What you will learn on “the Masters”
This is a dynamic and interactive course which is invariably re-designed as we progress through the Modules to suit the personality of the group – and to ensure we cover the major topics and concepts thoroughly.
In the event that any topics on this list cannot be actively covered we provide information handouts on the subject.
(1) A different level of NLP skill
On the Master Practitioner Programme you are developing an unusual level skill with NLP.
You learn to adapt and personalise the techniques, use them naturally and conversationally, further develop your personal style of NLP, and even design bespoke techniques to suit particular people or situations.
(2) Behavioural modelling
Modelling is central to advanced NLP so we examine aspects of it on each day of the course. And we have a unique ‘live’ modelling project running over full two days in Module 2 when, as part of a small team, you will be engaged in a start-to-finish modelling project – and comparing your team’s model with those of other the teams on the course.
Your own modelling project
You will be running your own modelling project between course modules.
A thorough modelling project will result in a particularly in- depth and useful body of information and skills.
Such skills which are not widely available so in Module 3 we will look at how you could afterwards market your work as a product in the form of stand-alone e-book and/or workshop.
(3) Coaching through Modelling
You will be building upon and adding to the coaching and mentoring skills which you began developing in the Practitioner Programme and using these to develop the 2017 version of the Pegasus NLP Consultative Coaching model.
With this coaching model you tailor your approach to suit the client’s personality and current situation rather than requiring them to adapt to a standard coaching method.
The model is designed to guide you from initial contact with the customer through to the end of the coaching process. It is a life-coaching model that is generic and can be used in managing and leading, mentoring, teaching and parenting.
(4) Meta Programmes
The Meta Programmes provide us with detailed insights into why some people are resistant to change, pressurise themselves, look to others for answers, make decisions, or get bogged down in details.
These are mental filters patterns which people use when evaluating a situation and responding to it. Having learned to identity them we can use Meta Programmes in communicating, understanding what’s behind behaviours, and in bringing an extra dimension to influencing, leading and managing, coaching and mentoring.
We began exploring beliefs in the NLP Practitioner Programme and looked at how they impact performance, confidence and shape our self esteem.
In the Masters you will be developing more in-depth understanding of beliefs and how they can shape lives. And you will be developing a range of skills for changing or even replacing the unuseful beliefs.
These will include the powerful Re-imprinting Method for dealing with long-held limiting beliefs in yourself and in other people.
We began working with Values and Motivation in Core Skills and continued this in the NLP Practitioner Part 2.
In the Master Practitioner we explore how to seamlessly use values to influence individuals and groups in a manner which is respectful and ‘ecological’ – and how to empower others so they can work with their own values.
(7) Pattern Mapping
This is the ability to identify or ‘map’ a person’s habitual ways of thinking, responding and behaving.
Doing this enables you to recognise trends of behaviour, deal with the pattern rather than just the difficult behaviour, and make your change-work more pervasive.
(8) How to avoid ‘the law of unintended consequences’
We apply practical Systems Thinking in the Master Practitioner. This is to ensure that your use of advanced NLP change-work, whether it is with individuals or groups or organisations, takes into account how the ‘system’ will be affected by the change – so that well-intentioned change does not create greater problems.
(9) The NLP Practitioner skills
We revisit all of your NLP Practitioner processes. This is so that you understand how and why they work and are therefore able to apply them with greater skill and subtlety. These include
Time Line skills
Strategies and the TATE
Milton and Meta Models
Techniques such as Parts Negotiation, PICOORE, Disney, etc.
And, of course, you will also be learning how to teach these skills to others.
(10) ‘Release the Brakes on your life’
This is really a workshop within a workshop. It builds upon and extends work begun in your NLP Practitioner Programme to develop a vision and action plan for the next few years.
In “Release the Brakes” you take stock of your life and look at how to make it even more rewarding, according to your personal values.
The process is thorough and in-depth. It begins in Module 1 where you identify your current values i.,e. the feelings which you want to have more of and less of in your life. You will then be continuing the ‘Release’ process until the final days of the third Module.
By having this as an on-going ‘open loop’ from the first few days of Module 1 you are able to relate everything you learn on the course to your vision for your future.
In ‘Release the Brakes on Life’ you will
- Create your personal hierarchy of values
- Evaluate and refine this hierarchy as you go
- Explore how you can have your higher values fulfilled more frequently in your everyday life – rather than in some far-distant future
- Use identify subtle self-sabotage patterns
- Identify and resolve values’ conflicts
- Explore how to share your vision with those you are close to so they can be engaged in the process
- Create a realistic vision for a future in which you will be actualising your potential
- Develop action plans to make this happen.
The ‘Release the Brakes on Life’ model was first introduced into our Master Practitioner in 2014. It is based on Reg Connolly’s use of NLP spanning almost four decades. It is an on-going and evolving work-in-progress.
(The Release process can also be used in coaching and counselling to facilitate change in others.)