Advanced Hypnotherapy Training Newcastle : March 2018

Advanced hypnotherapy training Newcastle upon Tyne will begin in March 2018 and will be one weekend per month until June. This is eight days of experiential training that will seriously benefit your clients and you.

This will be a small self selecting group of only six people who are interested in participating to learn and embody a comprehensive and advanced set of skills and methodologies including aspects of neurology, linguistics, applied economics and spirituality all relevant to hypnotherapy.

There is a specific emphasis on the linguistic patterns and methods as defined in works and papers of Erickson and Rossi which expands well beyond the NLP Milton Model. The idea here is with practice to absorb and internalise a whole new world of hypnotic language and story telling and make it your own.

Who Is Advanced Hypnotherapy Training Newcastle For?

This is specifically for hypnotherapists and professional change workers who want to deepen their skills foundation as well as enhancing and raising their methods of working with clients. There are additional opportunities for participants for personal directed study projects during the course.

I have always understood the value of being a generalist. This usually prevents myopic and rigid thinking. By exploring a vast array of different fields and disciplines you will open to new ways of working more effectively for and with your clients.

If you are interested in integrating some of the latest ideas from fields such as economics, chaos theory and spirituality into your work this course will most probably delight you.

What Will I Learn

Module 1

  • Enhanced N-Step reframing ( Neuron Code Mike Perez )
  • Spiral Dynamic Future Pacing
  • Memory Consolidation in hypnosis
  • Solid Pre-Framing

Module 2

  • Ericksonian Language ( not the NLP version )
  • Using Double Binds for hypnotic phenomena and generative change.
  • Change Work container patterns
  • Paradoxical Change

Module 3

  • Psychological Methods as change structures
  • Priming, Proust and Polya Patterns in Hypnotherapy
  • Opening to the non-dual
  • Amnesia in Generative Change

Module 4

  • Regression Hypnotherapy
  • Bardo Thodol – Freedom Process
  • Creating your own process
  • Spontaneous Practice

Venue, Dates and Booking

Advanced Hypnotherapy Training Newcastle

Jesmond Dene Conference Center
Jesmond Dene
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7BQ

March 17-18, April 21-22, May 19-20, June 16-17
9.30am-5.30pm all days

Advanced Hypnotherapy Newcastle full investment £695.

You can secure your place with a £150 non refundable deposit.

If you should happen to miss the course for any reason, your deposit will go towards the next available Advanced Hypnotherapy Training

 

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NLP Practitioner Training January 2018

A life enhancing, hands on practical training in Neuro Linguistic Programming in Newcastle upon Tyne beginning January 2018. Twelve powerful days, one weekend per month that can be the transformational change you need competing June 2018.

You may be considering doing an NLP Practitioner training here in Newcastle for reasons personal or professional or both. If you are, you are in the correct place. You will be able to read some testimonials from recent students ( counselors, teachers, one of the best hairdressers in the business and students) from my NLP training’s.

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Jo Raven : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read

My journey with NLP began around 2002-2003 and initially my interests were purely for curiosity and self development. I was ( and still am ) absolutely fascinated with the aspects of language and communication NLP has to offer because being better able to understand myself and understand others is a required life skill.

As my training and understanding of NLP continued I really did start to see the world through new eyes. This for me involved exploring some of my deep beliefs and old perceptions that were preventing me from living the life I truly wanted. This involved understanding and then changing old behaviours.

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Paula Martinez : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read

Perhaps its because I love learning and applying what I learn to make life even better that by 2005 I had completed an NLP Practitioner, Hypnotherapy, NLP Trainer Trainer and NLP Master Practitioner in that order.

Even then I didn’t know I wanted to change careers from a software developer to and NLP and Hypnotherapy training facilitator. I was combining the software job with working with hypnotherapy clients but not until I took a real good look at my life in 2005 was it that I decided to do both what I love and that can really and effectively benefit others too.

The beauty in learning NLP is that there is massive enphasis on practical ( not theoretical ) training so learning NLP is actually very easy and straight forward.

NLP Practitioner Newcastle

Tracy Turner : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read

I don’t know where your NLP journey will take you. Perhaps it is to collect a wide range of highly transferable soft skills or it is just for your learning and development or perhaps you are thinking of training to become a hypnotherapist? I don’t know, perhaps you don’t fully know or you have some very concrete ideas. Your journey will be fun, enlightening and you will meet wonderful people along the way.

NLP Practitioner Training In Newcastle – Help in Troubling Times

It might feel like freedoms and liberties are being steadily eroded in the current disturbing political climate. The attempted privatization of the NHS and the deplorable lack of funding in schools and communities. Basics such as food and fuel are rising faster than wages. An unknown and uncertain future with Brexit and world leaders acting like children at a nursery, all be it a nuclear nursery.

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These are just some of the current objective difficulties we all have to navigate in a world that can feel unsafe yet has the potential to be paradise for everyone. So learning to be more able to influence our emotions, thoughts and actions will seem like a very good course of action to be able to do better for yourself and the people you both are close to and work with.

NLP Practitioner Newcastle

Paul McCann : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read

How we both perceive and act in our world has profound effects on our mental and physical health, our well being. It makes very good sense to have the tools and technology that you can use to inoculate yourself to much of the psychological stressors that this world seems to deliver in a abundance.

NLP Practitioner Newcastle Full Course Description

A dynamic, highly practical experiential life changing journey with wonderful people.  Rebalance your life, enhance your skills and make great friends along the way. NLP Practitioner training in Newcastle upon Tyne.

NLP Training Newcastle upon Tyne

Venue & Dates for Newcastle NLP Practitioner Training

Jesmond Dene Conference Centre
Jesmond Dene
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7BQ

ONLY £645

January 27-28, February 24-25, March 24-25, April 28-29, May 26-27, June 23-24

Don’t lose out on your place. Book now with a deposit of £150 and secure your place on this excellent training.

15 5 Places currently available.





NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice Weekend : November 2017 : Fake News?

If you are interested, curious or just want to practice some hypnotherapy and NLP in Newcastle then the super great value practice weekend 18-19 November for the bargain of £30 for two full days will be perfect for you.

Topics are going to be decided on the days and in addition some Clean Language with a twist and something for exploration is discovering our own truths and recognising our own biases.

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Genius’ are not born – these people, like you are nurtured, grown and shaped by or experiences in life. There are some things, call em behaviours, attitudes or skills that are way outside our conscious influence or even understanding as we as sub-contractors take on snippets of both who we are and what we might want to be.

We develop a particular view of the world as we see it. A useful question may be is our world view deluding us?

It is not a far step to consider that how we think and act are substantially influenced by what we are in connection with. Something like Monkey See – Monkey Do. But learning to be both open to and averse to everything you see and hear can open a world of good for you.

So taking an NLP perspective one of the ideas is exploring our own beliefs and biases and using Clean Language in the negative is one way to explore.

For instance one of the standard CL question is ‘what happened before X’? If we begin asking ‘what didn’t happen before X?’ Something different can come into awareness.  Similarly if we ask ‘Is there anything else not about X’? Again something else may come into awareness.

All of this is intending to self-challenge the validity of our fixed ( and biased ) systems in which we navigate our world. Along with lots of topics on the day.

Come join in for a weekends connection with lush people, playful practice and discovery come November 18-19 2017. Exceptional value £30 for two days.

There are 20 14 places currently available.

Jesmond Dene Conference Center : NE7 7BQ





Weight Loss & Pain Management Workshop

OK so you or your clients want to lose weight it’s that simple. So from the outset, it’s all the about the past – a past that has been stopping, restraining or imprisoning you. A bold statement, perhaps, so let’s explain.

When the past is mentioned its like everything you know was learned at some point and for most people, habits or expectation about the future are predictions made from past experience.

With weight loss, these are the disabling beliefs that circle around diets and miracle cures like vultures, ever ready for the next celebrity endorsed meal. What needs to change, must change for something long lasting is the entire foundation that is the emotional baggage and past we have all carried.


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There is a gateway to the imagination you must enter before you are conscious and the keys to the gate are symbols. You can carry ideas through the gate … but you must carry the ideas as symbols” – Frank Herbert

These very predictions of behaviour, thought and emotion are to avoid pain be it emotional, psychological or physical. And are the foundation of how and what we are today in behaviours, thoughts and emotions.

Digging up, basically removing the old foundations to create a very new basis means coming to terms, letting go and being reborn, like a Phoenix, could clear the way, open fresh possibilities, new possibilities to spectacular new ways of being – this means letting go of the fear-avoidant way we move through life is incredibly liberating.

Even being open to new possibilities creates change, the ground for liberation.

liberate means to be free. To stop coping with life the way you have. To open to the possibility of new and effortfully-joyful ways relating to yourself, food and … a lush way of living in a much more connective way.

This workshop will explore how pain ( physical and emotional ) can be liberated in means by a way of newly freshly taken in information and the resultant integration giving-creating genuine choice and purpose in losing weight.

What Will I Be Learning?

Some time ago, I was texted by a prospective student for an NLP/Hypnotherapy ‘what will I be learning in actuality’ – well this is important in regards to both weight loss and pain release; For two reasons.

Knowing what is being learned kind of defeats the idea of learning anything new. Usually this at best maps something different with new to old learning ( what we are trying to avoid ) and secondly they were too lazy to look at my web site.

Committing to both learning and embedding new habits is crucial in making any long lasting change. This requires effort. But – effort in the right place which is primarily psychological as well as behavioural.

Releasing the emotional and physical pain of past experiences and learnings has the potential to immediately create new ways of being in the world. Such past shocks to the psyche are going to be liberated with a method based in aspects of The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Kind of like acknowledging and letting be the vulnerable child in parts work. Tears of release anticipated!

What is a critical part in any change work is belief that change is possible. This is not like the ‘i would like to believe’ as would be many a religions practitioner in word but a deep, honest and forward feeling belief. More than faith but with stories of possibility we are creating a fertile ground for change.

A belief like this ( if its not already there ) is about stories, be they religious, scientific or anywhere in-between. It’s also about opening to the possibilities of change at a deep and sustainable level.

Following on from these aspects, we are looking backwards from the future, remembering what happened to create, shake and move us in the correct directions … and to move ourselves. This is rooted in our own deep and very honest values. What I call Spiral Dynamic Informed Future Pacing.

So a quick round up of some of the ways and means of pain release and weight loss.

  • Commitment and correct effort to succeed
  • Tibetan liberation from the past
  • Pain release
  • Creating a self motivated and purposeful future
  • Follow up and post session on Zoom

This workshop is informed with works from many of the most inspirations and meaningful books I have read. This is ranging from neuroscience to spirituality which offer the stories and the structures that can support change.

Mythology ( a story ) is “A traditional tail with secondary partial reference to something of collective importance.” – Berkert/Meineck

VENUE & DATES

Jesmond Dene Conference Center,
Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7BQ

November 11-12

BOOKING

There are 10 places available on this training. Anyone booking is offered a free place on the the NLP & Hypnotherapy practice weekend 18-19 to practice and share what you have learned.

Weight Loss and Pain Release £95 ( free place on practice weekend )

 

Fully Booked

NLP Practitioner Training in Newcastle : August 17

When you are considering taking an NLP Training there are the obvious aspects of your skills you will improve. These include developing better communication and relationship skills, known as Rapport in NLP.

One of the less obvious areas of personal development could be called expanding you consciousness of what can be termed spirituality. This has nothing to do with religion but a greater perception and connection with your entire world.

NLP Training Newcastle upon Tyne

NLP Practitioners January-June 2017

Becoming more connected within your body-mind is part of NLP. This is because during the training we are integrating our psychological and our somatic processes. Dissolving the ridiculous idea of a mind body split. This is a direct step up in spiritual realisation.

One consequence of this kind of NLP training is to address the all too common problems of over thinking ( which produces anxiety and self doubt ) and simply using your physiology to act and then refine the results.

NLP Practitioner Newcastle

Paul Macann : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read

People will choose to attend an NLP training for a vast variety of reasons from personal development, enhancing language and communications skills and to incorporate the NLP skill set into their existing work. One aspect of what can be called becoming more confident is to examine ‘limiting beliefs’.

And in an atmosphere of safety and exploration create the context of experiences where limiting beliefs can be dissolved and new enabling beliefs, for instance confidence, can flourish and be reinforced with practice.

Newcastle NLP Training

Jo Raven : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read

An NLP Practitioner here in Newcastle is the first step to attend the Clinical Hypnotherapy Training. While NLP is certainly packed full of ‘therapeutic ‘ and ‘coaching’ tools, the primary focus is in developing a highly transferable skills set in relationships, communication and self motivated effectiveness.

There is a huge emphasis on being a highly supportive and friendly group training with the accent on fun in learning. This is a foundation skill set for Clinical Hypnotherapy training where the accent then becomes powerful-relational therapeutic and coaching tools for client work.

Newcastle NLP Practitioner

Paula Martinez : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read

The Communicating Excellence NLP Newcastle Practitioner Training is entirely practically based. The accent is on Learning Through Doing. In order to effectively utilise the NLP techniques there is no requirement for theory. NLP is a highly practical subject. No exams, just learning NLP through practice.

NLP, as neuro-science and psychology research advance practically every NLP process can be ‘validated’ by the research but research wont affect a practitioner being able to apply the tools and techniques. So this training is about practical application, learning through doing and having fun doing it!

NLP Practitioner Nigel Hetherington

Gill Richardson : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read

We are increasingly living in a world where there is less security and more instability in our jobs, our public services and seemingly a government which cares more about private profit than the public they serve. In such times more emotional resilience, personal transportable skills, knowing your own values and the ability to communicate more effectively are becoming priceless.

When applied NLP Training will enhance and empower you ability to create and nurture relationships with the people that matter. Will let you talk other peoples language and communicate more effectively to ethically shape your outcomes. This helping you define and create your own realities.

NLP Practitioner Newcastle

Sophie Hastings : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read

You might like to talk about your requirements and expectations of this NLP Training in Newcastle so if this is the case you can call me, Nigel, on 0770 481 8467 and I can tell you in detail about the NLP Training and answer any additional questions you may have.

The training takes place in Jesmond Dene, close to Newcastle City Centre. The training are low cost and very high value. Attendees are expected to fully participate in exercises and promote a fantastic and supportive group atmosphere.

For booking, more NLP course information and prices click on this link.

Newcastle Hypnotherapy & NLP Practice Weekend July 2017

This coming July is just another excellent Hypnotherapy & NLP practice weekend. As always seriously good value for a full weekends fun in practicing some NLP and Hypnosis tools, techniques and processes.

This will be a free flow with topics decided by you on each day. If you would like to explore something new or get some alternative and different perspectives on what you already know this is going to be a great weekend for you.

Hypnotherapy & NLP Practice Weekend

In addition to the topics you choose to explore over the weekend there are a couple of topics I would like to play with.

Firstly, responding to questions. There are lots of times, take politicians, where answering a leading questions will just play into a frame you may not accept. So being able to recognise and change frames can be useful. I also want to play with answering questions with deliberate un-truthfulness, again think politician, and explore how we can attempt to detect this better!

Secondly and in connection with ‘responding to questions’ I would like to explore how well we can calibrate and notice subtle shifts in states and physical expressions of change.

The July practice day will be an excellent chance to meet up and connect with old and hopefully new friends. Its really great value at only £30 for the weekend so, see you there for lots of NLP and Hypnotherapy practice, fun and learning.

 

VENUE & DATES

Jesmond Dene Conference Center, Jesmond Dene,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7BQ

July 1-2 : 9.30 am start, finishing between 5-5.30 pm

BOOKING

Excellent value ONLY £30 for the full weekend.
Book your place quick. Limited places.





Strong and Stable : How We Use and Understand Words

This is an exploration in the deliberate and intentional use of language to change peoples minds. You might consider this post as a potential vaccine ( like Jenners way of eradicating the virus small-pox ) as in it may make you a little sick before becoming resilient to deliberately manufactured thought viruses.

The campaign line ‘Strong and Stable’, you may have read or heard recently has been used and repeated in sufficient quantity to have become both a talking point and a point of serious contention. It’s meaning we can question.

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In 2003, I first read Lakoffs and Johnsons book Metaphors We Live By. A brilliant book that provides a physically grounded account ( what there is and how it can be known ) of the nature of language and more importantly, a proposal on what goes on under the bonnet, that comes well before conscious thought and reasoning.

To really be aware of how words and slogans can be used to manipulate us, I feel it is necessary to get a deeper understanding of what words do to us by way of effects in our unconscious processing and reasoning. How our very first experiences are linked into concepts and language we all use and respond to.

For example when we are infants we have no discernment between sensations and concepts. This is a period know as conflation. As infants being held by parents we experience the sensation of warmth. So as concepts develop we have a physical grounding, Primary Metaphor : Affection is Warmth.

Primary Metaphor Implicated in ‘Strong and Stable’

In no particular order there are three ( actually there are many more which are implied ) Primary Metaphor ( Grady/Lakoff and Haser ) which seem to me most applicable in unearthing both the intention and deeper meaning in this slogan.

  • Morality is Strength
  • Certain is Firm
  • Persisting is Being Carried

Let us explore briefly what Morality, Certainty and Persistence mean withing public serving organisation. eg an elected government.

Morality is doing the right action. Here an elected government serving the public ( the electorate ) first. Government serving the people, before themselves and certainly before private and corporate institutions. Reading Lakoffs Political Mind a well functioning government is about Protecting and empowering people to live freely and be able to access affordable public services ( financed via taxation ). This is not selling public services under the guise of efficiency or cost saving to private enterprises whose prime concern is making money, charging as much as possible.

Certain means both being correct in what is know, be reliable source and an accurate credible prediction of some future event. This is highly related to the predictability.

Persisting means a deliberate and constant effort to reach some goal or prevent some unwanted goal being reached. It means consistency over time in relation to specific values being upheld.

How to Ideas and Behaviours become Habits?

This is very simple. Any action, be it a thought a physical action or response will become a habit when repeated enough times over and over again. A habit is in essence an unconscious response. Something that happens all by itself. Additionally a phobia or PTSD can be ‘learned’ in just one event involving high stress which can be described as a trauma.

The ‘Strong and Stable’ meme is being repeated again and again and let’s face it it feels like a pretty traumatic time here in Blighty. Uncertain Brexit, uncertain of which party will get in at the upcoming election, Jobs, NHS, Inflation, Food Banks; Uncertain and Stress are linked. One party will be for the people and one will be ‘government’ by corporations who will kill the NHS, schools and universities and continue with the Austerity policy, which does not benefit the public but serves the IMF really well.

So ideas and behaviours become unconscious and automatic under conditions of high stress and potential trauma.

Stress and Its Amelioratives

There are several well documented amelioratives to excess stress ( distress ), which are well documented in psychological literature. See Sapolskys ‘Why Zebras don’t get Ulcers’. Three of which I list below:

  • Control is preferred to no control
  • Predictability is preferred to Unpredictability
  • Social Support

Any government whose policies are seen to be clear, that is certain will be highly likely favored over another parties policies whose are unclear during ‘bad times’

Media, hacked or cyber targeted and newspapers have their own political agendas. By forging and shaping stories of how one party ( their enemy ) will create bad events, bad times and uncertainty they activate your stress system.

This will make you worry and/or become fearful by design. Such media will then highlight their chosen ( friend ) party as hero’s, saviors, competent managers of control and predictability. They, the media ( if you read and believe without thinking ) are shaping your brain.

Repeatedly creating biased, unpredictable and misleading articles ( Take D.Trump ) where these are read by people with really strong original views such articles will either strengthen their views or polarize them more completely. The people in the middle will be more likely to look to the media for their clues because this is least effortful and simplest. Its the default option.

Hence a slogan like ‘Strong and Stable’ is an excellent psychological weapon aimed at those undecided voters who will take the default option portrayed mostly on the media they absorb.  Remember the more people seen to support one side the more predictable/certain ( sadly ) that outcome may well be.

Tools of Psychological Influence

There are also strong correlates, again with more social and psychological research to be found in Cialdini’s ‘Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion’, some of which I list here:

  • Consistency and Commitment
  • Social Proof
  • Authority

An authority who is seen to be strong, seen to be a leader or seen to demonstrate a certain set of values will attract followers. This can become very powerful when there is uncertainty involved. Think of the strong leader Jim Jones who murdered his followers or everyone’s favorite dictatorial Roman Imperator.

Social proof can both be maximised through media reporting their perspectives and showing lots of people agreeing with policy. Any article that is emphasising one part dominance over another is actually influencing this more and they know it. Do you know that copycat-killings, road incidents and airline crash statistics increase when they are on social media?

Consistency and commitment indicate a steady and focused way being in the world as in individual or as a company. What needs to be explored is the direction and sensibility of such a ‘quality’ when the direction and values are incompatible with the public good. Consistently and with commitment flogging public services ( by constant and steady defending ) to corporations who want to charge the most the market can bear, pay minimum wages and have a few regulations as possible.

Deconstructing the Metaphors Implications

Lets explore the implications and meanings of ‘Strong and Stable’. Take a mountain or a building. It’s stable and its’ strong. We expect it to last spatially and temporally and usually it wont me moving anyplace soon. This means that we have a certain and concrete predictions of these qualities. Building and mountains will provide the physical support for its inhabitants and likely even a good environment of relative safety.

Good parents will undoubtedly carry their children, safely around for a sizable portion of time during infancy. They are persisting carrying ( which takes effort and strength over time ) their children [ creating their warmth is affection too ] to places that are conceived as destinations or goals.

They are doing the right thing, caring for, nurturing; being moral. Children ‘know’ they are safe ( apart from the odd pop star dangling them out of windows ) and cared for. They become certain of this experience. They can rely on their parents. Good parents are strong and stable and of course know what is best for their babies.

‘Strong and Stable’ implies, safety, persevering, certainty and doing the right thing ( moral ).

Recapping with Primary Metaphor :

Strong and Stable IS Moral, Certain and Persisting

This is a very well crafted slogan to apply to a moral, certain and persisting government. And to me used in this way deliberately to change brains to believe such a government has these qualities. And here is the BUT

Moral means putting people before themselves ( think of bedroom tax, disability cuts which have raised rates of death in claimants, cutting corporate tax while people in the UK are forced to use Food Banks, subsidising the banks, destroying the NHS … ). This is highly immoral in the context of public service for the public.

Certain means a sure outcome and be a credible source of what will happen in the future. We need to ask certain about what? Certain suggests having clear policy that is

Certain about what happens in Brexit when ‘one’ may be bloody difficult in negotiations? No. Its a mess there is no cogent plan. Certain corporate-business funded academies will help to educate and improve? No. Certain that inflation, utility bills and cost of living will be fair? No. There is a great deal of highly unpredictable and uncertain futures for the general public.

Persisting means you are being carried along. One implication of this primary metaphor is deeply rooted in being carried by loving parents who were putting our needs first. But Politicians and Governments are not our parents, we are adults now and can realise fundamental immoral acts being perpetrated against ourselves and the other not so privileged masses that are our family, friends, neighbors and fellow citizens.

If you wonder or think we are being manipulated or ‘nudged’ into thinking and acting and behaving in certain ways you will be dead right.  This is in essence true for all attempts of persuasion or influence.

What feels very important to me is to have some sense of the mechanisms which can be used ( quite effectively) to steer us into acting in ways that are grossly against our own interests as well as against the interests of decent people and the environment we will leave to our children.

Conversational Postulate in Hypnosis

At this months NLP & Hypnosis Practice Group, The Trance Cafe the topic of exploration was the Milton Model. Specifically the use and understanding of the Conversational Postulate.

First we inquired into the meanings of the terms. Postulate means a assumption of some reality. But a Conversational Postulate is basically a question form where irrespective of the verbal answer will tend to invoke some kind of action in reality; be this a physical one and/or operating withing cognitive capacity.

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The verbal answer is most commonly a YES/NO or less commonly I DON’T KNOW or MAYBE. The importance is what happens in actuality, an action or thought that is the subtle or indirect response that is usually inferred by the recipient of the Conversational Postulate question.

For instance:

  • Could you tell me the way to the station?
  • Won’t you sit down?
  • Might it be a good idea to talk about it?
  • Can I ask you to stand up please?
  • Will you show me that again?
  • Is there any more toilet paper?
  • Should you wait before ordering that book?

The basic form will take a MODAL OPERATOR such as Could, Can, Will, Might followed by a personal or group referential index such as YOU or YOUSE’ALL and then a request ( question ) which can be acted upon either physically or psychologically.

So a basic set up for an induction into trance could be:

Could you sit down please? … And can you take two or three deep breaths? … And might you relax your shoulders a little more? … And will you close your eyes momentarily or in just a little while?

So we now have the structure of :

[ C.P. ] [ Suggestion ]

eg [ Could you ] [ Sit Down ]

Following on from this we can use what I call a Conversational Softener or just a Softener that is spoken before the Conversation Postulate [ C.P. ]. For instance:

I wonder … Could you Sit Down? or OK Robert, Could you Sit Down?

Where a Softener is of the form : I wonder, OK Robert,  I’m wondering, Now etc.

If you are ready … Could you sit down please? … And Robert … can you take two or three deep breaths? … And now … might you relax your shoulders a little more? … And I’m wondering will you close your eyes momentarily or in just a little while?

[ Softener ] [ C.P. ] [ Suggestion ]

One of the most useful ( and indeed a social nicety ) words is please. There is one video I saw online of Erickson working with a client who would not at first close their eyes. Erickson used the work ‘please’ several times to affect this. Usually clients are not resistful or not wanting to co-operate so the use of ‘please’ has several uses.

The word ‘please’ in this developing structure can be used in a variety of places. It was found during the practice group that excessive use of ‘please’ felt somewhat unnatural. I leave you to explore this in your own ways. ‘Please’ will fit in any one ( or more ) of the structure sequence marker shown after the ‘Please’ modified ‘induction’ below.

If you are ready … Please could you sit down ? … And Robert … can you Please take two or three deep breaths? … And now … might you relax your shoulders a little more Please? … And I’m wondering will you Please close your eyes momentarily or in just a little while?

[ Softener ] [ -Please- ] [ C.P. ] [ -Please- ] [ Suggestion ] [ -Please- ]

You may have noticed that the last structure phrase in this basic induction is a double bind. The Conversation Postulate may be actualised immediately, or momentarily or in a little while as per the verbal question. So extending the ‘Suggestion’ part of the mini-structure, yes that can be a double ( or single bind ) bind.

[ Softener ] [ C.P. ] [ Please ] [ Suggestion ( Bind Form) ]

Now, as with all structures ( or process ) I wonder, can you thoroughly learn this with plenty of effortful practice or enhanced repetition and then please consciously forget them?

Negation and Negative Effect Postulates

I will leave this post with a little taster of what followed on from this exploration at the practice group; as in putting into a alternative mode of practice within the presented structure.

Assuming your practice partner is sitting down and their name is Mary.

Ok Mary … I see that you are not standing up … Please … I don’t know … can’t you stand up? … and go deeper into trance?

Or assuming Mary has her eyes open.

Mary … I notice your eyes are open … I don’t know … can you not close your eyes? … while you develop more of an altered state?

NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice Weekend : Newcastle : April 2017

Just another super high value weekend to meet old and new friends and playfully practice some hypnotherapy and NLP.

Being a practice weekend, some topics will be decided on the day by what you want to practice and what you want to explore; either for a first time or something that you would like to deepen your experiential knowledge of.

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A couple of things I would like to explore are:

Your inner tune, your inner rhythm. Many years ago I heard a tune that not just spoke to me but was a metaphor for my ‘natural’ beat, my natural resonance in my normal day to day being is. It really did take me years to remember this.

When I tuned this in me, it was mostly unconscious and not currently being able to write music and cadence, I only noticed it when it was. I noticed it but had no way to me consciously to replicate it. So something I would like to explore with you is your ‘natural’ tune.

Once you have this it takes very little to slow that tune down or speed it up and by way of conscious choice change your state dramatically. It’s powerful.

The other exploration is being able and having the capacity to take different perspectives other than your own.

This is particularly important to me in friendships and relationships. The handful of people I can honestly call really close friends have this capacity. So in nurturing relationships this is something I think we as a species need and know I need to better be able to relate to others.

The path to competency, even mastery requires dedicated and persistent practice to become a habit or an unconscious skill.  The other two crucial elements are purposeful fun. So anticipate some fun and childishness in our learning together.

VENUE & DATES

Jesmond Dene Conference Center, Jesmond Dene,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7BQ

April 22-23 : 9.30 am start, finishing between 5-5.30 pm

BOOKING

Excellent value ONLY £30 for the full weekend.
Book your place quick. Limited places.





Want to Attend Clinical Hypnotherapy Training in Newcastle 2017?

It was well over ten years ago when I did my first hypnotherapy training. I was very lucky as I did training with my teacher who became a real friend – Alan Jones. Someone who was experienced in hypnotherapy and for me could teach it technically and emotionally with lots of demonstrations. I was taught very well.

It’s just about impossible to know you are making a very good decision at the time of making it. Yes of course I had both a good idea and good feeling about joining the hypnotherapy training – but most of all, at that time, I was deeply interested and committed to the idea of learning hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy Training Newcastle

When I joined the hypnotherapy training I had no intentions of making this my business or way of life – I didn’t realise that I would be able to help people with the psychological, behavioral and sometimes physical issues that we all face. Me, I just wanted to learn it!

In just over a year from having completed the training, gained a wealth of experience working with clients I was invited to co-train with Alan. Perhaps a stroke of luck or perhaps the meeting of opportunity and lots of commitment.

The foundations of the hypnotherapy I learned and now teach are bases in NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming as this provides the core skills to work well with people in solution orientated ways.

Following on from an NLP training, clinical hypnotherapy provides a rich and powerful set of approaches for working professionally with real people. And as all people are not the same, have different requirements and different beliefs we need a variety of robust and flexible approaches to assisting clients.

Good hypnotherapy is absolutely not about reading scripts to your clients in your best hypnotic voice. A client may as well by a hypnosis CD. Although such contraptions can work they are invariably not specific to your client. And clients who are genuinely invested in making changes in their life will seek professional assistance.

The Clinical Hypnotherapy training in Newcastle will over five months cover all of the aspects that you will need to work effectively with your clients. This of course involved you practicing outside of the course to fully develop your skills.

The training is very practical in nature so you will learn through cycles of demonstration, doing and reflection. It’s actually very easy to learn when you commit to effortful practice.

The prerequsite for the Clinical Hypnotherapy training which begins August 2017 is attending an NLP practitioner training ( which will include many elements of hypnotherapy ) beginning this January on 28th.

Click here for information and booking on NLP Training in August. And additionally click here for information for the August Hypnotherapy Training in Newcastle.