At that stage in my career, I was frustrated with the efforts that behavioural change seemed to be so hard to initiate and maintain.
And Najwa was frustrated that her search for the diamond of change and power of the unconscious mind didn’t create the results that she was seeking.
And by chance, both of us came across a short course on NLP in 2003.
Somehow throughout the course, we both realised that we found what it takes to help people and companies initiate changes at the mindset level and to even maintain the changes. And also to make changes within ourselves to finally create our best life ever.
Subsequently, we registered and opened Asia Mind Dynamics in 2004.
Both of us embarked on becoming Trainers and Master Trainers of NLP, Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, NLP Coaching and Time Line Therapy® Techniques. As we got certified in these tools from different but most reputable boards, we began to offer Certification Programmes to interested parties in late 2005.
Initially, it wasn’t easy. NLP wasn’t known in the market. When we introduced us to other people as NLP Trainers, people always looked at us with eyes wide open, and they tried to repeat, what we just said. “What is NLP?”
At that time, many people believed NLP had something to do with computer programming language. And when we mentioned that we certified trainers of hypnotherapy, some covered their eyes, and asked us to not look into their eyes. A few who knew these tools didn’t believe in them, labelled it as brainwashing, or stated that only conman would use the tools.