I am legally blind, live truly in the middle of nowhere (love it here in The Middle of Nowhere), and run a small horseback riding and horse training program. Yes, you heard right...I'm legally blind but teach horseback riding. I lost my vision about 12 years ago but am here to tell you that low vision has made me a far better instructor, as well as trainer of young horses. I am much more sensitive and intuitive than I used to be, with far more in'"sights" than when I had 20/20 vision.
My question: after listening to the brilliant Dr. Richard Bandler on "You Can Have What You Want," I bought the book "Use your mind for a change." Then I heard the most recent interview just a few weeks ago and actually tried playing with some NLP-ish techniques with a student who was working herself up into a big fear of falling off her horse.
Of curse, I didn't have a clue what I was doing: I asked my student to see herself being scared and tell me the thoughts she used to get herself there. Then I asked her if it was true, did she know for sure she was going to fall off. And she said, "No, I can't say for sure." At which point I gave her a very Michael Neill type of response: "Since you might fall off, but then again, you might not, how about choosing the option that feels the best?" So then I asked her to focus again on those scared feelings while I sang circus music in a Munchkin voice.
When I asked her to again try to make herself scared of falling off the horse, she laughed and said, "I can't. I ca't do it."
With results like this, I am eager to get a Bandler-sanctioned certification in NLP to augment my riding program.
The problem is that due to my vision, I can't drivie to any classes. My adaptive computer software helps me function greatly in the real world, so I wonder if Dr. Bandler offers online certification. I could not find any such information when I did a search.
Thanks so much!
On one of our recent practitioners we had two visually impaired delegates and created an audio version of the manual for them. Our events are also Bandler certificated, and training details can be found at www.tranceformingnlp.com
. I would recomend a live training everytime above books, materials etc, however also check www.nlpmp3.comwhichhas
interviews with Bandler and many similarly skilled trainers which are all free to download