Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

“NLP helps me to manage audiences and motivate them.” ~ Oprah Winfrey, the world’s No. 1 talk show host.
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Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a psychological approach that deals with the relationships between language, behaviour, thoughts and feelings. It is based on the idea that we can change our thoughts and behaviours by changing the way we use language. Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioners work with clients to discover their preferred representational system (PRS), in order to ‘reprogramme’ their thoughts, attitudes and behaviour, helping them to lead happier, more fulfilled lives.

This course is designed to introduce you to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and how it can be used to improve your own life and the lives of those around you. You will learn about the history of NLP, its key concepts and principles and how to put NLP into practice.

What you will learn

  1. Unit 1 - Introduction to NLP

    In the opening module, you’ll learn all about exactly what NLP is, what services NLP practitioners offer and how to become and effective one, as well as safeguarding and why it’s important. You’ll consider why it’s so important to gain the ability to listen, and how this skill can be honed, and how to bring your individuality to NLP sessions. Moving on, you’ll study ethics and professional conduct, confidentiality and anonymity.

  2. Unit 2 - NLP and the mind

    In unit two, you’ll firstly study how human beings process information. You’ll delve into the seven meta-programs, different learning styles, the five senses, and discover how eye movement offers clues as to what a person is thinking. Next, you’ll consider how our beliefs affect our state of mind and our thoughts. You’ll learn what ‘anchors’ are, how presuppositions can create irrational or unhelpful thought cycles, as well as how to reframe negative experiences. Moving on, you’ll study communication skills and methods, including body language and voice tonality, the language of open questions, and how to respond positively to clients. Lastly, you’ll study the concept of neuroplasticity, and how you as an NLP practitioner can help clients to change their way of thinking.

  3. Unit 3 - Foundation techniques in NLP

    In unit three, you’ll delve into the ways in which dissociation can help to change the meaning of a situation, positive psychology and the science of happiness, and tips to boost self-esteem and confidence. Next, you’ll consider time management and productivity, focusing on goal planning and key techniques for productivity. Finally, you’ll look at the importance of good record keeping, and how to keep logs to measure a client’s progress.

  4. Unit 4 - Case study examples and problem-solving techniques

    In unit four, you’ll look at some effective techniques for dealing with problems that clients might be facing, such as anxiety. You’ll also study the ‘seven steps to solving problems and finding solutions’. After, you’ll consider two video case studies, the first concerning a stay at home mother seeking to up her confidence, and the second detailing the struggles of a father struggling with commitment issues following a difficult divorce. Your job will be to consider how NLP could help them both.

  5. Unit 5 - Success as an NLP practitioner

    Supervision is important in all areas of counselling, and it’s equally important within NLP. In the final unit, you’ll learn why supervision is so crucial, and how it can help you to develop as a practitioner. You’ll also discover why it’s important to form and maintain boundaries with clients. Finally, you’ll move on to the business principles you’ll need to be familiar with in your new profession, from creating a website, to honing your mission statement.

With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year.

ACCPH is an independent, self-regulated UK professional body for qualified counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists. They serve people with nationally recognised qualifications from home study or distance learning students. Accepting members from all six modalities, including those ‘non-standard’ techniques such as Spiritual Coaching and Neuroscience amongst other approaches.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE. You can read more about NCFE.

How is this course assessed or examined?

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor-marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

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