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MindBridge NLP Coach Certification Training

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  1. 1 - Introduction to NLP and Professional Life Coaching
    8 Topics
  2. 2 - Fundamentals of Influential Communication
    5 Topics
  3. 3 - Characteristics of Excellence in Communication
    2 Topics
  4. 4 - a. Identifying Thinking Styles
    1 Topic
    1 Quiz
  5. 4 - b. Rapport
  6. 5 - a. Values Clarification
  7. 5 - b. Submodalities
  8. 6 - a. Anchoring Techniques
    2 Topics
  9. Managers as Coaches
  10. 7 - Clarifying Communication
    5 Topics
  11. 7 - a. Power of Questions
  12. 7 - b. Intake- Initial Pre-Coach Session
  13. 8 - Criteria
    3 Topics
  14. 8 - a. Perceptual Flexibility - Perceptual Position Quiz
    3 Topics
  15. 8 - b Well Formed Outcomes
    3 Topics
  16. 9 - 3 NLP Techniques Demonstrations
  17. 10 - Identifying Mind Maps
  18. 10- a. Meta Program Psychometric Quizzes
  19. 10 - b. Key Meta Program Patterns Explained
    7 Topics
  20. 10 - c. NLP Coach Session Demonstration
  21. 10 - d. Evaluation Forms -Outcome Coach Session
  22. 10 - e. Evaluation Video of NLP Coaching Demonstration
  23. 11 - NLP Coaching Sessions
    2 Topics
  24. 11 - a. Evaluation of Demo - Categories of Experience
  25. 11 - b. Directionalizing the Session
  26. 12 - Insights and Just for the fun of it!
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Towards/Away From

Are you more motivated towards goals, targets and what you desire, or away from problems and difficulties?

Extreme ‘Towards’ people will be gung-ho, and will overlook potential problems that can trip them up – think ‘invasion of Iraq’ or stock market booms.

People who are very ‘Away-From’ will be perceived as fault-finding and overly negative or cynical by their colleagues, and will lack direction unless given a problem to solve or a crisis to fix.

They also will run out of motivation the further away they get from what they wanted to avoid – so they might never lose that last 8 pounds, or get close to their professed goals but let them slide before they finally attain them.

Like all meta programs, this one is context-dependent. You may find that someone is strongly ‘Towards’ or strongly ‘Away-From’ in almost all contexts that you ask about.

Identifying the Towards/Away From pattern
Ask “What do you want in a job?” (or car, or relationship, or house). This will start to give you the person’s values. For each value, you can ask “Why is that important to you?”

The answers will be either towards, away-from, or a mixture. Some values may be more towards or away-from than others.

Keep asking “Why is that important to you?” – at least three times. The initial answer is likely to be colored by the prevailing culture – e.g. in the US you are likely to get a ‘towards’ answer – so you need to go a bit deeper to find the person’s real pattern.

Language: talking about what they want, what they would like to see, what they can get, achieve, benefits.

Body language: nodding, gestures indicating the vision they are moving towards, ‘inclusive’ gestures

Language: what to avoid, ‘yes but’, problems (including solving problems), pitfalls, avoiding, removing, “hang on a minute”, comparative deletions, modal operators of impossibility, referring to target dates as ‘deadlines’.
Body language: dismissive or ‘warding off’ gestures, shaking head.

Look out for ‘concealed away-froms’ in language patterns – where the away-from is not explicitly mentioned but it’s there in the person’s internal representations

Comparative deletions e.g. “It’s better to have money”. ask: Better than what?

Modal operators of necessity e.g. “You’ve got to have money, haven’t
you?” ask: What happens if you don’t?

Job role examples
A “Towards” pattern is useful in: visionary leaders, entrepreneurs, creatives, ideas people. It’s often found in change agents, coaches, and NLP Practitioners.

An “Away-from” pattern is useful in: health and safety officers, process control, proof-reading, maintenance engineers. Often found in medicine, pharmacy, solicitors, accountants, civil service.

Influencing and managing
Towards: this is what we can achieve, this is what it will get you, benefits, results, achievement, winning, advantages, what you can have, just think about it!

Away-From: solve the problem, fix it, avoid, sort out, eliminate, this is what will happen unless we…, these will be the consequences if we don’t do it.

If there are no immediate problems to motivate the Away-From person, ask them to look into the future to see the problems that will occur if they don’t take action now

Demonstration of Eliciting Toward/Away From Meta Program