About Inspire NLP
Inspire NLP was established in 1997 and developed from three founding organisations.
Institute of NLP, Harrisonian Associates, Quality Coaching Solutions (Solstice Training)
Harrisonian Associates were SNLP and GHR registered training providers which was handed to Alan Jones for development upon the retirement of its founders Michael and Betty Harrison.
Changing the name of the training body to Institute of NLP for NLP training seemed to be a step in the right direction.
However disagreements within the NLP community itself and the creation of the NLP intensive by many training bodies did not seem to fit with the ethos Alan was trying to develop.
As Quality Coaching Solutions and Solstice Training Alan continued to work as NLP Practitioner developing a series of motivational courses for schools, colleges as well as coaching solutions for businesses.
In the meantime further training with John Grinder led to the development of a new training course which sought to meet the minimum 20 day direct tutor contact agreed by International NLP Organisations.
This new Practitioner Training course was delivered over a year, basically two days a month to several organisations and individuals.
On the organisational front members of The Playing for Success Initiative, University of the First Age, Cornwall Education Authority.
As this new course developed Inspire NLP was born – the key words Inspire, Transform and Change being the core of NLP.
In the redesign of the NLP Practitioner Course various issues sought redress.
Firstly the philosophical underpinning of the approach needed to be clarified, as well as some of the hysterical rhetoric surrounding what could be called ‘traditional NLP’ as taught and diluted by ‘NLP is Six Days Brigade’.
A degree of intellectual interrogation needed to be applied to some of the ‘neurological’ correlates often spoken about in NLP circles and challenged by the sceptics.
Practitioners of NLP need to recognise that ‘modelling’ is the life-blood of NLP and that the core principles need to be internalised within a ‘behave as if’ frame rather than a pseudo-intellectual one.
All of this resulted in the development of formally assessed qualifications at levels 2, 3 and 5 (the practitioner level).
Working with Malcolm McDonald and QAcic, Inspire NLP have created what we believe to be the only pure NLP course accredited in the UK under OfQual and OfSted guidelines.
As at 2016 Inspire NLP are looking to develop the Level 3 and Level 5 courses with Ascentis, a well respected qualification and assesssment centre.
A new Hypnotherapy Practitioner (Diploma) level course has been developed, modelled after the NLP level 5 and with the same expectations of academic and professional development.
NLP Association of Excellence
Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists
International Hypnosis Association
International Hypnosis Federation
Guild of Stress Management & Trauma Specialists
International Institute Complementary Therapists