I first learned about NLP 20 years ago while working with comedian Jimmy Carr in London. Taking time out to complete a course in NLP, he returned more engaged than he was before. He was happier; passionately writing comedy material and trying it out on us during our lunch hours. He followed his dreams into entertainment, trying everything from stand up to short movies. It occurred to me that NLP creates confidence. Confidence creates opportunities. If I have any regrets in life, it’s that I did this course in my 40’s instead of my 20’s.
I use NLP in my daily life both personally and professionally inside an Auckland corporate. The skills most often used are around rapport, listening and — increasingly skills around phobias and removing limiting beliefs — as businesses move more into helping staff on a human level. I use it with, and teach it to my kids, which they easily soak up like sponges. I’ll be sure to direct them into training once they’re older. Hopefully Steph is still teaching then!
NLP gathers up the essence of how we relate to ourselves and others, as well as looking at how events in life have shaped us and how we can change that if we wish to. It’s not forced, and individuals gain different things from it, depending on what they need — whether that’s at a conscious or subconscious level. It’s a process that you go through to change your life.
The best thing is that the course doesn’t feel like a course. It’s feels more like Steph sitting down with a group of people and imparting knowledge in a personable yet thorough way. Sometimes it’s mind bending, but more often than not, it’s entertaining. Steph loves what she does and it shows. She’s thorough in covering content, yet relaxed in the delivery.
Another major factor is Raglan. It’s on the edge of the island, which makes you feel isolated enough to focus on learning, but it’s got everything you need from places to walk, swim, shop and eat. It’s a great place to learn.
I’d recommend NLP through Inside Your Mind to anyone who’s wanting to build on what they’ve got, or re-build for something else. It’s the real deal.