Have you noticed that sense of curiosity?
You’re curious about NLP Training — and whether it has anything to offer you
Maybe you’ve read blog posts or testimonials on the website and wondered if NLP Practitioner Training would deliver results for you? Perhaps you know someone who’s done some NLP Training. But you’re still not sure if it would be worth your while.
You ask yourself:
Do I want or even need another qualification?
Can I spare the time — and the money?
Do I want to put in the energy to achieve this?
Is what I’ll get from it worth the time, money and energy?
This post will answer those NLP Training questions for you
So, stay curious, grab yourself a cuppa and please, read on…
Have you ever beaten yourself up?
I must admit to doing a bit of it recently.
You see, I have been facilitating NLP Practitioner Certification Training for 20 years in 2020. As you will appreciate, you get to know someone pretty well when you spend 18 intensive days with them.
And helping men and women, throughout the training, to deal with personal ‘stuff’ that’s been holding them back for years, often means I achieve an exceptional closeness. On top of that, I ask people at the start, (sometimes before they even register) why they want to do the training; what they’re hoping to get from it. Then I check at the end that they got the outcome they wanted. And I review their feedback/testimonials.
So I’m struggling to believe that I hadn’t thought about writing this post before now! Doh!
I’ve been reviewing what I know about each individual, coupled with the ‘paperwork’ I collected from them. These consist of testimonials, pre-course outcomes and end-of-course feedback. I’ve compiled this post from the analysis, which I’m sure will answer the questions you might have.
There are 5 types of people who come to Raglan to do NLP Training with me.
The 5 Types of inspired human drawn to NLP training
I’ve identified 5 distinct types of people who come to MetaMorphosis for NLP Practitioner Certification Training. They each have different reasons for completing the training. However, it’s also true that there is frequently some overlap — or more than one reason that draws them to NLP training. Read on and see which you relate to.
#1. Personal frustration.
You’re feeling stuck in some way; feeling the need to break out from perceived limitations and have the freedom to be yourself. You want change, but don’t know how to change — hence the feeling of being stuck.
You want to improve your confidence; to shine.
But more than that, you want to feel OK to shine, without worrying about what everyone else thinks.
You may feel misunderstood. You’ve realised that you may have unwanted beliefs that are holding you back and you want to remove them — you just don’t know how. In the past, you’ve prioritised commodities over your self-development.
Now you believe it’s your time.
You want to step into your own authenticity, stand up for yourself and develop self-appreciation and self-kindness. You want to be yourself — and bugger what others think!
“I found myself wondering – ‘is this it?’ Should I be doing something else? Am I the happiest I could ever be? Is there more?’ Well I can tell you there is SO MUCH MORE! I have changed… I will no longer be the person I was. I have been allowed to look deep within, and I like who I met – Me!” ~ Erin
“The biggest benefit I got from the course was the confidence and freedom to be me, to believe in me, to let others see me. The goals I have always had are no longer, “if I could manage to achieve…” and are now, “here is my timeline and there is no question I am going to realise these goals.” New opportunities have opened up already, and I am much more confident and skilled to move ahead with my plans.” ~Lyn
#2. Envy: “I want some of what they’re having!”
Your journey often starts by seeing the massive, positive changes in someone who has already done NLP training. You’ve seen others flourish in all aspects of life.
You’ve seen their careers take off, and their relationships improve. They seem calmer, more tolerant and in control.
They have a new-found confidence — not that pushy, over-the-top type confidence but a more grounded, considered and knowledgable confidence.
It’s hard to put your finger on everything that’s different about the person.
It seems as if the changes are massive and all-encompassing. You want a piece of the action. You may feel you’re being left behind.
“I first learned about NLP 20 years ago while working with comedian Jimmy Carr in London. Taking time out to complete a course in NLP, he returned more engaged than he was before. He was happier; passionately writing comedy material and trying it out on us in during our lunch hours. He followed his dreams into entertainment, trying everything from stand up to short movies. It occurred to me that NLP creates confidence. Confidence creates opportunities. If I have any regrets in life, it’s that I did this course in my 40’s instead of my 20’s.” ~ Stuart
#3. “I can do more if I knew more.”
If you’re in this category, you want to ‘be the change’. You want to lead by example — whether that’s leading your team of people or your children. You want to genuinely understand people.
What motivates one person, yet not another?
You want to learn flexible ways of relating to others, to ethically influence and to help people grow and change. You want to lead, manage, negotiate effectively, be a better parent.
You hope to learn new skills and techniques to help yourself and others deal with conflict, cope with overwhelm or think differently about problems and situations. You may have a role in HR, coaching, education, training or health-care.
“The time that I was on the course was invaluable. I’m trying to find words to make it as valued as possible, but there aren’t any. It’s more of an experience of the number of people you can affect, once you’ve changed. You can’t put a dollar value on that.” ~ Marcus
#4. The Searcher
You have aspirations, or you are are searching for direction and purpose in life. You want to discover your true calling and work towards fulfilling it. You might want to transition from one job or career to another, for example, nurse to a health coach.
You may want to combine the skills of NLP with your other professional qualifications and start your own business. You will likely also have some elements of the category #3 person.
“I knew the skills I’d develop would be priceless, and they absolutely are! Steph is a master at putting people at ease, and she facilitated our learning in a way that left me feeling safe, supported and ready to give anything a go.” ~ Karen
#5. The Technical Geek
You have an extensive background in a scientific or technical field such as engineering, IT, medical, accountancy etc. You may have successfully led other people who are in the same technical field.
You have led based on your professional experience (for example, a senior engineer can lead juniors solely based on their greater levels of expertise). However, when leading people outside your area of expertise, you struggle. These people don’t respect your qualifications and experience; they judge you on what you’re doing now.
You might be able to direct others in what to do, without the ability to do it yourself. This means you may have difficulty understanding the impact that people play in the overall plan.
In some cases your lack of people skills brings your career to a grinding halt.
You’re stymied unless you’re prepared to learn new skills to motivate, negotiate, encourage and grow people. You may also be in business for yourself, but struggle with the people aspects of that business. You really just want to do the technical stuff, and can’t really be ‘bothered’ with the nuances and moods of people who seem way too complicated. You’re probably an introvert.
“I’m able to view the world from different points of view and can see, hear and feel how other people think and act. If anyone was considering doing this course, I would say that it’s the most powerful way to learn how to truly communicate with other people. I learnt that the power of communication isn’t simply based on talking or sending email reminders, but on listening to the words spoken by people and paying attention to and responding to their body language. By using these cues to base one’s communication on, one can effectively establish open communication.” ~ Hamish
There’s good news for everyone!
The good news for the Technical Geek is that NLP has an underlying structure that can be quickly learnt, practised and embraced. (It’s not called Neuro Linguistic Programming without reason! What’s a programme if it’s not a series of steps leading to an outcome?)
No matter which category or categories you place yourself in, MetaMorphosis NLP Practitioner Certification Training delivers the required outcomes. If you have other goals, NLP might be able to help with those too. Get in contact. I rarely have people come on a course of this length and intensity without having a chat to them first. NLP Practitioner Certification Training involves three critical elements;
Time. Money. Energy.
Think about other worthwhile achievements in your life — didn’t they demand the same three factors?