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Would you like to effortlessly direct your listener’s attention? Master the “Art of Framing” with Dr. John Grinder! Find out more here

Sonya Yeh Spencer and Mark Spencer are now one of the very few in the world who are able to formally offer New Code NLP practitioner courses.

Two of our trainers are now Certified New Code Trainers by the Co-creator of NLP and Creators of New Code NLP, Dr John Grinder and Carmen Bostic St Clair. There are only but a handful of Certified New Code Trainers in the world and two of them are here in Australia. This makes Blue-Sky Transformation the only NLP training organisation to deliver ITA certified New Code NLP Trainings in Australia and New Zealand.

NLP Foundations

Introducing 8 days NLP Fundation training, starting in July.
This new training format is developed to deliver a solid NLP working foundation and tools while offering great insights and practical processes to accelerate any professional and individual’s capabilities to live successfully. The course is delivered in 2 modules of four days and participants can progress to complete the ITA NLP Practitioner Certification course at a later date. More


Blue-Sky Transformation is in the process of taking over NLPNZ, the premier NLP Training provider in New Zealand, to offer the world renowned and highest quality ITA NLP Practitioner Training. This is the only training that can offer successful training attendees Ginder, Bostic and Carroll ink signatured certificate in the Southern Hemisphere.

Successful Living Tips

Know the Purpose for Creating Change

One of the most important things you need to identify when creating change is “For what purpose”. Too often we hear clients saying “I need to change X, Y, Z” or complaining to us that for years they have been trying to improve their ability to do X, Y, Z but failed. Yet, when we probed, they have no clear idea of the purpose for making such a change.
Knowing the purpose for creating change is a bit like going on an expedition with clear direction in mind. There might be many paths that will lead you there and you might even find some exotic experiences on the way. The crucial thing is if you have a purpose in mind, you will get there; often you will find find more options to get to where you want to be.

When you know the purpose, you will know where you are going, and the behaviour you need to foster to create change and you will be able to communicate clearly about the change.

Book Reviews

Metaphors We Live By – a book review
by Mark Spencer, ITA NLP Trainer, Educator, Coach

To frame this introduction carefully given our training focus is in NLP, this book (Metaphors we live by. By GEORGE LAKOFF and MARK JOHNSON.) is not NLP nor does it really mention NLP as far as I have noticed. It is just an excellent book about the pervasiveness of metaphors in our everyday language and a very good read in general…. Read more


Tips on how to get a grip on Stress, part 2
By Sonya Yeh Spencer, ITA NLP Trainer, Educator, Coach

In our last Newsletter we had an overview of where stress and anxiety came from – as a response to life events. Sonya presents you here with a way of identifying factors that might cause individuals to respond with a sense of stress and anxiety. The first step is to understand the structure of an unhelpful emotional response. Read more

Do you think you can Model Nature? A different perspective
Milton Erickson often asked his clients to observe nature to draw inspiration and resolve life’s challenges. When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you’ll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Can we Model Nature to improve our life? Watch the video

Podcast: Manipulating Moral Judgment (Intention, Outcome)
Scientists find that when the area of the brain responsible for understanding the intent of others is disrupted, moral judgment is also affected. Christie Nicholson reports (Scientific American)

Play the Podcast here:
sa_p_podcast_100329 or from Scientific American’s website The researchers disrupted the activity in this brain area using what’s called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). And they asked subjects to consider the morality of various acts. Some where the perpetrator had the intent to harm, others where they had no premeditation.

Events – Training & NLP Café Brisbane

NLP Practitioner Training – Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Auckland, Wellington
The newly developed NLP Practitioner Course is being offered as a unique small group coached training in Brisbane. The first of the series started during November 2009, and there is a series of these being offered throughout 2010 in Brisbane, on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. See our Training Schedule for dates of programs throughout 2010 and our Detailed Schedule for training provided by both our organization and our associates.

July 2010, NLP Foundations, Brisbane, Australia
Part I: 15-18 July, Part II: 28-31 July
Normal Fee: (AU)$2,040 * Book now for (AU)$1,760 saving you (AU)$280 more info… venue…

Sep 2010, NLP Foundations, Auckland, New Zealand
Part I: 15-18 Sep, Part II: 22-25 Sep
Normal Fee: (NZ)$2500+GST – Book now for (NZ)$1,800 +GST* saving you (NZ)$700 if payed before 30/June/2010
more info… book now…

November 2010, NLP Foundations, Brisbane, Australia
Part I: 10-13 Sep, Part II: 17-20 Sep
Normal Fee: (AU)$2,040 * Book now for (AU)$1,760 saving you (AU)$280 more info… venue…

About Training

You have asked the questions. Here is our answers:

Q: What make your training effective?
A: Our unique coaching style training in a small class delivers practical excellence, quality, insight and value!

Q: Is your training qualification internationally recognized?
A: Our course is Internationally accredited with additional skills, information and knowledge from world leaders in the field of NLP. The fact that our training course carries the ITA seal and Grinder, Bostic and Carroll ink signature, it sets new standards in the NLP world

Q: Who should do this course?
A: NLP is for absolutely everyone. NLP applies to all business dealings as well as personal capabilities and emotional wellbeing.
Many students are: coaches, therapists, entrepreneurs, managers, sports specialists, project managers, HR specialists, teachers, trainers, lawyers, medical doctors, single parents & parents.

NLP Café Brisbane Calender 2010

Go straight to the NLP Café Brisbane site

Tuesday, 11 May, 2010
Open Coaching / Mentoring session
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Thursday, 27 May, 2010
Master the art of Modelling part 1. This is a practitioner only night and let’s focus on the core of NLP by modelling another person to acquire a unique skill. More details and format will be published soon.
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Tuesday, 1 June, 2010
Action-packed evening! Let’s do the NLP Speed Circuit to strengthen your NLP muscles. You will end up feeling high on NLP.
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Thursday, 24 June, 2010
Master the art of Modelling part 2. This is a practitioner only night and let’s focus on the core of NLP by modelling another person to acquire an unique skill. More details and format will be published soon.
RSVP for this session

John Grinder in Australia

The Art of Framing Grinder & Bostic St. Clair, Sydney, Australia (Date: 4th-6th June, 2010. 9.30am until 5.30pm). With awareness of the existence of framing, we can have far more influence on our states and how we present ourselves to create supportive conditions for ourselves to influence our experiences and our world. This seminar provides an opportunity to discover existing cues, create the cues we want others to follow and communicate them effectively to others and ourselves.

The Healer Within
Grinder & Bostic St Clair, Melbourne, Australia (Date: 11th-13th June, 2010. 9.30am until 5.30pm). The New Code of NLP in The Healer Within – The New Code of NLP is a fundamental reorganisation and recoding of NLP. It focuses on the interface between conscious attention, the cognitive unconscious and the manipulation of state towards excellence.

In the New Code (as opposed to the original Classic Code), NLP co-originator John Grinder has outlined and described the distinction between NLP as a model making endeavour and NLP as an application. This distinction ensures practitioners fully understand how to apply NLP patterns to their personal lives while also helping others apply it to their own lives.

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