Neuro-Linguistic Programming (N.L.P.)
N.L.P. is a study of excellence, of how successful people do what they do and how we can emulate that. It is a set of tools and techniques of modeling successful people that explains how to use the language of the mind to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes.
It is an attitude and a methodology that leaves behind a trail of techniques. It is a model of communication; how we communicate with ourselves and others and how that communication creates and affects our behavior, and therefore our results. It is both an art and a science that brings about the realization that our words do not describe the world we live in, rather they determine the world we live in. This means that we create our reality through our language.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle
As a study, it is a synthesis of cognitive and behavioral philosophies which focus on the information coming in through the neurology (Cognitive Psychology) and the mental programs we run inside our heads to produce the behaviors (Behavioral Psychology) we do.
N.L.P. is a “do-with” process not a “do-to” process; this means we cannot make anyone change, everyone is in charge of his/her own mind and therefore his/her own results, and everyone always has the choice to take a certain action or behave in a certain way.
Both Marina and Kip are trained and certified as Master Practitioners and Trainers of N.L.P.
Emotional Freedom Technique™ (E.F.T.™)
E.F.T.™ or “Tapping” was first introduced by Gary Craig in 1996. E.F.T.™ incorporates tapping on meridian points of the physical body, often used in acupressure and acupuncture, while focusing on mental and emotional blocks that keep us restricted from empowerment and freedom. We use E.F.T.™ in combination with several other techniques to guide our clients to freedom from those blocks.
Kip has traveled all over the US to study under some of the top practitioners in Emotional Freedom Technique™.
Timeline Therapy®/Mental and Emotional Release® (M.E.R.®) Technique
Timeline Therapy®/M.E.R.® is a clinically researched technique that helps you release limiting beliefs and negative emotions that lead, among other things, to stress, anxiety, procrastination, depression and phobias.
This model has become widely known as the most effective method for creating fast, effective, long-term, lasting change for an individual. Combining this with NLP provides an innovative approach to understanding and directing human experience, communication and behavior.
The technique was created by applying a therapeutic process to the concept of an internal memory storage system. Your unconscious mind stores your memories in a “Time Line”, this is how you unconsciously know the difference between a memory from the past and a visualization of the future. Behavioral changes and learning take place at an unconscious level; despite all our efforts we do not change consciously, this is why affirmations alone do not help, and in fact at times can be counter-productive. This process allows you to work at the unconscious level and release the effects of past negative experiences and change unwanted programming in minutes rather than days, months or years.
As an application of N.L.P., this technique allows you to gain emotional control over your life. Inappropriate and/or unwarranted emotional reactions, such as bursts of anger, paralyzing sadness, depression, anxiety, and chronic fear, are responsible for preventing many from achieving the quality of life they desire. Limiting decisions, such as “I’m not good enough,” “I can’t have my dream relationship,” or “I don’t deserve success,” create false limitations and effect your ability to set goals in a way that prevents you from achieving your desired outcomes. It enables you to release many issues and traumas in your past, breaking the pattern of “failure” and allowing you to move forward on your path to creating the life of your dreams.
Both Marina and Kip are trained and certified in Timeline Therapy®/Mental and Emotional Release®.
A Breakthrough Session is a day-long intensive session that is done privately and individually. During this session mental and emotional baggage (in the form of limiting beliefs, negative emotions, and/or trauma) in one specific area of life is brought up to conscious awareness from the unconscious mind through a very specific and thorough process lead by a certified Master Practitioner. The baggage is then released using the Timeline Therapy®/M.E.R.® technique described above.
The Breakthrough Session incorporates several different techniques from N.L.P. and Hypnosis, and the individual’s core values are elicited.
The Breakthrough Session is done as part of the Signature Breakthrough Coaching Program and must be followed by coaching in order to draw up a compelling vision of a goal or outcome and to set out S.M.A.R.T. Goals and specific action steps. Individual Breakthrough Sessions are not offered without follow-up coaching since filling the void that is left after the mental and emotional release work is absolutely crucial to the individual’s success and well-being. For more information on the Breakthrough Coaching Program click here.
Both Marina and Kip are trained and certified as Master Practitioners of N.L.P.
Marina is certified as a Ballroom & Latin Dance Teacher by the Canadian Dancesport Federation, and as a Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach from the Coaching Association of Canada. With over a decade of experience in teaching and coaching Marina has an extensive background of taking complex concepts and guiding her students and trainees to achieve a mastery level of understanding and execution.
Kip is a John Maxwell certified speaker, sales trainer and coach and holds certificates in youth empowerment by YouthMax and YouthMax Plus. He is also certified by the Life Coach Training Institute and is trained and certified in Neuroscience, Soul Healing and Healing Touch.
Hypnosis is a proven process that has been successfully used since 1843 to induce the state of deep relaxation (trance) in order to communicate more directly to and make changes at the unconscious level.
Along with N.L.P., Hypnosis is the induction of a profound change in the state of consciousness of an individual through a cooperative flow of energy and ideas.
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Both Marina and Kip are trained and certified as Hypnotherapists.