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NLP Training

The NLP Center of New York offers the following NLP Training programs for personal and professional development.

Free NLP 90 Minute Presentation on Zoom

Learn about NLP and how it can make a difference in your life

Intro to NLP on Zoom

Experience how NLP will transform the relationship you have with yourself and others.

Free NLP Consultation

Speak with Steven or Rachel to discuss your personal and professional goals and learn how NLP can support your dreams.

NLP I Coach Practitioner Certification Training on Zoom 

Whether you an individual looking for personal transformation or a coach wanting to develop greater skills for working with clients, this training is for you.

NLP II Master Practitioner Certification Training on Zoom

This training has been developed for people who have completed their NLP Practitioner Training and are looking for enhanced skills and techniques for further personal and professional development.

Beyond Technique with Steven Leeds on Zoom

Meet each Wednesday afternoon with Steven Leeds to discover what lies beyond the NLP Change Techniques.

NLP A Changing Perspective

NLP A Changing Perspective offers readers an in-depth look at how Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), creates powerful long lasting changes in both our interpersonal communication and our relationship within ourselves.


Since 1981, the authors, Rachel Hott, PhD and Steven Leeds, L.M.H.C., co-directors of The NLP Center of New York, have been living and breathing NLP, incorporating it into their NLP training, psychotherapy/coaching practices, their marriage and parenting. With this book they bring a wealth of experience and a personal humorous touch to an exacting science.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is your NLP center unique? What do you emphasize in your training?

A: Not all NLP Training programs are the same. What makes our center unique is who we are, what we teach and how we teach.

The NLP Center has been operating since 1986. Steven Leeds, LMHC, with his background in education and transpersonal psychology and Dr. Rachel Hott, PhD with her background in clinical psychology, Dance Movement Therapy and business consulting bring together a unique blend of knowledge, skills and expertise. They have built this center on a deep respect for each human being and his or her potential for transforming their inner and outer world. Each of our trainers have completed an extensive and rigorous NLP trainer’s training that required a minimum of 4 years (over 1,000 hours) of study after completing their NLP Master Practitioner Training.

We see NLP as something one does “with” people and not “to” them. Our trainers have a great respect for the power inherent in the uses and misuses of the NLP technology and model this respect both on and off “the playing field.” For us, NLP is a model for “having power over your own life” and “empowering others,”  not to control or manipulate others.  The NLP Center of New York staff works as a team, emphasizing creating healthy patterns when relating to others, to ourselves and to the world around us.

Steven and Rachel who are partners in life and in business model this way of being in their relationship with their students, with each other, within their family and with themselves. NLP is not just something our staff does for a living; it is an integral part of our life.  While our training staff is committed to developing the highest level of competency among the practitioners, we are not interested in turning out technicians. The goal is to have NLP Center of New York graduates know how to relate with others genuinely, from their heart as well as their head, from the left brain as well as the right and to be as concerned about the well-being of others as they are with themselves. The NLP Center of New York’s goal is to train people to ethically use the NLP skills to enrich lives and to make this world a better place to live.

Q: What is NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)?

A: Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a powerful technology for creating healthy interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships. Developed in 1975, NLP is concerned primarily with non-judgmentally identifying the ways in which we have been “programmed” to think, act, and feel and learning how to free ourselves from unwanted limiting habits and beliefs. In this way we are creating more richly rewarding choices. As a participant going through an NLP training you will be learning how to effectively and efficiently direct thoughts, feelings, language, and behaviors to achieve your personal and professional outcomes.

NLP began with the modeling of experts in the field of interpersonal and intrapersonal communication and change including Virginia Satir (a family therapist), Fritz Perls (the developer of Gestalt Therapy) and Milton Erickson (developer of Ericksonian Hypnosis). Ericksonian Hypnosis helps individuals develop deep trance states, which can be used for relaxation and stress reduction, problem solving, and accessing the inner resources needed to meet life’s ongoing challenges. The hypnotic language patterns of Milton Erickson can be used in everyday communication as well as in formal trance inductions.

While NLP includes many of the hypnotic language patterns and underlying presuppositions of Erickson’s work, it is itself a distinct field of study. The two fields are complimentary, working with both the conscious mind and the unconscious mind.  Our entry level courses in NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis, the NLP Coach Practitioner Certification Training and the Ericksonian Hypnosis Practitioner Certification Training are both designed for individuals interested in using these skills as part of their own personal development as well as for working with others in a professional setting.

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