The Top 5 Reasons People Choose NLP Training To Get UnStuck And Back On Track


So, you’re curious about NLP and wonder what it has to offer you?

I hear you! I was like that once, many moons ago—before the internet even! There were no blog posts about NLP to read or testimonials on websites.

Just books, which were scarce as hens teeth.

But even then I was fascinated by what I could find out, constantly searching and wondering if NLP Training would deliver what I was searching for.

It’s much easier these days

You can find anything on the worldwide web, there are thousands of books on the subject and just as many testimonials from those who have been there—done that.

Perhaps you know someone who’s an NLP Practitioner? But you’re still not sure if it would be worth your while.

You’re right to be hesitant—it’s a big commitment

If you’re considering NLP Training you probably want answers to these questions:

  • Do I want, or even need another qualification?
  • Can I spare the time?
  • Do I have the money?
  • Do I want to invest the energy and commitment required to achieve this?
  • Will what I’ll achieve be worth the time, money, energy, and commitment?

This post will answer those NLP Training questions for you

So, stay curious, grab yourself a cuppa and please, read on.

First, a little background

I’ve facilitated NLP Practitioner Certification Trainings since 2000. You’ll appreciate that when you spend 18 days with people, in an environment where everyone is learning and growing, you get to know them pretty well.

You learn of their difficulties and hardships; you understand what motivates them, what triggers their emotions, and what changes they want to make.

Helping men and women, throughout the training, to deal with this personal ‘stuff’ that’s been holding them back, means I’ve been fortunate to develop an exceptional closeness, trust and connection.

small group of NLP Practitioners

Participants, at the start of the course — or sometimes before they even register — reveal their reasons for doing the training; what they’re hoping to get from it. At the end of the course, they review their outcome to check they got what they signed up for.

Over the years, I’ve been blessed to train some amazing people. I’ve analysed and collated their outcomes and read their kind words. I’ve combined this information with my personal knowledge and the background of each individual. These are the main reasons they seek NLP training.

They’re stuck

Yes, they’re all stuck.

Still, I’ve identified 5 distinct ‘stuck’ issues that people want to resolve at the Inside Your Mind NLP Practitioner Certification Training. Some of those problems may well be like your own.

They may feel stuck in their work or business, stuck emotionally, or stuck in their interpersonal relationships. Sometimes they’re living a soul-destroying life where they’re failing to live up to their full potential.

Before I describe the five main issues, it’s essential to understand that there is frequently some overlap — or more than one reason that draws people to NLP training.

See which of these you relate to

#1. Personal frustration

You feel the need to break out of perceived limitations and have the freedom to be yourself. You want change, but don’t know how to change—hence the feeling of being stuck.

You want to improve your confidence; to shine. But more than that, you want to feel OK to shine, without worrying that you’ll outshine others—and what they will think of you then … gasp!

You may feel misunderstood. You’ve realised that you might have unwanted beliefs that are limiting you and you want to remove them—you just don’t know how. In the past, you’ve prioritised commodities and other people over your self-development.

I found myself wondering … ‘is this it?’ Should I be doing something else? Am I the happiest I could ever be? Is there more?’ Well, I can tell you there is SO MUCH MORE! I have changed! I will no longer be the person I was. I have been allowed to look deep within, and I like who I met—Me!” ~ Erin (read more)

You want to step into your own authenticity, stand up for yourself and extend the appreciation and kindness you give out to others back to yourself. You want to let loose a little and rid yourself of those self-imposed chains that have been holding you back.


The biggest benefit I got from the course was the confidence and freedom to be me, to believe in me, to let others see me. The goals I have always had are no longer, ‘if I could manage to achieve’ and are now, ‘here is my timeline and there is no question I am going to realise these goals.’ New opportunities have opened up already, and I am much more confident and skilled to move ahead with my plans.” ~ Lyn (read more)

#2. Envy: “I want some of what they’re having!”

Your journey often starts by seeing the massive, positive changes in someone who has already done NLP training. You’ve seen their careers take off, and their relationships improve. They seem calmer, more tolerant, and in control. They’re relaxed, ‘together’ and nothing seems to phase them.

They have newfound confidence; not that pushy, over-the-top type of confidence, but a more grounded, considered, and knowledgeable confidence. It’s hard to put your finger on everything different about the person. It seems as if the changes are massive and all-encompassing. You want a piece of the action. You may feel you’re being left behind.

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.” ~ Stuart (read more)

#3. “I could do more if I knew more.”

You want to ‘be the change’ if you’re in this category. You want to lead by example — whether that’s motivating your team or your children. You deeply need to understand people. But sometimes, they’re just so frustrating!

light bulb moments knowing that if you knew more you could do more

What motivates one person, yet not another?

You want to study flexible ways of relating to others, ethically influence, and help people grow and change. You want to coach, lead, manage, negotiate effectively, be a better parent.

You hope to gain new skills and techniques to help yourself and others deal with conflict, cope with overwhelm, or think differently about problems and situations. You may have a role in HR, coaching, education, training, or health care.

The time that I was on the course was invaluable. I’m trying to find words to make it as valued as possible, but there aren’t any. It’s more of an experience of the number of people you can affect, once you’ve changed. You can’t put a dollar value on that.” ~ Marcus (read more)

#4. The Searcher

You have aspirations, or you are searching for direction and purpose in life. You want to discover your true calling and work towards fulfilling it. You might want to transition from one job or career to another, for example, from nursing to becoming a health coach.

Perhaps you want to combine the skills learned in NLP training with your other professional qualifications and start your own business. You need help defining your mission, purpose, and values, so you can move ahead in a strategic and planned manner. You will likely also have some features of the category #3 person.

If before I felt unsure or I had some doubts in regards to what I want to do in my life since I finished the training, I have no doubt about myself. I have an enormous feeling of happiness and joy that makes others turn around and wonder what happened to me…” ~ Ela (read more)

Hands with what's really important to you

#5. You have sound ‘hard’ skills, but lack soft skills

You have an extensive background in a scientific or technical field such as engineering, IT, medical, accountancy, etc. You may have successfully led other people in the same professional area.

You have led based on your professional expertise (for example, a senior engineer can often lead junior engineers solely based on higher levels of expertise). However, when you need to influence people outside your area of expertise, you might struggle.

These outsiders don’t respect your qualifications and experience; they judge you on what you’re doing now. You might be able to direct others in what to do, without necessarily being able to do it yourself. This means you could have difficulty understanding the role people play in the overall success or failure of a plan.

Your lack of people skills or emotional intelligence (EQ) brings your career to a grinding halt. You’re stymied unless you’re prepared to learn new skills to motivate, negotiate, encourage and grow people.

You may also be in business for yourself but struggle with the people aspects of that business. You really just want to do the technical stuff, and can’t really be ‘bothered’ with the nuances and moods of people who seem way too complicated and unpredictable. You’re probably an introvert.

I’m able to view the world from different points of view and can see, hear and feel how other people think and act. If anyone was considering doing this course, I would say that it’s the most powerful way to learn how to truly communicate with other people. I learnt that the power of communication isn’t simply based on talking or sending email reminders, but on listening to the words spoken by people and paying attention to and responding to their body language. By using these cues to base one’s communication on, one can effectively establish open communication.” ~ Hamish (read more)

There’s good news for everyone!

NLP Training will help overcome all these issues

Good news for everyone

#5. You have sound ‘hard’ skills, but lack soft skills

The good news for you is that the soft skills you need to move ahead are easily learned. At an NLP Training, you’ll learn that NLP has an underlying structure that can be swiftly understood, practised, and embraced. (It’s not called Neuro Linguistic ‘Programming’ without reason! What’s a programme if it’s not a series of steps leading to an outcome?)

#4 The searcher

You’ll define your values, find your mission and connect with your real purpose. You’ll develop the skills you need to move out of your workaday life and follow your aspirations.

#3 “I could do more if I knew more”

You’ll discover how people ‘tick’ and why they all seem to ‘tick’ differently! You’ll learn to read non-verbal language and how to motivate and positively influence others in their growth and development.

#2. Envy: “I want some of what they’re having!”

If someone else has learned something, then you can too. This is one of the basic tenets upon which NLP is based. So, if you see and admire qualities in another, NLP skills will help you develop those qualities in yourself. NLP Training can help you be calmer, more tolerant, and in control.

#1. Personal frustration

First and foremost, NLP training will teach you self-awareness. With full awareness of how your mind works, and how you think and behave, you’ll have the foundations to make all the changes you want and to live life on your terms.

No matter which category or categories you relate to, Inside Your Mind NLP Practitioner Certification Training will deliver your required outcomes. If you have other goals, NLP can probably help with those, too.

Get in contact. I rarely have people come on a course of this length and intensity without having a chat with them first.

Only you can decide whether NLP Practitioner Training will deliver the outcomes you’re searching for. Think about other worthwhile achievements in your life … and didn’t they all demand from you the same four factors?

Time. Money. Energy. Commitment.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. If you’re serious about taking this training, get in touch and let’s find way to make it happen.

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