NLP InSights Blog | Jonathan Altfeld (2023)

  • Mark Henry, Certified Hypnotherapist, Baton Rouge, LABought Video : “Building Hypnotic Rapport”Jonathan's skill builders DVDs are incredible. Learn about building hypnotic rapport by pacing and leading others breathing patterns. I...

    Mark Henry

    Certified Hypnotherapist, Baton Rouge, LA

    Bought Video : “Building Hypnotic Rapport”

    Jonathan's skill builders DVDs are incredible. Learn about building hypnotic rapport by pacing and leading others breathing patterns. I synchronized my breathing with several attractive women at coffee shops and malls in the last month. Each turned their bodies toward me while I sat across a room. They gazed at me for several seconds. I felt that I connected with them on an unconscious level. I later spoke with them and were amazed at their friendliness to a complete stranger.


  • Anand Rao, London, UKAttended Course : Belief Craft Seminar"I thoroughly enjoyed the training which has helped me to fill in a tremendously powerful area of skill in NLP, that I had previously avoided by...

    Anand Rao

    London, UK

    Attended Course : Belief Craft Seminar

    "I thoroughly enjoyed the training which has helped me to fill in a tremendously powerful area of skill in NLP, that I had previously avoided by thinking it was going to take too much effort to learn. Combining [SoM] with KE gives a context in which to precisely use language patterns."


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  • Nick Fortune

    IT Consultant, London, UK

    Attended Course : Knowledge Engineering

    The real topic of the seminar is modeling. Modeling is arguably the heart of NLP &, until now, a subject that has been pretty much opaque to me. No longer. Jonathan melds techniques from the world of computing with meta modeling to produce a solid methodical approach to the subject, which is uniquely his own. [...] We had a lot of fun, we learned a lot, & most important, what we learned was useful & obvious in its application. If you get a chance to attend one of these events, do it!


  • Nick Kemp, Leeds UKBought Video : “Building Hypnotic Rapport”A great introduction to the many facets of building rapport. Jonathan is extremely fluid in his presentation of this subject perfectly pacing the...

    Nick Kemp

    Leeds UK

    Bought Video : “Building Hypnotic Rapport”

    A great introduction to the many facets of building rapport. Jonathan is extremely fluid in his presentation of this subject perfectly pacing the assembled delegates with his relaxed and fun approach to the material. His explanations of rhythm, mismatching, non verbal communication and frames of learning are excellent and its clear from watching that Jonathan has genuine enthusiasm in presenting seminars and is fully aware of how each of the delegates is responding both consciously and unconsciously as well as the dynamics of the group as a whole. As someone who avidly collects all kinds of NLP and hypnosis materials, (in CD, video and DVD formats), what I really liked about this DVD set is that Jonathan breaks the subject down into logical sections, which makes it extremely engaging and memorable for the viewer. His use of metaphors demonstrates someone who is in my opinion a natural presenter and I consider this DVD set invaluable and great value for money for anyone training in NLP, hypnosis or simply interested in improving their communication skills! In fact, I am sufficiently impressed by the quality of this set that I am going to seek out the other DVDs in Jonathan's "Skill-Builders Series".


  • Eric Johnson, Mortgage Broker and Financial Coach, Bradenton, FLBought Audio : Metaphor Machine CDsI've always known, as most all of you here have, that the most influential and powerful communicators relay messages on deep levels and that the...

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    Eric Johnson

    Mortgage Broker and Financial Coach, Bradenton, FL

    Bought Audio : Metaphor Machine CDs

    I've always known, as most all of you here have, that the most influential and powerful communicators relay messages on deep levels and that the power of metaphor is of paramount importance. Jonathan's treatment of the subject on the Metaphor Machine CD-set is really quite impressive. The distinctions he makes between 'isomorphic' and 'homomorphic' metaphors is really critical to development of skills in this area. Of course the 'homomorphic' metaphor structure is the one for the serious student, and Jonathan does a tremendous job of 'unpacking,' as he likes to say, the structure of an effective metaphor and laying out the formula for easy re-creation. In sum, this set is one that provides extreme traction and momentum in developing this critical skill set.


  • Donna McGeorge, Speaker, Facilitator, People with PEP,Attended Course : Speaking IngeniouslyI have just come off a 3 day training program with 13 people. I have to say I experienced amazing results and have integrated more HC than I thought...

    Donna McGeorge

    Speaker, Facilitator, People with PEP,

    Attended Course : Speaking Ingeniously

    I have just come off a 3 day training program with 13 people. I have to say I experienced amazing results and have integrated more HC than I thought. During each of the breaks David [another Holographic Communication student] was coming to me and saying things like 'great amnesia patterns' and 'cool embedded commands' (or words to that effect). There were some that I was conscious of, and others that demonstrated unconscious skill. However, this course (Cert IV), through other public offerings, is often delivered in anything from 8 days to 6 months, and I had some (secret) concerns about pulling it off in 3 days... [judicious pause]... and I did. I believe that using the HC techniques of headlines, universals/truisms, moving people through states and using embedded commands meant this program had real legs and the content was delivered in an extremely accelerated, yet satisfying, way. In any case, the proof was in the pudding. Participants, in their final presentations, demonstrated *all* of the techniques that I had taught them and performed beautifully and "passed". Thanks again for an amazing workshop and more amazing experience. I will be recommending this program to my colleagues, and look forward to an 'advanced HC' program when it eventuates.


  • Michael Beale, NLP Trainer, PPI, Milton Keynes, UKAttended Course : Knowledge EngineeringI can throroughly recommend this course for anyone who is interested in developing their skills in modelling excellent performance, developing...

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    Michael Beale

    NLP Trainer, PPI, Milton Keynes, UK

    Attended Course : Knowledge Engineering

    I can throroughly recommend this course for anyone who is interested in developing their skills in modelling excellent performance, developing opportunities or solving problems. The skills apply equally well to concepts at work as well as to personal issues. In addition the relatively small numbers helped create an exceptionally positive atmosphere and enabled excellent individual feedback.


  • Tom Minter, Entrepreneur, London, UKAttended Course : Speaking IngeniouslyWhether you are looking to improve your speaking or to gain more of a mastery over yourself, Speaking Ingeniously is a course that will grow and...

    Tom Minter

    Entrepreneur, London, UK

    Attended Course : Speaking Ingeniously

    Whether you are looking to improve your speaking or to gain more of a mastery over yourself, Speaking Ingeniously is a course that will grow and stretch you beyond what you previously thought possible. With each passing day you will be amazed and inspired as you feel your skill and confidence being educed from within. In my experience Jonathan's skills as an NLP trainer are second to none, and through his masterful and outstanding techniques you will be blown away with - and left open-mouthed - at your own potential. Thank you for the great five days, I really appreciate your time and commitment to us. It was also enjoyable and memorable to spend some great time on a personal level. No doubt we will have more chances again in the future...


  • Oscar Rodriguez, Hypnotherapist, Real Estate Agent, Hypnosis Washington DC,Attended Course : NLP Sales WizardryHey, my name is Oscar Rodriguez, I am sitting here at the end of an amazing class by Jonathan Altfeld. There's a couple of things about...

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    Oscar Rodriguez

    Hypnotherapist, Real Estate Agent, Hypnosis Washington DC,

    Attended Course : NLP Sales Wizardry

    Hey, my name is Oscar Rodriguez, I am sitting here at the end of an amazing class by Jonathan Altfeld. There's a couple of things about Jonathan that I've liked. He's kind of a person who (Oscar meant to say DOESN'T!) makes promises that he doesn't intend to keep. And it's really cool because, the promises that he makes, are always exceeded at every event that I have been with. So he taught us the 5 step process in Sales. Not only did he go meticulously through that step, but he helped us to break it down and to focus on the areas of weaknesses we had, or how to empower or become even stronger in places that we already knew we were doing, He told us very specific events, steps, and processes that we need to do to take to go to the next level. So were my expectations met, well, of course, I already expected great things and I got blown away once again. If you're a sales person, if you're any type of hypnotherapist, any type of a process-oriented person or any type of an individual who really needs to connect with others, persuade others to really get your message across. If you're a teacher, if you're the President of the United States, and want to get re-elected, Come. Listen, get action, and you'll be able to get not only the stuff that you need, but you'll be blown away by being able to get the results. if you're in the Washington DC area, if you take this class, come and join me for a refresher of this so that you can get what you really need. Thanks Jonathan!


  • Andrew Joy, Principal French Horn, Cologne Radio Orchestra, Cologne, GermanyBought Audio : Finding Your Irresistible VoiceYour CDs arrived safe and sound. I've listened to the first two and worked on the exercises. I'm a 55 year young, professional principal...

    Andrew Joy

    Principal French Horn, Cologne Radio Orchestra, Cologne, Germany

    Bought Audio : Finding Your Irresistible Voice

    Your CDs arrived safe and sound. I've listened to the first two and worked on the exercises. I'm a 55 year young, professional principal french horn player and have been working in a top German symphony orchestra for the past 30 years. I listened to the bonus telephone interview today. I am blown away. The results, applying your voice exercises to my playing (and to my students) are phenomenal. Resonance plays a huge role in performing on a brass instrument and very few poeple understand much about it. I've picked up useful and practical information, from singers and voice coaches, that I've been able to adapt to brass playing. Explaining resonance is now easy using your nose, mouth, throat etc, approach. The killer though, is using double resonance. I have free at present and don't have to perform in the orchestra (and the hall) until the beginning of Febuary. However, I am itching to hear how my changed sound is in our hall. It has to be amazing. Your material has added wonderfully valuable understandings to my comprehension of what constitutes excellent quality brass player and has beautifully simplified my means of effectively communicating it to my students. There has been a lot of belly laughter, stunned ears and broad smiles in my teaching studio this week. I'm teaching a course to amateur wind and brass players next year and am looking forward to applying your teachings to this particular situation for the benefit of the people attending. Thanks a million. This is one of the few times in my life where I've been gladly reeling and with a huge smile on my face.


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What are 5 NLP insights into conducting successful meetings? ›

The following are six regularly used NLP approaches to interviewing:
  • Anchoring. Anchoring is a method in which you identify a physical act, word, or experience with a mood or emotion. ...
  • Dissociation. ...
  • Reframing. ...
  • Rapport. ...
  • Pattern interruption. ...
  • Belief change.
Sep 30, 2022

What is a NLP practitioner? ›

An NLP Practitioner is a highly resourceful and professional coach who uses the NLP technique to help others. The technique entails using the brain deliberately (in terms of procedures and interventions) to achieve the desired results.

What is NLP certification? ›

An NLP certification is a document that proves someone completed advanced training in NLP practices and methods. Neurolinguistic programming is the study of how people communicate internally and how that communication affects their external communication , behavior and self-image.

What is NLP coaching? ›

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a psychological approach that involves analyzing strategies used by successful individuals and applying them to reach a personal goal. It relates thoughts, language, and patterns of behavior learned through experience to specific outcomes.

What are the 5 keys to anchoring NLP? ›

The Five Keys to Anchoring:
  • Intensity of the Experience I.
  • Timing of the Anchor T.
  • Uniqueness of the Anchor U.
  • Replication of the Stimulus R.
  • Number of times N.

What is the 6 step reframe in NLP? ›

The Six-Step Reframing method is one of the most well-known NLP intervention models. In six steps, behavioral habits can be illuminated and changed. Key active elements are the separating intention from behavior, the NLP Parts Model and the idea of creative parts for new behavior.

What do psychologists think of NLP? ›

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a coaching methodology devised in the 1970s by Richard Bandler, John Grinder and Frank Pucelik. However, many research scientists, psychologists, educators and even medical doctors have been intensely critical of NLP, with some even referring to it as “pseudoscientific rubbish.”

How is NLP different from therapy? ›

The Association for NLP writes that “NLP and coaching differ from therapy because they start with a belief the client is OK, well and whole, and simply wants some help moving from where they are now to where they would like to be.”

Does NLP help mental health? ›

NLP can also be used to help individuals to move away from unhelpful behavior or habits and to develop healthier coping strategies. It can also be used to help individuals to manage stress, anxiety and depression. Overall, Neuro-Linguistic Programming can be a powerful tool for improving mental health.

What is the highest NLP salary? ›

Average Annual Salary

Very High Confidence means the data is based on a large number of latest salaries. NLP Engineer salary in India ranges between ₹ 3.0 Lakhs to ₹ 20.0 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 8.0 Lakhs. Salary estimates are based on 158 latest salaries received from NLP Engineers.

How much do NLP coaches earn? ›

The average Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach salary in the United States is $77,656 as of May 01, 2023, but the salary range typically falls between $71,237 and $84,331.

Is an NLP practitioner a therapist? ›

An NLP therapist is a licensed mental health professional, social worker, or therapist with additional training in NLP interventions and techniques through workshops and mentorship programs.

What is the difference between a life coach and a NLP coach? ›

Life coaching helps coaches to identify the roadblocks that are stopping their clients from achieving their desired outcome. Beyond the recognition of these roadblocks, NLP Coaching allows you to delve deeper and identify the root cause of these roadblocks which when removed, result in a more profound transformation.

Is an NLP coach a life coach? ›

NLP is the technology that sits behind successful Life Coaching – Coaching that actually helps people change things and move you towards a compelling goal.

What are the four pillars of NLP? ›

  • RAPPORT. “And the greatest of these is rapport”
  • OUTCOME ORIENTATION. “What do you want?”
  • SENSORY ACUITY. Are you using all your senses to pick up what's going on?
  • BEHAVIOURAL FLEXIBILITY. “If what you are doing isn't working, do something different”
  • The Four Pillars of NLP.

What is the thumb technique in NLP? ›

For example, touch your thumb and forefinger together as the confident feeling increases. Release your thumb and forefinger when the feeling begins to subside. If you've done this well and there's no underlying reason you shouldn't feel more confident, this anchor set!

How do you break habits in NLP? ›

The key to breaking the habit is to illicit the positive intention behind it ( NLP presupposes that there is a positive intention behind all behaviour) and find another way of making sure the intention is satisfied.

What are the six modalities of NLP? ›

Submodalities in NLP are fine distinctions or the subsets of the Modalities (Visual , Auditory , Kinesthetic, Olfactory , Gustatory , and Ad) that are part of each representational system that encode and give meaning to our experiences.

What is an example of reframing? ›

One example of reframing is redefining a problem as a challenge. Such a redefinition activates a different way of being. Problem has a heavy quality to it, while the notion of a challenge is enlivening. Another example and an extremely important opportunity for reframing occurs during an angry interchange.

What is an example of reframing in NLP? ›

A content reframe is useful for statements such as: “I get annoyed when my boss stands behind me while I am working.” Notice how the person has taken the situation and given it a specific meaning — which may or may not be true – and in so doing limits her resourcefulness and possible courses of action.

What is the main drawback of NLP? ›

Disadvantages of NLP include:

Training can take time: if it's necessary to develop a model with a new set of data without using a pre-trained model, it can take weeks to achieve a good performance depending on the amount of data.

What are the negative emotions in NLP? ›

The major negative emotions that you can experience are Anger, Sadness, Fear, Hurt and Guilt and most other negative emotions are sub sets of these. So ask yourself whether you are suppressing any of these and just hoping that they stay suppressed?

What is the main problem of NLP? ›

The main challenge of NLP is the understanding and modeling of elements within a variable context. In a natural language, words are unique but can have different meanings depending on the context resulting in ambiguity on the lexical, syntactic, and semantic levels.

What is the criticism against NLP? ›

There is no scientific evidence supporting the claims made by NLP advocates, and it has been called a pseudoscience. Scientific reviews have shown that NLP is based on outdated metaphors of the brain's inner workings that are inconsistent with current neurological theory, and contain numerous factual errors.

Is NLP emotional intelligence? ›

“NLP is bypassing that neurological process, and allowing verbal control of others over the decision making the process. Emotional intelligence is to recognise this status, handle the emotions and allow for reason to take over and complete the decision-making process.

Which is better CBT or NLP? ›

However CBT and NLP differ in the way they help their clients – CBT looks to help you make sense of the problems you may be experiencing in the moment by using the framework to consciously think of changes you can make, whereas NLP looks to change the underlying patterns/strategies so that the problems don't reappear.

What is the success rate of NLP? ›

When the cost of the practitioner's time is taken into account, the breakeven point of offering an NLP service to patients is calculated to be a success rate of 35% (Figure 3).

Does NLP work with the subconscious mind? ›

There are additional patterns identified through NLP that can assist in negotiating between conscious and unconscious minds. One such pattern is arranging a formal involuntary signal system with the unconscious. Our unconscious communicates, that is, gives us signals, in a variety of different ways.

Is NLP good for anxiety? ›

Because hypnosis and NLP reach the subconscious mind, they are extremely effective in helping people who experience anxieties and phobias.

What is the hourly rate for NLP? ›

As of May 3, 2023, the average annual pay for a Natural Language Processing in the United States is $125,030 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $60.11 an hour.

Do you need a degree for NLP? ›

Many NLP engineers come from an academic background. An associate or bachelor's degree in engineering, data science or computer science is typically preferred. If a bachelor's degree isn't mandatory, a certain amount of experience may be required (including the completion of some NLP courses).

Who is the famous NLP coach? ›

  • Ram Verma. I have been coaching in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) for over 20 years. ...
  • Vikram Dhar. We believe everybody deserves to have total control over every aspect of their life. ...
  • Elaina Noell. ...
  • Karen Leigh. ...
  • Lara Wentworth. ...
  • RIDHIMA DUA. ...
  • Tracey Jazmin. ...
  • Ali Campbell.
Jan 12, 2023

Who is the best NLP practitioner? ›

Vikram is the only Indian trainer who is a Certified NLP Trainer, Certified Hypnosis Trainer, Licensed Neuro-Semantics Trainer (Meta NLP), ICF MCC (Master Certified Coach), and ICF Mentor Coach and Coach Trainer.

How long does it take to become an NLP practitioner? ›

Designed for people from all walks of life, the 15-Day NLP Practitioner Certification ensures that you'll be able to instantly incorporate these behavior based methods and skills into your daily life. For changes you can see quickly and results you can count on.

Is there demand for NLP? ›

Natural Language Processing (NLP) engineering has rapidly become one of the most in-demand careers in the tech industry. As technology continues to advance, the demand for NLP engineers has increased significantly, and with it, so have their salaries.

Is NLP still popular? ›

Decision intelligence

While NLP will be a dominant trend in analytics over the next year, it won't be the only one. One that rose to prominence in 2022 and is expected to continue gaining momentum in 2023 is decision intelligence.

Is NLP a form of hypnosis? ›

NLP is not hypnotherapy. Instead, it operates through the conscious use of language to bring about changes in someone's thoughts and behavior. For example, a central feature of NLP is the idea that a person is biased towards one sensory system, known as the preferred representational system or PRS.

Is cognitive behavioral therapy the same as NLP? ›

Neuro linguistic Programming (NLP), is the practice of understanding how people organize their thinking and language and how this affects behaviour. While CBT is focused managing problems by changing how we think and behave.

What are the 7 levels of NLP? ›

There are seven processing levels: phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntactic, semantic, speech, and pragmatic.

What are the 2 main areas of NLP? ›

Techniques and methods of natural language processing. Syntax and semantic analysis are two main techniques used with natural language processing. Syntax is the arrangement of words in a sentence to make grammatical sense. NLP uses syntax to assess meaning from a language based on grammatical rules.

What is the downside of life coach? ›

Not only is it time-consuming, but it also requires a lot of patience. Managers often have too little time to complete their assigned tasks, much less to help each team member become skilled at what they should do. With this in mind, you must set a scope before deploying the coaching.

What is the best NLP training? ›

10 Best Courses to learn Natural Language Processing in 2023
  • NLP — Natural Language Processing with Python [ Udemy] ...
  • Natural Language Processing Specialization — Coursera. ...
  • Data Science: Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Python. ...
  • Hands-On Natural Language Processing (NLP) using Python.

Is NLP coaching worth it? ›

An NLP coaching certification can provide individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to become successful coaches. It can also help them build credibility with potential clients. In addition, certified NLP coaches may be able to charge higher fees for their services.

What personality type is a life coach? ›

Because of the specialized qualifications for becoming a life coach, not everyone can succeed in this sector. As a result, with some life coach training, the three personality types that are most suited to be a life coach are ENTJ (the Command), INTJ (the Architect), and INFJ (the Advocate).

What makes a good NLP practitioner? ›

A lot of NLP focuses on helping someone to visualise different outcomes to their actions and improving situations through imagining the events. If you are a creative person who often finds themselves imagining stories and scenarios in their mind, you will most likely be a successful NLP coach.

What can an NLP coach do? ›

An NLP practitioner will encourage clients to transform limiting self-beliefs and move out of their comfort zones. Breaking barriers and taking chances only helps to develop a fuller, happier and infinitely more satisfying life.

Which of the following are the 5 Ps of effective meetings? ›

Whether time in team meetings is time well spent or time wasted depends on the five Ps: purpose, planning, preparation, participation and P.S. A meeting needs to be the best way to use the hour or so it takes.

What is NLP insights? ›

NLP enables computers to understand natural language as humans do. Whether the language is spoken or written, natural language processing uses artificial intelligence to take real-world input, process it, and make sense of it in a way a computer can understand.

What are some of the NLP elements in making an effective presentation NLP? ›

The key elements of NLP involve modeling, action, and effective communication. NLP posits that the belief is that if an individual can understand how another person accomplishes a task, then the process can be copied and communicated to others so that they can also accomplish the task.

What are the 4 C's of negotiation? ›

Cross-Cultural Business Negotiations identifies the four Cs of negotiation: common interest, conflicting interest, compromise, and conditions. These are common to all business deals regardless of cultural nuances.

What are the 3 P's of negotiation? ›

The 3 P's of Great Negotiations: Prepare, Probe, Propose.

What are the three C's in negotiations? ›

There are three major strategies for negotiating: compromising, competing and collaborating.

What is the rule of 7 meetings? ›

The Rule of 7 is simple: You shouldn't invite more than seven people in a meeting, ever. As soon as you begin implementing the Rule of 7, you'll be on the path to becoming a better manager who meets their objectives more easily.

What are the 5 P's of Six Sigma? ›

The 5Ps of leadership are listed as personal attributes, position, purpose, processes, and product.

What are the three most influential aspects of NLP? ›

NLP or Neuro-Linguistic Programming, encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming.

What is the best approach of NLP? ›

The top 7 techniques Natural Language Processing (NLP) uses to extract data from text are:
  • Sentiment Analysis.
  • Named Entity Recognition.
  • Summarization.
  • Topic Modeling.
  • Text Classification.
  • Keyword Extraction.
  • Lemmatization and stemming.
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What is the most challenging task in NLP? ›

Understanding different meanings of the same word

One of the most important and challenging tasks in the entire NLP process is to train a machine to derive the actual meaning of words, especially when the same word can have multiple meanings within a single document.


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