Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a powerful technology for creating healthy interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships. Developed in 1975, NLP is concerned primarily with non-judgmentally identifying the ways in which we have been “programmed” to think, act, and feel and learning how to free ourselves from unwanted limiting habits and beliefs. In this way we are creating more richly rewarding choices. As a participant going through an NLP training you will be learning how to effectively and efficiently direct thoughts, feelings, language, and behaviors to achieve your personal and professional outcomes.
NLP began with the modeling of experts in the field of interpersonal and intrapersonal communication and change including Virginia Satir (a family therapist), Fritz Perls (the developer of Gestalt Therapy) and Milton Erickson (developer of Ericksonian Hypnosis). Ericksonian Hypnosis helps individuals develop deep trance states, which can be used for relaxation and stress reduction, problem solving, and accessing the inner resources needed to meet life’s ongoing challenges. The hypnotic language patterns of Milton Erickson can be used in everyday communication as well as in formal trance inductions.
While NLP includes many of the hypnotic language patterns and underlying presuppositions of Erickson’s work, it is itself a distinct field of study. The two fields are complimentary, working with both the conscious mind and the unconscious mind. Our entry level courses in NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis, the NLP Coach Practitioner Certification Training and the Ericksonian Hypnosis Practitioner Certification Training are both designed for individuals interested in using these skills as part of their own personal development as well as for working with others in a professional setting.