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3 Day Course

Understanding and applying CBT & NLP


The aim of this course is to enable those attending to more clearly understanding the skills and application of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) as both communications and therapeutic models. We will cover one day on each and one day pulling it all together. This is intended to be an interactive course rather than purely academic so please bring along examples to discuss. We will also be practicing in pairs and small groups.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) describes a number of therapies that all have a similar approach to solving problems, which can range from sleeping difficulties or relationship problems, to drug and alcohol abuse or anxiety and depression. CBT works by changing people's attitudes and their behaviour. The therapies focus on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that we hold (our cognitive processes) and how this relates to the way we behave, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.

This course is designed to introduces participants to CBT, a short-term talking treatment that has a highly practical approach to problem-solving. It aims to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel.

Course Content

  • What is CBT?
  • The effects of negative thoughts
  • Who can benefit?
  • CBT in action

Learning Outcomes

  • You will understand the effect behaviour has on your mental and physical state
  • You will understand how it differs from other therapies
  • You will be able to apply basic principles of CBT to your client group

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

The neurological system regulates how our bodies function, language determines how we interface and communicate with other people and our programming determines the kinds of models of the world we create. Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behaviour (programming). It is a study of subjective experience.
With the NICE guidelines expounding the virtues of talking and physical therapies over medication alone, NLP offers real tools to create an effective change.
Course Content

  • History and development of NLP
  • What NLP is and is not
  • How it fills the gap left by CBT
  • Techniques and language patterns

Learning Outcomes

  • The attitude behind NLP. It is more than a collection of techniques
  • Learn to create fast effective change in your clients
  • Learn to read signals and build report with ANYBODY

Taking NLP Further

In addition to this 3 day program we also provide the following fully accredited NLP courses.

Courses List

West Midlands Hypnotherapy Centre, 3 Middleton Hall Road, Kings Nortont, Birmingham B30 1AB
Date: 26 July 2024


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