In 2018, the NLP Academy will run our famous NLP in the Sun series in Sesimbra, Portugal (30 minutes from Lisbon). Sesimbra is an ideal setting to learn NLP with the hotels situated in a magnificent beachfront location.

The area is excellent for walks, climbing and you can enjoy the natural beauty of the nearby national park so you can combine your studies with beautiful outdoor experiences in addition to enjoying the sunshine, great food and the relaxed environment unique to a Portuguese holiday resort.

At this spectacular NLP in the Sun series you can experience the highest quality of NLP in the world, taught by NLP co-creator John Grinder, New Code NLP co-creator Carmen Bostic St Clair and New Code NLP co-developer Michael Carroll.

The courses will be taught in English with full Portuguese and Spanish translation.

At the NLP in the Sun series you will benefit from John, Carmen and Michael's collective 98 years of training and coaching experience giving you NLP skills at the level of your training that will ensure you are operating at the highest standard in your own community. There is not an NLP experience like this in the world for innovation, variety, quality and authenticity.

Sesimbra, Portugal is the ideal setting for the global audience the NLP in the Sun series attracts.

The NLP Academy is a truly international company with people attending the courses from Asia, Africa, North and South America, Australasia and all over Europe.

In the beautiful location of Sesimbra you will enjoy sunshine, great restaurants, beautiful beaches and lots activities available in addition to your NLP learning.

The accommodation is well priced as is the general costs of living so overall Portugal is a fantastic place to hold an NLP in the Sun international learning extravaganza.

What's more the lead trainers John, Carmen and Michael and the NLP Academy team love Portugal.

We enjoy Portuguese food, culture and the way of life, so we thought it would be excellent to bring our brand of NLP to Portugal for both the Southern European and worldwide NLP community to enjoy.

Sesimbra is a charming fishing town and popular holiday destination that is close to a selection of beautiful and varied beaches.

The coastline that surrounds Sesimbra is protected by the Serra da Arrabida national park and the lack of tourist development has enabled the area to retain its natural beauty.

There are many great beaches in the Sesimbra region and they are only a short drive from Lisbon.

Sesimbra is a picturesque town which combines glorious beaches, stunning natural scenery and traditional Portuguese heritage to form one of the finest beach towns of Portugal, which surprisingly, is virtually unknown by overseas tourists. There is so much to love about Sesimbra, from the pristine beaches that are protected by Arrabida Natural Park through to the delicious seafood that is served in numerous excellent restaurants. Sesimbra is primarily a Portuguese resort offering a warm welcome to people from other countries. The town is just 30 minutes from Lisbon, offering a genuine Portuguese experience without the hustle and bustle of more commercial regions such as the Algarve.

Aside from the beautiful beaches and great food there is a lot to do in the Sesimbra region; there are hiking/biking trails through the Serra da Arrabida and day trips to Cabo Espicho or the fishing port of Setubal. The area also includes the Prof. Luiz Saldanha Marine Park, with over a thousand animal species and quite rare marine plants in the Portuguese west coast. In the Espichel Cape, characterised by a coastline of high cliffs, it's possible to observe migratory birds such as the Royal Swallow, the Peregrine Falcon, the Bonelli's Eagle and the Eagle Owl.

The region is excellent for sporting activities including kayaking, coasteering, surfing, body-boarding, wind-surfing, kite-surfing, sailing, boating, trekking, mountain biking, climbing, abseiling, caving, land tours, paragliding. There are 8 excellent golf courses close to the hotels.

Sesimbra is also considered as the best diving locations of Portugal, while to the north are the powerful surfing beaches of the Costa da Caparica, which also host summer time beach activities mentioned above. We know Portugal and we love Sesimbra, so for those travellers who are seeking an authentic Portuguese destination, Sesimbra is the ideal location

John Grinder

John Grinder is the co-originator of NLP and one of the greatest thinkers of our lifetime. He has authored 14 books on complex subjects ranging from transformational grammar, family therapy and his creation of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

NLP belongs to John Grinder, maybe not in the literal sense. If you studied the patterns of NLP which were originally developed in the 70's you will recognize the wisdom of John Grinder flows throughout the early work.

Carmen Bostic St. Clair

Carmen Bostic St Clair is the CEO and founder of Quantum Leap, the company Carmen and John conduct their corporate work through (

Carmen has held senior political research posts in government administration. (The White House Committee of the Development of Small Business) and Business Advisory Council representative from California. At the point where she and John Grinder joined forces, she was the CEO of a holding company with 27 subsidiaries, ranging from plastic extrusions manufacturing through radio stations to commercial real estate development.

Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll is the only NLP Master Trainer in the world certified by NLP co-creator John Grinder and Carmen Bostic St Clair. He is the Founder and Course Director of the NLP Academy. Michael creates a collaborative learning environment where the interplay of conscious and unconscious learning processes fully harness the potential of each learner on a course.

He has a unique style using metaphor, humour, questioning, and elicitation of altered states. This makes a course with Michael a profound learning experience flowing into every outlet of your life. In the words of his clients he is a "training genius".