NLP Master Practitioner is the second level of NLP training and is designed to provide both an advanced set of tools for creating customised techniques and modelling high performance and a personal experience of change through awareness of the habitual patterns which drive our behaviours. This level of training is designed to integrate NLP's techniques with other professional practices such as coaching and counselling, and also gives you the tools to create new content and techniques for yourself by modelling the intuitive behavioural patterns of high performers in any field.

The origin of NLP is the modelling of intuitive talents, those unconscious patterns which create the behaviours of high performers. When Bandler and Grinder created NLP in the early 1980s, they modelled outstanding personal therapists, and you can just as easily model high performers in the fields of leadership, sales, customer service, sport, the arts, or any other walk of life.

Becoming a NLP Master Practitioner requires that participants meet the certification criteria defined by the licensing organisation. In the case of the Society of NLP, those criteria can be downloaded here. You will acheive these required standards by practicing the NLP Master Practitioner princlples and being open to experiencing the process of change for yourself. At Practitioner level, that simply meant being open to changing your experience of events in your life which continue to cause problems. At Master Practitioner level, this means being aware of, and open to, the habitual patterns which drive your behaviours. Some of those behaviours will make you feel successful and proud, otherwise will make you feel less good about yourself. One of the basic concepts of NLP is that it is not our behaviours which are right or wrong, it is the alignment between our behaviours and the environment that we're operating within. In Master Practitioner training, we look not at behaviours but at the perceptions and mental processes which drive both them. We see behavioural patterns not as good or bad but simply as interesting.

The full content of the NENLP Master Practitioner training can be found in The NLP Master Practitioner Manual, plus much more information, additional exercises and case studies of real modelling projects.

The format of NLP Master Practitioner training is not common for all training organisations,and the majority of trainers teach Master Practitioner as an extension of Practitioner, simply with more complex techniques. Pre-packaged techniques are, by definition, Practitioner level, and add nothing to the student's understanding of NLP. This NENLP Master Practitioner training teaches the basic principles by which Practitioner techniques were created, enabling students to design and refine their own tools and techniques, and to model and replicate the talents that make high performers successful in whatever they do.

Here is the detailed course agenda for the NENLP 8 day NLP Master Practitioner training.

1
Welcome and framing
Simulation Theory
Outcomes for this course *
1
Models
Eye Accessing
Stimulus Response
TOTE
Strategies
2
Surface v deep structure
Behaviour as process
The process IS the content
Meta Model course goals *
2
Reverse engineering
Installation
3
Presuppositions of NLP
Strategies
Conversational Change
3
Meta Model 1
Meta Model course goals *
4
Meta Model 2
Rituals and Incantations
4
Meta Model 3
Meta Programs 1
5
Meta Programs 2
Meta Model 4
5
Slow Motion Coaching 1
Motivation
Convincer
6
Rapport
Congruence
Incongruence
Anchoring as control
6
Rules, Beliefs, Strategies
Modelling
Testing
Slow Motion Modelling
7
Distillation
Slow Motion Modelling
Custom technique design
7
Slow Motion Coaching 2
Meta Model Practice
8
Briefing
Certification criteria
Assessment sessions