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Personal Development, Evolution and Innovation this summer

21 Nov 16
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The lead-up to Christmas is an exciting time. A time to reflect. A time to celebrate. A time to prepare.

This summer, join us to invest in yourself.

To develop your emotional intelligence, expanding your intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence in our last event for 2016.

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
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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
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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
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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:

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.

Flourishing: Positive Psychology, Well-Being Theory and NLP

06 Oct 11
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What do we want? What do you want?

Happiness? Success? Love? Peace? A sense of purpose and meaning?

Intention is an important part of NLP. From “old school” techniques like the 6-Step Reframe (or N-Step Reframe), Grinder’s OIC Pattern, Dilts’ Neurological Levels, to the Virtual Question/ Primary Question process, Values and Logical Levels, getting beyond the surface to the core intention is powerful.

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E. P. SeligmanIn his latest book, Martin Seligman, moves beyond focusing on just ‘happiness’ to “well-being” as the topic of positive psychology, and proposes five measurable elements (“PERMA”):

  1. Positive emotion (including happiness and life satisfaction)
    How? What Went Well and Why.
  2. Engagement (also known as flow – when you use your strengths to face the challenges coming your way)
    When people use their highest strengths to face the challenges that come their way they are more likely to experience flow.
    How? Identify your greatest strengths and identify specific ways that you can use them more.
  3. Positive Relationships
    How? Using Active Constructive questioning.
  4. Meaning (purpose and involvement in something greater than oneself)
    How? Write your vision of a positive future; Write your own obituary.
  5. Achievement
    How? Grit – ‘never give up’/ self discipline – predicts the top performers.

In Flourish, Seligman outlines an array of ‘tested’ methods for enhancing these elements, many of which overlap with what we’ve been doing in NLP for years… it is great to see the evidence building!

You can watch Seligman’s 25-minute speech that he presented to RSA in July 2011 on this topic here. Note that this is more recent than his comments on the state of psychology he presented at TED.

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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