NLP Course Part 1

“Welcome, to the Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) course! My name is Clive Branson Hyp, and I’m honored to be your instructor for this exciting journey into the world of NLP.

Over the next few weeks/months, we’ll be exploring the principles and techniques of NLP, and how it can be applied to improve communication, personal development, and success in various areas of life. We’ll cover topics like rapport building, reframing, anchoring, and much more, all with the goal of helping you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others.

As we embark on this journey together, I want you to know that my goal is to create a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environment where you can ask questions, make mistakes, and grow. I’m here to support you every step of the way, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any help or guidance.

I also encourage you to participate in class discussions, share your insights, and learn from each other. We all have unique perspectives and experiences, and I believe that together we can create a rich and diverse learning community.

So, let’s get started! I can’t wait to see what we’ll achieve together in this course.”

Please Listen to the Introduction


The Foundations of NLP

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the study of subjective experience. Essentially, it is how we experience the world through our senses.

Richard Bandler is one of the co-founders of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and he has provided several definitions of NLP over the years. Here are a few of his definitions:

  1. “NLP is an attitude and a methodology that leaves behind a trail of techniques.”
  2. “NLP is an accelerated learning strategy for the detection and utilization of patterns in the world.”
  3. “NLP is the study of the structure of subjective experience.”
  4. “NLP is the study of human excellence.”
  5. “NLP is a model of interpersonal communication chiefly concerned with the relationship between successful patterns of behaviour and the subjective experiences (esp. patterns of thought) underlying them.”

These definitions reflect the various aspects of NLP, including its focus on patterns of behavior and thought, its goal of understanding and replicating excellence, and its use of techniques and strategies for personal and professional growth.

Definition Listen Part 1


Which refers to our nervous system (the mind) through which we gather and process information received through our five senses:

 Sight – Visual.
 Hearing – Auditory.
 Touch – Kinesthetic.
 Smell – Olfactory.
 Taste – Gustatory

Refers to Language and other, nonverbal systems. Linguistics filters and alters our internal representations so they are coded, ordered, and given meaning. For example, the word ‘plane’ will conjure up a different picture for each person. Language is a major filter for our understanding of the world. There are only six things that we can do inside our minds. We can recall, or create:

 Pictures
 Sounds
 Feelings
 Tastes.
 Smells.
 Words (Self Talk).

Definition Listen Part 2


Refers to the patterns, the sequence of coded instructions in our minds, which make up the programmes and strategies that we run in our neurology as a whole, to achieve our specific and desired outcomes. In other words, NLP is how to use the mind’s own language to change our internal sensory-based representations to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes.





the Neurological Levels, which is a framework used in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to help individuals understand the different levels of experience and change. The Neurological Levels were first introduced by Robert Dilts, another NLP co-founder.

The Neurological Levels model consists of six levels, each representing a different aspect of human experience:

  1. Environment: This level refers to the external surroundings, including physical spaces, people, and objects.
  2. Behavior: This level represents the actions or behaviors of an individual, which can be observed and measured.
  3. Capabilities: This level refers to the skills, abilities, and competencies that an individual possesses and can use to accomplish tasks and goals.
  4. Beliefs and Values: This level represents the individual’s beliefs, values, and attitudes that guide their decisions, actions, and behaviors.
  5. Identity: This level refers to an individual’s sense of self, including their self-concept, self-image, and self-esteem.
  6. Spirituality: This level represents an individual’s connection to something greater than themselves, such as a higher power, a sense of purpose, or a mission.

The Neurological Levels are arranged hierarchically, with the environment at the bottom and spirituality at the top. Each level is influenced by the levels above it, and changes made at higher levels can have a cascading effect on lower levels.

In NLP, the Neurological Levels are used as a tool for personal and organizational change, as individuals can identify the level at which they need to make a change in order to achieve their goals. For example, if an individual is struggling to achieve a goal, they may need to examine their beliefs and values to see if they are aligned with the goal. Alternatively, if an organization is struggling to implement a new policy, it may need to examine the culture and identity of the organization to see if they are in alignment with the policy.

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The Frames of NLP


The Frames of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), which are a set of guiding principles and perspectives used in NLP to facilitate change and communication. There are four main Frames of NLP:

  1. Outcome Frame: This frame focuses on defining the desired outcome or result of a situation or interaction. It helps individuals to set clear goals and outcomes and align their actions and behaviors towards achieving them. The Outcome Frame asks questions such as “What do you want?” and “What will be different when you get it?”
  2. Reframing Frame: This frame helps individuals to reframe their perspective or interpretation of a situation or experience. It allows individuals to change the meaning or context of an experience in order to change their emotional response or behavior. The Reframing Frame asks questions such as “What else could this mean?” and “How else could you look at this situation?”
  3. Perceptual Positions Frame: This frame involves taking different perspectives or “positions” in order to gain insight and understanding of a situation or experience. It allows individuals to see a situation from different points of view and understand the perspectives of others. The Perceptual Positions Frame asks questions such as “What would it be like to be in their shoes?” and “What would a neutral observer see?”
  4. Ecology Frame: This frame focuses on the larger context or system in which an individual or situation exists. It helps individuals to consider the impact of their actions and behaviors on themselves, others, and the environment. The Ecology Frame asks questions such as “What are the consequences of this action?” and “What is the larger context of this situation?”

The Frames of NLP are used to guide individuals in creating positive change in their lives, relationships, and work. By using these frames, individuals can become more aware of their goals, perspectives, and impact, and make conscious choices that align with their desired outcomes.

Mind-Body Experience


1. Cause or Effect (C < E)
The baseline from which all the other frames spring and the key to success.
2. Results vs. Excuses
Dealing with ‘what is’, rather than making excuses as to why.
3. Perception Is Projection
If you see it in another person, it has to be in you and projected ‘onto them’ for you to recognise it.
4. The Mind-Body Connection
Neuroscientists have discovered that neurotransmitters are bathing every cell in our bodies and eavesdropping on our every thought. It seems it really is a case of what you think is what you get.
5. Responsibility For Results
Who got you to this point? Really? TAKE 100% RESPONSIBILITY!



1. Each person’s ‘map’ or model of the world is unique.

2. You are unique and so are they, so respect their model of the world.

3. The map is not the territory.

4. People are not their behaviour and their positive worth as a fellow human is kept constant. It is the appropriateness of the internal/external behaviour that is brought into question, not the person per se.

5. The meaning we attach to any and all behaviour, is dependent upon the context it appears in. Therefore, the most important information about a person is how that person is behaving, what positive intent it may be serving and what is the context in which it appears.


6. All behaviour, even the most awful or bizarre, has a positive intention.

7. The most important information about a person at any moment is how that individual is behaving.

8. Everybody is doing the best they can with the resources they have at the moment

9. There is no such thing as unresourceful people, only unresourceful states.

10. The resources needed by an individual to achieve their outcome, in any situation, is already inside them.

11. The individual displaying the most appropriate flexibility in their behaviour, will have the greatest influence on others in the ‘system’

12. There is no failure, only feedback. All results and behaviours are in reality, achievements. It is just a
question of whether they are the desired outcome for that context or task, or not.

13. When you decide to take charge of the mind, you therefore take responsibility for the results created out in the world.

14. The meaning of the communication is the response you get.

15. Resistance in a client is a sign of a lack of rapport


The Unconscious Mind

The unconscious mind refers to a part of the human mind that is inaccessible to conscious thought and awareness. It is believed to contain a vast amount of information and processes that influence our behavior, thoughts, and emotions without us being aware of it.

Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, first introduced the concept of the unconscious mind. He believed that our unconscious mind contains our deepest desires, fears, and memories, which are often repressed or forgotten.

According to Freud, the unconscious mind is divided into three levels: the id, ego, and superego. The id represents our primitive desires and impulses, while the superego represents our moral and ethical values. The ego acts as a mediator between the two, striving to balance our desires and values.

Modern psychologists and neuroscientists continue to study the concept of the unconscious mind and its role in human behavior and thought. They have identified various forms of unconscious processing, such as implicit memory, priming, and automatic thoughts, which can influence our decisions and actions without our conscious awareness.



1. It is the storehouse, the repository of ALL your memories.

2. It is where your emotions reside.

3. It ‘files and logs’ every one of your memories in the following ways: Temporally – By listing events on a Time Line so you can identify its place in your history. By subject – Creating a ‘Gestalt’, a group of linked types.

4. It represses memories that contain unresolved negative emotions.

5. The unconscious will re-present repressed negative memories for resolution (and not always at the most appropriate moment!).

6. It may continue to repress negative memories to protect you, so allowing you to live life ‘normally’.


7. It runs your body systems (e.g. Heart, Breathing, etc.). It seems that it has a detailed knowledge of your body in the now and what your body would be in perfect health.

8. The primary function of the Unconscious is preservation; to keep you alive and whole.

9. It assumes as correct, the moral code you were taught and accepted as a child and follows it implicitly.

10. It wants to serve you by taking and following instructions from your conscious mind



11. It is the recipient of all external data via the senses and filters it, before representing the remaining information to your conscious mind.

12. It regulates your energy, according to physical and emotional input and output.

13. It maintains your ‘intuitive’, instinctive behaviours. It is also where habits are created and maintained.

14. Initially, it needs repeated, conscious application, before it will install a new habit or behaviour.

15. Tends to seek for more and more: e.g. achieving a goal soon leads to seeking a new goal


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