NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) offers a way of understanding how we, as unique individuals, operate in the world. It provides us with ways to make the changes we want to make easily and naturally so that we can live, express and develop ourselves fully.
NLP was developed in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, who set out to discover how people who were excellent in their fields created and maintained their high levels of performance. It has been developed into a set of powerful tools which can help us all to improve our personal and professional effectiveness in any area we choose: communication, relationships, sport, business, health, therapy and education, among others.
Creating Compelling Futures
Since the early days, NLP has attracted people from a wide range of disciplines. It can be, and is, applied successfully in a wide variety of different fields.
It is particularly known for the effectiveness of the change techniques at its core. By setting clear and compelling goals you can use these change techniques to enhance your life and overcome any obstacles or fears that may be blocking you.
Personal change processes are only half of the NLP story. Everything we do can be applied in different ways and different situations. Past graduates are using the techniques to improve their communication, leadership, team work and influencing skills generally, and to assist them in making effective decisions about their futures.
Your Trainer: Sarah Frossell
Sarah is one of the UK's best known and respected NLP Master Trainers. She started working with NLP in 1986 and has been a Master Trainer for some years, having worked with the original creators of NLP and completed her original trainer training in Toronto with Tad James and Wyatt Woodsmall in 1992. She is passionate about the potential of people and about the value of applying NLP techniques in business, personal development, leadership development and education.
In 2005 she designed and has been the lead trainer for an NLP-focused course that leads to a university-accredited Masters' and ILM7 level certificate in Advanced Executive Coaching, which she currently delivers in-house in the NHS.
In addition to these trainings, she works as an organisational consultant, facilitator and coach, predominantly in blue chip companies, with individuals and teams across the private and public sectors, helping them to think strategically about continuing to develop themselves and maintain their edge in an increasingly competitive and turbulent environment.
Sarah's current work includes coaching and training health professionals in the NHS and working with NHS teams, particularly in the area of communication skills, to help them deliver services more effectively to patients.
She has a background in education where she was advisor for Learning Development and In Service Training team in an LEA that consistently pioneered new and more effective ways of learning and teaching for all students in mainstream including those who are gifted, dyslectic or dyspractic. Since 2004 she has worked in Californian schools, developing project based curriculum materials and teacher training that supports true 21st Century Learning.
She has previously been a regular contributor to "Rapport", the official ANLP journal, has written for a number of other business journals, is a guest lecturer on several MBA courses and a frequent presenter at conferences.
Joyous Isle offers the following NLP workshops with Sarah Frossell:
Dare To Dream:
An introduction to NLP — a 2-day workshop
Do you know who you are and where you want to be in life?
Have you come to one of life's cross-roads?
Are you at a point where you need and want to re-invent yourself?
Do you need to let go of the old in order to embrace the new?
Do you want access to a set of ideas and tools that will allow you to turn your dreams into reality?
This workshop will introduce the basic principles and tools of NLP, which will provide powerful and effective ways of understanding who you are, what you want out of life and how to achieve those things easily and in ways that dovetail with the dreams of the other important people in your life.
This workshop can be taken as a one-off introduction to NLP, or can form part of the NLP Practitioner Training.
What people have said about our "Dare to Dream" weekends:
Dear Sarah, thank you so much for creating such a wonderful space in which we all worked together. I got heaps and heaps from just 2 days — you are awesome! — Julia
Just a quick note to thank you for a wonderful weekend........the Introduction to NLP was brilliant and I thought Sarah was absolutely amazing. I noticed how I soon felt relaxed enough to open up in such a warm and loving atmosphere and it has certainly left me with a desire to learn more. Please pass on my thanks to Sarah — Debbie
I absolutely enjoyed my NLP weekend with Sarah. For me it has been a life altering experience!!!!! — Esther
I would like to say that the NLP taster course was fantastic and has really helped me in understanding others and myself at both work and home. Many thanks — SW
The NLP weekend was so informative, fun, welcoming, and life changing! — Joanne
The NLP weekend with Sarah was excellent. Never having done anything
vaguely it before I didn't know quite what to expect and arrived
feeling mainly hopeful and interested, but partly cynical. I found
the two days a very enlightening and positive experience.
The choice of venue is brilliant and sharing lunch a great idea. I found the sessions to be a really good mix of theory and practical exercises with lots of stories and examples from Sarah that turned out to be more relevant than I first anticipated. I really liked Sarah's style and her level of perception is almost incredible. I left feeling completely exhausted but as if a huge weight had been lifted from me. I am now heading towards a goal I understand more clearly and am confident that I will take the right actions to get there soon.
Thanks again for arranging a great weekend. — AH
NLP Practitioner Training (ANLP Accredited)
Over 7 weekends, in a friendly, supportive group environment, you will discover simple and powerful ways of enhancing what you do in every area of your life, personally and professionally. Past participants on our courses have included: business people, educators, doctors, parents, social workers and probation officers, lawyers, therapists, trainers and consultants.
You will learn how to:
Set clear, achievable and "well-formed" outcomes and goals.
Build and maintain rapport to develop relationships and work with others more effectively.
Increase your observation skills, so that you can gather specific, high quality information and use it to achieve your goals.
Significantly enhance your communication skills.
Change unwanted behaviours and create your own powerful state of excellence.
Design interventions to move an individual, team or organisation from a present state to a desired state.
Develop your creativity.
Present and negotiate powerfully.
Use metaphor and language to motivate yourself and others.
Be more at peace with yourself.
We know that people learn most effectively when they are relaxed and having fun, so come prepared to join in and learn in ways you probably never imagined were possible at school!
This course is amazing. I found it really interesting and just so
fun. It was so good to learn so much and laugh while doing so. It
was much more fun than school! It leaves you wanting more. It has
really helped my patients who are in chronic pain with their mindset
and to move forward.
Stina, Physiotherapist, Hampshire
NLP MASTER PRACTITIONER TRAINING (ANLP Accredited):
Our NLP Master Practitioner training is designed to allow you to build on and transcend the skills and intuitions you have developed in your NLP journey so far. You will learn how to become a master of some of the most effective tools for change that exist in our world today. And you will learn how to apply those tools with total integrity in a number of different contexts, including leadership, physical and mental health, education, creativity, business, amongst others.
The core of the programme is modelling success and discovering the most important and relevant patterns, strategies and models that people use to deliver successful performance, their truth, in all walks of life.
You will also spend creative time developing, working on and delivering your own project and coaching other participants as they move forward through the programme with you.
First and foremost, Sarah Frossell is a fabulous teacher and facilitator. She is great and brings out the best in everybody. For me it's not so much individual techniques, it's more a question of attitudes: approaching everything in terms of outcomes. Problem solving in terms of well-formed outcomes rather than analyzing what and who went wrong is the major gift for me. Paul, North Dorset.
It was again such a powerful, powerful weekend. I can feel shifts already — lots more assertiveness and confidence. Keep it coming! - Gill.