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?
Before 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
In 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 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.
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 ensure 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.
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.
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