NLP Sports Practitioner

In this 1 day add-on for existing NLP Practitioners, you will see undeniable and major improvements in:

  • Your results as an athlete (expect at least 5% improvement)
  • Your results as a sports coach (expect at least 10% improvement)
  • Your results as a performance coach (expect to gain new clients)
  • Your attitude to ‘pressure’ (expect not to feel any)

Now available as a video course (click here)

NLP Sports Practitioner

  • 9.30am - 7pm
  • Danubius Hotel, St Johns Wood, London NW8 7JT
  • £245 (plus VAT if reclaimable)

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Overview of our NLP Sports Practitioner course

This 1-day addition to our existing 10 day NLP Practitioner course will help you to build on the NLP techniques you learned during you NLP Practitioner training for use specifically and exclusively in sport, whether you are a professional, semi-professional or enthusiastic amateur player or coach, regardless of the sport you play. The NLP Sports Practitioner course is open to anyone holding a valid NLP Practitioner has four main parts:

  • Pre-study, including webinars, reading and brief written work
  • The face-to-face training. This lasts 1 day
  • Assessment and certification. This takes place during the course.
  • A brief case study, completed after the course, explaining how you have used the material with a client(s).

And this course is now available as a fully downloadable video, click here for more details.

NLP Sports Practitioner course

If you have done your NLP Practitioner training with another organization, we may request that you do some additional tasking prior to the course in order to ensure that your knowledge is at the standard we require.

NLP Sports Practitioner training with The Lazarus Consultancy

Who is this course perfect for?

Apart from the overall benefits of training with us, here are some specific benefits of you doing this NLP Sports Practitioner course. Please note that if you are not yet an NLP Practitioner and would like to do the full 11 day NLP Sports Practitioner course, please see the benefits shown on the NLP Practitioner course page in addition to those shown below.

  • business coaches, consultants and trainers
  • sports coaches and trainers
  • fitness professionals
  • sports lecturers
  • athletes and players
  • Why do this course?

    Benefits for everyone

  • relate your NLP knowledge and skills to the specific sports uses
  • learn some additional sports-related distinctions that are not covered on other NLP courses
  • gain practical experience of doing a one-to-one NLP coaching session
  • Benefits for sports coaches and trainers

  • get your message across quickly to athletes or team-mates
  • learn how to set goals that dovetail together, using tried and tested sports methods
  • become expert at explaining the mind-set for sporting excellence/success to athletes and players
  • learn how to give team talks that hit the spot
  • understand and mold team dynamics
  • become expert at motivating your athletes and team
  • learn several ways to change limiting beliefs conversationally
  • learn techniques  that are bound to help your athletes improve their performance
  • teach your athletes to cope with pressure and ‘negativity’
  • Benefits for fitness professionals

  • ask the right questions to motivate your clients, hence get better results and more referrals
  • spot limiting beliefs in everyday conversation with clients and prospects
  • refine your language to ensure maximum impact
  • Benefits for sports lecturers

  • learn how to apply your vast knowledge of theory to practical situations,
  • learn some distinctions to help your students become excellent practitioners of sports science
  • help your students get results in minutes with their clients
  • Benefits for sales professionals and business developers

  • Improve your sporting results, quickly
  • Learn how to truly cope with ‘pressure’, and feel confident at the click of your fingers
  • Learn how to turn anger and fear into aggression and positivity
  • What you will learn?

    Once you have become a certified NLP Sports Practitioner with us, your ability to achieve better results faster will be available to you for the rest of your life.

    If you are already an NLP Practitioner you only do Module 5.  The 11 day NLP Sports Practitioner includes Modules 1 to 4 (as below) which are the same as the NLP Practitioner course.

    Module 1: The foundation principles and key NLP Practitioner techniques

  • Communication: understanding why it goes well and why it doesn’t (The NLP Communication Model)
  • The Mindset for Success and Excellence: how to be massively increase your chances of being successful and getting excellent results (NLP Presuppositions, The Principles for Success)
  • Observational skills: fundamental for great NLP work and success (Sensory Acuity)
  • Building rapport and gaining trust: the essentials for any successful relationship and interaction (Rapport)
  • Communication styles: flexing your approach to suit the audience (Representational Systems and Predicates)
  • Coaching with NLP: how every NLP technique fits into a coaching framework
  • Setting achievable goals: learn the goal-setting secrets of successful businesspeople and athletes (Well-formed goals/outcomes)
  • Seeing other perspectives: a core skill of every successful communicator. (Perceptual Positions)
  • Feeling at your best instantly (Resource Anchor)
  • Module 2: Understanding yourself and others

  • How to manage and control your mind, rather than it controlling you (Introduction to Submodalities)
  • Some key language and communication tips
  • Hearing what people actually say (Introduction to Linguistic Presuppositions)
  • Communicating at different levels: conceptually, in detail and thinking laterally (Chunking and The Hierarchy of Ideas)
  • How to turn ‘negatives’ into ‘positives’ (Framing and Reframing)
  • Getting inside people’s heads and hearts: How to motivate, manage, sell and make better choices (Values)
  • Becoming an even better leader (or manager, coach, parent), and becoming more clear about, and true to, who you really are (Neuro-logical Levels).
  • Module 3: The more advanced NLP Practitioner patterns and language skills

  • Several ways to change unwanted responses and behaviours (Submodalities, Collapse Anchors, Swish patterns)
  • Changing unwanted beliefs (Submodalities)
  • Using language exquisitely and subtly to emphasise your point (Linguistic Presuppositions)
  • Using language artfully to create agreement (Milton Model)
  • Power questions – getting to the heart of the issue, quickly. (Meta Model)
  • Telling stories, and using analogies to by-pass disagreement and re-inforce understanding (Metaphors)
  • Understanding the way people get their results and make decisions (Strategies)
  • Changing unhelpful strategies
  • Module 4: Advanced NLP Practitioner personal development and integration coaching sessions (HEALTH WARNING: most people look and feel younger after this module)

  • Integrate all the course learnings to date with a 1 hour coaching session with a course participant.
  • Resolving internal conflicts that have prevented you from reaching your true potential (Parts Integration)
  • Quickly (in about 5-10 minutes), clearing pent-up negative emotions (such as anger, sadness, fear, guilt, jealousy) that have led to unhelpful responses and behaviours, and which may possibly damage your health (Time Line interventions, two methods)
  • Removing deep-seated limiting beliefs (such as ‘I’m not good enough’, or ‘I don’t deserve success’ or ‘I’m stupid’) quickly (in about 5-10 minutes) which have held you back (Time Line interventions, two methods).
  • Creating your future using time lines
  • Prove to yourself just how much you’ve learned by running a 2 hour coaching session with a complete stranger
  • Scope of practice, ethics and being a professional NLP Practitioner
  • Reflections and the future.
  • Module 5: The sporting application of NLP techniques

  • Communication: understanding why it goes well and why it doesn’t (The NLP Communication Model)
  • The Mindset for Success and Excellence: how to be massively increase your chances of being successful and getting excellent results (NLP Presuppositions, The Principles for Success)
  • Observational skills: fundamental for great NLP work and success (Sensory Acuity)
  • Building rapport and gaining trust: the essentials for any successful relationship and interaction (Rapport)
  • Communication styles: flexing your approach to suit the audience (Representational Systemsand Predicates)
  • Coaching with NLP: how every NLP technique fits into a coaching framework
  • Setting motivating goals: learn the goal-setting secrets of successful businesspeople and athletes (Well-formed goals/outcomes)
  • Seeing other perspectives: a core skill of every successful communicator. (Perceptual Positions)
  • Feeling at your best instantly (Resource Anchor)
  • Tapping into what really motivates your athletes
  • A model (from sports psychology) to identify areas for improvement, and to track progress
  • Modelling excellence
  • Frequently asked questions

    NLP Training with The Lazarus Consultancy

    How will you learn all this NLP Sports Practitioner material in 1 day?

    During the formal training we touch on some of the theory you will already have learned from your NLP Practitioner studies (possibly supplemented by additional study that we will suggest to you), and update you with any recent techniques. You therefore spend much of the classroom time on practical exercises, “actually getting it in the muscle”.

    The trainers and the coaching assistants will be there to give you feedback and support to heighten your proficiency. In addition, on the final day you will have the opportunity to integrate all you have learned on the course.

    Course recognition/accreditation (see FAQs, Section 4)
    Certification (see FAQs, Section 4)

    What our students and clients say

    Ivona Gordon

    Jeremy has a unique approach to bringing out the best in people. He certainly practices what he preaches!  Jeremy is one of a handful of trainers/coaches/practitioners that I would, without any hesitation, recommend to others.  He is knowledgeable, ethical and shows genuine passion for the work he does and how best to serve others.

    Mel Larsen

    Before doing the NLP course, I had felt I needed more coaching approaches and methodologies. The course gave me a lot of new techniques which I have used to help my coaching clients. Also I was launching my new coaching brand as I was doing the programme and looking back I can see it helped me to set big targets and reach them.

    Donna de Villiers

    I have had the pleasure of studying with Jeremy, and the NLP he has taught has had a wonderful impact on my personal and professional life.  Jeremy explains NLP in an accessible, easy, manner and for me took away the fluff of the subject.  The practical help on the courses and the smaller classes give you a personal learning environment, perfect for this subject.  I highly recommend Jeremy for anyone interested in NLP.

    Simon Fanning

    I found the course to be enlightening both personally and professionally.  Jeremy’s experience of the corporate world allowed for a real life perspective to be taken and a focused view into NLP and its application in Business and coaching.

    Dave Cordle

    I’ve undertaken three major trainings with Jeremy: NLP Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner and most recently NLP Sports Practitioner. I keep coming back because the training is thorough, ethical and ecological, and it’s academically recognized. As a career coach I work with people at all stages of their career, across levels and across a wide range of industries.

    Dara Caryotis

    I feel privileged to have discovered NLP, it has changed my life. Understanding communication, the impact of language and being able to change unwanted behaviours has been the difference that made the difference for me.  Jeremy is so much more than an NLP Master Trainer.  It is a powerful rewarding experience learning and evolving with Jeremy. I highly recommend studying with Jeremy, one of my best decisions.