You’re Curious, Write? [ 😛 ]
If you know what Neuro-Linguistic Programming is, you’re probably already more than a little excited to discover an NLP Programme which is not only completely tailored to the needs of writers and writing coaches, but also trained by a writer with experience of coaching creatives.
This accredited 165-hour programme [comprising 8 days live training and 65 hours home study] covers every aspect of the classic NLP syllabus [and a bit extra] and offers the unique opportunity to experience the major premises, models, transformational tools and coaching processes from the perspective of a writer and/or writing coach.
If you don’t know what Neuro-Linguistic Programming is, you can get an idea of what it’s all about on janetalbot.com here and you can check out the syllabus [including assessment information] here. This programme is definitely for you if you want to enhance your coaching skills, acquire an advanced toolkit to help facilitate your own artistic development [and that of others], and learn more about who you are [and why you think, feel and act the way you do].
Is This a Certification Programme?
On successful completion of this programme [which includes 65 hours of home study], you will be certified as an NLP Practitioner. Your certificate will bear the seals of the ABNLP and the IACTM.*
What Does the Programme Look Like?
Here are some of the areas we’ll cover along with the kinds of questions we might seek to answer. I’ve ‘mind-read’ some examples of the kinds of things you might want to explore/resolve/change, but we’ll be handling the stuff that you bring along with you – the real issues, challenges and opportunities that you and/or your coaching clients face. And while there is theory to be covered, the main focus of the programme is on developing practical skills so that you can make changes, if you want to, and help others to make changes too. In other words, there’s plenty of ‘how to’ included in the course.
1. Goal setting. Does it work? [Actually, traditional goal setting often doesn’t, and you’ll be learning why!] What’s a more effective way of setting outcomes? Is there a creative energy you can surf all the way to the end of a project? [Yup, and it’s easy to access as long as you know where to find it 🙂 ].
2. Identity. What is the impact of identity on your writing and creativity? Who do you think you are? Who do you really want to be? What do expansive identities bring to the writing party? How do you change identity?
3. The impact of your beliefs on your writing and on your writing career. How can you change/let go of what no longer serves you? Do you want to see where you and your writing career might end up if you let your current psychological auto-pilot continue driving? Do you want to change the destination and the en-route scenery?
4. Emotional states .Which hinder and which help? How can you feel differently? How can you mine stories from states? What state do you want to be in when you’re writing or editing or when you’re reading/speaking at an event? How can you conjure up the flow state or raise a dark state from the dead? [And that one goes out to all you horror writers out there 😛 ]
5. Habits and automatic behaviours. [Examples] Procrastination a regular visitor? Bump up against resistance more than you’d like? Do you get so far with a project and then abandon it? Does the inner critic stop you in your tracks just when things are going really well? Would you like to learn how to be hijacked by full-on flow and the unstoppable urge to write/finish things? Would you like a cheer-leader to have the mic instead of a critic?
6. Conflict. [Example] Do you ever feel torn between writing and ‘normal life’? So, when you’re doing ‘normal stuff’, do you feel guilty about not writing and when you’re writing do you wish you were doing ‘normal stuff’? Do you realise how much energy that tension takes up? Would you like to free up that tension and use the energy of it in a more positive way?
7. Strategies. [Example] Do you know how you ‘do your thing’? Is your creativity or writing strategy a good one? Would you like to learn how to improve it or teach it to someone else? Are you curious to find out what’s going on in your head and body when you get an idea or know that what you’ve written is really good [or really not good at all]?
What Are My Training & Coaching Credentials?
I have 19 years of experience as a coach, along with a career in training, teaching and facilitation that spans 30 years. As well as being a highly experienced trainer of both Neuro-Linguistic Programming and hypnosis [I have been delivering NLP and hypnosis training programmes since 2005], I am also a certfied Master Practitioner of NLP, Master Hypnotherapist and Humanistic NLP Coach.
* My NLP programmes [NLP Practitioner and NLP Master Practitioner] are approved by the ABNLP and by the IACTM [International Association of Coaches, Therapists & Mentors].
My hypnosis programmes [Ericksonian] are approved by the ABH [American Board of Hypnosis] and the IACTM.
I currently sit on the Board of Advisors for the International Association of Coaches, Therapists and Mentors. For more information about my experience and qualifications, click here.
You can read testimonials relating to my NLP and hypnosis training course over on janetalbot.com.