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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:

GradCertNLP: Winter Intensive 2015

20 Jul 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.

In Part 1 (20 July – 14 August)

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

In Part 2 (24 August – 18 September)

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

Sessions will be conducted Monday to Friday, approximately 10am – 6pm.

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 FrameworkThis 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. Contact us for further details:

GradCertNLP: Autumn Intensive Part 1 2015

02 Mar 15
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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: 2 – 27 March (Mondays to Fridays)

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

Then you can join us for Part 2 (17 August – 11 September)

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

All sessions will be conducted Monday to Friday, approximately 9am – 5pm.

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 FrameworkThis 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. Contact us for further details:

Winter Intensive

01 Jul 14
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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.

In Part 1 (1 – 25 July)

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

In Part 2 (4 – 28 August)

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 FrameworkThis 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. Contact us for further details:

Cocktail Party effect

31 Oct 11
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With a sea of information around us, it’s important to learn to chunk and filter. We do this automatically of course – we learn to focus on the voice of the person in front of us, rather than listening to every sound from any direction. We learn to focus our vision on what is most relevant at that moment, and to shift that focus as is appropriate. And we learn to focus on the physiological sensations that are of most significance to the task at hand.

But haven’t you noticed that some people can pick up amazing details that other people miss?

In a very early NLP training John Grinder referred to an exercise to help enhance your abilities in this domain leverages the Cocktail Party Effect. Here is a quick description of some steps:

  1. Find yourself at a cocktail party, cafe, restaurant, on the subway or even alone in nature.
  2. Deliberately direct your attention to aspects of the sensory experience. Notice what happens when you attend to a conversation at the adjoining table. Or the next table over. Notice what happens when you focus right in front of you, then shift that focus to something that is happening across the room, then broaden your focus so you can notice an increasingly large panorama of the scene.
  3. Once you can notice the limits of your deliberate attention, start to stretch yourself. While carrying on a conversation with one person, match or mirror the body language of another person – or match some of the body language of one person, and some of the body language of another person. For instance, you might adopt the rhythm of the person in front of you, fold your legs like the person to your right and play with the napkin like the person to your left. Then take on the gross posture of someone else across the room. All while maintaining the conversation.

NLP has powerful skills, though it’s important to do the practice. Just learning the theory is great fun though if you don’t do the practice enough to habituate the skills (some call it getting it ‘in the muscle’), you risk being stuck having to think so hard about the technique that there’s no extra attentional capacity to allow for artistry.

Recoded Neurological Levels: The How and Why Model

30 May 11
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Many trained in New Code NLP are interested in recoding existing patterns. Existing NLP formats can have great value when we can distill their underlying pattern rather than slavishly sticking with a preexisting rigid format.

Here is one attempt at recoding Robert Dilts’ Neurological Levels prepared by Daniel Smith:

If you can imagine holding a set of chopsticks (or pickup sticks) in one hand, vertically, then letting them go so that they fall to the surface. The sticks will often cross each other at various points.

  1. Choose a behaviour, characteristic, or idea with which an individual identifies for exploration. Framed by “explore the intentions to generate alignment”, secure support from the unconscious for the process. It may be useful to prime awareness of the rules for logical levels (especially heritability).
  2. Using codewords and inviting suggestions from the unconscious, generate an hierarchy of intention (eg asking “What for?”). It could be convenient to spatially mark the various points.
  3. Return to the starting point. Again using codewords and inviting suggestions from the unconscious, chunk down to how that behaviour are manifested.
  4. Present the proposed hierarchy to the unconscious for approval or refinement.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for different behaviour, characteristic or idea. Initially, have subsequent hierarchies non-overlapping (eg by having them parallel or skewed). From Third Position, compare subsequent hierarchies together, noticing any patterns. Check for similarities and overlap between terms in the heirachy; where they are similar, ensure support from the unconscious for having them treated as the same, so that the separate hierarchies can start to overlap.
  6. Discovery Process (optional): Move between the various points that have been marked and a Third Position, only allowing enough time for an awareness of that point to be reached before moving randomly to another point. Continue for 10-15 minutes (or until the unconscious presents a signal that it is time to stop).

禪/ 禅/ The Zen of NLP?

09 May 11
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The other night, after the best part of a pitcher of a surprisingly tasty peach whiskey drink, I was speaking with a friend about music. Yihan is an accomplished musician, who was telling me about how she experiences a very interesting altered state when she is playing sometimes.

She described it as being a state when she stops trying to control the instrument, but rather one where she allows the music to be expressed through her. It doesn’t happen every time that she plays, though when it does, as you might imagine, it feels amazing.

So I asked, “How do you do that?”

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A guide to choosing an NLP Trainers’ Training

30 Mar 11
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The first big step into NLP for most of us is our NLP Practitioner training.

This is an important and powerful experience, perhaps only matched by our Master Practitioner training. But what then?

Personally, I was immersed in the world of Anthony Robbins events and trainings. You might repeat your Practitioner or Master Practitioner training with the same trainer or different trainers to get a different perspective on things. You might also focus on applications of NLP – whether it be Robert Dilts’ session in Shenzhen on Sleight of Mouth in April, or Dr John Grinder and Carmen Bostic St Clair’s course on New Code NLP in Taipei in May. Or you might focus on reading, practising and enjoying living your life.

But what then?

For some of us, the next step is their NLP Trainers’ Training. For me, it was like doing my Black Belt grading – challenging, demanding, and exciting. There are many places that you can do your Trainers’ Training… but which one to choose?

One of those places has just released a short document outlining some things to consider, and one of the authors, Chris Collingwood, has just authorized me to share this with China NLP. It is quite objective, and whether you end up training with them in Sydney (as I did), or NLPU in Santa Cruz, or NLP Comprehensive in Colorado, or NLP Academy in Brighton (as I also did), or Richard Bandler in Florida, it could be worth having a look at. You can download it here.