Neuro Linguistic Tapping - NLT


Neuro Linguistic Tapping, or NLT, is a personal growth system for creating positive changes in your mind.

NLT delivers amazing results whether used as part of a coaching session, therapy work or as a self-help technique (applying it on yourself).

You can use NLT to remove unwanted thoughts, feelings or behaviours. NLT can also install new positive thoughts, empowering beliefs and desired behaviours within the subconscious mind.

NLT integrates the most effective parts of three personal growth systems: Neuro Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Technique & Timeline.

NLP, EFT and Timeline have been used by coaches and therapists around the world for more than 25 years.  These systems are at the forefront of peak performance coaching.

By combining elements of these three systems together, NLT produces results that are rarely achieved through one system alone.


Or Neuro Linguistic Programming, offers a wide range of ‘change techniques’ that work directly with the subconscious part of your mind. Many of these techniques are highly effective at breaking unwanted patterns, habits or reactions. NLP is also extremely effective at re-programming the mind with new positive beliefs, perceptions and behaviours.


Or Emotional Freedom Technique, is a revolutionary healing technique that releases underlying emotional stress by stimulating specific points within the meridian energy system. Within minutes you will start to feel your stress levels melting away! Phobias, trauma and intense emotional pain can be reduced to an undetectable level within a single 1 hour session.


Timeline therapy

Timeline therapy is a healing modality that works by placing the past, present and future on the floor. By physically stepping into different points of time the subconscious mind is instantly activated. Repressed trauma is quickly brought to the surface where it can be quickly addressed and utilised.



Abandonment Issues Financial / Money Blockages Relationship Hurt/Fear/Frustration
Abundance and Deserving Issues Grief Road rage
Addictions & Cravings Insomnia / Nightmares Self Harming Issues
Anger & Frustration Letting go of an ex-partner Self Hatred Issues
Anxiety & Worry Low Self-Esteem / Low Confidence Shame/Abuse Issues
Confusion / Feeling Stuck Obsessive / Compulsive Disorders Travel Sickness / Unresolved Dizziness
Depression Performance Anxiety Stress related tension, aches and pains
Eating Disorders Phobias (heights, needles, spiders, flying etc) Weight Loss
Fear of Public Speaking PTSD / Trauma Worth Issues (Feeling ‘not good enough’)


NLP has been evolving for over 30 years. It is a large and complex collection of distinctions, techniques, systems and processes. Many people find learning NLP a fascinating yet overwhelming experience. Many NLP practitioners admit that it has taken them 4-5 years of using NLP before they ‘got it’.

NLP can be broken down into 2 major segments: modelling and change work. Modelling focuses on replicating excellence. Change work focuses on learning how to create changes in the conscious and subconscious mind.

Interestingly, whilst NLP teaches change work techniques, it doesn’t teach a formal session structure through which change work can be delivered to paying clients (whether coaching or therapy). Attending an NLP training will equip you with a collection of powerful techniques, but it won’t provide you with a blueprint structure of how to ‘do’ an NLP coaching or therapy session. NLT instead focuses in on the change work aspects of NLP, especially for the purposes of accelerated therapy and coaching.

NLT takes the most powerful and useful aspects of NLP change technology and leaves the rest behind.

Timeline Therapy

The most commonly known form of Timeline Therapy comes from the work of NLP Master Trainer Tad James. James teaches a format of Timeline in which the client must visualise the timeline internally whilst sitting down.

Of course using Timeline this way requires your client to be able visualise and to hold their concentration on the timeline for 20-60 minutes. As I have found through my own trial and error, not everyone can actually do this. Many people struggle to visualise, some people claim they cannot visualise at all.

Tad James’ method recommends floating back to a point in time just prior to the traumatic event happening, with the hope that the trauma then suddenly vanishes from the client’s awareness. In my experience this process has never ever worked for me when using it in sessions.

Instead, I have found that using a physical timeline, placed on the floor of the session room is far more powerful, simple and effective. I teach how you can set up timelines within seconds and utilise their power at any point of a therapy or coaching session.

By combining EFT tapping within the timeline, you can help your client release even the most intense forms of trauma.

By combining NLP anchoring within the timeline, you can create motivating and empowering futures that act powerful attractor fields; pulling your clients towards the person they want to become.

EFT / Meridian Tapping

EFT, or meridian tapping as it’s also known, is a revolutionary way of addressing mental and emotional stress. It a highly effective modality for releasing underlying emotional issues without any use of counselling or psychoanalysis. It tends to deliver huge results even in the hands of novice practitioners.

However EFT is not a complete therapy in itself and most certified EFT practitioners have not fully explored how powerful this technique can become when used in conjunction with NLP or Timeline therapy.

Most EFT trainings in the UK, such as AAMET’s Level 1 & 2 training, are just 3 days long. It is simply impossible to properly learn and incorporate the application of effective EFT within such a short time.

Traditional EFT is also long, complex and highly repetitive; to the point of becoming boring for the client and the practitioner. NLT by comparison is fast, dynamic and gets straight to the underlying issues.

EFT also lacks potency and effectiveness of NLT, due to the fact that core NLP elements such a sub-modalities, chunking, mirroring, matching, rapport, well formed outcomes, well formed problems, meta model and Milton model are not taught in EFT trainings.

NLT takes the core tapping method from EFT and then amplifies its effectiveness by integrating NLP language patterns, processes and techniques.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is usually associated with the treatment of conditions such as PTSD, additions, compulsive behaviours and other expressions of intense emotional turmoil.

Yet, CBT often requires the client to consciously interrupt and analyses stress patterns as and when they arise (which is not always possible, especially with intense deep rooted emotional patterns).

Combining NLT with your CBT practice will certainly enhance your healing results, especially when dealing with intense emotional issues.


Similar to hypnotherapy, NLT makes changes at the subconscious level of the mind. Different from hypnotherapy NLT does not require the client to go into trance. Therefore the client does not need to be suggestible nor willing in order for NLT to work.

As a Hypnotherapist you well know that not everyone is able or willing to be put into trance. NLT will enable you to provide significant and lasting results for anyone who is unable or unwilling to try hypnotherapy.

Likewise, you can teach your clients basic NLT tapping routines so that they can continue working on themselves at home in between sessions.


Good quality coaching provides a structured, measurable and motivating framework through which people can increase their performance.

But what to do when your coaching clients are falling behind, getting stuck in a rut or coming up against a familiar blockage yet again?

What holds most people back in life can be traced back to fears and conflicts held deep within the subconscious mind. All the coaching, encouragement and consequences in the world are unlikely to resolve such deep issues.

Combine NLT into your coaching sessions and watch your clients transform.

Melt away resistance. Release conflicts and blockages. Create empowering futures that compel your clients to take positive action.

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Counselling and psychotherapy are very useful for helping clients to explore and express issues. Counselling and psychotherapy are excellent at identifying the underlying issues and conflicts.

Both approaches tend to focus on conscious mind understanding of the issues at hand. However, many counsellors struggle to achieve breakthroughs when dealing with especially intense conditions such as panic attacks, trauma, PTSD, phobias, nightmares, obsessive/compulsive behaviours etc.

By combining your counselling/psychotherapy skills with NLT you will be able to offer a more holistic therapy that addresses both the conscious mind and subconscious/unconscious dimensions of the issue at hand.


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