NLP Liverpool

News Archive

Welcome to our news archive, here you'll find all sorts of posts from over the years. Feel free to delve into the archives and you may find some nuggets. You can go right back to the beginning of 2011 to see what we've been up to over the years.

Paper scrolls in the shape of a tree - artwork.
News Archive

13th June 2023

We're about to start a Practitioner course this week, if you missed it this time, we have dates already in the diary for you to book in September, November and February (2024). We've also some weekend only training - one weekend a month from August to November.

17th March 2023

It was great to be part of the assistant team for the Paul McKenna Instant Confidence tour last night. A sold out Tung auditorium in Liverpool was full of people confidently making changes to how they think about themselves. If you want to know more or do this for yourself, call us – we’ll coach you to be more confident. The best place to start is to join one of our webinars over the next few months, and if Paul is coming to a town near you – book tickets early.

6th March 2023

Our NLP Practice Group last week had a lively group of new and old faces - we thoroughly enjoyed it. We spent the evening talking about some of the first principles of NLP and worked in small groups on eye accessing and visual and auditory acuity. It's always so valuable to revisit these techniques - even if you are actively working in coaching or training regularly. A lot of our regulars are not finding it as easy to attend as BC (before Covid) and we have so many more clients living abroad we thought we'd have a couple of online sessions over the next few months. Dates for your diary are Wednesday 29th March 7:00 - 9:00 pm and Wednesday 26th April - 7:00 - 9:00 pm (NB - The UK moves from GMT to BST (Daylight Saving Time DST) before both events - so do check your local time zone ) Check the NLP for ALL page to book.

10th February 2023

We ran our first live, in person, NLP Practice Group in a while last week. It was great to have such an enthusiastic group to work with. And great to be out in the room with people, rather than behind a desk and in front of a camera. For the next event we’re going right back to basics so ideal for complete beginners and anyone wanting to refresh and practice their skills. We’ll be back at The Quaker Meeting House in Central Liverpool on Wednesday 1st March there’ll be a very warm welcome for everyone. More details here or you can book straight away with Eventbrite.

4th January 2023

A very Happy New Year to you, may 2023 be your best year yet. We are looking forward to spendinng even more time running face to face training - something we have missed a great deal over the last few years. Online platforms are a great way of reaching people, but there are some things which are so much better trained "in the room" so you can see people's full reaction. (And know they are not sneakily playing with the cat or scrolling through their insta!)

Remember, if you're not on the mailing list you can do that here through our contact us page - that will keep you up to date with courses and onlie training events. And do ring us - 0151 931 5184 - we are always happy to chat about exactly what you need, whether it be your own coaching or personal development or a full team programme of learning.

29th November 2022

We've been running FREE communication skills webinars over the last few weeks, you can veiw them when you follow our business page on LinkedIn - and of course do link up with our expert trainer George Cunningham and manager Julie Cunningham to keep up to date with everything we have got going on.

We had a session on Rapport a few weeks ago and yesterday we looked at questioning techniques - how to structure a question to get more of the answers we want. Catch up with the videos on Linked In. The next session will be on the language of persuasion - you can book your place here.

It's this time of year when people are so focused on Christmas it might slip their mind that there's only a small window to book and complete training by the end of March before financial year end. Get in early NOW and book your training with us to be sure to secure the dates you want. Online or in person - up to you. Give us a call today 0151 931 5184

19th October 2022

Our trainer George Cunningham has just spent 10 days refreshing & refining his expertise in London as part of the International assistant team with Richard Bandler, John La Valle and Kathleen La Valle.

He has been Licensed to train certified NLP courses since 2006 and was using NLP in business settings from 1998. He has a wealth of experience using NLP in business and personal development, built over many years .

So, when you study an NLP course with us, you can be sure our training is bang up to date and meets the exacting standards required to hold a licence to deliver certified Society of NLP training.

We have students coming from across the UK and abroad to study with us, there's a reason Liverpool was chosen to host the 2023 Eurovision competition! Easy transport links, a great selection of local cosy accommodation or choose the bustling city centre for your stay. The legendary Liverpool friendliness and vibe are unrivalled - come and see for yourself!

Courses running in November 2022 and January & March 2023 - for big corporate groups - we can come to you.

6th September 2022

We've had a lovely Summer, with George delivering lots of training, some of it outside in our garden, which we love to do. I've been mainly working in the office with the curtains drawn through the hottest days of Summer. We managed a short break to Northumberland, and suddenly ... it's September. Now the children are back at school, it's time to plan your own learning, development and progress.

We have Certified NLP courses this Autumn & Winter and NOW BOOKING dates in the daury for Spring 2023

--- Places are limited --- Check your diary and register NOW ---

Practitioner Course dates in September, October, November and March 2023 - check them out now.

9th August 2022

Worked with a lovely group of 15 last week, putting on a full day NLP Skills builder event for the HR team of a large construction group. Always a pleasure to work with companies who invest in their people and are consistenly named amongst the best places to work in the UK.

By bringing their teams together off-site and out of the office for a day, it shows they value their ongoing learning and development. If this sounds of value to your organisation ... get in touch.

23rd May

It's so good to be back working with big groups again. If your teams are ready for a communications skills refresher or need some mental wellbeing sessions - give us a call. You can book a FREE lunchtime learning session with us NOW on 16th June and there will be an evening NLP Practice group in Liverpool on Wednesday 29th June. Our NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner dates are set for the Summer and Autumn, if the dates doin't suit, give us a call on 0151 931 5184 and we'll find dates which suit.

11th May

Excited to be getting back to normal with far more face to face training and business events. If your NLP skills are a bit rusty or you'd like to start finding out about NLP or learning more about personal development we have a full day "NLP Skills Builder" event on Saturday 21st May.

22nd April 2022

We finally succumbed to Covid in March and have had a few weeks of feeling a bit rough and then recovering. We had a few days away for some R & R and family time and now we're back at full strength, renewed, reinvigorated and raring to go.

The next exciting events on the agenda are the FREE lunchtime learning event on zoom next Wednesday where we’ll be teaching techniques for confidence and to help with Imposter Syndrome. We’re taking bookings for the NLP Practitioner training courses (7 days in May, July or September) and the certified Master Practitioner over two 5-day weeks in May and June. As always there is flexibility to study some of the content over zoom and we’ll work with you to find a schedule to suit your existing work or family commitments. Just give us a call to discuss on 0151 931 5184. We love training NLP, it’s what we’ve been doing for the last 16 years – join our friendly small groups and learn with our resident expert George Cunningham.  

10th March

NLP for All - Free Lunchtime Learning - Wednesday 27th April 12:30 - 1:30

We've a huge list of possible topics - what would you like to learn more about? Email us and we'll do our best to fit it in.

Add yourself to our mailing list here for advanced notice of upcoming events.

As we approach the 20% mark of 2022 - we have a very limited number of executive coaching sessions (evening and weekend slots may be available) - call us for a FREE chat to explore what you want from your coaching and we'll schedule sessions to help you get there.

Updated - 2nd March

We are so excited to be getting back to "in the room" training. Now that restrictions are being lifted, everyone is keen to get back to training and personal development. If you have training budget to spend by the end of the financial year, you really do need to get it booked in with us soon. It's only 4 weeks until April - for many people the end of the financial year.

If you have training budget you have not yet comitted - make sure it is is used for good soon, not lost.

We have certified NLP Practitioner training courses booked for March/April, May, July and September or you can start learning straight away online - flexible sessions available live over zoom. Evenings, weekends and school-run friendly sessions are all available. The course fee is £1850, fully certified by the Society of NLP.

And if you'd like an introduction to NLP or to dust off rusty skills, you can book now for our NLP Skills Builder Day on Saturday 23rd April. Led by Society of NLP Trainer, George Cunningham, these sessions allow you to learn, refine and practice with expert coaching on hand to keep you improving and updating your skills. Invest in your personal development and reap the rewards at home, at work and in your own happiness. The early bird booking fee is £75 for the full day, with refreshments provided. Contact us to book.

New Year, New Start coaching sessions

We have a very limited number of coaching sessions available between now and February, so call us with your diary to hand to secure yours. Early morning or evening slots available.

We've been coaching for over 20 years - we know how to get you where you want to be. Call us on 0151 931 5184 to set up your 1st session.

It's great to be back running "in the room" training again, it has felt such a long time since March 2020 working mainly on zoom which isn't quite the same. We are now offering a blended approach for Certified NLP Practitioner Training We can get started sooner, people can train when they can fit it in - evenings, weekends or between school runs and then get together "in the room" for 3 days to complete the certification. It's working really well - we have groups starting all the time - if you're looking to get your certification soon, call us now to secure your place.

We are booking for full courses too (Covid restrictions permitting!)

February 9th - 16th 2022

May 11th - 18th 2022

If these dates don’t suit, do give us a call with your diary to hand, we'll find dates to suit you.

4th January 2022

Happy New Year.

With Coronavirus still keeping us on our toes, we are so glad we invested early in zoom and have been able to keep working with private clients and run corporate training from the comfort of our office at home.

The start of a new year is often a time when people are ready to make changes for themselves. Our expert coaching will help keep you on track.

Remember, we're not new to this, we have been delivering expert training and coaching for over 20 years.

If you're looking for expert training to help re-invigorate their teams, now is the time to contact us to book your coaching or training - especially if you are looking to have us deliver before the end of the financial year.

So give us a call today 0151 931 5184 and let's make a start.

28th September 2021

It's great to be back running "in the room" training again, it has felt such a long 18 months working mainly on zoom which isn't quite the same. We are now offering a blended approach for Certified NLP Practitioner Training which works really well. We can get started sooner, people can train when they can fit it in - evenings, weekends or between school runs and then get together "in the room" for 3 days to complete the certification. It's working really well - we have groups starting all the time - if you're looking to get your certification before the end of the year, call us now to secure your place.

We are booking now for full courses too -

November 17th – 24th

February 2nd - 9th - 2022

21st July 2021

Good news at last ... after a VERY long wait ...we can finally get back to "in the room" Certified NLP Practitioner Training

Our next Certified NLP Practitioner courses are running LIVE Places are booking up quickly as numbers are strictly limited to keep everyone safely distanced - so check the dates and call us today to register.

7 days training (Sunday off for R & R)
11th - 18th August
22nd – 29th September
17th – 24th November

If these dates don’t suit, do give us a call with your diary to hand, we'll find dates to suit you.

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18th January 2021

We've had a couple of weeks at the start of the year updating the website, catching up on some rewriting of courses for corporate (online) delivery and working out a strategy for the start of this extraordinary year.

We are delighted to still be able to offer certified NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner Training with online courses starting regularly. You get live, online training in small groups from the comfort and safety of home and when everything opens up again, we'll have a few days together to finish your certification. Contact us today to start learning.

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NLP For The World
NLP For The World

2nd June 2020

NLP Liverpool's George Cunningham is delighted to share this new publication, click the book to download your completely free copy. No registration required, our gift to you.

When lockdown started The Society of NLP’s leading trainers met online to gather the best resilience-building tools and strategies NLP can offer. The result is this book, NLP For The World, free for everyone to use and free to share. Introduction by Dr. Richard Bandler and John La Valle, with articles by many of the world’s best NLP trainers, including NLP Liverpool’s George Cunningham on page 52.

Looking for our latest newsletter or information about our regular Wednesday Webinars, click here

6th April 2020

As the Corona Virus recommendations continue to change on a daily basis, we've postponed our March Practitioner course until this all blows over. Apart from that, it's business almost as usual. We're working with clients delivering coaching and NLP sessions over Skype, phone and other favourite video channels. We're also putting together courses for various companies for delivery in due course.

17th March 2020

As the Corona Virus recommendations continue to change on a daily basis, we've postponed our March Practitioner course until this all blows over. Apart from that, it's business almost as usual. We're working with clients delivering coaching and NLP sessions over Skype, phone and other favourite video channels. We're also putting together courses for various companies for delivery in due course.

Call us for a chat, and let us work together and make the most of an unusual set of circumstances.

Looking forward to speaking with you soon.

5th March 2020

We got to March already, I seem to have lost a number of weeks between January and now. I really don’t know where the time goes – I suppose that’s because we’ve been so busy and what we’ve been doing has been so varied.

The first few weeks of the year were busy with lots of coaching sessions for people full of big plans for 2020. We do have a couple regular monthly slots coming available now – so wherever you are in the world, you can book a telephone or Skype session if you can’t call and see us here in Blundellsands. Call me with your diary to hand to book your coaching sessions.

We’ve run one certified NLP Practitioner training already and are half way through a Master Practitioner – check out the relevant pages for the next dates – could squeeze one or two more in for the March or April courses – contact me straight away if you’re interested.

The NLP for ALL event on Monday went really well, a lovely group as usual and we have finally bowed to pressure and booked a full day NLP Skills Builder for 25th April – Quaker Meeting House, 9:30 – 4:30. The early bird booking rate is £75 and includes all the tea and coffee you can drink. Email or ring me to book.

3rd January 2020

Happy New Year.

Can you believe it’s now 2020? No, me neither.

The last quarter of 2019 rushed by in a bit of a blur, lots of training and coaching, with our last practitioner course of the year attracting delegates from as far away as Dubai, with some local Liverpool attendees too, from both sides of the river.

It’s always a pleasure to put together a small group of delegates and watch them flourish and become friends for life. It’s a remarkable privilege to train NLP and we love it. People make changes that last a lifetime and even better, take their new-found skills away to their workplace and family and improve the lives of others on their way.

We’re running a number of courses in the next few months – with a weekend-only NLP practitioner course for those who can’t get away for a full 7-day training all at once. Check the dates on our practitioner page here.

We have reviewed our pricing every New Year for the last few years and kept fees much the same for a few years. With regret, owing to a number of factors, we have restructured our fees for 2020. This is due to the uneasy financial markets and general business confidence given the situation over Brexit, the recent election, the price of the dollar (which affects our NLP certification fees), travel and fuel costs, general inflation to name but a few reasons. Given our level of expertise, we’ve been experts in the field of NLP for approaching 20 years and the time and effort we spend on keeping up to date ourselves, we are certain we still provide excellent value for your money for your training and coaching needs.

When comparing course prices be very careful to make sure you will receive fully certified training AND your certificate. One full NLP certificate taught by an expert is more valuable than 3 or 4 add on pieces of paper. You will have learned these skills with us anyway and probably in more practical detail. Look for someone who works with and assists the best in the world and keeps their skills updated regularly. Also find out how many years of NLP training experience your trainer has, to ensure you get the best training for your money.

In January 2020 NLP Liverpool will be delivering our 67th certified NLP course.

Our trainer George Cunningham has been an NLP trainer since 2006 and has been delivering NLP courses since then, with regular stints as part of the International assistant team at Richard Bandler’s training seminars in London, working alongside John La Valle, Kathleen Lavalle and Paul McKenna.

30th October 2019

We are just about recovered from our trip to the NLP training courses in London with Richard Bandler, John La Valle and Kathleen La Valle. Whilst George has been a member of the international assistant team for many years now, I have never quite been able to get there to join in and meet the team.

So, after much persuasion and a little subterfuge, I made a sneaky and surprise trip to London to join in the fun for the last weekend. As a “pattern interrupt”, I have yet to see anything to compete with his face and "triple take" when I accosted him on Kensington High Street while we were chatting on the phone – him thinking I was in Liverpool at the time.

I arrived in time for Phobia day – giant tarantulas, a 13 foot python, needles and the biggest group – public speaking. Everyone made me so welcome and it was great to finally meet Richard, Glenda, John and Kathleen and prove to them all, I really do exist!



julie cunningham, john la valle & george cunningham

julie cunningham, john la valle & george cunningham



As always, we’re glad of any feedback, so please keep it coming. Click here to go to our "Contact Us" page.

4th September 2019

We've had a busy Summer at NLP Liverpool; it was time for a long overdue revamp of the website.

It's been a long slow process and we've struggled a bit to keep the word count down and keep a fresh clean look, I think we're getting there.

We had a hairy moment a week or so ago, when a quick sync of the content turned in to a gut-wrenching horror filled few hours, George, head in hands saying “… it’s gone, I don’t know what happened, it’s just disappeared, it’s just gone, I think I’ve deleted it…” He also said some other words, over and over again, which I couldn’t possibly repeat.

All was well in the end and everything is now restored. We’ve got Google crawling all over it to make sure it’s all fully mobile responsive and working properly.

17th July 2019

We have passed the middle of the year alread and had such a busy 6 months there's barely been time to post any news.

As usual there has been a steady procession of students for certified NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner training and we've thoroughly enjoyed their company. There has been the occasional day of training outdoors - always a pleasure to sit in the office with the window open and hear the laughing from outside.

We've also been coaching people from some very large organisations recently who have come to us for help with stress or overwhelm. It's great to see that HR Managers recognise the value of NLP intervention to help their top level executives to keep on top of their mental health.

If you had a dodgy shoulder or ongoing problems with a bad back, you'd have regular sessions with your physio or chiropractor to keep everything in line and moving freely. It's the same with your mental wellbeing - having a coach is so important to help you review and reflect and head off stress before it impacts on your work or family.

A 2 hour session is £90, most people will see us maybe a couple of times to get themselves back on track and then once a month or as necessary. Telephone or Skype coaching (£50 an hour) is also becoming very popular. We can talk at any reasonable time of the day or night - so you can always fit it in to your busy schedule - even when abroad, driving hands free or waiting for a flight.

Call us today on 0151 931 5184 to discuss how we can help you.

17th January 2019

We have the first of the NLP for ALL events behind us, and are looking forward to our certified NLP Practitioner next Wednesday. If you're really quick you can still join us.

We have updated our weekend dates so check them here if you can't get time off work and want to study at weekends. Click here for details

The next NLP for ALL event will be exploring procrastination. If you are a deadline dancer or a putter offer - this one's for you.

Details and booking link here - do it NOW!

Happy New Year to you all.

Hard to believe we are entering our 13th year offering expert certified NLP Training. Each year our experience grows and we have had the privilege of working with some amazing people and forward thinking organisations. Our courses remain small so we can give you the best possible training, so that when you leave us you are equipped to use NLP confidently for yourself and with others effortlessly. We remain comitted to our own ongoing training - with George updating his own skills for 10 days at least twice a year.

We work with organisations and individuals for both personal development and business skills training. With over 20 years experience of using NLP for effective communication we know we can make a difference for you.

Call us today on 0151 931 5184 and lets work together to make 2019 your best year yet.

Crosby Beach and Gormley Statue
A scene from the beach

8th October 2018

What a crazy 2 months, another certified NLP Practitioner course, lots of private coaching and training and as well as our own website and accounts, I've been doing some bookkeeping for a couple of clients who don't like doing numbers (whereas I LOVE it!). Now that I've got them straight, if there's anyone else with a shoebox of receipts - I'm taking on clients again.

In the background there have been 2 adult offspring to move out of and in to acommodation and a couple of weekends of university visits. I could REALLY do with a holiday.

No rest on the horizon for either of us. George is heading off to London this weekend for 10 days. He's joining the assistant team again for the Richard Bandler, Kathleen and John LaValle Society of NLP training - a great compliment to be invited and a great way to be sure his skills are absolutely top notch.

When you train with us you really do get the benefit of training with an expert.

You can still book for the next NLP Practitioner - 14th to 21st November - or call for details of other dates you could join.

10th August 2018

Another day of post GDPR mailing list activity. It seems many people didn't receive or act on our resubscribe emails - if you thought we'd gone quiet, this could be the reason!

It's really easy to confirm or resubscribe if you dropped off - click here to get your regular updates from us.

22nd July 2018

A very very busy few months, with GDPR looming large on the horizon, a very difficult and complicated process for us small businesses. If you've not heard much from us lately it could be that you've dropped off the mailing list in the process - do PLEASE sgin up through our online form or easier still, email me with the words OPT IN and I can do it for you from this end.

We're putting courses into the diary for the next 9 months, so have uploaded a new course calendar which you can download and use to check your free dates If you can't see a course you can make, just call us with your diary to hand and we'll to our absolute best to squeeze you in around your commitments.

Remember to see your Facebook page for up to date course information, news, events and personal developments snippets.

22nd March 2018

It seems only 5 minutes since we were turning the calendar over into the New Year - and now we're almost at April. As always things have been very busy here, with a couple of NLP for ALL events since the start of the year and another in the diary and ready to book for 23rd May.

We are waiting for another batch of NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner certificates to arrive from the US for our latest group of successful students. We'll be squeezing in another couple of training events before George heads off to London for a large chunk of May to join the assistant team with Richard Bandler and John and Kathleen LaValle.

We've run some interesting bespoke sessions over the last few months - NLP for Telesales, some marketing consultancy for a pharmaceutical company and lots of private coaching, presentation, interview and therapy sessions.

If you want to book a session to help you move forward with any issues, do call us on 0151 931 5184

Crosby Beach and Gormley Statue at sunset
A gormley at sunset

4th January 2018

Welcome to 2018 - and our 16th year of NLP training, personal development, coaching and mentoring. We've worked with thousands of people over the years and it has been our great pleasure to watch our clients grow and thrive and reach out for successes they hadn't believed were within their range. We love hearing from all our past clients and students, so if you've checked in on us after a while, do get in touch and let us know how you're doing.

We've a full calendar of courses booked for the next few months - if you can't find dates to suit, call us with your diary to hand and we'll work with you to put on a course to fit your schedule.

16th November 2017

We've had an extremely busy autumn, with 2 certified NLP Practitioner courses of our own and George joining the aswsistand team with Richard Bandler's seminars in LOndon for 10 days in October.

Last night we had our penultimate NLP for ALL event of the year where we looked at strategies for dealing with worrying. We've now opened the booking for the next event - dealing with difficult people, on Wednesday 13th December. So hop over to the NLP Liverpool Practice Group page now and book your place. We'll have a decent buffet and festive nibbles while we talk about those nightmare customers, bosses and relatives and give you ways to help you deal with them more effectively.

We've reluctantly put up the price of our NLP Practitioner course for the first time in 5 years - at £1,600 it still represents excellent value for 7 full days expert training, right here on Merseyside with full certification with the Society of NLP.

If you are ready to book before Christmas and pay your deposit of £200 by then, we will honour the 2017 price of £1,500 for you.

31st August 2017

Here you are, proof that Christmas is indeed coming. There is pannetone on sale in Costco and even the Christmas ribbons have made a come back.

Christmas Ribbons - in Costco in August!
Christmas Ribbon in Costco in August!

Before then we've so much to cram in, with our busy programme of NLP Practitoner courses we're taking bookings for October, November, and January and March 2018 - so make sure if you want a place, you book early. Places are very limited, we train in very small groups to ensure you get our individual attention and gain the most from your course.

We're entering our twelfth year of training NLP, with many years experience using NLP in business coaching and therapy before that, so come to your local expert, George Cunningham at NLP Liverpool.

Once again, George will be joining Richard Bandler, John La Valle and Kathleen La Valle in London as a member of the assistant team in October. So you can be confident George keeps his expert skills up to date with the latest in NLP.

If you want a quick taster session of NLP then come along to the Quaker Meeting House, Liverpool at 6:30 on 11th September for our NLP for ALL event. PayPal booking button and further details here.

Sunday 23rd July 2017

Just returned from a lovely holiday of rest and recuperation, so Sunday has become a work day for me - sometimes you have to pay for your pleasures!

We're taking bookings for our August certified NLP practitioner (9th - 16th) so if you'd like to book - call us now (yes, even on a Sunday - it's fine - even if I do alarm people expecting to leave a message)

We're running a school summer holiday course for the first time, so if you know a lecturer, a school teacher or someone in education management, - let them know, this could be the ideal course for them.

Monday 3rd July 2017

A frantic last few months has seen George away more than he was home, and spending some time updating his skills with Richard Bandler and John & Kathleen LaValle. He spent 10 days at the certified NLP Training in London as one of the assistants - it's such a big deal to be asked to help out and despite the terrible curtains he has updated his skills so they are as fresh as they ever were.

Richard Bandler, Kathleen La Valle, John La Valle and George Cunningham
George Cunningham, Richard Bandler, John La valle, Kathleen La Valle, Assistant Team

So ... if you want certified NLP training to the exacting standard of the Society of NLP and want to train with an organisation with an expert trainer of over 10 years standing AND have your certificate signed by Richard Bandler, then we at NLP Liverpool have a course for you.

The London courses are large, expensive and the cost of accomodation and travel from the North West could bring the cost to around £3,000 or more.

Choose to train in Liverpool with us for a course cost of only £1500.

NLP Liverpool - your local expert NLP Training company

Monday 24th April 2017

Such a busy few months I've been very slack updating our news page and even worse keeping up with the blog - we've been working very hard I can assure you, with lots of different local organisations.

We've also been out to lots of meetings and networking events and rummaged inside the PC and replaced its gizzards.

Today, George has jetted off abroad to deliver some training in "Putting the customer first" for a government agency. Before you think we're getting too big for our boots, rest assured we are still very much committed to our Liverpool trainings, but the offer of some work in the Isle of Man (is that technically abroad?) was too good to pass up. More news about that next time. Suffice it to say my arm is aching after binding all the manuals, it was a training we really enjoyed putting together. In the meantime, a montage of photos to show we really have been out and about.

The busy month of April
April 2017 was a busy month of Trials and travels

Next week, on Wedensday 3rd May, we've our NLP for ALL event where we'll look at the power of stories in metaphors in communication - Click here for details and booking link - do join us these are always great evenings of laughter and learning. See you there.

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Thursday 2nd February 2017

February has sneaked up without me noticing, January has been very busy, and with another NLP Practitioner course starting yesterday, the next few weeks are looking even busier. If you'd like to complete a Practitioner or Master Practitioner course this year, then please do book your dates early - so you get the dates you want and we can plan to put on enough courses.

The next NLP for ALL event is booked for Wednesday 1st March, we'll put together something about decision making strategies - you can already book by clicking below.

If you're not decided yet, that's fine, just make sure you're registered for our NLP Newsletter (link at the top right hand corner of this page) and we'll send the odd nudge over the next few weeks.

Friday 20th January

We had a great evening at the practice group on Wednesday working on our goals for 2017. The next NLP for ALL event will be on Wednesday 1st March, booking is already open. We've some ideas for the subject, do feel free to suggest an idea - if we can do it, we will.

The February NLP practitioner is booking up fast - we have only a couple of places left, so if you're interested, do give me a call as soon as possible.

And check out our course calendar and follow us on Facebook to see what we're getting up to.

The mailing list sign up link is above (top right hand corner) sign up so we can keep you right up to date with all our courses.

We look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

Monday 9th January

Happy New Year

We had a short (rather too short) break over the Christmas period and have already been busy with training and coaching and updating our course calendar for 2017. You can download an up to date copy by clicking the link above.

There's a weekend only NLP Practitioner course starting in February, so you can fit in your work and some personal development this year. Or join our 1st group studying on 1st -3rd and 7th - 10th Febraury

Call us or email us for full details

Our popular NLP for ALL evening workshop has its first event on Wednesday 18th January - booking is open - for more information, please click here.

Remembrance Poppy on a wooden cross
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

Tuesday 29th November

End of November already, how did that happen?

We'll be running our last NLP for ALL event on Monday 12th December - do come and join us. The session is entitled "Dealing with Difficult People" an ideal subject for those of us who might happen to be encountering difficult relatives this festive season, or for coping with fraught colleagues, stressed out by all the Christmas merriment. Anyone in management will know how being able to manage difficult people is a core skill, and you can always learn more. It's only £15 if you book by 9th December - and we'll even throw in a mince pie or two.

Wednesday 9th November

A very successful NLP for ALL session was held last week on boosting confidence. The last session of the year will be on Monday 12th December and we'll be looking at "Dealing with Difficult People". We all know some - so we'll spend the evening teaching some techniques to help you. Family time at Christmas can sometimes be a trial if you are forced to spend time cooped up with difficult people - let us give you some hints and tips to help you cope. There'll be plenty of laughing and probably mince pies.

Book now - only £15

Tuesday 11th October

A quick update, we've put dates in the diary for a certified NLP Practitioner training in the New Year, so if the 16th - 23rd November dates don't suit you, we have a course taking bookings now for 1st to 8th February. Master practitioner dates will be fixed into the diary soon, contact us if you'd like to register your interest.

NLP for schools

We have recently been asked to run a series of sessions in schools, aimed at year 7 to 13 - covering presentations, spelling strategies and confidence.

We've also delivered sessions for teachers on Communication and introduction to NLP

If your school would like more information, please contact us.

Thursday 22nd September

We had a really good NLP for ALL workshop last night - NLP for Networking, with special emphasis on tips, hints and techniques for reluctant networkers - like me. George loves to network and is at ease with a room full of strangers, so he took us through some of the leading research from Harvard Business school and led the discussion on good (and bad) networking habits.

I always enjoy these NLP for ALL evenings, as I learn such a lot from the people who come along. Last night was no exception. Many of us find networking difficult - and it was great to discuss tactics for getting the best from an event, and enjoying it, rather than looking for the exit at the first opportunity. We looked at rapport, matching and mirroring and spent a lot of time thinking about the mindset you adopt when getting ready to attend. I actually feel quite excited about attending the next event to put those ideas into practice. I am normally very inventive with my excuses and have a tendency to back out at the last minute whenever I can.

Our next NLP for ALL event is Wednesday 2nd November

Contact me to register your interest and we'll have a title finalised soon. Feel free to suggest something.

Onion with a smiley face
Happy Onions

Monday 5th September

I'm sure I'm not the only one to breathe a huge sigh of relief this morning when my teenagers returned to school & college. They're really no trouble (as they sleep until lunchtime and bring me meals and cups of tea when I'm in the office) but there is something about the routine of term time, when everybody gets up and eats the same meals at the same time which brings a sense of calm to my day. We've had a busy summer of training and preparing for an even busier Autumn of NLP courses, training and the odd bit of consulting. George is currently doing the rounds of various conferences for a pharmaceutical firm which he enjoys very much, (And sends me photographs of airport lounges and conference centre carpets - as no matter how exotic the location, that's all he gets to see!).

We managed to let our 10th anniversary of delivering NLP training pass us by as we were too busy to mark it, that's got to be a good sign that we're doing something right!

Do sign up for our mailing list, which is about to migrate to a new system. Make sure you're getting all the up to date information by emailing me, and I'll make sure a copy gets to you.

And remember the next NLP for ALL event will be on Wednesday 21st September.

Booking open now, see the NLP for ALL page and do it now!

Wednesday 27th July

We had a really good practice group on 4th July looking at work life balance. Since then we've struggled to get our own balance right owing to lots of work and the small matter of a BT server burnout last week which coincided with our July mailing going out. (In reality, some of the mailing went out and some of it...well, who knows where it went!). So, we've had another push in the direction of Mailchimp and will be putting a new mailing system in place for the next mailing in August. It's about time really, the mailing list has grown to well over a thousand, so we're ready to automate the system and streamline the delivery.

We've scheduled the Autumn courses and are delighted to have a very full calendar of certified NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner training courses booked over the next few months. Click the calendar link above for the dates.

There's even a weekend - only practitioner course - book soon.

And the next NLP for ALL event will be on Wednesday 21st September.

"NLP, rapport and successful networking - even for reluctant networkers!"

This is an event for those of us who are less than comfortable with networking or could just do with some resources for a bit of inner confidence. Booking open now, see the NLP for ALL page to book.

Tuesday 14th June

We've reached the middle of June already - I'm astounded at how quickly this year has rushed past. We're running more courses than ever before at the moment, so do check the dates and contact us to book as soon as possible.

The next NLP for ALL evening will be on Monday 4th July and we'll be looking at Work / Life balance. For most of us it can be a struggle to get it right, and sometimes it's worthwhile stopping to re-evaluate. We ran a similar topic about 2 years ago and it was very popular, so do book now by clicking here

The NLP for ALL format has been attracting bigger and bigger crowds, with well over 20 people at the last few events, so please book early, so we have time to move to a larger room if necessary.

As always, call us for course information and availability on 0151 931 5184

Breaking news

A very busy start to the new financial year, with a number of weekend courses running to satisfy demand for training. We've already taken bookings for the certified NLP Practitioner course in September and had enquiries for later on in the Autumn too. We still have a few spaces for Practitioner training in June and if you've already achieved that level and would like to study further, we've a certified NLP Practitioner 9-13th May and 11th - 15th July.

And of course we still see private clients for coaching, therapy, smoking cessation, presentation skills training, stress and anxiety, and phobia issues - so call us for a chat and see how we can help you.

Telephone us on 0151 931 5184

An NLP for All event
NLP for all at the quaker meeting house in liverpool

Thursday 31st March

Wow - another financial year closes - what a busy year it has been. Last night we had a full house for the NLP for ALL session at The Quaker Meeting House - where we spent the evening working with swish patterns. The date for the next event is Monday 23rd May and the PayPal button is already installed - so you can book your place now. Title yet to be decided upon - feel free to email me and suggest something.

Wednesday 16th March

Bookings looking good already for June's certified NLP practitioner course - do get your place booked as soon as possible - places are limited and as always, it's first come first served. If you want to come and learn a bit more about NLP, then take a look at our NLP for ALL event on 30th March and book your place to join us. We will teach you about "swish patterns" over an evening workshop in central Liverpool. Buffet and refreshments provided, all for a fee of just £15.

Tuesday 1st March

If you missed our "Dealing with Difficult People" workshop last December, we're doing it all again in Southport for Liverpool Chamber of Commerce on Friday 29th April, in "60 Really Useful Minutes" from 9 am. It's a free event, so you can book now - these get booked up quickly.

Monday 8th February

Would you believe that 10% of 2016 is now behind us? That means there's 90% of the year left to do something amazing with.

We're running our regular NLP for ALL event this Wednesday, 10th February,

Positive thinking – change your mind for good

Everyone loves to spend time with upbeat people, so anything you can do to be more positive is going to have an impact on your own happiness and on those around you. So join us for the evening and we'll help you ditch the blues and be able to see the sunshine, even if it is behind the clouds. Click below for the booking link - sorry you missed the early booking rate, it's now £20 - still a bargain for a full evening's personal development training, networking and buffet. Look forward to seeing you there.

Monday 4th January

Happy New Year to all our visitors.

Let 2016 bring you and exciting year of health, happiness and success.

Tuesday 29th December

Back in the office after a few well deserved days of rest. Will be putting the photos of our last event onto our Facebook page, it was the best attended event for some time, with the room so full it was difficult for me to get around all the groups to say a quick hello. Thank you to all those who came - look out for our next event on Wednesday 10th February.

All that remains is to wish you all a very happy, successful, productive and prosperous 2016.

Happy New Year.

Wednesday 9th December

Obviously a very popular topic "Dealing with difficult people", our next NLP for all event next Monday evening from 6:30. Come and learn a few techniques to smooth your path through the festive season for the less than friendly or the down right obnoxious people we sometimes have to deal with. Do book soon, as the price goes up from £15 to £20 on Friday at midday, and we're already well over half full.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Monday 23rd November

Still some places left for next week's Certified NLP Practitioner course, contact me straight away if you'd like to book. Our last NLP for ALL group of this year will be on Monday 14th December where the title will be "Dealing with difficult people". We all have to deal occasionally with difficult people, at home, at work and at Christmas. Come and join us for some hints, tips, techniques and maybe the odd terrible story of difficult people and how to deal with them. There will be plenty of laughing amongst the learning, and the usual buffet laid on, all for the early booking fee of £15. PayPal link is now live on our practice group page

Wednesday 11th November

Excited to be running another NLP for ALL group this evening. It's been a popular topic, so we'll have a fairly full room, can still squeeze in another couple of people though, so if you fancy learning about Timelines, click here to hop over to the page and make a PayPal payment, and we'll see you there.

Monday 19th October

Exciting couple of weeks ahead, with the next NLP for ALL event booked at our usual venue on Wednesday 11th November. We'll be working on timelines. There'll be an introduction for those not familiar with it and some practical group work for everyone, so people can leave with new skills and a new perspective on their future and their past.

Timelines are a really useful tool for coaching and personal development. It'll be an entertaining evening, click here and see more details, please book your place now.

Wednesday 7th October

Autumn is upon us, every evening here this week, the geese head across the skyline in droves - such an evocative sound. For us, we're always looking at least a season ahead, and have courses scheduled well into the first 3 months of next year. You can download a copy of the course calendar above. We have managed to craftily sneak an extra Certified NLP Practitioner course into the schedule, from 2nd to 9th December. Contact me today to secure your place.

Thursday 17th September

Busy few weeks here training another certified practitioner course and looking forward to our presentation skills workshop next Wednesday evening. Time to book if you haven't already - Click here for information and PayPal link.

Wednesday 2nd September

So, September already - I don't know where the Summer went, it certainly didn't stop here in Liverpool. It seems there was hardly a warm, dry day to be had. As it happens we've been flat out most of the last few months with a couple of certified practitioner trainings and in a departure from the normal, George has just had a few days in London at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, representing a pharmaceutical client. We have a small practitioner course starting on 7th September - there's still time to join in if you're quick and we've plenty to keep us occupied over the next few months. If you're not on our mailing list, do email me a request and we can keep you up to date with all our news.

Monday 17th August

August, a traditionally quiet month for most training companies, has turned out extremely busy for us, so we're now looking at individual training dates well into September and October. We're part way through a small NLP Practitioner course and due to demand are starting another group in September - there's still time to book and join them. You get the full 7 days training in a very small group for the same fee as our scheduled courses. (£1500).

7th - 10th September (Mon - Thu)

16th - 18th September (Wed - Fri)

The next NLP for ALL group will run on Wednesday 23rd September - we'll be delivering a session on presentation skills, concentrating on confidence, structure and delivery. (More details and booking link here) We'll help you construct a compelling story which is easy to deliver and so your audience goes away with the right message.

And if you want a full day's personal tuition, so you get it right every time - see the presentations course page here.

Call us on 0151 931 5184 for any more details and to make your booking.

Friday 10th July

A busy couple of weeks, with a sudden rush of people looking to secure funding from their company to train with us. Business confidence seems to be rising all the time. More and more companies are looking to hold on to their best staff by offering more training and personal development to retain the best. August is looking quite busy, so if you are looking for training or coaching soon, ring us and book in quickly to be sure of securing the best dates for you.

We are still hoping to squeeze in an "NLP for ALL" evening before August. Watch this space or see our page on Facebook to like and keep up with all our latest news.

Monday 8th June

Not yet half way through the year and I am putting dates into the calendar for 2016. So if you want to plan your personal development goals and include a certified NLP Practitioner or Master Practitioner training course, we have plenty of dates for you to choose from. And if they don't fit with your busy schedule, just call us and we'll find space in the diary for course dates to suit you.

Monday 1st June

Suddenly we were turning over the calendar AGAIN this morning, this year is flying past so quickly. Today I got to put stickers onto the year planner - to help me keep the courses well organised. I always find sticking stickers is such a happy task - I think it takes me back to my childhood and then reminds me of when my own 3 were small.

There's still time to book for our certified NLP Practitioner course 24th June - 1st July. Call me today to secure your place on 0151 931 5184.

We're looking forward to putting on our NLP for ALL session on Wednesday 17th June - this time we'll be looking at the tricks of the trade for Presentations. Something almost everyone has to do in life at some point and is apparently more feared than death itself! Join us for an evening of hints and tips - we'll show you how to leave your audience with more of your message and how to keep them engaged. And we'll teach some techniques to help with those butterflies. You can get more information and book now by heading here

Tuesday 19th May

Been a busy few weeks again, not had much time to update the website. We've been running a practitioner course this week and are already taking bookings for the courses in late June/July and expressions of interest for October - so contact us straight away for information and bookings. The next NLP for ALL evening will be on 17th June - looking forward to having a busy group as usual.

Wednesday 25th March

Lovely practice group meeting on Monday, we really enjoyed it, we’ve already had some great feedback.

We’re going to re-brand the name of the practice groups, as we found some people didn’t realise it was an event suitable for everyone, so they will now be called “NLP for All” events. The format will stay the same, buffet, tea, coffee and a good laugh, all provided as part of the package.

The next “NLP for All” will be on Wednesday 29th April, we hope you can make it. We are open to suggestions for a good topic for the evening; do let us know if anything comes to mind. Do please interact with our Facebook page – the more you do, the more we can get the message out.

Thursday 12th March

Busy week this week updating the website and our mailing list after all the recent networking events. We've ended up on the ferry, on the Wirral, and even out as far as Cheshire meeting new and old faces. There will be a mailing out before the weekend, mainly to remind people about our next NLP Liverpool Practice group on 23rd March, always a great evening, and that bookings for our certified NLP practitioner starting on May 13th are hotting-up, so do please book very soon.

3rd March 2015

We've had a very busy first 2 months of the year, and things look like keeping us busy over the next few months too. We've trained a couple of NLP Practitioners courses already and have bookings confirmed for the courses in May and June, so do book soon to be sure of your preferred dates.

Keep watching the Facebook page, for useful tit bits of information. Please like & share so Facebook includes our posts on your timeline. And make sure you keep us up to date with your current email address so you get our newsletters straight to your inbox.

Next NLP Liverpool Practice group will be on Monday 23rd March - more information available a bit nearer the time - click here for a sneak preview.

4th January 2015

A very Happy New Year to all of you. We've been working hard over the last few weeks putting together some new 1 day courses for businesses as well as planning our next certified NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner training courses. We'll be having our next practice group on Wednesday 28th January - Head over to the practice group page for more information and to book your place.

Thursday 11th December

We had a lovely evening yesterday at LEAF for our last meeting of 2014, thank you to all those who popped in for a drink.

We are still taking bookings for individual sessions, NLP courses and presentation skills training right over the Christmas and New Year period, so do give us a call and get your course or private coaching session booked in early.

Wednesday 19th November

We enjoyed a great practice group last week looking at willpower - people very generously shared the things they have difficulty with and we worked on some interesting issues.

We've a date for the next practice group booked for 28th January 2015, and hope we might squeeze a quick event in before Christmas. If you're not on our mailing list and would like to keep up with our news and receive invitations to our events please email me, and I can keep you posted. As always, our course calendar is set many months ahead, so do check dates and book with us now for next year.

And if you need something sooner, call us, we will always do our best to find time to see you for an individual session at short notice. Interview preparation and presentation skills training is something people often come to us for. It's always a pleasure to see people making big leaps forward with their careers and a privilege to be part of the process.

So call us on 0151 931 5184 and let us help you on your way.

Friday 3rd October

All of a sudden we have entered the final quarter of 2014, in less than 3 months it will be 2015. Forget season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, it seems everyone is now gearing up for Christmas. We, at NLP Liverpool are gearing up for a busy Autumn of courses and I have just extended our course calendar to include some of our 2015 courses. So click on the link above to see what we have to offer you in the coming months. You can never plan too far ahead - so if you want to express an interest in one of our courses, contact me today.

For business or personal development training - contact NLP Liverpool - your local NLP training experts.

Tuesday 9th September

The Summer has flown by and now that the children are back to school, the weather has picked up nicely, with some beautiful warm Autumn days in store over the next week. Our NLP Practice group is taking place a week later than originally planned, in Liverpool on Wednesday 24th September. We'll be using an NLP technique called Anchoring to help you re-capture that holiday feeling when you need to feel relaxed and calm. Head over to the practice group page for more information and to book your place. The NLP Practitioner course has a few places for October, please book soon to guarantee your place.

Thursday 24th July

We had a cracking evening last night at LEAF on Bold street, we abandoned our usual workshop format and gathered for informal drinks and chatting - much of it admittedly about NLP and personal development, it was a really good night. If you couldn't join us, check out our Facebook page to see some of the comments. We'll be having the next workshop on 17th September and have NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner courses scheduled for the Autumn and even next year in spring 2015. The earlier you book the better the price, so contact us now to guarantee your place.

Wednesday 1st July

Check out the practice group page for details of our summer social event, Wednesday 23rd July - All welcome. Click here

Monday 23rd June

We had a very successful practice group meeting last week - despite it being an England World cup game evening, there were plenty of people there to set their own goals and plan for their future with NLP. The next event will be a social gathering on July 23rd - register to join us now - and we'll be back with a more formal workshop on 17th September. We do have places for the NLP Practitioner 9th - 16th July - please contact me as soon as possible to book your place.

3rd June

NLP Practice Group - 19th June

Book now

Thursday 22nd May

As I updated the website earlier I realised we'd not updated the breaking news for a good while - a general indication of how busy we've been the last few months. We've had some great practitioner and master practitioner courses running, and the April NLP Practice group was a great success. Coming up on 19th June, we'll be running another practice group, and will have a scheduled practitioner course running 9th - 16th July. We're still having a lot of interest from people wanting to study 1 to 1 at a time which suits them, so if that would enable you to study - give us a call.

We've been doing some coaching via Skype to different time zones which has entailed some "Silly-O’clock" sessions - a great way to get a VERY early start on the day - it's great to be able to be so flexible. So wherever you are in the world - we can talk you through whatever it is you need. Can't say fairer than that! Call us to book your session now on 0151 931 5184

Thursday 13th March

Spring has sprung at last and there are certainly many signs that personal development has taken a jump up everyone's priority list. It must be something about the blue skies, daffodils and warm air that makes people look to the future with increasing optimism and want to achieve more. We've noticed a big increase particularly in coaching and Practitioner enquiries. We have coaching sessions available by skype early morning, late evening, weekend and can accommodate different time zones for our far-flung clients. It's a really great way to work.

Our next practice group event will be looking at work life balance - it's going to be a really useful evening for everyone. We'll facilitate lots of sharing of tips and introduce some great techniques to help you improve your work life balance.

Thursday 30th January 2014

Wow - where did January go?

We are really looking forward to next Wednesday's practice group (Feb 5th click here for the practice group page for more details and to make your booking via PayPal.) We've had a very full diary in January, with February and well into March looking very busy too. Of course, we can always squeeze in private coaching sessions and phone calls in between, so call us on 0151 931 5184 to discuss your requirements and book.

We have a scheduled NLP Practitioner course starting on March 5th. If you can't make these dates, we are able to organise 1 to 1 training in 2 to 3 day blocks so the schedule suits you. See the practitioner page for details.

It looks like business confidence locally is increasing day by day, we certainly noticed a big upturn in course enquiries and bookings. Remember, that the new financial year starts in April, so if you have a training budget, now is the time to secure training for yourself or your staff. Call us now.

Tuesday 14th January 2014

The New Year is gathering pace, with our full 2014 calendar now available. Click here.

We already have bookings in the diary for December 2014 - and plenty to offer between now and then. We've committed to 4 NLP Practitioner courses, 2 NLP Master Practitioner courses, and plenty of presentation skills courses. There's more to be added to the schedule as we slot the public courses around our private and corporate work. And as always, if you want to choose your own dates, we'll deliver a course just for you. Coaching is available privately by arrangement and can even be delivered by phone or Skype. Call us on 0151 931 5184 with your diary to hand and we'll be ready to help.

Monday 11th November

Thank you to everyone who came to last week's practice group. We had a great evening working on propulsion systems and enjoyed setting goals for the future and looking at motivation for change. The next NLP Liverpool practice group will be on Wednesday 11th December and the title will be

Handling Difficult Relatives (Strategies For A Calm Christmas)

Head to the practice group page for more details and to make your booking via PayPal.

Tuesday 29th October

The practice group next week (Wednesday 6th November) is booking up well. The title is

Better choices and decisions with “Propulsion systems” See the practice group page for full details and to make your booking. We've also extended our calendar for the first part of 2014. So if you're thinking of completing your NLP Practitioner training next year, now is the time to book.

Monday 14th October

Half way through Stoptober already - if you're planning to stop smoking, come and see us soon. We've a special offer, our half price session offer runs until Halloween. See our stop smoking page for full details.

Monday 1st July

I'm giving the website a bit of a spruce up over the next few weeks and looking forward to filling our Autumn courses. The dates are now available for two practitioner courses between September and Christmas. We've also booked our next NLP practice group for Wednesday, 18th September - so put into your diary now, or better still book today.

Thursday 23rd May

The Bank holiday is approaching, and hopefully today's sleet and hail is definitely the last of the wintery weather for a while. We have a title for our next NLP Liverpool Practice group, "Stop! Look! And Listen!" Click here to have a look at the practice group page for more information. The next certified NLP Practitioner course will be starting on 7th June, we do have some places available at the special offer price of £1500 total so contact me and book today - this offer cannot be repeated.

Monday 29th April

A great evening was had last week at the practice group event. Next event will be Thursday 20th June. Looking for subjects now, so send me your favourite choice and we'll put it to the vote. There's still time, but you'll have to hurry to book your NLP Practitioner training for the early bird price of only Fee £1500 (For courses booked and paid in full by 1st May)

Contact us today to secure your place

Tuesday 23rd April

Still time to book for tomorrow's event

Keep Calm it's just hypnosis

We're looking forward to it, click here for details and booking.

We're also very grateful to H & M Dog training centre in Thornton for their help with a client with severe dog phobia - click here to see their website for more details of what they do.

Monday March 3rd

Lovely week last week with the Master Practitioner students. And we are starting this week with a client referral from Cornwall - fantastic to know our website reach and reputation spread that far!

I'll be having a spring clean around the dusty corners of the website this week and then it's time to tackle the end of year finance tasks. I have to put on a different hat for that. One with an abacus on the top and I shall be wearing my serious face, while I get everything to balance. It's a bit outside my comfort zone, but once I get going I quite enjoy it, and there's a huge satisfaction when the reconciliation balance hits zero.

If you're feeling out of sorts, have a problem you are struggling with, or know someone who has reached a crossroads and needs someone to talk to, remember, we can help. Call us on 0151 931 5184.

Wednesday February 13th

We ran a very successful practice group on Monday, looking at assertiveness and the use of NLP. There was lots of laughing, and some great insights into the strategies people use when negotiating with those of a bombastic nature! We're looking forward to the next group on 24th April, unless we can squeeze another one in beforehand. (Which might be difficult before Easter).

We're now looking ahead to the practitioner course in June - it may seem like a long time ahead, but people do book that far in advance, and it makes planning easier for us and the students. You can pay the fee in instalments too. You can even have your own training, delivered in 2 or 3 day blocks at your convenience (or over a 7 day stretch if you prefer to learn that way). SO call us on 0151 931 5184 with your diary to hand and let's make your booking, and get started.

Monday 28th January

Busy week last week and this. As usual a good mix of private clients and corporate training to keep us very busy. We have a certified NLP Practitioner course starting next Friday which George is looking forward to immensely. There is still time to contact us to book for that if you can be free to join us for that.

The next thing on the horizon is out NLP Practice group on 11th February where we'll be looking at assertiveness. These are always really good events, do join us. Click here for more details and booking links.

Monday 7th January 2013

Happy New Year to all our readers and visitors.

What an exciting year 2013 is going to be. We have an amazing special offer for our first NLP Practitioner course of 2013 - A massive £300 discount when you book for the February course (1st-8th February) by 18th January. So.....what are you waiting for?

Contact us today on 0151 931 5184.

Wednesday 28th November

Maghull Wind Orchestra

Christmas Concert - 2nd December 2 - 4pm

Palm House, Sefton Park

At the beginning of this year, we at NLP Liverpool promised to try something new, broaden our horizons and improve our mental health by keeping learning. Encouraged by family (i.e. because we had to provide a taxi service for our son, who plays percussion) we've both dusted off our instruments and joined Maghull Wind Orchestra. After many years gathering dust, Julie is now amongst the 3rd Clarinets and most recently George has joined the trombone section. And as a "Wellbeing" and community activity, I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Come and see Maghull Wind Orchestra in action and enjoy a wide variety of catchy tunes and Christmas music.

Friday 16th November

Positively Speaking - NLP for Business

Priory Business Forum 8-10 am Thursday 6th December

Book you place now for the Priory Business Forum, where George Cunningham of NLP Liverpool will be giving the presentation where he will be introducing some NLP techniques and teaching you how to communicate more clearly in writing and more clearly and confidently when speaking to staff or customers.

The Priory Business Forum is a monthly business breakfast event for entrepreneurs and business people and has been running on the Wirral for almost eight years. In our experience, one of the best networking events on Merseyside.

Thursday 1st November

NLP Liverpool's Practice Group 10th December

All welcome - beginner to expert

What Next? - Planning your future with NLP

With Halloween behind us and fireworks to come, we've reached that point in the year when everything is so busy, at work and at home, it's often difficult to find time to think. But Christmas and 2013 are coming!

We have just confirmed the date in the diary for the next NLP Liverpool practice group on 10th December and booking is now open.

At this event we'll be looking ahead (with maybe a short glance behind to see if there's anything to learn from the past year) and talking you through some NLP techniques to help you plan for a better future. Looking ahead, especially if life is difficult or you are at a crossroads can seem daunting. With some NLP techniques to help direct your thinking, you can see the future more clearly and put your plans together far more effectively. Come and join us - these events are informative and fun.

Thursday 13th September

Practice group 26th September

Sometimes you have to put things off! After running a practice group session on procrastination a few months ago, I now "get on and do" a lot more and procrastinate much less. But sometimes, you have to admit that time is too short and there are just not enough hours in the day or even days in the week to get done what needs doing. So, we've postponed the next practice group, just for a week, so we can make sure everything is prepared for us to deliver a great evening of training on 26th September. We'll be in the usual place, (Quaker Meeting House) for an evening of eye accessing and communication skills. See the practice group page for more details and make your booking now.

Tuesday 11th September

Back to normality. Term time always brings us back to a better routine, although the summer this year was really busy for us. We usually schedule our courses during term time and avoid school holidays whenever possible, but this year saw us putting on some extra training in July and August to meet demand, which was great. We have just put together the course calendar for this Autumn and the first half of 2013, so click the link above to download your copy to print and keep. If the dates don't fit, just call us and we'll be as flexible as possible to help you achieve your training on dates which suit you. Call us on 0151 931 5184 with your diary to hand and we'll find space for you.

Friday 17th August

We are just completing our August NLP Master practitioner course and have more NLP Practitioner training next week! What should have been a quiet August has been very busy for us, a sign that the economy is more buoyant than it has been for a long time and that business confidence is growing. If you're ready to work on your personal development, then give us a call now and let's get started.

Friday 15th June

Massive 20.12% Discount for our NLP Practitioner course in August 2012. See the practitioner course page for full details, click here

Monday 28th May

Looking forward to starting the Master Practitioner training next week after the Bank Holidays, still a space or two if you'd like to join our flexibly study group on 6th & 7th June. Act fast, call me as soon as possible. The next NLP Liverpool practice group title is "Silencing the Worrier Within" and booking is now open.

Tuesday 15th May

Great turnout and a great night last night at the NLP Liverpool Practice group, where we were "Dealing with procrastination". Lots of useful tips for being more productive and getting things done (with a hint of NLP thrown in for good measure). The next practice group will be on Wednesday 27th June, so watch out for the mailings and sign up as soon as you can.

Tuesday 1st May

What a rollercoaster this year has been, with the first 4 months whizzing past. Can't quite believe it's May already. Our Practice group goes from strength to strength and is providing some great topics and training we're really proud of. The Dealing with negativity session went so well we ran it twice and have now adapted it into an half day workshop we can bring to your workplace. So if doom and gloom have infected your office - call us in. We'll teach your staff helpful techniques to use at work and at home to improve their positivity - a great boost to mental wellbeing improves productivity.

Contact us on 0151 931 5184 for more information.

Next NLP Liverpool Practice Group

14th May - Dealing with procrastination. (because we can't put it off any longer)

Click here to go to the Practice Group Page

Thursday 16th February

We are still hearing from clients who have managed to apply for 50 % Leadership and Management funding for our NLP Practitioner course in March. Applications have to be made by 29th February, so leap at the chance to study for half price, call us immediately for a referral and join us for the course 17th - 24th March.

Friday 3rd February

We've added an extra NLP Practitioner course to the schedule in March, to allow people to access up to 50% funding. You need to contact us straight away if you'd like a place and apply for your funding immediately, as applications close at the end of February. Call me now on 0151 931 5184 to register your interest.

Friday 20th January

Funding News - £1000 for SME leaders

There is funding available for SME leaders, but you're really going to have to hurry, last date for applications is 29th February and your course must be completed by the end of March. If you are interested in up to £1000 funding towards your training you need to contact us immediately to get the paperwork approved in time. Call me on 0151 931 5184.

NLP Liverpool Practice Group - From strength to strength.

Had a great evening last Wednesday at the Practice group, we were so full that unfortunately I couldn't get to speak properly to most people. We were "dealing with difficult people" and had a really interesting set of techniques to teach. We looked at the anticipation of the confrontation, the person themselves and the interactions you have with them and how to get yourself into a resourceful state. And most importantly of all, to review and let go! Commonly known as the SUMO model - which stands for Shut Up - Move On!

You can book the next event already, Thursday 23rd February - go to our practice group page and do it now!

Thursday 8th December

Full 2012 calendar now available

Here at NLP Liverpool, preparations for the festive season are well underway. For us, this doesn't mean thinking about Christmas, but about our Autumn 2012 course schedule! We always have courses planned in the diary at least 6 months in advance and share the dates with you as soon as possible so you can plan your course well in advance. So, as you'll see from the headline above, we have the full schedule well into November for NEXT year. Click for a colour copy, check your diary and book with us today!

Friday 2nd December

Funding is still available for top level executives. Up to £1000 towards your personal development can be claimed - contact us straight away to begin the paperwork and to book a consultation to find out how we can help you.

Friday 11th November

Thank you to all of you who joined us on Tuesday for the practice group. We really enjoyed it and hope you all took a lot of ideas home. We were looking at the use of stories and metaphors in business, coaching, mentoring and therapy. We had some very inventive tales from lots of people. Most of us surprised ourselves with what we could do, and how we could make an everyday object part of a story with a message. We're taking bookings already for the next NLP Liverpool Practice Group on Wednesday 18th January, (we'll do payments nearer the time) and are open to suggestions for the subject, so email today for a place and to suggest a topic.

Tuesday 4th October

Thank you to all those who packed out the Council chamber at Liverpool Chamber of Commerce last Friday for our 60 Really Useful Minutes presentation, on the art and science of positive business communication. We hope you found it really useful! If you left us your details, you will be receiving an email with the links we promised you. There are also some extra tips and fuller answers to the great questions posed at the end. If you couldn't attend and would like some more information, do call or email us. Better still, join us for the 2 day presentation skills workshop op 3rd & 4th November and hone your skills. More details here.

Tuesday 13th September

We had a great evening yesterday at the Practice group, thank you to all who came from far and wide to join us for an evening of NLP. There was a session on timelines and then we moved on to circle of excellence - it was great to watch everyone pair up and work together so well. Everyone enjoyed it, it was a struggle to vacate the venue in time there was so much chatting at the end. The next event is on 8th November, I've updated the PayPal link so you can get details here and even book today, or email me and we'll remind you nearer the time.

Funding - at last!

50% training fee refund for senior managers at qualifying SMEs

Hurry! When it’s gone, it’s gone!

At last, we are delighted to announce we have been accepted as approved providers for a new funding stream. Managers and leaders from qualifying businesses (from 2-250 employees) can claim a 50% refund after completion of one of our public courses, a bespoke course or a series of coaching sessions. Contact us as soon as possible, and we will discuss your needs before making the referral. Remember, like Skill Works funding, the money runs out quickly and the paperwork needs to be completed well before your course as the broker may take some weeks to process your application. So, if you are thinking of joining us for the October practitioner course (dates below), then you need to act fast. Just think, for a couple of phone calls and bit of paperwork, you could achieve your NLP Practitioner certification for half price, that’s less than £900, or become a Master Practitioner for around £1400. Call us today on 0151 931 5184 to discuss the options and to book your place.

Update 25th August

Our late Summer newsletter is wending it's way to your in-box today, so if you're not on our regular mailing list, email me at and I'll add your details. It's the best way to get regular updates about our events and training as well as being the first to hear of special offers or funding opportunities. We promise never to pass on your details and you may unsubscribe at any time.

Update 29th July

We've been working very hard here at NLP Liverpool, planning our public courses for the next 9 months. See the Practitioner and Master Practitioner pages for course dates through to June next year. The next Practice group is booked for 12th September, we've even planned the dates to next June 2012.

Liverpool Chamber Event Friday 30th September

60 Really Useful Minutes - Speak Up - The art and science of positive business communication.

We’ll be delivering a presentation at Liverpool Chamber on Friday 30th September, “Speak Up! The Art and Science of Positive Business Communication in 60 really useful minutes.” Click here to book your place now, these events are so popular, it’d be a shame if you missed out. And if you’re a Chamber member, it’s a great free networking opportunity to start your Friday morning. And if you’re not, a fiver is a great price -go and see what’s on offer.

You can now "like" us on Facebook and keep up to date with everything that is going on.

Update 18th July

A great time was had by all at last Thursday's NLP Practice group. We were working on anchors, and with the aid of kazoos and whoopee cushions, we elicited some fantastic states to anchor! There was a lot of laughing, before the serious business of working on collapsing anchors, which people really enjoyed. The next event will be on 12th September, with the venue yet to be confirmed. We'll be working on time-lines and will teach the "circle of excellence" technique. For more details and to make your booking click here.

Update - 20th June

If you're signed up to our newsletter, the next one with be with you this week. Watch out for details of the next practice group on 14th July. There was also an update to the blog earlier today, which was long overdue - aplologies - we've been really busy. We still have a promotion running, which offers you 20% off telephone coaching until the end of June, hurry and book your sessions now - we'll even let you book ahead up to 22nd July.

Next Newsletter Due Soon

I am just in the process of cleaning the mailing list, and then the next newsletter will be with you. We're having a Practice group meeting again on 25th May, see the practice group page for details of how to book

Ups and downs and perspective

I had a catastrophic PC hard drive failure recently. It is a bit unnerving when you have to fully test your backup procedures, and thankfully everything has now been restored; it has just taken many days! It felt like a disaster, until the terrible crisis in Japan unfolded, and then it seemed so trivial in comparison. We have all been presented with a stark reminder that we should all pause sometimes and reassess any situation to gain a realistic perspective.

Someone once emailed me a list of “The 45 rules of life” purportedly written by an old and very wise lady, rule 40 said – “If we all threw our problems into a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.”

I refer to these rules often, if you’d like the full list, contact me for a copy.

NLP for Better Business Communication

Free seminar 6-8 pm

Wednesday 9th March

The Racquet Club, Liverpool

George Cunningham, NLP Liverpool's trainer will be presenting at a CMI (Chartered Management Institute) event from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday 9th March at The Racquet Club, Chapel Street Liverpool.

Communication is the key to success for every business. Whether it be internal memos and presentations or marketing materials and sales presentations, effective communication is a must. All effective communications have something in common, from the memorable slogans such as “….helps you work rest and play” to those annoyingly catchy jingles of the insurance adverts (Direct Line comes straight to my mind), there is something that these messages have done – they’ve stayed with you. In this two hour presentation and workshop, we’ll take a light-hearted look at how you can begin to bring some of the simple and effective techniques derived from Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to your communications. We’ll help you find simple ways to make your communications more effective and more powerful. Now, you wouldn’t want to do that, or would you?

This is a free event, so if you're interested in using NLP for better business communication and looking to network with other Merseyside managers, email or call me now on 0151 931 5184 to book your place.

NLP Liverpool Practice group on 28th February

A great night was had by all at our NLP Liverpool Practice group on 28th February, we had a room full of people, with all levels of expertise, from complete beginner to Master Practitioner. We worked on swish patterns, with everyone having an opportunity to practice. The feedback was so positive, with plenty of suggestions for next time, that we've provisionally put a date in the dairy for Tuesday 5th April for the next meeting.

NLP Liverpool Practice Group

We've finally bowed to the pressure to resurrect our NLP Practice group. We've come a long way from the group which George used to run for a growing group of friends when he started out in NLP many years ago. We've also long outgrown our original venue, "the kitchen table". The next NLP Liverpool Practice group will take place on Monday 28th February, 6 - 9 pm at The Racquet Club.

George tweets!

Look out for George's twitter feed @nlpliverpool, for our latest news, views and special offers.

NLP Skills Builder & Taster Events

Next Event - sorry if you missed the February 5th taster day, watch this space, we're trying to fit in an event sometime in March or April, register your interest through the Taster page, and we'll email you as soon as we have a date.

See the Taster page for information and to book your place. Remember there are only 15 places available.

If you can't wait that long, call us on 0151 931 5184, we're happy to come and meet you for a coffee and a chat, or put on a short taster session for you at work so you can see what NLP can do for you or your organisation.

We've run many of these events over the years and they've always been well received. It's a great opportunity to meet us and spend time learning some NLP techniques and putting into practise what you may have already read about.

Our next event will be a day of NLP for all, from beginner to expert, come and join in. Check the Taster page for details, and enrol for our mailing list, so you'll be the first to know when the next event will be.

4th January 2011

VAT Increases to 20%

Like most UK businesses, we've spent part of our Christmas and New Year reviewing our prices and adjusting all of our pricing to comply with the new rate of VAT. As you'll imagine this means many hours scouring and updating every page of the website. Over the last 3 years we have resisted increasing the cost of our courses and have absorbed extra venue and certification costs ourselves. We believe we have always offered the best value, expert Society of NLP certified training in the North West.

Remember, when comparing our training to other providers in the North West, look at course length, certification body and the cost of training per day. Remember, you want the best NLP training for your money. When Richard Bandler runs his own NLP practitioner courses, he takes 7 days, and accepts no questions or interruptions! Our courses are 8 days long, to allow for the full course content and your questions and the odd digression into interesting and useful examples. You also get plenty of time to practise and become confident with the techniques. You can only really learn NLP by doing it. An 8 day course also gives you the opportunity to split the course into two 4-day blocks if that is more convenient for you. Some people learn best with a period of time between learning the basics and consolidating their skills. We offer you the choice at no extra cost.

NLP Liverpool are delighted to be able to offer you the training YOU want.

Here at NLP Liverpool, our role is to offer expert training to our clients, although we find that our customers teach us plenty too. Over the last few months, they've taught us that in this current economic climate, companies want training to exactly fit their needs. No longer a one size fits all, off the peg suit, our clients are looking to the long term, and a bespoke tailored suit, looks smarter and lasts much longer and most importantly fits properly. We will visit you and your staff to fully assess what your training needs are, and build a training course to fit exactly. Why buy off the peg training for your business when you can have it tailored to fit your needs?

Call us on 0151 931 5184 to start our discussions

NLP Liverpool becomes a Green Business Ambassador for Liverpool

We are very proud to have received this award and be recognised for our green credentials. We even have a small supply of Ferrero Rocher with which to spoil our clients.

Not only blogging - now tweeting too

We're now tweeting - so sign up and follow, or tweet back. Check out Julie's page for the moment, the link will eventually make it's way to the front page once we've revamped the website.

Feeling Stressed out?

If you're interested in your own mental wellbeing, check out the excellent BBC Headroom website. There are lots of hints and tips and podcasts to help you relax and deal with the stresses and strains of life. The newsletter makes great reading.

Check us out - we're blogging

We've dragged ourselves into the 21st century and we've begun blogging. For weekly updates about what we've been doing and what's coming up next, click below and sign up to follow us.

Beat The Credit Crunch - Stop Smoking

Did you know that if you're a smoker of 20 a day (plus a few extra at the weekends or when you have a drink or meet friends), your habit costs you well over £2,000 a year. (That figure doesn't even include the extra dry cleaning bills and the massive increase in your life, house and car insurance)

If your boss offered to give you a rise of £2,000 a year, tax free, you'd take it wouldn't you? So why haven't you stopped smoking?

Call us today on 0151 931 5184 to book your session. We're up front about the charge, it's £240, (just over a month's supply of cigarettes) and we'll keep on seeing you until you stop - for good.

Are you fed up of standing out in the rain and the cold, the smell, the nagging of friends, family or children. Do you worry about your long term health?

So, stop NOW!

Using a unique blend of NLP and hypnotherapy, we're so confident you will stop after one session, that we'll see you again for free if you don’t. (Please bear in mind, this is not a magic wand, and requires effort and willpower on your part, so only book to see us when you are ready to become a non smoker). We'll make sure you are in the right frame of mind to stop smoking and stay stopped. We give you techniques to quell cravings and to ensure you feel motivated to eat healthily so you don't gain weight. And you can phone us any time for a quick reminder of what we taught you.

See our stop smoking page for more details.

Email us with your NLP stories and successes and we'll put them on the site for you.

Join our discussion Group

We've set up our own discussion group on Friends Reunited so you can ask questions, get tips and chat with others about NLP. If you're already registered then search on the groups tab for "NLP Training and Discussion Group" and read the threads or start your own. If you're not registered then it's free to register, just enter your email address and a password and look for the groups - there's no need to fill in all your personal details (unless, of course, you want to relive your youth!).

Skillworks Funding

We are waiting anxiously for news of funding, I am hoping that within the next few weeks we will find out what funding can be accessed by small businesses and individuals for training. If you know of any funds available then do please email and let me know. If you are looking for funding then email and let me know and I can contact you with details as soon as we hear anything.

Richard Bandler and John Grinder, co-creators of NLP, founded The Society of Neuro--Linguistic Programming in 1978 and it is the first and largest NLP certification, training, validation and quality control organisation in the world. Richard personally trains, assesses and certifies all Society of NLP Trainers (myself included), and it is for this reason that I decided to ensure that my training courses are certified by The Society of NLP. In fact, Richard signs all our certificates personally and I regularly assist him, John La Valle and Kathleen La Valle and Paul McKenna at their international trainings in London.

The Society of NLP Logo

We are proud to be the first NLP training institute in Liverpool to offer NLP training certified by Richard Bandler and The Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and our display of the society’s logos is your guarantee of the quality of our training.

For more information about how I can help you, simply call me on 0151 931 5184.

Be well, George