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The Master Practitioner by Weekend


The Five Pillars & The Spirit of NLP

The Master Practitioner begins with a gentle reminder of everything you learned at practitioner level, and then starts plumbing the depths of your understanding to uncover the Five Pillars and the principles of NLP. Then moves on to developing the core assumptions, resources, attitudes and spirit that are needed to become an effective master practitioner, and build on that with advanced language patterns.


Outcomes, sensory acuity, behavioural flexibility, rapport, and state management.

Curiosity & Wonder - How do you do that?
Creativity & Productivity - How can I make it better?
Creative Suspiciousness - Always expect that more exists
Desire & Passion - How can I make this mine?
Perseverance & Commitment - There is no failure, only feedback

Modelling and Replicating Talent

This is the study of how and why people do things. Experts are modelled to discover how they achieve what they do so that others can be taught their skills and strategies. Ineffective performance is studied in order to find ways of improving it. In modelling we study more than behaviour - we examine the attitude, skills and even sense of self esteem that goes to produce the behaviour.

Modelling is the essence of NLP and the thread which draws all the other elements together. At the beginning of the Programme you select your own modelling project to work on throughout the programme - applying what you learn as you learn it and benefiting from on-going assistance and feedback from your fellow participants and the trainers.


Model selection, Task decomposition, Model extraction
Data reduction and synthesis, Model normalisation
Model transfer, Inside and Outside Modelling
Modelling I and Modelling II, Contrastive Analysis
* Streamlining and Installations
* Circuitry Clearing
* Nested TOTEs

* Recognise areas for improvement by comparing high-achievers with others
* Facilitate the transfer of skills in the workplace - so low-achievers can acquire the strategies of the high-achievers.
* Introduce Kaizen principle of continuous small improvements through modelling personal or group performance.

Mastering People Patterns

Meta Programs are the out-of-awareness filters or pre-dispositions that influence a person's understanding, decision-making and actions. Using Meta Programs we can, for example, discover whether a person initially tends to look for areas of agreement or difference, whether they tend to be self-motivated or require external input in order to take action, the strategies they use to feel convinced and whether they prefer ‘big-picture’ summaries or detailed explanations.

In the Master Practitioner Programme we explore how to recognise the principal Meta Program patterns and ‘clusters’ of patterns, the linguistic markers for Meta Programs, their applications, and how to change these patterns.

We also introduce two well-known Personality Typing Models - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and The Enneagram.

* Toward - Away
* Internal - External Frame (with check)
* Sameness - Difference (with check)
* Possibility - Necessity
* Global - Specific
* Time Sorting: In Time - Through Time
* Time Orientation: Past, Present, Future, Atemporal
* Primary Interest: People, Place, Activity, Things, Information
* Self - Others
* Task - Maintenance (or Task- Relationship)
* Options - Procedures
* Convincer Sort: Representational Systems, Time Frames - (automatic, period of time, number of time, every time, never)
* Index Computations (internal processing, internal states, external behaviours)
* Independent - Proximity - Team/Cooperation
* Proactive - (P) Reactive - Inactive
* Contextualized - Detailed,
* Rule Structures (My, Yours, No, Their, Our, THE)
* Decision Sort: Looks right, Sounds right, Feels right, Smells right, Tastes right, Makes Sense.
* Activity People, Activity Things, Activity Systems
* Toward/Away Harmony - Toward/Away Disharmony
* Challenge - Ease, Context/Content Ratio

Sample Applications:

  • Fit the person to the job when interviewing
  • Recognise the most appropriate communication style to use with a person.
  • Avoid the serious problems that can result from mis-matching Meta Programs.

Advanced Change Patterns

This module revisits some of the key practitioner change patterns and explores some advanced change patterns, and provides an opportunity to create some new change patterns.

* Sliding Anchors
* Contextual Marking
* Logical Levelling and Logical Typing
* The Disney Pattern
* Self Edit Patterns
* Decision Destroyer
* Meta Mirror

Beliefs & Values

Identify beliefs and values through their linguistic structure, recognise the levels of belief, resolve belief conflicts, apply belief utilisation and change patterns including advanced Re-imprinting. Recognise and deal with values’ hierarchies, values conflicts, values’ criteria. Work with motivation patterns through enhancing and changing values.

Sleight of Mouth Patterns: These advanced reframing patterns that Robert Dilts modelled from Richard Bandler can be used to assist a person examine and alter limiting beliefs and values, resolve self esteem problems, and change how they perceive and respond to difficulties and setbacks.

We introduce Claire Graves developmental model - "Levels of Human Existence" and explore Ken Wilber's Integral Psychology Models.

Core Beliefs, Belief Systems, Enabling and Disenabling Beliefs, Organic Belief , Change Pattern (with Belief Molecule)


Generation, Detection, Utilisation

* In everyday conversation use the patterns to positively reframe any situation.
* In counselling use the patterns to enable people to have different responses to the stressors in their lives.
* They are especially useful in management and leadership, in negotiations, and in public relations.

The Magic of Milton & Metaphor

The Milton Model language patterns in the practitioner training offer a wonderful introduction to hypnotic language, and this module takes those skills to a new level, adds formal induction techniques using all the main styles, and demonstrates the principal hypnotic phenomena.

The next step is to explore the therapeutic context and develop the ability to use further patterns from this extensive model and to use the model in an informal conversation style.

Continuing the practitioner level of the use of metaphors and stories for change, this module takes those skills to a new level, adds creating nested stories for change and introduces other models of Stories-For-Change.

* Leverage Inductions
pattern interrupts
arm catalepsy

* Deep & Shallow metaphors
* Isomorphic

Time for a Change

Some people seem to live in a continuous ‘now’, others are preoccupied with the past or with the future, others have a fairly chaotic attitude towards time - and the majority cycle through all three styles. The Time Line explains how we think and live in relation to the past, present and the future and is especially effective in making personal change more enduring.

We will revisit the Practitioner material on Time Line, explore the main configurations of In-time, Through-time, and Between-time, and learn to use advanced Time Line patterns.

We introduce TimeLine Therapy.

Submodality Accessing Cues, Temporal Submodalities,
Changing emotions through temporal submodalities, Compelling Futures, Changing the typology of the timeline

Sample Applications:
* In therapy the Time Line provides insights into how people create many of their problems, why some people continually 'relapse' into their negative patterns, and how to use 'future pacing' more effectively..
* In management and sales recognising a person's Time Line style provides insight into their communication needs and is an important tool in matching people to tasks.

A blueprint for your future

The purpose of life is a life with purpose

Having a compelling view of your own future is motivating and inspiring - and it is an important step in ensuring that short-term difficulties are kept in perspective. During the Master Practitioner Programme you will progressively develop a vision of the future you want for yourself.

On this module you will further develop your Be-Your-Own-Life-Coaching skills and will be able to design a blueprint for your future - and you can include in this the ability to be free from old constraints or beliefs, to change your values’ hierarchies, and even to develop a new self concept.

You will also have the opportunity to develop Life Coaching skills to facilitate change in others.

Group Mind & Certification

This module recognises we are not alone and we need others for us to achieve our vision and mission. This module explores the structure of an aligned and motivated group or team. It explores the idea of group and team learning, and the personality and motivation patterns of a group.

An underpinning of the master practitioner training is a focus on accelerated learning and effective and enduring personal change.

Accelerated Learning

Use this to enhance your understanding of, and your competence with, the course material. 'Model' Accelerated Learning to understand the principles underlying this dramatically powerful aid to learning so that you can use it and develop your own style.

Effective and enduring personal change

Behavioural change is just one part of personal-change and is the least enduring form. That is why, for example, the 'fake it till you make it' approach to overcoming low self confidence rarely works for long. To be enduring change must also occur in our beliefs, values, identity and sense of life direction. While our NLP Practitioner Programmes do touch on these deeper levels the Master Practitioner Programme explores them extensively and thoroughly.

Re-discover, develop and master your Practitioner subjects

The patterns that underlie the Practitioner material: Understand these underlying patterns so you can refine and streamline your skills. Move beyond reliance on techniques. Personalise and integrate how you use the material.

    Anchoring: Extend your skill by learning to use and recognise tonal, visual and spatial anchors, sequence and chain anchors in the main representational systems, and move beyond the techniques to consider the patterns involved in the 'anchoring phenomenon'.

    Advanced Submodalities: Develop greater ease and flexibility in how you use these, personally and with other people. Develop your own submodality techniques. Use submodalities alongside other models.

    Synaesthesia: Explore how these 'automatic' links between senses can be the source of great creativity or can be very limiting.

    Strategies: Take this valuable area beyond the Practitioner basics. Recognise and elicit others' strategies, facilitate new strategy acquisition, and model key patterns such as how people decide, motivate, convince or reassure themselves, etc. The ability to use strategies is a key element in behavioural modelling.

    The Meta Model: Refine how you use this all-important model and explore the wider and deeper implications and refinements of the various patterns.

    Information gathering: Ensure your work is ‘clean’ by recognising the effect of your use of the different patterns, develop awareness of the fine line between eliciting and installing, discover how to operate powerful models of communication without violating a person’s integrity.

    Logical Levels: Developed by Robert Dilts and based on Gregory Bateson’s original Levels of Learning, the Neurological Levels is an important tool for learning, communication and change. Map the various ‘levels’ of thinking and functioning in an individual, group, or organisation and, for example, evaluate how behaviours and attitudes interact or how environmental change affects a person’s behaviour and attitude.

    Mercedes Model: You will revisit the Think-Feel-Do model and learn to use the model for information gathering, rapport and influencing.

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