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NLP Practitioner Certification Training Programs


Joe Tabbanella

Are you eager to excel at fulfilling your potential in life? Are you ready for an enjoyable and fun hands-on learning experience? Would you like to help others become their best and make a real difference in the world?

Imagine learning advanced skills that you can use in your own life for generating successful results – and powerful tools to help others attain their goals, dreams and aspirations.

Become Certified as a NLP Practitioner for less through the American Hypnosis Association!

Since 1998, the American Hypnosis Association has certified over 600 NLP Practitioners! Our first rate training is equal in quality and standards to NLP training costing three times as much or more. How can we do that? Through the support of the non-profit, nationally accredited HMI College of Hypnotherapy (founded in 1968), we save on the cost of websites, marketing, training facilities and other expenses and we pass these savings in overhead on to you!

All of our NLP Certification Training Programs solidly adhere to the recognized standards in the field for NLP coursework. You can be assured that you will receive training on par with any other reputable NLP organization in the world. Act now and enroll in our next scheduled course to take advantage of these significant savings. Prices are subject to increase and our NLP Training does sell out so reserve your space right away!

Two Payment Options to Choose From

  1. Pay in Advance – Save money by paying for all five weekends in full.
    • AHA Members: $1,695.00 (Late Registration: $1,795.00)
    • Non-Members: $1,795.00 (Late Registration: $1,895.00)
  2. Monthly Payment Plan – Spread the cost over 5 months by purchasing one weekend at a time.
    • AHA Members and Non-Members: $379.00 x 5 = $1,895.00

View NLP Course Outline


Four (4) Minute Sneak Preview

For Yourself

  • Build instant rapport with anyone – anytime.
  • Understand how to access emotional states that are appropriate and useful for any given situation.
  • Adopt empowering beliefs.
  • Develop your intuition; know how others are thinking.
  • Build confidence and motivation.
  • Release negative emotions and limiting decisions.
  • Reinforce and accomplish goals.
  • Learn to be at cause; live powerfully.
  • State what you want, set goals to achieve it in your practice and life.
  • Replace negative emotions, limiting beliefs and limiting decisions.
  • Use language patterns that influence, intrigue and move others.
  • Negotiate and mediate conflict using win-win methods.
  • Leadership skills that translate to therapy, business and education.
  • Learn many techniques for creating positive and lasting change.
  • Develop your intuition; know how others are thinking.
  • And much more!

For Your Clients

  • Create change in the moment.
  • Learn techniques and interventions that you use in your practice.
  • Maximize your success in working with your clients.
  • Generate transformational patterns of communication.
  • Really understand the nature of your clients' cognitive and behavioral processes.
  • Discover how your client creates their model of the world.
  • Design strategies for effectively obtaining results and achieving goals.
  • Develop greater sensory awareness to enhance your client's experience.
  • Increase your command of hypnotic language patterns.
  • Use the power of working with a person's storage of memories along a time line to change personal history.
  • And much more!

What is NLP?

NLP is a very practical approach to human behavior. Initially created in the 1970's by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, NLP is a methodology for modeling excellence. It's primary focus is on how to operate your own mind and body to create what you want in life.

The discoveries made from the methodology of NLP have led to techniques that are used in business, education, and health, as well as therapy (and we've had participants attend our trainings from all of these various fields). It is often said that NLP has made the greatest contribution to the behavioral sciences in the last 30 years.

Throughout this training you will uncover and work with the processes that precede behavior. You will learn the very fabric of thought and action. And you will learn a set of skills that can be the foundation for all the goals in your life.

Before the development of NLP, we had explanations as to why we act in certain ways. Since NLP, we have the understanding of how we act in those ways.

Become a Certified NLP Practitioner and become your very best!

More Information About NLP Training

NLP Practitioner Certification Training - 5 Weekends

The NLP Practitioner Certification Training Courses are currently being held Live on Zoom.

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Comments from Event Attendees

Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Certification Course
2022-09-26 at 21:14 Pacific Time

John Melton is an amazing teacher. The class was perfect. Structured and all learning types were involved: talk, read and (most important) 2 videos as examples. Thank you so much!
E.v. from Ventura, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2022-09-24 at 21:04 Pacific Time

I have really come to love Imagery with Cheryl. She's an incredible instructor with the biggest heart!
K.P. from Edwards, Colorado


Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Certification Course
2022-09-24 at 17:31 Pacific Time

Great class and certification that will translate to saving and lengthening lives. Very powerful and one of the cornerstones to proving why hypnotherapy is so powerful. When you can help someone with a serious addiction quit in as little as one session what else can you say. Amazing!
G.L. from Aliso Viejo, California


Create a Professional Zoom Group Experience - AHA Conference
2022-09-23 at 19:13 Pacific Time

Priscilla did a wonderful job inspiring me to put myself out there in a digital format.
A.S. from Saranac Lake, New York


The Eel and the Blowfish: A Graphic Novel of Dreams, Trauma, and Healing - AHA Conference
2022-09-23 at 19:11 Pacific Time

Very helpful information for a complex issue that faces our society and it’s individuals.
A.S. from Saranac Lake, New York


Mental Bank Magic - AHA Conference
2022-09-23 at 19:09 Pacific Time

Loved this entire AHA presentation!
A.S. from Saranac Lake, New York


Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - Certification Course
2022-09-21 at 13:17 Pacific Time

Such an important topic. Helpful course, thanks Elaine!
J.L. from West Hollywood, California


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2022-09-20 at 03:13 Pacific Time

What can I say?! This woman is GOLD!
E.H. from Encino, California


Make Your Hypnotherapy Material Look Professional - AHA Conference
2022-09-20 at 02:33 Pacific Time

Name that tune: Do you know where you're going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you?
E.H. from Encino, California


The Eel and the Blowfish: A Graphic Novel of Dreams, Trauma, and Healing - AHA Conference
2022-09-20 at 02:27 Pacific Time

Grateful to Terry for tackling such a taboo subject. Art can be so healing and she embodies that concept.
E.H. from Encino, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5
2022-09-19 at 14:58 Pacific Time

This weekend course was incredible! The tools we learned are going to be incredibly useful with clients, and for myself personally. Joe was clear in his explanations, and gave many examples to make sure the concepts were understood. He provided way more knowledge and insight than what is generally covered under NLP - information that is invaluable to being successful in practice, with your clients, and in life. I recommend everyone take this certification course!
A.S. from Houston, Texas


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5
2022-09-19 at 06:09 Pacific Time

Joe Tabbanella is a wonderful teacher. It is great to learn from someone so passionate about the material.
J.S. from New Providence, Pennsylvania


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5
2022-09-18 at 20:58 Pacific Time

Such a profound weekend! To go from understanding the concept to valuing its transformational process was insightful and rejuvenating! Great job Joe!
A.B. from Moreno Valley, California


Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - Certification Course
2022-09-18 at 00:17 Pacific Time

Every minute with Elaine is a gift.
A.B. from Honolulu, Hawaii


Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - Certification Course
2022-09-17 at 14:16 Pacific Time

This is a very important topic and area of focus for me and for so many in overcoming fears and anxiety that can be crippling in life. Elaine was able to address these common areas of concern and showed us how to use them as a motivator and advantage instead of staying stuck. I am looking forward to helping more clients work through their fears and overcoming them.
C.S. from Miami, Florida


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-09-17 at 10:52 Pacific Time

This was very good information.
T.M. from Buffalo, New York


Hypnosis and ADHD - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2022-09-14 at 05:20 Pacific Time

Lisa did an amazing job on the course. I learned a lot from the seminar, workbook, and the case studies. She shows you how to be flexible and adjust in the middle of the session.
C.H. from Ontario, New York


Hacking Happiness Hormones - AHA Conference
2022-09-13 at 12:06 Pacific Time

Really interesting conference.
J.S. from New Providence, Pennsylvania


Parts Therapy - A Powerful 4 Step Process to Changing Lives - AHA Conference
2022-09-13 at 11:08 Pacific Time

Love Mario, he is great as teacher.
J.S. from New Providence, Pennsylvania


Truly Mindful Coloring - AHA Conference
2022-09-13 at 11:05 Pacific Time

Great conference, thank you.
J.S. from New Providence, Pennsylvania


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery
2022-09-13 at 08:20 Pacific Time

Great class, thank you always for your time.
K.F. from Yukon, Oklahoma


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery
2022-09-12 at 15:01 Pacific Time

Such an amazing weekend! I feel so much more confident with my own skills and feel so excited to have opened a huge, brand new world of Imagery.
S.M. from Austin, Texas


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery
2022-09-12 at 12:57 Pacific Time

Amazing experience and information.
L.K. from New York, New York


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery
2022-09-11 at 18:07 Pacific Time

What a great class! Blown away by the content. Thank you so much Cheryl. You are amazing!
S.E. from Oxnard, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery
2022-09-11 at 18:05 Pacific Time

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Cheryl O'Neil and the content of this class are priceless, I can see the hope and joy that this course will bring to many clients. (And many dragonfly's.) Can't say thank you enough Cheryl.
B.K. from Brookfield, Illinois


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery
2022-09-11 at 18:03 Pacific Time

Another amazing workshop with Cheryl O'Neil. Thank you for so much wonderful material.
C.H. from Ontario, New York


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery
2022-09-11 at 17:58 Pacific Time

Cheryl was phenomenal! I absolutely loved this course, thank you!
H.R. from Jackson, Michigan


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery
2022-09-11 at 17:56 Pacific Time

Imagery is the best! What a life changing and meaningful weekend. I'm so grateful I got to be part of this class.
J.D. from Los Angeles, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery
2022-09-11 at 17:55 Pacific Time

Wonderful class! We had so many amazing experiences and journeys and have many more journeys in our resources which I am excited to use with clients and myself!
C.M. from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery
2022-09-11 at 17:42 Pacific Time

Enjoyed my journey with Metaphysical Imagery! Thank you Cheryl, love It!
B.F. from Carrollton, Texas


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery
2022-09-11 at 17:41 Pacific Time

Yet again, another amazing program by Cheryl. I am so excited about these journeys. I had very powerful experiences with them myself.
M.O. from San Diego, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages
2022-09-11 at 10:33 Pacific Time

Thank you so much Cheryl. Love your class and I am now understanding so much more about myself, loved ones, and others. It’s a beautiful journey for me.
B.F. from Carrollton, Texas


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages
2022-09-11 at 09:57 Pacific Time

Great class, thank you so much.
K.F. from Yukon, Oklahoma


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages
2022-09-10 at 18:26 Pacific Time

Another wonderful imagery workshop!
J.D. from Los Angeles, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages
2022-09-10 at 18:17 Pacific Time

This was a truly helpful class, it answered a lot of my questions about taking clients through pain and grief, how to stay professional and how to be delicate especially with issues of forgiveness. Cheryl O'Neil is a plethora of rich information and a shining example of grace and professionalism, anytime spent with her is highly beneficial. Thank you so much Cheryl for the fantastic day!
B.K. from Brookfield, Illinois


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages
2022-09-10 at 18:09 Pacific Time

Another amazing workshop with Cheryl O'Neil. I learned a lot today and there is still more to learn from the workbook.
C.H. from Ontario, New York


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages
2022-09-10 at 18:09 Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this class and I loved practicing and felt completely calm and relaxed at the end. Thank you Cheryl!
L.G. from Grand Terrace, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages
2022-09-10 at 18:06 Pacific Time

Absolutely loved this course, both for my own healing journey and to be used professionally.
K.M. from Glendale, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages
2022-09-10 at 18:04 Pacific Time

Another amazing imagery certification class by Cheryl!
A.S. from Houston, Texas


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages
2022-09-10 at 18:03 Pacific Time

Wonderful! This is an amazing class with so many journeys, resources, and insights. Loved all of it and learned so much today.
C.M. from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages
2022-09-10 at 18:01 Pacific Time

Such an amazing day! I feel like I learned so much about myself, how to be a better therapist and so much about the lovely students that I got to guide through their journeys.
S.M. from Austin, Texas


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2022-09-07 at 08:46 Pacific Time

Thank you, lovely class, should have done the quiz sooner.
L.D. from Johannesburg, Gauteng


Healthy Boundaries - Live on Zoom
2022-09-07 at 08:16 Pacific Time

Lovely lecture and interesting. Thank you.
L.D. from Johannesburg, Gauteng


Hypnosis and Pain Management - Certification Course
2022-09-05 at 17:46 Pacific Time

John Melton's approach to working with clients is based on his profound respect for each person's experience. I know that I will refer to my notes, the workbook, recommended reading, and videos from the pain management class repeatedly in order to recall and employ the truly useful techniques that he taught us - which would be invaluable if they were all the class offered - but what I will be working to absorb and emulate at a deeper level is how John enters the client's world with loving regard while remaining perfectly centered and so able to serve as guide and facilitator.
C.M. from Hockley, Texas


Hypnosis and Pain Management - Certification Course
2022-09-03 at 01:48 Pacific Time

I can't express how humbled I am by John. By his kindness, and how he values the human heart and mind. Learning from him is an unforgettable, invaluable experience.
A.B. from Honolulu, Hawaii


Hypnosis and Weight Loss - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2022-09-02 at 08:05 Pacific Time

Susie is so relatable and knowledgeable. What a treat.
T.M. from Buffalo, New York


Mental Bank Magic - AHA Conference
2022-09-01 at 17:47 Pacific Time

Great class, love it, very helpful.
B.G. from Mission, Texas


Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2022-09-01 at 08:18 Pacific Time

Very informative and interesting.
J.S. from Ridgewood, New York


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 5/5 - Live on Zoom
2022-08-27 at 18:29 Pacific Time

Fantastic. I loved the energy and motivation in this recording.
N.A. from Austin, Texas


Hypnosis and ADHD - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2022-08-27 at 08:51 Pacific Time

Lisa Machenberg's class on Hypnosis and ADHD was full of practical, actionable information, based on decades of research, including very new research, as well as her extensive experience with clients. As someone with attention regulation challenges, I am excited to employ some of these strategies for myself immediately, and I look forward to sharing them with clients. In addition, the course addressed co-occurring conditions, and how to support parents when working with ADHD kids. This is a course I expect to draw on repeatedly. Thank you Lisa Machenberg!
C.M. from Hockley, Texas