AUGUST 07, 2015 by David Potter
I'm now a member of the NLPU Global Training & Consulting Community
Category : Breaking Mindset

So I’m now a qualified NLP Trainer and Consultant. I studied deep in the Santa Cruz hills within the University of California Campus at NLPU were it all started with some of the world leaders in the NLP movement with Robert Dilts, Judith DeLozier, Suzi Smith, Antonio Meza, Robbie Steinhouse and Deborah Dilts. This experience was simply profoundly impressive. I am a more complete human being today that what I was four weeks ago. I studied alongside 80 open minded people from :

  • Korea
  • China
  • Iraq
  • Spain
  • America
  • Greece
  • Holland
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Catalonia
  • Italy

I have studied alongside some of the world’s very best practitioners and teachers and I’m a better Change Partner for the experience. We all shared a common purpose to be the best version of ourselves as human beings. And guess what ‘we got along’, we resected each other’s world view and loved our cultural differences. The course was inspirational not only because I can now design and deliver NLP training courses, it was also inspiring because I have enhanced cultural acuity and I know I can build rapport with individuals and groups from all across the world and that is truly a great gift to have had this experience.

The training was intense. It was innovative. It was diverse and it was highly experiential. The highlights were:

  • The Shaman intervention
  • The Five Rhythms Dance experience
  • Singing along with Suzi Smith
  • Graphic Communications with Antonio Meza
  • Rapport building
  • Advanced Presentation skills
  • Designing training courses
  • Conducting demonstrations
  • Group management skills

We probably absorbed over 200 discreet learnings. However, my 3 significant learnings were that:

  • We have three mediums for sense making which are our Somatic, Cognitive and Field Minds. We think through feelings as well as cognitive thoughts and we draw ideas from the collective intelligence that is all around us. I learned how to keep the 'channels open' and avoid 'Airplane Mode'.
  • That my body is my main teaching instrument. What I know and my ability to demonstrate what I know is limited by my ability to use fully and competently my complete physiological and cognitive systems as a teaching instruments.


  • NLPU is more than a centre for teaching NLP, it is a place where people come together to think together. It is an enabler of true generative dialogue and considering the affairs of the world today that mean’s it is a producer of what is arguably the most important social change technologies of the 21 st century.

I loved every bit of the experience. I will transfer the learnings into my business and I will develop products that will enable successful change in organisations through a collaborative approach towards management development and cultural change work. I don’t know if I will ever cross that paths of the amazing people I met and learned from over the last 4 weeks and if I do I will be very fortunate. I wish all of them a healthy and peaceful journey to the next level where I 'know' that they will all meet the best version of themselves.

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