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When was NLP created?

NLP was initially created in the 1970’s by Richard Bandler, a student of mathematics and gestalt therapy, and John Grinder, a Professor of Linguistics at The University of California Santa Cruz. They began modeling and duplicating the “magical results” of a few top communicators and therapists. Some of the first people they studied included Hypnotherapist Milton Erickson, gestalt therapist Fritz Perls and family therapist Virginia Satir. Since then, many others have contributed to the growth and development of the field.

What is NLP?

NLP is the study of excellent communication–both with yourself, and with others. It was developed by modeling excellent communicators and therapists who got results with their clients. NLP is a set of tools and techniques, and it is so much more than that.

It is an attitude and a methodology of knowing how to achieve your goals and get results.

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What does NLP stand for?

NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Neuro = Neurology
The physical components as well as the mental and emotional components of our neurology

Linguistic = Language
Linguistics pertains to the language that you use, and more specifically, how you communicate with others and more importantly, how you communicate with yourself

Programming = Function
Perceiving your mind as your internal operating system, Programming is the way our past experiences, thoughts and emotions affect all areas of our lives

Can anyone study NLP?

Today, NLP is widely used in business to improve management, sales and achievement/performance, inter-personal skills; in education to better understand learning styles, develop rapport with students and parents and to aid in motivation; and of course, NLP is a profound set of tools for personal development.  Regardless of profession, the majority of NLP participants are searching, and finding, better and more effective ways to increase their performance and improve their effectiveness

Can I arrive late, leave early, or miss a segment? What is your attendance policy?

Due to the type of training we are conducting and the training exercises that are involved, we do require all students to arrive on time each day and be in attendance the entire time. Students arriving late and/or departing early, will not be permitted to return to the remainder of the training due to the content and training exercises missed.

If I can’t make it one day can I make it up at a future training?

If you have already attended a previous Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification® training by Empowerment, Inc. and are re-attending the training for certification purposes, please note that you are required to be in attendance the entire training to be eligible for certification. Training time from previous trainings will not be taken into consideration for certification.

What happens if I register for the training and no show?

Students who do not attend or cancel their enrollment for a specific training are considered a “No Show” and are not entitled to any refund of their enrollment fee. Students are able to reinstate and transfer their enrollment to another location and time for a reinstatement fee of 50% of their original enrollment fee. Reinstatement must be processed within six (6) months from the original date of enrollment.

Who is the certifying board?

The Association for Integrative Psychology (AIP). The Association for Integrative Psychology, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 2005. The purpose of AIP is to promote awareness and acceptance of complementary, alternative, and integrative approaches to human behavior as viable ways to facilitate change.  Toll-free (USA, Puerto Rico, & Canada) 1-877-935-0AIP (0247).


Can I practice internationally?

Contact AIP for guidance regarding international practitioners of NLP. 

Who will be the trainer?

Empowerment, Inc. is comprised of expert NLP Trainers personally selected and taught by Dr. Matt James.  Trainers rotate between the locations and can change at anytime.  Therefore, we do not guarantee a specific trainer for the courses. Dr. Matt’s commitment to excellence ensures that the NLP Trainer that teaches your Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification® training provides communication mastery, and tools to unlock the power of your mind.

When did Empowerment, Inc. begin teaching NLP?

Empowerment, Inc. has been teaching NLP since 1982.

How do I register?

Visit the NLP Training calendar page to view training dates in a city near you. You may register online by clicking the registration button, or call our office at 800-800-MIND (6463).

How do I get certified?

To qualify for certification, you must be in attendance for the entire Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification® training. Upon completion of the training, students will be emailed a link with the NLP Certification Test, a 30-Step Action Plan, and certifying board information. Once the test and 30-Step Action Plan has been completed, it will need to be submitted directly to the certifying board, the Association for Integrative Psychology (AIP), along with your certification fee of $200 USD. If you have already attended a previous Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification® training by Empowerment, Inc. and are re-attending the training for certification purposes, please note that you are required to be in attendance the entire training to be eligible for certification. Training time from previous trainings will not be taken into consideration for certification.

Can I transfer to another city?

Yes.  Your enrollment for the Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification® training is valid for one (1) year from the date of purchase. If a student is not able to attend the specific dates and location for the training for which they enrolled, they may attend the same training at a later date within a one-year period from the original date of registration. An Enrollment Transfer Fee of $25 applies each time an enrollment is transferred and is limited to a maximum of two (2) transfers. If the student is not able to attend the same training course within the one-year period, tuition will be forfeited.

Can I cancel my attendance for the Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification® Training?

Students have three (3) days from the date of purchase to cancel the agreement to have 100% of the tuition refunded. Thereafter, there is a non-refundable cancellation fee of 50% per training session. Once the training has started, if at any time prior to the conclusion of your training, you should become dissatisfied with the program, simply meet with an Empowerment, Inc. representative to discuss your dissatisfaction and if we are not able to resolve the problem, we will refund your entire enrollment fee less the non-refundable cancellation fee. All materials, including training manual, received at the training must be returned to Empowerment, Inc. to be eligible for the refund.

Will you discuss advanced trainings during the course?

We will speak about a few of our advanced trainings during the course of this Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification® training. If there is a specific training you are interested in, please see the staff at the back table for more information.

Do I need to renew certification to actively practice NLP with clients?

Visit the AIP website for specific information regarding the renewal process and what is included with certification. 

What credentials do the trainers have?

Our trainers are Master Practitioners and Certified Trainers of NLP, Hypnotherapy, and Mental and Emotional Release®.  To learn more about our trainers, please visit our company website.

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