NLP Questions. Our favourite questions and answers.
Short answers to key questions that people ask about NLP. Click on the question to read a more in-depth response.
What is Neuro Linguistic Programming used for?
NLP can be used for personal and business development. For personal development it’s used to clarify purpose and direction, improve relationships and overcome challenges, such as anxieties and phobias. In business it’s used to improve leadership, sales, communication and influence.
What are the techniques of NLP?
This site gives videos and transcripts of the most important NLP techniques. When you’ve learned the principles behind the techniques you can develop your own. The test is always: Do they benefit the client?
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What is NLP coaching?
NLP amplifies the results of traditional coaching. NLP coaching can help our clients 1) move from A to B. This may include helping the client to clarify A and B, 2) turn theoretic learning into results, 3) improve their performance, and 4) have a more successful and fulfilled life.
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What is the best NLP training?
It depends who you are and what you want. If you’re an ambitious professional, of any age, who is interested in either online training or 1:1 Skype (or equivalent) practitioner, master practitioner and NLP coach training, then we’re hard to beat. Having said that, however, we always advise you to always talk to a short list of NLP trainers and make your own mind up.
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What are the benefits of NLP?
Our clients benefit by: 1) Connecting to their purpose, values and motivation. 2) Having more successful and fulfilled lives. 3) Improving performance at work, as well as starting and building companies. 4) Achieving better relationships at work and at home. 5) Developing beneficial health routines. 6) Overcoming blocks and continually learning new skills. 7) And in many cases enjoying their hero’s or heroine’s journey through life.
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NLP certification normally means that you’ve received a certificate from one of the key NLP certification bodies. These include the the SNLP (Society of NLP), ANLP (Global Association of NLP), INLPA (International NLP Trainers Association) and the ITA (International Trainers Academy).
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Can NLP change your life?
Yes, you can use NLP to change your life. NLP can help you access the best states, beliefs and strategies to move towards and achieve whatever is important to you.
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Does NLP really work?
Yes, NLP is basically a modelling discipline, it’s an exploration of what has worked in a variety of different contexts, and it is exceptionally helpful in helping us achieve results.
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How can NLP help you?
NLP can help you by giving you approaches to get into the best emotional state for a particular task, and by giving you the most useful beliefs and most helpful strategies to achieve whatever you want.
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How does Neuro Linguistic Programming work?
You work, NLP doesn’t do anything by itself. However, NLP will work if you use NLP approaches and techniques on yourself or find a practitioner that you’re comfortable working with.
How much do NLP coaches earn?
Some don’t earn anything. Many earn between $25K and $80K a year, and a few earn a lot more.
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How much do NLP practitioners earn?
Like coaches, some don’t earn anything. Many earn between $25K and $80K a year, and a few earn a lot more.
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How much does NLP training cost?
NLP training starts at free, to $10-$100 for books and online courses. Traditional face-to-face training courses cost $2000-$4000 and $17,500 for Richard Bandler’s 3 day personal enhancement workshop. So you have a lot of choice. (Our own 1:1 Skype NLP practitioner training costs £300 ($380) a month for 7 months. We offer the first month free).
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Is Neuro Linguistic Programming real?
The results people get from using NLP are real and tangible.
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Is NLP Training worth it?
Yes, if you’re curious about exploring communication and influence, and genuinely want to improve your life. If you’re certain you already know enough about communication, influence and life, then perhaps not.
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Is NLP a recognised qualification?
Sometimes yes, mostly no. The benefit of learning to use NLP is that it will help you produce significantly better results in a variety of situations.
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Is NLP a type of hypnosis?
NLP isn’t a type of hypnosis, however NLP uses some of the approaches of hypnosis and meditation. NLP was originally modelled from hypnotist Milton Erickson, together with others who were very good at helping people change.
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Is NLP discredited?
NLP is a modelling approach, discredited by some, but highly valued by others.
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Is NLP easy to learn? Or is NLP hard to learn?
NLP is easy to learn if you have a touch of curiosity, courage, ambition, discipline and openness.
Is NLP still relevant?
NLP is very relevant as it’s an effective and efficient way to improve our communication and influence skills, which are key as we move further into the knowledge age.
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What is NLP mind control?
NLP mind control doesn’t exist; NLP is the study of communication and influence. If we add in the latest approaches and lessons from neuroscience, we can develop some very powerful approaches to manage our own mind and influence others.
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What is a NLP Practitioner?
A NLP Practitioner is certified by one of the NLP certification bodies to have reached a basic standard of NLP, and is normally competent to offer NLP change work.
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What is a Master Practitioner?
A NLP Master Practitioner is certified by one of the NLP certification bodies as having reached reached an advanced standard of NLP practice, and is normally highly competent to offer NLP coaching and NLP change work
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What is a NLP coach Practitioner?
A NLP coach practitioner is certified by NLP co-founder Richard Bandler and the SNLP, and is a Master Practitioner who has further specialised in personal and business coaching, and is normally a highly competent personal and business coach.
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Why is NLP important?
NLP is important because it’s an approach that helps us improve our communication and influence skills at a time these are becoming even more important.
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