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Common questions about the NLP Sport Practitioner
For a different perspective …
Do people that attend your course want to be practicing NLP Sport Practitioners?
Not necessarily. In fact, the majority of people use the course to improve their current lives and professions rather than to become ‘an NLP Sport Practitioner’, although if that’s your goal, that’s great! Many people attend because they’re coaches, sport psychologists or looking to move in to or learn more about sport and performance and how they can add this knowledge into their skill set.
I don’t know anything about NLP or psychology, does that matter?
No, not at all. The way the course is taught with pre learning materials sent out on booking (to get everyone to the same level of NLP knowledge before attending) and the content and activities during the course, you’ll soon recognise that prior knowledge really doesn’t matter.
Will I be a ‘Sport Psychologist’ afterwards?
No. Although NLP offers sport psychologists the practical aspects that theory doesn’t provide, you won’t be a Sport Psychologist as this requires more academic based learning rather than practical skills. Plus the term ‘psychologist’ is a registered name that can only be used by registered, chartered psychologists.
So what am I then?
You’ll be accredited as an NLP Sport Practitioner, meaning you have reached the level required and can therefore work within sport and business performance using your NLP skills to help improve and support athlete / business performance as a mental coach / performance coach.
Is everyone that attends these courses already working full time in Sport?
No, our courses attract people from professional and participation sport who are part time, full time and those starting out. We also have people from business and related areas such as psychotherapy and osteopathy too. A word of advice though, if you don’t like sport, then it’s not for you because we talk about sport a lot!
If you do like sport however, then wanting to deliver better performance is more important than an occupation already in sport … and the fantastic mix of backgrounds means we all learn lots from the delegates attending too which also adds to the experience!
I want to do an NLP Practitioner Course for my business career and I love sport – can I do this course instead of a business or ordinary NLP course?
Yes, of course! We cover the NLP Practitioner syllabus and therefore you will learn everything you would on an ordinary course, but we talk about it in the context of sport. Also, because sport is a business, it not just about what happens on the pitch or in the pool – it’s about relationships, communication skills, creative thinking, flexibility, emotional intelligence … in fact, everything you need in business – but with the added bonus of sport!
Why do you separate your NLP from the Time Line Therapy and Introduction to Hypnosis in Sport?
Simply to give people the option to do it at a different time. In reality, the majority of people do complete these additional certifications, and if you want to go onto your NLP Master Practitioner you’ll need the full set anyway.
What are the main things people get from the course?
Phew! That’s a tricky one! Probably best to have a look at our clients and testimonials page and listen for yourself …
Can I use the skills I learn on the course in other areas?
Yes, absolutely! ‘Sport’ is a business. It’s about people. It’s about management, and it’s about leadership. Bit like life really, so EVERYTHING you learn can be applied in so many different ways. That’s why it’s such a versatile and useful course, and one that offers so much more than simply improving sport performance.