NLP Online Course for Beginners – The World’s most popular online NLP course from Kain Ramsay

The Fundamentals of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Become an Achology certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner

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Kain Ramsay

Course Description

Approved by the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology (Achology), this fascinating training course will introduce you to the fundamental teachings, transformative methods and main ideologies behind Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

This introductory level training course precedes an NLP practitioner level training and is purposefully designed to help you become a better communicator, build rapport quickly with other people and know how to set and achieve basic life goals.

The practice of NLP is something that people from all walks of life can benefit from - being able to thoughtfully analyse a situation in an objective manner before acting is conducive to building healthy personal and professional relationships.

The course is especially beneficial to those on the journey of personal development and growth. Due to the reliable, practical basis for its effectiveness, NLP has become the synergistic modality of choice for many of today's most common goal-orientated challenges.

If you like to understand your thinking processes better and understand why other people act and behave the way they do, this exciting Introduction to NLP course with Kain Ramsay will enable you to understand how different people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behaviours to generate the life outcomes they do.

This excellent 8hr-long program will let you discover how to apply NLP in various aspects of your life. You will learn fundamental principles that will enable you to become more effective in realising your goals, being more effective in your communication and overcoming the common 'belief' hurdles that limit the choices people have in life.

The Fundamentals of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Beginner course


for access to this course and much much more

8 hours of on-demand video

41 downloadable resources

1 article

Live practice sessions with experienced tutors

Access to a community of supportive practitioners

Business development workshops

Downloadable coaching forms

Verifiable Professional Certificate of Completion

How will this course benefit me?

Our course will teach you how to:

  • You will learn basic NLP principles that you can action within yourself, your career and your relationships right away.
  • You will learn the basic NLP presuppositions that lay a foundation for building strong and meaningful relationships upon.
  • You will be taught how to pierce through unhelpful self-philosophies to live a more empowering and self-governing life.
  • It will help you sharpen up your senses, increase your intuition and heighten your self-awareness (and awareness of others).
  • It will help you end bad habits and establish new and more effective ways of rationalising, behaving and functioning.
  • You will understand the fundamental reasoning behind most patterns of behaviour (helpful and unhelpful).
  • This training acts as a stepping stone for those who intend to study and become an Achology certified NLP Practitioner.
  • You will discover how the mind processes our daily experiences into memories, fears, frustrations, actions and outcomes.
  • You will learn to become significantly more articulate and eloquent when interacting with other people.

What will I Learn?

As you apply what you in the modules, you will learn how to:

  • Generate more of the positive results that you desire in life.
  • Understand the unconscious mind and how to self-regulate.
  • Identify the origin of any unhelpful (or unfavourable) emotions.
  • Realise the connection between your head, heart and intuition.
  • Apply wisdom based principles in relevant aspects of your life.
  • Connect with others in a more authentic and associated way.
  • Use Neuro-Linguistic Programming principles to enrich your relationships.
  • Communicate with more confidence and connect more meaningfully with other people.

What does the course cover?

Introduction & Exploring The Fundamentals of Neuro-Linguistic Programming 11 lectures
Using NLP to Influence our Thoughts, Feelings & Behaviours 12 lectures
Using NLP for Outer World Success 10 lectures
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More about this course

This unique course outlines the insights required to lead other people into more enlightened states and maximise your own conscious wellbeing during the process. This is a thought-provoking instruction which may prove eye-opening and transformative for some people.

Our Fundamentals of Neuro-Linguistic Programming course is designed for absolute beginners to NLP who are considering moving on to become an Achology certified NLP practitioner at some later stage.

Await to be stimulated and invited to examine the aspects of yourself that you might sometimes avoid or overlook. Explore the ways you typically act in particular situations and examine how you can break bad habits or attitudes that may be damaging to your growth.

There is no deadline for you finishing the course, and you can fit the training around your current responsibilities and at your own preferred pace.

Following this course, you will know what NLP is and how to apply a number of powerful NLP principles in your life. You will know how to set personal goals and outcomes, communicate effectively with other people and better understand yourself through the process.

Although the course is designed to be completed within 8 hours, this is not compulsory, as it is recognised that students who take online courses usually have to blend their learning with other everyday responsibilities.

Who is this course for?

  • People who want to better understand their life experiences and attain valuable insights for evaluating human behaviour.
  • Those who want to become more self and socially aware in work, business and their independent personal lives.
  • People considering employment in people management or HR and want skills in conflict management, collaboration and influence. 
  • Learning the fundamentals of Neuro-Linguistic Programming is useful for those who want to sharpen their interpersonal skills.
  • Those who study NLP are generally teachers, medical professionals, life coaches, physical trainers, parents, psychologists, Achologists, social workers, management teams, supervisors, salespeople, leaders, HR professionals, public speakers and all those who want to become more efficient versions of themselves.

Requirements for enrolling on this course

Whilst there are no set criteria for studying NLP, there are some qualities you need to hold before becoming a practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic programming. Abilities can be acquired, but the attributes that led you to study this course are what will sustain you.

This fundamentals of NLP training course draws on over a decade of practice and blends psychologically-based experience with relevant communication skills and life principles.

This course can be studied with an internet connection, though it is also available as MP3 for those who prefer to study on the go. You can review each lecture from the comfort of your home or cafe at any time.

You can access your Neuro-Linguistic programming course from a smartphone, tablet or computer. The curriculum is comparable to that which what you might find in a reliable 'introduction to NLP' course.

A full range of downloadable, course materials is also included to help ensure that this Fundamentals of Neuro-Linguistic Programming course is an enlightening and enjoyable learning experience for you.

There are many reflection-worthy concepts introduced during the course, so we encourage students to take notes (for personal use only. This course does not require any formal submissions).

this course is included with Achology Membership, Along with everything you see below

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Achology offers you a unique learning ecosystem

Training with Achology offers you a unique learning ecosystem that centres around principled practices which exceed conventional education methods. Achology gives all students attentive support throughout its various programs, practice sessions and peer-to-peer practice events. 

Whether you are a managerial HR supervisor, a self-employed professional looking to certify your practice or a parent wanting to support your child, Achology training programs support every stage of your development.

In our unique, peer-learning environment, you can partake in live practice events, view pre-recorded tutorials, earn CPD credits (starting in 2020), and advance your professional progression. Once you feel ready, you can even apply to host training events and equip yourself for practising in a public or professional setting.

Achology gives you the tremendous opportunity to learn on your merit, work at your own pace, and propel your personal and professional development with the amount of support and accountability as you see fit.

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Practitioner Certificates

If you are a professional or aspire to become a professional practitioner then you’ll want to claim the Achology Professional Practitioner Certificate. In order to do this you will need to be a professional member of Achology, this is because these certificates provide a mechanism for professional verification and validation of your professional membership within the Achology body.

In essence, a certificate of completion demonstrates you completed a course, a professional certificate shows you belong to an organisation dedicated to professionalism, a code of ethics and continued professional development.

Put the learnings into practice

Practice putting the Life Coaching skills into practice by participating in live training sessions which are set up as Training Triads led by senior Achology members.

These Training Triads take place once a week over a six-week period. Each training session is 90 minutes in duration, and take place online using our own Achology virtual meeting room set-up (Zoom).

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Training Triads

A Training Triad is an established way to learn and improve coaching skills.
Within the proven effective and popular Triad format, you will:

  • Work together with a group of like-minded practitioners
  • Collaborate in a supportive and non-judgemental environment
  • Extensively practice towards mastery of your craft
  • Receive a host-lead introduction to life coaching intervention techniques
  • Witness a live demonstration of the technique
  • Be able to ask any questions
  • Move to separate meeting room in a smaller team (three roles: Coach, Client, Observer)
  • Specifically practice the principles of the coaching intervention technique in this group
  • View the coaching experience from varying perspectives (Coach, Client, Observer) 
  • Receive constructive feedback from both the client and an experienced Observer
  • Return to the group setting where you discuss learnings and can hear about the other group members’ experience

A Training Triad is a safe and supportive environment where you can attempt a new method, make mistakes and receive gentle feedback so you can hone your skills. It is easy to join and to participate. You will be guided throughout the process by a senior Achologist. All you need to do is to download the free Zoom application (from just once, and you will be able to participate in any of the forthcoming training triads. 

This live training is one of the benefits of membership of Achology. 

NLP Triads Programme

Training Traids Programme

The Art of Frameshifting

Frameshifting is an effective and very conversational tool that can affect change by firing neurological connections in our clients. The objective of frame shifting is to take attention away from a habit or behaviour and to change the context, meaning or content, thus enabling us to change the perspective or meaning to a more empowering one. 

Within this first session of the Achology NLP Training Triads we explore and unpack the two main types of frame shifting:  context reframe and meaning reframe. We offer a framework for practice within the training session.

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Identify and Create Anchors

NLP anchoring uses a stimulus; it may be a sound, an image, a touch, a smell or a taste that can trigger a repeated response in yourself or in someone else. When something is “anchored”, we react without thinking. Although anchors can be beneficial, some anchors can hold us back or are downright painful. When we use NLP anchoring in coaching, we deliberately break those painful or unhelpful associations and replace those with new, more empowering ones.

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Association and Dissociation

One of the most important sub modality distinctions in NLP is the difference between being ‘associated’ within ourselves and being ‘dissociated' from ourselves. Being able to transition between each of these two states of being allows us to experience different emotional and cognitive viewpoints, and moving between the two is one of the most effective means by which we can gain a massive shift in the way we perceive things.

Within this third session of the Achology NLP Training Triads we will explore the difference between associated and dissociated states, and provide you with a framework that you can use to help your client move from an associated to a dissociated state.  

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Perceptual Positions

To improve our communication skills, become more influential, build and maintain rapport, and demonstrate empathy for other people we need to be able to understand another person's perspective. This is a fundamental skill that a Coach and a Practitioner must have.

In this session, we practice the ability to take on perceptual positions -a systematic way of shifting from one position (perspective) to another. You can use the Perceptual Positions Technique to improve your understanding of others, think more creatively and objectively; get a better understanding of the impact of your verbal and non-verbal behaviour on others – and gain a deeper understanding of the impact another’s behaviour has on you.

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Future Pacing

Future pacing is a type of mental imagery, a powerful way to anchor or connect changes and resources to future situations or a particular event. This technique uses the skills we have practiced in “association/dissociation” and the anchoring exercises.

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Cartesian Coordinates

Cartesian coordinates are very simple questions that we can use to explore the outcomes, consequences and the overall ecology of a decision we are pondering. The purpose of Cartesian coordinate questions is not just to notice what answers our clients gives us; it's also to begin loosening up their model of the world as they start examining the limits of their boundaries.

Feedback from our students

S.M. | (Achology NLP Trial)

"It was a very enjoyable and informative session. Got some great inputs to better understand how triads can be a true learning experience for coaches to hone their skills. Thanks for the insights."

S.M. (Training Triads)

"It was a wonderful learning experience. Would especially like to commend L.H. as a host/observer/coach for providing great support during a difficult session. Thanks for the learning experience."

I.R. | (Perceptual Positioning)

"Great feedback to me in the observer role. It will change the way I am looking at the triads going forward. Thank you!"

T.H. | (Association/Dissociation)

"Amazing triad, I received a much clearer understanding of what association/dissociation means. Thank you."

L.T. | Frameshifting

"Loved it as I have almost finished the NLP Practitioner course so to start using the tools is great practice. Thank you :)"

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About the Author

Kain Ramsay is one of the world's most admired thinkers and instructors of modern applied psychology. He is a globally esteemed authority on value-orientated living and specialises in personal effectiveness and conscious decision-making.

Kain is the founder of Achology and bestselling personal development teacher at Udemy. He has authored many popular online education courses, including Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Applied Psychology, Life Coaching, Cognitive Psychology and Hypnotherapy.

Kain began his career in the British Army and has various qualifications in the social sciences, counselling, leadership and organisational management. Kain lives in Fife, Scotland with his wife, Karen.

All Achology courses are included with Achology Membership

When you enrol in an Achology training course, a training course isn't only what you get - studying with Achology awards you access to a worldwide ecosystem of knowledge, expertise and wisdom.

To complement your studies, you can access all Achology training events, business workshops, study groups and expert-led training sessions. Personal growth groups, mentoring, peer accountability and motivation are all blended in our unparalleled membership academy.

Enrolling in this Neuro-Linguistic Programming fundamentals course grants you access to the entire Achology curriculum for as long as you need it. See for yourself why Achology is pioneering the way in online training.



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  • Unlimited access to all Achology courses
  • Professional Training and community workshops
  • Professional certification
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  • Join a community of passionate helping practitioners
  • A library of resources for both you and your clients
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