Türkiye’deki herkese güzel bir haber; Istanbul’da 17 Nisan 2010 tarihinden itibaren 7 gün sürecek bir Society of NLP Practitioner kursuna daha başlıyoruz.
Society of NLP’nin lisanslı eğitimeni olarak uzun yıllar Richard Bandler’ın ekibinde çalıştım ve doğrudan kendisinden eğitim aldım. Bu nedenle, benim katılımcılarım da NLP’yi Bandler’ın öğrettiği şekilde öğrendiklerini biliyorlar.
Malcolm Gladwell kitaplarında, bir kişinin belirli bir konuda ya da disiplinde uzman olabilmesi için o konuyu 10,000 saat öğrenmiş olması, içinde olması ya da kullanmış olması gerektiğini söyler. Katılımcılar bu zamanı benimle birlikte alacağından emin olabilir.
Still traveling to Italy to give courses, it is always great to see old faces, friends I have made on previous courses, and yes I can call them friends, as we seem to make a bond.
One such person is Donatella Fazzino, a lovely girl, whom I have met many times on NLP courses and PhotoReading and Mind Maps, her smiling face, her eagerness to learn, and her friendship was a joy for me.
Oh and Donatella, your driving was not that bad.
Donatella Fazzino and Phillip Holt Milan 2010
Although I have traveled to Milan in Italy, I have not ventured from the Concorde hotel where I am giving PhotoReading and Mind Mapping iMindMap courses, it is an enjoyable time,as I take participants from unconscious incompetence towards unconscious competence.
The participants visibly get more confidence and better with each hour, and the difference after a nights sleep is very evident.
It has not only been the participants who have changed but also the weather.
Arriving early Thursday morning, to a little snow in the air, to cold rain on Friday and Saturday, this Sunday morning there is not a cloud in the sky. Now for Rome tonight.
View from the Concorde Milano
It was the last course of nearly three weeks of trainings, seminars and talks in Istanbul, Gaziantep, with a weekend in Milan training an NLP Master Practitioner.
It is always good to see faces seen on previous courses, mixing with new participants.
A great day.
Mind Mapping in Gaziantep
The University of Gaziantep has a number of academic units including Gaziantep Üniversitesi Naci Topçuoğlu, or the Vocational School of Higher Education.
Helped byfor the translation, we were on stage for nearly two hours of interactive fun and learning.
Phillip Holt on stage with Mehpare Kileci at Gaziantep Üniversitesi Naci Topçuoğlu
Large numbers of students crowded around at the end of the talk to ask questions, so I hope they learned from the presentation.
Some of the participants on the PhotoReading and Mind Maps course, Roma, Oct 2009
Over twenty people attended the courses in the old Jolly now the NH Leonardo Di Vinci hotel in Via dei Gracchi, 324, Roma, and included some previous attendees, ready to practice PhotoReading and Mind Mapping.
Working on their PhotoReading and Mind Maps, Rome 2009
It is a good job I love my job.
I was never a Boy Scout, but I do like their motto, Be Prepared. I was in the Boys Brigade, the ones that wore the long trousers, with their motto, Sure and Steadfast.
Despite telephone calls, salesmen trying to sell me things and services, trying to understand people and the messages they are really telling me whilst telling me something else, being led down the garden path by others and being aware enough not to let it happen, catching-up on my administration work, I have been able to get all my “stuff” ready for my trip to Rome.
My teaching aids are ready, my suitcase is packed, my shoes are clean, I have checked-in on-line for the flight and picked my seat, and the taxi is booked to pick me up at 5:30am.
I am prepared, and I am sure that I will be steadfast in my delivery of the courses.
Held in the Concorde Hotel we had twenty nine participants in a warm, sunny, strangely shaped long room, which added to the warm and friendly atmosphere.
PhotoReading and Mind Mapping, Milan, Italy, October 2009
Thank you all for the effort you put into the four days, your hard work, fun, enthusiasm, eagerness to learn new ideas, techniques, only helped me to give you even more. It is when I get feedback from the participants, plus chocolate cake, that love my work even more, to face challenges and new ideas with relish.
We got through six books each participant brought into the PhotoReading course, with articles, and learning, and I am always amazed how people can talk with authority about their individual books.
I am sure that all of you will put to good use the knowledge gained, to be able to read more very quickly to get what you need from written material with PhotoReading, and to use Mind Maps to remember and recall so much more information.
PhotoReading and Mind Mapping, Milan, Italy, October 2009
There are some situations one can plan for, and some we can not.
Sometime times we plan ahead for what we presuppose will occur. It could be for a business meeting, a presentation, a meal with friends, a date with a loved one, a wedding, our health, our future.
How often does what we plan happen as we planned for it to happen? Rarely, as so many outside forces influences the outcome, beyond our control.
Not even Darren Brown, a mentalist, a magician, an illusionist, a hypnotist, a person who has studied NLP, and has now become a television personality performing the most amazing feats at this time on TV weekly, can predict the future. A couple of weeks ago on “live” TV he predicted the results of all numbers drawn in the UK Lottery. How did he do it? Well, as I said he is a mentalist, a magician, an illusionist, a hypnotist, a person who has studied NLP, and an illusionlist.
I remember being on a TV program by Granada and Discovery TV, Extraordinary People, commenting on another performer Jess Rose, and his performance was amazing, yet predicable. That is to say, I still do not know how Darren Brown does what he does so well.
I too do not know what will be happening in the coming weeks.
I will be in Milan, Italy, from Thursday till Sunday, presenting a PhotoReading and Mind Mapping course at the Concorde Hotel, and the following week in Rome giving the same courses to another set of participants.
I have a plan of what I am going to do, what I am going to teach and present to them, and I am preparing and planing the trip.
Already, things are not going to plan.
I have heard my normal translator will not be with me, and who will be my new person, I have no idea. I have no idea of how good they will be, or have they worked with me before.
My laminating machine I use to prepare a handout has finally gone to the scrapheap in the sky, halfway through producing the final product.
I have hoped to have heard from people so I can plan for future dates, but the telephone stays silent.
Poo Poo happens and will always happen.
Am I disheartened? No.
Slightly unhappy? Yes.
Poo Poo happens, so there is only one way forward, accept it and get on with solving the problem with joy and fun.
Both my sister-in-law and her husband in Malaysia have cancer of the liver and stomach. The prognosis is not good, in fact the end is very near.
The husband has given up, and has done for some time. Yes he is very ill, but he does not help himself, expecting other people to do the fetching and carrying, his wife has taken the same attitude.
It is a big struggle to get the sister-in-law to do things for herself, not to give up. To get out into the garden to see the beauty of the flowers, to listen to the songs of tropical birds, to hear and watch the ever changing heavy tropical rain storm.
Carpe Diem. Seize the day. Enjoy the day. We do not know what will happen.
So, I am looking forward to starting my next tour of many countries, meeting new people and old friends and challenges.
I am planning ahead, but will have to make adjustments, like going to buy a new laminater, which I can do with a smile on my face and happiness in my heart.
So where ever you are in this small world of ours, enjoy what we have now. Be kind to yourself and to others. What you give out, you will get back.