ABNLP-Logo-American-Board-of-Neuro-Linguistic-ProgrammingThe American Board of NLP was founded in 1995 by Dr. A. M. Krasner as an adjunct to the American Board of Hypnotherapy and has functioned as its sister organization since then. We have a convention every February on President’s Day weekend in Newport Beach with the ABH. Today we have over 500 institutes worldwide approved at the Trainer Level of NLP Coaching, and thousands of members. We believe in NLP and we believe in Hypnosis as being most excellent ways of creating our own personal growth and development.


Through-out the world, the standards for each of the membership levels below are pretty much the same. For example, an NLP Training Sydney in Australia, the UK or Germany is very much like an NLP Practitioner Training in the United States. Each of the Certified Trainers will cover the same content as is outlined on the pages below. What differs is style of presentation, length of time, use of computer graphics and the use of multi-media learning options. Through-out the world compliance with these standards is voluntary, and so you will also find people teaching NLP who do not adhere to these standards. We highly recommend our Approved Institutes and when you see the seal of the ABNLP, below, you can be sure that this high level of excellence has been subscribed to by the Training Institute.

A.  Duration of Training:  

Minimum of 120 hours of training in the basics of NLP patterns taught by a Certified Trainer, or a certified Master Practitioner under the supervision of a trainer. There is no requirement at this level for in-person attendance at a training.

B.  Demonstration

of ability to identify the following basic skills, techniques, patterns and concepts of NLP and to utilize them competently for self change.

1.Behavioral integration of the basic presuppositions of NLP, including:

a. Outcome orientation with respect for others’ models of the world and the ecology of the system.
b. Distinction between map and territory.
c. There is only feedback (cybernetic)-no failure.
d. Meaning of your communication is the response you get.
e. Adaptive intent of all behavior.
f. Everyone has the necessary resources to succeed.
g. Resistance is a signal of insufficient pacing.
h. Law of requisite variety.

2. Rapport, establishment and maintenance of.

3. Pacing and Leading (verbal and non verbal).

4. Calibration (sensory based experience).

5. Representational systems (predicates, and accessing cues).

6. Meta-Model.

7. Milton-Model.

8. Elicitation of well-formed, ecological outcomes
and structures of present state.

9. Overlap and Translation.

10. Metaphor creation.

11. Frames; contrast, relevancy, As If, Backtrack.

12. Anchoring (VAK).

13. Anchoring Techniques (contextualized to the field of application).

14. Ability to shift consciousness to external or internal, as required by the moment’s task.

15. Dissociation and Association.

16. Chunking.

17. SubModalities.

18. Verbal and non-verbal elicitation of responses.

19. Accessing and building of resources.

20. Reframing.

21. Strategies; detection, elicitation, utilization, & installation.

22. Demonstration of behavioral flexibility.

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