FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is NLP (neuro-linguistic programming)

Co-founded by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the 1970s, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is a method of reprogramming your thinking and behaviour.  NLP is said to be one of the most effective self-improvement techniques you can use to achieve your personal aims and goals.  NLP has also been used in business as a sales improvement methodology.

What is an NLP Practitioner?

If you are thinking of using the services of an NLP Practitioner, then you will want to know just what is an NLP practitioner, what qualifications they need and how they can help you.

The NLP Practitioner qualification is gained after an extensive period of study and successfully completing an NLP Practitioner training course.

What can NLP be used for?

NLP  is one of the leading aspects of both personal and business development.  As more and more people become aware of the power of NLP and understand how using NLP techniques such as Anchoring, Time Line Therapy and NLP Rapport can be beneficial, they are turning to NLP Practitioners to overcome issues that may be limiting their lives; whether personally or professionally.

NLP has been effective for addressing:

  • Confidence
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Relationships
  • Health and wellness
  • Business
  • Fears and phobias
  • Weight loss
  • Quit smoking

Qualifying as an NLP Practitioner

Qualifying as an NLP Practitioner involves completing a required amount of training.  A qualified NLP practitioner will have successfully completed an NLP Practitioner training course.  A typical training course will consist of 120-130 hours including observation combined with an extensive period of study.

Only qualified NLP Trainers are able to grant recognised NLP qualification certificates from an accredited professional body. The various recognised bodies (e.g..ANLP, ABNLP, INLPTA and NLPEA), provide membership, standards and ethics for NLP professionals.

You can find NLP Training organisations under our training category.

NLP Training Online

Many organisations and certified NLP Trainers now offer online training and accreditation. Qualification is achieved by completing an online training course.

What is the difference between an NLP practitioner and a life coach?

A qualified NLP Practitioner will have undergone accredited training in NLP techniques. Many life coaches are qualified NLP practitioners who incorporate these NLP techniques to achieve their client’s goals.

Life Coaching

Life coaching is the process used by a life coach to get the very best out of you.  Life coaching is based on a process of questioning and answers where the client provides the answers and agrees a set of actions to reach an agreed outcome.

Life coaching covers a wide area such as personal, business and health.  We list coaches by specialisation; however you may not be sure exactly what type of coach you need, so we have included a general Life Coach category where you can browse at your leisure and find a Life Coach right for you.

What is a life coach?

Simply put, a life coach is a person employed to help people attain their goals in life.  They will do this by asking questions and steps that will:

  • Identify goals
  • Agree specific actions to be taken
  • Provide motivation and encouragement when required.
  • Help you achieve your agreed targets

Whatever it is that you want in your life, your coach will help you achieve it.  A life coach does not give advice or tell you what to do. What they do is to help you find what is right for you by getting you discover the answers using discussion, suggestions and reflection.

What are the different types of coaching?

There are many different coaching styles used by coaches to address different situations.  It really is about finding a life coach who can help you with your specific need. For example a coach offering weight loss services will be able to work with you to identify causes, agree an effective plan of action and work with you to achieve your goal.

We list coaches by specialisation; however you may not be sure exactly what type of coach you need, so we have included a general Life Coach category where you can browse at your leisure and find a Life Coach by town.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to put someone into the relaxed state in order to access the subconscious mind. A hypnotherapist will put the client into a state of deep relaxation so that they can make suggestions to the subconscious mind.  During the hypnotherapy session whilst in a state of deep relaxation, the hypnotherapist is able to communicate directly with the subconscious mind and embed new feelings or emotions.

What can a hypnotherapist help with?

Hypnotherapy is an established and effective way to treat a wide range of issues such as stress, anxiety, low confidence, phobias and fears.  Many hypnotherapists are also qualified NLP Practitioners who often use a combination of their skills during their sessions.  One of the most popular current and most successful uses of hypnotherapy is for weight loss.

What are the benefits of online or telephone coaching?

For people who prefer to have alternative means of coaching, the internet has made it much easier to access online, Skype and telephone coaching.  Many NLP practitioners and life coaches now offer online coaching for clients who cannot meet face to face or find it more convenient to conduct sessions online.

The NLP practitioners, hypnotherapists and life coaches who offer online and telephone services can be found in

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