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What is Neuro Linguistic Programming?

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a model of communication that focuses on identifying and using patterns of thought that influence a person’s behaviour as a means of improving the quality and effectiveness of their lives. It offers a paradigm of how the brain works (neuro), about how language interacts with the brain (linguistic), and how we use this interaction to get the results we want for ourselves and others (programming). It is an effective, proven vehicle for accelerated human change, radically altering the “old way” of lengthy psychotherapy.

NLP was initially created by linguist Dr. John Grinder and computer scientist and Gestalt therapist Dr. Richard Bandler. Together they produced a linguistic model that identified the language patterns of a few gifted individuals such as hypnotherapist Milton Erickson, MD., Fritz Perls of Gestalt therapy, anthropologist Gregory Bateson and Virginia Satir of family systems therapy. The synthesis of their findings, a blend of cognitive and behavioural science, resulted in the technology known as Neuro Linguistic Programming. In the 20+ years since it was first developed, NLP has grown, changed and expanded, and it continues to do so today.

The UK Academy NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner Courses are validated by the National Federation of Neuro Linguistic Psychology, one of the largest NLP Certifying Agencies in the world. These courses cover both traditional and non traditional NLP techniques and models. For students who wish to go beyond Master Practitioner Training, we can support you becoming a Certified Trainer of NLP. Both the Practitioner and Master Practitioner Courses are stand alone courses in their own right, but the Practitioner Course is also contained within the Diploma in Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis.

NLP Practitioner Syllabus: