We develop and inspire people in the world-wide field of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) who want to explore, experiment, extend and enrich their skills to acquire expertise, mastery and artistry in NLP
Despite sea change in customer attitudes, companies are still talking down to their clientele. All it takes is a subtle shift in your marketing language to produce noticeable results.There's an old joke about Canadians: How do you get 25 Canadians out of a swimming pool? Tell them to get out of the pool. When it comes to sales, those days are over. A shift in customer attitude over the past two decades means that now, more than ever, customers have switched from needing external direction to deciding for themselves whether or not to buy a product. They treat the sales pitch as grist for the mill, which they compare to other offers on the table.
Like me, you have no doubt read books or attended courses in the past, boldly claiming to reveal the answer to this question and thus transform you instantly into a captain of industry, a wealthy and attractive entrepreneur or perhaps a corporate icon, whose leadership and commercial acumen is revered throughout your chosen field. I imagine those books or glossy training binders are collecting dust on your shelves right now, because whilst they undoubtedly contain many good ideas on what to do, rarely do they actually tell you how to do it!
Charles Faulkner has been around in the field of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) for many years.
He began this journey working in a crisis center. Dissatisfied with just talking to people in crisis, he and the team he belonged to educated themselves about psychology and psychotherapy, and then devised an intake questionnaire based on their findings. Some of the questions they came up with paralleled those Bandler and Grinder had discovered, including the outcome frame.
While his influence goes largely unacknowledged, Gregory Bateson (1904–1980) made many fundamental contributions to the field of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). For instance, it was Bateson who first put Grinder and Bandler in touch with his friend Milton Erickson in the early 1970s (just as he had introduced Jay Haley to Erickson a decade earlier). Moreover, it was Bateson’s work in communications theory that provided the theoretical underpinnings for NLP as a discipline. The NLP notions of “meta position,” “meta communication,” “meta messages,” and the detection of verbal and non-verbal incongruence, for instance, were derived directly from Bateson’s theories regarding different levels of learning, communication and change.
Steve Gilligan PhD and Robert Dilts were originally undergraduates together, and were both in on the beginning of NLP with Bandler and Grinder. Robert has gone on to develop his vision of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), working all over the world in therapeutic, educational and business contexts. Steve apprenticed with Milton Erickson and developed his own "Self-Relations" approach in psychotherapy. Now these two pioneers of personal development are bringing together their expertise, exploring exciting areas of overlap.
Anyone who claims to know or care about Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is aware that the process of modeling is the life blood of the field. The origin of NLP and its continued evolution come from the ability of NLP practitioners to model the verbal, cognitive and behavioral patterns (the “neuro-linguistic programs”) of exceptional people. It is frequently pointed out that the basis of NLP is modeling and not the “trail of techniques” that have been left in its wake.
Coaching is a fun, dynamic, relational process. The coach's task is to support and guide the client to think and act resourcefully with respect to their own goals and dreams. So that means, as a coach, you want to bring out the best in your clients. To stimulate their own creative and generative problem solving abilities. And to do so in a way which is respectful , rapportful, light, easy.... even appropriately humorous at times. And to use all your own most valued and practiced skills and tools from everything you know.
This summer, at long last, I made it to Vinci. Yes, that Vinci where Leonardo grew up. In the castle which looks out over gentle Tuscan hills, green with olive groves and vines, there’s a dedicated museum with some astonishing exhibits. There are flying machines, a ‘car’, clocks, and all kinds of contraptions which work by clever and innovative use of screws, levers, gears and pulleys. Shown alongside are Leonardo’s extraordinary, intricate technical drawings – multi-perspective, zoom-to-detail, his famous backward-slanting mirror-writing with his explanatory notes about design and dynamics. These are the machines, now built for real, he dreamed of five hundred years ago.
The new Science of Happiness ( DIY; insert well known facts about serotonin and immune system functioning) is taking centre stage in the related new field of Positive Psychology. Research is being funded to follow the effects of making simple behavioural changes on mood and perceived well-being. And as we know it’s the cognitive approaches – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) etc - that are being pursued as ‘bang for yer buck’ by insurance companies and workplaces.
Well, my friend Glenda works with schools, especially with black and ethnic minority children, in setting up after-school clubs and projects. She wants to help the young people grow up to express themselves, develop their potential, be more confident and whole. She inspires a lot of people to join her.
Judith Lowe - creative, passionate about people, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), brains, consciousness, and New Millennium London architecture - the Eye, the Globe, and Tate Modern. As a trainer she brings a particular quality of "aliveness" in its deepest sense. To her, the creative "stuff" of reality is what comes to light during interactions between people in the here and now. Participants love her dynamic style. There is a saying that "You can't step into the same river twice". Judith makes an art of getting into the river with you.
Find an NLP trainer who has truly acquired the skills themselves. They should demonstrate NLP Mastery in their behaviour – i.e. ‘walk their talk’ and be approachable and genuine as human beings.
Training NLP requires a multi-level, wide-ranging skill set and it takes many years – not days, weeks or months - to acquire a level of expertise to teach to varied learning styles and to manage the dynamic and lively nature of an NLP course.
I've been kindly invited by Rapport to tell you about my NLP company, why I think we're so special and what I hope we are contributing to the evolution of NLP as a significant international field. I also want to offer some descriptions of present and future possibilities, as NLP continues to grow, here in the UK, and become more mainstream.