NLP Practitioner Training course description
- Chris Harrison
- 12th August 2007
What is an NLP Practitioner Training?
The Practitioner training is considered to be the basic NLP course, which in a way is quite strange because the course's emphasis is on helping others, as if NLP is simply a form of therapy rather than a method of modeling.
It's as if NLP has become its results rather than its methodology.
What should you expect from an NLP Practitioner training?
The goal of an practitioner is to give you the basic NLP modeling tools and some of the therapeutic techniques such as the meta modal, swish pattern, and phobia cure.
NLP practitioner courses vary tremendously.
Whereas Richard Bandler's practitioner uses a lot of hypnosis, trance states, and a very large chunk teaching style, some courses are taught in much smaller chunks.
Some are extremely academic and spend several long sessions working on small elements of the training, such as the meta model for instance, whereas others (specifically Richard Bandler's) give the course member an awful lot of information in a short period time and then give them opportunities to experiment and use the new skills.
Both have their advantages and disadvantages.
Some people like to jump in and get their hands dirty even if they do not know exactly what they are doing, whereas others want to understand exactly what they are doing and why.
Most people will know which style suits them best, and there are probably other companies that structure their courses somewhere in between.
Who is the course for?
A Practitioner course is the first NLP course you should take.
Of all the standard NLP seminars, the practitioner course (especially Richard Bandler's in my opinion) is the most useful for people who want to take an NLP course, but also want to get some help with their own issues. Though if you do fit this category then see my article Should I take a training.
If you would like more information then read the Society's Certification Requirements.
Click here for a review of my NLP Practitioner training.