If you've been looking for NLP Practitioner training, you have probably come across adverts for low price, instant gratification online learning, run by people claiming to have any experience of NLP credentials.

If you've studied or read about NLP then you have certainly come across the concept of rapport. Sadly, most NLP trainers are still teaching the concept in a way which is fundamentally misleading.

If you’ve attended any NLP training or read any other books, you’ve probably come across the idea of ‘calibration’.

The fundamental principle of NLP is that our experience of reality is not created 'out there' in the world, it is created through a series of subjective processes so that we each create our own personal reality. Conflict arises when our separate subjective realities have no common ground and we are left unable to communicate with others. But how do we know what is being lost or changed as information enters our personal, individual experience?

In common language, we often talk about concepts such as self-worth, self-care and self-awareness. Yet these concepts cannot exist in the real, physical world. This is often one of the most challenging concepts for students of NLP to get to grips with.

Some useful and interesting apps to support your NLP journey

NLP has two language models, the Meta Model and the Milton Model. Find out what they are, how they work and why you might use them in your communications.

Your human system, comprising your senses, your brain, your nervous system, your muscles, everything that is 'you', contains two processing systems which work in balance. One is always late, and one is always wrong.

Here are some handy online tools that will help you to learn and apply NLP.

How can you improve your ability to hear Meta Model distinctions in conversation, even in real time? Perhaps the easiest way is by learning the rules of the radio quiz show 'Just a Minute'.

There's a lot of confusion in the NLP Training world about the connection between TOTE and Strategies, so I'm going to clear that up with an explanation of the underlying neural processes. But first, a trip back in time to 1835.

I wanted to share some obsolete knowledge from my telecoms days, because I think it's relevant to a recent post where there was much debate on the categorisation of words.

Here's a recording of a webinar in which I explain how asking questions when a client is stuck can be counterproductive.

You can watch the video here, and I've also attached a transcript of the main points.

Here are some practice exercises for you if you're working on your linguistic analysis skills. You'll find some useful articles in the 'About NLP' section of this website which you might find helpful.

The professional, ethical use of NLP in business is a greatly under-rated and over-hyped application. So many trainers and writers focus on the same cliched applications of sales, influence, negotiation, but the reality is - that's not what most people's jobs entail.

Peter Freeth is one of only six Society of NLP licensed Master Trainers in the world, and over the past 25+ years he has developed a reputation as an innovative, thorough and insightful developer and trainer of NLP.

I presented a workshop at the 2017 NLP Conference in London on this subject, so here are some notes from the video which you can find here on Facebook, and here on YouTube.

Here are a few resources that you might find interesting. Some are about NLP, some are more general, all are worth a look.

Just in case you've arrived here out of pure curiosity and you don't yet know what NLP is, allow me to explain.

Here's some more in-depth information about the different aspects of NLP that you can learn during Practitioner training.

A while back, I was interviewed by Chris Delaney, and I just came across the text, so I thought I'd share it here, as I find some of my comments on coaching interesting, and I hope you will too.

You'll often see discussions about whether NLP needs to be proven in order for it to be useful. Here's what I think.

Mapping a person's mental processes is one of the fundamental skills you'll learn with NLP. Here's an example of how it's done.

On any NLP Practitioner training I've ever seen, students are taught how to get into rapport. Seriously, it's a total waste of time, and at worst, harmful to a normal working relationship.

I've seen a lot of talk recently about the use of NLP language in advertising and marketing. Here's my view on it.

The Meta Model is the most powerful, and most misunderstood aspect of NLP. What's it all about?

You've heard people say that they want something, and also that they need something. What do these different words mean, and why are they important?

If you've ever been confused when someone says, "This is much better" then here's why.

Here's another Meta Model analysis, this one is of the common phrase 'Time management'.

Here's a Meta Model analysis of the phrase 'limiting belief', showing why you have none...