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Many newly qualified therapists wonder what happens when you complete the course and can feel a lack of confidence when starting their new practice. They are concerned that they may not remember all the things they have learned.

It’s particularly true if you are learning hypnotherapy and NLP at the same time. That is, if you are learning a recognised NLP course and not just a few techniques that have been included in a hypnotherapy course. There is a lot to remember and recall when undertaking a professionally accredited NLP course.

It’s best to take one step at a time, and become familiar with all the techniques as you practice them more and more. Practice does make perfect, and so for at least a year when I qualified, I had all the techniques written down as an aide memoir.

I have met some therapists who thought they knew NLP, only to discover they had not been taught formerly, and only had a brief idea of what NLP really is.

Thinking back to my own foundation course, I realise how little I really knew about strategies, or about how important a Well Formed Outcome was, and how it helped a therapist to understand what the client’s goals were, and if anything could prevent the client from achieving the outcomes they desired.

It’s not enough to just hear a client saying they are anxious and form our own opinions of what we think the client needs.

NLP is so important to successful therapy, and it takes at least another six months after completing your course to truly understand the theories and techniques, and to feel really confident using them.

It’s vital that your foundation course covers all aspects of NLP by an experienced and accredited trainer. To be qualified as a trainer, the person will be able to deliver all aspects of NLP techniques and discuss easily and effectively to allow the learner to begin to feel competent.

Let me know what you think.