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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!

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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 Pain Management - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-03-03 at 16:28 Pacific Time

The pain management course is excellent. Watching the sessions with Jeff and Carol really emphasized the different ways emotions can influence what we feel physically. It was amazing to see how Jeff's overall thinking became more flexible and open as his sessions went on. He had such a huge change in how he saw the habits and routines that were causing him so much misery, and he didn't seem to have any idea that was related to his sessions - although he loved the sessions and realized they were decreasing his pain. (I have noticed more mental flexibility in my own life since starting hypnotherapy sessions also, and I really don't know if I'd have made the connection if I weren't also a student of hypnotherapy - at least not to the changes that aren't directly related to what I've discussed in sessions). Jeff did relate the pain improvement to his sessions though. Carol experienced something similar overall, but it seemed like she made the connection (albeit not right away) more clearly. Perhaps that has to do with her suggestibility versus Jeff's. Or maybe it was just that Jeff's life situation issues were less obvious to him.
K.K. from Bloomington, Indiana


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-03-01 at 19:12 Pacific Time

Love Mythic and Archetypal Imagery! Thank you so much Cheryl! This is so beneficial and everyone should take this course!
J.G. from Honolulu, Hawaii


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-03-01 at 10:05 Pacific Time

The Mythic and Archetypal Imagery workshop was really a lot of fun. I was disappointed when the day was ending, even though it was 8:30 PM Eastern time. It's fascinating how the subconscious uses symbols to reveal and move past all kinds of issues. One of the most interesting parts was watching people having no idea of why an image or setting appeared or what it meant, then when they investigated further, sometimes by asking questions, sometimes by bringing in assistance (or both), it became clear and everything came together. I experienced that myself in an advanced Imagery practice the day before, and I'm glad I did because although I believed in other people's experiences, it seemed like something not available to me. And something I wish I'd brought up in the Sunday class was that the day before, in the Advanced Imagery "this and that" practice (not the real name!), I had a book image (which a lot of people had the next day) - I was curious if anyone else had book images in Advanced Imagery as well. Mine was a human-sized ancient dusty gorgeous leather book, which was along the lines of what the Mythic experiences were also. Definitely a common theme.
K.K. from Bloomington, Indiana


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-03-01 at 00:41 Pacific Time

At first I wasn't certain if I would benefit from this class, but I stand corrected! This class gave useful Imagery journeys that I can see using with clients who may become stuck and need assistance moving forward.
J.K. from San Diego, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-28 at 22:15 Pacific Time

Incredible day of Imagery! Both relaxing and enlightening. I benefited from it personally and professionally. The mythic journeys are symbolic and imaginative so much so that I personally don’t feel as attached to some things I’m dealing with which makes it easier to apply creative solutions and see it through a truly new perspective. The Witch in The Woods was transformative for me and I also know exactly what clients mythic journeys will be great for! Thank you Cheryl!
L.I. from Ridgefield, Washington


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-28 at 19:08 Pacific Time

Cheryl is a master teacher in Therapeutic Imagery and this class was incredibly deep, insightful, and fun.
K.K. from New York, New York


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-28 at 18:21 Pacific Time

This segment of the course is so incredible it should be included in the curriculum! Cheryl, as always, is a wonderful instructor - supportive, knowledgeable, patient, and thorough.
A.S. from West Wyoming, Pennsylvania


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-28 at 18:05 Pacific Time

Cheryl is a wonderful, patient, knowledgeable instructor and the subject matter is going to be such an amazing tool in my practice.
A.S. from West Wyoming, Pennsylvania


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-28 at 17:48 Pacific Time

This was a lovely class that full of beneficial journeys. Thanks to Cheryl she put all the information together.
M.Y. from San Jose, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-28 at 17:47 Pacific Time

Thank you. Very interesting stuff and I had so much happen during these sessions today I am excited to let them sink in and to be here doing this work. Thanks for being so good at what you do!
J.T. from Missoula, Montana


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-28 at 17:42 Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this class! The journeys and Cheryl's discussions brought things together in such a helpful way. It was great to experience a variety of journeys and then have a chance to explore in practice. Thanks for another amazing class!
C.H. from Naples, Florida


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-28 at 17:41 Pacific Time

Thank you so much! Today was a fascinating journey.
M.E. from San Clemente, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-28 at 17:39 Pacific Time

This class was fun and I cannot wait to start using these journeys with my clients.
A.P. from Russellville, Alabama


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-28 at 17:38 Pacific Time

This was such a great class because it was full of journeys led by Cheryl, so as a client/student I was able to experience the value and wonder of this modality firsthand. It was a very powerful day and I feel so prepared to help my clients with so many of their issues.
K.V. from Glendale, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-28 at 17:35 Pacific Time

This seminar is such an amazing class for self discovery and releasing blocks.
S.I. from Lancaster, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-28 at 06:19 Pacific Time

Enjoyed the class - the group imagery, demonstrations, and having so many more ways to help clients move forward in their life!
B.W. from Huntsville, Alabama


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-27 at 23:22 Pacific Time

Excellent class. Cheryl makes this topic easy to follow even though there are volumes of scripts and journeys!
J.K. from San Diego, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-27 at 18:32 Pacific Time

Thank you. I always get so much out of these classes. I'm very excited to use these workshops and certificates to enhance personal growth as well.
J.T. from Missoula, Montana


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-27 at 17:55 Pacific Time

LOVE this class! I'm learning so much and know these journeys will be valuable to my clients. Thank you for sharing all of this wonderful knowledge in such an easy-to-digest format!
J.G. from Honolulu, Hawaii


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-27 at 17:48 Pacific Time

There are tons of information that we can use for ourselves and our clients. Thank you very much Cheryl, this class is amazing!
M.Y. from San Jose, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-27 at 17:42 Pacific Time

This was such a great class, thank you Cheryl! I can already see several journeys that will be immediately helpful for my clients. The group experiences, demonstrations, and then partner practice really helped seal it all in.
C.H. from Naples, Florida


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-27 at 17:42 Pacific Time

Advanced Imagery is a truly vital class. It feels really good to have so many ideas for helping people who feel stuck for all the various possible reasons. I'm really glad I signed up for the full Therapeutic Imagery program at this time instead of waiting to do it later (because I was doing NLP still).
K.K. from Bloomington, Indiana


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-27 at 17:41 Pacific Time

This is such a wonderful class! Everything is so well presented. I feel equipped and excited to start using this modality on clients!
M.E. from San Clemente, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-27 at 17:38 Pacific Time

Loved this class and Cheryl does such a great job teaching the material.
A.P. from Russellville, Alabama


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-27 at 17:38 Pacific Time

This was a great continuation from last month's classes and I can see how with more repetitive exposure, the feel of Imagery becomes more and more natural.
K.V. from Glendale, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-27 at 17:37 Pacific Time

Great class! loved it! Thank you!
C.B. from Westlake Village, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-27 at 17:36 Pacific Time

Cheryl is amazingly knowledgeable and an expert teacher. I learn so much from her and this course!
K.K. from New York, New York


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2021-02-27 at 17:35 Pacific Time

That was very eye opening and life changing. By having us do the scripts on each other teaches us so much about ourselves.
S.I. from Lancaster, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 4/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-02-27 at 13:30 Pacific Time

MER is a special subject for me because it is how I got interested in hypnotherapy.
J.P. from Santa Clara, California


Healing the Inner Child - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-02-25 at 14:08 Pacific Time

If we're here, we were children, and no child grows up without some sort of wounding. I'm happy to have a method and very specific guidelines to assist clients with these issues in order to help them resolve those issues and achieve their goals.
A.O. from Colorado Springs, Colorado


Healing Power of Hypnotic Scripts - Live on Zoom
2021-02-24 at 21:37 Pacific Time

I enjoyed this lesson and learned a lot.
C.L. from Maple Valley, Washington


Healing Power of Hypnotic Scripts - Live on Zoom
2021-02-24 at 13:27 Pacific Time

Of of all the instructors, I think of Bruce as the Swiss Army Knife of useful tips, tricks, and ideas. I always judge the value of taking an AHA course by "did I learn or discover something that will benefit me in my practice?" - it's a definite yes on this course!
J.K. from San Diego, California


Hypnosis and ADD - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-02-24 at 01:06 Pacific Time

I love the way that Lisa presents information - very understandable and relatable.
J.K. from San Diego, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 4/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-02-23 at 17:56 Pacific Time

Awesome class, loved learning about MER and I'm looking forward to applying it with my clients.
T.W. from Los Angeles, California


Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-02-23 at 10:08 Pacific Time

Thank you for this wonderful training in the biggest field of hypnosis help.
N.H. from Burbank, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 5/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-02-22 at 18:22 Pacific Time

Wonderful course! I learned a great deal.
K.K. from Bloomington, Indiana


Healing Power of Hypnotic Scripts - Live on Zoom
2021-02-22 at 17:23 Pacific Time

I love all the classes and practicums Bruce teaches. He packs in so much and gives it his all. I think he is a good example of how to be "Ericksonian" in that he weaves in education and personal details and story telling to reach his clients.
K.V. from Glendale, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 5/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-02-22 at 11:35 Pacific Time

This had to be one of the best experiences of my life! Joe was absolutely phenomenal and I'm so very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of the amazing NLP class. Thank you.
T.S. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Healing the Inner Child - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-02-22 at 11:29 Pacific Time

Great information and class!
C.B. from Westlake Village, California


The Power of Releasing Guilt and Shame - Live on Zoom
2021-02-22 at 11:15 Pacific Time

Great information, thank you.
C.B. from Westlake Village, California


Healing Power of Hypnotic Scripts - Live on Zoom
2021-02-22 at 10:53 Pacific Time

It was a helpful and insightful seminar. Very useful tips and creative approaches to go about scripts. And so many resources. Thank you Bruce.
N.N. from Topanga, California


jumpSTART 2021! - Live on Zoom
2021-02-22 at 10:38 Pacific Time

What a great class! I love it!
C.B. from Westlake Village, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 5/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-02-21 at 18:39 Pacific Time

I found this very informative and learned quite a bit.
B.M. from Cincinnati, Ohio


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 5/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-02-21 at 18:20 Pacific Time

I cannot express how much I appreciated and enjoyed this training. Joe is an outstanding teacher! He role models psychology and physiology of excellence and allows himself to be open and vulnerable so that the class can receive through his teaching. It is personal and memorable and I am THRILLED that this has been offered via Zoom so that I was able to attend. 5 stars from me (highest rating)! Thank you so much for this opportunity! I am hoping that Joe offers an advanced NLP class in the future, I would be thrilled to learn even more advanced NLP techniques.
R.S. from Thornton, New Hampshire


Healing Power of Hypnotic Scripts - Live on Zoom
2021-02-21 at 17:30 Pacific Time

Bruce has so much information and referrals, I feel at ease now.
G.C. from Beaumont, Texas


Healing Power of Hypnotic Scripts - Live on Zoom
2021-02-20 at 15:14 Pacific Time

I am so glad that I joined this class! Bruce is brilliant! He shared information and resources that are so incredibly essential for me as a student with no experience. Thank you so much!
V.B. from Quakertown, Pennsylvania


Healing Power of Hypnotic Scripts - Live on Zoom
2021-02-20 at 14:48 Pacific Time

Bruce Bonnett is such a fun person to learn from! Bruce really does set up the students for success in feeling comfortable to create and identify real life scenarios that can be helpful to clients when incorporated into scripts and sessions.
B.G. from Pacific Palisades, California


Healing Power of Hypnotic Scripts - Live on Zoom
2021-02-20 at 13:18 Pacific Time

Great class. i always enjoy Bruce, who makes me laugh uncontrollably at times! Really useful information and resources. Thank you Bruce!
A.G. from La Canada Flintridge, California


Healing Power of Hypnotic Scripts - Live on Zoom
2021-02-20 at 12:50 Pacific Time

Amazing class, so much useful information and I really enjoyed the live phone client section. Bruce as always was on top form and put a lot of humor into the class.
M.M. from Redford, Michigan


Healing Power of Hypnotic Scripts - Live on Zoom
2021-02-20 at 12:47 Pacific Time

Thanks, this was helpful, I especially appreciate the resources.
B.Z. from Van Nuys, California