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How To Become a Certified NLP Practitioner, Step-By-Step

Friday, May 27th, 2022 : Read 621 Times : 1668 words (Aprox 7 min read)

As the founder of the top NLP Training company in North America, I often have people ask me "How do I become an NLP Practitioner?"

There are so many people who either want to be a coach or are already a coach. We are living in a world where people are stressed out and burned out by constant current negativity, past experience, and anxiety about the future.

Many people try to claim to be a coach without any kind of training or certification. There are even some people out there who claim that certification is just "a piece of paper."

But often, people begin their coaching careers by just giving advice... but when clients hit their "mental barriers" (which always happens) and the advice doesn't work, they don't know what to do. And when their clients aren't getting results, these coaches end up feeling like failures, or suffering from "impostor syndrome."

The fact is, while certification may be represented by a piece of paper, what it represents is deep training that allows you to be prepared to overcome any limits your clients may have. And then you won't feel like an impostor, because you'll actually be changing lives.

So the question is, how will your clients know that you know your stuff and that working with you is better than working with anyone else?

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Twenty-Two Years Ago the Most Amazing Thing Happened

Thursday, March 17th, 2022 : Read 1,361 Times : 766 words (Aprox 4 min read)

Time sure is interesting, isn't it?

Sometimes it slips through our fingers like sands through the hourglass, and sometimes it's slow and sticky like molasses.

This week is an important anniversary for me.

It was 22 years ago this week (on March 12th) that I graduated from a fun three-day course to become a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.

It was the most magical day of my life... why?

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What Is NLP: Neuro-Linguistic Programming?

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 : Read 2,633 Times : 1263 words (Aprox 6 min read)

Neuro-Linguistic Programming took the world by storm, with a new empowered way of looking at how the human mind works. Initially developed by Richard Bandler, John Grinder, Robert Dilts, and a hand-full of other pioneers in the 1970s, NLP has expanded greatly, both in usefulness and in Practitioners around the globe.

At its core, NLP is about producing excellence. If you want to produce excellence in any area of life — in your career, in personal relationships, in sales, in sports, in health and fitness, and other areas of life — Neuro-Linguistic Programming is likely to have answers for you.

To begin to define NLP, let's break down the name into its three constituent words:

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Hypnosis for Overcoming Intense Fears: The True Story of Susan Oliver

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 : Read 4,486 Times : 534 words (Aprox 3 min read)

You may have never heard of Susan Oliver's name, but it's almost a certainty you would recognize her face. Susan had over 120 television and film credits to her name. A well known actress in the 50s and 60s, she appeared in shows such as the Andy Griffith show, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Gomer Pyle: USMC, Gunsmoke, Magnum PI, and Star Trek. She directed shows such as M*A*S*H and Trapper John MD.

On February 3rd, 1959 — the same day Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper died in a tiny Beechcraft V-35 Bonanza — Susan was on a commercial Pan Am flight that plummeted out of control from 35,000 feet to 6,000 feet before regaining control. This incident left her with a deep-seated phobia and she refused to go near an airplane. She turned down any role that required her to fly for over a year.

She reached out to a hypnotherapist, desperate for help.

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How Much Do NLP Practitioners Charge?

Friday, March 19th, 2021 : Read 4,240 Times : 1915 words (Aprox 8 min read)

Some of the most common questions we get at Transform Destiny as an NLP institute include, "What is the typical salary of an NLP Practitioner?" or "how much does an NLP coach earn?"

This is a great question, as NLP trainings are an investment and most people want to know how quickly they can make it back, and how well they will do financially as a NLP Practitioner.

So let's explore these questions...

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Can You Use Hypnosis to "Attract" a Million Dollars?

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 : Read 5,650 Times : 696 words (Aprox 3 min read)

I received this question via email today from one of our clients: "If the subconscious mind cannot reason, question, or reject the command you give it through hypnosis, why can't we suggest to it through hypnosis that we make $1,000,000 in 12 months and then expect the subconscious mind to show me the ways? It seems that my subconscious mind is always sabotaging my goals, even when I use hypnosis to suggest the outcome."

This is a fantastic question, and I'm so happy this client asked it, because I believe the answer can help so many people.

Let's first start by clearing up a myth:

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What To Do If NLP Doesn't Work

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 : Read 4,120 Times : 1207 words (Aprox 5 min read)

I often get people who ask me the question, "What do I do when NLP doesn't work?"

This seems to me like a trick question, because I have never found a time when NLP doesn't work, as long as the client wants the result and doesn't give up on the process.

But there are often times when an NLP technique (or two or four) doesn't work. Sometimes, it even seems as if your entire NLP strategy doesn't work.

So what do you do? Unfortunately, many Practitioners just give up. Here are four strategies that will help you always get the result with NLP.

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The "Secret" Story of How NLP Was Invented (That No One Wants to Talk About)

Sunday, September 6th, 2020 : Read 9,958 Times : 480 words (Aprox 2 min read)

Have you ever wondered how NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming, AKA: The Lost User Manual fo the Mind) came about?

You've probably heard the phrase, "NLP was not invented, but rather modeled."

"What does that even mean?"

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Are You at Cause For Your Health? An NLP Perspective

Friday, August 28th, 2020 : Read 2,291 Times : 342 words (Aprox 2 min read)

One of the biggest issues we have facing us in the modern world is that people have been conditioned to believe that health is not a personal responsibility. Society blames health on our DNA, our upbringing, our environment, our government (or lack of government), evil corporations... anything BUT the personal choices we have made and the personal choices we continue make each and every day.

People have been conditioned to believe that health primarily comes in a bottle full of chemicals, reactively given to you only through the permission of a medical system that has assumed far more power than it can competently handle. THIS is primarily why we are in the position of health we are in today as a society...

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Breaking the Pattern of Relationships with Narcissists and People With Personality Disorders

Friday, July 31st, 2020 : Read 3,519 Times : 509 words (Aprox 3 min read)

So many people say you cannot spot a narcissist or someone with a personality disorder until it's too late, but then they will tell you about the string of narcissists they have been in relationships with.

This is a clue.

While they may not consciously recognize the narcissist at the onset of the relationship the fact they keep "falling" into relationships with them is no accident.

I used to run this pattern myself with BPDs (people with Borderline Personality Disorder. Similar to narcissism, but more toxic). There is definitely something subconscious going on, because "normal" people are not attracted to narcissists.

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