Free NLP Techniques, Exercises and Lessons


This page lists all the free NLP techniques, exercises, and lessons currently on If this is a little overwhelming then you may prefer to start with my free NLP course, which provides a bit more structure to the many skills and techniques you need to learn to truly master NLP.

NLP Lessons

I have developed the following NLP Lessons in order to allow you to learn the basic elements of NLP to use NLP on yourself. Hopefully these lessons will make the process of learning NLP easier.

Before working with any of the NLP exercises on this site, learn how to change the way you feel about your memories with the NLP Memory Manipulation - Change the Content of your Memories Lesson, and then move on to the NLP Submodalities - Change your Reality NLP Lesson.

NLP Techniques

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These free NLP techniques provide the foundation for working with other people using NLP or Hypnosis. As in many areas of life, practice makes perfect. It's a good idea to choose a technique and practice it thoroughly. While it is easier to learn the skills individually, the long term goal is to develop the ability to blend them all together. Eventually you will find that you are able to use these techniques automatically.

Eye Accessing Cues

In NLP, Eye Accessing cues are one of the more controversial subjects - simply because for every NLP practitioner who believes they are a useful tool, there is someone who doesn't believe they work at all.

Pacing and Leading

When pacing and leading, pacing is simply the skill of gaining rapport with the client. Leading is what happens after this has been achieved.

NLP Modeling

NLP Modeling, whilst at the heart of NLP, seems to be a skill that many NLP practitioners don’t really have a good grasp of.

NLP Rapport Techniques

Rapport is simply about increasing the number of similarities between yourself and a client to allow them to relax and feel that you are like them. So how do you achieve this?

Rapport Training

Rapport is a very simple concept, and easy to learn It's the basis of pacing and leading and occurs when two or more people have something in common that allows them to feel connected.

NLP and Hypnotic Language Techniques

The following techniques provide the foundation NLP and Hypnosis language skills for working with other people using NLP and Hypnosis. As in many areas of life, practice makes perfect, so its a good idea to choose a technique and focus on it for a few weeks before attempting to learn the other techniques.

NLP Meta Model

To get to the heart of any problem you have to ask the right questions - the Meta Model gives you the structure with which to achieve this.

NLP Milton Model

Some people consider the milton model to be the inverse of the meta model. Where as the meta model is about using questions to discover the clients world model, the meta model is a way to be artfully vague and hypnotic.

NLP Exercises

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The following NLP exercises can be used by yourself or can be used with clients. They are mostly based around submodalities which are covered in the NLP Submodalities - Change your Reality Lesson. These kind of exercises are the bread and butter of many NLP Practitioners toolbox.

Start with your Beliefs

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Beliefs underlay many issues that people have. To attempt to resolve an issue such as social phobia or motivation without dealing with the beliefs related to that problem is foolhardy. The following NLP exercises can be used when dealing with any issue to create the right belief structure before working on the issue directly. By destroying any limiting beliefs and generating a few positive ones, many issues will be much easier to resolve.

General NLP Exercises

It's important to understand these exercises before working through them. Most of these exercises are based upon submodalities and build on the areas covered in the NLP Submodalities - Change your Reality Lesson.

NLP Compulsion Blowout

Whether you are a compulsive eater, smoker, or just someone who wants to control a habit, then the NLP Compulsion Blowout is the exercise for you.

NLP Swish Pattern

Replace the unresourceful representations that gets in they way of you achieving what you want, with more resourceful ones.

Confidence Building Exercises

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Confidence is a very common problem. These two exercises can help hugely along with the exercises above to develop a much more relaxed and confident persona.

NLP Time Line Techniques

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Timelines are a very common element in NLP. A Timeline is simply the way in which we internally layout events from our past and future so that we can organize them. Discovering your own time line shows you how to discover your own timeline prior to working with these exercises.

There are a couple of other skills required to perform these exercises optimally. Read Create Powerful Anchors using NLP and NLP states so that you can create the strong states and anchors required by these exercises.

Miscellaneous Exercises

These exercises, while not strictly NLP exercises are ones that I have found useful over the years.