Neuro Linguistic Programming For Undergraduates
Core outcomes of integrating NLP into the curriculum of an undergraduate program: Discovering purpose and getting clarity of life mission early: It has been seen that people with a clear sense of purpose have a drive to achieve their goals against odds. They tend to look at, ‘how something can be done’ rather than, ‘why it cannot be done’. In NLP it is known as operating from the “cause end” rather than the “effect end”. Having this clarity helps individuals to avoid making errors in career choices, saves valuable time and costs of change. Not to mention the stress and uncertainty of having to make those changes in later stages of one’s career. People with this clarity are also likely to become significant contributors in their chosen fields and society, discover their passions and inspire others. They are the Greta Thunbergs, Sachin Tendulkars and Swami Vivekanandas of the world. NLP brings about a change at the neuro-synaptic level. When used well, it brings lasting change in people.
Coherent Values and Empowering Beliefs: Morris Massey speaks about three stages of values development in an individual. The first two important phases are from the age of 0-7 years and 7-13 years, when ideas of good or bad, right or wrong are imprinted in an individual. Very often they are modelled on parents, favourite teachers or siblings and are unconscious. These values drive behaviours even in our adult lives. Sometimes they may conflict with each other, coming from incoherent behaviour demonstrated by parents, or conflicting views received from influencers, including advertisers, movies and so on. Value conflicts often lead to indecisiveness or incorrect choices. Most people who procrastinate have internal conflicts due to parts (two notions of the same thing. For example, “I know eating too much ice-cream is bad for me, but another part of me loves it”) or value conflicts. NLP helps in bringing the unconscious value hierarchies to conscious awareness and help individuals to resolve conflicts, if any. A belief is something an individual holds to be true for themselves. It could be about their own ability, about cause and effect phenomena, money, relationships, or any other area of importance to them. If the beliefs are aligned to the values and empower them, individuals are seen to be taking greater actions and achieving outcomes. Limiting beliefs bring in severe limitations in the ability of a person to perform to their fullest potential. Beliefs can be changed through various techniques and patterns in NLP.
The Dilts’ Neurological Levels
Values & Beliefs
Skills and Capabilities
Behavior and Actions
The Dilts’ Neurological Levels (by Robert Dilts) is a great model to bring an alignment and coherence between the various drivers that empower people. If the top three levels are coherent, people can develop skills, and take powerful actions to attain their goals and make an impact despite challenges in their environments. Managing emotional states: Emotional intelligence is about becoming aware of one’s emotions, triggers and patterns of getting into certain states and building the ability to disassociate from them when needed and choosing a response to a particular stimulus, rather than reacting to it. NLP has techniques that can help people build the above capabilities in a very short time. Anchoring for example is a techniquethat enables us to recall and invoke any resourceful state at will. Communication: One of the core principles of success according to NLP is “Sensory Acuity”. Making one’s senses sharper and observation keener. Curiosity and observation of the tonality, physiology, word usage and metaphors of the other person gives us great insights which help us understand them better and choose responses that build rapport and trust, leading to better outcomes in negotiations, relationships, learning or any other endeavour. Career in coaching, facilitation and therapy: NLP certifications at the Professional Practitioner and Master Practitioner levels equip the learners with the skills and knowledge to design and deliver high quality training programs, and coach people in their pursuits of excellence. This can be a highly gratifying and rewarding profession. It is also a great supplement to psychologists who want to practice therapy. Master Practitioner of NLP can become certified Trainersin NLP by completing a TTT. How NLP can be learnt
Training: Various schools of NLP conduct practitioner courses with a duration between 4 days and 7 days (32 to 56 hours). Our Professional Practitioner Program is a 130 hour program that includes online live classes, in-class experiential learning and exercises and activities. This blended mode has proven to be most effective in retention and integration of the concepts, patterns and techniques.
The Master Practitioner is a 200 hour program that takes the concepts deeper and involve
modelling exercises and practical to be completed. Both levels have written exams and stimulating activities like movie and book reviews, story writing and narration and meticulously designed simulations. These programs have an option of a certification by the American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Coaching and Mentoring:
The students can go through personal and group coaching in areas of their need. A structured mentoring program can also be designed.