Future Tools XIV

11.-12. Juni 2019 in Göttingen

(zur deutschen Version)

Dr Richard Bolstad

Resilience

You get insurance for your car and maybe you keep a supply of backup food and emergency equipment at home. But what if you could disaster-proof your brain. Richard Bolstad trains people who are under serious pressure. He taught psychiatrists and aid workers in Bosnia-Herzegovina at the end of the war there, and Psychologists in Chechnya at the time of the terrorist attacks there. He trained civil defence workers to go into the tsunami/earthquake zone in North Japan, in Samoa and in his home town of Christchurch immediately after the earthquakes there. In such situations, some people are resilient - they bounce back or carry on re-energised. Others never recover - they have chronic problems. But the difference can be learned!

Richard also works with businesses and government agencies in countries around the world, teaching them the skills to become resilient on the job. He trains managers and coaches in Poland - the only country in Europe that did not have a recession in the last decade. You are living through the longest economic recession in our lifetime. To manage this change with a sense of confidence and even adventure requires the same practical skills that people use to recover from major disasters such as war and earthquake. These skills, collectively, are called resilience. The first place to use these skills is with yourself. Wake up glad to be alive.

If you work as a coach you know that some clients are already resilient and others are bogged down in chronic problems. The way to be a truly successful coach, and to have others recognise you as successful, is to understand how to install resilience in your clients: all your clients.

Fixing problems is not enough to transform your clients’ lives. Learn how to use every change process as an opportunity to transcend the mundane and touch what life is all about. Life, say the ancient Chinese, involves constant change. Become a master of the waves of change themselves. On this weekend, Richard will show you how to use those skills of resilience in your experience as a change agent or coach, as well as in your personal life. After this two days you'll be able to:

  • tell if you are responding to challenges with chronicity, recovery or resilience.
  • use the key techniques to stay resilient in any crisis.
  • pull out of the 8 thinking patterns that keep people trapped in chronic problems.
  • relax and keep performing optimally in crisis.
  • guide someone through two NLP change processes for recovery from past traumatic events.
  • identify when specific NLP processes are useful and when they are not
  • understand the neuroscience of resilience
  • respond to people effectively in an emergency situation or in the period of shock immediately after

 

About Richard

Richard Bolstad trains NLP Practitioners and trainers in America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. He has written 10 books on NLP, and his books are translated into eight languages. His book “Transforming Communication” is a core text in several New Zealand university programs. He has been a personal trainer for some top New Zealand business and sports people, including leading New Zealand triathlete Steve Gurney, who says “A BIG thanks to you Richard for the NLP work we did. I’m astounded at how quickly you arrive at a solution. It totally turns my thinking around 180 degrees to a resolved and determined attitude. A much more positive state. Race day was incredibly enjoyable and it was just a breeze. Powerful stuff.”

Steve Andreas, co-developer of NLP and author of “NLP: The New Technology of Achievement” says “Richard Bolstad is one of the finest NLP trainers I know. Besides being personable, engaging, and high energy, he is very skilled, with a rare breadth and depth of knowledge.”  Joseph O’Connor, author of “Successful Selling With NLP”, and “Practical NLP For Managers”, says “Richard’s work will leave you with a deeper knowledge of NLP, whether you are already familiar with the field or not.”

"Having worked in the training and communications field for more than 20 years I have experienced a great number of trainers and speakers, but very few great speakers and trainers. Richard Bolstad is one of those great presenters. His absolute credibility is the result of a depth and breadth of knowledge gained internationally and nationally. Richard has an outstanding reputation in his specialist field of communication and NLP. Richard's workshops are practical, immediately applicable and fun to experience for the participants in the workshops. The skills taught will bring benefit to both work and personal lives. If there is one speaker you and your people get to this year make sure it's Richard." - Phillippa Elliot, Past President of the New Zealand Association for Training and Development, recommending Richard Bolstad's training to the New Zealand Retailers Association membership.