Becoming a Core Transformation Trainer

How Can I Become a Core Transformation® Trainer?

Many capable and warm-hearted individuals are attracted to offering this life-transforming work to others. There are 2 ways to be a CT trainer. You can be licensed to use the trainer materials pack, or you can continue on to become an endorsed, certified trainer. The initial steps to becoming a trainer are the same. Here are the steps to take so that you can offer Core Transformation® to others:

You can either attend a live CT Foundation training, or get the CT Foundation video training with Tamara Andreas, co-author of the Core Transformation book, and international Trainer. This will give you personal experience with all the phases of Core Transformation.

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Our live online training format means you can get in-depth experiential training, from anywhere in the world. Learn how to deal with the major challenges in Core Transformation work, and much more.

This training is important for any CT trainer to have, because it prepares you to help seminar participants with the most common difficulties they may have with the CT process.

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After steps 1 and 2, you are eligible to purchase our in-depth Core Transformation Trainer Materials Packet (CTTMP). The beginning trainer will find this kit offers a clear and easy-to-use training plan–saving countless hours of prep time. The advanced trainer will find the depth you want, to go beyond your current level in both artistry and in advanced understandings and training options. 

*With the CTTMP, you can now begin to offer Core Transformation Foundation Trainings. You won’t be endorsed or certified as a CT Trainer, but you’ll be licensed to use our well-tested outline and Trainer Manual, Participant Handouts, etc., for your lifetime. You can continue offering CT Trainings at this level, or, if you choose, you can continue on to become endorsed and certified as a CT Trainer. 

Whether or not you continue on to become a certified CT trainer, we encourage you to also do Steps 4 and 5 below, and also to do as many of the “CT Experience Recommendations” that appear after Step 6, as fit for you. Each of these steps will enrich the quality of your trainings.

Even after you’ve begun offering CT trainings, you can continue to enrich your own CT Experience using these tips.

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By completing the Core Transformation Coach Certification training, you’ll develop strong in-depth skills in using Core Transformation with others, which is foundational to being an effective and successful trainer of CT. You’ll learn how to best support clients through the full coach-client relationship–from first contact to last session. Our unique Certification Training Design includes three levels of practice, feedback, and support, so you can master the nuances of using Core Transformation as a main modality with your coaching or therapy clients. You’ll leave this course feeling confident in your skills, because you will already have succeeded with practice clients as a part of the course design. Repeated research (in process of publication) shows that our Coaches get results with clients after just 1-2 sessions of Core Transformation.

By supporting participants in the CT Foundation training who run into challenges, you’ll build your skills and build your knowledge of how to teach CT. We recommend that you assist Tamara Andreas and/or Mark Andreas at least twice. (Consider also assisting other experienced Core Transformation Trainers.) You can apply to be a CT Assistant even before being certified as a coach. We may give priority to certified coaches.

This step is for those wanting to be certified and endorsed as a CT Trainer,  by Andreas NLP–the source of the Core Transformation method. 

To be clear, we’ve set up this trainer pathway so that you can begin teaching CT Trainings, without being endorsed or certified by us. 

You can already teach CT when you go through Steps 1-3 above, and our Core Transformation Trainer Materials Packet will help you do this in a quality way. Then if you choose to take Steps 4 and/or 5, this will add to the quality of your trainings. Step 6, becoming endorsed/certified is an optional step for those wanting to be listed on our website and in your own promotion, as a certified CT Trainer.

To become certified as a CT Trainer, the final step is to submit a video of yourself teaching Core Transformation to a group. (Contact Tamara Andreas or Andreas NLP to make arrangements and find out fees.)

Before doing this, you can use the tips below to improve your skills, which will optimize the level of feedback you receive on your training video. 

(Also see below for more information about becoming an endorsed, certified trainer.)

CT Experience Recommendations:
Becoming Your Best As A Core Transformation® Trainer

The above steps outline the training steps to take, to become certified as a CT Trainer. In addition, more experience and practice using CT will make a huge difference in your capability as a CT coach and trainer.

You can start gaining experience as soon as you’ve completed Step 1 above. And the learning never stops! Here are ways to gain experience with CT that are recommended for every CT trainer. 

You’ll find each step below personally rewarding, in addition to building your trainer skills.

When Do I Begin Teaching?

The decision about when you are ready to begin is very individual. We encourage you to discuss this with the CT Trainer with whom you have worked most closely. 

You don’t need to do all of the “CT Experience Recommendations” above, before beginning to teach. 

However, at minimum, to deliver a quality and safe training, it’s essential to be fluent with the CT Foundation and Advanced CT skills. You’ll need to be prepared to handle virtually any kind of difficulty that a workshop participant may have with the process. Working with clients, and assisting at Foundation courses, can give you the experience to gain these skills. 

Then, the question is: Do you already have experience working with groups? Or is group-work a new skill you’re developing?

(**Please note that this is experiential training. Experience with informational or other types of training is different.)

If CT is the first material you have offered in a workshop, we encourage you to begin with a small group of 4-6 participants. When you’ve successfully taught several small groups, you’ll probably feel ready to teach larger groups (and to coordinate the assistant teams necessary for a larger group). 

** To offer quality and safe trainings, have a “backup” plan in case one of your participants needs more than you can deliver in a group training setting. We encourage referring to capable certified CT Coaches, if you feel a participant needs one-on-one assistance beyond what you are qualified to offer. There are times when you may choose to refer to someone outside the CT network. For example, someone in a situation involving abuse should be referred to services with training and experience in that area, such as the National Abuse Hotline (in the US).

What Do We Look For, To Endorse (Certify) Trainers?

Endorsed Certified CT Trainers strive to embody the principles in Core Transformation as well as offer quality training experiences. We hope this list gives you a picture of the criteria we strive to meet:

  1. Personal congruence.
  2. Personal experience with accessing one’s own Core States.
  3. A high level of personal development skills, including:
  • Ability to establish trust and rapport at the unconscious level
  • Respect for personal ecology for each participant
  • Facility with Core Transformation, aligning perceptual positions, and parental timeline processes
  • Having an ease in experiencing a Core State yourself as you’re training (without “pumping yourself up” or needing to anchor it in.)
  • Precision with language, and awareness of subtle impact of language choice
  • Flexibility–ability to adapt how we teach to meet the the needs of the individual and group, to reach goals in training and client work
  • Deep embodiment of the NLP Presuppositions
  1. Willingness and interest in working with our own ego and other personal issues. As Trainers, it’s easy and natural to have some attachment to our role as “trainer”. Do I unconsciously feel it makes me better or more valuable, for example?  Explicitly examining our own issues around this and working with them is important in congruently presenting this material. Doing this makes it more fun and easier to teach.
  2. Adhering to or exceeding generally accepted standards for ethical, moral, and professional conduct, including:
  • Being reliable and prompt for appointments
  • Returning phone calls in a timely manner
  • Upholding professional codes of ethics regarding personal involvement with clients
  • Maintaining positive, healthy rapport and relationships with clients and workshop participants
  • Honesty and integrity
  1. Meeting general presentation skill standards, including:
  • Framing
  • Outcome tracking
  • Clarity
  • Precision–economy of movement
  • Managing group states–interest, motivation, safety and enthusiasm
  • Using demonstrations to provide a model of what to do
  • Ensuring that each participant gets benefit
  • Honoring each participant
  • Using effective examples
  • Providing a model of and inspiration for using CT in a ongoing way
  • Being open to feedback from group and peers and using it when appropriate
  1. Utilization skills–ability to help each participant use whatever happens as a next step for their evolution
  2. Ability to work with others in the CT community in a cooperative way


Endorsed Certified Trainer Levels

You can become certified at different levels. Moving to the next level usually happens through acquiring additional teaching experience with CT, and demonstrating greater depth through video review and favorable participant feedback.

CT Trainer Intern: New trainers with little or no experience teaching seminars might initially be certified as a “Trainer Intern.” 

CT Associate Trainer: An Associate Trainer usually has considerable experience with training, and/or with training CT. Associate Trainers have met most or all of the training criteria listed above, plus have successfully completed a video review. (At this level you can choose to list your trainings on the CT website.) 

CT Trainer: After teaching CT for several years, an experienced Associate Trainer may choose to have another video review to become endorsed as a “CT Trainer “.

Senior Trainers: Usually have additional years of teaching experience, and have achieved a high level of depth and ability.

Trainer Mentors: Are Senior Trainers who are devoting some of their time to developing the CT Training Team by coaching others and doing video reviews.

To arrange a video review, contact Tamara Andreas or Andreas NLP.

Note: Our intention is to support each other in becoming increasingly skilled, heartful, and effective in sharing this work with others. We recognize that a “level” such as those listed above can never be a complete picture. Doing what you feel fits for your own development as a person and trainer is more important than being at any particular level. While having a video review is the main practical way we have found to “graduate” someone to the next level, we encourage trainers to take these steps only if they find the video review a worthwhile experience in itself.