Frequently asked questions

What is NLP, Hypnosis, and Timeline Therapy™?


NLP: is the study of successful behavior. It incorporates methods of retraining the mind in order to produce consistent, desired behavioral results in your life. ​Neuro defines the mind, linguistic = language, and programming means retraining; hence, retraining the mind to communicate the most effective language towards ourselves and to others. It has also been coined, "the study of excellence." NLP processes can be used for success in health, relationships, business, and all other areas of your life. It is extremely effective at producing positive changes quickly and comfortably to match your specific needs, drive your personal growth, and enhance your role in any particular areas you'd like to address. NLP is a great way to help you delve deeper into the root cause of your issue, by guiding a series of specific questions, visualizations, or changes of perception. NLP techniques can be used alone on a conscious level, but can also be highly effective when combined with hypnosis to gain breakthrough changes and achieve your desired results on both conscious and unconscious levels. Hypnosis: Hypnosis is a state of being in complete comfort and relaxation. It can best be described as "concentrated attention" and characterized by an awake-sleep state (also alpha or theta state). Hypnosis is usually experienced in trance, where a high level of change can be experienced at an unconscious level. The primary state of consciousness that is most referred to in hypnosis/hypnotherapy is the Alpha state. This is the state of mind where one is half-asleep, half-awake, and is in a state of deep relaxation or meditation. Once you allow yourself to enter an alpha state, your inner-talk will begin to slow down and you will begin to become more image-oriented, thus being guided to make positive changes in your life. Scientific discoveries have found that hypnosis leads to significant reductions in stress, anxiety, and negative emotions; thus promoting healing on a deep emotional and physical level. Timeline Therapy™: is a Trademarked branch of NLP. It was created by Dr. Tad James, and utilizes methods to help you be free of issues from your past so that you can move forward with your desires and goals for the future. Time Line Therapy™ has become widely known over the years as a very effective way to help clients achieve their desired results quickly, while creating comfortable and lasting changes. TLT™ can be extremely effective at helping you eliminate/overcome challenges from your past, in order to help you achieve your goals for the future. At the California School of NLP & Hypnosis, we teach a combination of all 3 modalities in order to create profound changes, as well as master communication with yourself and others to achieve harmonious balance and mental freedom.




What Can I Expect on the Training?


During our 9 day program, you will learn how to utilize the profound methods of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Timeline Therapy™ (TLT), and hypnosis to become a coach of all three modalities. You will learn the mastery of communication between the conscious and unconscious minds, how to be an expert at body language and eye patterns to understand learning styles and communication patterns, how to say what you mean and mean what you say, how to step into others' models of the world to better understand those you interact with, how to utlilize effective strategies to help others understand you, discover the secrets of your unconsious mind to break free from negative patterns that are holding you back; and thus become a coach to help others do the same, and so much more... Once you register, you will receive a link to an audio pre-study, which you are required to listen to prior to your on-site training. This will prepare you for the material we will be practicing on the course. When you listen to your pre-study, do not worry about remembering it all. It is simply there as an introduction so that you can be familiar with some of the processes you'll be practicing more in depth. Each day will begin at 9 a.m. and your days will be filled with learning and practice. You will receive a printed practitioner manual on the first day of class that you will be expected to bring with you every day to reference during class. Throughout your program, you'll be learning NLP techniques, hypnosis, and Timeline Therapy™ that you will be practicing with others each day. While you will naturally experience shifts within yourself during our practice, please keep in mind that this is not the time for your own personal therapy. We ask that you please keep any heavy issues out of the context of class and use this time as a learning experience to work on smaller issues you'd like to change. This is mainly a time to experience for yourself the amazing benefits of NLP, hypnosis, and TLT, as well as learn how to coach others. Each day you will have an hour-long lunch break, and it may be at a different time each day, depending on the course material that day. Day off: you will have 1 day off during the 9 day program, typically on the Wednesday. This is a day to process your learnings and work on your exam and final assignment that day. Please plan accordingly. All hours must be attended in order to receive certification. If there is an emergency situation, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. However, as we trainers are extremely busy during trainings, and we do not have time for make-up sessions, we are very firm on our attendance policy. You will often be assigned partners, so please be respectful and considerate of not just your trainers, but your classmates by attending all class sessions and showing up on-time. On the last day, you will turn in your exam, submit your final project, and have your graduation! We create a very special closing ceremony for all of you during this time and you'll leave feeling a deep sense of self-awareness, understanding of others, and excitement to carry your new skills into the world. We love, love, love the last day excitement!




Do you offer payment plans?


Yes! For your convenience, we offer the ability to split your tuition in 2 payments. 50% is due at the time of registration and 50% will be automatically deducted from your payment on file the following month on the same day of the month you registered (ie: if you register on 10/1, then 50% is due at time of enrollment and the remaining balance will be auto-deducted on 11/1. Payment options are available on the checkout page. All payments include a $500 non-refundable deposit to hold your place and payment plans include a $100 service fee. If you would like longer repayment terms, you may apply for Paypal Credit and receive 0% interest for a limited time. However, remember that you receive Joseph's bestselling program, "Complete Confidence Mastery" if you pay in full today!




What is the Pre-study?


Upon registration, you'll receive a link to a your required audio pre-study in your email. Make sure you check your spam or promos folders and move it to your inbox to receive it, as well as upcoming important updates about your training. The pre-study is approximately 50 hours of content that you will be learning on your course. However, you will on only be required to listen to approximately 20 hours before the course, and the remaining modules will be to reference after the program. Begin listening to the material as soon as you can, as you will gain the most benefit of your training by being familiar with the content. It's important to note that you do not have to memorize the material! It is simply for you to listen to casually and just take in what you can. We give this to you knowing that much more context and learning is needed to understand it, but we find that those who listen to it beforehand (even if you don't understand it), tend to pick up the material much quicker during the on-site program than those who don't. While it's not necessary to remember everything you hear, it is required to listen to prior to attending your program, as we will be discussing what you learned on the audios in class.




What if I can't attend all sessions?


All hours must be attended in order to receive certification. If there is an emergency situation, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. However, as we trainers are extremely busy during trainings, and we do not have time for make-up sessions, we are very firm on our attendance policy. You will often be assigned partners, so please be respectful and considerate of not just your trainers, but your classmates by attending all class sessions and showing up on-time. Day off: you will have 1 day off during the 9 day program, typically on the Wednesday. This is a day to process your learnings and work on your exam and final assignment that day. Please plan accordingly.




What should I bring?


You do not have to bring much except for a pen and notebook to take notes. We prefer you not bring your laptops, as typing can be very distracting for others; however, a tablet and stylus are fine. You may bring snacks and water to stay hydrated and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Please refrain from wearing any perfumes, as to not disturb others who are sensitive to scents. Other than that, all you need is your beautiful self and a positive, open attitude, ready to learn!




How quickly can I earn back my investment?


Due to various factors, such as business acumen and individual circumstances, we cannot guarantee your return on investment. However, unlike most NLP/Timeline Therapy/Hypnosis certification programs, your training includes Melissa's 8-week business training, designed to help you set-up your coaching practice step-by-step within eight weeks and get you seeing clients as soon as possible. The average income of a successful coaching practice can earn a revenue of anywhere between $2000-8000/month or more, so it is possible in most circumstances to earn your investment back within 2-6 months.





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