NLP – Daily Practice and Integration

Too busy to practice your NLP? Build your skills in only 5 minutes each day with this new training program.

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You’ve completed your NLP Practitioner training and want to make the most of your new learning.

What do you do next?

Some people take more training or join a local NLP practice group. Some people do nothing.

In my experience, those who make the most of their NLP do so by making it part of their everyday life.

  • I don’t mean doing therapy or changework with friends and family.
  • Nor do I mean becoming an ‘NLP bore’ by talking about NLP constantly.
  • I don’t mean changing your job to ‘live the dream’ of being an NLPer.

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Those who have the greatest and most enduring success integrate their NLP learning seamlessly into a variety of normal contexts, improving their daily lives in the process.

That’s why I designed this 8-week integration program – to guide you through that process.

How does it work?

Each week, starting on Day 1, you will receive a concise audio lesson of approximately five minutes duration. The lessons are brief and to the point, so you can easily find time to listen to them before the week’s tasks begin.

Every other day you will receive a brief email outlining that day’s task or exercise. Each task or exercise will help to integrate that week’s learning material into your natural awareness, language and behaviour.

Go here to book your place and access the material straight away.

4 Ways to Rapidly Improve Your NLP

1 – Watch and listen
During your NLP Practitioner training, you learned to watch and listen in a new way, focusing on certain visual cues and listening for certain figures in language.It’s vital that you continue to build upon this because calibration is the most under-rated skill in NLP.

Calibration consists of three essential steps:
– observe patterns
– draw inferences
– test inferences

Many people leave out the testing phase, or rely on instances instead of looking for patterns of behaviour.

2 – Diversify your rapport skills (learn more ways to create rapport easily)

Many NLP practitioners have one way (or one favourite way) of getting rapport. Those with a language preference will prefer to match sensory predicates. Those with a behavioural preference will prefer to match posture and gestures.

There are 1001 reasons you should go with your preferences and they’re geared towards preventing you from having to work at this. Familiarity is a trap. Staying so far inside your comfort zone makes you less flexible and therefore less effective overall.

So start experimenting. Get rapport by finding common ground. Practice building rapport by turning the relevant state up and down.

Above all, stop matching and start leading. You can’t really know if you have rapport with someone unless you can get them to follow you. And if you’re just matching, _they’re_ leading. Being led is not a skill. Rapport is something quite different.

3 – Practice your skills outside of the therapy/work context

This is my personal favourite and the greatest area of missed opportunity to get really good at NLP.

If you only practice your NLP in the therapy room, in the training room or at a ‘practice group’ you’re missing a whole host of opportunities ideal for your learning.

NLP isn’t a formal activity, it’s not therapy and it doesn’t require NLP-trained subjects to make it work. It’s a set of universal skills that can be practiced anywhere that two people or more meet and communicate. I’m not talking about doing changework on colleagues or passers-by. I’m talking about intentionally getting better at eliciting states, rapport, anchoring, calibration, meta-model and milton model language and all of the other everyday skills that underpin excellence at NLP.

4 – Take NLP to Master Practitioner level

Master Practitioner is all about raising your skills rapidly to a higher level. Note the comparative ‘higher’. The first thing you’ll do on the course is re-open your learning loops, allowing you to further refine your abilities naturally.

Then you’ll learn additional skills which will add to your capabilities, especially in any areas you’ve identified as being ‘gaps’ in your skill-set.

You’ll learn how to diversify your abilities and deliberately generalise them into every area of your life where you can benefit from the additional edge this brings.

For those interested in option 4, full details are here.

Whichever methods you choose, let me know what results you get.