NLP Practitioner Training Applications
By Rintu Basu
NLP Courses, NLP Techniques, NLP Training
9th July 2012
I’ve been asked why my Practitioner course is nine days long when most NLP courses are five or seven days. In this article you will find a couple of accelerated learning concepts that can increase your learning of skills as well as what the extra couple of days are for.
Standard NLP Practitioner Courses
There is another version of NLP Practitioner courses that is generally two days a month for around twenty days. Like Richard Bandler, the co-founder of NLP, I don’t like this approach. Lots of proponents of this version of NLP argue that it give people time to integrate and practice between sessions.
Normally I would agree with the principle and have you ever tried to watch a film a frame a day? The quality of the experience is significantly different if you break the course into small chunks and spread it out over a vast amount of time. The twenty day thing was based on Bandler and Grinder’s original course, which was delivered not over the course of a year but all in one go. Most people could not do this now added to which advances and developments in NLP mean this sort of length is no longer relevant either.
Even Still Your Course is at least two days longer than most why?
I found a Bruce Lee quote on Facebook which I think really sums up why you will get another two days.
Years ago when I was designing the foundations of this course I had two big outcomes for the course. I wanted to turn out NLP practitioners that had skills levels that made them look like master practitioners. I also wanted to set a foundation that, should you come on the course, you would leave knowing how you could learn any skills in a dramatically reduced time.
To that end the content is framed for you to apply the skills to learning even more skills. For example on the course you will learn to double your reading speed (unless you are already reading at significantly over 1000 words a minute) whilst increasing your understanding and your retention. As a comparison the average reading speed is around 200 words per minute.
I like getting practitioners to increase their comprehension, retention and speed because you have to apply a whole bunch of NLP Techniques to do this. You will need to let go of limiting beliefs, you will have to learn a “reading” state and how to turn it on when you want to read. And finally you will need to learn the actual skills of reading fast…or as I call it, reading normally.
Take this the right way. This is only one small part of what you get on the NLP Practitioner Course but the question is not about the content; it is about what do you want to achieve? Take a few of the things you would like to accomplish and keep them in mind as you read through this FAQ page and see if the content of the course will help you get to where you want to go.
Tags: Accelerated Learning, Reframing