NLP faq - Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about NLP

NLP faq


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Over the years, there have been various questions about NLP and now we have compiled the most common questions to help you with all the questions you may have.

We know that choosing an NLP trainer is not always an easy task and everyone claims to be the best. We encourage you to find out for yourself!

If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please contact us!

Is there a world organization that governs the various NLP companies?

There is no global organization governing NLP, but there are general guidelines that each institute should maintain for the minimum requirements in its certification courses.


What does “NLP Practitioner Certification” mean?

Certification as an NLP-Trainer is a reference certification that confirms that you understand the theoretical components that the NLP-Trainer should be able to use and use these skills with the help of your NLP knowledge in practical situations. Certificates are registered with various NLP companies worldwide. A standard training accepted in the NLP world is 120 hours, the training consists of a combination of home study, live training and classroom assignments. With the tasks arranged so that they cover your training time and the normal hours are usually 125 hours by default.

Some NLP trainers require me to watch DVDs or listen to CDs before attending a course. How come they do not have this?

NLP is best learned in a practical approach and listening to information is not the preferred learning method for most people. In fact, only 20% of the population has a "hearing" learning style, and even these individuals do not learn best by listening to a CD, they learn best by participating in a conversation and hearing what others have to say. . From our research, companies that require you to listen to information before you participate in their courses and give you "real course content" provide a recording of a previous course and you will then hear exactly the same information when you participate. Most students would rather learn the information in a living environment where they can interact with the coach, ask questions and see what happens at the same time. In short - we do not need to listen because we know that your time is valuable and we prefer that you use your time for more important things.

What is the difference between your accelerated method of training NLP and the longer courses I have seen?

Initially, NLP was taught only to physicians and licensed medical practitioners. According to NLP founder Richard Bandler, “They applied NLP's principles to its teaching and developed accelerated training courses. Although some people stick to the notion that practitioner training still has to take 22 days, that way of setting standards actually goes against one of the inherent principles of NLP - once you get better at something, you should be able to do it more effectively and efficiently. Few people realize that the original 22-day course was designed in part to meet the requirements of American licensed therapist training. Not because it took so long - that's the point. “We see the constant evidence of how the mind can learn and retain accelerated knowledge.

We have assisted in a variety of courses throughout our time in NLP - the students in the longer courses do not learn more, nor do they seem to learn better - it simply takes longer.


What is the difference between your education and that of others?

We would rather not discredit or talk down other educations because we believe we all have a place to make the world a better place. Instead, we tell you about our strengths and values.

We have a maximum ceiling on the number of participants per training as 25 training. Most of our courses have an average size of 14 to 20 participants; This allows the trainer to focus on the group and it is great for creating a good group of scratches and your individual needs are met.

Each class is different and tailored to the participants.

In Master Practitioner you will participate in clinic hours where you practice NLP in real terms.

Our certificates are internationally recognized and accepted by the major NLP organizations in the world

Support and coaching or mentorship is available

Do you teach Time Line?

Time Line has always been an important ingredient in NLP and was originally created as a concept by Sigmund Freud. Interestingly, it seems impossible to use NLP without taking timelines into account. Many years ago, the term Time Line Therapy® was a trademark - but the timeline techniques for NLP are not separate from NLP, they are part of it and a requirement in the international standards for teaching timeline techniques in both NLP-Trainer and master Education.

What does hypnosis have to do with NLP?

The form of hypnosis taught in NLP is known as Ericksonian Hypnosis - modeled on Dr. Milton Erickson. He had a form of a lot of conversational hypnosis that changed the condition of his patients without using "clinical" hypnosis. Clinical hypnosis is what most people think of when they think of hypnosis - it's what is used on TV, in movies and on stage. However, this is not the type of hypnosis that NLP uses.

The importance of using hypnosis in NLP is twofold. First, the mind stores all its memories, feelings, and data about the self and the world in the subconscious mind. How we reach this part of the mind effectively is via trance. You learn how to get into scratches and to help open the communication to this part of the mind. This is taught with integrity and is not mind control. Anyone who communicates with anyone else in the world already puts people in a trance, we learn how to do it to help you and understand others. Second, your words can, in a certain order, give a powerful message. This is done on TV. radio and media advertising. Most sales and marketing companies use these types of hypnotic language phrases and tools. It's a great way to help people see a different side of a situation. Storytelling is a good example of this type of hypnotic trance.

Is there research that supports NLP?

NLP is not a science or theory or philosophy. It was not developed to look for the "truth". It is a useful rule of thumb to think and to understand what motivates people to do the things they do and say.

There are a growing number of research articles on the application of NLP in health and therapy, here is a selection from PubMed, one of the largest databases in the area. You can skim the titles and get an idea of ​​the areas researched, and you can find the full articles at


Define NLP briefly!

This is a frequently asked question. And it's not easy to answer, because NLP covers such a wide field and has so many different applications.

The following are some ways to define it:

NLP is a collection of personal development tools to improve your own and others' performance

It is also a collection of tools for effective communication with other people: a practical and pragmatic collection of insights and methods that can enable you to improve how you communicate with yourself and others.

It was originally designed as a way to "model" or create very accurate models of how people do things so that these skills could be taught to others.

Why is it called "Neuro-Linguistic Programming?"

The name was originally an attempt, more than 40 years ago, to come up with a name that would describe the scope of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

It may not have been the best choice (one of the reasons it is commonly called NLP), however. Yes, it is comprehensive. But no, that's not necessarily understandable.

And that name has resulted in a lot of misunderstanding, especially due to the introduction of the word "programming" in the name - many are fired because they perceive that it is about programming people's minds!

By the way, "programming" in the name refers to the mental and physical programs that we use to do everything we do. This is explained more fully about what NLP is.

What are the parts to learning NLP: What will it give me?

NLP gives you a way to make changes in your own life and to help others do the same. It gives you

insight into how people think and behave

Simple techniques and patterns for creating personal change

Advanced communication skills.

Does NLP require an academic education?

No, NLP is not an intellectual process. On the contrary, NLP is a lot of behavior. It's about what you do and what you know rather than what you know.

For example, you can do a full 20-day NLP certification without reading other books on the subject than the training manual. However, becoming proficient in NLP requires a lot of practice. And you can do this in your daily activities and interactions with friends and colleagues.


Is it necessary to participate in an NLP training?

No. You can get a lot of benefits from participating in a shorter education, such as our NLP Core Skills, as long as you realize that just participating is not enough - you also have to practice what you learn.

In an introductory workshop, you learn techniques and you practice them. This is useful and interesting, but if you want to get maximum value from participating, you should decide that you will spend a few minutes daily applying what you have learned.