Why so many people retrain In NLP by enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in NLP?
Depth and Breadth in the skills of NLP
Many people who have done a practitioner course in NLP find they have few practical skills. Often they complain of being unable to use their NLP in real life. They expected to be able to think in the patterns of NLP, to ask specific and pertinent questions in response to non-verbal patterns in others, to gather high quality information and to apply change and discovery processes to themselves and others at will. This is entirely reasonable and should be a goal of any reputable NLP trainer. It is certainly demonstrated by holders of the 10970NAT Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
This lack of fluency that many practitioners complain of is not surprising given the short duration of so much practitioner training. You need to experience the patterns of NLP in varied combinations and use them with different people in a supervised setting. Then you can experience differences between responses and learn how to respond effectively when someone has difficulty following your instructions.
A thorough grounding in the patterns behind the formats you learned will free you to interact naturally in any situation. This is not possible when you are reading and working simultaneously. You are bound to miss essential non-verbal cues just by looking at your script. This form of attention splitting is scientifically proven to reduce learning. Practised observation and listening skills take time, especially when learning to track language and non-verbal patterns in others.
Learn the underlying patterns of NLP rather than scripts and scripted formats
Many short NLP courses use scripts of formats for training. They hand them out for use in class, or they recommend using that form of words with every person, they take through a process. This does not encourage learning of patterns at all and either requires rote learning or continued reading during sessions. Neither approach is good for fluency nor for generalising that content to the patterns that govern it. This is bound to lead to situations where the practitioner cannot function. They have no way of changing what they are doing to fit the individual or context and again find themselves short changed.
Have you discovered that learning from scripts is simply not good enough for real situations? You cannot whip out a script and read it to your boss or to a paying client. You need to be able to ask specific questions in context and craft your responses to the individual. When you are well versed in pattern detection and use, your observations are relevant and the words flow. Then you can mix and match processes to order and use NLP conversationally. This takes time, even using NLP to teach NLP, but it is an achievable outcome for training, and is something everyone can do by the end of Part 1 of the Graduate Certificate in NLP.
People want a depth of knowledge in addition to skills
In the Graduate Certificate of NLP, you will learn how each pattern fits in the overall scheme of NLP as well as becoming fluent in their use. Through a combination of implicit and explicit learning, you will create your own maps of experience and find yourself applying your knowledge in real life situations, easily and naturally. If your intent for learning NLP is to benefit from the freedom to change your state, update your beliefs, communicate effectively with everyone and be more effective at work as a start, you will appreciate the need to have it unconsciously available to you at all times. If you want to work with others in a consulting capacity, you need a rich array of patterns, resources and responses to offer fluently and spontaneously, regardless of what your client says or does. These are routine results for students of the Graduate Certificate in NLP. And they are comfortable with a wide range of responses from others. They expect to change the pattern they are using at any moment and craft a session out of many and varied options.
We provide intellectual depth as well as the depth and breadth of skill through directed reading. This happens after practical exposure so that you create your own models in your own experience first. Then they are yours, placed in your memory as life experience. Then you can read and expand your awareness to create understanding after the event. This will ensure that your skills remain yours and place them in a frame of conscious knowledge. The reading will be much more meaningful when done after you have had the experience.
Our Guarantee to you whether you are new to NLP or retraining
We want you to become fluent and natural in the use of NLP and we want you to come to appreciate and develop your NLP. Therefore, after you have completed any part of the Graduate Certificate in NLP, we invite you to come back and repeat that part for a nominal fee (currently $20.00 per day), whenever you like. Just phone us first to make sure there is room in the training.
If after attending our training, your skills are not sufficiently developed to pass your first assessment for the Graduate Certificate in NLP we will guarantee you a free repeat of the section of the course you need to review, followed by a free assessment at the next assessment weekend for that level. We shall also recommend specific tasks or practices for skill enhancement where appropriate.
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