Certified NLP Practitioner Study Program
Understanding what is NLP
- Introduction to NLP
- History of NLP
- Definitions and areas of application of NLP
NLP has many areas of application and its history lets us clearly understand what were the elements that allowed for its development in general, through several areas.
Developing sensory acuity and learning to calibrate
- Calibration utilizing the senses (VAKOG)
- Calibrating other people’s physiology
- Calibrating our own physiology
- Calibrating other people’s language
- Calibrating our own language
- Calibrating our surroundings
- Calibrating auditory stimulus
- Calibrating state shifts in ourselves and in others
- Differences between interpretation, observation, description and calibration
Calibrating means observing and perceiving slight shifts in something through time.
By calibrating and perceiving those variation, no matter how big or small, we can give a meaning, interpret and evaluate the events happening around us, and be more prepared to designed an appropriate strategy so as to choose the best option to take into action.
Establishing rapport with our environment and the people in it
- 1. Rapport – establish a “connexion” with the elements of our environment
- 2. Matching – strategy of matching factorsin the other person (environment)
- 3. Mirroring – strategy of behaving like a mirror (with tact & finesse) 4. Cross over mirroring – strategy of mirroring “x” behaviour/movement of part “y” with another part (following rhythm, kind of movement or position)
- 4. Pacing & Leading - strategy of establishing rapport with others (notice shifts and match/mirror them) and follow for a while, once connection is achieved, make a slight change and checks whether the other elements follow
- 5. Calibration and utilisation of unconscious verbal and non verbal elements of those who are communicating, providing the possibility to the NLP Practitioner to adjust to the other’s style of communication so as to power communication
One is always communicating, even if one tries to not communicate, a person’s system is always and continually sending conscious and unconscious, verbal and non-verbal messages to its surroundings. Through several rapport techniques, designed to increase and affect communication in different ways so as to have better results.
How data is processed, understanding how we perceive our environment to vary our vision of the world
1. Epistemology – The theory of the science
3. FA – First Access
5. Linguistic representations
6. Beliefs, Values and Meta-programs
Once we understand how something works, we can find out what, where and how to change a part that is not working as desired and obtain a positive effect.
By understanding the reasons why we act in a way or another, a greater level of awareness about its origins is created and it is possible then to find different options so as to create different results.
Standing in someone else’s shoes
1. First Perceptual Position
2. Second Perceptual Position
3. Third Perceptual Position
4. Additional Meta - Positions
Sometimes, while being in the heart of a problem, issue or conflict situation it happens that what catches our attention are specific details and reasons why it won´t work, being able to see things from a “bird’s point of view”, from the eyes of another person, can often help in being able to see the big picture and realize that the exit of a labyrinth-like issue could be closer than expected, while new solutions and alternatives can be found, that maintain the ecology of the system of the person in question.
Be able to choose how to feel at any given time
1. Understanding what emotional (and other kinds of) states are
2. States as tools for performance
3. Elicit high performance states at will
4. Maintain other’s attention
5. Elicit high performance and motivation states in others
On occasions, human beings can end up being prey to their emotions that can unleash unwanted results and/or situations. By finding ways of eliciting at will the most appropriate states for each situation, one wins the added resource of being able to choose how to feel at any given time.
Clarifying your goal
1. Designing feasible goals
2. The principles for successful goal setting
3. Well formed outcomes
Why is it that some people set goals and reach them while other people instead, that despite following the exact same procedure don’t have the expected results? The reason is simple; at the time of forming the outcomes, one usually tends to focus on either very specific details or the big picture, leaving aside some key criteria such as having high levels of motivation, interest and commitment.
Acquiring a wider and more flexible view of the world
1. Representational Systems – perception of the world
2. Internal Processes
3. Representational System Overlap
5. Types of Rep Systems
7. Sub-modality based patterns
a. Map Across – crossing sub-modalities
b. Lead sub-modality change
c. Driver Sub-modalities
d. Mapping Sub-modalities
e. Belief Change pattern
Our perception modifies our experience, as well as the sense we give that perception. Sometimes though, when that perception is charged with sensations and emotions, (states) that limit and produce un-resourcefulness, the possibilities of having good results are limited or become nil. By giving the brain the possibility to change its focus and redirecting its attention, perception changes too. Through the techniques mentioned above, it is possible to change what is perceived into a tool to improve performance and the end results.
Eye Accessing Cues and Strategies
1. Understanding what eye accessing cues are
2. Uses and applications of Eye Accessing Cues
3. Identifying other people’s Eye Accessing Cues
4. Relationship between EAC, Rep Systems and use of predicates
5. Ecology and response to EAC shown by others, according to subject
7. TOTE; Test – Operation – Test – Exit
8. Utilisation of strategies
9. “Spelling” strategies
How to reach a conclusion/decision? It is done through a strategy
If we compare the wonderful working human system to that of a machine, a computer for example, we realize that sometimes to access a file, (a memory/document), we need to utilize certain kind of program or application due to format issues. In equal manner, to be able to access any experience be it past present or future, we have to access that represented context, by “opening” the file/memory with any kind of specifically determined representational system/program.
This technique, far from limiting possibilities, allows us to create a new focus point to calibrate so as to be able to conclude with lasting changes with a greater reach.
Language Patterns to Power Communication
1. Meta Model (focus on the specific)
2. Milton Model (focus on the ambiguous)
3. Universal process of Modelling
4. Linguistic Presuppositions
5. Deep Structure & Surface Structure
6. Metaphor Competency
a. Isomorphic Mapping
b. Homo-morphic Mapping
c. Naturalistic Metaphors
d. Living metaphors
7. Verbal Package
8. Basic questions of:
a. Name – which/what specifically?
b. Verbs – X, how specifically?
10. Creating an intention/consequence
11. Logical Levels
12. Logical Types
13. Iconic Partitions
14. Hierarchy of chunking
The act of communicating in one way or another may affect the end results.
By learning different language tools, designed from an in-depth study of the linguistic patterns of some expert communicators as well as some other sources that demonstrated a natural talent and ability to communicate, it is possible to create a language model, that allows to raise the quality of communication, avoiding misunderstandings and other possible issues due to a faulty communication or because of using inappropriate language.
This way one gains tools to enhance language, adorning it with elegance, simplicity and congruence.
Basic Hypnosis – Principles of Ericksonian Hypnosis
1. What is hypnosis?
2. What is a trance state?
3. Areas of application of hypnosis
4. N Step reframing (reframing in six steps – updated)
5. Involuntary and unconscious signals system
6. The circle of excellence
7. Creating and maintaining resourceful states
A number of people see trance as something strange and mysterious when in fact it is one of the natural processes of most common occurrence in a human being. Reading, thinking about something, being distracted, watching TV, doing a sport, having fun, being sad… these are all states, differences in sensations and levels of brain activity that can also be called “trance shifts”
Through the creation of artificial ways for accessing natural states where one is very resourceful, it is possible to find ways to create alignment with all the (metaphorical) parts a person is made of.
Anchoring resourceful states and creating new options (neurological paths)
1. What are anchors?
2. Areas of application of anchoring
3. Setting up anchors
a. In space
e. Analogical and Digital
4. Time line
a. Time line pattern
b. Visual time line
c. Journey through the time line
d. Releasing Position – Picking up resources through the time line
e. The unconscious Choice of resources through the timeline
f. Beliefs in Time Line
5. Anxiety refram
7. Collapsing anchors
8. Chaining Anchors
9. Piling Anchors
10. Utilization of Anchor
11. Circle of excellence
12. Chain of excellence
Boats and other items use an anchor to keep them in place, to mark, emphasize or signal “something”. In the same way that online one can also find bookmarks within computers, it is also possible while following this logic, to create a mark (anchor) for those states, through which a mark can be created for those states, thoughts, concepts and/or explanations that are deemed important, at any time, any place by using the senses available.
There are several techniques to create new bookmarks (or neurological paths) so as to replace existing anchors whose results are not optimal, with others who are and achieve through that a better performance.
Negotiation – within ourselves and with others
1. Parts Interventions
2. Recognition in Metaphors
3. Negotiating to Negotiate
4. Visual Squash (integration of parts in disagreement)
5. Sharing with your “Team” – (perceptual positions) – we are never alone
Negotiating is a critical skill, highly useful in any field or area of application be it personal, professional or social.
Knowing how to negotiate Negociar, una habilidad clave, útil en cualquier área de aplicación, sea personal, profesional o social.
Being able to negotiate is essential for survival in our current society, while it is even more necessary to succeed, to earn a promotion or leadership, to gain personal congruency.
Getting rid of limiting beliefs can also be easily reached through some negotiation processes.
Other patterns of change to increase quality of life
1. New behaviour generator
2. Alignment technique
3. Fast phobia cure
4. Incursion (State transfer)
5. Fast Allergy relief Procedure
6. Creating “Sanctuary”
For those kind of situations where one does not really know what to do, in case of phobias, unexplainable fears, allergies that came suddenly (or not), as well as un-resourceful thinking, a series of more specialized techniques can be utilized, designed specially to fit the required conditions to generate high quality change fast.
Techniques to “Generate Change” – New Generation
1. What is the New Code of NLP?
2. Applications of the New Code
3. The Alphabet Game
4. The Rhythm of life
5. Peripheral Vision drills
6. Self application to the new code of NLP
Having less “free“ time every day, one needs to find faster ways to produce immediate, effective and lasting change, reason why through several research projects, a number of new generation tools were found to create change, states and better results through the utilization of natural processes to create alignment between the conscious and the unconscious mind.