As somebody who completed my NLP Practitioner qualification a number of years ago, each time I attend the Practice Group I have the opportunity to both learn new tools and techniques and practice ones, some of which I've forgotten all about. John make it easy to get involved, is open to feedback and takes a pride at getting people involved.
As a practising hypnotherapist I can't attend every session but have taken the opportunity to attend when I can. I believe there are a number of NLP tools, which can make both a coach and hypnotherapist more effective.
Keep up the good work, John
Working together with people on the NLP Practice group is great because like anything in life, you can read and study but it only comes together when you actually put it into practice. I've been working towards becoming a practitioner and attended John's training, and the practice group provides the opportunity for continuous development
I am Susie Fox and I recommend anyone who is interested in NLP to join the NLP Practice Group now.
I have completed a basic and advanced NLP Practitioner Training Course. But, I have lacked practice with other people and have not completed any case studies. I studied the subject for my own interest. I think many people would agree that it is really important, and good fun, to practice what we learn with other like minded people. The NLP Practice Group provides this opportunity.
The NLP Practice Group is a wonderful place to meet people who are interested in NLP, many who have done some training, and work with John Cassidy-Rice to practice the tools creatively that have been taught during NLP courses.
There is no pressure to have reached any level, or attained any exams. John gives a short talk about a technique and how it can be used, demonstrates it with a willing volunteer, and then the group practice it together, usually in pairs. John can see what we are doing and give advice if necessary. It is a fantastic opportunity for gaining confidence.
I have gained immediate benefit in my own life, as the practicing of the tool in itself has enabled me to work on a current personal issue within this group, and benefit from the outcome, without feeling I am burdening anyone . I can then go on to revisit the practice in my own time.
We have covered so many different subjects: reframing, Circle of Excellence, timelines, using the senses, finding cunning ways to connect with the Unconscious mind and receive its messages into our Conscious mind. An example was when we used eye positions, and peripheral vision in tandem with focussed vision to access the Unconscious.
I love the relaxed nature of the group, where nobody is trying to be an expert and everyone is willing to have a go. it is practical and the activities are to be engaged with, but there is no pressure. I can try things out as a complete beginner, and gain confidence. This makes it SO much easier to remember the tools, acitivities and ways of working. They are REAL then, not a good idea read in a text book.
I completely and wholeheartedly recommend the NLP Practice Group, and would also recommend the option to access the resources and replays of the session for a very small fee each month. This is optional and not mandatory, but well worth while. If you then miss a session, you can watch the replay and continue learning and practicing.
A huge thank you to John for setting up and leading the group, tirelessly working to provide subjects, resources and sound teaching and an online space for us all to Practice.