. The most important thing about this technique is that it demonstrates the belief building process.

In this video, Steve will re-visit the analogy of the 'table' that he used when describing beliefs in the belief section. Essentially, this purpose of this demonstration will be to help Karen see the table legs she already has when it comes to being a successful person.


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Introducing the 'Success Tunnel' Technique
04:57

Demonstration set-up...

In this video, Steve will explain the demonstration, summing up the main points and ideas behind it.


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The Success Tunnel Demonstration Set-Up
06:49

Sources of success...

In this video, Kain will explore internal and external validation sources of success.

When it comes to the technique, it is important not to assign your successes to JUST external sources, but to include a strong base of internal sources - E.G. you being you as a human being.

It is also useful to include your unique skills and attributes as a human being.


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Trophies: Internal & External Success Validations
10:02

Demonstration Part 1...

In this demonstration, Steve will be, conversationally, taking Karen through the success tunnel technique.

For this part, it is useful for Karen to talk about herself in the third person - dissociated - as this will help her recognise the successes she has already had that she is perhaps not giving herself credit for.


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The Success Tunnel: Demonstration 1
10:04

Demonstration Part 2...

In this demonstration, Steve will be taking Karen through the eye's closed process part of the Success Tunnel Technique. He will be encouraging Karen to step in and fully associate with each of her successes, one after the other, in chronological order, to help her recognise all he things that ALREADY make her a successful person. 

This can help her feel more successful as she moves towards greater success in her future.


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The Success Tunnel: Demonstration 2
11:39

Un-packing the demonstration...

In this video, Steve will be de-constructing the two demonstrations that he just did with Karen. He will also be re-capping on the main principles and ideas behind the technique.


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The Success Tunnel: Demonstration Deconstruction
04:12

At this point in human history we take it for granted that badges, trophies, achievements, and similar rewards are baked in to most gaming systems. “Achievement unlocked!” is a punchline that can be swapped into any situation where you get a little something for doing what you (presumably) were already going to be doing.

In this video, we discuss how external trophies aren't the only types of reward that motivate people in life!

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Internal Trophies: Demonstration Wrap-Up
09:39

Your Personal Mission Statement...

In this video, Kain will be wrapping up the section by asking you about your own personal mission statement.

What would you like to have written on your tombstone; a deep, sobering, but also deeply empowering question.


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Drafting A Personal Mission Statement
16:16
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Your Questions & Answers Section
7 Lectures 35:04

The Q & A's section...

In this video, we will be introducing the Q & A's section. We are keen to making this course a dialogue rather than a monologue so please send us your questions and - if you hit on a good topic - we will make a video out of it.


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Introducing the Questions and Answers Section
02:26

Answers to student questions; Q1.

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Qu 1) Nature V's Nurture?
06:10

Answers to student questions; Q2.

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Qu 2) The Most Effective Change Pattern?
04:33

Answers to student questions; Q3.

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Qu 3) Matching and Mirroring?
05:24

Answers to student questions; Q4.

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Qu 4) Any Other Recommended Resources?
08:32

Answers to student questions; Q5.

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Qu 5) Steve's Definition of Success
04:19

Answers to student questions; Q6.

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Qu 6) What Does this Certificate Give Me?
03:40
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End of Course Summary & Recommended Reads
3 Lectures 20:34

In this short video, Kain and Steve share a few books that have impacted them over the years in a course recommended reading list (which is non-compulsory by the way).

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Recommended Reading List
12:57

And this brings us to the final video of the course .... 139 videos, article and over 22 hours later!

CONGRATULATIONS FOR MAKING IT THUS FAR ... and in the lecture that follows you can download and print off your NLP Master Practitioner certificate of Completion.

Kindest Regards & Best Wishes for your NLP Practitioning Future!

Kain Ramsay & Steven Burns

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Course Summary and Closing Thoughts
06:56

CONGRATULATIONS for completing this EPIC NLP Master Practitioner Certification course ... it's been a marathon and an absolute pleasure to have been your instructors on this life changing journey!

Well done, you truly deserve your certificate ... but remember, certification is no substitute for competence, so make sure to get yourself out there and practice everything you've learned on some willing test subjects as soon as physically possible.

YOU CAN'T BREAK ANYBODY!!

Best wishes for your future NLP Master Practitioning endeavours ..

God Bless,

Kain Ramsay and Steve Burns

Your NLP Master Practitioner Certificate of Completion
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About the Instructor
Kain Ramsay
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Pioneer in Applied Modern Psychology, NLP, CBT & Mindfulness

Over the last decade, Kain Ramsay has influenced over 35,000 people in making life transforming changes to their confidence, character, leadership and inner wellbeing.

Having worked his pragmatic brand of personal transformation with top business achievers, sports people, musicians, entrepreneurs and ex-military personnel, Kain directs his teaching towards living a lifestyle of greater clarity, intentionality, integrity and purpose.

Kain takes an unconventional approach towards demonstrating how making small modifications in a persons thinking, can yield massive results in their day-to-day lives. He is one of the UK’s most trusted self improvement Instructors with over 35,000 students enrolled in one or more his unique range of personal growth courses.

Beginning his career in the military, Kain spent 9 years in the British Army and served on Operational Tours in Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Kuwait and Gulf War II prior to ending his service in 2004. Post Military, he also developed successful careers in finance, strategic marketing and business to business communications.

Having invested over 14 years studying and practicing Psychology, Mindfulness, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, CBT, Therapeutic Counselling and Theology, today, Kain serves as an influential leader in the advancement of applied modern psychology.

A successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, Kain serves as Chairman of Solid Grounds, a Scottish veterans charity, whose purpose is to serve and mentor Ex-Military personnel through the (often problematic) transition from military to civilian life.

Kain's ongoing commitment to creating life-changing self improvement resources, is surpassed only by his passion for family as a dedicated husband to his wife, Karen.

COMMUNICATIONS | CONFIDENCE | LEADERSHIP | INFLUENCE | STRENGTH

Steven Burns
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Founding Director of the Scottish Centre of NLP

Steven Burns, is a professional therapist, hypnotherapist, Coach & Director of one of the leading NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) training & Coaching companies in Scotland, Solutions in Mind.

Steven has trained and coached hundreds of individuals helping them overcome challenges and get more of what they want from life and, back in 2005 at the age of 28 when he put on his first NLP Practitioner course, was one of the youngest ever to deliver NLP trainings in Scotland.

He now has over 17 years experience in the field of NLP and draws from many different sources to create a dynamic and long lasting learning experience. This will be experienced throughout his unique range of online courses.

Steven is passionate about helping people achieve more of what they want out of life and has spent the last three years of his life researching social anxiety, shyness, social anthropology and social confidence.

As well as his NLP training courses and coaching clients, Steven’s speciality is in helping people let go of social anxiety and shyness to become more socially confident through a unique blend of one to one coaching, social skills training and social experience.