What is a NLP Master Practitioner?
A good master practitioner is normally a certified NLP practitioner (who may have taken a series of practitioner courses with different trainers), who has practised their skills both in their work and home lives and then taken an NLP master practitioner certification. In our experience, master practitioners are significantly more effective than practitioners.
The saying practice, practice, practice comes to mind. If you want to be really good, you need to attract clients in the field you operate. This might be therapy, counselling, sales, coaching, project management, or leadership. Courses, mentors, videos and books all play their part, however it’s real life experience that makes the difference.
Master practitioners will be particularly good at all aspects of communication and influence, and be creative, mentally flexible and resilient.
What is a certified Master Practitioner?
For an Master Practitioner to be certified, one of the NLP certification bodies confirms that they have reached an advanced standard of NLP practice, and is normally highly competent to offer NLP coaching and NLP change work, as well as using NLP in business. They will have the skills to model and develop their own NLP techniques and approaches.
NLP certification bodies include the SNLP, ABLP, SNLP and the Professional Guild of NLP. We prefer certification that is accepted by either of the two NLP co-creators Richard Bandler and John Grinder.
Master Practitioner Books
We recommend revisions of the key practitioner books including The Ultimate Introduction to NLP by Richard Bandler and Richard Bandler’s Guide to Trance-formation by Richard Bandler and Garner Thomson. For Master Practitioners, we recommend they choose their own selection from NLP books and books within their specific area of expertise. You can see our recommended books here: Recommended NLP books.
Master Practitioner Courses
How can you become an NLP master practitioner?
We run a unique 1:1 NLP Master Practitioner course certified by Richard Bandler and the SNLP. To find out more see NLP Master Practitioner Training. We initially offer a free 30 minute call so you can find out more, and if you’re genuinely interested we offer a free 3-session discovery phase, so you can see if it’s exactly right for you.