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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

jumpSTART 2023!
2023-02-05 at 22:04 Pacific Time

Excellent class! So much information provided to help me achieve a powerful year!
J.P. from Harrisburg, North Carolina


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 19:15 Pacific Time

This was an amazing course. I have gained so much knowledge and a deeper understanding of imagery that I cannot wait to use with my future clients.
E.S. from Toluca Lake, California


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 19:11 Pacific Time

Training with Cheryl and our group was an amazing journey and learning experience. Can't wait until we get back together for the Advanced Imagery course!
J.G. from Bend, Oregon


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 18:42 Pacific Time

This was an AMAZING WEEKEND! I am so incredibly happy I decided to be a part of it. I already feel so much more connected as a facilitator and ready to start diving deeper in imagery.
S.M. from Austin, Texas


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 18:41 Pacific Time

I thoroughly enjoyed this class/event. Looking forward to the next weekend! Cheryl is an amazing teacher and facilitator. Thank you!
A.P. from Tacoma, Washington


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 18:40 Pacific Time

This was the most wonderful and amazing course! It inspired me in so many ways and has ignited excitement around working with clients in new ways.
R.J. from Glendale, California


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 18:27 Pacific Time

What a great class! I thoroughly enjoyed learning about guiding an imagery to facilitate the client towards a better life.
T.H. from San Luis Obispo, California


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 18:25 Pacific Time

Cheryl O'Neil is a Master! She is absolutely wonderful, understanding, always thoughtful with getting the material across as clear as possible. This course is a great resource packed with amazing therapeutic imagery journeys. It is an absolute essential.
M.Z. from Corona, New York


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 18:16 Pacific Time

Even after more than appreciating Cheryl O'Neil's classes and case conferences, I'm deeply impressed with how much I've learned in the Imagery Facilitator weekend. The course is one of the best-organized I've attended (a high bar around here), and I've gained a wealth of therapeutic principles and imagery to put to immediate use. I was expecting a great course, and this exceeded my expectations and then some. Thank you so much Cheryl!
C.M. from Hockley, Texas


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 18:12 Pacific Time

Great class and loved the scripts offered, plus the opportunity to practice them multiple ways.
C.B. from Port Orange, Florida


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 18:12 Pacific Time

This was a great and very insightful class! Cheryl is amazing!
C.H. from Maricopa, Arizona


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 18:07 Pacific Time

I am so excited to take on the rest of this journey with Cheryl and the rest of the group! This is the path that I have wanted to follow from the beginning and am not disappointed. Cheryl is a phenomenal instructor and the time has flown by. Thank you Cheryl!
R.J. from Saint Louis, Missouri


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 18:07 Pacific Time

Awesome course! LOVED it. Thank you Cheryl.
H.B. from Williams Bay, Wisconsin


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 18:01 Pacific Time

Great class. Thank you very much!
A.M. from Carlsbad, California


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 17:50 Pacific Time

This class was so wonderful! Cheryl is so fantastic, I love her passion and depth of Kappasinian way.
D.D. from Dallas, Texas


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 17:47 Pacific Time

Loved, loved, loved EVERYTHING about this course and Cheryl! So much information and wonderful material. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
D.P. from Leslie, Missouri


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course
2023-02-05 at 17:45 Pacific Time

Cheryl is incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and a fantastic teacher. I can't wait to continue learning under her. Thank you Cheryl!
M.V. from Phoenix, Arizona


The Eel and the Blowfish: A Graphic Novel of Dreams, Trauma, and Healing - AHA Conference
2023-02-05 at 17:11 Pacific Time

Really thoughtful presentation on such a complex and troubling subject. Good insights in helping the abused person move forward.
B.W. from Westfield, Indiana


Mental Bank Magic - AHA Conference
2023-02-05 at 17:06 Pacific Time

I've really enjoyed using the Mental Bank, especially for the discipline and the clear pathway to results.
B.W. from Westfield, Indiana


Create a Professional Zoom Group Experience - AHA Conference
2023-02-05 at 17:04 Pacific Time

Very cool. I really appreciated the material as presented.
B.W. from Westfield, Indiana


Reiki Level One - NEW Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2023-02-02 at 22:06 Pacific Time

I loved the Reiki Level One class. I learned so much about Spirituality and about Reiki. Katt did an amazing job teaching us all of the necessary information.
E.C. from Rancho Cucamonga, California


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course
2023-02-02 at 13:04 Pacific Time

Bruce's course was informative and eye opening. There are amazing ways that hypnosis can help people with cancer. I am so glad to be able to provide this service to future clients.
C.P. from Fair Lawn, New Jersey


Ericksonian Hypnosis - Certification Course
2023-02-01 at 16:53 Pacific Time

Honestly this was one of best classes I've taken at HMI. The study guide and resources along with the two days of Zoom classes has completely changed the way I view Hypnotherapy. Mr. Kamins has so much knowledge on the subject and gives you the resources you need to move ahead.
C.B. from Port Orange, Florida


The Eel and the Blowfish: A Graphic Novel of Dreams, Trauma, and Healing - AHA Conference
2023-02-01 at 12:52 Pacific Time

This was a brave and healing venture into a very important and rarely talked openly about matter. Thank you for cleaning up misconceptions once again.
M.B. from Topsham, Maine


Ericksonian Hypnosis - Certification Course
2023-01-30 at 21:25 Pacific Time

This was an amazing class. It was packed with a tremendous amount of value and knowledge. Michael did a phenomenal job of breaking down the material formatting it, and explaining it in a way that you can get a very in-depth understanding of it from every angle. Not only do you learn a complete new modality of trance, but you also get a new perspective and understanding of the language of the unconscious mind. Highly recommended.
B.W. from Corvallis, Oregon


Ericksonian Hypnosis - Certification Course
2023-01-30 at 17:13 Pacific Time

I'm really glad I took this thorough and practical Ericksonian Hypnosis course. I am eager to read the entire workbook and PowerPoint and use the flashcards. I learn best by reading, so I'm grateful to have so much material. There are lists, tables, examples, resources, flashcards - just tons of information. I haven't felt skillful at coming up with metaphors, and one unique table gave me many ideas right off based on one client, and then just now as I looked through the workbook and saw it, another. And quite different than what I've been doing. I am very interested to see how that works. I am going to spend some more time with that table right now. I'm sure as I read I'll remember other things I wish I'd mentioned here. Anyway, it's a great course. Everyone should take it!
K.K. from Bloomington, Indiana


Ericksonian Hypnosis - Certification Course
2023-01-29 at 18:37 Pacific Time

This course was exceptional. Michael is an expert when it comes to Erickson. These past 2 days have been like an entire course in hypnotherapy. I have learned so much and cannot wait to implement these learnings.
E.M. from Oakland, California


Ericksonian Hypnosis - Certification Course
2023-01-28 at 19:16 Pacific Time

Great class. Thank you very much.
A.M. from Carlsbad, California


jumpSTART 2023!
2023-01-28 at 19:16 Pacific Time

LOVE this class. A fun, interactive way to get started in the right direction with the right mindset!
L.A. from Clovis, California


Healthy Boundaries
2023-01-28 at 18:38 Pacific Time

Truly enjoyed this valuable workshop, which was presented in very inspiring way.
S.C. from Glendale, New York


Healthy Boundaries
2023-01-28 at 13:47 Pacific Time

This was a course that I personally needed for my practice. Elaine gave us lots of insight into healthy boundaries.
T.H. from San Luis Obispo, California


Healing Power of Hypnotic Scripts
2023-01-24 at 21:05 Pacific Time

Great class! The resources and guidance on ways to utilize them is super helpful. I really enjoyed the live client call. It was inspirational.
R.J. from Glendale, California


Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Certification Course
2023-01-24 at 16:10 Pacific Time

John did excellent! I appreciate watching the video and the questions helped to reinforce my knowledge!
S.B. from Southbridge, Massachusetts


Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two
2023-01-23 at 21:51 Pacific Time

Thank you so much to Katt and to everyone for such a meaningful weekend. I was under the weather but so glad I powered through.
S.B. from Long Beach, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 5/5
2023-01-23 at 19:10 Pacific Time

This class will equip you with lots of tools and strategies that are life-changing. The instructor Mr. Joe Tabbanella went over and beyond to help us understand NLP. I would definitely recommend this class.
S.P. from Lilburn, Georgia


Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two
2023-01-23 at 09:57 Pacific Time

This was such a wonderful class! Katt is an amazing instructor! I look forward to taking other classes with her!
C.H. from Maricopa, Arizona


Healing Power of Hypnotic Scripts
2023-01-22 at 20:29 Pacific Time

Thank you so much for presenting almost every possible way to find new and interesting therapeutic script! Opened up the new possibilities for me to create scripts.
J.U. from San Ramon, California


Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two
2023-01-22 at 18:43 Pacific Time

Katt's Intuitive Healing and Development Level Two class was Stellar! I enjoyed it more than Level One, and I thought that class was amazing also!
T.H. from San Luis Obispo, California


Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two
2023-01-22 at 18:12 Pacific Time

Thank you for this beautiful instruction in connecting to my soul, my guides, and spirit. This deeper dive into connecting with others on a spiritual level was profound.
A.P. from Tacoma, Washington


Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two
2023-01-22 at 18:04 Pacific Time

As always, Katt's classes are a fantastic journey of discovery and a wealth of information. The material is incredibly useful on both a personal and professional level.
B.W. from Westfield, Indiana


Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two
2023-01-22 at 17:59 Pacific Time

Katt did an amazing job with empowering us to connect deeper with our intuition and gain a better understanding of our healing energies for ourselves and clients! Very interactive and engaged class both days!
R.T. from Los Angeles, California


Healing Power of Hypnotic Scripts
2023-01-21 at 18:02 Pacific Time

The class is very useful and practical for starting a practice. Bruce does a great job providing all the tools to find and use scripts effectively.
L.R. from Alexandria, Virginia


jumpSTART 2023!
2023-01-20 at 22:21 Pacific Time

What a fun time with the AHA! The MP3s are amongst my favorite in my collection thus far!
A.B. from Lake Forest Park, Washington


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 4/5
2023-01-19 at 11:36 Pacific Time

Learned so much about limiting beliefs and how to overcome them.
S.P. from Lilburn, Georgia


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 3/5
2023-01-19 at 10:47 Pacific Time

I look at things differently, in a good way. Great class.
S.P. from Lilburn, Georgia


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 2/5
2023-01-19 at 09:49 Pacific Time

This is a life-changing course taught by one of the best instructors.
S.P. from Lilburn, Georgia


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 5/5
2023-01-18 at 21:15 Pacific Time

Thank you Joe, this NLP class was the highlight of my 2022!
B.G. from Medford, Massachusetts


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 4/5
2023-01-18 at 20:40 Pacific Time

Amazing class Joe! Thank you for showing up for us!
B.G. from Medford, Massachusetts


jumpSTART 2023!
2023-01-18 at 20:16 Pacific Time

Cheryl is always a gem and very delightful in all her courses, her attention to detail, graciousness, and interactions are always top notch.
J.K. from Sherman Oaks, California


jumpSTART 2023!
2023-01-18 at 17:53 Pacific Time

Great class filled with so many scripts.
M.K. from Woodland Hills, California