NLP Coaching Practice Program

Do you REALLY want to hone in your NLP skills with others? Then this is the PROGRAM for you!

practiceConfidenceDr. Heidi has organised an elite and special NLP Coaching Practice Group with 2 formats, online and in person. Both group types are limited to 6 participants, everyone will coach and be coached twice (initial and subsequent session) while the other group members are observing from a Meta Position. Using the Benchmarking Formula shared at the NLP Coaching Foundations workshop, you will recieve and give feedback.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about what you are doing well, what you can model in others and how you can improve your NLP skills with others. This is skill development in action! In a very safe environment we’ll be observing your rapport, listening skills, questioning skills, pattern detection and framing.

Prerequisite: NLP Practitioner Certification & NLP Coaching Foundations


Online Format

The online format takes place over 6 weeks with a 60-90 minute group call. You will be ‘paired’ with a client and each week we will observe 2 coaching sessions. The format of the sessions will be as follows:

  • Coaching Session (20-30 min) – if you are not a coach or client in this session you will be bench marking and learning at a Meta Position
  • Feedback to Coach (10-15 min) – Heidi will also provide written feedback for the coach

During the program, you will be a Coach and a Client twice – in an initial and second session with your same client/coach.

Next Program Dates

To be determined

In Person Format

The inperson format takes place over 2 days with a 4-5 hour day. You will be ‘paired’ with a client and we will observe 6 coaching sessions each day.
The format of the day will be as follows:

  • Coaching Session (20-30 min) – if you are not a coach or client in this session you will be bench marking and learning at a Meta Position
  • Feedback to Coach  (10-15 min) – Heidi will also provide written feedback for the coach

During the program, you will be a Coach and a Client twice – in an initial (day 1) and second session (day 2) with your same client/coach.

Next Program Dates

Nov 27 & Dec 4

Pay in Full $479
2 Monthly Payments of $250

NLP Frequently Asked Questions

NLP FAQOver the years we have been asked the same types of questions so we have compiled the following of Frequently Asked Questions to assist you with any enquiries you may have. We know that choosing an NLP Trainer isn’t always an easy task – there is a lot of jargon, marketing hype and everyone claims to be the best. We encourage you to find this out for yourself!

If you have any questions not covered here, please feel free to contact us!

We also invite you to have a look at our article: Before Your Commit: 10 Questions to Ask Your NLP Trainer

Who recognises the training with the Worldwide Institutes of NLP?

Over the years we have woven a great relationship with many major NLP Training Institutes and renowned NLP Trainers.  We are recognized by the American Board of NLP, NLP University with Robert Dilts and Judith Delozier, Institute for the Advanced Study of Health (IASH) and The Australian Board of NLP.

While there is no World organization that governs NLP, there are general guidelines that each institute should maintain for the minimum requirements in their certification courses.

What does “NLP Practitioner Certification” mean?

Certification as an NLP Practitioner is a bench mark certification confirming you understand the theoretical components of NLP Practitioner content, and can demonstrate competency using NLP skills in practical situations. The Institutes certificates are recognised with various NLP bodies throughout the world . The standard training accepted in the NLP world is 120 hours, which with the Institutes is made up of a combination of home-study, live training and classroom assignments. With the assignments set, your training time actually exceeds the normal 125 hours standard.

Some NLP trainers require me to watch DVD’s or listen to CD’s before attending a course. How come you don’t?

NLP is best learned in a hands-on approach and listening to auditory information is not the preferred learning method for most people. In fact, only 20% of the population have a learning style of “auditory”, and even these individuals do not learn best by listening to a CD, they learn best by being involved in a conversation and hearing what other people have to say. From our research, companies that require you to listen to information before attending their courses and provide you with “actual course content” are simply giving you a recording of a previous course and you will then hear the exact same information when in attendance. Most learners would rather learn the information in a live setting where they can interact with the trainer, ask questions and see what is happening at the same time. In short – we don’t require pre-listening because we know your time is valuable and we would rather you use your time for more important things.

What is the difference between your accelerated method of training NLP and the longer courses I’ve seen?

Originally NLP was only taught to Doctors and licensed medial practitioners.  According to NLP founder Richard Bandler, “They applied the principles of NLP to the teaching of it and developed accelerated training courses. Although some people cling to the notion that Practitioner training still has to take 22 days, that way of setting standards actually goes against one of the inherent principles of NLP – as you get better at something you should be able to do it more efficiently and effectively. Few people realise that the original 22-day course was partially designed so that it would fulfil the in service training requirements of licensed therapists in America. Not because it took that long – that’s the point.”  We see the constant evidence of how the mind is able to learn and retain accelerated knowledge.

We have assisted on a variety of courses throughout our tenure in NLP – the students in the longer courses do not learn more, nor do they seem to learn better – it simply takes longer.

What is the difference between your training organisation and others?

We’d rather not discredit or talk down other Institutes as we believe we all have a place in making the world better.   Instead we’ll tell you of our virtues and values we’ve added.

  • We keep our number of participants under 25 per training.  Most of our courses average size is 14 to 20; this allows one-on-one attention from the trainers, excellent group rapport and your individual needs are met.
  • We provide tables for you to put your manuals, books and for note-taking.
  • In Sydney, we are centrally located with our own purpose built training and consultation rooms.
  • Each class is different and tailored to the participants, thus everyone’s intentions are met.
  • In Master Practitioner you will participate in clinic hours where you practice NLP in real terms.
  • Our Certificates are internationally recognized and accepted by the major NLP Institutes in the World
  • Ongoing support and coaching or mentoring available
  • Monthly practice groups around the world
  • Monthly Online Practice Group
  • Supervision options with Laureli or Heidi
  • Ongoing education and workshops for instance; Advanced NLP Techniques, NLP for Health, Higher Self Therapy using NLP, NLP Coaching Certification, NLP Trainer and Presentation Skills.
  • We use the accelerated method which means you get the “mind muscle” generative learning.
Do you teach Timeline?

Timeline is now and always has been an essential ingredient of NLP and was originally created as a concept by Sigmund Freud and strongly originally modelled by Connirae and Steven Andreas in 1984.   Interestingly it seems impossible to utilize NLP without taking into consideration timelines. Many years ago a the term Time Line Therapy® was trademarked – however, the timeline techniques of NLP are not separate to NLP, they are a part of it and a requirement of the international standards to teach timeline techniques in both the NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner trainings.

Time Line Therapy® is a Registered Trademark of Dr. Tad James. Used with permission.

What does hypnosis have to do with NLP?

The form of hypnosis taught in NLP is known as Ericksonian Hypnosis – modelled on Dr. Milton Erickson. He had a form of very conversational hypnosis which altered the state of his patients without the use of ‘clinical’ hypnosis. Clinical hypnosis is what most people think of when they think of hypnosis – it is what is used on television, in movies and on stage. That, however is not the kind of hypnosis NLP uses.

The importance of  Hypnosis use in NLP is two-fold.  First, the mind stores all its memories, emotions, and data about self and the world in its unconscious mind.  The way we reach this part of the mind effectively is via trance.  You learn how to get into rapport and assist others to relax in order to open the communication to this part of the mind conversationally.  This is taught with integrity and is not mind control.  Anyone who communicates with anyone else in the world already puts people into trance, we teach how to do it to help you and understand others.  Secondly, wording your words in a particular order can give a powerful message.  This is done in TV. radio and media advertising.  Most sales and marketing companies use these types of hypnotic language phrases and tools.  It is a great way to help people see another side of a situation.  Storytelling is a great example of this type of hypnotic trance.

Is there research that substantiates NLP?

LP is not a science or theory or philosophy.  It was not developed to look for the “truth”.   It is a useful rule of thumb about thinking and doing that motivates people to do the things they say they want and to do more.

Over the years a lot of research has been done. Have a look at the NLP Research and Recognition team, they are doing various studies regarding trauma with war vetrans using a specific NLP technique called the VK Dissociation Process – . Another great web site to check out is:  and Anchor Point Magazine  has been publishing articles for over 10 years with a diverse supply of commentary from great NLP’ers from around the world.

NLP Map to Success

Navigating the world of NLP can be a tricky business! There are a lot of NLP trainers in the world, and not all NLP is the same! The trainers own training, their style and their experience can greatly affect the training – so can your own understanding of what you can and want to gain from the training.

This is why we designed the NLP Map to Success.


The NLP Map to Success will help you to learn how NLP can benefit you in your life to unleash your business and personal potential.

The Worldwide Institutes of NLP and our Master NLP Trainers Laureli Blyth and Dr. Heidi Heron have been training NLP since 1994 – and we have a belief that the more you know, the better you can do.

This workbook is a step-by-step guide to what NLP is, how you can use it, where in your life you will benefit from it and how to get started with your own NLP training journey.


“A comprehensive tool to learn more about how you can use NLP in your life. Get started today!”

With the NLP Map to Success you will not only learn more about NLP – you will learn more about yourself too!

  • Learn specifically what NLP is for you
  • Find out how you can use NLP in your life, in business and with others
  • Identify your own Character Strengths
  • Find what personal characteristics you can further develop
  • Pinpoint areas of your life for enrichment, improvement and development
  • Understand your own patterns of emotion, thought and behaviour
  • Identify the values in your life that drive you
  • Create a Well-Formed Outcome (goal) about something you desire
  • Learn more about The Worldwide Institutes of NLP
  • Find out what your next steps are to learning NLP

Enjoy learning with the NLP Map to Success. We look forward to sharing our world of NLP with yours soon.

Terms & Conditions

NLP Workshops

Payment Terms
All workshops must be paid 7 days before the start date. Failure to finalise payment will result in forfeiture of your saved place in the training with no refund available for monies paid.
Refunds & Transfers
  • You may transfer to another NLP Worldwide Workshop
  • You may send another delegate in your place at no extra charge
  • All deposits or monies paid are non-refundable after 7 days
  • Cancellation or withdrawal from your course with less than 30 days notice will incur a 100% cancellation fee of the full tuition

NLP Certification Courses

Payment Terms
The Worldwide Institutes of NLP accept payment by Cash, Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express), Bank Transfer, Cheque (Australia only) and PayPal.
You can opt for a deposit plus balance due 45 days before your course start date or an automated payment plan on a monthly or fortnightly basis.
You can enrol in any course online, on the phone or download an enrolment form and send or fax it to our Sydney or regional office. Once your enrolment has been received in any of the above forms, you are considered formally enrolled.
In order to secure your place in our training programs a security deposit is required at the time of enrolment. This is based on the first instalment of your Training Package or a minimum of $500 or $1000 depending on the individual course.
All deposits are non-refundable after 7 days.

Payment Plans
If you have opted to pay your tuition by a payment plan:

  • Your agreed monthly or fortnightly payments will be automatically debited from a credit card, bank account or Paypal account on a pre-organised day of the month – a payment plan schedule will be on your invoice.
  • If you are unable to pay your monthly amount please contact the Sydney office before the allocated date to rearrange the payment date. Any failed payments will incur a $20 fee.
  • If you have more than 3 failed payments we reserve the right to require payment in full within 30 days.
  • At the completion of your course, The Worldwide Institutes of NLP will issue you with a provisional certificate and will hold your actual Certificates in our Australia office until the balance has been paid. At that time, we will forward you the Certificates by post.

Absence All of the content and practice in the training is important and required for certification. If you have an absence from class that equals more than one day a provisional certificate will be awarded and you will be required to make-up the training day in a future course. If the absence is not pre-arranged with the Worldwide Institutes of NLP there is an applicable fee of $550 per day to attend the make-up day.

Cancellations & Transfers
In the event that you are unable to attend our training course the following conditions apply:
  • You may transfer to another NLP Worldwide training course with 30 days notice (subject to a $500 charge)
  • Transfers to another NLP Worldwide training course within 30 days will incur a 25% fee of the full tuition
  • You may send another delegate in your place to the same course at no extra charge
  • Cancellation or withdrawal from your course with more than 90 days notice will incur a $500 cancellation fee for NLP Practitioner, Master Practitioner, Coaching Foundations & Coach Building Blocks or $1000 for NLP Trainer & Consultant Certification training
  • Cancellation or withdrawal from your course 90-30 days prior to your course will incur a 50% cancellation fee of the full tuition
  • Cancellation or withdrawal from your course with less than 30 days notice will incur a 100% cancellation fee of the full tuition
  • Cancellation or withdrawal from any part of a Training Package in progress will incur $500 cancellation fee for Master Practitioner, Coaching Foundations & Coach Building Blocks or $1000 for NLP Trainer & Consultant Certification training – plus full payment for any completed courses at the individual course rates.

Agreement & Release

  • I confirm that I undertake this training with the Worldwide Institutes of NLP of my own free will and that I take full responsibility for my own well-being at all times.
  • I confirm that I am in full good health and that I am fit to participate in this training.
  • I understand that if I am currently undergoing any form of treatment from a physician, psychiatrist or psychologist which may affect my training experience, that it is my responsibility to inform said persons and obtain their agreement that I am fit to train with the Worldwide Institutes of NLP.
  • I acknowledge that any recording or written material used as part of the training with the Worldwide Institutes of NLP or that the Worldwide Institutes of NLP wish to produce as a result of one of their trainings, remains sole and exclusive property of the Worldwide Institutes of NLP (including Intellectual Property Rights) and may not be used by me without obtaining prior written permission.
  • The Worldwide Institutes of NLP reserves the right to record all trainings in any media they choose and for those recordings to remain their property which they can then dispose of as they see fit, with full regard to existing laws and publishing regulations.
  • I agree to use the powerful skills, techniques and learning’s of NLP with the greatest care and attention.
  • I will under no circumstances, misuse the powerful skills, techniques and learning’s that I will gain on this training course.
  • I agree that I have carefully read and completely understood all the above terms and my agreement of these terms with the tuition paid to the Worldwide Institutes of NLP constitute a full and binding agreement to the above terms and conditions.

100% Money Back Guarantee

If for any reason you are not totally satisfied with any of our training programs, let us know by the end of the first day and we will refund your investment in full upon the return of your training materials. No questions asked! 

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Before Your Commit: 10 Questions to Ask an NLP Trainer

There are a lot of choices out there, some snappy phrases, sexy marketing and amazing promises and tons of NLP Trainers to choose from.

So, how do you choose?

First of all – there are currently a lot of marketing companies masking themselves as NLP training companies. In the field of NLP, we call them Certificate Mills, so lets look at how to spot a Certificate Mill:

  • Promises of income 
  • Multiple certificates in one 
  • Short 2-5 day courses 
  • Really cheap training
  • 100% online training
  • 50+ participants at one time 

You see, NLP isn’t about making money. Sure, you can train to be an NLP Coach or Therapist, but NLP is about modelling excellence so you can be the best version of you!


Some NLP trainings sweeten the deal with providing you multiple certificates (NLP + hypnosis + timeline + coaching), what you should know is that the international standards require all of these elements to be taught – if they are not taught, it cannot be an NLP Practitioner Certificaiton. (This would be like giving you two certifcates for knowing the vowels and constanants of the alphabet).   


Internationally, the minimum in-person (live) training is 7 days; the average is 12 days. Anything less than 7 days does not meet the minimum requirements for an NLP training program. This also means that online trainings do not meet the requirements for NLP certification either.   


Currently, the average price for an NLP training is around $3500AUD ($3000USD), if a training is much less than this, you will probably be joining a group of many and miss out on the personal attention required. 


Finally, NLP is a very hands on skill with practice, supervision, feedback and support. If a course has too many participants, its likely that each person is not getting the support, feedback and supervision required to truly embrace and embody the skills of NLP. 

Now, what to look for!

Laureli and Dr. Heidi have been training in the field of NLP since 1994, they have seen so many NLP Trainers come-and-go, so they can help you to answer this questions with great ease. The answer:

Find a trainer who meets your needs, who can help you achieve your intentions, who uses NLP outside of the training room and who you have rapport with. 

Look past the bells and whistles, marketing hype and loud music; actually research your NLP Trainer. After all, you’re sending good time and money for a life-time of skills.

We have constructed 10 Questions that would be valuable for you to know more information about. We at the Worldwide Institutes of NLP pride ourselves on being one of the leading and most respected NLP providers in the world. It is better to do your homework and choose a credible NLP training provider than to be disappointed.

Just to be fair, you will find our answers to these questions below.

Good luck in your search for the NLP School and Trainer for you!

If you have more questions that we can help with – email us at info and we’d be more than happy to help! 

10 Questions to Ask an NLP Trainer

How long have the trainers been training NLP?
We started training in 1994 in Sydney, Australia; making us the longest established NLP Training Institute located in Sydney. Laureli, who founded the Australasian Institute of NLP was first trained in NLP in 1983 and utilised her skills in her corporate job and then in an NLP Coaching and therapy capacity until she began training NLP. Heidi  joined the institutes in 2000. In 2002 we expanded to international markets, starting in Singapore and then creating the European and American Institutes of NLP.

How do they use their NLP skills outside of the training room?
Both Laureli and Heidi run their own Private Practices where they use their NLP skills in a Therapeutic and Coaching capacities. In addition, they offer consulting services to business clients and assist them in a variety of areas of corporate growth and change. They also run a corporate training company Training Point International. In addition, both write books and articles about NLP and regularly appear on TV and Radio as professionals in their field. They are the co-authors of 30 Days to NLP the text used in the NLP Worldwide training.

Do you have rapport, respect and a liking for your trainer?
The best way to know this is to meet us in person, on the phone or via Skype. In Sydney we are located on York Street, opposite the QVB in Sydney; you are more than welcome to stop by and meet us anytime. Many of our students travel to Sydney or Singapore to train with us – if that is you, then lets meet on Skype or the phone! It is important that you feel comfortable with us and we encourage you to find this out for yourself.

Can you call, email or drop into see your trainer when you want?
In Australia, we are one of a few NLP Training schools with a commercial premises that you can come to anytime you wish. In addition, we are easily contactable via email or the phone. Before your training or after, our door is always open to you. Our intention is not just to teach you NLP but to help you to use and incorporate NLP into your life in whatever way you choose.

What kind of after course support does your trainer provide?
We feel that your NLP training does not end on the last day of your training. Before your course starts you’ll get access to our Student Membership website where you will access your pre-course learning.  After the training, we provide weekly and fortnightly updates to the Student Membership site where you’ll access articles, exercises, ideas and tips to incorporate NLP into your life. Through the world we offer NLP Practice Groups where you can meet with a group of NLPers and practice some of the process oriented tools of NLP. These practice groups take place face-to-face as well as online. We also send all of our students a newsletter and provide ongoing courses and workshops for our students to help them continually grow their skills. In addition, both of trainers are available in person, on the phone and via email to answer any questions and offer support to you (see after course support for more information). If you desire to start your own NLP coaching or therapy business we can help you in a coaching or Supervision capacity to get to your dream even quicker.

How long are their courses and do the meet the international requirements?
We teach NLP in an accelerated manner using generative learning skills to teach NLP, this training approach helps you to use all of your learnings as you learn NLP.  All of our NLP Certification courses meet and exceed the international requirments. Our Practitioner Certification is 7 or 8 days in length, Master Practitioner is 9 days and our NLP Trainers Training spans 14 days. (See FAQ for more information)

How many people are in one class?
We have a maximum of 20 students in any of our Certification courses. In general, either one or two trainers will facilitate your training and we normally have the assistance of one or more of our past students to help oversee exercises. We pride ourselves in our common-sense and communication style approach to NLP. We want to know more about our students than just their names and usually tailor the various examples we give during your course to the individuals present in the course.

What associations or NLP organisations In your country are your trainers members of?
We are members of many NLP Associations through the world as we are fully supportive of the growth of the industry while meeting and exceeding the training standards set by various organisations. We are members of the Australian Board of NLP (Aust), the NLP Association Singapore, the American Board of NLP (USA) and the NLP Association (UK).

After completing the training can you join any NLP associations or organisations in your country?
After completing our training course you are eligible to join many organisations. We can assist you with information and membership applications to any of the organisations we belong to. In Australia we will provide an application for membership with the Australian Board of NLP and elsewhere in the world we will provide you with information about the NLP Association.

What are the trainers cancellation fees, guarantees and matching programs?
Because our training courses are in high demand, we have a fairly stringent, yet fair cancellation policy. See our Terms & Conditions for more specific information. We also offer a money back guarantee for any workshop or certification course. If for any reason at the end of the first day of your training you are not happy or satisfied with the training you will receive, simply return your manual and text book to us and we will refund any monies paid in full – no questions asked. In addition, we have a Price Matching program which can ensure that if your decision of who you will train with is a monetary decision we will match their price. Certain criteria apply, so please ask us for more information.

Next in Australia:

Level 1, NLP Practitioner:
15-22 Sept 2018

Next in Singapore:

Level 1, NLP Practitioner:
6-12 October 2018

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Level 1, NLP Practitioner:
6-12 October 2018

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Since 1994, NLP Worldwide has offered NLP Certification trainings through the world. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia – our NLP Master Trainers Dr. Heidi Heron PsyD and Laureli Blyth are leading experts in Neuro Linguistic Programming.

All of our NLP Certification courses meet and exceed the minimum standards and international requirements including timeline and Ericksonian Hypnosis.

See our full training schedule