How I went from a job I hated, where I felt totally unappreciated and unfulfilled to discovering a purposeful way I do what I love to do and make a really good living helping people enrich their life.

In 1999 I got my dream job as a software programmer. I was self taught during a carer break where I discovered my previous dream degree related job was not all I imagined it to be. I was working offshore and making the connections between being in prison and living on an oil rig. Yes for sure it was very well paid but and it is a big but I was really not happy.

When I spoke to my family and closest friends about my emotional state, how I was hating working offshore they all pointed out their opinion on the money front. With what I was earning I could ‘retire’ in five years and buy lots of property and there was genuine job security. This was all true but I felt soulless and I was not feeling right with my lot.

All but one, they all told me to stick it out. One suggested I come home and start a restaurant with them. I took the cowards way out, the only way I could and quit my offshore job. But not to start a restaurant, that one luckily, in hind site, fell through.

I did have enough squirrelled away to take a year out and teach myself programming. See, I wanted to be a computer game programmer. I loved the idea of getting paid well to do something I loved to do and I was in love with computer games. So how to make that happen? For nearly a year every day I used my savings to live and study from text books the arts and science of programming. Now this is what I will call a total geek, me! That kind of geekeyness has never left and it is such as asset!

Well I did get a job in programming. It wasn’t game programming but it was programing and within a few years I had risen towards the top of a well principled Newcastle based software company that was in the business of medical imaging and oil and gas imaging. I loved that job and I really did – It wasn’t a job, it was a calling. Well kind of. That was until it went totally corporate and was bought out, as many highly successful oil related ventures do. But what was really the issue, yet again, was my emotional state. This time though it was going to be different. Why was this different this time you might ask?

In 2002 I had begun a journey into the world of Neurolinguistic Programming or NLP. At first just a couple of introductory courses which really sparked my interest in how I could alter and manage my own emotional state and that really equated to taking much more charge of my life and coming out of a poor me or as some call it a victim mentality.

I had done training with a well know local NLP Practitioner training provider in Newcastle and since completing the NLP Practitioner level course I was very different in how and what I could do to better manage my thoughts, my emotions and how I behaved in the world. I was still unsatisfied with my job as a programmer and I realised I was the source and solution of my problems.

To say the NLP bug bit me and bit deep was ( and still is ) an understatement. I was reading, writing and watching everything I could about NLP. I was practising NLP for hours each and every day and this continued over the next year or so. My family and friends thought I had joined a cult because on one New Years day I was driving to Northallerton to attend an NLP Practice group when my friends were going to the pub to make an out out day of it.

What I was doing was everything I could to positively affect my situation and this is clear to see because in 2005 I completed my first NLP Trainer Trainer before I had completed my NLP Master Practitioner while I completed my first Hypnotherapy training. When I say NLP became my life I am quite sure about that. I was the first person I know of to complete a  NLP Trainer Trainer before the NLP Master Practitioner.

What I love about NLP ( and there are other ways too ) is that with practice just about anyone can live a more happy and more fulfilled life. It teaches how to run your own brain and how to use language in ways that are extremely liberating. I was so sure about this and the positive effects with me that I wanted to share NLP with whoever wanted to live a more fulfilling and happier life. The equation is simple to me. If more people are happy, kinder and more understanding of others then the world is a much better place.

In 2005 I resigned and presently left the Newcastle Technopole building by Manors Metro for the last time. I remember walking away, not looking back, looking forward, thinking I will never set foot in that building or work for that company again. The sense of freedom and conviction comes back now as I right this and it feels very very good.

That was a very beautiful and powerful experience for me because I had decided to start my own NLP Training business and go full time working with clients using hypnotherapy. It was also a little scary too because to fund this venture I had chosen to sell my house as well as resign. I was walking my own path and this for those who know is liberating and freeing – it is also completely fresh and new because no one in this way has done this before. As individual as your own finger prints.

Making my NLP Training and Hypnotherapy Training business fully functional and successful has not been some walk in the park. It has been at times extremely hard and effortful work yet always rewarding. In the early years there were a couple of times where I literally had no money and had to borrow from friends and family to eat.

What is absolutely wonderful now and I occasionally need to pinch myself is that I have created an amazing lifestyle for myself where I get to help all manner of people to empower and take more charge of their life. Take more charge of their emotions and more fully do more of what they want or don’t want to do. This is my calling or purpose in life and I get paid and make a good living doing this valuable work.

If you are reading this far then it is fair to assume that you have some interest in NLP. And you should know there are no guarantees that doing an NLP Practitioner training will give you the freedom and lifestyle you want.

Those kind of massive personal transformations require hard work, practise and time. What you will get through an NLP training are the processes that can and most likely will help you make the right kind of changes that support your personal evolution and help you to have a much more enjoyable life connecting more deeply with the right people and nurturing positive relationships.

What You Need To Know About The Kinds Of NLP Trainings Available

ONLINE CERTIFICATION

When there are no other alternatives this can be the only solution. I think about NLP Practitioner ‘online certification’ as the last resort. The whole and necessary human interaction is missing and it is essential in developing the required feedback loop you only get with real people on a live training.

BOOKS

Did you know that around 80% of self help book and that includes the copious NLP self help books are bough and never read? Of those who do a little reading many don’t do the all important exercises as you will discover NLP application is not a theoretical subject.

And for sure even with live trainings you really won’t be able to master all of your emotions and you certainly won’t be able to cure anyones phobia in minutes. That is the proverbal rubbish that you shouldn’t believe because its right up there with the ‘Earn a 7 figure sum coaching’ or ‘Write a best seller in a week’ nonsense that gets bandied around.

Books can help as a companion to actual live training. Assuming you know how to drive or swim how do you feel about a ‘learn to swim book’ ?

LIVE NLP TRAINING – The Best You Can Get!

The best choice you can make and one of the best investments in yourself you are likely to consider.

BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THE APRIL NLP PRACTITIONER

What you are going to have following on from this NLP training is :

  • Process tools that you can use to alter your state.
  • An experiential base to helping others and yourself.
  • Ways to be more at peace with yourself.
  • Massively improved communication skills.
  • Subtle ways to influence with integrity.

What you will do on this NLP Training :

  • Learning how you can deepen or lessen positive or negative emotional ties.
  • Experience how your thoughts effect what you feel and how you can change this in ways that are better for you.
  • Have fun and challenge in learning to run your own brain.
  • Lots and lots of exercises that develop and embed the principles of NLP within your life.
  • Meet a self selecting group of people who will enhance your life as you will enhance theirs.

BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THE APRIL NLP PRACTITIONER

What you will be being on this NLP  Training is :

  • A better and more congruent communicator.
  • An influential and more integral person.
  • Happier and more empowered.
  • More at ease and sure of who you are and where you are going.
  • Safely guided through personally transformative experiences.

So if you want to do one training course that may well change who you are in very positive ways, what on earth are you waiting for? Go ahead and book your place right away. Use the button below to secure your place with a £150 deposit.

VENUE and NLP PRACTITIONER DETAILS

FULLY BOOKED – NEXT TRAINING AUGUST 2014

April 2014 : £595
7-8, 10-11, 14-16, 26-27
Jesmond Dene Conference Centre
Jesmond Dene
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7BQ

 

BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THE APRIL NLP PRACTITIONER

If you are thinking about booking your place but still have questions and reservations that is fine. If you have more questions before you make a choice to attend this NLP Practitioner training I hope to be able to help you make an informed decision so please read on. You can find out more about this NLP training by clicking on this link where you can read testimonials.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT NLP TRAINING

Or you can contact me direct by email or preferentially by telephone. I am happy to meet with you in person. I must point out that my time is usually booked well in advance so deciding ( as one person recently did ) you want to meet me three days before a training course is very unlikely to happen. So make haste and express your interest as soon as you can.

Thank you for reading and warm wishes from me.

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I felt helpless and ineffective as a therapist working and helping serious trauma clients until I discovered a process based way I could really affect positive change in those intractable cases.

I recall one specific client who had the dreadful and unfortunate experience of losing their partner some eight years previous. They had had numerous counselling experiences, tried hypnotherapy and even psychotherapy. I found their story was so very sad, deeply moving and extremely depressing to listen to.

This was in 2005 when I started working as a full time therapist and was working from a hired therapy room in Newcastle city centre. I had recently qualified as a hypnotherapist and was using a combination of NLP and Hypnotherapy in my client work.

All of the techniques I attempted had little effect. In part this was due to my lack of experience and in part because they were so embroiled and rehearsed in their story. It was obvious they were in a lots of physical and psychological pain but I was thwarted at every turn. I guess they had told their sad story to every therapist they spoke to and in each retelling they became more and more sad, more and more remorseful and more and more depressed. I desperately wanted to help but I really could not get through. They stayed in a state of deep loss and grief and I really felt helpless to help.

Roll the clock forward towards the end of 2009. I worked with a man who had lost his daughter. Now as far as I can see there is probably no worse event than a parent losing their child – this is not the natural order of things.

Well this man lost his daughter some 10 years previous and similarly had seen therapists of all varieties; hypnotherpaists, CBT, counselling you name it. They held a great deal of grief and loss as you would expect and they were embroilled in their story. Of course they were, losing a child would decimate most people.

This time I was somewhat more experienced in how I work with clients that have experienced serious trauma and after a real large chunk of time have not moved on because they could not let go. I explained what I was going to do and that was listen to his story until I understood he was feeling his worst sense of loss and that I would ask questions so that he would really be feeling his loss. I also explained why I would do this and what I would do as a result.

Once we were both clear what I would do and why. I asked if he was willing to explore this with me and that he was OK with me stopping his story so I could do my very best to work on the feelings that were ultimately the serious problem. He agreed. In this case it is very important to offer an explanation of why I was going to do what I was going to do.

Within that two hour session, for him, a miracle happened. The burden of guilt and loss lifted in a way that was palpable and immediate. The next session I could use time line re-patterning – specifically future orientated and that man felt the freedom to live and be with his partner much more fully in a way that he has not experienced in all that time since losing his daughter. I felt incredibly good in that I had helped this man to open up to the rest of his life in a positive way and I did this without having to have him recount a painful and depressive story in just two sessions that amount to four hours.

The differences in how I was working in 2005 to how I was working in 2009 with serious client trauma was profound. I now had a very simple and robust set of process tools. I had now learned to explain or frame why I was going to respectfully interrupt his story and what I would be doing and how he could respond to respond to this process.

With a strong set of process tools that have little to do with the content of personal trauma I have a great deal of choice and options as to how I can best work with serious trauma clients.

I had moved from the classical counselling orientation or inexperienced NLP or hypnotherapist and their specific options to being able to both frame and utilise one of the most robust and rapid ways of helping clients overcome deep trauma.

AS A THERAPIST OR PEOPLE HELPER DON’T YOU WANT AN EFFECTIVE AND SIMPLE TRAUMA REMEDY?

If you are a working therapist or people helper or a coach. This is totally for you.

If you want a virtually content free way to helping your clients overcome and release negative emotional bonds then you are probable in a place where learning this process based intervention will be massive value to your clients and to you. If this is you and you want an effective and simple way to help your clients better then please read on …

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW

What you are considering is a training in Eye Movement Integration Plus ( EMIPlus ) and if you want :

  • A virtually content way of working with clients.
  • Robust methodology of working with client trauma.
  • Deceptively simply process tools.

Then this is you right? If so, what are you waiting for? Please sign up for the next Newcastle trauma resolution for change workers workshop right away. This is exceptional and excellent value at only £90 for a two day workshop.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW

AND … If you want to take the entire course online as a positive experiential and totally for free experience then you can. Seriously you can. With the free online training you get everything from the course. Well almost everything. The online version does not include :

  • Certification as a practitioner :-(
  • Experiential training :-(
  • The latest innovations in EMIPlus :-(

If you want to download an entire 2012 EMIPlus workshop in Newcastle as a absolutely free training resource? Click here, enter your name and email and you can. But …

I believe it is the most ethical thing to do when we are people helpers is to learn the most effective and content free ways to help your clients move on from suffering. This means you developing and investing in your skills to facilitate real and positive change.

If you want the latest live training in EMIPlus including certification then it’s simple. Book your place right away.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW

VENUE and WORKSHOP DETAILS

March 8-9 : £90
Jesmond Dene Conference Centre
Jesmond Dene
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7BQ

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NOT QUITE READY? THAT’S OK. MORE INFORMATION HERE

For much more information on this training please click here. At the current time there are 7 places available.

NLP Eye Movement Integration : This is work that Connirae and Steve Andreas created and developed in the 1980′s and is used and shared, gratefully, with their permission.

Clueless about English language and scraping grade ‘c’ made it more easy to become a hypnotic language expert.

Learning English language, spelling and something called ‘grammar’ at school never actually made much sense to me. I was hopeless at spelling and didn’t care that I was hopeless at spelling. I never saw the point of getting all excited or angry ( as some of my teachers did ) that my spelling wasn’t so good.

I really didn’t know what nouns, adjective or verbs were until those terms were used on a training course I was attending in 2002. So I asked for clarification of those terms. I saw some people stare in surprise that a 30 year old was asking about basic English.

Even if you don’t know the what terms like verb, pronoun or cleft sentence actually are you are using them every day in normal conversations or you are reading about them even now.

The secret is inside the structure of how to talk hypnotically. What the real secret really is you already, as a speaker of English, know how to do this.

There are a set of common every day words that form the ‘glue’ in the same way that glial cells form the glue that makes the neurons in our brains work the way they do functionally. Using these cards you will very rapidly and experientially learn how to construct, use and maximise you hypnotic language skills.

Purchase or find out more about Hypnotic Language Mastery Cards here.

NLP Practitioner Newcastle

NLP Practitioner course in Newcastle beginning 24th January 2014. 18 days training for £695 from a well established and highly experienced NLP training course provider in Newcastle.

There are many reasons why people choose to learn NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming. Some of the most popular and highly relevant reasons today are :

  • Having tools to make life easier and more stress free.
  • To use language more precisely and effectively.
  • Increasing our sense of personal freedom.
  • To go on to learn hypnotherapy.
  • Change personal limitations.

In all the sessions you use the techniques on yourself to achieve your goals and solve your problems. NLP is able to be used as a secret therapy so you do not have to share any personal information with your colleagues, meaning you feel secure to change those things that are most personal to you. My perspective of the world has opened hugely and enabled me to make changes on a very deep level.

Pauline Thomas – Occupational Therapist, Yoga Teacher and now NLP Practitioner

Choosing the right provider for yourself is very important. You are almost certain to have some questions about any NLP course you are considering joining. You can click here to read some common questions and their answers from Nigel.

The ‘L’ in NLP is for linguistic. Language is the most important aspect in our everyday communications and co-operations with others. How we use language artfully, with integrity and with more focused intentions is a key aspect of a truly beneficial NLP course.

Language can be a massive part in sharing our information and knowledge. Language is crucial in coordinating our actions and understandings with other people. Language is at the heart of most meaningful communication.

Some of the powerful language skills and tools you will experience and learn on this training are :

  • The NLP Meta Model
  • Meta Programs
  • Hypnotic Language

With these tools you will have the capability to shape and use your communications more effectively. This is to ethically influence others and just as importantly ethically influence yourself.

My original intention for doing the NLP Practitioner course was to enhance my communication skills with my patients, which has definitely been the case. What I didn’t anticipate was the huge personal benefit that I have gained from doing the course. I would recommend this course to anyone from any walk of life.

- Dr. Alison Collins, Award Winning Dentist

You will have the capability to use other peoples language to get a much better and deeper understanding of where they are coming from and their perspectives to better facilitate social and professional relationships.

Where And When

NLP Training Newcastle

The NLP Practitioner takes place in Newcastle, Jesmond at Jesmond Dene Conference Centre. A fantastic venue that is easy to access and set right in the heart of the beautiful Jesmond Dene.

All training days are 09.30 to 5.30 with pauses at lunch, morning and afternoon. Friday-Sunday once per month. 18 days certified NLP practitioner training in Newcastle for £695. That is less than £40 per day.

Click here for lots more detailed information on NLP Practitioner Newcastle.

Jan 24-26, Feb 21-23, Mar 21-23, Apr 25-27, May 16-18, Jun 13-15

Modular Training

NLP Practitioner Newcastle is 18 days from January to June. Each month there is one module of three days which is Friday-Sunday. The modular or monthly approach works well to give you time to more fully integrate and use your new skills in all aspects of your life.

BOOKING YOUR PLACE

Pay a £150 deposit to secure your place

Cancellation Policy
Your deposit is non-refundable. If you should happen to miss your course your deposit will be transferred to the next course.

 

 The 18 days training has a maximum of 18 participants.

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NLP Training Edinburgh

NLP training courses in Edinburgh and the North East of England of 9 or 18 days variety. Beginning January and February 2014.

There are a great many companies and individuals offering NLP training and these all have a different durations, accents and facilitation styles. Depending on how you want to use NLP in your life and work, it is very worthwhile taking a little time in assessing the kind of training your require.

NLP Course Edinburgh

When you are considering an NLP course you will most likely have some questions to ask to help you determine the right course and the right facilitator for you. The answers to these questions you are likely to be asking before you make your choice can be found here.

My original intention for doing the NLP Practitioner course was to enhance my communication skills with my patients, which has definitely been the case. What I didn’t anticipate was the huge personal benefit that I have gained from doing the course. I would recommend this course to anyone from any walk of life.

- Dr. Alison Collins, Dentist

WHAT FLAVOUR OF NLP DO YOU WANT?

There is often a huge emphasis on the ‘modelling’ or skills acquisition aspect of NLP ( modelling traditionally tends to be Master Practitioner training.). After all NLP Modelling is ‘how’ the co-creators ‘learned’ the innate skills from the greats such as Pearls, Erickson and Satir.

The truth is the vast majority of people choosing to add NLP to their tool boxes couldn’t care less about learning modelling skills.

It is a fact that almost all people going to do an NLP Practitioner training course actually just want rapidly usable and practical tools plus techniques to improve current practices with enhancement of prospects as a result of completing a practitioner training.

This is a practical and experiential training that has the potential to positively change your life and your relationships.

What This NLP Practitioner training is NOT:

  • Classroom lectures.
  • A Rapid fast track NLP Course.
  • Continuous training ever day for the duration.
  • Learn and leave attitude.
  • Expensive training.

What This NLP Practitioner training IS:

  • Learning via experience, learning through doing.
  • Modular approach with integration time.
  • Supportive during and after training.
  • Excellent value training.
  • Well established, current and relevant.

COMMUNICATING EXCELLENCE SIGNATURE NLP TRAINING

The accent of Communicating Excellence NLP training with Nigel Hetherington is working with people. This is primarily as a therapist or people helper such as hypnotherapist, counsellor, coach or psychotherapist.

You will get all the foundation skills, that is the ‘skills’ the co-creators drew on to acquire the NLP processes such as Rapport, the Meta Model and the Milton Model from renowned world class experts.

A great 6 months of learning, laughter and life empowering skill development through a mix of experiential fun fulfilled exercises in a lovely venue, with wonderful mix of people, and a brilliant teacher.

David Hindson – Sport Personal Trainer

This NLP training in Edinburgh is suitable for:

  • People wanting a good foundation for working in the helping professions.
  • Want to go on to study Clinical Hypnotherapy training.
  • Developing the skills for excellent communication.
  • Practising change professionals who want to add NLP to their current skill set to better help your clients.
  • Anyone wanting some structured and powerful personal development in thinking process and applied change techniques.

BOOKING YOUR FEBRUARY 9 DAY NLP PRACTITIONER

Booking requires a £150 non returnable deposit. Balance is paid one month before training begins. Any questions? Call 0770 481 8467 or email nigel@communicatingexcellence.com

NLP Practitioner Edinburgh : 9 days : £595

February 2014 10-12, 17-19, 24-26

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NLP Training Newcastle 2014

NLP Practitioner training courses in Newcastle from 18 days over six months to 9 days over three weeks. All trainings are additionally validated by well known and long established organisations.

The 18 day NLP training in Newcastle is January to June each year. Friday to Sunday once per month. The 9 day NLP training in Newcastle is during the UK school holidays in April and August. A 9 day NLP practitioner training in Edinburgh is offered for February 2014.

NLP Practitioner Training Newcastle

NLP Practitioners Newcastle June 2013

Since 2005 Communicating Excellence has been running NLP training and Hypnotherapy training in Newcastle and the North East. The trainings are know to be dynamic, relevant, experiential and plenty of fun.

A great 6 months of learning, laughter and life empowering skill development through a mix of experiential fun fulfilled exercises in a lovely venue, with wonderful mix of people, and a brilliant teacher.

An NLP training course has the potential to dramatically improve many aspects of your life. Improving your communication skills as well as offering a wide and diverse range of cross-platform skills you will be able to apply at home, at work and at play.

What I personally gained from it, which is a set of tools to allow a sense of clarity and empowerment moving forward in my relationships with others and myself, allowing me to find what I want from life whilst discovering and living my values more and more, whilst helping others too.

David Hindson – Sport Personal Trainer

NLP Practitioner : 18 days : Newcastle upon Tyne : £695
For those who can make the commitment to the maximum learning and integration time. Friday to Sunday once per month over six months.

January to June 2014
Jan 24-26, Feb 21-23, Mar 22-23, Apr 25-27, May 16-18, Jun 13-15

Additionally included are extra days of hypnosis and hypnotherapy as well as trauma resolutions techniques. Recommended for those going on to train in Clinical Hypnotherapy diploma.

NLP Practitioner : 9 days : Newcastle upon Tyne : £595
Run during UK school holidays. Specifically designed for those who’s weekends are precious or can not make the commitment to one Friday per month.

April 2014
7-8, 10-12, 14-16, 26-27

A shorter concise course is ideal for teachers, parents and anyone who wants an excellent NLP training in a relatively short period of time.

How you choose your NLP Practitioner course is something well worth considering and taking the time to do well. This is because all courses are not facilitated in the same way and naturally facilitators have different personalities.

If you want a classroom style, desks and lots of note taking, plenty of theory, loads of talking and discussion about techniques and hardly any practice then training with Communicating Excellence is not for you.

When you are interested in dynamic, practical and engaging NLP training where there is an accent on learning through fun, connection and sincerity then you are probably in the right place. There are never any Groupon deals. The prices are as advertised.

It also was one of the most fun and important 6 months of my life. Nigel’s teaching is fascinating, extremely well explained and absolutely hilarious. I spent the training weekends laughing, enjoying myself immensely and learning a huge amount.

You are likely considering taking an NLP Practitioner training to improve your prospects and improve your life – for sure that sounds very likely. I go as far as to say your life could become a great deal easier and lots more fun.

There are some wild and fantastic claims being made by some NLP trainers. So from this training you are extremely unlikely to be able to totally control all of your emotions at any time. You wont be able to cure any phobia in minutes or even know what someone is thinking.

My idea of honest and real NLP training is you become happier, enhance your communication skills, be able to change and influence your own thoughts and emotions, have more fun in life and be much better able to relate to yourself and others.

In all the sessions you use the techniques on yourself to achieve your goals and solve your problems. NLP is able to be used as a secret therapy so you do not have to share any personal information with your colleagues, meaning you feel secure to change those things that are most personal to you. My perspective of the world has opened hugely and enabled me to make changes on a very deep level.

Pauline Thomas – Occupational Therapist, Yoga Teacher and now NLP Practitioner

All training courses require a £150 non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The balance is required three weeks before the training begins. Email or call Nigel for details about which training is right for you.

If you would like to have more information about the NLP course or to reserve your place right away, use the links above to direct you to more information about the 18 day or 9 day NLP Practitioner course in Newcastle upon Tyne.

NLP Psychotherapy Counselling and Hypnotherapy

NLP as a therapeutic tool deals with and helps people to alter their emotional states and emotional responses to their problems. Why is this psychotherapy?

People who have fears, phobias, anxieties and the kinds of problems that are made manifest through their current thought processes are real and problematic feelings that are to a ‘real’ extent not actually caused by their immediate environment or actual real word situation.

These problems are generally caused by memories, thoughts and an over-active imagination.

Hypnotherapy Gateshead

To offer a diagnostic label, mostly unhelpful, yet pertinent to this post, this is known as neurosis or less commonly psychoneurosis.

The solutions that NLP therapy ( NLP Techniques used in a therapeutic or Coaching way ) offers help to people to change their perceptions and emotional states. This means changing how they think and can often offer a deep and meaningful rearrangement of life and word views.

The classes of problems an NLP Therapist will help you with would commonly be termed psycho neurosis. Anyone who is offering help and assistance in these circumstances is affectively offering psychotherapy. There are usually no accompanying claims to being a certified psychotherapist as these are two totally different things.

A hypnotherapist – that is, a psychotherapist who uses hypnosis” – William Baldwin Ph.D.

Psychotherapy and NLP

Anyone attending counselling, coaching or psychological therapy from a trained professional is receiving psychotherapy. Psycho in meaning psychological intervention and or coaching and therapy in terms of offering positive help. It is important to make this distinction because it is very easy to be confused by well meaning people.

The following exert is from a UK ‘Therapist’ web site.

Recently, I heard a local training provider (who incidentally is top of google in my region and does a lot of trainings) label it as ‘common psycho-therapeutic practice’ which is absurd. Dangerous in fact to label it as such, especially if you are not a psychotherapist, I know I am certainly not, nor he.”

Psychotherapy and being a psychotherapist can be confusing terms. It is easy for anyone who is not familiar or relatively inexperienced to fail to make these distinctions. So here is the definitive WIKI ;-)

Psychotherapy Definition – Wiki

Psychotherapy is a general term referring to therapeutic interaction or treatment contracted between a trained professional and a client, patient, family, couple, or group. The problems addressed are psychological in nature and can vary in terms of their causes, influences, triggers, and potential resolutions.

Accurate assessment of these and other variables is dependent on the practitioner’s capability and can change or evolve as the practitioner acquires greater experience, knowledge, and insight.”

NLP as most people understand are the techniques and tools offered on most NLP Practitioner training courses, they are not the skills and tools that are used to collect the ways and means of experts. They are however the popularised tools and techniques that vast majority of people attending an NLP Practitioner walk away with following an NLP Practitioner training course.

Paul McKenna has made a great impact in personal development world by way of amongst hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT, ”Havening, spinning feeling – these are all the bog standard NLP techniques. None having been modelled in the true sense of NLP. They are simply some of the Techniques, Tools and processes of the NLP Practitioner or NLP Therapist.

NLP Practitioner Edinburgh and Newcastle 2014

An NLP Practitioner training course is one of many ways to help people improve their life. This has everything to do with our psychology and perception of how much influence we have in given situations.

Avoiding the absurd and ridiculous claims of NLP practitioners being able to master any emotional state, being able to cure phobias in minutes and never feeling stress again, this course aims to offer the tools and techniques to have a much more fun and engaging life. Starting with you.

I joined the NLP practitioner course as a way to extend my therapy skills to help others make changes in their lives. It gave me all the additional skills I wanted and more. I feel I am a much better therapist, helping people create their own meaningful solutions much more quickly.”

NLP Practitioner training in Newcastle offers much more than ‘soft skills’ in terms of being more able to manage ( not control ) our personal psychology and perspectives in life. This offers principles, the techniques and ways of genuinely, changing our psychological make up, to enhance and live life in deeper ways.

It also was one of the most fun and important 6 months of my life. Nigel’s teaching is fascinating, extremely well explained and absolutely hilarious. I spent the training weekends laughing, enjoying myself immensely and learning a huge amount.

Of course this requires application and practice. There are lots of techniques and tools to make communication more relevant and honest, there is a real accent on having fun during learning because the old classroom style is dead and the way forward is to incorporate joy in learning and making that learning totally practical in day to day living well.

In all the sessions you use the techniques on yourself to achieve your goals and solve your problems. NLP is able to be used as a secret therapy so you do not have to share any personal information with your colleagues, meaning you feel secure to change those things that are most personal to you. My perspective of the world has opened hugely and enabled me to make changes on a very deep level.

Pauline Thomas – Occupational Therapist, Yoga Teacher and now NLP Practitioner

My personal take on NLP is that it can, often in powerful ways, help individuals to change HOW we perceive and think about goals and problems in life. NLP Techniques offer a way to better realise your goals and outcomes. Unlike the Secret, this actually takes work and effort. This training is experiential by nature.

The Accent on NLP Course Training

Most of peoples stresses and frustrations come from the interpretation and psychology of our situations. Mostly none of the life stressors actually arise from physical situations. NLP offers well proven and time based techniques that can help you sort your self out … and … create some really positive change.

The NLP techniques create and shape new and additional ways of perceiving life. This is ideally suited to anyone who wants to expand their capabilities as a change worker, coach or professional service provider.

These trainings are for people who want or need to change how you think and act in the world. The accent is fundamentally on you being able to better act and respond in a world of rapidly changing themes.

The changes you want to realise will fundamentally begin with you.”

NLP Practitioner Trainings in Newcastle

There are two NLP trainings in Newcastle for the early part of 2014. Beginning January and completing June is an 18 day training. There is a 9 day training, over three weeks for those of us who can’t make the longer training. This is started and completed in April over three weeks.

Booking requires a £150 non returnable deposit. Balance is paid one month before training begins.

NLP Practitioner Newcastle : 18 days : £695

Jan 24-26, Feb 21-23, Mar 22-23, Apr 25-27, May 16-18, Jun 13-15





NLP Practitioner Newcastle : 9 days : £595

April 7-8, 10-12, 14-16, 26-27





NLP Practitioner Edinburgh : 9 days : £595

Feb 10-12, 17-19, 24-26





Any Questions?

Call right away 0770 481 8467 or email nigel@communicatingexcellence.com

 

James Tripp Newcastle : Art of Transformational Change with Conversation

One the real developers in change work James Tripp is coming to Newcastle in November to offer his latest work in an excellent two day training in ‘Transformational Conversation’.

Booking Closes November 2nd

In James’ latest video offering he discusses the ART of transformation. This is at the fore front of current and powerful practical changer work. Anyone that is seriously interested in what it takes to really transform, from a centre of mutual consent, by way of change work, you need to check James’ latest video.

Before That I Want to Share a Little Story

In around 2007 I was planning on delivering a group training for a local interest group in Newcastle. What was planned to be a technical offering to a group of NLPEMI turned out to be a 1:1 demonstration of EMI ( eye movement integration technique ) where the group of about 40 people watched a 1:1 session.

Inside of this group, one wonderfully brave person chose to be a demonstration subject to show the first moves. This turned out to be a full demonstration of a process where this brave soul allowed me to facilitate moving through aspects of trauma ( known to many others in the group ) as a full session of an hour and 25 minutes.

They moved through past trauma and were, on the evening completely unable to re-access the original problem states. They could re-access the memory imprints yet without the negative emotion.

It was, in my opinion, a fantastic demonstration of the process, by way of inability to access the problem states. And in some perspective it was a disaster in that time constraints did not allow for the group to explore the techniques.

Following on from this, one person, approached me, and demanded, before they use this, the research that this process or technique had statistical evidential back up.

I responded ( I think reasonably stated ) you have just seen it. They seemed to disregard everything they has just witnessed, in favour of some statistics. I can’t speak for James, I can speak for myself in that, I am interested in what works, what and how I do what I do has nothing to do with statistics. It has everything to do with how I do what I do. You are not a statistic.

If this is you then this training really is not for you. Stop reading and enjoy your time in other ways.

Get On The Cutting Edge

If you are interested in cutting edge, affective and what I feel will be demonstrable in context, then book you place now.

Here is James’ latest offering for your consideration.

 

Venue : Jesmond Dene Conference Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7BQ

Date & Time : November 16-17 : 2013 : 09.30-17.30

Excellent value for £175 for full two days training

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Trauma Resolution – EMIPlus Training : Edinburgh & London 2013

Trauma Resolution Workshop for Change Professionals

Eye Movement Integration Plus is a very easy to learn and apply set of techniques that can be used to help people suffering from a variety of serious stress problems. EMIPlus is NOT a miracle cure, it is however very, very effective.

These workshops are specifically for anyone in the people helping profession. This is applicable to counsellors, therapists, psychotherapists, doctors, NLP therapists, coaches and hypnotherapists. The process is as close to a content free intervention as we can find.

NLP Training Newcastle

The EMIPlus trainings for the rest of 2013 will be in Edinburgh 7-8 September and London November 9-10. Both trainings are over two days and are very practical in nature. There is plenty of supporting neurological theory, which do proved excellent metaphors of neurological change for clients. Yet the essence is in a very simple to master technique that continues to provide the experiences to help elevate undesirable emotional responses.

The problems and issues EMIPlus can help to resolve include :

  • Phobias
  • Traumatic memories
  • PTSD
  • Guilt, shame, regret and remorse
  • Possibly some instances of physical symptoms.

 

EMIPlus Edinburgh : £175 : 7-8 September 2013

contact Marion Robb at Conscious Choice Hypnotherapy on 07909 961646

 

EMIPlus London : £197 : 9-10  November 2013

contact Cathy Simmons at The Simmons Clinic on 0207 419 7915

For a completely FREE experience of EMIPlus Training go to www.emiplus.co.uk where you can download the entire two day workshop ( minus the exercises and certificate ) to study and utilise in your own practice and life.

 

EMIPlus is the work of Nigel Hetherington. EMI is used with the consent of the EMI creators Connirae and Steve Andreas. Integral Eye Movement Technique IEMT is the work of Andy Austin, who’s trainings I highly recommend.