Neuro-linguistic Programming

NLP Swish Pattern ~ What Makes it Work and Why it Fails

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NLP swish pattern enthusiasts get pretty hyped about the power of the swish. And they should. The swish pattern is fast and smooth and such a ninja move! Imagine, someone comes in struggling with a bad habit they’ve had for years....  

NLP Anchoring: 5 Steps to Make it Work for You

NLP anchoring is such a cool and simple tool. Based on the work of Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Ivan Pavlov, basic NLP anchoring is done by pairing physical touch with a feeling or behavior you want to have at your disposal....  

An Up-to-Date Overview of NLP Timeline Technique ~ Here’s How it Can Change your Life

NLP timeline refers to the way you organize the concept of time on the inside. Everyone needs a way to differentiate among the personal past, present, and future. Otherwise, you’d have no way of knowing if that romantic walk on the...  

What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP and Why Should you Learn It?

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming is so spot-on that most people who learn NLP realize it should be taught in primary school. By the end of this article, you may agree! What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)? Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a set of skills...  

Future Pacing: Use this NLP Technique to Set Positive Expectations and Flood your System with Feel-Good Hormones

In this post: • Neuro-Linguistic Programming’s future pacing technique • Amazing health research • How future pacing installs positive expectations • Key to igniting feel-good hormones • Specific examples of future pacing Let’s learn how NLP future pacing creates positive...  

NLP Submodalities – Here’s a Revolutionary Way to Use Them in Coaching

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NLP submodalities have been taught in NLP training, used by NLP practitioners, and discussed in the best NLP books since the 1970s. Lots of new NLP submodality patterns have been introduced over the years and typically operate on the same...  

Learn How to Control Your Thoughts with NLP

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How we see, experience, and understand the world is very subjective. Are we living in a copied world or a true world? This question is one of the most important questions we have to look at, analyze, and work to...  

Using NLP Perceptual Positions to Help People Who Feel Stuck

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Before I tell you about my friend’s transformation, I will explain what NLP Perceptual Positions is.  NLP Perceptual Positions is a technique that has a person experience a situation from multiple positions – first, second and third. This can be...  

NLP Techniques for Copywriting – How to Uplevel Your Career

How iNLP Center Helped Me Earn My First $100/Hr Copywriting Client Want to learn how learning NLP techniques for copywriting can uplevel your career? For this story you have to travel back in time. Not far. Just around a year...  

Life Coach: Be Mindful of Your Client’s Inner Critic (or Else)

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As a life coach, you work with clients on a number of challenges, but if you don’t address the one issue that rules them all, you’re flirting with disaster. Your client’s inner critic. If you can’t navigate the turbulent waters...  

Change Your Thinking: The Alternate Futures Self-Motivation Exercise

Change your thinking by creating alternate futures for yourself. This simple exercise, using an NLP motivation strategy, can lead to greater motivation in the present. Much of what we need to do requires intentionally motivating ourselves. The rewards of life...  

How to Stop Self-Critical Thoughts with this NLP Mindset

Are your self-critical voices running your life? Learn how to develop the mindset to stop the behavior now. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing. If you tend to be self-critical of yourself, even the best day...  

How to Stop Making Bad Choices using NLP’s VAK Technique

Why is it that we sometimes make good decisions and sometimes bad decisions? Impulsiveness? Impatience? Pressure? Read this article to learn how to stop making bad choices from now. Analyzing and understanding the differences in our decision making process can...  

The Importance of Communication Skills [Top 10 Studies]

Importance of Communication Skills – Get Inspired! Never underestimate the importance of communication skills. This post reviews 10 scientific studies in varied areas of life. Each study underscores how important communication skills are and highlights the surprising benefits of using...  

My Top 10 NLP Books – Your Guide to Reading Up on Neuro-Linguistic Programming

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Our students want to know which NLP books I recommend during our NLP Training. Below are my top 10 NLP books. Which one would you start with? And what do you want and NLP to do for you? Next, let...  

Circle of Excellence: How to do this NLP Classic in Three Steps

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If you want to harness the power of the NLP circle of excellence technique, I get it. This simple yet powerful NLP method is a classic favorite among NLP students. It just works! And the NLP circle of excellence is...  

NLP Accessing States Video with Mike Bundrant

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NLP Accessing States is an NLP model that can help you become a more powerful individual. NLP Accessing States is a way to be more intentional in each area of your life. It allows you be prepared for any situation...  

NLP Perceptual Positions – The Mental Mechanism for Changing your Perspective

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There are many times during daily life that it is useful to be able to see from a different perspective. In relation to your significant other, or while making important decisions at work, knowing how the other person is thinking...  

Why Your Mind Turns Against You and How to Rescue Yourself

So there you are, rowing along in the sea of life, seeking out your little island paradise where you can find happiness. How’s it going? If you’re struggling, it could be because your mind has turned against you. A part...  

How to Use the NLP Reframing Technique to Handle Disappointment

Can you use NLP to handle disappointment? Of course. The method that comes to mind is the NLP reframing technique. We teach the reframing technique in module 11 of our online NLP practitioner certification training. At the heart of reframing...  

NLP and Mindfulness – Do They Work Together?

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Can NLP and mindfulness work together in surprisingly compatible ways? Yes! In this post I will show you how (specifically). Mindfulness helps you become consciously and keenly aware of the present moment. When you become mindful of your issues (problems,...  

What are NLP VAK Modalities? Visual, Auditory & Kinesthetic

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What are NLP VAK Modalities? Do you feel like there is someone in your life that you just can’t see eye to eye with? Like no matter what you do, you just can’t communicate, or get through to this person?...  

What NLP Accessing States Has Taught Me

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NLP Accessing States – Module 4 (NLP Practitioner Training & Certification) For me, learning how to change state is essential. I go through many days stressed-filled with my responsibilities of being a mother, wife and student. NLP accessing states has...  

A Simple Way to Use NLP to Motivate Clients

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Of course you understand that your prospects need to be properly motivated before they will buy something from you. Knowing this, however, is virtually useless unless you know how to use NLP to motivate clients. You’ve got to understand how...  

How to Know What Other People Want using Perceptual Positions

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If you don’t know why it’s important to understand what others want, you’re in dire straits. In case you’ve never considered it, you are alive on this earth because somebody wanted something. Using perceptual positions will help you understand others’...  

Using NLP for Stress – Induced Physical Symptoms

I’ve always had enthusiasm about using NLP for stress and to resolve tough physical symptoms. Chronic pain, headaches, migraines and even allergies can be brought on by chronic stress. Even mainstream sources concede that relaxation techniques have a direct physical...  

Building Rapport – A Student’s Perspective

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Building Rapport with NLP: Module 3 NLP Practitioner Training When you first meet someone, the decision to like someone is usually made pretty quickly. This is based on common interests, beliefs, or because you admire their character and aspire to...  

Got Goals? You’ll Want to Apply This Simple NLP Success Principle

Think of your top goal in life right now. Stop reading until you’re holding it firmly in mind. Otherwise, you may miss the point. Now, here is the all important question that determines your success or failure when working toward...  

Four Ways to Empower Yourself with Non-Verbal Communication

I’m not here to tell you that non-verbal communication is more influential than verbal communication. You already know that, right? Yet, how can you harness the power of non-verbal communication without spending years studying it? You’ll have four great ideas...  

Visualize Success and your Performance Improves? The Truth

Can you visualize success as a way to improve your performance in life? Research now says yes. And, the success runs deeper than you might think. Interestingly, the more I review the literature, the more I find examples of decades...  

How the Use of NLP Metaphors Helps You Read Minds

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NLP Metaphors reveal unique insights about people and relationships. Oddly enough, they also increase your perception skills, according to research. This post will show you how to recognize simple metaphors, use them to understand others, and build stronger bonds with...  

Shrink Even the Most Annoying Person Down to Size

Super annoying people. Most of us have them in our lives – or run into them from time to time. If you’ve got an ‘annoyer’ in your life, here’s a totally harmless way to shrink that person down to size....  

The Truth About the NLP Wikipedia Page

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Full disclosure: This site sells NLP training. Our potential bias is in the open, unlike that of the notorious editor of the NLP Wikipedia page. May you judge the content here upon its own merit. If you’ve read the Wikipedia...  

Best NLP Training in the World Includes These Four Factors

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Let’s get real. If you want the best NLP training in the world, you are going to play a major part in making it happen. And it begins knowing how to choose the best NLP training for you. In this...  

27 Lies I Tell Myself That Block Happiness

I feel happy a lot of the time. But when I get stuck feeling bad, I typically find twisted logic pinging around in my brain. This twisted logic keeps me invested in hanging onto the bad feelings. In other words,...  

Using NLP Anchored States in Daily Life

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What I learned from studying NLP Anchored States in the NLP Practitioner Training at the iNLP Center: Our daily lives are filled with triggers that cause automatic responses, whether it be a physiological, emotional state, or behavior. These are called...  

What Difference Will NLP Make in Your Life

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That depends on you. The story goes something like this: Imagine really wanting some fresh coconut milk. You decide to go out and gather a few freshly fallen nuts. Now, how to open one… No one can open a coconut...  

Three NLP Tools To Get You Unstuck

  NLP tools can get you unstuck quickly and effectively. Specifically, use NLP tools to change your state when you need to. In NLP, “state” refers to a person’s subjective experience of self and the world at any point in...  

Scientists Catching On to the Idea that Modifying Memories is a Key to Mental Health

Neuroscientists are becoming hip to the idea that if you change your perception of a significant memory, you change your present day feeling and behavior. This is something that NLP practitioners have known through experience decades, so it’s nice to...  

NLP Action Video: Moving the Unconscious Obstacle in the Way of Motivation

Today Hope and I decided to something cool and different. We thought you’d enjoying seeing some classic NLP demonstrated. So, we made an “action video” for you. In this new video, I work as a classic NLP practitioner with Hope,...  

How to Create Rapport, Connection and Trust on Purpose

Want to know how to Create Rapport, Connection and Trust? We all want these in our personal and professional relationships. Yet, how often do we intentionally set out to create them? And if we did set such a conscious intention,...  

Counselors: How to Build Natural Rapport with NLP

If the relationship between a counselor and client is not strong, if rapport is not established, effective counseling is very unlikely to occur. To that end, NLP offers several strategies. To build natural rapport with clients more quickly, follow the...  

NLP Mini Course: How to Be Optimistic Today

In NLP, the term “state” refers to how you experience yourself and the world at any given moment in time. Your state changes constantly – food, oxygen, internal and external stimuli play a role. In NLP jargon, a psychological state...  

Achieving the Perspective that Puts Problems in their Place

For decades, NLP practitioners have been teaching a simple yet profound technique that puts problems in perspective and leads to solid, healthy decisions. We teach the NLP technique called visual dissociation right here in our online NLP training center. It’s...  

Cooling the Fire Testimonials

Here’s what some of our students have said about our Cooling the Fire program: Canale D.: I love the concept of this tool. I have always been a retaliator when attacked because i thought i was defending myself but this...  

The Unseen Question That Shapes Your Life

If you’re feeling chronically bad in some area of your life, chances are you are doing something to cause the stress in a way you’ve yet to understand. That’s right – you. Even if your husband/wife/boss/enemy does have something to...  

NLP Meta Model: Questions that Turn your Life Right Side Up

The NLP Meta Model is a set of simple yet uncommon questions. Once you learn how to ask yourself and others the Meta Model questions, you’ll discover something amazing. What you actually thought was going on in your communication is...  

Dear Kenrick Cleveland

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Kenrick Cleveland, Thanks to an interested reader who sent me the mp3, I was able to listen to your intro webinar, The Dark Side of Covert Hypnosis – all 2+ hours of it. Now, I can offer a more informed...  

Unbelievable! What some NLP and Hypnosis Slime Balls Now Claim

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A friend sent me a link a few days ago to the latest and greatest NLP and hypnosis scam. Now, I am used to hype in the NLP world, which is why our motto at the iNLP Center is NLP...  

Is NLP Therapy? What you need to know…

NLP therapy? While there are thousands of mental health therapists trained in NLP, which stands for Neurolinguistic Programming, you should think twice before using the term NLP therapy. Why? Because NLP is NOT therapy. In fact, NLP was created as...  

How to Make Better Decisions using the NLP Decision Making Strategy

Read to find out how the NLP Decision Making Strategy can help you make the right choice every time… I’ll tell you a fact about me and buying cars. I’m really bad at it. I get caught up in the...  

Getting Unstuck: Seven Extraordinary Methods

Do you wish you had better ways of getting unstuck? A lot of us subconsciously hold to the misconception that we should never be stuck in the first place. So, when we inevitably get stuck with a low mood, lack...  

Is NLP PseudoScience?



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There’s lots of talk these days about whether NLP is pseudoscience. Claims have been made. So-called researchers are sneering at the “pseudoscience of NLP.” NLP trainers are up in arms. The debate is very real, as it affects the lives...  

Does NLP Work? A Unique Perspective

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Does NLP work? This is a question I get from time to time and I have a definite answer. Not everyone likes the answer, but it’s true! I’ve written on the scientific validity of NLP in my response to the...  

Love Languages of NLP – Using VAK to Increase Awareness

It’s February 10th, four days before Valentine’s Day. Hope and I are meeting with Michael Grinder to plan our next online training module. Michael is on our training team delivering NLP training to our Japanese students. This training had nothing...  

Five Disgusting Lies NLP Trainers Tell

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I don’t usually come out like this, but on days like today I am embarrassed to call myself an NLP trainer. If the foundational skills NLP has to offer weren’t unique, I’d leave the field. Alas, we must put up...  

Why Some Simple Behaviors Seem Impossible To Change

Are you struggling to change a behavior or habit? Fewer things are more frustrating than failing to make changes that appear so simple. It’s as if you were convinced you could press the change button at the left by touching ...  

NLP Eye Movements: Can you tell when someone is lying?

This is a guest post from Duff McDuffee, trainer with the iNLP center. In NLP there is a model called Eye Accessing Cues. The developers of NLP noticed that when you ask a person to recall something visual, usually their...  

iNLP Module One: In Search of a Deeper NLP

The following is a guest post by iNLP Student Kelli Cooper. In the intro module to the NLP training at iNLP Center, Mike brought up an excellent point that I think can be applied to all aspects of life –something...  

Steal Someone’s Confusion with this NLP Mind Trick

Have you ever felt the frustration of dealing with someone who is totally confused? Well, you don’t have to get frustrated. Just ‘steal’ their confusion with this friendly NLP mind trick. Confusion and other states are transferable. Much like a...  

Jedi Mind Tricks for Handling Criticism and Verbal Attacks

We all know the feeling that comes with being criticized or verbally attacked. The initial response of shock, fear and anger seem to be hardwired. Defensiveness flows so easily from these states. Once these emotions get a grip on you,...  

6 Signs You’re Being Scammed by a Fake Guru

Do you think you are too smart to fall for a scam? Think again. All over the web, self-proclaimed gurus are telling you lie after blatant lie in order to get your money and pump their ego. Chances are you...  

NLP Tips – How to Change your Life Today

What if most moments in your life were filled with exactly what you wanted? For far too many people, this feels like an impossible dream. Why? Because they have not learned to be thoroughly intentional. Becoming intentional about most things...  

Neurolinguistic Programming – for Slicks and Con Artists?

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Neurolinguistic Programming has something very valuable to offer those in search of personal and professional development. Unfortunately, the field of NLP has been inundated with slicks and con artists who have led many astray with promises of “instant rapport” and...  

NLP: Your Mind is Not a Neurolinguistic Card Trick

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If you know a few secrets and practice a little, you can master some pretty slick card tricks. Before long you will be dazzling onlookers with your expertise and finesse, controlling the outcome of a series of events that no...  

NLP Meta Model and How it Applies

Generalizing: The NLP Meta Model could be called “The Gift That Leaves A Mess In Its Wake” Without the instinctual ability to generalize, humans wouldn’t get very far. Think about it. When you’re growing up and learning what things are...  

NLP and the Search for a Magic Bullet

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Magic: Any extraordinary or mystical influence, charm, power, etc. that enables human control of supernatural agencies or the forces of nature. The Slicks of NLP dance their way into your psyche and into your pocketbook with the lure of magic,...  

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