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Graduate Certificate in NLP: Summer Intensive 2016-2017

21 Nov 16
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Enhance your performance, your relationships and your quality of life.

Some people will use these skills to be a more effective professional. Others focus on how they can be better in their personal life – as a parents, spouse or friend. Still others use these patterns to cultivate their inner strength, resilience and to expand their personal power and choice so you can create the life you want, living on your terms. Just in the first five-day unit, we will be helping you to:

  • Develop the charisma and rapport to subconsciously influence others in multiple ways, including using your own state.
  • Influence your own subjective experience – and the experience of those around you.
  • Develop new perspectives on situations, relationships and contexts with others, so you can appreciate situations from different points of view.
  • Enjoy more freedom in choosing your state and responses so you can enhance your relationships.
  • Learn to harness your vestibular representational system (your sense of balance).
  • Experience, design, develop and apply high performance states.
  • Bring the best of the past into the present: Access and use resourceful states from your personal history, and the personal history of others, so you can use these in the present and future.
  • Design outcomes that are personally meaningful and structured so they drive you towards your objectives.
  • Frame intentions and consequences for ‘personal ecology’ so you can enjoy more alignment and personal congruence.
  • Directly experience and understand differences in thinking patterns and styles.
  • Appreciate the many ways we create meaning from experience, thereby expanding your choices and opportunities to influence.
  • Represent and change our experiences in the world.
  • Track and influence the states of those around you.

But remember, that’s just the beginning.

Part 1: 21 November – 16 December 2016
  • Unit 1: Experience NLP Fundamentals
  • Unit 2: Elicit Information and Generate Solutions
  • Unit 3: Apply Interventions for Optimal Self-Management
  • Unit 4: Metaphor and Strategies that Support Change and Development
Part 2: 30 January – 24 February 2017
  • Unit 5: Apply Advanced Processes to Personal and Organisational Change
  • Unit 6: Perform NLP Modelling to Capture Expertise
  • Unit 7: Design Advanced NLP Patterns
  • Unit 8: Optimise Personal and Professional Effectiveness

While there are many options for becoming an “NLP Practitioner” or Master Practitioner, the Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the Professional standard. More than just a great time, once you’ve attended our training, we expect you to be outstanding and to demonstrate the freedom to make exemplary choices in your life and actions, because you will have the benefit of learning how to make the changes in yourself and with those around you. Training is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework

This satisfies the requirements for 22133VIC Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be issued with formal recognition from the RTO for this training, Inspiritive. For full details of policies, please see here. By virtue of our accreditation, we are unable to offer discounts on our fees. But, if eligible, you may be able to use VET FEE-HELP to defer the whole costs of the training, similar to university fees. Please see the Student Fact Sheet for more details.

For offline use, you can also download our brochure.

Many of our participants choose to join the full immersion experience of the 8-Units. But if you would prefer to spread it out, you’re welcome to take one or two Units now, then the remainder in future trainings – all at no extra charge!

If you’re read to register, you can complete the application form directly here or you can contact us for further details:

Graduate Certificate in NLP: Advanced Winter Intensive 2016

11 Jul 16
Daniel Smith
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Enhance your performance, your relationships and your quality of life.

Some people will use these skills to be a more effective professional. Others focus on how they can be better in their personal life – as a parents, spouse or friend. Still others use these patterns to cultivate their inner strength, resilience and to expand their personal power and choice so you can create the life you want, living on your terms. Just in the first five-day unit, we will be helping you to:

  • Develop the charisma and rapport to subconsciously influence others in multiple ways, including using your own state.
  • Influence your own subjective experience – and the experience of those around you.
  • Develop new perspectives on situations, relationships and contexts with others, so you can appreciate situations from different points of view.
  • Enjoy more freedom in choosing your state and responses so you can enhance your relationships.
  • Learn to harness your vestibular representational system (your sense of balance).
  • Experience, design, develop and apply high performance states.
  • Bring the best of the past into the present: Access and use resourceful states from your personal history, and the personal history of others, so you can use these in the present and future.
  • Design outcomes that are personally meaningful and structured so they drive you towards your objectives.
  • Frame intentions and consequences for ‘personal ecology’ so you can enjoy more alignment and personal congruence.
  • Directly experience and understand differences in thinking patterns and styles.
  • Appreciate the many ways we create meaning from experience, thereby expanding your choices and opportunities to influence.
  • Represent and change our experiences in the world.
  • Track and influence the states of those around you.

But remember, that’s just the beginning.

We aren’t accepting new enrolments for the Winter course but if you have already joined us before, or qualify for Advanced Standing, we are offering the following Units:
  • 11 – 15 July
    Perform NLP Modelling to Capture Expertise
  • 18 – 22 July
    Design Advanced NLP Patterns
  • 15 – 19 August
    Apply Advanced Processes to Personal and Organisational Change
  • 22 – 26 August
    Optimise Personal and Professional Effectiveness

While there are many options for becoming an “NLP Practitioner” or Master Practitioner, the Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the Professional standard. More than just a great time, once you’ve attended our training, we expect you to be outstanding and to demonstrate the freedom to make exemplary choices in your life and actions, because you will have the benefit of learning how to make the changes in yourself and with those around you.Training is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework

This satisfies the requirements for 22133VIC Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be issued with formal recognition from the RTO for this training, Inspiritive. For full details of policies, please see here. By virtue of our accreditation, we are unable to offer discounts on our fees. But, if eligible, you may be able to use VET FEE-HELP to defer the whole costs of the training, similar to university fees. Please see the Student Fact Sheet for more details.

For offline use, you can also download our brochure.

Many of our participants choose to join the full immersion experience of the 8-Units. But if you would prefer to spread it out, you’re welcome to take one or two Units now, then the remainder in future trainings – all at no extra charge!

If you’re read to register, you can complete the application form directly here or you can contact us for further details:

Graduate Certificate in NLP: Summer Intensive 2015-2016

23 Nov 15
Daniel Smith
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Enhance your performance, your relationships and your quality of life.

Some people will use these skills to be a more effective professional. Others focus on how they can be better in their personal life – as a parents, spouse or friend. Still others use these patterns to cultivate their inner strength, resilience and to expand their personal power and choice so you can create the life you want, living on your terms. Just in the first five-day unit, we will be helping you to:

  • Develop the charisma and rapport to subconsciously influence others in multiple ways, including using your own state.
  • Influence your own subjective experience – and the experience of those around you.
  • Develop new perspectives on situations, relationships and contexts with others, so you can appreciate situations from different points of view.
  • Enjoy more freedom in choosing your state and responses so you can enhance your relationships.
  • Learn to harness your vestibular representational system (your sense of balance).
  • Experience, design, develop and apply high performance states.
  • Bring the best of the past into the present: Access and use resourceful states from your personal history, and the personal history of others, so you can use these in the present and future.
  • Design outcomes that are personally meaningful and structured so they drive you towards your objectives.
  • Frame intentions and consequences for ‘personal ecology’ so you can enjoy more alignment and personal congruence.
  • Directly experience and understand differences in thinking patterns and styles.
  • Appreciate the many ways we create meaning from experience, thereby expanding your choices and opportunities to influence.
  • Represent and change our experiences in the world.
  • Track and influence the states of those around you.

But remember, that’s just the beginning.

Part 1: 23 November – 18 December 2015
  • Unit 1: VU20480 Experience NLP Fundamentals
  • Unit 2: VU20481 Elicit Information and Generate Solutions
  • Unit 3: VU20482 Apply Interventions for Optimal Self-Management
  • Unit 4: VU20483 Metaphor and Strategies that Support Change and Development
Part 2: 1 – 26 February 2016
  • Unit 5: VU20484 Apply Advanced Processes to Personal and Organisational Change
  • Unit 6: VU20485 Perform NLP Modelling to Capture Expertise
  • Unit 7: VU20486 Design Advanced NLP Patterns
  • Unit 8: VU20487 Optimise Personal and Professional Effectiveness

While there are many options for becoming an “NLP Practitioner” or Master Practitioner, the Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the Professional standard. More than just a great time, once you’ve attended our training, we expect you to be outstanding and to demonstrate the freedom to make exemplary choices in your life and actions, because you will have the benefit of learning how to make the changes in yourself and with those around you. Training is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework

This satisfies the requirements for 22133VIC Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be issued with formal recognition from the RTO for this training, Inspiritive. For full details of policies, please see here. By virtue of our accreditation, we are unable to offer discounts on our fees. But, if eligible, you may be able to use VET FEE-HELP to defer the whole costs of the training, similar to university fees. Please see the Student Fact Sheet for more details.

For offline use, you can also download our brochure.

Many of our participants choose to join the full immersion experience of the 8-Units. But if you would prefer to spread it out, you’re welcome to take one or two Units now, then the remainder in future trainings – all at no extra charge!

If you’re read to register, you can complete the application form directly here or you can contact us for further details:

Making Couples Happy :)

22 Feb 13
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Last night I stumbled across the ABC television show, Making Couples Happy, which explores: “What are the secrets to a happy relationship? Great sex? Never arguing? Keeping peace with the in-laws?”

From the first moment, I was struck by the similarities between what was being offered to these couples and what we explore in NLP. Some of the aspects that stood out to me:

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From balls into cats

18 Jan 13
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Free yourself: Your job is to convert people from balls into cats. John Grinder

Many of us are trapped in our thinking. We allow other people to “make” us angry (or happy or sad). We respond predictably when people push our buttons. We fixate upon specific internal representations of events and people. A primary focus for the application of NLP patterns is to restore the freedom, choice and flexibility that allows us to respond differently.

Language can trap us. If I was to say that my son makes me angry I sacrifice my flexibility and give away my power and ability to choose an appropriate response. Yet so many of us do it. The Meta Model, Precision Model and Verbal Package offer direct ways of challenging these distortions of reality – in this case, by recognizing that nobody can make me, or anyone else, angry.

Conditioning can trap us too. When I start to make myself a cup of coffee, I pour in a sugar or two, without even evaluating how much sugar would taste best. And, in reality, different coffee demands different amounts of sugar! If a grave is just a rut with the ends kicked out, we can recognize that while habits and conditioned responses help streamline our experiences, it is so easy to trap ourselves in this conditioning. Collapsing anchors and setting up new anchors are fast and remarkably easy ways of regaining that choice.

When I think about broccoli, I imagine a piece that is dark green, glistening with water droplets, that looks so fresh that it could have just come from the garden. I can smell the freshness and health, and want to eat it. If instead I imagine a piece that looks like it’s spent the past hour in a steamer – so it’s floppy, the colours are washed out, and without smell or texture, it feels much less appealing. Submodalities help us become aware of how we use our internal representations to affect us – in this case, by changing my internal representations of broccoli from washed out to full of colour, I went from hating eating broccoli to loving it overnight.

The laws that apply to inorganic systems are different from the laws that apply to organic systems. Kicking a ball has reasonably predictable outcomes. Kicking a cat of the same weight will have vastly different and inherently unpredictable responses. NLP patterns are all about restoring freedom: Converting people from balls into cats.

For more on this, feel free to watch John Grinder on this YouTube clip or below if your browser permits.

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Success through NLP using Points of View

25 Jun 12
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While NLP can be used to achieve many things, sometimes it is useful to have a concise explanation of what NLP does and can do for you. With this in mind, I produced this article: Success through NLP.

Please enjoy!

 

How are you? How do you feel? How do you want to feel? How do you want to be?

14 Jan 12
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We are training our son to sleep in his own bed at the moment. Having grown accustomed to having his mother beside him, always ready to sooth him back to sleep, it has been a challenging transition for him. And he isn’t afraid to share that he’s upset, so our whole household has shared the experience of him screaming, crying and begging for his mother.

The first night was hard. It took several hours before he dropped off to sleep, only to awake again around dawn. The second night was also hard, though he more quickly came to understand that he was going to be sleeping in his own bed. The third night? We’ll find out tonight 🙂

My son’s feelings are largely an effect of his experiences. If I throw him up in the air, he’ll laugh. If I feed him some ice cream when he asks for it, he’ll smile. But even at this early age, it’s not a simple cause-effect relationship: If he’s in the ‘wrong mood’ and I throw him up in the air, he’ll still be crying when I catch him, and he won’t always want ice cream.

As we grow older, the relationship between how we feel and our experiences becomes more and more complicated. While one of the common presuppositions of NLP is “the meaning of communication is the response that you get”, if someone is angry with you for making fun at them, telling them that it’s their decision to feel bad or their fault that they are angry with you might not help you very much!

But you do have a lot of choice about how you feel, don’t you?

And if you want to change how you feel, you can, can’t you? I love playing music to ‘manipulate my state’ – there are some songs that I can listen to that will transform how I feel in just moments. Smells are powerful triggers too, as are seeing people or even just remembering something.

In NLPese, we talk about anchoring: Triggers that are used to access particular states. These triggers – these anchors – can take many forms, go across sensory systems, and powerfully affect our subjective experiences.

If you ask someone, “How satisfied are you with your life?” on a scale of 1 (terrible) to 10 (ideal), you will get a score that is one of the most widely used measure of life satisfaction. Amazingly enough, your mood determines more than 70% of your result!

Most of us aren’t taught how to choose how we feel.

But we can learn.

We can learn to use a negative experience to trigger a resourceful state.

We can learn to harness difficult people and confronting conversations.

We can learn to respond to difficulties and obstacles with tenacity and determination.

We can learn to accept reality rather than fantasizing that things were different.

You can learn to choose how you feel.

 

How you feel profoundly impacts how you live, relate and work. After all, if you can change how you feel, you can transform your state of being. What if you could learn to put yourself into the driver’s seat rather than being a victim of circumstances and outside influences?

Here are a few strategies that can help:

  1. Rhythm: Think about a challenging situation, relationship or context. Maybe someone that you work, or when you are at the gym, or even when you’re trying to sleep. You might notice what sort of rhythm that context seems to have; Or maybe it’s so erratic that it seems to have no rhythm at all! Then create a rhythm – something simple or something complex – that seems to “make sense” for that situation. Even something very simple to start with can make a huge difference. Take on this rhythm, maybe by clapping or even dancing, and maintain this rhythm as you start to think about the challenging context. When you lose the rhythm, just pause and regain the rhythm before going back to the context.
  2. Music: Listen to a piece of music while you think about the context. You might even try a few different styles of music, noticing what difference each makes to how you feel. Some of us have specific states that are really useful for us – these “high performance states” can be really powerful; you might try getting access to those states in situations when you need them.
  3. Modeling: Some people can do things that you wish that you could do. One of my past clients was intensely self-critical – and even self-critical of being self-critical – and he asked me how other people who were less successful than him could still be ‘content’ while he was feeling inadequate. So I asked him to study them. Get to know them and find out, how do they do it?
  4. Questions: Ask yourself about how you could feel how you want to feel. For example, if I want to feel “grateful”, I could ask myself, “What do I feel grateful about right now?” And if you can’t think of anything, you can change it to, “What could I feel grateful about right now?” And of course, you can just replace “grateful” with any other emotion that you like – excitement, joy, love, delight, passion, peace or anything else you would like to feel.

We are surrounded by teachers in the world around us. I was once told that when I met someone who was excellent, that I should recognize what it was in them that was excellent, and strive to emulate or copy that, and upon meeting someone with had a character failing that bothered me, that I should strive to amend that defect in myself.

Being able to choose how you feel – what Carmen Bostic St Clair refers to as State Choice – is one of the most direct ways to upgrade your performance. You’ll be amazed at how easily you can start to notice the change.