ONE Milngavie woman who practices Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) knows that good communication is the key to success.

Audrey Miller has been the assistant principal of Stow College for 16 years and she has trained in NLP for the past three years - a programme which seeks to educate people in self-awareness and effective communication and change their patterns of mental and emotional behaviour.

She has now been using her skills to help bring other practitioners up to standard in Dublin.

Audrey travelled to Finnstown Country House Hotel, Lucan, to offer her services in assessing a practitioner’s programme run by a fellow trainer, Elizabeth Gary Brosnan.

It was so successful that all eight participants received their qualification.

She said: “I have a real passion and belief in NLP as its practical applications create the strategies for individuals to achieve all they want in all aspects of their life.

“Whether someone wants to maintain their calm for an interview or presentation, deal with unwanted habits and behaviours or nurture an individual talent to achieve success in a particular field, sport or activity.”

The founders of the programme, Richard Bandler and John Grinder, believed that NLP would be useful in finding ways to help people have better, fuller and richer lives.

Since completing her training, Audrey, who was trained by John Grinder himself, has delivered events at a number of colleges in Scotland, including James Watt, Carnegie and Jewel and Esk, for Scotland’s Colleges.