NHR (Neuro-Hypnotic Repatterning) Training Review


I am referring to Meta's Neuro-Hypnotic Repatterning training course run in Edinburgh UK in December 2006.


This was the first time I had done any kind of NLP training with META-NLP, and have absolutely no complaints about how they handled the event.

Kate and Hugh chose a good venue, and the way they ran the NLP Seminar seemed effortless.

Ran over 5 days, the training was shared between Richard Bandler and his co-trainer John La Valle.

I hadn't seen Richard since 2004 and it is sad to see how much he has aged, and though he seems to have lost some of the attitude since his 1990s peak, he is still an entertaining and persistent trainer.

To those who haven't been trained by Richard before, his style is somewhat unconventional, comprising of long rambling 'irrelevant' stories, interspersed with demonstrations and exercises.

In contrast, John La Valle picked up the more conscious elements of the course. John is someone who I cannot fault.

Like Richard, his attitude seems to precede him, but underneath it all, he is a hard working, and meticulous NLP trainer.

The first couple of days were spent practicing trance states to get everyone warmed up.

It was surprising how many people on the course had very little NLP experience and without these sessions, many people would have been completely lost.

What is Neuro-Hypnotic Repatterning?

To people previously trained the 'Richard way', NHR is really an extension of NLP, concentrating (as most of richard's training's do) on using lots of trance states to achieve the practitioners goals.

Its very difficult to describe NHR without explaining some of its techniques, and as it's Richards Baby, I feel I should leave that to him.

What should you expect from an NHR training?

Firstly, there were lots of new techniques dealing with states, such as Richard's 'spinning states' work, for those who haven't come across it before.

The course provided many extremely subtle ways to move a client in the direction the practitioner wanted.

NHR also provides several different approaches to problems to add to your NLP toolbox.

Who is the NLP Training for?

Without at least a practitioner background, it would be very difficult to take the skills and use them efficiently.

This is, in my opinion, definitely an addition to a practitioner or master practitioner training, as you need some of the NLP basic skills to enhance your work with the Neuro-Hypnotic Repatterning techniques.

Also the course it not really useful for someone who wants to take an NLP course to get fixed. If you fit this category then see my article Should I take a training.

But for those with some experience, especially if you like your trance work, this course provides some really cool new techniques and a new approach to change work.