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Pay In 6 o r 12 Easily Manageable Monthly Instalments With PayPal

I appreciate that NLP training can be a significant investment, especially if you are funding the course yourself. Therefore I always do my best to make it as easy as possible for you to be able to attend. For all the courses (excluding the Coaching Applications of NLP) you can pay in 6 or 12 easily manageable monthly instalments (depending on the course). To make it even easier for you, you only need to have paid the first instalment as a deposit before the course.

So you don’t need to have paid the full investment before you attend. You can train now and pay later.

How It Works

It is exceptionally easy to take advantage of the Train NOW Pay Later offer, all you need do is follow the steps below:

Step 1

Go to the page of the NLP course you want to attend and select the “Pay Deposit” button next to the course date.

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You will be redirected to PayPal.

Step 2

Enter your PayPal login details and complete the set up on PayPal. Once you have completed it you should be returned to the Thank You page. If you are not, either click the “return to site” link, or click here.Pay Later Step 2

You will receive an automated email from PayPal letting you know that your reoccurring payment plan is set up. I will receive a copy too.

Why PayPal? PayPal is one of the most widely used, secure and safe ways to make payments on the internet.

Step 3

Click on the booking form link:

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Step 4

Complete the online booking form.

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Once I have received it, I double check everything that you have sent to make sure it is correct and will contact you within 5 working days with a Booking Confirmation email. You will receive Joining Instructions approximately 7 days before the start of the course.

If you have ant questions about the process, please contact me here.

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Meta Model Demystified

The Meta Model Demystified 2nd Edition Available NOW – Over 80 Pages of New Material

Brand new and thoroughly revised the Meta Model Demystified is available now from Amazon on Kindle and, for the first time, in paperback.

The Meta Model Demystified thoroughly updates the language patterns and explains how to use the Meta Model to create seemingly magical change simply and easily.

This expanded and completely revised 2nd edition includes:

  • The key concepts that lead to the development of the Meta Model.
  • A totally reconfigured explanation of the classic language patterns.
  • Examples of using the Meta Model in various contexts.
  • Sample questions.
  • Hints and tips to master the Meta Model.

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The Society of NLP have updated their certification requirements, to reflect that I have had to make some changes to the course content and delivery. This means I have had to make some changes to my Cardiff Practitioner dates (Birmingham dates are unaffected).

NLP Practitioner

The Practitioner will now be run in one 7-day block rather than two modules. The new dates for 2014 Practitioner training courses in Cardiff are:

23 – 29 March
22 – 28 June
26 Oct – 01 Nov

The NLP Master Practitioner and Coaching Applications of NLP course dates remain unaffected and are still running on:

NLP Master Practitioner

My next NLP Master Practitioner training takes place in Cardiff on:

Module 1: 11 – 14 Apr
Module 2: 25 – 28 Apr

You can find more details and book here.

Coaching Applications of NLP

My next Coaching Applications of NLP course takes place in Cardiff on:

07 – 09 Jul

You can find more details and book here.

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the Coaching for Change programme you need to have completed a recognised NLP Practitioner certification or above. If you have not yet done your NLP Practitioner training, you can learn about my full Coaching package here.

Because the news of the date changes came quite late in the day, I am happy to honour the “January Sale” price until the end of February (on Cardiff courses only). This includes VAT, your iPad, certification fee and all training costs.

You can find all the details and book here.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to book.

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January Sale 2014

As is traditional, I am having a January Sale!

Save up to 50% on training courses and coaching if you book before 31st January 2014. Please go here for more details.

Alzehmer's Society Donation

Dementia has been in the news a lot recently with David Cameron committing to double the spending on dementia research by 2025, but this still leaves research into dementia far behind spending on other diseases such as cancer.

I am a firm believer in the unlimited potential of the human mind and am committed to help people improve their mental ability and thinking skills through NLP training, coaching and consultancy.

So, as Christmas is the time of giving, I will be donating 10% of the profits of all bookings I receive over the Christmas period to the Alzheimer’s Society to help them further their research, and support for people and families of people suffering from dementia.

You will still receive a 15% early bird discount and a Christmas gift of a £25 Amazon voucher when your booking is confirmed.

Click here for more details and to secure your place.

It is the festive season, which means I can watch one of my favourite films; Love Actually by Richard Curtis.

I appreciate that to some people Richard Curtis is appalling; he writes smug, white, middle class, bland, cliched, schmaltzy, mawkish movies.

Which is utterly understandable. Our experiences create how we respond to the world. Two people will interpret a given situation in two different ways depending on their references, prior experiences, beliefs and current emotional state, because they respond to their interpretation of the events not the event itself. We respond to our internal representation (our map) of reality, not to reality itself.

Therefore, by creating an appropriate internal representation we are more likely to respond appropriately to a given situation. This, in essence, is what NLP is all about.

So, my question has always been ‘why create an internal world (map) that limits you?’ With absence of evidence to the contrary (and rarely is evidence as compelling as people think it is – many things can be interpreted many different ways) why not choose the best/most useful/most optimistic map that you can? It really is a choice. If it helps you get out of bed in the morning, believe whatever you want (as long as it isn’t harmful to yourself or anyone else)…

And I like to believe I live in “CurtisWorld” , where everyone is nice and friendly, and love, actually, is all around. Why not?

This internal representation (map or belief) makes me feel happy and helps me interact with people better, which makes them happier too. And evidence suggests that happier people tend to be more successful, less depressed(!), healthier and live longer. And happiness really is a skill; you can learn to be happy, you just need someone to show you how. And Richard Curtis has taught me a lot.

So, this festive season, why not give yourself and people around you the gift of happiness? Why not try living in “CurtisWorld” and see how you get on? You may enjoy it more than you think.

What Do Richard Curtis Films Teach Us About Being Happy?

“CurtisWorld” has a lot of lessons to teach us about how to live. Many of his films cover the same themes and here is just a handful of the things he has taught me through the years.

Be Involved In Something Bigger Than Yourself

What Richard Curtis teaches more than anything else is the power of community, whether that is just a group of very close friends or family, or even work colleagues.

Get out and about, make firm friends and spend time with them,  and have fun with them, stick together and support one another.

Make Grand, Preposterous Gestures of Love and Appreciation

If you are going to say something, say it BIG! Whether that is declaring undying love to a movie star at a press interview or proposing to someone in a crowded restaurant. Or just thanking someone for doing your a favour. Be grateful and be bold about showing that gratitude.

Manners Count

When Colin Firth’s character in Love Actually, Jamie, races to Portugal to ask for Aurélia’s hand in marriage, he arrives at the airport to find only one taxi. Although he gets to it first he notices an old lady who also needs cab and graciously offers her his (and then has a tantrum), even though it inconveniences him.

We are not polite and well mannered for self-serving reasons we are polite and well mannered because it is the right thing to do.

Stand Up For What You Believe In

Whether that is beating up Hugh Grant for offending the woman that you love or not putting up with a world leader bullying you (as our current Prime Minster did not so long ago as a rebuttal to an alledge comment from a Russian diplomat, and our Mayor of London did to defend us against Mitt Romney’s criticism about our readiness to host the Olympics) or just signing an online petition, stand for something. (2018 UPDATE – my argument still stands, but I appreciate that recent events have changed opinions of the above people, just a little…).

We All Do Stupid, Embarrassing Things

Live with it.

It is Possible To Learn A New Skill in Less Than A Month

Given the right incentive. In Love Actually, two characters acquire a new skill in under a month – drumming and being able to speak Portuguese. Both to woo the women that they love. If they can do it, so can you.

Don’t Trust Anyone Called Bernie

It appears, if Richard Curtis is to be believed, that anyone called Bernie is a complete w**ker.

Swearing Is A Perfectly F**king Acceptable Form Of Expression

F**k all those prudes who interpret as offensive a certain sound or written down squiggle on a piece of paper! Sometimes an expletive is the only appropriate way to express your current state.

Four Weddings and Funeral starts with 11 F**ks, a F**kety F**k and a B*gg*r.

And Finally – Love, Actually, Is All Around

You can choose to believe the world is dark and unforgiving place if you want, and that people are essentially evil and cruel and selfish. If that is what works for you then go for it. There is plenty of evidence that supports that belief if you look hard enough for it. But there is also plenty of evidence that shows us that the universe is an accommodating and supportive place and people are essentially nice. I choose to believe that love, actually, is all around.

Merry Christmas!

Matt