Fostering NLP excellence, professionalism, and growth
Learn how NZANLP works and meet some of our people
The New Zealand Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming is a non-profit Incorporated Society run for its members by an annually elected committee.
The Committee currently comprises the President, Treasurer, Secretary and three Committee Members.
Tenure as President is limited to two consecutive years.
The committee holds monthly meetings via Skype and aligns face-to-face meetings with the Association's Professional Development Days, Annual General Meeting and biennial Conference.
The Association employs a part-time administrator/webminder.
Members are encouraged to actively contribute and share ideas and information relating to all aspects of NLP and the role of the Association.
All members are eligible to attend AGMs and nominate members for committee. Voting privileges depend upon the membership category held.
Meet our people
Aaron McLoughlin - President
An attitude of curiosity drives Aaron's mission to help people to enjoy not only the benefits that come from a great night's sleep, but also more of what life can give.
Working in the field of self development coaching since 1996 and having successfully overcome a number of personal illnesses and trauma, Aaron has a firm foundation of understanding and compassion from which to help others. Achieving a black belt in karate at 19 years old led to a deep understanding of the power of the mind to influence our body and our lives. This fact is now being borne out in some of the most exciting research into mind-body healing by people such as Dr Richard Bandler, Dr Ernest Rossi, Dr Bruce Lipton, and Dr Candace Pert, to name but a few.
Because of the illness that lasted for over 8 years, Aaron has practiced yoga and meditation since 1991. This has brought him the realisation that a more calm and focused mind provides an enhanced environment 'within' for healing and happiness. Aaron also runs classes on mindfulness and self hypnosis for mind-body healing.
"If you can put your dream or your challenge into words, then I can help you with it."
Aaron has written three books: The Fascination Principle, Rapid Inspired Change and Better Sleep Sooner. All derive their energy from an attitude of curiosity leading to an idea that with a change in attitude we may be able to transform our 'challenges' into healing, new directions, or whatever our desired outcome may be.
"The technology for evolving our minds and for healing our bodies today is so far ahead of where it was 10 years ago. The strategies for personal development are powerful and they last."
Gloria Henderson - Secretary
Gloria completed her NLP Master Practitioner and Instructor training in 2004 and incorporated the accelerated learning aspect into her work as a corporate trainer. She started doing individual change-work in 2006 and has used NLP for health issues, sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, stress, self-confidence, career choices and life coaching.
In 2011 Gloria completed Satir Level 2 training and incorporates the Satir approach within her counselling work.
Gloria is enjoying the opportunity to give something back by volunteering her time to be secretary for NZANLP.
Richard Greenhough - Committee Member
Richard is an internationally trained coach and Master Trainer of NLP and HNLP. He also has a National Diploma in Adult Education and Training.
Along with wife Patricia, Richard is based on a lifestyle block in Wakefield, about half an hour's drive from Nelson airport. Richard and Patricia, both NZANLP approved trainers and supervisors, run Lifetime Learning (NZ) Ltd.
Richard served two years as President of NZANLP and has now handed the reins to Aaron McLoughlin.
NZANLP general membership benefits
- belonging to a recognised professional organisation
- professional development training (with member discounts)
- access to supervision, peer support and consultative support groups
- access to the members' only area of our website
- optional inclusion in the NZANLP networking list
- biennial conference (with member discounts)
- bi-monthly newsletter
- access to our Facebook 'members only' group for discussions about the Association, client questions, comments, sharing of NLP ideas, facts, and connecting with the NLP community.
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