What is NLP?
N.L.P. or Neuro-Linguistic Programming, has been called 'the science of success' since it's founders, John Grindler and Richard Bandler, began observing leaders in different fields. Together, they analysed the communication styles that they used, nuances in their mannerisms, and their specific use of language. Through their observations they noticed that the way that they interacted with others could be copied to create patterns. They began to delve deeper, and understood that in the same way that our brain learns certain patterns of behaviour, they could also unlearn them in cases where they created stumbling blocks from working at optimum efficiency. They used different patterns of communication and behaviour to ultimately create techniques to help individuals create change in their lives, using their own unique preferences. They understood, that rather than a 'one-size fits all' approach to understanding ourselves and those around us, we need to learn what type of interaction literally 'speaks' to different individuals.
NLP is a short term approach which helps us to achieve our goals.
N.L.P stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and combines these three elements to help us create change. "Neuro" - refers to neurology or how our brain functions; Linguistic refers to language, but also encompasses body language and mannerisms; programming refers to how that neural language functions, i.e our behaviour. In other words, learning NLP is like learning the language of our own mind!
Imagine being able to press re-set on our memories, to change limiting beliefs into strenghthening beliefs.
The human mind does not differentiate between what is real or imagined. Often what we believe to be true is our own perception. By changing our perceptions, we change how we relate to past events and ultimately how we cope with our daily challenges.
Why study the NLP Practitioner Course?
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is a powerful method of seeing the world which is gaining momentum worldwide. It is now being taught in English, for the first time in Jerusalem.
NLP allows us to move from our present mindset to a more desired one, creating a change in the way we perceive the world, and ultimately, how we function within it.
By studying the NLP Practitioner Course, you will gain certification to help others make profound changes. The beauty of NLP is that it combines a goal-orientated approach with a deep understanding of the inner workings of our mind. On completion of the course requirements, you will have not only made a change in your own perception, but have the tools available to work professionally in the field.
Who is the course aimed for?
The course is aimed for Mental Health Practitioners - Psychologists, Social Workers, Health Care Practitioners and Life Coaches, who are looking to incorporate powerful techniques to their toolbox.
Additionally, the couse is suitable for individuals looking for an opportunity for to embark on a fullfiling therapeutic career.
Acceptance to the course is dependant on an personal interview, and only suitable candidates will be accepted to the programme.
On completion of the course, Mental Health Care Practitioners and Life Coaches can begin incorporating the techniques into their practice. For those students without a therapeutic background, it is advisable to continue their NLP education by going on to study the NLP Master Practitioner Course, before opening a Private Practice.
What are the course requirements?
Courses take place in an intimate setting, which combines both frontal and experiential learning. In addition, each student is required to meet with three individual clients and to complete 30 reports on these sessions.
What will I learn?
The NLP Practitioner Course is a step by step course helping you gain a deep understanding of the human mind. It covers topics such as sensory acuity - how we can use our senses to heighten awareness of our own reactions as well as the reactions of those around us. During the course, you will learn to diagnose your own preferred method of communication, as well as the preferred method of communication of your clients. The course will teach you how to set realistic goals with your client, to empower your clients to reach their potential. You will learn how to connect to your clients through rapport and specific language. The course covers a wide-range of techniques, and you will learn how to diagnose which technique is appropriate for the specific needs of your client. You will learn how to anchor, how to apply strategies to help increase motivation in your client, and how to use language to create images to help your clients heal from childhood traumas.
What else will I learn?
In addition to qualifiying as a NLP Practitioner, you will also qualify as a Guided Imagery Therapist (more details of the topics learnt available ) and learn Time Line Therapy™ (TLT). This is a powerful therapeutic process that combines hypnosis and NLP, developed by Tad James, PhD in the 1980s. It was developed by applying a therapeutic process to the concept that we store our memories in a linear manner in an internal memory storage system. When we access this line, we can change our perception of our own personal history.
How long is the course?
The Certified NLP Practitioner course is a comprehensive course which takes place once a week for four hours. There are twenty-four sessions - in total, 120 academic hours. In addition, each student is expected to complete 30 individual sessions with clients and write up a therapeutic session summary for each session. Throughout the course, continual supervision and feedback are given to the students.
How can I incorporate these techniques in my practice?
NLP and Guided Imagery techniques can be applied to different challenges that a client faces. Whether the client lacks clarity, has difficulty establishing trust, or wants to let go of past traumas, these techniques offer a unique approach to creating change. They stand alone as a therapeutic methodoloy, as well as working side by side with other therapeutic modalities.
Is the course certified?
The course is Certified by the NLPEA - an international NLP body. Students will receive a NLP Practitioner Certificate on completion of both the course and the various assignments. In addition, each student will receive certification as a Guided Imagery Therapist and a Timeline Therapist (TLT).
How much does it cost?
The course costs 7700 N.I.S. Early bird discounts are available for students wishing to register early. Students wishing to pay in installments can do so over 6 months - (6*1325 N.I.S.)
Please note that the early bird discount is also applicable for students paying in installments.