This NLP Practitioner & Integrative Coach course has been designed to support you to enhance your coaching skill by learning how to effectively use NLP in combination with your existing approach.
Through the course you’ll develop flexibility to seamlessly move between various processes and psychological schools of thought. You’ll also be encouraged to continually explore the edge of your comfort zone. This is an incredibly practical course, so although we’ll cognitively explore techniques to enhance your perspective, most of our time will be focused on developing your coaching skill.
What is NLP?
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) was created based on the psychological theories that were accessible in 1970s USA including gestalt, family systems therapy, and Ericksonian hypnotherapy. I find it can be helpful to think of NLP in its component parts.
Neuro: This refers to our internal experience (thoughts and states) that affect our external communication and behaviour. NLP supports a practitioner to map the patterns that exist in their client’s internal experience.
Linguistic: This element is the external representation of our internal experience. It is the tool NLP practitioners use to gain access to how their clients operate on the inside, at the unconscious level. It is also used to support and influence change in the client.
Programming: This can be thought of as the client’s ability to change. Once an NLP practitioner identifies the patterns in a client’s internal experience, they can use a range of tools including linguistics to support the client to update their approaches. Essentially “re-programming” the unhelpful operations that the client is running unconsciously.
How is NLP used in coaching?
NLP has many uses from “quick fix” sessions designed to give clients a boost to face a challenging situation or event, to being more integrative and part of an ongoing coaching relationship.
Individuals often find NLP valuable when they become repetitive in their thinking, and as a result repetitive in their behaviour. It can be used to support clients facing a variety of challenges, including poor communication, procrastination, lack of confidence, lack of resilience, imposter syndrome, identity challenges, anxiety, and stress & burnout.