A: Yes! This program is designed to build confidence and unconscious competence in students. We instill our students with the ability to “do”, “embody”, and otherwise become the skills and knowledge from these modalities. The programs are designed for high level of experiential learning. The best way to know for sure is to go out and do it. While the typical feelings of insecurity may arise, once our students start to practice they find great ease of recall and more importantly the ability to remain in the flow, improvise, and maintain rapport with clients. It is not called a “practice” for nothing. Our teaching style is like no other, we encourage our students to practice their skills to keep them keen and available. As with all skills, practice yields a more artful execution.
Master's Level Education
In addition, we offer a Master's Level certification program that allows you to start your practice and then to continue your education with us and take it to the optimal level. This program also includes a highly exposed web-page optimized for search in your area, bi-monthly conference calls to continued skill development, bi-monthly conference calls for business development and complete course videos for review.
A: With support from the Neuro-Linguistic Coaching®/Hypnotherapy® Federation and Bennett/Stellar University each student will receive support in getting started in their own private practice. Each student is responsible for taking action on their own business including but not limited to: business licensing, marketing materials, start up costs, etc..
A: The personal development industry continues to expand and the demand for successful and effective coaches and practitioners is at an all time high. Even with talk of economic issues in the media, most coaches right now are booking more clients than ever. In a time of evolution, it is only natural for people to seek personal development.
According to Marketdata Enterprises, Inc., a leading independent market research publisher, which has released a new 321-page market study entitled: The U.S. Market For Self-Improvement Products & Services. This is the ONLY publicly available national market study about this business. "Personal/Life coaching is becoming more popular. Marketdata estimates that 40,000 people in the U.S. work as life or work coaches and this $2.4 billion market is growing 18% per year. It’s becoming a status symbol to have a personal coach. Most charge $200-500 per month for a weekly phone call, but corporate coaches charge more. Many of the top motivational speakers perform coaching or have “certified” coaches to work under the company name. There are even fitness-by-phone coaches and love/dating/relationship coaches No license is required and the field is largely unregulated."
Q: I have seen other training programs that take a long time to accomplish what you achieve in your program. How do you do it?
A: It's the scheduling, teaching techniques, and environment that make the difference. The evidence is now in, the brain learns efficiently and faster when the material is integrated and presented in a shorter amount of time. There are those who would cling to the antiquated teaching methods and painfully take a longer time and learn less effectively. For them the traditional methods exist. Bennett/Stellar University is available for the enlightened ones who take advantage of our innate power to learn now and profit now. This method works particularity well for those who found the older methods more challenging to their learning.
One thing our students recognize right from the beginning is that we use NLP coaching and hypnosis to teach NLP coaching and hypnosis. This gives us a significant advantage over most training institutes. Many NLP coaching and Hypnotherapy institutes spend a lot of time teaching individual patterns and scripts that are available in books and tapes. These patterns and scripts consist of the same set of skills.
Our course is organized more in line with the instructional methods of NLP developer Richard Bandler. We focus on the development of the skills that make up these patterns and scripts so the student will be able to effectively utilize them, and design their own scripts and patterns as well. We feel in this way the student is more versatile in their approach to issues. Our program also makes available the most effective patterns and scripts in our over 400 page manual.
In addition, our class size is limited. This allows us to personally address each student's style of learning and address issues in a shorter amount of time. While our methods our more efficient, we should mention this is simply a difference in training style and methodology. We are sure whichever training institute you choose you will believe is right for you.
Related Student Review and Testimonial
"Before I attended the Bennett/Stellar University training, I was practicing NLP in business and sports for eight years. I was fully aware of the techniques and applications of the NLP model. I was blown away by Michael and his fellow instructor's training. They focused on the basic foundations and techniques of NLP. From this foundation, students can easily apply the "patterns" taught at XYZ Training Institute. The manner in which Michael and instructors tag teamed the course is very entertaining and fascinating. You will be learning although it won't feel that way for the amount of laughter was contagious. I had a wonderful time and this from a business person who went through the accelerated program with two off-the-wall characters. If I had to do it over again, I would definitely take Michael's training first and . . . much later -- after applying the techniques and developing patterns of your own -- sign up for XYZ Training Institute. I wish I would have had Bennett Stellar training back in 1992 instead of XYZ Training Institutes's training.." -- Tim Brundrett
Q: Do you really feel I can learn these arts and become highly skilled in 15 days?
A: The simple answer is yes, by successfully completing either our practitioner level Life Coaching program or Hypnotherapy program, you will be a highly skilled, qualified and credentialed to begin your practice as an outstanding professional. Our Master's Level is for those students desiring to take their training and certifications to the optimal level. To elaborate, sometimes students question us as to whether the 11 or 15 days of our practitioner level programs is enough time to learn the abundance of information we provide.
Before I get into the details of this, I should let you know that the training class instruction is enjoyable, fun and entertaining. And students do have a great time and get time to enjoy the resort locations where the courses are held. This being said, these courses are intensive trainings. The hours of study in our practitioner courses are just shy of the hours of study of a full time college semester. The hours are just condensed into consecutive days.
You might see our schedule as a "condensed college semester". Which, by the way, according to current accelerated learning principles, is a more effective way to learn. Also, your learning is amplified by they way we employ accelerated learning techniques into the instruction of the program. This is natural for us, as these current learning techniques were derived from the understanding of the mind and how it works from the subjects we teach - Neuro-Linguistics and Hypnosis. Our instructors are highly skilled practitioners in these arts and actually use NLP and hypnosis to teach NLP and hypnosis. This gives us a significant advantage over most training institutes. If an organization is training you in NLP and/or hypnosis and are not employing these skills in their program, their course length can be longer - without benefit to you as the student. Those instructors are probably not as skilled as you would want to become.
For example, our students our constantly reporting how much they have learned in our program compared to both previous and subsequent programs. Most recently we had a student sit in for two of the fifteen days of our Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy® Program. This student had recently completed a 250-hour hypnotherapy certification program, which was spread out over a long period of time. Her comments to me were "I learned more in the two days in your class than I did in the entire program that I have just completed". Quite honestly, this type of comment continues to surprise us. However, we hear similar comments consistently from students that attend our program that have previously attended a certification program from other institutes. Available testimonials that compare our program to others. These comments have led us to offer our unprecedented "Value of Education Guarantee" (See Value of Education Guarantee).
To be honest, the most important factors that determine how much you will learn is our course scheduling, teaching methods, learning environment and of course your motivation and participation.
Q: What are independent study hours and what do I need to do to complete them?
A: Our NLP Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner and Practitioner level Neuro-Linguistic Life Coach® programs require 25 independent study hours each as part of our completion and certification requirements. The Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy® program is a combination of these these programs -- It has a 50 independent study hour requirement. The reasoning behind these hours is to promote the practice and use of the skills outside of the classroom. The skills and the way in which they're used to complete these practice hours is up to each participant. Many of the hours can be completed in everyday interactions with others. A log is provided to each student at the beginning of the training. Optional study sessions are scheduled to help the students complete these hours during the program. It is not necessary to complete the hours at the program. They can be completed and sent in at a later date.
What are the National & International Training Requirements?
A: In most states and countries there are no training requirements to practice hypnotherapy or Life Coaching. There are some training length requirements that meet national and international associations in hypnotherapy. The typical length of training for hypnotherapy to exceed the requirements of the major hypnotherapy associations is 150 hours. There is no length of program standards for NLP, Life Coaching and Reiki. The Society of NLP is the premier authority in NLP and its standards are based on content and not time of training. This should not be surprising as NLP is the source of rapid learning technologies that when used by an instructor are very successful in installing information at unconscious levels. This unique teaching method makes learning very fun and very fast. Truly the brain works faster than you think.
Master's Level Education
In addition, we offer a Master's Level certification program that allows you to start your practice and then to continue your education with us and take it to the optimal level. This program also includes a highly exposed web-page optimized for search in your area, bi-monthly conference calls for continued skill development, bi-monthly conference calls for business development and complete course videos for review.
How does your program compare to other training programs?
A: As a complete healing arts and life enhancement program, our courses are rated so highly, because Hypnosis, NLP Coaching and Reiki are at the core of most healing disciplines, and they integrate so naturally with each other--each enhances and empowers the other. Concepts that are common to each are instructed once, saving time for the student to fully grasp each art individually and allowing the student to explore their use in combination as a new and advanced healing and success modality. You get the advantage of saving both time and money by attending one integrated program that has it all together with as much as 8 certifications awarded in subjects that meet the training and certification requirements for national and international associations for each subject.
One thing our students recognize right from the beginning is that we use NLP Coaching, hypnosis and Reiki to teach NLP Coaching, hypnosis and Reiki. This gives us a significant advantage over most training institutes. Many other Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy institutes spend a lot of time teaching individual patterns and scripts that are available in books and tapes. These patterns and scripts consist of the same set of basic skills.
Our course is organized more in line with the instructional methods of integration and rapid learning technologies. We focus on the development of the skills that make up these patterns and scripts so the student will be able to effectively utilize them, and design their own scripts and patterns as well. We feel in this way the student is more versatile in their approach to issues. Our program also makes available the most effective patterns and scripts in our 400+ page manual. In addition, some other programs are presented in large seminar environments- some up to 160 participants. Our class size is limited. This allows us to personally address each student's style of learning, address and actually provide live demonstration with real issues in a shorter amount of time. While our methods are more efficient, we should mention this is simply a difference in training style and methodology. We are sure whichever training institute you choose you will believe is right for you.
Related Student Review and Testimonial
"I am currently working as a gestalt psychotherapist and marriage counsellor, privately and in a family and community centre in Ireland. I have studied several subjects in many different colleges and institutes for the last 25 years since I graduated high school.
My official studies and trainings are : BA in Special Education in Ewha Women's University, MA in Sociology of Education in Pusan National University in Korea, brief studies in Theology and Cultural Anthropology in Leuven University in Belgium, Higher Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy in National University College Cork and at the moment I'm finishing my MA in Guidance and Counselling in Trinity College Dublin in Ireland.
I also have had many different additional trainings in Korea, the UK, and Ireland : MBTI(Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), Transactional Analysis, Buddhist Meditation, T-Group, Resnick's Couple Therapy, Bert Hellinger's Family Systems Therapy and Diamond Approach.
I am delighted to say that Michael's NLP workshop was one of the best learning experiences I've ever had. It was mind-blowing, inspiring and most of all it greatly integrated all of my previous studies, trainings and professional and personal experiences. Michael has such knowledge, skills and a relaxed attitude that he gave us the chance to learn NLPs incredible methods at the same time as having fun. Furthermore, I could benefit from solving some of my life long issues unexpectedly." -- Soonduk Park Mooney
A1: Practitioner Level Tuition Includes:
A2: Master's Level Tuition Includes:
A: $1000.00 deposit is required to register for a program and to reserve a seat in the class (of course, paying in full covers this deposit). $150.00 of this deposit is non-refundable for administrative costs.
A: You will be learning energetically, mentally, physically and academically. You will observe live demonstrations of each technique taught (Which is rare in this industry), You will have practical exercises, lectures both in person and/or via live video stream, videos, and study groups. We encourage each student to use the study and note-taking skills that work best for them. Neuro-linguistics encourages students to create “learning states” that are conducive for greater recall, and we challenge students to explore how their minds work and experiment with different styles of learning (in other words, no, you don’t have to take notes or do any pre study).
A: Hypnotherapy and Reiki have similar roots. Around the time Dr. Makao Usui re-discovered Reiki from 2500 year old Tibetan Sanskrit, Dr. Franz Mesmer (the father of hypnosis) was successfully using similar energetic healing methods. These methods are referred to as Mesmerism or Magnetism. Even though most Mesmerists enjoyed greater successes than hypnotists, psychologists denied the energy aspects, and eventually the term Mesmerism and hypnotism became almost synonymous. Reiki is an excellent means of reviving this Mesmer's healing art. At Bennett/Stellar University you will learn how to utilize this ancient art to master the energy around you, use it to help clients, and ultimately as an induction tool.
A: Bennett/Stellar University has strong relationships with hotels and resorts and our Student Support Staff is happy to assist you in booking lodging in these accommodations. We can also make recommendations about the best way get to a location and how to be comfortable during your stay.
Please contact Student Services 888-432-1122 if you are interested in having a roommate or arranging your lodging accommodations.