NLP Practitioner Training
Written by Dawson Barber, NLP Vancouver, BC, Canada.
I thought Iíd provide you with some feedback on the NLP
training while the experience is still fresh in my mind.
Iíd been interested in the training for probably 15 years,
ever since I first read Unlimited Power. And year after year, I would
reread Unlimited Power. I also added other titles to my annual read/reread
ritual. Everything about NLP made sense to me and sounded great, but
no matter what, I was unable to really integrate the skills to the point where
I could use them consistently and really make them second nature.
Your training certainly changed that. You not only
brought clarity to areas such as eye-accessing, rapport, calibration, congruency,
meta programs, meta model, Milton model, anchoring and so many others; but
you enabled me to fully understand and execute them consistently. I
am beginning to catch myself watching peoplesí eyes, listening to the words
they use, questioning their generalizations, deletions and distortions (and
having fun with them doing so).
Already I am no longer simply reacting to what people are
saying; I am taking my time to really listen and understand them.
Steve, I think you know that I was not the ďeasiestĒ student
to teach (itís safe to say Iím a bit of a skeptic), but your methods impacted
me very powerfully and you made the whole process a lot of fun. Your
patience with me was admirable, to say the least!
You also took the time to work individually with those
of us who were struggling with some of the exercises, and enabled us to gain
the understanding we needed.
The location was an interesting choice, and one about which
I initially had some reservations. It gave me a great opportunity to see a part of our province I might not have had otherwise, and I found the city to be filled with really warm, friendly, hospitable people.
The timeframe was something else I was concerned with at
first, and I know other students shared my feelings about it. Eight
12-hour days didnít seem possible for someone whoís been out of school for
about 20 years. But the time really went by so fast that I now wonder
where it all went. I have to add that the Saturday to Saturday format is great
because I only had to give up five working days. Also, the fact that
the program didnít start until 10 AM allowed me to conduct some business (as
did the lunch breaks).
All in all, I wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the
training, your style, your city, and I have to give you top marks also on
the value. There are few products, services, and experiences these days
that you find where the value well exceeds the cost. Your training is
one of them.