Well it’s Christmas next week, so this will probably be my last post until 2008. So firstly I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my clients, suppliers and associates for their continued support through 2008. An especially big thank you to all the assistants on the trainings I have run.

There will be some big changes in 2008 and here is the first place I have made them public.

But before I forget, I will be on Ed Doolan’s show on BBC WM 10am on December 31st, talking about New Years Resolutions.

Firstly I will be expanding out to Cardiff next years, so will be running trainings and seminars in Cardiff and Birmingham as well as continuing my work with the Isis Centre in Brighton.

I have radically redesigned my trainings to offer more flexibility as well as a more obvious journey through your NLP training. This is a reaction to 2 things:

1) The common attitude in NLP to treat each module as a stand alone training with little or no coherence between training. This, I have noticed creates 2 things: the feeling of some trainees that they have been abandoned after the training or, secondly the “course junkie” approach were people spend a lot of unnecessary time and money jumping form one course to another, hoping to is the answer they need.

2) The growing number of organisations that require hours of home pre-study before you attend their practitioner trainings. I have always found this to be somewhat ridiculous (asking you to go of and learn about NLP before they teach it to you) and I have also thought that this is incredibly lazy and insulting of the training provider that you pay them a lot of money to learn NLP and then they expect you to learn it yourself?! NLP is something that needs to be experienced, not read about…

I have also changed to fulfil the increasing demand for modular training, but still firmly believe that you need to a time of immersion in NLP to really learn it and 2 days at a time will not be enough.

So this is what I have done:

NLP Fundamentals
This replaces my old Introduction to NLP course and now lasts for 2 days. It is designed to give a new comer an introduction to NLP and to take you through the information that is usually covered in other trainers “home study” sections.

It is now a prerequisite for the NLP Practitioner training.

NLP Core Methodology
This is the first module of the NLP Practitioner training, it lasts 4 days and falls a Friday to a Monday. This will take you from where the Fundamentals module left off and will immerse you, practically in the core attitude, ideas and methodology of NLP.

NLP Applications
This, the final module of the Practitioner syllabus, will take you through the relevant applications that you can apply the methodology of NLP 2 and lead you becoming a licensed NLP Practitioner.

You will have 2 modules to choose from:

Changework: looking at applications in the therapy/personal development field and leading to a Licensed NLP Practitioner qualification

Business: Looking at applications in business and organisations. Leading to a Licensed NLP Business Practitioner qualification.

The Master Practitioner will remain unchanged, with the 2 modules.

Then I will be introducing a series of 1 and 2 day Master Classes, these will absorb the other current trainings that I do such as “NLP and the Structure of Hypnosis” and “Presentation and Training Skills”, as well as other areas of NLP allowing trainees the opportunity to revise, rediscover and develop their skills in specific areas of NLP. They will be split into 2 types:

Structure: This will be more seminar-based trainings

Content: These will be more workshop-based trainings

The Master Classes will be a regularly evolving and changing programme running continuously through the year and will be open to anyone with NLP experience who wants to expand their skills and understanding in a structured and understandable manner.

If you have any questions on this please do not hesitate to contact me by going to my website www.mattcaulfield.co.uk (a brand new website will be online early in the New Year).

Until next time, have a great Christmas
Matt Caulfield