Your Coaching Vision
This is an exciting unit because it’s all about you. We want to help you create a vision that directs you through your NLP life coach training. We want you to be excited about the helping people and have a clear direction where you want to go.
Your NLP life coach certification begins with your personal vision for your business. At the very beginning of the course, you’ll complete a form that helps you (and us) clarify the kind of practice that best suits you. Then, you’ll work with an experienced and successful trainer to solidify your direction into the life coaching industry.
These are nuts and bolts business objectives that will make or break your business. You’ll work with your trainer to establish the goals and business practices that work for you.
As a certified NLP life coach, knowing your niche is critical to your success. Our NLP life coaching certification will lead you through a simple, fun and highly effective process to help you nail this down.
Your Ideal Client
Knowing who your ideal client is will set the stage for all of your marketing efforts. It also determines how to apply the coaching skills that you will be learning throughout the training. Your trainer will help you become clear about the client profile that you are most likely to succeed with.
If you go through the rest of the course with your ideal client in mind, this will double the value of your learning!
Your Niche Journal
The Niche Journal is a key to marketing your coaching practice. Throughout your NLP training, you’ll be guided by this journal to apply the tools and techniques to your niche and convert your new skills into content that will attract new coaching clients.
Your Stumbling Blocks
What issues are most likely to get in the way of your success as a life coach? Knowing them up front helps! Your trainer will guide you through this discovery and help you create a plan to overcome them.
NLP Practitioner Module Descriptions
Module 1: Introduction to NLP & The Deeper Dynamics of Change
- Encouragement to explore with an open mind.
- Learn NLP through a dynamic qualitative approach instead of a linear, model-centric, reductionistic philosophy.
- Develop a deeper level of defining NLP. What is NLP? Learn how to define NLP to set yourself up for a successful learning experience.
Learn the definition of sensory acuity, the classic NLP skill that you will be using to make unique observations throughout the course.
This module will increase your awareness and help you identify areas where you are do not have as much choice as you want.
Techniques of NLP
Discover our unique learning position on NLP techniques so that you can learn them in ways that inspire you to create your own, eventually.
States of Excellence
Another classic NLP concept that drives you to maintain your own best state of mind and body for every situation.
Defining vs. Exploring NLP
This rare learning perspective will establish the most productive frame of mind for learning in a way that leads to continual discovery.
Module 2: Intro to VAK Model & Eye Accessing Cues
- Inspire greater trust ethically
- Effectively communicate with a greater variety of people
- Learn to read others with accuracy
VAK Representational Systems
Learn the most influential aspects of non-verbal communication through the visual, auditory and kinesthetic modalities.
Using VAK Phrases
Discover the common words and phrases that give away which VAK modality people use.
NLP Eye Accessing Cues
Discover how people are thinking based on their eye movements. When you notice this deeply unconscious pattern, you’ll know more about how people think than others realize is possible.
VAK in Problem Solving
Apply your VAK awareness to solve problems in the most effective way for you and help others do the same.
Preferred Representational System Exercise
In this exercise, your preferred mode of communication is revealed, along with that of others. Learn how to connect with anyone based on unconscious preferences.
Module 3: Non-Verbal Communication and Rapport
- Inspire greater trust ethically
- Create rapport with more people
- Become a master of non-verbal communication
- Get better results with people
Non-Verbal Communication and Rapport using NLP
Non-verbal communication and rapport is the primary basis for building rapport with anyone, in any culture. You will learn the basic aspects of non-verbal communication and how to use them effectively as well as the six elements of non-verbal communication that establish rapport, so you can build a connection quickly with most people. Classic NLP matching and mirroring exercises allow you to hone your skills. These skills lead to influencing with integrity and noticing when you have established rapport and trust with another person.
Module 4: Accessing States, Anchoring, Anchor Collapse, Dissociation, New Behavior Generator
- Greater self-control of emotional states
- Overcome negative emotions
- Release negativity in the past
- Turn yourself into an optimist
- Learn new behaviors and skills quickly
Accessing States with NLP
Learn the most effective methods for entering any psychological state at will.
This classic NLP technique is used to strengthen and stabilize resource states and works like no other psychological intervention.
The NLP Anchor Collapse
Uses anchoring to resolve stuck states and problems by automatically applying resources to negative thoughts and emotions.
New Behavior Generator
This method combines the power of visualization with the refinement of NLP to make new behaviors simple and build skills quickly.
Discover how to turn any negative situation into an automatic learning experience and draw from the best positive experiences from the past. This exercise is among the most popular in our course, as it reveals the thought structure of optimism and pessimism.
Module 5: Introduction to Strategies, Decision Strategies, Motivation Strategies
- Make better decisions with confidence
- Get past lack of motivation
- Motivate yourself easily to do necessary but unpleasant tasks
- Understand how to create mental strategies for success
Introduction to NLP Strategies
You’ll learn the modeling patterns that put NLP on the map. Using VAK skills learned in earlier modules, a new world of thought processes will unfold before you. You’ll find out how any result is created internally before it is created in the world. Then, you’ll discover how to simply rearrange a strategy to produce far better results.
The NLP Spelling Strategy
This classic NLP strategy is simple to learn and improves spelling quickly and dramatically for those who need it.
Decision Strategies with NLP
What makes a good decision?
How are bad decisions accomplished? A new world of inner processes is explored that determines how decisions are made, specifically. This allows you to analyze decisions like never before and implement solid decision-making processes into your life.
Motivation Strategies using NLP
With the same underlying NLP strategies principles, learn the four negative motivational styles and the solution to each one. Discover how to help anyone, including yourself, resolve problems with self-motivation!
Module 6: The Meta Model
- Cut through the clutter to understand complex situations in minutes
- Effectively deal with your own internal dialogue
- Gain critical insight when no answers seem obvious
- Always know the right question to ask
NLP Meta Model
The NLP Meta Model was the subject of the first NLP book. It has remained among the most important foundational tools for any expert communicator.
The Meta Model is the tool to help yourself and others become aware of the underlying meaning of any vague communication.
The Meta Model is a linguistic model. Many people who have learned NLP have shied away from the linguistics aspect because it can be difficult to learn.
At the iNLP Center, we have broken the Meta Model down into small chunks that are easy to digest and fun to learn. Within minutes, you’ll learn how to quickly get to the heart of the matter in any interaction, including those within your own mind.
Module 7: Exploring Submodalities, Making Something Important, Submodality Interventions, The Map Across, The Swish Pattern, Fast Phobia Cure
- Gain mental flexibility
- Control your thoughts
- Quickly change perceived limitations
- Move beyond bad habits
- Develop inner resources
- Overcome fears, phobias and stuck states quickly
- Grow in self-confidence
NLP Exploring VAK Submodalities
Learn how VAK submodalites are the building blocks of subjective experience. These unconscious distinctions are a big eye-opener for many of our NLP students. Once understood, you can rearrange your inner world in the same way you’d rearrange building blocks. Create the state of mind you want, at any time, regardless of what you happen to be thinking or feeling.
You’ll soon discover that what you are thinking and feeling is not nearly as important as how you are thinking and feeling. Most people can answer the question, “What are you thinking?” Fewer people can answer, “How are you thinking it?” This is the difference that makes all the difference!
The NLP Map Across
The NLP Map Across is a classic submodality invention that allows you to transform any negative state into a resourceful state by shifting the VAK submodalities.
NLP Swish Pattern
This pattern eliminates unwanted habits and behaviors by reversing key thought patterns and simultaneously installing new inspiration into your mind. Not only will your rigid patterns of behavior be interrupted, you’ll also find the motivation to change them with this technique.
The NLP Fast Phobia Cure
Another famous NLP technique, the Fast Phobia Cure is a specific submodality process that neutralizes most simple phobias in about 60 seconds.
Module 8: The Milton Model, As If Frame, Process Instructions Exercise
- Gain greater influence and persuasive power
- Encourage change without prying into content
- Help others access internal resources
- Gracefully guide people through problems and decision
The NLP Milton Model
The Milton Model is the inverse of the Meta Model. It is patterned after the hypnotic techniques of Milton Erickson, MD, known as the most influential practitioner of medical hypnosis in modern history.
The Milton Model teaches you the language of influence – how to motivate, inspire and create change just by using words in a chosen pattern.
Again, we’ve taken the time to break down these linguistic concepts into easily manageable learning chunks so that the skills can be years without confusion or overwhelm.
NLP Process Instructions Exercise
This can be used to inspire automatic change without knowing the content. In other words, you can guide someone through a problem and solve it, without knowing what they are working on.
Understanding the Milton Model is the key to this kind of work. The Process Instructions Exercise shows you specifically how to do it.
The As-If Frame Technique
This popular Milton Model method helps people solve problems from a future perspective. Guide someone into the future where they can learn how they overcame any difficulty, then bring them back to the present with new insight that leads to change.
Module 9: Outcome Specification, A Formula for Manifesting
- Clarity on any goal or desired outcome
- Greater confidence in pursuing goals
- Identify and overcome personal obstacles
- Learn to get specifically what you want from your life!
NLP Outcome Specification
This comprehensive model asks all the right questions to set anyone up for success in achieving goals or therapeutic outcomes. You’ll learn the common pitfalls among people who do not do well at accomplishing goals and how to get the right information to begin any journey toward greater success.
A Formula for Manifesting
Whether or not you believe in new age principles, this unique process will guide you through reality-based steps that utilize Outcome Specification and VAK principles to manifest your goals.
Module 10: Perceptual Positions
- Solve misunderstandings quickly
- Develop greater maturity and compassion
- Learn to see yourself as others see you
- Become wise in relationship decisions
- Let go of past relationship hurts
- Detect critical patterns in relationships
The NLP Perceptual Positions Model
In any relationship there exist three points of view, according to classic NLP. Learn these points of view, then use them to resolve issues by changing positions.
With this model, your relationships will become more interesting and problems will seek solutions on their own. All you need to do is know what position you are in and then get information from the other positions. This model is that powerful.
Module 11: Reframing, Context Reframing, Other Frames, Six Step Reframing
- Learn to consciously create meaning
- Redefine any situation to make it useful and productive
- Develop world-class mental flexibility and insight
- Change “impossible” behaviors where your choice is limited
- Never get stuck again!
Meaning and Context Reframing in NLP
In NLP we understand that all meaning is malleable. You can change the meaning of almost anything. When you get stuck, it is often because your ability to change meaning is limited.
The NLP reframing models give you the tools to change meaning by choice, not by chance.
The NLP Six Step Reframe
This classic NLP intervention has been used by practitioners for decades to create choice where there once was none. You’ll use this method to change unwanted habits, feelings and all manner of rigid thoughts and behaviors – even physical symptoms yield to the six-step reframe.
Module 12: Intro to Timeline, Programming Your Future
- Change your perception of the past and future to suit your needs and desires
- Feel greater excitement, curiosity, and self-confidence
- Let go of the past
- Program your future for greater success
- Learn to realistically manifest what you want in life
Introduction to NLP TimeLine
NLP TimeLine reveals your subjective experience of time. You’ll discover how you organize your past and future memories in your mind.
Once you understand this, you’ll be ready to take control of both the past and future.
Changing your TimeLine
Learn to modify your sense of the past and future in a way that serves you better and help others do the same.
Using TimeLine to Change your Future: Use TimeLine to create the future that you want and release the old limitations in your future that you didn’t even know were there!
NLP Master Practitioner Module Descriptions
Module 1:Psychological Levels of Development
- Know where you are and what you need to do as an adult interested in growth
- Understand what to help people with and when
- Be able to address your own and clients’ deepest psychological needs
- Understand why so many interventions fail
It’s easy to understand that a small child of five years of age does not possess the same knowledge, skills, and awareness that a mature adult of 50 has. Between five and 50 are years of learning and experience for which there is no substitute. To achieve a similar degree of development as a mature adult, there seems to be no choice but for the child to go through a similar number of years, adding to his experience and awareness along the way.
Any methodology intended to help people would benefit from this kind of developmental understanding of the process of maturation. In the world of psychology, many authors and researchers have written on this subject. iNLP has taken the work of the foremost developmental theorists and synthesized it into a model that we teach in our public trainings and use in our private work with people.
We believe that understanding where someone is in the larger course of their life sheds light on how to work with them. This includes knowing which goals to set, which techniques to use and what results to expect.
Module 2: The Physiology Map
- Know specifically what you need to do to get unstuck
- Develop strategies to achieve positive emotional states
- Understand where conventional wisdom fails to create lasting emotional flexibility
The Physiology Map is a model developed by NLP Santa Fe and the iNLP Center. The Physiology Map tracks emotions, or physiological states, which we consider to be one and the same. Each physiological state we experience has certain qualities or characteristics.
We attempt to classify those characteristics with this model. The Physiology map implements the concepts of Associative/Dissociative and External/Internal as a way to map one’s emotional state into quadrants. When we understand the Physiology Map and it’s implications for human behavior, it becomes clear for us how to use this NLP model to help people, and ourselves, move in useful directions.
Module 3: The 12 States of Attention
- Radically increased visual, auditory and kinesthetic flexibility
- Ability to access VAK places where it is impossible to get stuck
As you know, within NLP there is great emphasis on three of our sensory systems: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (seeing, hearing and feeling). Each system is known as a modality. Using traditional NLP we go beyond analyzing what we are thinking or experiencing by learning how our thoughts and experience are structured in our brain. Understanding this structure and how to influence it gives us monumental advantages.
Beyond seeing, hearing and feeling, we can make two other essential sensory distinctions (and we are not referring to olfactory/smell or gustatory/ taste). The broad-narrow and internal-external sensory distinctions add a new level of sophistication to the VAK model.
These two additional sensory distinctions are probably more important to our psychological functioning than seeing, hearing and feeling alone.
Module 4: The Quad Map
- More control of your mind and attention
- Ability to get unstuck quickly
- Get to a positive mental outcome efficiently, regardless of the starting point
Our minds are constantly in motion, remembering past experiences and imagining future experiences. It is interesting how little time we spend in the present, in this moment, with our attention directed fully toward the external world. So often we are inside our mind, attending to inner life. So much of our experience, both positive and negative, is influenced by how we direct our attention.
What if we knew just how to direct people’s attention to the most helpful place? Imagine a child coming to you, describing how hurt she feels because her friends have betrayed her. There is a way to ask a question or make a comment to that child that will drive her further into her pain. And there is a way to give her hope. Which do you want to do?
Imagine your boss coming to you, complaining about your work progress over the last month. When you have a chance to respond, you have the option of directing him in a direction that will further convince him of his position, or open his mind toward a more positive outlook. Which do you want to do?
The questions we ask and the comments we make invite others to direct their minds in ways that will be helpful, productive and positive, or not. By understanding the Quad Map, we have a significant advantage when we communicate with others.
Module 5: Criteria for Psychological Safety
- Feel safer every day
- Enhanced confidence and motivation
- Clearer decision-making and prioritizing
Emotional safety is primal. If we do not find a way to feel safe each and every day, we cannot accomplish much beyond reacting to the vague yet constant threat. Most of our life is geared towards reducing anxiety and getting to a place where we feel safe.
Worse, often we put ourselves in threatening situations in the name of personal growth. Too many personal growth advocates push people to break far out of their comfort zone. Expand beyond your limits, destroy obstacles and succeed beyond your wildest expectations! This is a terrible set up that is destined to fail.
Suddenly expanding beyond perceived limitations, which are psychological protections, brings with it fear of the unknown that sends the primitive brain into a tailspin. If it were possible to suddenly destroy your every psychological defense mechanism and wildly expand your boundaries to include all sorts of unfamiliar experiences, you’d experience an incredible rush of panic.
A quest for inner peace, as well as personal development, should honor the need for emotional safety. You are wired for personal safety and your personal development plan needs to be equally wired! If not, you are picking a fight with your primitive brain. This is a fight you will lose.
Module 6: Metaphoric Intervention
- Align yourself with the most meaningful and powerful way for you to view life
- Discover that your behaviors are expressions of your life metaphor and watch them change as your metaphor changes.
Our concept of existence is metaphorical in nature. We can only comprehend life, objects and ourselves by association, which is the broad meaning of metaphor – to understand one thing in terms of another. The earth is a tiny ball floating through space. Associating the earth with a floating ball helps us put things in a context that fosters understanding. Here are some other examples:
The brain is like a computer; Life is a test; College is like a 24/7 party; Time is money; Argument is war
The metaphor we choose or inherit, often deeply unconscious, holds tremendous power over how we feel, think, behave and interact with other people.
This module will help you discover your personal life metaphor and show you how to change it, if necessary, to something deeply empowering
Module 7: Core Transformation
- Deep self-acceptance
- Tame the angry, rebellious, hidden or outcast parts
- Experience your core state for perhaps the first time
The Core Transformation method is one of the deepest and most sophisticated processes in the field of NLP. The method was developed by Connie Rae Andreas, who has given the iNLP Center permission to teach it.
The goal of Core Transformation is to help one reach their core state, which is a state of wholeness, oneness, peace or connection to the universe. As you work your way up and down the steps, one will see their ability to access their core state at any moment. Every step of the process leads toward that state of wholeness.
In this module, we break down the steps. The video demonstration shows each part of the process so you will be able to replicate it with a client. The exercises featured in this module allow you to try it with a friend and work on yourself as well.
Module 8: The Default Mode Network & Stress Management
- Dramatic and immediate stress reduction
- Great tools to use on the go
- Live in the immediate here and now
Sometimes it may seem like there is a little demon living in- side your brain making you feel tense and miserable. Well, there is! Your brain has an internal network, the Default Mode Network (DMN) that, when active, continually generates an ocean of mental activity and body tension. The DMN never ever stops churning unless you are purposefully engaged in a particular kind of cognitive task. When your task-oriented mind is resting, the DMN is working overtime. This is a proven, scientific fact that has been validated via fMRI scans (see references).
When the DMN is overactive, common in today’s world, it is like a digital clock that blinks the word “stress” incessantly. You move throughout your day on autopilot, with churning, grinding thoughts and body tension ruling your awareness. Your stress and preoccupation get in the way of dealing with others, getting work done and even sleeping.
Module 9: Meta Programs
- Understand key drivers of human behavior
- Become better at influencing others with integrity
In NLP, meta programs are information filters. They are mental sorting devices that determine which information to keep, which to ignore, which to act upon and how to act upon it.
Meta programs guide decisions and behaviors. Some meta programs are so powerful that they can almost seem like personality traits. They’re not, though. They are simple filters that guide us through a world of information. Most often, meta programs are deeply unconscious. They do their work under the surface and are only rarely discovered by people (who are typically studying NLP).
When you understand key meta-programs, you gain an unusually powerful insight into human behavior, decision-making, motivation, communication styles and more.
Module 10: Presuppositions
- Understand the limited assumptions others make and turn them into breakthroughs
- Tailor your communication to empower others
Presuppositions are the linguistic equivalent of what most people call assumptions. Presuppositions refer to what must already be assumed to be true for the question or statement to make sense.
Presuppositions are typically not stated directly. The are hidden assumptions in conversation.
Every sentence we speak in our everyday life has presuppositions in it. In the majority of cases, we tend not to consciously recognize what we have presupposed, and concentrate on what is directly stated.
Therefore, presuppositions are unconsciously accepted as being true. This often has a direct impact on behavior, whether or not the assumption is accurate.
Module 11: Logical Levels
- Always know where to help people in the most efficient, effective way and with the highest amount of leverage you need to solve problems.
the classic logical levels model, as introduced by Gregory Bateson, has long served as a guide for practitioners to know how to intervene. In this module, you will learn the nuts and bolts of Logical Levels. It will answer questions that you never thought to ask, such as:
Why are some behaviors so hard to change, and what can you do about it?
Where is the most efficient and effective place to intervene when someone presents a problem?
Where is the highest leverage place to intervene?
Module 12: Certification Test
We’ve designed a special test that will help you integrate the learning from all prior modules in this training. As you move through the personalized test, you’ll put together a road map toward a specific, large chunk goal in your future.
You’ll apply everything you’ve learned thus far in the training to this goal, dramatically increasing your chances of success and ensuring that the next period of your life will be filled with personal growth and personal empowerment.
Life Coach Module Descriptions
The iNLP Life Coach Process
The iNLP Center’s Life Coach Process is the core model that ties all of your skills together. This integrative model lets you know what to do when. You’ll be able to use the iNLP Life Coaching Process as a guide to work with most clients. This way, you will never get lost in the process!
Pervasive elements of coaching are those skills that are always in use through every interaction and every phase of the coaching process. These NLP-based communication skills cut through the issues and land you on solid ground. Imagine, regardless of what your clients say at any point in the training, you will know how to respond productively.
Most of the pervasive skills are taught and practiced in the NLP practitioner section of your life coach certification program. In the life coaching section, you take these communication skills to the next level with our unique application processes.
Strategic interventions are where the rubber meets the road. When you clients experience obstacles, you will be there as a guide. And you will be ready with the best toolkit around. Successfully help your clients navigate obstacles and experience deep inner change with over 45 powerful personal change models. When you combine these models in your interventions, you’ll find unlimited combinations of helpful strategies.
The key is to learn and integrate the techniques and models so that you can help virtually anyone, anywhere. That’s what this program is all about.
The AHA Application
This unit introduces you to the iNLP Center’s unique AHA Solution. The AHA Solution is a world-renown program to help people overcome the universal problem of self-sabotage. As soon as you begin to explore this program, you’ll know you’re onto something unique.
Applying the AHA
This is the time you get to really apply your understanding of self-sabotage to helping others. Through a series of exercises with others and self-evaluation, you will really begin to understand the depth of self-sabotage and be able to help people at the core, not just working on the surface.
Dealing with Adversity
The ABCDE Method should rightly be called the belief change machine. Take any adversity in your life and run it through this method. When you get to the end just a few minutes later, your negative beliefs will shift.
Your trainer will personally guide you through the process so that it becomes easy for you to facilitate with your clients.
Marketing Your Practice/IAPLC Membership
The section is a bonus program that you will receive once you complete the course and receive your NLP Life Coach Certification. It consists of a complimentary one-year gold membership to IAPLC which includes business support, a directory listing, opportunity to become a published author in their book, group telesummits, and activities.