NLP Practitioner Training Feedback (2)
“After years of being in key management roles and an inherent drive for continuous improvement enriching our LEAN culture in our organisation I felt that I needed a fresh look at areas I needed to upskill.
NLP was always of interest however my thoughts were that this would be good for me personally, but I could not justify this training for professional development.
How wrong could I have been! My major personal learning from Steph’s training was that unless I was totally in tune with myself and how I ticked, how could I be expected to keep the entire orchestra in time, upbeat and in perfect harmony?
Raglan was the perfect venue for me as I feel it has a warmth that radiates from within and ideal for such a reflective learning process. The travel time to and from Raglan was an integral part of the whole journey for me as it gave time to reinforce and ponder over each layer of exciting learning I was engaging upon.
Anyone who feels they have not reached their potential should have a right of passage to embark on such an amazing, life-changing, learning experience with Steph’s unique style of guiding you through how you can make the most of your one, very precious life.”
Deb Brett-Atkins – Projects & Continuous Improvements Manager
“I had been thinking of completing my NLP Practitioner course for over 10 years having seen several colleagues and friends complete theirs. Finding the right person and programme was important – I wanted it to be business applicable AND provide personal growth, and I found that 100 fold with Stephanie and my 18 days of Metamorphosis.
To be honest, I was also quite daunted by it, as I knew it would be personally challenging (yes there were a few tears) however Steph looked after us all so well, and helped us gently make our own discoveries about ourselves and those around us – at home and at work.
Each interaction is so much more successful
In my work where I am coaching Managers daily, each interaction is so much more successful as I can understand all of what they are communicating – both consciously, and unconsciously. That means our relationships are stronger and it is easier to get something done – because we are on the same page. There are lots of techniques and models that you get, and I have used a number of them to give me a new perspective. For example I am sitting down with my leadership team to help them look at our Managers meta programs so they can understand what each manager needs and how to work better with each of them.
It’s the way of thinking that makes the biggest difference for me, and this guides me in my day to day interactions with others. Thanks Steph – We had a fantastic 18 days, and it was amazing to see your skill and compassion at the front of the room, and as you sat beside us while we practiced our new skills.
Recommend it 150%”
Rose Beets– HR Manager, National Mini Storage
“I had no concerns prior to the course, just a sense of excitement that finally I was going to be able to do Bandler and Grinder’s densely written texts (or that’s how I experienced them anyway) in a workshop/training situation and experience it live with other interested parties and a good trainer.
I started out on my journey to Raglan with a big desire to learn more about NLP, so that I could make it come alive for me and eventually other folks who came to consult with me. I had put off the practitioner training for long enough and I was ready to rock and roll.
I had made up my mind after a couple of phone calls to Steph that she was the one! I was very comfortable talking to her and she spoke my language.
And my hunch proved to be a goody. I got what I wanted and more. I now live a lot of NLP – change my moods by changing my physiology, I giggle at the end of each day as I reflect on the various strategies I use to get me through and I have taken Richard Bandler literally and live a life of ‘curiosity and wanton experimentation’ – well most of the time anyway.
A Movable Feast of Learning!
The classroom environment became many things for me. It was a movable feast of learning. Like a rich landscape it changed all the time as new bits of knowledge were constantly added. And then the landscape subdivided and the classroom became a gallery of mindscapes. Improvising on the NLP spelling strategy I photographed a few of them. So all it takes is an upward tilt of the eyes to the left and there they are.
The classroom also became the place where I felt comfortable to share what is was about myself I wanted to change and to tell others of my desired outcome/s. and the changes that I witnesses in myself and my fellow participants was the metamorphosis in action.
So the classroom was a kind and caring place to leave a lot of my old self to be paid it’s last respects by the wild wintery weather of Raglan.
Most Valuable Part of the Training
The most valuable part of the training for me is being able to do the stuff that I have been reading about for so long. And those classroom demos and exercises were so invaluable. I love hands-on learning and there was lots of it. And the beauty of that learning is that I can now do it. It’s the trick that’s transformed me from an interested amateur into a practitioner. I got exactly what I was looking for and more!
The biggest beneficiary of my training has to be me – first and foremost. I have always wanted to know how to walk this NLP talk and now I can –albeit occasionally with faltering step. And even when I stumble, it’s the beliefs of excellence that bails me out – you know – the one that says something about feedback, no failure.
And if it doesn’t kill me I rest assured in my mother’s words, that it will make me stronger.
My relationships and my workplace my consulting clients are all enjoying the new skills. I have to remind myself occasionally to go easy on the old meta questions. I need people.
Just Do It!
One does not need a conscious reason to do this training, the unconscious already knows it does. ‘Just do it!’ as the old swish (Nike) ad suggests.”
Joseph Hartzenburg – Counselling and Supervision
Practical and Fun!
It has changed the way I view things, the way I communicate with others and look at life in general. It has also given me more confidence in my work as I have a variety of new techniques to assist people.
Joanne Moor Social Worker
“I found the NLP training with Stephanie to be life changing. I was searching for clarity in my work and certainly achieved that and more. I noticed a change in my thinking during the course and found it helped me make important decisions in my life. Stephanie has a thorough understanding of NLP and teaches with ease and confidence, enjoying the process of helping others achieve their goals. She created a positive and safe environment with lots of enthusiasm and humour, which made it easier to learn and a joy to attend. I’ve found the communication skills invaluable and I feel confident using the techniques. The training helped me to understand my own way of thinking and evaluate my own blocks and limiting beliefs. I believe the NLP training does change lives and can be used for your own personal development and working with others to manage and change limiting attitudes and behaviour patterns.”
Deborah Spoors, Reiki Master
“Absolutely awesome! It gives a completely new perspective on life and brings a realisation of just how powerful humans can be when we are able to plug into our minds and release the power from within.”
Shane Harper – Customer Care Representative.
“Practitioner Training works at two levels – it engenders a wide range of interpersonal skills while making some subtle yet profound intrapersonal changes. If you have anything to do with yourself or other people, do it! Stephanie is highly professional, exceptionally well prepared and organised, yet maintains a delightful sense of humour and develops a deep and heartfelt connection with participants”
Hilary Eastwick-Field, Coach/Counsellor
“Life changing — beyond words, just do it! This course teaches you valuable skills that you can use in EVERY aspect of your life. It gives you a deeper understanding of other people and of yourself, where you’ve come from and where you’re going. It’s outstanding for personal growth, or if you want to help others. It was fun and fascinating to learn.”