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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

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Comments from Event Attendees

jumpSTART 2021! - Live on Zoom
2021-07-28 at 23:35 Pacific Time

Great way to start the new year. Good topics and focuses.
P.B. from Plumas Lake, California


Podcasting for Your Hypnotherapy Practice - NEW Course Live on Zoom
2021-07-28 at 15:15 Pacific Time

Great class to help achieve other avenues of hypnosis practice. Workshop very informative.
C.W. from Tallahassee, Florida


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-26 at 13:15 Pacific Time

This was one of the best classes I have taken! Cheryl is an incredible instructor and the workbook is next level. Truly loved this class!
B.E. from San Luis Obispo, California


Podcasting for Your Hypnotherapy Practice - NEW Course Live on Zoom
2021-07-25 at 05:57 Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this class. Tricia is a very knowledgeable and engaging presenter.
B.W. from Huntsville, Alabama


Podcasting for Your Hypnotherapy Practice - NEW Course Live on Zoom
2021-07-24 at 21:45 Pacific Time

Awesome class! I can’t wait to get started!
H.E. from Twin Falls, Idaho


Podcasting for Your Hypnotherapy Practice - NEW Course Live on Zoom
2021-07-24 at 19:04 Pacific Time

Tricia did a fantastic job at presenting this course. It was already clear that she knew what she was doing in the podcasting arena, but she also made an excellent instructor and covered many aspects that I had not considered. Time well spent!
J.K. from San Diego, California


Podcasting for Your Hypnotherapy Practice - NEW Course Live on Zoom
2021-07-24 at 18:19 Pacific Time

Great seminar, I learned a lot about podcasting and Tricia is a wonderful teacher. Thank you.
N.Z. from Van Nuys, California


Podcasting for Your Hypnotherapy Practice - NEW Course Live on Zoom
2021-07-24 at 18:05 Pacific Time

Great Lecture. My only suggestion would be a little bit more visual showing how to do the parts we were receiving instructions on.
K.S. from Canoga Park, California


Podcasting for Your Hypnotherapy Practice - NEW Course Live on Zoom
2021-07-24 at 18:04 Pacific Time

This class was amazing, with so much useful information and such a great instructor. Too much going on right at this moment but I'm very excited to start podcasting in the not too distant future!
M.M. from Redford, Michigan


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-20 at 21:16 Pacific Time

I absolutely love this course and can't wait to take the following courses on the road to Mastery!
J.N. from Weymouth, Massachusetts


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-19 at 21:23 Pacific Time

I enjoyed this so much! The breakout rooms helped so much to understand the importance and to remember the verbiage of the script.
M.S. from Encino, California


Hypnosis for Test Anxiety and Success - NEW Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-19 at 09:17 Pacific Time

This was a very good course.
B.Z. from Van Nuys, California


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-19 at 00:23 Pacific Time

Great course, Cheryl is wonderful. I learned so much. So many useful techniques and valuable knowledge that will help me with my clients. I highly recommend it to everyone!
A.G. from Woodland Hills, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 2/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 21:36 Pacific Time

Very interesting to notice the differences between mapping across and the swish patterns. I am eager to utilize these tools myself to understand how to better use them with my clients.
J.M. from Garner, North Carolina


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 21:16 Pacific Time

This is a very resourceful class filled with excellent tools to be used not only in the cognitive part of the session but also implemented during the hypnotic state.
J.M. from Garner, North Carolina


Past-Life Regression Therapy - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 20:38 Pacific Time

The additional videos are very helpful to understand the process involved in a Past Life Regression session. Thank you Lisa.
J.M. from Garner, North Carolina


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 20:03 Pacific Time

I only wish I would have taken this certification earlier. This was an incredible class, full of practice time that helped me understand how to implement this process with my clients. Thank you Cheryl!
J.M. from Garner, North Carolina


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:49 Pacific Time

Thank you so much. Love it, two days with Cheryl O'Neil felt like a few hours. Everything was so interesting. Can't wait for another journey. Thank you so much.
A.Z. from Monroe, New York


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:48 Pacific Time

I am so happy that I decided to take this course! I feel that this course can be the base of my whole business!
L.C. from Parkland, Florida


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:31 Pacific Time

The instructor was so patient and positive with everyone making it such a wonderful learning environment.
N.H. from Blanchard, Oklahoma


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:22 Pacific Time

I absolutely loved this course and am excited to continue with the rest of the Imagery Series with Cheryl! Fun, very interactive, and FULL of information.
K.W. from Las Vegas, Nevada


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:20 Pacific Time

The Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator course was AMAZING! It was incredibly organized making it easy to follow and understand. Cheryl was patient and available for questions and took the time to explain concepts so students could fully comprehend. Practices were well paced and Cheryl's passion for imagery made it both exciting and engaging! Definitely recommend this course for all HMI Students!
A.C. from Alhambra, California


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:19 Pacific Time

Imagery is an endless resource and this is an eye-opening certification. Cheryl is very generous with scripts and key insights, the whole weekend goes like a breeze and you leave feeling up-lifted, knowing yourself better, and more capable to help others.
V.H. from Los Angeles, California


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:17 Pacific Time

Thank you so much Cheryl! This course is amazing and I look forward to Advanced Imagery.
C.B. from Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:15 Pacific Time

What an eye opening class about the effectiveness and many case uses for imagery. I can't wait to incorporate this with my clients! Cheryl brings a wealth of knowledge and practical know-how and conducts a fun class for everyone!
R.M. from Northridge, California


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:13 Pacific Time

LOVE this course, so excited for the rest of the units! Cheryl was as wonderful as ever, and this was such an awesome group to work with!
B.G. from Pacific Palisades, California


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:07 Pacific Time

I loved this course. It really illustrated how spontaneous the subconscious can be, yet at the same time it can be a very valuable tool. Great class!
C.M. from West Jordan, Utah


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:06 Pacific Time

The very basic and high-level imagery classes included in the curriculum made it clear that imagery is the foundation of hypnosis. Without imagery, there would likely BE no hypnotherapy. This class is essential.
A.O. from Colorado Springs, Colorado


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:06 Pacific Time

This was life changing. I am not the same person.
J.S. from Astoria, New York


Hypnosis and Pain Management - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-14 at 22:27 Pacific Time

This was a really helpful class to understand how to work with pain clients. Seeing two examples are also very beneficial about how the process works. Thank you very much John Melton!
M.Y. from San Jose, California


Hypnosis and Grief Recovery - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-14 at 11:32 Pacific Time

I have had a lot of training and exposure to Grief and Recovery and found this course bridged the gap between my previous knowledge and application in Hypnosis.
J.F. from Murfreesboro, Tennessee


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 3/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-07-11 at 07:51 Pacific Time

There is so much powerful information in this course. I know I will keep returning to the material as it sinks in deeper and becomes natural. Thanks Joe for this life changing work.
J.F. from Louisville, Kentucky


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-10 at 18:14 Pacific Time

This was a great course! Thank you so much!
C.S. from Marina del Rey, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 2/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-07-09 at 15:09 Pacific Time

There is such a wealth of information in this class. I am learning so much about what drives human behavior and our states. Putting the techniques into practice in class has been helpful also.
J.F. from Louisville, Kentucky


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 3/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-07-07 at 23:13 Pacific Time

I feel that this quiz helped me think of the course content in a productive manner.
D.R. from South Pasadena, California


Advanced Handwriting Analysis - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-07 at 21:44 Pacific Time

Advanced Handwriting Analysis is a wonderful tool to get more insights into the writer's/client's subconscious mind. Elaine is a wonderful instructor and her in-class detailed explanation/definitions on our doodling amazed me, as it gave us immense clarity about our subconscious minds. I look forward to utilize this great tool with all of my clients. Handwriting Analysis will help me approach my prospective clients easily. Thanks Elaine.
A.J. from Iselin, New Jersey


Advanced Handwriting Analysis - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-05 at 16:56 Pacific Time

This was a great, more in depth class. I loved learning about doodles, what they mean, and each of the alphabet letters.
A.P. from Russellville, Alabama


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 3/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-07-04 at 22:22 Pacific Time

I loved this lesson very much! Learning about the brain and behavior patterns is so interesting! I love it! Definitely a great match for me. Joe is such a wonderful teacher! I treasure every minute I get to be in his presence. Learning how the techniques helped him to achieve his goals is so valuable to me. Looking forward to using all this incredible knowledge in conjunction with hypnosis to create mind bending results in my clients lives as well as my own. Blessed beyond belief!
C.F. from Colorado Springs, Colorado


Advanced Handwriting Analysis - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-06-30 at 13:11 Pacific Time

Fantastic course! Elaine's workshops are always engaging - and I always learn far more than I could have imagined. I enjoyed every minute of this class. It covered all the things I've been curious about. Handwriting Analysis is the perfect way for someone like me to do detective work. I wasn't going to do any more certification courses until next year, but when Advanced Handwriting appeared on the schedule, I couldn't wait. The advanced workbook is going to be a great addition to my resources. I also had never seriously considered doing Handwriting Analysis beyond what I'd use with clients until this class.
K.K. from Bloomington, Indiana


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 3/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-06-30 at 06:38 Pacific Time

Great course, great instructor, looking forward to the practice group and the next weekend of class.
M.H. from Newfane, Vermont


Hypnosis and Grief Recovery - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-06-30 at 00:45 Pacific Time

This is important because we all go through loss. It even helped me on my own loss recovery path. I recommend this class to all hypnotherapists.
A.V. from Hillsboro, Texas


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 3/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-06-29 at 15:03 Pacific Time

I enjoyed this lesson. Thanks a lot for everything.
N.A. from Austin, Texas


Advanced Handwriting Analysis - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-06-28 at 21:21 Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this class and am happy I chose to learn more about handwriting analysis.
E.D. from Los Angeles, California


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-06-28 at 15:15 Pacific Time

I am absolutely in love with Therapeutic Imagery! I use it for nearly all of my sessions and will continue gaining mastery in helping people soar in their lives using Therapeutic Imagery! Cheryl is the best!
V.L. from Los Angeles, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 3/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-06-27 at 21:46 Pacific Time

Joe's a compassionate, engaging, and knowledgeable teacher. I have enjoyed his NLP series so much. I am learning so much about retraining neurology to create a different state of being.
S.K. from Ventura, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 3/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-06-27 at 18:49 Pacific Time

Joe T. is an awesome teacher, because he has us EXPERIENCE the strategies/modalities!
C.N. from El Segundo, California


Advanced Handwriting Analysis - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-06-27 at 11:42 Pacific Time

This was the class I had been excited about all year and I'm so glad I took it! Thank you. Elaine is amazing and the class is so much fun and a wealth of information!
B.C. from Los Angeles, California


Advanced Handwriting Analysis - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-06-26 at 19:23 Pacific Time

I'm so honored to have had the opportunity to learn such invaluable information and can't wait to see where this journey and practice leads.
N.D. from Roseville, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 2/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-06-26 at 09:37 Pacific Time

Great classes and awesome content! Very grateful for this program!
D.F. from Denham Springs, Louisiana


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 2/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-06-25 at 21:50 Pacific Time

I absolutely love this course with Joe Tabbanella! I love using this with my clients already.
S.K. from Ventura, California