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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 the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2021-05-08 at 19:58 Pacific Time

By the afternoon, I realized this is like a Western (secular) version of Buddhism - be in bliss and non-attachment. Wonderful perspective on how to live and avoid suffering. Joe Tabbanella is always inspiring.
I.E. from Encino, California


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2021-05-08 at 19:48 Pacific Time

Thank you Joe for a wonderful, insightful seminar. I cannot wait to revisit and practice that wonderful state of feeling and being the outcome. Thank you for your generosity and expertise.
N.N. from Topanga, California


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2021-05-08 at 19:35 Pacific Time

WOWSERS - what an incredible course! It made crystal clear for me limiting beliefs holding me back that I can now release and let go! Thank you so much Joe.
A.G. from La Canada Flintridge, California


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2021-05-08 at 19:35 Pacific Time

Lesson was absolutely FANTASTIC! A dream come true! Finding the missing ingredients in the Law of Attraction recipe is priceless! So much I didn't know even after many years of study. His techniques of releasing old trapped emotions are indeed the key to opening the door to manifestation! The missing piece of the secret puzzle. Joe is such a wise and powerful man. I feel so blessed to have had this beautiful day to learn from him and his experiences. Magnificent!
C.F. from Colorado Springs, Colorado


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2021-05-08 at 19:12 Pacific Time

The information is great.
K.R. from Desert Hot Springs, California


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2021-05-08 at 18:14 Pacific Time

Great class, I loved it!
L.C. from Parkland, Florida


Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-06 at 14:01 Pacific Time

This class was full of very specific and helpful steps to use for helping our clients stop smoking. I know it will take practice, but I feel very equipped to effectively use all of John's insights and experience.
K.V. from Glendale, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-05-05 at 03:53 Pacific Time

NLP is an eye-opening course. It teaches why viewing human behavior with unconditional positive regard is the only option. People are the sum of their life experiences, and their behavior results from the same.
A.M. from Sag Harbor, New York


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-04 at 11:09 Pacific Time

I greatly appreciate Bruce's personal style/approach to hypnosis, his humor and the great amount of information that he shares! Thank you Bruce!
V.B. from Quakertown, Pennsylvania


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-04 at 08:43 Pacific Time

Bruce covered so much information and resources that can optimize the use of hypnosis with cancer clients.
E.P. from Social Circle, Georgia


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-03 at 23:00 Pacific Time

There was sooo much information in this class. I will make sure to read the materials provided, just in case I get to help clients with cancer. I was diagnosed with cancer once which ended up in "not" having the cancer 10 minutes before the scheduled surgery... during the midst of COVID. I wonder if humor had eased my tension?
G.B. from Temple City, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-05-03 at 10:42 Pacific Time

I liked it a lot, and Joe has been great!
D.F. from Denham Springs, Louisiana


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-03 at 04:46 Pacific Time

This was very informative, fun, interactive, educational, and really useful! I am so thankful for the opportunity to attend!
J.K. from South Daytona, Florida


Hypnosis and PTSD - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-02 at 14:18 Pacific Time

Wonderful, useful, and thorough class. I will definitely be using these strategies with clients. I feel more equipped to notice PTSD/trauma symptoms and what to do.
L.I. from Ridgefield, Washington


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-02 at 14:10 Pacific Time

This is a wonderful class. Bruce is very personable. He really did his homework on this subject and came up with many new and old practical ways to help clients suffering from cancer.
J.W. from Detroit, Michigan


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-02 at 12:51 Pacific Time

I’m immediately ready to study and learn more about hypnosis.
G.C. from Beaumont, Texas


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-02 at 09:13 Pacific Time

Bruce was wonderful and resourceful as always. I am glad I took this course, it gives me the courage to approach and help people with cancer. I feel that I have more tools now.
N.S. from Encino, California


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-01 at 21:34 Pacific Time

Great, great class. I love how Bruce is so resourceful. It is so much appreciated. He is super kind and explains really well. He has such a special approach, very different from what I experienced so far. But it really helped me to be more open to different styles to hypnotherapy. The only thing that I am missing is the actual scripts. He definitely gave us the links or which books he recommends that have great scripts, but I was hoping to come out from this certificate with a few scripts handy in my pocket. But great, great class and teacher! I loved it.
A.G. from Woodland Hills, California


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-01 at 19:14 Pacific Time

Wow, what a wealth of information! This class is amazing, I never knew just how powerful the mind can be against cancer. Bruce is the best, he doesn't leave any stone unturned!
T.H. from Louisville, Kentucky


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-01 at 18:32 Pacific Time

So much great information Bruce! Thank you!
T.M. from Oak Park, California


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-01 at 18:24 Pacific Time

Great class! Bruce is spectacular. So glad that he is at HMI. I learn so much every time I take a class or attend a practicum.
J.M. from North Weymouth, Massachusetts


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-01 at 18:21 Pacific Time

Amazing class crammed full of useful information, could have easily gone on for another hour or two. Excellent workbooks packed full of so much interesting and helpful content. As always Bruce was his fun and energetic self, and it was really nice to hear the live client call during the class. Looking forward to when the 3 session videos get posted online for us to see as they weren't currently up yet when I took the class.
M.M. from Redford, Michigan


Hypnosis and PTSD - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-01 at 14:00 Pacific Time

I liked this lesson very much. It was interesting and I'm going to dive deeper into this subject.
K.M. from West Harrison, New York


Hypnosis and PTSD - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-01 at 13:18 Pacific Time

Great class, very informative!
L.C. from Parkland, Florida


Wisdom of the Body-Mind in Hypnotherapy - AHA Conference
2021-05-01 at 09:25 Pacific Time

Laura's presentation was extremely informative!
V.B. from Quakertown, Pennsylvania


Introduction to Professional Podcasting - AHA Conference
2021-05-01 at 09:09 Pacific Time

I greatly appreciate Tricia's professional advice - I never would have considered podcasting until attending this seminar!
V.B. from Quakertown, Pennsylvania


Hypnosis for Past Life Regression Therapy - AHA Conference
2021-05-01 at 09:04 Pacific Time

I loved this class - and Lisa's presentation. I appreciate the depth of information and instruction for application.
V.B. from Quakertown, Pennsylvania


Healthy Boundaries - Live on Zoom
2021-04-30 at 23:59 Pacific Time

Elaine Perliss is a wonderful teacher. She presented these learning lessons in a clear, concise, and logical fashion, and gave wonderful examples to illustrate her points.
C.O. from Simi Valley, California


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-27 at 12:41 Pacific Time

This is a great class. I am really happy to take this class. It integrates all of the tools that we learned before. Thank you very much Cheryl!
M.Y. from San Jose, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-04-26 at 15:06 Pacific Time

Joe Tabbanella passionately explains NLP with example after example that are easy to remember!
C.N. from El Segundo, California


Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-26 at 10:11 Pacific Time

Elaine is an amazing instructor, I hope one day I will be as good. I am grateful for the opportunity to study the approach to anxieties and fears and this class was excellent!
V.B. from Quakertown, Pennsylvania


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages - Live on Zoom
2021-04-26 at 10:02 Pacific Time

I loved this class by Cheryl. I learned so much and found the practice really helped to build my confidence.
J.C. from Manhattan Beach, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-04-26 at 06:52 Pacific Time

Great course! I'm really looking forward to the next weekend!
M.H. from Newfane, Vermont


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-04-25 at 20:29 Pacific Time

Wow! So much information! Loving it! Mr. Tabbanella is a wonderful teacher and I am really enjoying this class. Although it makes me sad that I did not learn this stuff much sooner in my life! Better late than never I guess. Allot to take in. I like that he uses the students to create examples of the therapy. Really helps to grasp the concepts. I felt that I had a fantastic practice session with a co-student! Powerful! Awesome!
C.F. from Colorado Springs, Colorado


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-04-25 at 19:52 Pacific Time

Joe delivers an excellent and detailed course!
J.B. from West Hollywood, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-04-25 at 18:52 Pacific Time

Great class, I learned a lot!
L.C. from Parkland, Florida


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-25 at 14:56 Pacific Time

Love this class! So much useful information. Thank you!
J.G. from Honolulu, Hawaii


Release Technique - Live on Zoom
2021-04-25 at 09:46 Pacific Time

Sometimes I beat myself up and I would wonder why.
G.C. from Beaumont, Texas


Release Technique - Live on Zoom
2021-04-24 at 18:19 Pacific Time

The most important part of this class is Joe's passion for the effectiveness of it and how strongly he communicates that. It's very simple in concept but very elusive in practice.
K.V. from Glendale, California


Hypnosis and Pain Management - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-24 at 17:25 Pacific Time

I super enjoyed this class and watching John not only interview people in the videos but see how he wove in suggestions throughout the induction, progressive, and bringing up and out. The Zoom class was a great lesson in how to do a thorough and useful intake.
K.V. from Glendale, California


Hypnosis and Grief Recovery - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-23 at 15:14 Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this course!
K.W. from Rochester, New York


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-23 at 10:38 Pacific Time

I really loved this last weekend in that it was fun to use all of our skills and intuition and come up with treatment plans using Imagery. It also showed me how much I need to go back over the vast amount of information and take the time to assimilate it all. I have enjoyed using Imagery with my pro bono clients and I know it will be invaluable as I launch my private practice. Seeing how Cheryl uses Imagery with us and the TAs, helps me see a way forward with all my future clients.
K.V. from Glendale, California


Release Technique - Live on Zoom
2021-04-20 at 23:15 Pacific Time

One of the best courses I've done! Love it!
P.A. from Dhaka


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-19 at 17:02 Pacific Time

This was an inspiring educational experience as well as personally enriching. My creative juices are flowing and I feel 100% comfortable using Imagery journeys interchangeably and throughout all my work. I already am! The mastery weekend especially strengthened me personally and as a Hypnotherapist. It’s been a lovely journey thanks to Cheryl!
L.I. from Ridgefield, Washington


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages - Live on Zoom
2021-04-19 at 16:30 Pacific Time

Great lesson, I look forward to practicing with these scripts. I used to volunteer for hospice and I wish I had these tools back then. Thank you.
M.E. from Corona, California


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-19 at 15:23 Pacific Time

The Therapeutic Imagery course is wonderful. On the Saturday of this final weekend, I kept thinking it had all come together, and then Sunday came, and it REALLY all came together. I would have been satisfied with Saturday, but Sunday I just wanted to exclaim, "Thank you, thank you." The weekend went by so quickly (even though Saturday I felt rather ill - it still went by quickly). The group work was the most useful group work I've ever participated in. Everyone had so many ideas, showing the breadth and depth of the material we have been given. My mind was very clear after the closing Sunday journey. I feel like I have the learnings and material to successfully deal with any situation - there isn't a feeling of being overwhelmed anymore. And it will be even better once I get in a more regular review-of-material routine. I've been very focused the first Kappasinian session, but now that I've got that down as much as I can without just doing it more and more, I am going to become as familiar as possible with all this material. I'm excited and inspired. Thank you Cheryl!
K.K. from Bloomington, Indiana


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-19 at 02:04 Pacific Time

This was a great class and the final Master Certification weekend really pulled everything together. Cheryl's approach is great and I enjoy her classes.
J.K. from San Diego, California


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-18 at 20:25 Pacific Time

I absolutely loved the Imagery series and am truly sad that it is over. I think I can speak for the entire class that the knowledge shared in these classes will make a huge difference in our success with clients and ourselves. I am super grateful for this opportunity!
A.P. from Russellville, Alabama


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-18 at 18:45 Pacific Time

Cheryl is such a wonderful and thorough teacher. This was a fabulous course and I enjoyed every second of it. I feel the information I gained will become a cornerstone of my practice because Cheryl taught us how to weave it in with suggestions and it's just such a useful tool. Thank you so much for offering this course and Cheryl, thank you for being you!
A.S. from West Wyoming, Pennsylvania


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-18 at 18:37 Pacific Time

The Therapeutic Imagery Master weekend was magical! I am so grateful to have learned this deeply healing material and to Cheryl O’Neil for sharing her experience and creative genius with us.
T.M. from Capitola, California