Jan 26

Transformation Occurs At the Edge of Our Map

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Julie Silverthorn, International Master Trainer

and co-author of best selling “Training Trances”

What is the purpose of training from an NLP perspective? Note: The number of answers to this will correspond directly to the number of trainers teaching NLP—each will have his or her own answer for this!

Taking this into account, I’d like to say that one purpose of training is to create personal “transformation” within our student’s experience. Since we believe that transformation occurs at the edge of our map, then training must be about expanding the maps we live by so we have more choices and possibilities in various areas of our lives.

How specifically, can I assist a student in transforming their map? Simply by “stacking and sequencing internal representations through my language” (note: again this is just one answer in an infinite sea of possibilities). What does stacking and sequencing mean? It means me using, deliberately and intentionally, positive internal representation repeatedly in my conversation to stack and sequence a more expansive map for the student. Some students come into NLP believing that they are “not smart” or “can’t learn.” Many have had less than positive learning experiences in the past and now their unconscious minds motivates them to join a positive environment to change their beliefs and heal past trauma.

My role as a trainer is to provide them and their unconscious mind with positive real life Be Brilliant today shine on in every wayexperiences in training that challenge and replace this old limited belief. Take the students response of “I can’t learn.” Stacking and sequencing might be something like: “So you are saying ‘You can not learn, is that right?’ Student “What?” as they process. “When did you decide that you can….not learn?” Follow-up from Trainer as they are accessing internally: “When did you learn that….that you can….not learn? So you can learn, isn’t that right? If they answer this question in any way, it presupposes that they can learn.

You can also stack and sequence internal representations that they can learn by asking “When did you decide that, not consciously but unconsciously?” And now if they answer you have them set up for some type of time line process to heal or blow out the old limited belief just by stacking and sequencing your language to loosen their map/model of the world.

And doing all this as a demo in front of the group makes the transformation very powerful for TrainingTrancesthe student, you as the trainer and all those observing! Think about it now and read back through all the positive internal representations that are stacked in this blog for you when you thought you were just reading about a student-trainer linguistic intervention! Consider that…now! Not sure how this works? Then join us for NLP Trainers Training July 2016, East Sussex UK.

Oct 11

Meet the NLP Trainers: Julie Silverthorn, M.S.

Our NLP Trainer’s Training is led by three NLP Master Trainers, Julie Silverthorn, Melody Cheal and Joe Cheal.


Earlier this year Julie was interviewed about her approach to NLP and her personal philosophy. Click on the link below to see it for yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5HC1mmDwsE

Next year Julie will once again join Melody and Joe in beautiful East Sussex, UK for NLP Trainer’s Training. We have already begun to take bookings so if you would like to join us do contact Melody direct on (44) 01892 309 205 or email melody@psinlp.com

More details on the website www.psinlp.com

Our NLP Trainer’s Training is scheduled 16th to 27th July 2016. Evaluation is 28th to 30th July 2016.

We are once again holding the training in our beautiful venue on the edge of Ashdown Forest National Park, East Sussex, UK.

The image above shows a sunset view across Ashdown Forest taken from our window. The venue provides a peaceful, inspiring atmosphere that encourages you to step into your full potential.

Gatwick is just 40 minutes away for our international students and a train from London takes 60 minutes.

Who are the Trainers?

Our training is led by three NLP Master Trainers of good standing. Master Trainers are expected to be able to demonstrate clear lineage and have met or exceeded a minimum criteria of achievements. Not all Master Trainers meet this standard so you are advised to check with professional bodies such as ANLP.

Julie Silverthorn (USA) became a Master Trainer in 1992 while working with Tad James and Wyatt Woodsmall. Her track record is sterling, her approach warm and caring and her elegance in the use of Milton language is magnificent.

Melody and Joe Cheal (UK) trained with two schools of NLP through to Trainer level before being granted NLP Master Trainer status by Julie Silverthorn and John Overdurf. Both Melody and Joe have been teaching NLP and corporate courses for over twenty years. Joe has a passion for understanding patterns and systems, and delivers training with humour and energy. Melody is inspired to help individuals reach their full potential.

All three of our Master Trainers have undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in Psychology bringing an even greater level of knowledge and experience to the programme. Together, they are the co-founders of the Positive School of Intrinsic NLP.

How much will I save?

The full price for our Trainer’s Training is £4495, if you sign up and pay a deposit by 16th April 2016 you will pay just £3995.

Sign up and pay your deposit by 31st December 2016 to qualify for free access to our Master Classes and a further saving, meaning you pay just £3495.

How do I sign up?

In the first instance, contact Melody to apply for your place. Deposits can be paid by credit card through our website www.psinlp.com.

A Deposit of just £500 will secure a free place on our Master Class series.

View our website at www.psinlp.com for full details on NLP Trainer’s Training 2016.

You may reach Melody at either melody@psinlp.com or (44) 01892 309205 (UK)

We hope that you join us in 2016!

Warm anchors,

Melody, Joe and Julie

Melody Cheal MS, Joe Cheal, MS and Julie Silverthorn, M.S.,
Internationally Certified NLP Master Trainers
Internationally Certified Hypnosis Trainers
Co-Developers PSiNLP

Aug 25

NLP Trainer’s Training 2016: Why book your place early?

A warm summer’s hello to all of our NLP friends, students and colleagues!

This year we have decided to offer even more reasons to sign up early for our NLP Trainer’s Training! Based on feedback from our students who really want to be at the top of their game in NLP, we have decided to offer preparation Master Classes between now and the beginning of Trainer’s Training on July 16, 2016.

What will I get from the NLP Master Class series?

  1. For those people signed up for NLP Trainer’s Training the classes will be included within the fee for the course.
  2. You will get the opportunity to ensure you are thoroughly prepared for the evaluation part of the Training. We will check that you have a good understanding of the “classical” NLP models of NLP that are needed for the written exam.
  3. You will be able to double check your understanding of “classical” NLP processes including demonstrations and practice.
  4. You will gain additional material not included within the full NLP Trainer’s Training.
  5. You will build rapport with fellow students.
  6. By signing up before the end of 2015 you will gain a further saving on our early bird rate.

When and where is the course happening?

Our NLP Trainer’s Training is scheduled 16th to 27th July 2016. Evaluation is 28th to 30th July 2016.

We are once again holding the training in our beautiful venue on the edge of Ashdown Forest National Park, East Sussex, UK.

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The image above shows the stunning views from the window on an foggy autumn day.

The venue provides a peaceful, inspiring atmosphere that encourages you to step into your full potential. Gatwick is just 45 minutes away for our international students and a train from London takes 60 minutes.

Who are the trainer’s?

Our training is led by three NLP Master Trainers of good standing. Master Trainers are expected to be able to demonstrate clear lineage and have met or exceeded a minimum criteria of achievements. Not all Master Trainers meet this standard so you are advised to check with professional bodies such as ANLP.

Julie Silverthorn (USA) became a Master Trainer in 1992 while working with Tad James and Wyatt Woodsmall. Her track record is sterling, her approach warm and caring and her elegance in the use of Milton language is magnificent.

Melody and Joe Cheal (UK) trained with two schools of NLP through to Trainer level before being granted NLP Master Trainer status by Julie Silverthorn and John Overdurf. Both Melody and Joe have been teaching NLP and corporate courses for over twenty years. Joe has a passion for understanding patterns and systems, and delivers training with humour and energy. Melody is inspired to help individuals reach their full potential.

All three of our Master Trainer’s have undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in Psychology bringing an even greater level of knowledge and experience to the programme. Together, they are the co-founders of the Positive School of Intrinsic NLP.

How much will I save?

The full price for our Trainer’s Training is £4495, if you sign up and pay a deposit by 16th April 2016 you will pay just £3995.

Sign up and pay your deposit by 31st December 2016 to qualify for free access to our Master Classes and a further saving meaning you pay just £3495.

How do I sign up?

In the first instance contact Melody to apply for your place. Deposits can be paid by credit card through our website www.psinlp.com.

A Deposit of just £500 will secure a free place on our Master Class series.

Contact Melody either melody@psinlp.com or (44) 01892 309205 (UK). View our website at www.psinlp.com for full details on NLP Trainer’s Training 2016.

Contact Melody either melody@psinlp.com or (44) 01892 309205 (UK)

Warm anchors from

Melody, Joe and Julie

Melody Cheal MS, Joe Cheal, MS and Julie Silverthorn, M.S.

Internationally Certified NLP Master Trainers

Internationally Certified Hypnosis Trainers

Co-Developers PSiNLP

Apr 14

Choosing the right NLP Trainer’s Training course

Choosing your NLP Trainer’s Training Course Choosing an NLP Trainer’s Training provider is a big step. You are making an important investment and it is essential that you choose the right Institute for you.

Here are a few pointers to help you consider where to make your investment.

Why do you want to take NLP Trainer’s Training?

Class2011Before sharing some important areas to check it is worth considering your motivation. Perhaps you are an NLP Master Practitioner and you would like to run your own NLP Diploma, Practitioner and Master Practitioner programmes.

Or maybe you are a corporate trainer or someone in business looking to take your presentation and delivery style to the next level.

You might be curious about what is the next piece in the puzzle of NLP might be.

Perhaps you are a life-long learner and enjoy the journey and spending time with like-minded people.

Always check credentials

ABNLPIn recent years we have seen an increase in less than scrupulous people offering courses that are neither recognised or led by qualified NLP Master Trainers. Be wary of any course that is offering to qualify you in a week or less. Most NLP Trainer’s Training courses are around ten to fourteen days in length with a further three days of evaluation.

To teach NLP Trainer’s Training you need at least one NLP Master ANLPaccred (1)Trainer. Sadly we are also seeing a rise in the number of “self-proclaimed” NLP Master Trainers. Check out “lineage” and ask how Master Trainer status was achieved.

To give you an idea, it takes two Master Trainers to properly certify a Master Trainer. Therefore their certificate should then be signed by two reputable Master Trainers. In most case there is a direct lineage back to Richard Bandler or John Grinder. For example, in our school the lineage is as follows. Julie Silverthorn was made a Master Trainer by Tad James and Wyatt Woodsmall. They in turn were among the first Master Trainers created by Richard Bandler. Julie Silverthorn and John Overdurf then certified Joe and Melody Cheal as NLP Master Trainers.

 

Melody, Joe and Julie NLP Master Trainers PSiNLP

Melody, Joe and Julie
NLP Master Trainers
PSiNLP

In addition to the signatures Master Trainers need to have been NLP Trainers for at least five years and have delivered 10 practitioner and 10 Master Practitioner courses. They also need to have made a contribution to the field. They will also have assisted other trainers on numerous courses. The course needs to be recognised by professional bodies in the field. For example our students are eligible to become members of both the ABNLP and ANLP.

 

What experience are you looking for? It is worth thinking about what type of experience you would like to have. For example do you prefer being part of a small group or a large crowd? Some courses have very large numbers and there may be quite a buzz but will you get enough personal feedback and support?

We prefer to keep our courses small and develop a strong on-going relationship with our students helping them reach their full potential.

We also believe people learn best when they are relaxed and having fun. So although we ensure2013-07-27 17.25.36 the learning is challenging and stretching we make sure everyone feels excited, supported and ready for evaluation. We feel very confident that our training will provide you with one of the very best learning environments, as we teach to both the “conscious and unconscious” minds. We care about you; we will answer your questions and teach you information from “behind the scenes” so that you may integrate NLP at the deepest level possible.

 

Different trainers have different styles. If possible find out more about the trainers you are considering. Many trainers will have audio programmes that will allow you to get a sense of their style or you may be able to attend a practice group or an introduction session. For example we have audio downloads available and would encourage prospective students to attend one of our free events to find out more about us.

What kind of environment are you looking for? Find out more about the venue, it’s location and the atmosphere. Our venue is set on the edge of the tranquil Ashdown Forest National Park and yet is still within easy reach for both Gatwick and Heathrow. Ashdown Forest is an area of outstanding natural beauty and provides space to stop and breathe. We have almost two acres of woodland and gardens at our own purpose built learning centre. This allows us to make full use of all the metaphors of nature that surround us coupled with a friendly and professional set up.

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Finally if you are a fan of Winnie the Pooh you might just see him with his friends as Ashdown Forest is the inspiration for A.A. Milne’s wonderful books.

This is an important investment in your future, it is worth making sure you make the right choice. If you would like further advice do contact us direct.

melody@psinlp.com

 www.psinlp.com

++44 1892 309205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 07

Part 2: Humour and Permission

JoeIn terms of how I use humour with a group (or with individuals in the group), I now believe that the crux point is ‘permission’. Some of that permission is in the group expressing a desire to enjoy the event. Some of that permission is gained as the course develops. Some people can be teased a little whilst others don’t respond so well to that. Again, it’s a developing relationship… where rapport is being established. Strong rapport gives you a greater latitude for play. Some people will allow a higher degree of play… whilst others may enjoy the game but not want to participate themselves.

 

As the trainer, I have to be able to take it too… to be teased and played with! To laugh along and tease myself. I cannot take myself particularly seriously.

 

On the very odd occasion, humour within the group may go beyond the boundaries, particularly with trainees who know each other (or have come to know each other). I believe it is up to the trainer to have the sensory acuity to establish where the boundary is and if the receiver (even unconsciously) feels it has been crossed. When the boundary is crossed there is a risk of psychological bullying and ridiculing.

 

I have seen some trainers use put downs and ridicule as a way to ‘command’ a group… to put them in their place… to show them who is boss… in a style not far removed from some school teachers I remember. Personally, I am not at all keen on this approach (though I understand that some provocative trainers may use it to great effect where an audience has signed up for this approach and have hence provided permission). I will also step in if I believe it is happening within a group I am working with.

 

Humour is a funny old thing. The individuals (and the group mind) will determine what the boundaries are and it is up to the trainer to be able to work (and play) within those boundaries.

Mar 15

Pacing and Leading Humour

Joe A trainer stands at the front of the room and starts the course with a joke. Upon delivering the punch-line the audience is silent… Imaginary tumbleweed drifts across the room… Awkward.

 Effective trainers (and indeed presenters) seem to build and maintain two things with an audience… and misplaced (or mistimed) humour can potentially destroy both of them. If you are wondering, the two things are: ‘connection’ (including rapport and being likeable) and ‘credibility’ (including authority, confidence and trustworthiness).

When running courses, I like to have fun. I like laughter and playfulness… but I have to be careful sometimes to avoid getting too silly too quickly! I have learnt to start with a light-heartedness which then allows me to ‘test the audience’. I might mention something that happened to me on the way to the venue or at the hotel the night before. I read the audience at that point… am I seeing smiles and nods… or serious faces?

Even the most serious and pragmatic audiences can be led to laughter, though it may take a little longer for them to warm up (or for me to find their ‘funny bones’!) Herein lies the marvellous skill of the pace and lead… test them out and then develop the humour with the group. By working this way, I find that the stories I tell, and the examples I give are more spontaneous and relevant to the ‘group mind’. Every course has its own ‘group mind’ (the gestalt of the people in the room) and so each course is new and different, even if the course title and topics are the same.

Feb 24

Structuring your sessions

As NLP Trainers we need to recognize that a student will have a different map of the world to the trainer and will need guiding into new territory in a structured way to enable optimum learning.

TT During NLP Trainer’s Training we teach new trainers how to structure sessions to appeal to a variety of learning styles in order to engage all students. Each session is put together in such a way that students understand the purpose of the topic, what it is, how it works and how it can be applied. There will be a mixture of listening, discussing and actively testing learning. The system we use is drawn from education based on Bernice McCarthy’s 4 Mat system.

What feedback would you give the trainer from the example in our last post?

Feb 02

NLP Trainer’s Training: Balancing theory and learning.

MelodyRecently I was asked to give feedback on a coaching training programme. The female trainer was charming, professional and knowledgeable. She built good rapport with the group and was easy to get on with. Her presentation style was in the main good, her voice well-modulated and easy to listen to. Unfortunately the course structure was less helpful. She used a confusing number of Power Point slides often showing 5 slides where one would do. This caused her to skip through them very quickly not allowing her students to process the information. Added to this the content was theory heavy with only 2 short exercises to break up the input in a two day workshop. The workshop did not include any kind of workbook or manual. As a result many of the students were left confused and unsure. The take away knowledge was low with most of this attached to the exercise on day one. What do you already know about how to structure training sessions to optimize student learning?

Jan 27

Defining linguistic presuppositions and mind reads

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To finish off our first thread we thought it would be useful to share a couple of definitions taken from Julie’s book “Training Trances”. As a new NLP Trainer it is essential that you make sure you are clear about definitions.

“Presupposition – the linguistic equivalent of assumptions.”

“Mind read – claiming to know someone else’s internal process (thoughts and feelings) without identifying the process or sensory-based data that was used to determine the information.”

Consider your own responses to the scenario we offered you last week. Notice how accurate you were in identifying presuppositions versus mind reads. Also notice any emotional reactions you had about any of this exercise.

All of this is important for the NLP Trainer. We need to be aware of how we are projecting ourselves and how we are reacting to our environment. As an NLP Trainer you will be managing your state, noticing your filters and taking in sensory based data about your audience. Where appropriate you might need to check beyond this data using meta model questions that allow you to clarify.

 

Jan 20

Welcome to all our new followers

attendThank you for joining us on this blog. Our intention is to build an interactive blog that helps new NLP Trainers develop. So to follow on from Julie’s first blog our next question for you: What is the difference between a linguistic presupposition and a mind read?

I have now switched on the comments function. Leaving it off was not the obvious metaphor!

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