Steve G. Jones, a notable figure in the world of clinical hypnotherapy and neuro linguistic programming has just recently announced the opening of his NLP Practitioner Certification Program – an innovative online course that literally breaks away the traditional barriers to NLP by making the course available to everyone who wants to learn it. The price of the entire course is currently at $147 – a very small fraction of traditional costs, considering that attending seminars and lectures can cost up to $2,000 (excluding traveling expenses, etc.)
The NLP Practitioner Manual is the 100-page textbook included in the course package, which also includes ten full-length videos where Steve G. Jones will be teaching all the strategies, techniques and concepts one on one. The manual was not meant to fully reflect the videos or vice versa. According to Jones, this was done to create a more dynamic and beneficial learning environment.
The book is composed of ten chapters, which covers topics such as:
- Wide Eyes (or Soft Eyes)
- Eye Accessing Cues
- Representation Systems
- Sub-Modality Distinctions
- States of Excellence
- Major Presuppositions of NLP
- Lie/Truth Submodality Exercise
- New Behavior Generator
- NLP Handshake Interrupt (Instant) Induction
- 6-Step Reframing Outline
- Building Self-Confidence
These are just a fraction of the total number of topics covered in the NLP Practitioner Manual.
In the first part of the book, Questions and Answers About NLP, Jones carefully outlines the most essential questions about the discipline and provides a point-by-point explanation to each of these questions. This is done to improve the receptivity and trust in the ideas laid out in this book. We discover that NLP isn’t just psychology – it’s also behavior theory and neurology in a powerhouse body of knowledge.
At a later chapter, Jones shows how an NLP Practitioner can establish rapport in four steps. Rapport in NLP is really about moving parallel to the actions, gestures and language of the other person. After showing how rapport can be achieved with clients, Jones enthuses: ”…Remember, you want to be calm, centered, relaxed and positive. Remain focused. Think Creatively. Positively. Visualize Success!”
And visualizing success is that much easier because Steve Jones also shows how to increase the acuity of each of the major senses. Regardless of what type of thinker you may be, there is a way to increase the acuity of your senses through specific exercises. All these are discussed in the topic Sensory Acuity. Now, to understand what type of thinker another person might be, a person can use cues. Cues are markers that show what type of thinker a person is just by looking at the direction that the eyes take. These are covered in Chapter 3, Eye Accessing Cues.
The journey has just begun for this budding NLP Practitioner – but I can tell that this is going to be a very rewarding journey indeed. Find out more about the course by going here.