NLP Techniques for Creativity and Confidence

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In this post you will see how Stuart Harris managed to increase his confidence with NLP hypnotic language patterns in front of a group as well as how he managed the group to become more creative.

Building Confidence, Installing Creativity using NLP Techniques

One of the things that will dramatically increase your skill levels in every aspect of NLP is just having the courage to have a go. On my NLP Practitioner Courses is talk about ways that you can practice in a live environment whilst feeling safe to do so. This demonstrates how you can reframe what looks like a risky environment into something quite safe.

NLP, Training Consultant and Professional Speaker

I have known Stuart Harris for several years. He is an excellent training consultant and has specific expertise around sales and sales management as well as a huge amount of knowledge in all areas of corporate training. He is a skilled professional speaker, trainer and NLP Practitioner. You can find out more about Stuart Harris at his website


NLP Hypnotic Inductions for Groups


“Not long after my NLP practitioner course I was training a number of sales and marketing techniques to a group of delegates I hadn’t had the chance to meet before. They were a good team of people but so grounded and pragmatic that they had little creativity or imagination. When thinking of new marketing techniques and sales ideas they struggled to come up with any new or bright ideas.

Since attending Rintu’s NLP practitioner course I wanted to try some group hypnotic inductions. I recognised this as an opportunity to not only apply my new techniques but also to help my delegates get the most from the session and the new techniques they were about to encounter; if I could get them to be more relaxed and playful they would come up with more and better ideas.

I already knew that if I went to the group and said can we try some hypnosis I would have been shredded by them. So I needed an approach that the group could be comfortable with and that I would survive.

I called it creative visualisation, explained to the group that the purpose was to get them to picture and imagine things and that this would help them with the creativity exercises that were to follow. I framed it as an experiment rather than a technique…and gave it to them as a “try it and see” idea. I then led them straightforwardly through a very imaginative trance induction that I came up with off the top of my head.

I got really excited about the nodding heads as they all went into trance and about how they relaxed into it quickly and easily. But the results really showed in the exercises afterwards with the group were coming up with observations, thoughts and ideas that I know they could never have thought about before we did the induction.”


NLP Persuasion Tactics

There are several things are worthy of note in what Stuart is doing here. There are some brilliant persuasion tactics in this. The big concept is that he has looked at his audience and found the language that he needed to use for them to accept what he wanted them to do and then he led them to a great result.

Praciticing NLP Techniques

There is also some very clever and subtle learning for all NLP practitioners in Stuart’s story. Stuart wanted to practice a specific element from his NLP practitioner course. He found an opportunity that on the face of it could seem very risky. Using a lot of NLP persuasion tactics he found a way of reframing the risk.On your NLP Practitioner Course you will be asked for specific contexts and situations that you want to use your NLP techniques in. You will also be asked how you will pre-frame those situations so that it will be okay for you to practice in them and feel comfortable in doing so.This is important because you cannot practice in a high risk environment. When there is no risk involved it is easy to be creative, try out new techniques and have fun learning to do things new ways. This is what happens on NLP Practitioner Course but you also need to be able to do this in the real world and in your operating environment. We spend time on NLP Practitioner Course making sure that you have ways and means of practising in the real world.

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2 Comments on “NLP Techniques for Creativity and Confidence”

  1. Rintu Basu

    Thanks for saying Stuart,
    It’s quite difficult to explain the difference between the various different NLP Training Courses out there and you have explained it really well.



  2. Stuart Harris

    Hi Rintu

    since I attended your Practitioner’s course a few years ago, I’ve been raving about it to other training colleagues. Some have told me that they’d already been on other NLP courses (from a variety of other trainers). I’m not going to ‘name names’ or publicly criticise those NLP Trainers but more than a few colleagues complained that they find it hard to put into practice what they learned on those other Practitioner courses.

    I put this down to a lack of understanding about ‘application’ and how to take ‘safe risks’ and that you learn as you try and equally important that some techniques are more appropriate for some situations than others.

    I certainly found that during your course I came away with not only knowledge and a variety of techniques but also the confidence, understanding and application on how to use these techniques

    all the best

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