NLP Practitioner Certificate Course (Achology Certified)
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NLP Practitioner Certificate Course (Achology Certified)

Achology Certified NLP Practitioner Course | Learn the Core Ideas, Methods & Principles of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
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  • 28 articles
  • 179 downloadable resources
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What you'll learn
  • This Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner course will allow you to become an Achology qualified NLP Practitioner and Identify how the mind handles, stores and retrieves information.
  • The course will enable keen students to apply in-depth knowledge and a broad range of fundamental principles that underpin the discipline of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

  • Sharpen up your main senses, develop your intuition and increase your self-awareness.

  • Remove old habits and unwanted feelings, and install new ways of thinking and behaving.
  • Understand the essential skills and techniques required to help yourself or other people to create positive changes that last.
  • This training will be useful if your job involves advising or helping people, even if you don't intend to become an NLP Practitioner.
  • Learn how to apply NLP in business, sports, education, coaching, therapy or for your own personal growth, by using the principles to your situation.
  • How to create better relationships with your managers, colleagues, employees and clients with an understanding of verbal and non-verbal language.
  • IMMEDIATE ACTION: Use the various downloadable NLP Practitioner resources that are provided within the course with others right away.
  • PLUS: Get access to our excellent online support community where you can practice your newfound NLP Practitioner skills today!
Requirements
  • No prior knowledge of Neuro-Linguistic Programming is required to enrol in this course, making it ideal for those who are just starting out exploring this exciting life discipline.
  • Many self-reflective ideas are presented throughout the course, and as such students are encouraged to undertake personal journaling (this is for self-reflection only and isn't required for submission).
  • You can complete this 26+ hour course in your own time at your own pace. We advise that you allow up to two months to achieve.
  • Study the full NLP Practitioner Course online. The course syllabus is similar o that which what you would find in a reputable attendance based class.
  • You can study from the comfort of your own home, favourite cafe, or anywhere and at any time. You can access your NLP Practitioner course lessons from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
  • This course was last reproduced in February 2018, drawing on over a decade of experience, blending in theoretical knowledge and other relevant principles.
  • A range of additional course materials is also provided that will make this NLP Practitioner course enlightening, fascinating and enjoyable.
  • Students who benefit the most from these NLP teachings are those who reflect upon and APPLY the lessons personally.
Description

Take your NLP to Certified Practitioner level with this life-transforming training that'll guide you from knowing the basics, to fully understanding the essential NLP principles and practices that are used by communication experts all around the world.

This Achology certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner course will allow you to learn the essential frameworks and people skills that are required to become a competent NLP Practitioner. If you are a people person and interested in helping others, this course is the one for you.

This comprehensive NLP Practitioner course is guaranteed to equip you with a broad range of powerful tools, techniques, verbal and non-verbal communication skills that you can build into your life right away, to help yourself, or other people understand the thoughts and feelings that influence their habits, actions and behaviours.

As a field of study, NLP is packed full of unconventional ideas that break down unwanted habits and limiting beliefs, build confidence and create compelling, life-transforming anchors. The skills you will learn at Practitioner level can be applied in areas such as business, sports, education, coaching, therapy or even just for your own personal development and growth. 

NLP Practitioner training has historically attracted international interest for guiding individuals on a life-changing journey of learning, change, self-discovery and personal enlightenment.


In the 2018 Achology NLP Practitioner course you will learn how to:

  • Become an influential and inspirational communicator

  • Use NLP for setting goals, outcomes and life coaching.

  • Become competent at reading nonverbal communications

  • Increase your sensory acuity and (un)conscious awareness

  • Master your thinking and take control of your emotional states

  • Understand fears, anxieties and other destructive emotions

  • Develop strategies for making better values-based decisions

  • Develop strong personal and professional relationships

  • Envision success, create success and achieve lasting results

  • Modify undesired behaviours in yourself and other people

  • Efficiently extract and elicit information from others.

  • And much, much more ...


A main objective of this course is to familiarise students with the overall process of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. It achieves this by providing a critical review of the essential components of the NLP process as well as other relevant psychological theories that will reconnect you with both your conscious and unconscious thought.

Split into 7 sections, each element of this course seeks to expand your understanding of NLP so you can achieve the theoretical knowledge you need to apply these transformative people skills within real and practical settings.

This cutting-edge course has been highlighted as one of the most comprehensive video-based NLP Practitioner courses in the world. The course embraces the original core teachings of traditional NLP, blended in with a range of more modern frameworks and psychological ideologies that haven't yet entered the textbooks.

Our best selling Achology courses are entirely transforming psychologically-based training with a new, revolutionary approach to teaching. Enrol today and join the thousands already transforming themselves and the world around them for the better.

You'll be encouraged to explore your values, motivations, strengths beliefs, habitual thinking patterns, and by the end of the course, you will understand the essential models that leading NLP Practitioners use to facilitate positive change in themselves and their clients.

This course is the approved NLP Practitioner training within Achology (the Academy for Modern Applied Psychology), and on completion of the course you can also apply for Professional Membership within Achology which contains active course discussion, an extensive range of other relevant training resources and opportunity to begin practising your new-found skills straight away.

Upon completion of the course, you will have a grounded understanding of the core concepts, ideologies and techniques that the world's leading NLP Practitioners use to facilitate positive change in both themselves and the clients they serve.

This value-packed NLP Practitioner course contains critical elements from all of the primary schools of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and if you aren't fully satisfied with the training, claim a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is ideal for beginners in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or anyone who wants a profound personal development experience.
  • Existing NLP Life Coaches, Practitioners or Master Practitioners who wish to revise their knowledge and refine their NLP skills.
  • This course is designed for students who want a certified NLP Practitioner qualification, but who can't afford costly enrolment fees or are unable to commit to a scheduled attendance based training.
  • This NLP Practitioner training will offer an excellent basis for those who want to participate in a live NLP Practitioner attendance course.
  • NLP Practitioners commonly consist of alternative therapists, teachers, managers, industry leaders, health professionals and communication experts.
  • This course will suit all those who are passionate about people and want to make a positive impact by helping people achieve more significant results in life.
Course content
Expand all 153 lectures 27:12:13
+ The Foundations of NLP and Beyond
20 lectures 03:36:44

Hi and welcome to my NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Throughout this exciting course you will be guided through the core elements, methodologies, and crucial techniques that are essential for your success as an NLP Master Practitioner.

Although this course is primarily focussed on helping you to become a competent coach for other people, there are a number of additional benefits that you will receive for yourself. Such as;

  • Improve your own confidence and self esteem.
  • Save hours of classroom time and time out of work that is often hard to get.
  • Study from home and save $1000's by learning in your own time.
  • Download the MP3 versions of each lecture and listen to again on your iPhone or other MP3 device.
  • Learn how to improve your relationships (with your friends, boss, children, customers, spouse etc...)
  • Discover how to improve your communicating skills (to win more business, deliver better presentations, communicate your message with greater clarity and precision).
  • Discover how to eradicate a Phobia or fear quickly (even mild fear like public speaking).
  • Fine tune your rapport skills and build deeper, more meaningful relationships easily.

You'll gain all of the above and more throughout this course, and above all other things, we hope that you enjoy the course as much as we both enjoyed creating it.

To your success in NLP,

Kain Ramsay

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Preview 09:07

A short article providing some basic course instructions and signposting towards Udemy Support FAQ's and the Achology discussion forums.

Course Instructions & Udemy Navigation Support
03:16

Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a “standard of rationality” or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioural economics.

cognitive bias is a pattern of irregularity in judgment, whereby inferences about other people and situations may be drawn in an illogical fashion. Peoples create their own “subjective social reality” from their perception of the input. An individual’s construction of social reality, not the objective input, may dictate their behaviour in the social world.

Thus, cognitive biases may sometimes lead to perceptual distortion, inaccurate judgment, illogical interpretation, or what is broadly called irrationality. It's important that we introduce you to the idea of cognitive bias at this stage of the course, as it's within the next few videos that you'll unconsciously arrive at a decision about whether you like this course or not, based upon the biases you already have.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Preview 17:23

Tony Robbins once suggested that ‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you've always got.’

Remember these great words of wisdom as you begin the journey into NLP territory for yourself. In this part, you start to get a feel for what NLP can do for you.

As you begin, bear one thing in mind: suspend your disbelief or assumptions that may get in the way of your learning. In this part, we invite you to think about the best NLP question of all, which is ‘What do I want?’, and then to delve into what’s happening behind the scenes in your brain and your unconscious thinking. Interesting stuff, we hope you agree.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Preview 14:31

Presuppositions, in general, are beliefs underlying a system. The presuppositions of NLP are beliefs that guide and have guided the development of NLP since it began 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 ideas in this video are six of the main presuppositions of NLP. (This video is part 1 of 2)

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

The Presuppositions of NLP (Part 1)
14:19

Presuppositions, in general, are beliefs underlying a system. The presuppositions of NLP are beliefs that guide and have guided the development of NLP since it began 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 ideas in this video are six of the main presuppositions of NLP. (This video is part 2 of 2)

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

The Presuppositions of NLP (Part 2)
18:46

The presuppositions of NLP are the main assumptions that have guided the ongoing development of NLP since its initial development by Richard Bandler and John Grinder back in the 1970s. They are not necessarily true, but they have historically proven to produce some beneficial results.

The Core Presuppositions of NLP (Article)
04:33

Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP, provides a range of practical ways in which you can change the way that you think, view past events, and approach your life.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming shows you how to take control of your mind, and therefore your life. Unlike psychoanalysis, which focuses on the ‘why’, NLP is very practical and focuses on the ‘how’.

NLP works from the assumption that although you may not control much in your life, you can always take complete control of what goes on inside of your head.

Your thoughts, feelings and emotions are not things that are, or that you have, but things that you do. Their causes can often be very complicated, involving, for instance, comments or beliefs from your parents or teachers, or events that you have experienced. 

NLP shows you how you can take control of these beliefs and influences. Using mind techniques such as visualisation, you can change the way that you think and feel about past events, fears and even phobias.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

A Purpose of Neuro Linguistic Programming
18:11

The main presuppositions discussed throughout this section of the course are the central principles of NLP, its guiding philosophy, its ‘beliefs’. These principles are not claimed to be true or universal.

You do not have to believe they are true. They are called ‘presuppositions’ because you pre-suppose them to be true and then act as if they were. Basically, they form a set of ethical principles for life. 

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Expanding on the Presuppositions of NLP
15:10

American Association for the Advancement of Science in N.O, Louisiana. In the paper he spoke about the concept of "the map is not the territory".

He developed the theory in his book “Science & Sanity” (1933) where he stated that any map may have a structure that is either similar or dissimilar to the structure of the territory and that the map is not the territory.

This was a significantly different way of thinking to conventional Aristotelean thinking which supported the idea that things just ARE a certain way and you can describe them in some finite and satisfactory way and the concept that ideas are either right or wrong. So what exactly does “the map is not the territory” mean.

Put simply the world is what it is. We can make all kinds of maps and models of how the world works, and some of them can be very useful, and we can talk about them with great benefit. But the models and maps and any words one can put together can never do more than approximate the actual world or the actual phenomena being examined.

The actual territory is beyond verbal description. As humans we make abstractions all the time. An “abstraction”, as used here, is that one simplifies, condenses, or symbolises what is going on in order to better talk about it or think about it. In this article, we will discuss this idea in greater detail.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

The Map is Not the Territory (Article)
04:35

You hear the phrase “paradigm shift” commonly today, and not just in philosophy. People talk about paradigm shifts in all sorts of areas: medicine, politics, psychology, sport.  But what, exactly, is a paradigm shift?  And where does the term come from?

The term “paradigm shift” was coined by the American philosopher Thomas Kuhn (1922- 1996).  It is one of the central concepts in his hugely influential work, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, published in 1962.

To understand what it means, one first has to understand the notion of a paradigm theory.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

The Dawn of Enlightenment (& Paradigms Shift)
12:08

Life is a series of events, and with each event we attach a meaning.

With each event we decide upon an interpretation. It is with these interpretations or attached meanings that we define who and what we are and what we can have and do. Then we go about life collecting evidence to confirm and validate these interpretations.

In this video, we'll discuss our innate natural process of interpreting.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Our Process of Interpretation
19:22

Mental filter is a term used to describe a type of cognitive distortion, or faulty thought pattern, that can lead people into higher levels of negative emotional state.

When thinking through a mental filter, a person is generally focusing only on the negative aspects of a situation and filtering out all of the positive ones.

This article will hopefully give you a better understanding of the many (and main) ways in which we process and filter out information in our minds.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Mental Filtering (Article)
04:05

Sometimes we have bad habits that don’t make much sense. We find ourselves repeatedly having that extra glass of wine, getting angry with the driver in front, eating that junk food, putting off decisions until it’s made for us, slipping out of that work-life balance unnecessarily and so on.

No matter how mad it may sound the reality is that “Every behaviour has a positive intention”. This is one of the key presuppositions of NLP. A presupposition being a ‘belief we hold to be true’ – something we pre-suppose to be true before we engage in something.

We often have habits and behaviours that we don’t want to continue but for some reason they stay with us no matter how hard we seem to beat up ourselves up about it. Imagine now for a moment that this behaviour has some positive intention at its core – something it’s trying to achieve or create for us that might be outside of our conscious awareness.

NLP can help us to better understand ourselves, and the common limitations that we sometimes place upon ourselves. Sometimes, it can be helpful to master the art of non conformity, and start breaking our very own rules.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Rule Breaking: The Art of Non Conformity
12:09

Download the workbook attached to this lecture and spend 10-15 minutes considering what your answers might be to the following (abstract) questions. If these questions don't make you think, then nothing will!

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Abstract Questions to Assess Your Reality (Workbook)
12:29

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is an extremely powerful framework of ideas, methods, strategies and principles that can used to enhance self development, and help move other people towards complete personal transformation.

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) was founded in the early 1970s by Richard Bandler, a student of psychology, and John Grinder, an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of California.

This short article gives a brief history of NLP alongside a few ideas about what it can be used for.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

A Brief History of NLP (Article)
05:08

When it comes to NLP training, there's no official government or legal affiliation or certification standard, no official course content, duration of training or even specified levels of required competency. Rest assured though, there are many people who will tell you otherwise!

There are a number of groups, organisations, associations, boards and bodies who have set up their own standard by creating certification / affiliation schemes in order to reflect how they believe NLP should be taught and practiced. These organisations often differ in their opinion.

Each organisation has a different judgment and none are mandatory to join or achieve training through. Many training providers (such as Kain Ramsay and Achology - The Academy for Modern Applied Psychology) choose not to affiliate themselves with any certification or affiliation bodies.

Certification and Affiliation has, for over 20 years, been debated within the field as to how it should be organised and structured, thus there are many varying models. Confusion often arises from the public when trying to decide on which NLP training provider to train with or which training provider has the ‘right’ certification / affiliation scheme and is recognised by which group. The simple answer is that there is currently no ‘right’ answer. Its all down to personal choice after some careful consideration.

There are many organisations that promote NLP or recognise the many different companies and have different standards; so how do you know what they stand for? We will give you some information in this video that we hope will help you to sort out your own thinking towards the kind of companies you can trust or otherwise.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Certification, Accreditation and/or Competence
08:56

Calling all aspiring NLP Practitioners ....

As we're almost at the end of section 1, by now, you will probably have decided whether this is a course that justifies you investing more time into or not.

If you're still with me and are intrigued to continue on, I'd like to invite you to come and join your other online course peers inside of our Practice Makes Permanent Facebook discussion group.The purpose of the group is to provide you with a platform to discuss the main course idea's, principles and practices in view of developing a deeper understanding of these main helping disciplines, ask relevant course related questions and partake in healthy discussion.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Join the 'Practice Makes Permanent' Discussion Group
01:08

Changing habits, at its core, is simply a process of changing what’s normal for you. When people get 'stuck' in an area of life, they have fundamentally just become locked in what is currently normal for them.

Adjusting normal can in fact become a new state of normal for anyone who is ready to fully embrace change in their life, and start taking the necessary steps towards getting where they ultimately want to be.

However, for most people, changing is tough because pain often accompanies making changes. When people have a problem, pain enters their life, alongside the pain that accompanies trying to change the pain. When the payoff of trying to change is outweighed by the pay off of continuing the old way, more often than not, people usually stick with what they are most comfortable with.

In this video (Part 1 or 2). Kain discusses how NLP can help us to start creating new normals. 

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Levels & Stages: NLP for Creating New Norms (Part 1)
11:13

Changing habits, at its core, is simply a process of changing what’s normal for you. When people get 'stuck' in an area of life, they have fundamentally just become locked in what is currently normal for them.

Adjusting normal can in fact become a new state of normal for anyone who is ready to fully embrace change in their life, and start taking the necessary steps towards getting where they ultimately want to be.

However, for most people, changing is tough because pain often accompanies making changes. When people have a problem, pain enters their life, alongside the pain that accompanies trying to change the pain. When the payoff of trying to change is outweighed by the pay off of continuing the old way, more often than not, people usually stick with what they are most comfortable with.

In this video (Part 2 or 2). Kain discusses how NLP can help us to start creating new normals. 

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Levels & Stages: NLP for Creating New Norms (Part 2)
10:14
+ Understanding the Human Experience
15 lectures 02:50:23

One way to describe most unhappiness is that we develop "tunnel vision," narrowly focusing in on a problem while ignoring everything else that surrounds it.

We also tend to take problem experiences out of the flow of time, isolating them from what preceded and followed them. While this concentration can be useful in order to study a situation to see what can be done, a narrow view often leaves out the very information that we need in order to start moving toward a solution.

To see a problem "in perspective" means to see it in relation to something else, and the same thing is true of our thinking about ourselves. There are countless means through which we can gain or enlarge our perspective. Simply expanding your field of vision to include much more of what is happening simultaneously in the moment gives a perspective that is literally wider and broader in scope, the "big picture" that includes much more information.

Typically when a problem is seen within a larger context, it appears smaller and easier to solve, and the additional information included may provide a basis for a solution. Expanding the frame in this way is the most common pattern in most cartoons. Usually a series of small frames sets up a puzzling or confusing situation, and then a larger frame at the end includes something new that resolves the puzzle and makes sense out of it, therefore, changing the meaning of what was previously a problem.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

The Human Experiential Model (Basic)
11:44

For decades, the human brain has been compared to a computer. The common assumption has been that while some people’s computers are more powerful than others (higher IQ, etc.), the main difference between people is in the software (the programs) that they run.

These programs include both the ‘apps’, or strategies we use, and the ‘deeper programs’ – our beliefs and values. Some apps are so popular that we think of them as factory installed. In the same way that 8 out of 10 computers in use today have a version of Microsoft Office installed, so 8 out of 10 people take on the majority of the beliefs (and values) of the culture in which they reside.

But far more important to the effectiveness of a computer is what’s baked into the firmware – the BIOS (built-in operating system). Even the most effective programs can’t run without interfacing with the BIOS of the computer.

When it comes to human beings, the basic operating principle is this: 100% of your experience of life is created from inside the system.

That is, contrary to the way things appear, the only way the human experience can unfold is from the inside-out. No exceptions. The system only works one way. And the clarity of our seeing this underpins the way in which we handle every situation in our lives.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

The Human Experiential Model (Intermediate)
16:47

We’ve all either seen, experienced or heard of someone who's made a mountain out of a molehill. The consequences can vary anywhere from entertaining to frustrating, even tragic.

The most common tragedy, though, is that most people assess their life’s circumstances in a negative way when they could just as easily do the complete opposite.

One of the greatest principles for living a strong and balanced life comes with an understanding that we live in a world of duality. What you sow you will reap, what you give out you will get back, what goes up must come down, you can’t have a back without there being a front. Yin cannot exist without Yang.

This duality will always be in everything we do, no matter what. You won't get something good into your life unless someone else loses out, there are no upsides without there also being a downside and vice versa.

Every day, we get to choose what meanings we apply to situations, circumstances, events and even other people's actions. Most people think that what we see is a reality. But it's not, it's just one version of their reality which continues to evolve and change everyday. Nothing has meaning until we give it meaning.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

The 'Meanings in Mind' (Exercise)
12:20

Can You Pass the Visual Perception Test?

The human eye can often be tricked by illusions into seeing things that aren't actually there. 

To communicate effectively, it is important that we have an understanding of other people’s models of the world. All people have different ways of experiencing the world (perception, different beliefs, values, filters, etc.). By understanding and respecting these differences instead of judging, better communication will occur.

Test your own perception with these 12 challenging questions.

The NLP Perceptions Quiz
12 questions

Have you ever considered how the way in which we relate to our past impacts the way in which we relate to both ourselves and other people? If not, Kain will discuss this idea over the next 10-15 minutes.

It’s critical that we learn how to deal with our past If we want to live a more empowered present and future.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

The 3 Ways in Which We Relate
18:05

The psychological underpinnings of how different people relate to one another are important factors in better understanding major societal issues, ranging from race relations to international diplomacy. Sense, this is a huge area of focus in NLP.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

The Unhealthy Comparison Model
10:14

A distorted relational dynamic created by disempowered people is called triangulation.

If you believe that other people are unsafe or more powerful than you, and if you believe that you need them to meet your needs, there one of three roles you can play in your relationships: the victim, the bad guy, or the rescuer. Let’s take a look at the mindset of each of these roles:

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Cause & Effect: The Triangulation Effect
15:24

Framing is a mental structure that is built upon the beliefs you have about yourself, your roles, your circumstances, and about other people. It is a structure you use to ascribe meaning to given circumstances.

In other words, the meaning you ascribe to any event is dependent upon how you frame it in your mind. As such, your frames shape how you see the world, how you see yourself, how you view others, and how you interpret your life.

Frames can be of a positive or of a negative nature; they can also be within your control or out of your control. As such, they are either helpful within the context you are using them, or they are unhelpful. They either expand your opportunities and the possibilities of the situation, or they limit your options moving forward.

This video describes what frame shifting is, before we look at how we apply these ideas in the videos that follow.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

An Introduction to Frameshifting
10:45

Frameshifting is a linguistic tool used to consciously change your limiting frames to help support your desired goals, beliefs and behaviours. Reframing does this by interrupting your old unhelpful thought patterns with new interpretations and perspectives of reality that are more helpful and supportive of your desired objectives.

In other words, reframing helps you put events and circumstances into a different context that is more favourable. It’s as if you’re changing the meaning of an event or experience in order to put yourself into a more positive and resourceful state-of-mind. Therefore instead of sabotaging yourself, you are adopting more useful ways of thinking and doing things that will help you to potentially overcome your personal limitations, boundaries, phobias, fears and even trauma.

Frameshifting is very much like changing a picture in a picture frame. The frame hasn’t changed, however the picture within the frame is now different. In other words, the situation hasn’t changed, however your view of the situation is now different then what it was before. You are therefore not changing the situation, but rather changing your view of the situation in a more helpful and optimal way.

In this video you will see Kain guiding Karen through the process of frame shifting.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Frameshifting Demonstration
13:16

When you change the frame of an experience, this influences how you perceive, interpret and react to the experience.

In other words, reframing helps you experience your actions and the impact of your attitudes and beliefs in a different way. It helps you experience things from a different perspective or frame of reference that can be more advantageous and helpful. As such, you become more resourceful and can therefore make better and more optimal decisions moving forward.

In this video, Kain will carry out a deconstruction of the previous demonstration with Karen.

NLP Practitioner Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Frameshifting Demonstration Deconstruction
06:22

Reframing isn’t a new way of thinking, however it can promote a better way of thinking in various circumstances where you need a different frame of reference to help you overcome your problems in creative ways.

As a matter a fact, reframing is a significant part of life. Whether you unconsciously reframe things, or you hear other people reframe things, it is undoubtedly something that affects you on a daily basis.

For instance, you might hear a journalist put a negative spin on something positive in order to get the story on the front page of a newspaper. Or you hear a comedian take you from one frame of reference to another frame of reference while telling a joke. Or an inventor takes something ordinary and turns it into something useful. These “reframes” are all around us; they are all around you.

Even though many reframes often put a positive spin on things, it’s important to note that reframing isn’t about pretending that everything is wonderful, perfect and positive. It’s rather about providing you with more varied ways of interpreting your problems to help you expand the possibilities to find better solutions and paths moving forward.

In this video, it's now time to give you a frame shifting experience ....

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The Frameshifting Experience
08:06

People often believe that the feelings and emotions which they experience on a regular basis are determined by external events and circumstances of which they have no control over.

If we become mindfully aware the process that links an external situation to our emotional responses, we will be able to acknowledge that there is always a step between what happens outside of us, and what consequentially happens on the inside of us. This video is part 1 of 2 video's.

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The Human Experiential Model Advanced (Part 1)
18:06

People often believe that the feelings and emotions which they experience on a regular basis are determined by external events and circumstances of which they have no control over.

If we become mindfully aware the process that links an external situation to our emotional responses, we will be able to acknowledge that there is always a step between what happens outside of us, and what consequentially happens on the inside of us. This video is part 2 of 2 video's.

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The Human Experiential Model Advanced (Part 2)
12:08
The NLP Process of Personal Transformation
04:38

You may or may not have heard it said, that "Perception is everything".

In this lecture Kain will share a fascinating story about perception from one of the most popular Greek philosophers who has ever lived. You might come o notice how it isn't WHAT we say in life that can impact other people the most, but rather, it's HOW we say what we say that can have a longer lasting effect on people.

This is the analogy of Plato's Cave (taken from Plato's The Republic)

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Plato's Analogy of the Cave
11:45

Just in case you didn't join our excellent 'Practice Makes Permanent' Community Group (back in Lecture Two), we wanted to give you another opportunity to do so.

Our community has been going strong since June 2017 and now has over 13,000 active members who regularly ask questions, host forum discussions, live discussions, practice groups and even live Breakthrough sessions!

All of our students who hope to set up an NLP practice someday have found the experience they've gained from standing alongside other like-minded peers to be invaluable while on their journey towards becoming an Achology established NLP Practitioner.

Inside of the group, we have many NLP initiatives for you to get involved in, such as;

  • Course discussion

  • Training Triads

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  • Member posted content

  • Member hosted initiatives

  • and much, much more .....

Join us in the PMP Community Today, and we'll look forward to interacting with you on the inside!

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+ NLP Goals & Well Formed Outcomes
14 lectures 02:28:45

This video brings us to the start of the NLP Goals and well formed outcomes section.

We have each been given a number of days with the free will to choose how we invest this time. Many people habitually focus on the things that they don't want in life while never becoming clear on what they do want. This video comes with a 10 page life balance workbook that you can download, print off and work through in your own time.

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Introducing NLP Goals & Outcomes
18:09

Going from where you are to where you want to be...

As human Beings we are goal oriented creatures; we can't help it, it's the way we are designed. To better understand the journey's we go on and to help us map them out, a simple model to use is the 'Present State to Desired State model'.

This model is a simple but profound way to 'track' where you are versus where you want to be. In life we all have our 'desired states' - where we would ideally like to be in the different areas of life. And we all have our 'present states' - where we currently are in relation to these desired states. And, of course, we have our paths to travel from the former to the later. Sometimes, these paths are well lit, easily mapped out and simple to navigate, whereas other times we get stuck; sometimes we can't even figure out a way to get started!

So in NLP we add a third element to the equation to make the transition possible and - hopefully - relatively smooth: resources... These resources could be emotions, mind-sets, beliefs, shift in perception, skills, or knowledge. Some of which we'll already have but some which we will be lacking.

In essence, much of NLP is about helping people - or yourself - access the required resources to go from present state to desired state. Simply really! Well, not always, but just knowing that this is your primary job certainly makes it easier. Irrespective of what you do with NLP this model should be in the background; as a kind of template to draw from when mapping out your - or another person's - progress.

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Present State to Desired State
12:29

Let’s explore the ‘Present to Desired state’ model. This is a core idea within neuro-linguistic programming.

It’s a 'kind of' high-level structure of any NLP intervention, where you start with a client's (or your own) Present State and apply resources until you can help them to reach their Desired State.

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Present State to Desired State (Article)
02:25

When using NLP inside of a coaching context, all progress in measured in the distance travelled between current state and desired state. Kain will go into more detain in this video lecture.

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Present to Desired State (further distinctions)
10:29

Did you know that there is a season of life called 'the 5th season', this is the season between seasons (which may otherwise be known as the season of transition)?

More people find themselves getting lost in this season than in any other season of life. This valuable life lesson will help you navigate your way through changing times and seasons of your life well.

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The 5th Season of Life (Uncertainty & Crisis)
12:26

The well formed outcomes pattern is a major organising pattern for NLP techniques overall. It goes beyond “setting goals”. The metaphor of a goal suggests a destination and a conscious process.

Outcomes set a direction. I may have an outcome to have a strong and healthy marriage. I may not ever reach this as a “goal”, but as an outcome, it organises my choices of interactions with my spouse every day without conscious thought. Many people get confused with the difference between outcomes and a general direction, so it's important that in this video, we clear this right up.

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The Difference Between Outcome & Direction
13:18

The well formed outcomes pattern is a major organising pattern that goes way beyond “setting goals”.

In this video, you will watch Kain guide Karen through the process.

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Well Formed Outcomes Demonstration
18:14

The well formed outcomes pattern is a major organising pattern that goes way beyond “setting goals”.

In this video, Kain will discuss what happened in the last demonstration video with Karen.

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Well Formed Outcomes Demonstration Deconstruction
09:36

Well-formed is the term used in NLP to describe goals or outcomes that have been designed according to certain criteria. The NLP outcome method is similar to SMART objectives, except is far more thorough and extensively more rigorous.

The term 'well-formed' has been around in NLP for around 40 years and, as with many of the baffling and arcane NLP terms, the name can get in the way of understanding the value and the simplicity of a great technique.

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Well Formed Outcomes (Article)
05:06

Most of us know what we don’t want in life. And a lot of our precious time and energy goes into figuring out “why” we have what we don’t want. It’s as though we have been dropped off at a crossroads wondering how it is that we got where we are.

You are going to go to many physical, professional, personal, and experiential places in life. The question is, will those be places of your choosing, or will they be places selected for you by the usual flow of circumstances?

The importance of knowing where it is you want to go is that you can then orient yourself towards that goal, bringing your energies, ongoing decisions, and abilities into alignment and in service of attaining that goal. This orientation isn’t new. It is how houses get built, excess pounds get shed, and individuals evolve themselves.
 
Likewise, in NLP the orientation is to find out what people want, and then to discover what resources they have and how to use those resources to get them what they want. In this video, you can have an experience of this.

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The Well Formed Outcome Experience
08:43

Future pacing is a type of Mental Imagery, a powerful way to anchor or connect changes and resources to future situations or a particular event (such as a sporting performance).

Usually, NLP practitioners do future pacing at the end of a process to ensure the changes are available outside in the everyday world. It is easy to respond resourcefully when there is no immediate threat or pressure.

This technique uses the submodalities of association dissociation and NLP Anchoring. By imagining and virtually experiencing situations where you would appropriately use the resource or change, you can find out if it is triggered automatically.

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Future Pacing: Beyond the Desired State
04:54

The key to successful mental rehearsal is vivid and congruent association. Practicing seeing yourself performing a skill dissociated engages few muscle movements and neural activity.

Automatic pathways are created by immersion in the experience. Likewise, if you want to future pace someone else, you must help him or her experience immersion. In this video, Kain will demonstrate leading Karen through the future pacing process.

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Future Pacing Demonstration
11:41

The Lazarus Technique...

Apart form being an incredibly cool name, the Lazarus technique is also an exceptionally useful NLP technique for gaining clarity and helping people make huge shifts in their thinking.

In this video, Kain will explain the technique and give you an example of it in use.

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The Lazarus Technique (Simplification)
09:25

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 throughout this section of the course. This video will offer an overview of everything we have covered over the last few hours.

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End of Section 3 Summary & Wrap-Up
11:50
+ State & State Management Principles
20 lectures 03:32:36

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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An Introduction to State (The Wise Mind)
17:56

There is a wisdom of the head, and… a wisdom of the heart.” – Charles Dickens

Humans have a natural tendency to operate from a place of pure reason or pure emotion. When we are viewing the world through either lens, we miss out on the big picture. It can feel cold and lifeless to view events and relationships with nothing but logic and rational thought.

Conversely, it can feel chaotic and disorganised to view our lives from the perspective of pure emotion. In order to live the most effective and balanced lives possible, it is advantageous to learn how to integrate reason with emotion. This integration is “wise mind.”

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The Wise Mind Model (Article)
03:18

Self-empowerment is defined as the strength to do something through one’s thoughts and based on the belief that one knows what is best for one’s self.

Put in simple terms, self-empowerment is the ability for someone to become more self-aware and take charge of their own life, by trusting their instincts and becoming their own personal cheerleader.

Becoming self-empowered is a powerful mindset for the client to be in.  They are responsible for who they are and the direction for which they are headed in their lives.  Having the power to trust yourself and empower yourself to move towards your goals is a sure way to reach “success.”

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Empowerment V's Disempowerment
14:38

The concept of NLP states refers to our mental and physical processes we experience at any moment. Our state depends on our interaction with the external environment, how well our bodies are functioning and our thinking (including emotions). States act as a kind of filter on our interpretations of our experiences. 

In this video, Kain will share some insights into understanding the 3 dimensions of state.

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The 3 Dimensions of State
17:09

For many people, transference and counter-transference can seem like challenging concepts to understand. Transference and counter-transference are both common phenomena that may arise throughout a coaching, therapeutic or another form of helping relationship.

Transference is the 'transference' of past feelings, attitudes and conflicts into present relationships, situations, and circumstances. Transference is where one person transfers attitudes, perceptions or assumptions (generalisations) from a past situation or relationship onto a situation (or a person) into the present, which to some extent, is inappropriate to the present.

Although the concept is originally a therapeutic one, it is also used to understand what can happen in any relationship whether personal or professional such as that experienced in the coaching relationship.

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Transference, Counter Transference & Parallel Process (Article)
04:52

Our State in NLP is our way of being at the moment, our mood, the way that we feel.

It comes from our physiology, thinking and emotions. It is greater than the sum of its parts. Our states are the most immediate part of our experience.

We create them ourselves and since they affect our capabilities they also have an impact on the results that we get. They affect our interpretation of our experience. E.g. I am happy or, I am grumpy today?

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The Internal State Loop
13:17

Primarily, an internal representation is created when we represent the outside world to ourselves internally. We take information in through our senses, and we make internal representations of what we take in.

The internal representations that we make can consist of pictures, sounds, feelings, tastes, smells, and self-talk. These often present themselves to us in the form of thoughts.

The internal representations that we make affect the way that we hold ourselves, our physiology, this, in turn, affects the way that we feel, our state.  Our state affects our capabilities and so also our behaviors.

This video introduces you to the first of two exercises for you to have a go at.

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Internal Representations Exercise 1
07:47

Primarily, an internal representation is created when we represent the outside world to ourselves internally. We take information in through our senses, and we make internal representations of what we take in.

The internal representations that we make can consist of pictures, sounds, feelings, tastes, smells, and self-talk. These often present themselves to us in the form of thoughts.

The internal representations that we make affect the way that we hold ourselves, our physiology, this, in turn, affects the way that we feel, our state.  Our state affects our capabilities and so also our behaviors.

This video introduces you to the second of two exercises that you to have a go at.

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Internal Representations Exercise 2
12:33

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.

Unfortunately though, 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 (Emotional Varience)
18:22

Gestalt is also known as the "Law of Simplicity" or the "Law of Pragnanz" (the entire figure or configuration), which states that every stimulus is perceived in its most simple form.

Gestalt theorists followed the basic principle that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In other words, the whole (a picture, a car) carried a different and altogether greater meaning than its individual components (paint, canvas, brush; or tire, paint, metal, respectively). In viewing the "whole," a cognitive process takes place – the mind makes a leap from comprehending the parts to realizing the whole, 

We visually and psychologically attempt to make order out of chaos, to create harmony or structure from seemingly disconnected bits of information. The prominent founders of Gestalt theory are Max Wertheimer, Wolfgang Kohler, and Kurt Koffka.

In this video, Kain will do his best to explain the Gestalts Principle to you.

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The Gestalt's Principle
10:32

According to the Gestalt school of thought, humans are naturally capable of perceiving objects as orderly and organized forms and patterns. This refers to "pragnanz," a German word that means "pithiness."

Have you ever noticed how a series of flashing lights often appears to be moving, such as neon signs or strands of Christmas lights? According to Gestalt psychology, this apparent movement happens because our minds fill in missing information. This belief that the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts led to the discovery of several different phenomena that occur during perception.

The law of closure is one example of a Gestalt law of perceptual organization. According to this principle, things in the environment often tend to be seen as part of a whole. In many cases, our minds will even fill in the missing information to create cohesive shapes.

Let's learn more about some of the Gestalt laws of perceptual organization.

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A Closer Look at Gestalt's (Article)
05:06

Immediacy is the creation of closeness, a sense of togetherness, of oneness, between speaker and listener. When you communicate immediacy you convey a sense of interest and attention, a liking for and an attraction to the other person. You communicate immediacy with both verbal and nonverbal messages.

Kain will briefly discuss what immediacy is in this video before demonstrating how to use it on Karen in the next.

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Introducing Immediacy
08:41

An important component of communication is often signaling a positive desire and willingness to communicate. In this lesson, you'll learn about immediacy in communication as you watch Kain practice once again on Karen.

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Immediacy Demonstration
10:20

Immediacy is a fundamental skill in developing and maintaining close relationships. Offering immediacy in a conversation lets the other person know that you are completely available for them, and more interested in what's going on for them than anything else - this helps to build a healthy foundation of trust in the relationship.

Immediacy encourages the development of closeness, a sense of oneness and togetherness between the speaker and the listener. You convey immediacy through both verbal and nonverbal communication.

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Immediacy Explained (Article)
04:00

Immediacy is the ability of the NLP practitioner (or helper) to use the immediate situation to invite the client to look at what is going on between them in the relationship. It often feels risky and unfamiliar. It implies the use of the present tense. It is one of the most powerful skills in the practice of NLP.

In its fullest use, immediacy involves:

  • Revealing how you as the NLP practitioner (or helper) are feeling
  • Sharing a hunch of what the client may be feeling here and now (and possibly linking this to the client’s issue)
  • Inviting the client to explore what is going on between you within the relationship

Eg: I notice that you haven’t looked at me all session which is leaving me feeling rather shut out. It feels as if you want to stop me getting too close... I wonder if that’s how it feels to you?

This exercise will allow you to start putting immediacy into practice right away.

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The Immediacy Exercise
06:33

There are three main elements that make up an emotional state and you have influence over all three of them... The three primary elements of state are:

Physiology: By having greater influence over the way you use your body, you will start to influence the way that you feel on a day-to-day basis. Often we don't notice it but whenever we start to go into some kind of negative state - or any state for that matter - it often starts by a shift in your physiology; the shape and form of your body and movements.

It can often happen so unconsciously that we don't notice. When you do start to pay attention though, and then make some deliberate changes, magic can happen. Instead of feeling looked into a specific way of thinking and feeling you free yourself up to take on board new patterns of emotion...Physiology is important!

Internal Representations: Wherever your internal attention goes, energy and emotion flows! What you pay attention to internally, for any length time, will have an impact on your ever shifting emotional state. The pictures you make, the sounds you hear, the way you speak to yourself all have an impact on the emotional states you build.

By take control of these 'internal representations' you can make a profound difference to the way you feel on a day-to-day basis.

Langauge: Honestly, there not JUST words...they are powerful carriers of subjective experience. The language we use to describe our experiences generally act as delivery vehicles when it comes to the meaning we draw from experience and the emotions we feel.

Often we don't think twice about the language they use but we should. By bringing the power of our words and descriptions, both external and internal, we can influence and shape the way we perceive the world and hence how we feel within it.

Take charge of, and combine, all three elements of state and you get something really special: more influence over your emotional well being than you ever thought possible!

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The Determinants of State
14:07

Milton Erickson was generally regarded as the foremost therapist of his time. He worked with trance and cleverly structured sentences full of vague meanings to help his clients discover how to address their problems and the resources that they already had available to them.

Erickson’s success was based on his ability to read non-verbal behaviour (sensory acuity), his ability to establish rapport with his clients, his skill with language patterns and his beliefs about his clients — some of his beliefs appear in the list of NLP Presuppositions. For example:

1) Every behaviour has a positive intention.

2) This is the best choice available to a person given the circumstances as they see it.

3) Respect for the other person’s model of the world.

4) Resistance in a client is due to a lack of rapport.

Erickson would pace a client’s experience, then lead them into trance (or downtime). In NLP terms, uptime is when your senses are focused on the outside world, while downtime is related to your inner thoughts. The Meta Model (of which there is a blog about three blogs ago) is associated with uptime (i.e. who, what, how specifically), while the Milton Model is associated with downtime.

As we go through our daily activities, we are continually cycling through uptime and downtime and are often somewhere in between. What we're talking about here, is the art of conversational change which Kain will do his best to demonstrate in this video.

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Conversational State Change Demonstration
13:36

In this video, Kain will deconstruct what happened in that last demonstration with Karen.

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Demonstration Deconstruction
10:19

Bringing the section to a close...

In this video, we discuss self regulation. Research consistently shows that self-regulation skill is necessary for reliable emotional well-being. Behaviourally, self-regulation is the ability to act in your long-term best interest, congruent with your core values.

Here, we bring the section to a close and pull together all the ideas that we have spoken about throughout this section of the course. This video will offer an overview of everything we have covered over the last few hours.

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Self Regulation & End of Section 4 Wrap-Up
14:25

Self-regulation is a necessary skill to develop for mental and emotional consistency. Historically, self-regulation has been defined as choosing to act in alignment with your long-term interests and primary core values.

Violation of one's core values will often result in feelings of guilt, shame, and anxiety, which undermine our mental and emotional well-being. Emotionally, self-regulation is about exercising (and appreciating) the ability you have to regain control of your emotions upon recognising that you have unintentionally (and often unconsciously) allowed them to take control of you. in this video, Kain will discuss in more detail.

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Motivation for Effective Self Regulation
05:03
+ Core NLP Techniques, Models & Relatability Principles
17 lectures 02:34:06

One of the key differences in New Code NLP compared with Classic NLP, is that New Code NLP operates at the level of state, whereas Classic NLP operates at the level of behaviour. In this video, Kain will introduce you to a game that can be used to help reduce a clients overwhelming state prior to commencing with an NLP coaching session.

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New Code NLP: The Alphabet Game
13:03

Some of the earliest NLP Life Change Patterns that pioneering developers of NLP came up with were centred around the ability to ‘disassociate’ from problem states. They found techniques for separating the person from the parts of experience that were problematic.

Kain will discuss this further in this video.

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The Dissociation Technique
11:10

One of the most important submodality distinctions in NLP is the difference between being ‘associated’ within ourselves and being ‘dissociated' apart from ourselves.

Being in each of these two states gives each of us different emotional and cognitive experiences, and moving between the two is one of the most effective means by which we can gain a massive shift in the way we perceive things.

In this short article/exercise, you will hopefully gain a better understanding of the difference between being associated and being dissociated.

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Being Associated V's Being Disassociated (Article/Exercise)
01:45

The term ‘dissociation’ usually refers more to the Psychological separation of  parts of self from the wholeness of the person. NLP processes more often utilise the former although either of these to may get a particular desired result.

Dissociation is about being disconnected. It is considered beneficial among practitioners of NLP to intentionally separate parts of an unresourceful experience from one another as in closing your eyes or plugging your ears to dissociate from external visual and auditory stimuli.

Dissociation can help a person gain perspective. This is usually achieved by limiting, shifting, or refocusing attention.  Focusing on an internal fantasy, for example, might be an effective way to control pain for example.

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The Dissociation Technique Demonstration
14:45

Being associated is recalling a memory or thought as seen through one's own eyes is associated. Being dissociated is recalling a memory or thought while seeing yourself in the picture.

These terms are used in NLP in submodality work, to ensure that the client has the correct picture in mind to create the desired results. When is it useful to have a memory associated? 

  • To make a state or event appear as real.
  • To be immersed in one’s own experience.
  • Feel emotions.
  • Present state associated.
  • Could be used to test emotions or otherwise on a future event.
  • To bring back to life events and emotions from the past.
 When is it useful to have a memory dissociated?
  • When you complete work on something that you want to make compelling.
  • Memory that is dissociated is a direction.
  • Memories put back in the future should be dissociated for this reason.
  • The desired state dissociated.
  • To look at some event in an objective way to take learnings from it.

In this video, Kain will give you an opportunity to experience this for yourself.

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The Dissociation Technique Experience
11:31

Representational systems (also known as sensory modalities and abbreviated to VAKOG) is a pseudoscientific collection of methods, regarding how the human mind processes and stores information.

In NLP the senses through which we experience the world are referred to as representational systems. Hence, you have several different systems working for you: visual (what you see), auditory (what you hear), kinesthetic (what you feel), AD or self-talk (also called labelling system), olfactory (things you smell), and gustatory (things you taste).

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Introducing Representational Systems
18:28

Representational Systems is a postulated model of NLP, sometimes known as Sensory Modalities, and abbreviated to VAKOG. It is a pseudo-scientific group of theories, of how the human mind processes and stores information. The fundamentals of this model are that experiences are represented in our minds by our five primary senses.

This article unpacks and explains representational systems in more detail for you.

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Representational Systems (Article)
03:17

Representational systems or sensory modalities examine how our human mind processes information and interprets meaning. Just as we use both left and right hands even though we may be dominantly left handed or right handed, we use all of the various channels of communication.

However, we each tend to favour one or two of the four main representational systems to filter information and interpret meaning. This workbook will give you a better understanding about what your representation system preferences are.

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Representational Systems Workbook
03:04

People differ in the way they utilise VAKOG modalities. The modalities commonly used to make sense of experiences tend to incorporate visual, auditory and kinaesthetic elements. Although many use a multi-modality approach to information processing, one or two may be preferred.

In this video, Kain discusses how we can use representational systems for change.

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Representational Systems for Change
03:03

In this video, Kain demonstrates on Karen how we can use representational systems for change.

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Demonstration of Representational Change
17:07

The NLP based idea of ‘pacing and leading’ has psychology based foundations and has some very useful (and practical) applications in the real world.

‘Pacing’ in NLP means matching someone, falling into step with them, entering into their model of the world. You can pace someone’s ideas, beliefs and experiences as well as their words and behaviour (you don’t have to share those ideas, you just have to fall into step with them for a while).

Human beings have a natural tendency to fall into step with each other. So after you have matched someone for a while, you can do something slightly different and if you have rapport, the other person will follow you. If they don’t follow your lead, you can do some more matching until they are ready.

Remember, when people are interacting they are either pacing each other, or doing something different. If enough rapport has been built up, the other person will follow their lead into the new action; if not, there’s a potential mismatch that you can repair by more pacing.

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Pacing & Leading
07:37

The idea of ‘pacing and leading’ is an observed psychological phenomenon which has many advantageous applications when used in the face of real-world disputes and communication breakdowns.

‘Pacing’ in NLP means matching someone, coming into alignment with them and entering into their model (or map) of the world. You can pace another person’s ideas, beliefs and experiences as well as the words they use and even their behaviours (you don’t have to share those ideas, you just have to come into alignment with them for a while).

This article will help you to unpack these ideas further ...

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Pacing, Leading & Rapport (Real World Applications)
05:35

In NLP, Eye Accessing Cues are movements of the eyes (in certain directions) that indicate visual, auditory or kinaesthetic ways of thinking.

Neuro Linguistic Programming (nlp) teaches us how people make movements with their eyes that can indicate (to someone who is aware) which representational system they are using.

Scientific research has shown that we all 'go inside' and access information by eye movement, and most people store information in a certain way so that they use their eyes to locate this information either visually, auditorily, or kinesthetically.

When you ask someone a question, you might notice their eyes move; this makes it possible to determine which representational system a person is accessing by the way they move their eyes. Also, some people will move their bodies to indicate in which quadrant of their brain they are searching to locate the information they are searching for.

Eye Accessing Cues are presented in what's called a 'Normally Organised pattern'. This has nothing to do with 'being normal'; but is just terminology that indicates what you will find in the majority of the people that you meet.

Some people will look through several (or all) of the representational systems for the same piece of information which is called a 'Transderivational Search'.

It is known that different areas of the brain are resposible for the various aspects of representation. The six areas the eyes will go to, to find information are;

  1. Visual remembered (top right as you are looking at them);
  2. Audio remembered (middle right as you look at them);
  3. Self-talk, or calculations(lower right as you look at them);
  4. Visual constructed (top left as you look at them);
  5. Audio remembered (middle left as you look at them);
  6. Tactile (lower left as you look at them).

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Exploring Eye Accessing Cues
12:27

In NLP, there are a lot of useful models and techniques we can use to help us progress, move forward and achieve. The connection between thinking and eye movements was one of the first observations that was made in 1972 when NLP originated. When you understand how this connection works it provides us with valuable information regarding how to best communicate with someone.

Richard Bandler and John Grinder, along with their students, explored the relationship between eye movements (or accesses) and the different kinds of senses; as well as the different cognitive processes, which all have an association with particular brain activity and hemispheres. In this article, we'll look deeper into eye accessing cues.

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A Closer Look at Eye Accessing Cues (Article)
05:36

In this video, Kain conducts an Eye Accessing Cues demonstration on Karen (which is as genuine and as un-staged as what they were able to make it).

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Eye Accessing Cues Demo & Worksheets
16:14

When you use peripheral vision while in the context of a one on one situation or conversation, you will notice more about the person, such as their breathing rate, body gestures & even their blink rate.

Seeing these things can be phenomenally useful if you genuinely want to connect with another person through developing rapport. Once you've built up a rapport with someone, you'll start to gain more intuitions about the other person and what’s going on inside of them.

In this article, we'll explore the difference between foveal and peripheral vision.

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Foveal V's Peripheral Vision (Article)
03:34

Some people might suggest that an essential ingredient for meaningful communication is eye contact. Common complaints about individuals who don’t have adequate eye contact are that they are always looking somewhere else and therefore not always paying attention to the other person.

Yes, agreed, meeting someone else's gaze during an interaction is an important part of communicating, however, expecting someone to maintain a focused gaze without any eye movement whatsoever could end up being a disconcerting experience.

Rather than thinking about whether eye movements are effective or not, let's spend some time looking at yours!

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The Eye Accessing Cues Experience
05:48
+ NLP Submodalities & the Finer Distinctions of Life
14 lectures 02:20:48

Submodalities in NLP are subtle distinctions (or the subsets) of the Modalities (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Olfactory, Gustatory, and Ad) that are part of each representational system that encodes and gives meaning to various life experiences.

Submodalities are the building blocks of the representational systems through which we code and give meaning to the everyday life experiences we have. Submodalities are how we give structure to our experiences.

How do you know what you believe and what you do not believe? You code the two different kinds of beliefs in various submodalities. We create meaning by using different submodalities to code our experience, for example, someone we like and someone we dislike.

Changing submodalities is a very efficient and powerful way of changing the meaning that someone gives to an experience. When we set a goal, for example, the more attention we pay to the submodalities of the goal, the more specifically refined the goal becomes.

The finer our distinctions, the more clearly and creatively we can design and craft our (or someone else's) future.

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Introducing NLP Submodalities
09:08

Today, what NLP Submodalities gives us is a practical way of changing how we think about things so that we can change our emotional response to those thoughts.

In short, submodalities can help us (or your future clients) to modify the impact of specific memories by making modifications in how well we remember the subtle distinctions and details of them.

Submodalities work in two ways: we can learn to make good memories better, and, you can also learn how to make bad memories weaker. This, as you may be able to imagine, is a highly robust skillset to have as an NLP practitioner.

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An Brief Overview of Submodalities (Article)
02:10

Submodalities are like mind codes. The way it is explained is that it is a “sub” element of a modality, comprising visual, auditory and kinaesthetic modalities of perception.

Generally, submodalities are used to change the way we represent or perceive information in the mind. While this can be quite heavy to understand, think of it as a new software that you want to install into a computer.

In this video, Kain will conduct another demonstration on a willing test subject (Karen again).

This video is Part 1 or 2

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NLP Submodalities Demonstration Part 1
14:28

Submodalities are like mind codes. The way it is explained is that it is a “sub” element of a modality, comprising visual, auditory and kinaesthetic modalities of perception.

Generally, submodalities are used to change the way we represent or perceive information in the mind. While this can be quite heavy to understand, think of it as a new software that you want to install into a computer.

In this video, Kain will conduct another demonstration on a willing test subject (Karen again).

This video is Part 2 or 2

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NLP Submodalities Demonstration Part 2
14:43

Submodalities: The Key Building Blocks of NLP Techniques

Changing submodalities is a very powerful way of changing the meaning that we attach to an experience. For example, when we set a goal, the more attention we pay to the submodalities of the goal, the more specifically refined the goal becomes.

The finer our distinctions, the more clearly and creatively we can begin to design our future. So, the question you might be left asking is, how do submodalities work?

A Recent exploration into 'The Submodality Model' question many of the things that we have assumed about submodalities for years. Knowing and utilising submodalities will powerfully enrich your understanding of what governs and thereby puts a 'turbo-charge' to your selection and application of them.

It's important to recognise that the qualities of the VAK modalities operate at a meta-level, and we have to go 'Meta' to detect these structural elements. Most of the magic of NLP has stemmed from the genius of recognising that the components of thought and consciousness are made up of the sensory modalities of sight (visual), sound (auditory), and sensation (kinaesthetic) (the VAK).

We hope that you've found this section interesting and we'll look forward to seeing you again in the next.

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Submodalities Further Distinctions
11:51

So how does making an analysis of Perceptual Positions relate to our everyday life?

If you think about any situation that you've been in, you can think about it from at least three different positions. In NLP we call these Perceptual Positions.

When we begin to explore perceptual positions, we start to develop the ability to experience relationships in a new way, becoming able to see, hear, and feel the connection through the eyes, ears and emotions of another person.

Beyond this, we also develop the ability to explore our relationships through the eyes (and ears) of a 3rd person neutral observer. When we add these new dimensions to our current perspective, we learn new ways of behaving that can enrich the quality of every relationship that we are in.

As we start to explore shifting between these three positions, most people find that initially, they have a preference for one of the three, and in this video, Steve will go into much more detail.

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Introducing Perceptual Positions
04:45

In NLP a much-quoted presupposition is ‘the map is not the territory’.

In this video, Kain will demonstrate (on Karen once again) how you can quickly change your map of the world by shifting your perceptual filters on an experience, or, in the context of any situation you find yourself in.

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Perceptual Positions Demonstration
18:21

When you imagine a past or future scene, you may perceive it (usually pre-reflectively) from three different viewpoints or perceptual positions.

If you are looking at the world from your own point of view, through your own eyes, you are in the first perceptual position. If you are watching the scene through another person's eyes, appreciating the other person's point of view, you are in the second position.

If you see the world from an outside perspective, as an independent observer, you are in the third position. NLP highlighted the fact that our feelings change dramatically according to the perceptual position we adopt. In the last demonstration, Karen shows that this distinction concerns visual perceptions and also kinaesthetic perceptions.

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Perceptual Positions Demonstration Deconstruction
08:07

Perceptual Positions is an excellent NLP technique and can be very useful in shifting a person's perceptual filters of an experience. This unique process allows us to experience three separate sensory perspectives of an event, from the positions of self, another and an objective observer.

Perceptual positions can be used to help an individual to step back from their limited perspective to get distance from their emotional interpretation of any given situation. You can use this technique as a Mindfulness Practitioner to better understand and empathise with your clients as it will help you gain valuable insights into another individual's experience of the world. This article unpacks the perceptual positions model in yet more detail.

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Understanding Perceptual Positions (Article)
03:18

The Meta Mirror, also known sometimes as Perceptual Positions (or, a more in-depth version of perceptual positions) is a quick process to help people gain a new more positive perspective on either a present, past or future relationship.

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The Meta Mirror
09:26

In this video, Kain carries out a demonstrating of the Meta Mirror (as developed by Robert Dilts of NLPU).

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Meta Mirror Demonstration
19:51

In this video, Kain discusses what just happened in the last Meta Mirror demonstration with Karen: we'll discuss what changes took place in Karens perception and what new lessons she learned.

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Meta Mirror Demonstration Deconstruction
07:33

Now it's Your Turn to Try the Meta Mirror ....

The Meta Mirror Activity (Now It's your Turn)
01:38

Sometimes we can all find ourselves in a place, where as we've travelled down the road of self improvement and personal development so far, we can no longer relate to the people we used to be able to relate to as well as what we once did.

As with all things ... there is a principle that explains this phenomena.

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The Connectivity/Connection Principle
15:29
+ The Practicalities of NLP Anchoring
15 lectures 02:23:40

An anchor is any representation in the human nervous system that triggers any other representation.

It is conceptually similar to Pavlovian conditioning (think bells and salivating dogs), and in this video we'll explore the idea on an introductory level. NLP Practitioner Certificate Course (Beginner to Advanced)

An Introduction to NLP Anchoring
08:19

NLP anchoring uses a stimulus; it may be a sound, an image, a touch, smell or a taste to trigger a consistent response in you or someone else. We learn by making links and associations.

When something is anchored, we react without thinking. This can be beneficial or painful. Can you think of someone who, whenever you see them you cringe? Or maybe, when you visit your parents you feel like a child?

When we use NLP anchoring, we make or break those associations deliberately.

You may have heard of Pavlovian conditioning or maybe Pavlov’s dogs. Ivan Pavlov’s work found that you could associate a stimulus such as a bell to a response such as salivation in dogs. By presenting food and at the same time ringing the bell they anchored the ringing to eating. My cat 'Skinny' gets excited when the fridge door opens!

You can link desirable states like fun and excitement to just about anything. Advertising tries to create anchors associating their products with feel good states. That’s why car ads feature semi clothed pretty girls.

To give you an overview here, there are 5 main types of anchor:

  • Visual anchors — stopping at the red light, colors that affect our mood.
  • Auditory anchors — songs that take you back to a given time and place, a police siren, a loved one’s voice
  • Kinaesthetic anchors — a nice hug, the feel of velvet that reminds you of grandma
  • Olfactory anchors — fresh apple pie that reminds you of home, smell of coffee
  • Gustatory anchors — oranges that remind you of a special summer, liquorice

Most are developed accidentally when something in the environment is associated with a given state. For example, a horse rears up and frightens us when we're young, then as we grow up, we feel frightened every time we see a horse (even on TV).

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NLP Anchoring (Further Distinctions)
09:28

NLP anchoring uses a stimulus; it may be a sound, an image, a touch, smell or a taste to trigger a consistent response in you or someone else. We learn by making links and associations.

When something is anchored, we react without thinking. This can be beneficial or painful. Can you think of someone who, whenever you see them you cringe? Or maybe, when you visit your parents you feel like a child?

When we use NLP anchoring, we make or break those associations deliberately. Anchors are built by repetition and always by association. We'll unpack in more detain in this article.

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NLP Anchoring (& Classical Conditioning)
04:55

An anchor is a stimulus that creates a response in either you or in another person.  When an individual is at the peak of an experience, during an intense, emotional state, and if a particular stimulus is applied, a neurological link is established between the emotional state and the stimulus.

We develop good and bad anchors automatically throughout our lives, and NLP training will enable you to identify and keep our good anchors and also detect and weed out our unwanted anchors, replacing them with more desirable ones.

Some anchors span each of our representational systems.  This means that when they are applied, we get a picture, sound, feeling, smell and taste.  These are the most powerful of anchors.

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Anchors Via Representational Systems
13:08

Anchors, especially naturally occurring ones, always carry an emotional charge. Commonly, we class our responses to anchors as either positive or negative and thus we class some anchors as positive anchors and some anchors as negative anchors. In this video, we'll look at how negative anchors are created.

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How Negative Anchors are Created
07:25

If our beliefs create our reality, doesn’t that open up a whole world of possibilities? So, the next question we should be asking ourselves is: “What kind of reality have I created?”

Simply by asking this question, we are accepting responsibility for current reality.

One thing that should be abundantly clear by this stage in the course is the fact that the quality of our life is a reflection of the quality of our beliefs about who we are, and what we are capable of.

Knowing that empowering beliefs create a desirable reality, and limiting beliefs do the opposite, is a good place to start. Obviously, the next step needs to be learning how to eliminate the beliefs that don’t serve us, and replace them with beliefs that do.

Upgrading our beliefs is an essential first step that must be taken before we can even think about upgrading our beliefs. Do you know what that step is? It’s simple really, we need to identify our current beliefs and figure out which ones need an upgrade.

On the surface, this sounds easy enough. But beliefs are shrouded in all kinds of confusing disguises. In fact, have you ever noticed that the word lie is at the center of the word belief? So, how do we get around the deceptive power of our limiting beliefs?

The easiest way to identify our own limiting beliefs is to look at the results they produce. Any area in our life where we are producing good results is probably anchored to an empowering belief. Likewise, any area in our life that is plagued with unsatisfactory or frustrating results is likely anchored to a limiting belief.

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How Belief Anchors Can Be Formed
15:52

When we are young it is easy to pick up and start installing the beliefs of others. The problem with this process, is that if the main teachers in our lives are building and basing their lives upon some limiting beliefs, then we stand at risk of adopting the same perceived limitations into our own lives.

Beliefs are the most powerful anchors we can forge, however, you might be glad to hear that they can also be broken.

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How Belief Anchors Can Be Broken
09:20

It's one thing knowing what anchors are, but it's something else knowing how to put them into practice.

This video will introduce you to the first of two anchoring themed exercises.

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NLP Anchoring Exercise #1
09:35

It's one thing knowing what anchors are, but it's something else knowing how to put them into practice.

This video will introduce you to the second of two anchoring themed exercises.

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NLP Anchoring Exercise #2
05:40

The 4 Keys to Effective Anchoring provides us with a clear, step-by-step process that we can follow in order to set the anchors that will enable us to access resourceful states whenever we choose.

In addition to the steps there are certain key behaviours which should be included in the anchoring process to ensure that the resulting anchors are maximally powerful, automatic and effective.

In NLP these key behaviours are known as the Keys to Anchoring and we can remember them easily using the following mnemonic which Steve will describe in this lesson.

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The 4 Keys to Successful Anchoring
13:10

NLP has traditionally mostly been talked about as a therapeutic discipline. It can however be used in all areas of life. In this video, we'll introduce you to the idea of anchoring interventions.

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Introducing Anchoring Interventions
05:38

In this video, Kain draws Karen back up to the stage to demonstrate an anchoring intervention. This video is part 1 of 2.

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Anchoring Interventions Demonstration (Part 1)
13:46

In this video, Kain draws Karen back up to the stage to demonstrate an anchoring intervention. This video is part 2 of 2.

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Anchoring Interventions Demonstration (Part 2)
14:15

In this short video, Kain offers an explanation as to what just happened in the last video.

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Anchoring Demonstration Deconstruction
08:38

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 throughout this section of the course. This video will offer an overview of everything we have covered over the last few hours.

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End of Section 7 Summary & Wrap-Up
04:31
+ NLP Communication Skills and Language patterns
19 lectures 03:37:13

One of the basic tenets of NLP is that excellent communicators do three things: they know their outcome; they develop sensory acuity; they become behaviourally flexible. In this section of the course we will explore a number of ways through which we can enhance our communication skills . . .

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Introducing Communication Skills
04:15

A large portion of our lives is spent communicating and interacting with others.

Sharing your thoughts and understanding another person's feelings are essential skills for functioning in any society in the world. NLP helps us to sharpen ourselves up and become far more effective at this.

Winning hearts and minds is a concept occasionally expressed in the resolution of war, insurgency, and other conflicts, in which one side seeks to prevail not by the use of superior force, but by making emotional or intellectual appeals to sway supporters of the other side.

Both the British & American forces applied operation hearts and minds during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The belief behind this operation was that 'If you can win over people's hearts, they will freely give you their minds'.

If we consider this 'hearts and minds' approach when communicating in our day-to-day relationships, you might see that people do not always want to be engaged with on an intellectual level (their minds), but are often more receptive to being engaged with on an emotional level (hearts).

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The Hearts and Minds Principle
10:38

Congruence is a name for that state in which every fiber of your being is in agreement. Wherever your attention is, it is undivided. 

Carl Rogers initially coined the term 'congruence' to describe the match between an individual’s inner feelings and outer display. The congruent person is genuine, real, integrated, whole, and transparent. The non-congruent person tries to impress, plays a role, puts up a front, and hides behind a facade. In this video will explore this idea further.

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The Importance of Congruence
12:06

According to Albert Mehrabian, interpersonal communication regarding the communication model consists of three elements: words spoken – that which is literally being said. Intonation – how something is said (use of voice) body language – which posture, facial expressions and the gestures that someone uses.

He suggested that our communications are broken down as follows:

a) 7% WORDS (What You Say)

b) 38% TONALITY (How You Say it)

c) 55% PHYSIOLOGY (How You Carry Yourself)

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The Mehrabian Model
13:30

Have you ever put your foot in it? Have you ever said something that you didn't mean?

Have you ever 'had a go' or lost your temper with someone else for saying something that offended you? Have you ever made an unfair judgement call about what another persons intensions were? If so, congratulations ... you're human! If not, you're an absolute lier! In this video we will look at the 4 levels of communication.

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The 4 Levels of Effective Communication
13:48

To enhance our listening skills, we must let the other person know that we are listening to what they are saying.

Consider this - have you ever been engaged in a conversation when you questioned if the other person was listening or not to what you were saying? You wonder if you're getting your message across, or if there's any point in continuing to speak? It can sometimes feel like you're talking to a brick wall?

In the same, if we are not fully aware of how well we re attending other people when in communications with them, these others can similarly feel like we are the brick wall they are talking to! This short test will help you to evaluate just how effective your communication skills are.

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The Communication Self Awareness Checklist
01:54

Whatever the content of the things we're saying, it's our tone that communicates how we feel when we speak. Our tone will tell the truth even when our words don't (or even when we are not aware of the truth ourselves).

It's also our tone that other people respond to. It's even possible to say 'I love you' in a way that provokes frustration and then innocently argue that we are unfairly judged when our partner responds to our tone rather than our words.

Tonality and emphasis make up a huge part of our communication, so it's therefore essential that we become aware of how we are communicating if we want to improve the quality and strength of our relationships.

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Intonation & Tonality Patterns
11:48

Effective listening is about being open-minded, genuinely interested, paying attention to others and allowing yourself time and space to offer the other person your full availability.

It looks for, not just the surface meaning, but to understand where the speaker is 'coming from'—what interest, purpose, or need is behind what they're saying. Effective listening encourages other people to feel heard and to speak more honestly and openly.

If we want to become better listeners, it's important the understand the blocks that can get in our way!

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The Blocks to Active Listening (Part 1)
12:21

Effective listening is about being open-minded, genuinely interested, paying attention to others and allowing yourself time and space to offer the other person your full availability.

It looks for, not just the surface meaning, but to understand where the speaker is 'coming from'—what interest, purpose, or need is behind what they're saying. Effective listening encourages other people to feel heard and to speak more honestly and openly.

If we want to become better listeners, it's important the understand the blocks that can get in our way!

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The Blocks to Active Listening (Part 2)
14:28

Throughout the last section we have placed a lot of emphasis around the importance of us understanding the difference between perception and reality.

There is an age old truth which states, that as human beings, we respond more to our perception of reality than what we do to reality in actuality. And if you are able to see this as true, you will love 'The Standard'. This video is part one of two.

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A Framework for Relationship Management (Part 1)
13:37

Throughout the last section we have placed a lot of emphasis around the importance of us understanding the difference between perception and reality.

There is an age old truth which states, that as human beings, we respond more to our perception of reality than what we do to reality in actuality. And if you are able to see this as true, you will love 'The Standard'. This video is part two of two.

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A Framework for Relationship Management (Part 2)
08:36

Small talk exists for a reason. When we first meet someone at a conference or a networking event, it might seem strange if we launch right into asking people questions such as, "What's your favourite childhood memory?"

That said, you don't want to get stuck talking about the fact that it's raining hard forever. At some point, you'll want to hear a person's real story — why they chose to go into their current line of work or what they love about being a dad.

To help you have more meaningful conversations, it's important to appreciate the differences between conversation breadth and depth.

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Conversation Breadth V's Conversation Depth
14:54

The Hierarchy of Ideas Is also referred to as 'Chunking' in NLP. The Hierarchy of Ideas is a linguistic tool used in NLP that allows the speaker to traverse the realms of abstract to specific easily and effortlessly.

Over the next few video's (and article), you will learn how to use chunking to guide your future conversations in any direction that you want to take them (breadth or depth).

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The Hierarchy of Ideas (Logical Levels)
10:00

We can use this hierarchy of ideas and chunking to assist others in overcoming their problems, we use it to improve our communication skills (so we understand how others are thinking and how we are creating our own problems). We use it to discover the deep structure behind peoples thinking and the words that they are using.

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The Hierarchy of Ideas Demonstration
16:41

We can use both of these types of questions in our own lives - whenever you have a problem that seems a little overwhelming, chunk it down into smaller, more manageable pieces. This helps you to focus on one thing at a time and find solutions before you move on to the next task.

On the other hand, if you're ever feeling overwhelmed by too much detail, then chunking up to find the purpose for what you're doing will help you get perspective. Gaining an overview of the big picture will help you define what you are doing and why you are doing it. This article should help you to better understand the reasons for chunking up and down.

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Chunking Up & Chunking Down Questions (article)
02:53

In this conversation demonstration between Kain and Karen, Kain will illustrate all of the main communication skills and language patterns that have been discussed throughout the course so far.

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Attendance Based Conversation
19:45

The first NLP development was ‘The Meta Model’, created by Dr Richard Bandler & John Grinder in 1975, and described in their first book, The Structure of Magic Volume 1.

It was the first creation in the field of NLP, and formed the basis for subsequent discoveries in the field. The Meta-model works on the following principle: people don’t experience reality directly, but rather through the ‘maps’ of reality they create in their minds.

When people have a problem or challenge, it does not typically exist ‘in reality’ - it exists in their map of reality. If you can enrich their map, their experience of the world will become richer. Enrich their map enough, and their problems will be solved, their challenges overcome.

The Meta-model is the principle tool for discovering where and how to enrich a person’s map, and is probably the most powerful NLP tool there is.

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The Meta Model (Explained)
18:25

There are a number of situations when a client may benefit from some gentle (or, even some seriously provocative) challenging. In this video, we'll explore the purpose of conversational challenging and how this can aid our efforts in facilitating change in other people.

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The Purpose of Conversational Challenge
10:41

Silence has a certain energy to it like no other energy source.

It has the power to get people to think and to act, it can help slow the mind down, and it is a powerful ally for anyone who wants to drive a career in NLP or any other form of helping.

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The Most Important Communication Skill
06:53
+ Introducing Values, Priorities and Strategies
8 lectures 01:32:15

Strategies. In NLP a strategy is a series and sequence of internal and external representations which consistently produces the same specific result. In simple terms a strategy is a sequence of steps, much like a recipe, that we run through automatically in order to achieve a specific outcome.

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Introducing Values, Priorities and Strategies
07:22

Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing". Hands-on learning is a form of experiential learning, for which, there is a strategy that everyone can benefit from becoming aware of.

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The 6 Stage Cycle of Natural Learning
16:17

The experiential learning cycle is a very useful element to introduce in a training of trainers course. Sometimes, however, it can seem rather abstract, especially if the concept of experiential learning is new to participants. The following exercise can be very useful, giving an opportunity for you to consider how you learn.

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Learning Self Reflection Exercise
05:55

NLP Strategies is a term that describes any internal and external set of experiences which consistently produces a specific outcome. It is what it is that you do in your mind in the process of doing something. Strategies are different from states in that they are a process, state is a state.

This video will help you to much better understand.

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Strategies: Further Distinctions
14:00

Have you ever felt stressed about something?

Of course you have, most likely, you'll often have too much on your plate, where deadlines are looming, and people are counting on you. You are under so much pressure that at times, you suspect the quality of your whole life suffers for it.

The difference between those who are successful in life and those who aren't is not whether or not you suffer from stress, but how you deal with it when you do. To deal with life's problems most effectively ... you need a strategy!

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Preview 16:45

Earlier on in the course you were given some abstract questions to ponder over, and in this video, you will receive a few more questions for your mind to wrestle with.

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The 3 Big Questions Exercise
10:44

“By concentrating on precision, one arrives at technique, but by concentrating on technique one does not arrive at precision.” - Bruno Walter

You have a program for everything that you do. Your programs consist of sequences of thoughts and behaviors triggered by a stimulus. Strategies, simply put, are our internal process for achieving specific outcomes.

In NLP terms, this is called a strategy for achieving an outcome. Really, this is an internal processing strategy. If you know about the components of an internal processing strategy, you can change it, copy an effective strategy from somebody else, or create a new one from scratch. In this video, Kain will explain how.

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Strategy Elicitation Exercise 1
10:45

In this video, Kain will guide you through the NLP R.E.R.S.P. model before setting you the final exercise of this section

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The R.E.R.S.P Model & Strategy Elicitation Ex 2
10:27
+ Examining the Spiderweb of our Core Values
8 lectures 01:47:16

When we think of our values, we think of what is important to us in our lives (e.g., security, progress, wisdom, honesty, authenticity, fulfilment). 

Each of us holds numerous values with varying degrees of importance. A particular value may be paramount to one person, but then completely unimportant to another.

Much like company core values, your personal core values are there to guide behaviour and choice. Get them right and you'll be swift and focused in your decision-making, with clear direction.

Get them wrong or leave them ambiguous, and you'll constantly wonder how you got into this mess!

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Introducing Core Values and Priorities
11:55

Have you ever noticed how much time, money and effort people spend on trying to meet their 'internal' needs with 'external things'? The cafetière principle should help you to better understand (and clear up if necessary) this common mistake that's very easy to make!

The most valuable, expensive, fleeting thing you have is your time and attention. You have a finite amount of it each day, and it’s continually being eroded and nibbled at by a thousand things that don’t actually matter. Every time you do something that doesn't fulfil you, the more driven you will become to be fulfilled - hence, a vicious circle enters our lives that can feel extremely difficult to break away from.

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The Cafetierre Principle
11:52

When our actions (and words) come into alignment with our core values, life is generally good, and we feel content, confident and satisfied. But when our behaviours do not match up with our values, we soon begin to experience a sense of uneasiness and often emotional discomfort.

The best thing about our priorities in life, is the we get to determine what they are, and in this article you'll receive a more more ideas about what yours may or may not be ...

Personal Rules, Core Values & Priorities (Article)
06:38

Although your personal core values may not exactly match anyone else's, they still help you determine your surrounding culture.

Most smart people consciously or unconsciously use personal core values to select friendships, relationships and business partnerships. Your core values also help you wisely manage your personal resources such as time and money.

Simply put, we can use our  core values as decision guidelines that keep us true to ourselves, and out of trouble! This section of the course is devoted to exploring the interconnectedness of our personal core values, so that by the end of this section, you can better appreciate what motivates both yourself and other people at the deepest possible level.

This video is part 1 of 5 parts.

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The Spiderweb of Core Values (Part 1)
14:41

Although your personal core values may not exactly match anyone else's, they still help you determine your surrounding culture.

Most smart people consciously or unconsciously use personal core values to select friendships, relationships and business partnerships. Your core values also help you wisely manage your personal resources such as time and money.

Simply put, we can use our  core values as decision guidelines that keep us true to ourselves, and out of trouble! This section of the course is devoted to exploring the interconnectedness of our personal core values, so that by the end of this section, you can better appreciate what motivates both yourself and other people at the deepest possible level.

This video is part 2 of 5 parts.

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The Spiderweb of Core Values (Part 2)
14:34

Although your personal core values may not exactly match anyone else's, they still help you determine your surrounding culture.

Most smart people consciously or unconsciously use personal core values to select friendships, relationships and business partnerships. Your core values also help you wisely manage your personal resources such as time and money.

Simply put, we can use our  core values as decision guidelines that keep us true to ourselves, and out of trouble! This section of the course is devoted to exploring the interconnectedness of our personal core values, so that by the end of this section, you can better appreciate what motivates both yourself and other people at the deepest possible level.

This video is part 3 of 5 parts.

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The Spiderweb of Core Values (Part 3)
19:41

Although your personal core values may not exactly match anyone else's, they still help you determine your surrounding culture.

Most smart people consciously or unconsciously use personal core values to select friendships, relationships and business partnerships. Your core values also help you wisely manage your personal resources such as time and money.

Simply put, we can use our  core values as decision guidelines that keep us true to ourselves, and out of trouble! This section of the course is devoted to exploring the interconnectedness of our personal core values, so that by the end of this section, you can better appreciate what motivates both yourself and other people at the deepest possible level.

This video is part 4 of 5 parts.

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The Spiderweb of Core Values (Part 4)
14:07

Although your personal core values may not exactly match anyone else's, they still help you determine your surrounding culture.

Most smart people consciously or unconsciously use personal core values to select friendships, relationships and business partnerships. Your core values also help you wisely manage your personal resources such as time and money.

Simply put, we can use our  core values as decision guidelines that keep us true to ourselves, and out of trouble! This section of the course is devoted to exploring the interconnectedness of our personal core values, so that by the end of this section, you can better appreciate what motivates both yourself and other people at the deepest possible level.

This video is the last part of 5 parts.

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The Spiderweb of Core Values (Part 5)
13:48