Accelerated Learning and NLP Techniques
By Rintu Basu
NLP Case Studies, NLP Learning, NLP Techniques, NLP Training
30th July 2012
I am running an NLP Practitioner Course in September and have been asked what makes this course so special. In this article we will look at some of the Accelerated Learning Techniques I have developed specifically for this course.
Accelerated Learning and NLP
I started learning accelerated learning techniques when I was fifteen years old. Back then I was amazed that we went through school learning so many subjects but no one spent any time teaching us how to learn. So I started finding out for myself essentially because the fifteen year old version of me didn’t want to spend too long learning things.
One definition of NLP is that it is a collection of tools and processes to help you model people. At the most basic it is about being able to watch someone that is good at something, deconstruct the process that they go through to create their results and then recreate those results for yourself or train it for others. As a guy that was desperate to learn how to learn you can imagine my excitement when I found out about NLP.
There are several elements to modelling that are worth getting a grip of. The first thing that is worth talking about is looking at what specifically you want to model.
If we were looking at modelling a tennis player do we want to their whole game, their mental strategy throughout the game or just a part of it? Do we want to model how they serve, smash or lob? Do we want to model how they bounce back when they lost a set or how they stay focused? As you can see each of these will produce different results and perhaps need different techniques.
Selection is an important criteria and one that is often missed. For example for most people it would be useless modelling Richard Branson’s current money making strategy because most people do not have Richard’s current resources. Learning how Richard Branson spun his first £1000 into £100 000 might be more useful for many people. And then perhaps they will be ready to learn how he spun £100 000 into £1 million and so on.
Learning the Head Stuff
The obvious part of modelling is watching what the person does. If we go back to the tennis serve we could watch how the person stands, moves, throws the ball and swings their racquet etc.
There is also a whole inner game we can model right from their attitude and beliefs about tennis, about their serve, their beliefs about themselves in relation to tennis, serving, competitiveness and so on. And in addition there is the sequence of thoughts they go through as they serve.
We can’t under estimate this inner game stuff. A personal example would be my poker tournament strategy. I have found that I will invariably lose if I win a large stack of chips early in the game. Whereas if I lose a few hands and have fewer chips than average I am more likely to win in the end. In both cases I know how I should play to get a result but in the former case I don’t play as well as I am capable. The only think that is making this difference is my head stuff.
NLP Courses are about learning the tools to be able to model processes. But often modelling can be time consuming and difficult to implement. One of the things I did with my course was to consider the question, “What if you could model the process of modelling and deconstruct it back to a simple way of accelerating your learning and development?”
On my NLP Practitioner course you will learn how you can accelerate your learning of any subject or skill. You will learn how you can use the same methodology to impart those skills to others either as individuals or groups. And before the end of the course you will have had proved to yourself just how quickly you can use and develop these modelling skills. Click through and find out more about the only NLP Practitioner Course I am running this year.
Tags: Accelerated Learning, Case Studies, Reframing