Connection & Empowerment with NLP Training in 2016 in Newcastle

‘Lifelong learning’ (Colloquialism) is the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated”[1] pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, rather than competitiveness and employability.[2] – Wikipedia


When I began my journey into NLP I was perusing an interest in how I could become a better person. Better in the sense of being more able to cope with the stresses that were associated with my job, relationships and life in general. And because I love learning.

The experience of NLP is an ongoing journey of discovery of connection and empowerment and so much more …

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Chris Shalliker Testimonial

Initially I wanted to be more able to control my emotions and was very curious about how I could apply the NLP bits and bobs I had accumulated from reading a book or two and from attending a couple of introduction weekends.

My introductions came more by happy accident than setting out to utilise NLP to dramatically improve my life conditions but as I said to myself, there you are beginning an NLP Practitioner and you’re just here for the experience!

What I discovered during that first practitioner training was a great deal about how my brain worked and how I could use language in ways that can influence and ways that can uncover the deeper meanings in communication. And perhaps the experience of life long learning.

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Satu Eleftheropoulou Testimonial

I learned a variety of ways to both understand myself better and to better understand where other people come from in their words and actions; this created the conditions to be much more open and able to nurture relationships in my personal and professional life.

The techniques I have learned have helped enormously in those times, which we will all face when its challenging, hard and difficult to move forward in life.

These same techniques and processes have been a great benefit to the people I see in a therapeutic and coaching context because, learning that we can, through practice, change how we think and assume the world to be, is a very deep freedom and potentially life changing life long learning that is our birth-right.

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The technology and processes in NLP are easily learned through practice. These techniques have the power and potential to help us grow as people and in doing so be better able to communicate and connect with others. And these qualities are needed by the people of our little planet more than ever, right now.

You can read a little more about this NLP Practitioner training in Newcastle beginning January 2016 over six months.


This training is taking place in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne at The Jesmond Dene Conference Centre, NE7 7BQ. All training dates are Saturday and Sunday.

January 30-31,
February 27-28,
March 26-27,
April 9-10, 23-24 ( optional weekend ),
May 21-22,
June 18-19

You can secure your place on this transformative training with £150 deposit. The deposit is non-returnable. Should you be unable to attend the course, the deposit is transferred to the next available training to suit you.

The balance of £475 is due on or before January 16th 2016.

Hope to see you there to begin a new journey of connection and empowerment and it will be fun … so remember your sense of humour!

A Hypnosis Training of Outstanding Distinction : The Neuron Code – from Michael Perez

A hypnosis training of outstanding distinction with my mentor and friend Michael Perez and this is in Newcastle this coming November!

The Neuron Code : New foundation in hypnosis : structure and practice. An exceptional and extraordinary event in hypnosis. November 15th-20th.

The Neuron Code : Practitioner I: New Foundations in Hypnosis — Structure and Practice

Michael has used insights from his own work and the work of some of the greatest hypnotists of our time along with the revolution in cognitive neuropsychology to deconstruct ‘hypnosis’.

By breaking down so many of the myths and so much of the antiquated thinking about hypnosis, Michael presents a new way of looking at things that is geared towards creating more powerful interventions more consistently and with more people than any other approach to hypnosis.

You’ll learn to understand the differences between different kinds of ‘inductions’ and you’ll learn about the different kinds of altered states, the spectrum we call ‘trance’, including which processes produce which states and which states are correlated with which special abilities.

You’ll also learn the fundamentals of extraordinary calibration to read people’s neurological state at a glance and you’ll learn the basic framework which will allow you to create powerful improvisational interventions with any client for any situation.

Translation: You’ll become a hypnotic force of nature, an amazing improvisational facilitator and you’ll understand just enough of the neuroscience-y bits to make you understand and do things in a way that will change both your life and the lives of people around you.

The training is 6 days, November 15th-20th, Newcastle upon Tyne. £749.

Seating is strictly limited. Special pricing and bonuses are available for a limited time if you book early. You can message me immediately for details.

There are some early-bird discounts for the limited places for this training … so if this is you … contact me immediately as special prices expire in just a few days.

Here is Michael on YouTube explaining what this coming training is all about

Newcastle NLP Practitioner Training – Enhancing Freedom and Relationships

Taking the August 2015 NLP Practitioner training you are going to be experiencing how to draw deeper into two of the most powerful and transformative learnings you can experience.

One of the most useful things we can learn is to learn about ourself and how we can use this knowledge to improve our experience in life. By understanding how we think and process experience we can be more resilient and flexible with the problems and opportunities we will all face.

NLP Practitioner Training Newcastle August 2015

One of the other most useful things we can learn is to learn that other people will process experience differently to ourself. Using this knowledge can really assist us in developing and creating better relationships and understandings with other people.

Neurolinguistic Programming NLP is a well established set of process tools and attitudes that when applied and practised offers new and highly complementary ways to engage in life, relationships with more freedom and understandings.

I first became fascinated with NLP in the early 2000′s and nearly fifteen years later continue to enjoy and practice a neurolinguistic approach. Our experience in life has an internal and external structure. Becoming familiar with such structures gives us tools we can apply to reconnect with our birthright of peace of mind and that ability to be more resourceful in any situation.

My learning and practice of NLP made the opportunities and discoveries in my choosing to learn hypnotherapy and coaching skills which paved the way in 2005 for me to leave a well paid yet for me unrewarding job in software engineering to start my own business which is now teaching NLP and Hypnotherapy as well as working 1:1 as a therapist and coach.

As a result I have a much better quality of living where I both get plenty of time for myself with the people I care about most and do a great deal of good in the world ( highly questionable with the software I was writing ) sharing knowledge and skills with wonderful people.

Who Is This Newcastle NLP Training Suitable For?

This training is for anyone wanting to learn about Neurolinguistic Programming as an applied skill. This will not be an intellectual lesson! For people wanting applied and highly experiential training you can apply in your life.

Suitable for serious up-skilling and learning new process tools to transform your inner and outer world in life, business, coaching and therapy.

Some of the things you can anticipate are to :

  • Enhance and Expand Your Communications Skills
  • Feel More Resourceful in Any Situation
  • Make Better More Dynamic Relationships
  • Create You Path to Well-being and Peace of Mind
  • Become a More Integral Influencer
  • See Bigger Picture Systemic Relationships
  • Discover the Power to Change Your Situation

This trainings, for those who are wanting to become Clinical Hypnotherapists NLP is the introductory requirement. An NLP Practitioner forms the foundations to train and work as a professional hypnotherapist.

Places are limited to 12 participants.

Dates and Venue

This NLP Practitioner Training is 9 days during the August 2015 school holidays. Monday to Wednesday during the first three weeks.

Monday-Wednesday August 2015 : 3-5, 10-12, 17-19

Jesmond Dene Conference Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Excellent value at £595 with no artificially inflated training prices and then a special groupon deal of 50% off.

Deposit of £150 with the balance £445 due two weeks before the training begins. If you miss the training for any reason your deposit is transferred to the next available training to suit your needs.

When I Thought, Could I Know Any More? NLP Trainer Trainer Answered Me Like This!

In 2005 I completed my first NLP Trainer Trainer and it changed my life completely and in ways I could not have anticipated. Strangely enough I wasn’t even planning to start a NLP company, I was simply going to a higher level in NLP by acting on a super opportunity that had come to my attention.

When I began, by total and happy accident, my journey into NLP, I rapidly became intrigued and fascinated because I was understanding and changing aspects of my mind and experience that had until that time been totally unconscious in my life. Yes of course they were all there but I hadn’t realised.

Some years later down the line, the experience of Trainer Training was immense primarily because I truly discovered my own voice, that is my voice to confidently, playfully and meaningfully stand up in front of any group and deliver powerful trainings. This was priceless to me because before this training the idea of standing up to present was daunting to say the least!

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NLP & Hypnotherapy Trainer Trainer Newcastle

As I recall, as I type, there were around 150 people in attendance for the first module which was called Presentation Skills. On the second day we had been given the task of sharing a personal story that was deeply meaningful. All the participant names when into a hat as to who would get up on the stage and share their story. I prayed it would be me – after all I was there for the experience.

Well it was me, my name came out of the hat. Straight up in front of a large group I shared my story. Finished my ‘presentation’ and looked at the facilitator for a response, like ‘what next’ and I was asked there and then to do it a different way – not using words. So I pantomimed it again. As I was attempting to walk back to my seat, the facilitator gently but firmly stopped me. And as the applause came back I stood and soaked up the experience.

What was I learning? Something totally valuable which was to remain present after my ‘set piece’ and stay congruent, receptive and continue participating.

Several of the participants, as the offered private congratulations, asked the same question. “How did you do that?” I replied “I just did.” And I did just did.

There was nothing else I could have done because I was there to experience and most of all do. So long before a Greek godess of personal achievement was made a brand name, I just did it.

Going back in time, the very first NLP introduction I attended I became completely fascinated with NLP and I continue to be. By the time I started my first Trainer Trainer I had already did the Practitioner, been an assistant, studied hypnotherapy and was in the process of completing a Master Practitioner. I was an absolute NLP Anorak as we say in the field. What followed by way of Trainer Training changed my life.

The Trainer Training in NLP certainly did deepen and broaden my understandings of Neuro Linguistics but the most important aspects for me in addition to finding my voice and my stage presence was to know how to present structurally in ways that teach patterns on multiple levels which of course enhance learning.

Structures are powerfully relevant to – in what ways participants can easily understand and make massive use of techniques and process to empower themselves. It is the core of transmitting deep knowledge to people in every day life.

When I began my first Trainer Training in NLP I hadn’t even finished my Master Practitioner training at the time but the opportunity to do Trainer Trainer was just too good to be waiting another year so I asked the organizers if this would be OK and of course it was!

I would receive a provisional trainer certificate on passing the course and on completion of my MPrac I would receive the full trainer trainer certification.

Just a month or so after completing that first trainer trainer in NLP I gave notice to that job I had in software D&E and began a journey, and it is an ongoing journey which began in establishing a business where I serve people who wish to learn and apply NLP and Hypnotherapy in a personal and professional context.

Since then I have completed and additional NLP & Hypnotherapy Trainer Trainer and one Advanced NLP Trainer Trainer. And of course that Master Practitioner in NLP.

Ten years later on starting from within just a couple of weeks of completing my first trainer trainer in NLP I have been facilitating trainings in NLP from introductions, Practitioner Level and Master Practitioner as well as delivering aspects of NLP Trainer Trainings.

Hypnotherapy Trainer Trainer Newcastle

Hypnotherapy Trainer Trainer Newcastle

Since 2005 I have been presenting and delivering Clinical Hypnotherapy trainings as well as numerous shorter ( usually at a weekend ) courses in basic hypnosis, trauma resolution, neurology for therapists, weight loss, business development and skills for therapists.

All this was for me a very big change from software design and development. That one course encouraged my to look inside and consider what kind of future and life I really want to live and peruse. Now I work with people facilitating a wide variety of trainings and of course of 1:1 therapy and coaching. I absolutely love what I do.

The career path I decided to take, my business, way of life and absolute passion is making and sharing the technology of Hypnotherapy and NLP that changes lifes and perspectives in most positive ways. Helps make people happier, more compassionate and more resilient it’s amazing!

I share the skills and techniques of NLP and Hypnotherapy to a wide range of wonderful people who wish to used Hypnotherapy and NLP to enhance their skills, perspectives and be more resourceful, resilient and happier in their personal and professional life.

So going back to 2005 within that first Trainer Trainer in NLP I discovered my voice, seriously expanded my knowledge in NLP and learned to present and deliver in deep and powerful ways.

Looking back I made a decision that so positively changed my life because I was enthused and fascinated with taking my knowledge of NLP further. I had no idea how my life would change from that training I just knew, I had the feeling of moving forward at speed, in the very right direction. One of those decisions, a big decision where my mind and heart were in total accord.

For some four years I have been planning running a combined NLP and Hypnotherapy Trainers Training in Newcastle. This year my dreams are again coming into fruition and I hope now to share these dreams with you.

The end result is a certificate, an NLP trainer and or Hypnotherapy Trainer trainer certification. The experience is to uncover paths and to open doors to much more.

Who Is This Training Specifically For?

This training is open to experienced hypnotherapists who want to move into training facilitation. This training is open to Master Practitioners of NLP who want to train NLP practitioners and short courses using NLP skills. Also open to NLP Practitioners who want to train short courses and upon Master Practitioner certification go onto train people in NLP.

If you are interested in learning to present better and utilise NLP the first module is for you too. Any questions simply get in touch.

NLP and Hypnotherapy Trainer Trainer Newcastle June 2015

So, IF you want to take your NLP, Hypnotherapy or Client Work forwards and distinguish yourself by taking this NLP & Hypnotherapy Trainer Trainer do consider this :

Dates, Venue and Cost

Module 1 : June 25-28

Module 2 : July 31-31 and August 1-2

Module 3 : October 1-4

Jesmond Dene Conference Centre

All three modules together £1599 : Individual modules £599

This is a unique and highly practical NLP & Hypnotherapy Trainer Trainer course. Successful completion of all modules will result in you being able to deliver NLP and Hypnotherapy training.

Successful completion will receive sponsorship with The Professional Guild of NLP and The General Hypnotherapy Register by way of their accreditation of training school process.

Optional ( small fee ) assistance with accreditation process which includes all paperwork, trainer and participant manuals ( NLP and Hypnotherapy ) that you will then own to assist with accreditation process and manuals for your students and your training facilitation.

Module 1 : Present Charismatic

The first module is a combination of developing your presenting skills and shaping this with your own unique style of presentation within multiple presenting processes.

Learn, develop and become more congruent through practice and repetition.

  • Metaphor
  • Framing
  • Nested Loops and Polya Patterns of Plausible Influence
  • Stage Presence
  • Voice, Description and Emotion
  • Learning Styles
  • Presenting Structures in Content and Process
  • State Management
  • Peripheral Skills
  • Congruence and Finding Your Voice
  • Developing Your Own Unique Style

Module 2 : NLP and Hypnotherapy Trainer Skills

Module two builds on module one to begin an integration of presenting skill with the patterns in NLP and Hypnotherapy as an effective communicator, facilitator and shaper of training experience to competent installed skills and strategies.

Communication by demonstration of core principles of NLP and Hypnotherapy as a way of teaching what you do is a central topic of congruence and shaping an environment of multi level learning for your students.

  • Framing Process and Setting Outcomes
  • Working with Groups and PreConceptions
  • Reasons and Learning Motivations
  • Generalising and Outframing Learnings
  • Demonstrations and Discussions
  • Attending To and Working For Your Audience
  • Feedback Cycles and Learning Reinforcement
  • Relationship Interactions

Module 3 : Trainer Trainer Refining and Assessment

The final complete module moves with presenting and deployment of NLP and Hypnotherapy Training to course design, implementation and recycling of practice and competencies for Trainers and Learners.

  • Developing a NLP and Hypnotherapy Training Course
  • Structuring Training Elements
  • Refining Delivery and Cementing Learning
  • Practical Assessment of Facilitation Skills
  • An Optional Exam

Booking : £150 deposit Balance due 2 weeks before training commences. 

Minimum 6 delegates maximum 15 delegates. Make your decision. Make it NOW!

Here is the link to take an excellent opportunity in your own development and optionally with creating a NLP and Hypnotherapy training company where you shape and can make a real difference in the most very positive ways. As a complement do it for fun and a major experience so you can see and discover what you make happen … Book Now!


Advanced Hypnotherapy Training in Newcastle upon Tyne

Developing and transforming your therapeutic techniques and skills is an essential requirement for those of us who strive to become better, more effective therapists. Which professionals aren’t interested in becoming more proficient?

Front Line Skills – Advanced hypnotherapy training course is a training where deep ideas can take root and flourish in a supportive and playful environment of developing new and additional competencies for therapeutic work.

This training begins this month in March, Saturday 21st. Over four months, one weekend per month. Through repetition, practice and structure competencies develop and form.

Some of the themes for exploration include :

  • Generative Parts work in Hypnotherapy
  • Regression Hypnotherapy
  • Metaphor, Story Telling and Transformative Conversation
  • Models of therapy and process selection
  • Principles of persuasion
  • Ken Wilbers AQAL
  • Spiral Dynamics
  • Auto Suggestion
  • Micro expressions
  • Archetypes in mythology
  • Unconscious ( sys 1 ) Conscious ( sys 2 ) thinking
  • Advanced linguistics
  • Metaphorical logical inclusion

Advanced Hypnotherapy Training : Information and Booking

This training is 8 days ( weekends ) over 4 months and costs £600. For more information and booking your place click on this link.


Newcastle NLP Practitioner Training August 2015

Just under 14  years ago in 2001 years ago I attended an NLP Introduction training, over the next three years I was so attracted to the results of this personal exploration of how I could change my thoughts, behaviours and shape more of the kind of future I wanted, NLP turned into my professional career.

From very early on in my explorations of NLP, I discovered that using the NLP process helped me realise my deeper personal freedom. I mean freedom to radically alter my thoughts and responses to different situations. Which means having massive influence on what I feel and what I choose to do.

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Course Graduates April 2014

The application of NLP, fuelled and ultimately changed many aspects of how I live and how I act in, and perceive life. The process orientated and experiential ways of being, from an NLP Practitioner training and onwards, gradually filtered through my old conditioning.

You can read about how using NLP I went form a job I hated to a purposeful career.

As old conditionings dropped away my life opened up to new dimensions of living and ways of experiencing life in positively new and different ways; and  in ways I doubt I would have not experienced without my NLP journey.

Amy Testimonial

Amy Testimonial

Personal freedom is available to everyone yet most people like myself need to be shown the tools to make it happen. The tools to learn to change habitual negative thinking patterns into more useful ones. The tools to change aspects of old beliefs into empowering ones.

Yet NLP will not change you at all. Your personal development requires your active participation. Your use of and reflection with NLP patterns and process will give you the tools and techniques to change yourself. As it were to update your operating systems with practice, over time.

NLP can have a particularly powerful effect on how we communicate. Generally NLP Practitioners become more congruent and understanding of others as well as themselves. This tends to increase our effectiveness in the world.

Who This NLP Practitioner Course Will Benefit – People Desiring to :

  • Develop more effective communication skills
  • Strengthen emotional resilience
  • Enhance employment prospects
  • Learn Coaching and Therapeutic Practices
  • Become more effective students of life

The NLP training is experiential in nature so there are no exams, tests or death by powerpoint. Exercises and developmental integration of skills is at the heart of learning and utilising NLP to grow and develop and in ways update and enhance who you are and what you do. I feel this is a key to personal freedom.

Catherine Testimonial

Catherine Testimonial

Of course this takes practice and a commitment to enjoy the ongoing learning process throughout the course. Joining this training may well be one of the best investments in you and your life you make.

For more information on 9 day NLP training this August click here for dates, venue and booking.

This is exactly for people, like you, who require a nine day training during the school holidays such as teachers as well as those who, like me, require a comprehensive training that will fit into your other commitments.

9 day NLP Practitioner course over three weeks a compound and integrated course spread completed in one month, August 2015. Call me, Nigel if you would like to discuss what you need or want more information. 0770 481 8467

NLP Newcastle a New Year Revolution for Your 2015

Before I share some thoughts and ideas about your New Year resolutions I am going to share a story with you. If you require the dates and cost of the January 2015 18 day NLP Practitioner training, that’s all at the end of this post.

When I was about fifteen I had an experience that is common to practically everybody I know.

Me and a friend had been watching the film Nightmare on Elm Street at his parents house. It was as I remember very very scary. When it came to 10pm I was making my way home and it was dark winter night where the wind was blowing through the hedges and trees.

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As the wind blew low clouds across an almost full moon, little noises made my hairs stand on end and for the whole of that terrifying five minute walk that became a run home, my imagination created horrendous scenarios about what could happen that were far more frightening to me that the film I had just watched. But lets get back to the New Year resolutions for a while.

Many people are making New Year resolutions. These wonderful ideas are generally the kind of things that should improve your life, happiness and perhaps drop a waist size or two.

Sometimes and rightly so the New Year resolutions are to stop doing things that cause emotional pain or are in some ways not entirely healthy. These could be to worry less, live with less fear and anxiety or to cut down on alcohol and red meat.

All of these are in essence great ways to begin a new fresh year. Making the changes that we believe will make a real difference in both who we are and how we show up in the world day in and day out.

If you consider that all resolutions are ways of attempting to make our life better in some way then I invite you to write a list of between twenty and thirty aspects of your life that you are generally happy with. Write them down. This could easily take a whole ten minutes. Having done that, ask yourself how happy you actually are right now.

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A vast majority of our happiness is created not so much as what happens to us or what we do but by how we make the meaning of the events and experiences in our life. This really does mean a great deal of how and what we feel really is massively influenced by what and how we think. Think about it!

Our brain is the most amazing thing we have. Without it there would be no perceptions, no feeling and no life. The most complex thing we are aware of in the universe and there is no operating manual to teach us how to use our brains for the better.

So we have our operational use of our brains just the way we have them. And there is certainly room for improvement or we want improvement hence the New Years resolutions. Or as I prefer to use the analogy of a list of goals and outcomes that we think will bring us happiness.

Learning how we can use our thoughts and how we can change our ongoing experience is like waking up from a dream.  It’s like finding out what is really, really important in our life and then doing some ‘making it happen’.

So back to Nightmare on Elm street. There is absolutely everything normal and correct about feeling fear, worry and anxiety. Unless it rules your life as both a jailer, tormentor and torturer.

When I get back home my mother asked what was wrong. I coughed up and said something like “I know its stupid but I have been watching a film at …” We talked for a few minutes and then I asked if I could go out again for just a few minutes.

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Alex Testimonial

What I did then was walk back the route I had just ran from. Yes it was scary, I was frightened. I was almost constantly reassuring myself that it was OK and Freddy was not coming to get me. When I got back to my friends house I then realised I had to go home again. Scary yes, but I had done it before, so I did it again. I think it’s called feel the fear and do it anyway.

That common experience I am alluding to is when ‘something’ takes over and despite fear, anxiety and worry we do something amazing, pure and life giving.

And yes I know this is no big deal at all and we will all have our own stories as to when we have experienced something life this. so what on earth does this have to do with goals?

When we set goals or New Year resolutions very seldom do we really, really know what the longer game or consequences are. A great coaching question to ask yourself is what is the real and deep motivation that having attained the said goal will actually bring into your life as an honest and lasting experience.

What was my goal in facing a completely irrational fear at 15? I honestly don’t know.  As I look back I can make new meanings, imagine what my outcome was but its just imagination. What is important is that there was an impulse, a very deep motivation to act.

My sense is that when many people make goals or New Year resolutions they probably make a lot of sense and would seem at first glance to be useful yet so many people fail in their good attempts. They act on deep impulse.

For outcomes or revolutions to ‘stick’ there needs to be something more than a deep impulse and some good intentions.

When I coach clients who have goals I use NLP tools to explore the meanings and inherent values of any goals. I share NLP techniques that help people to influence their own thoughts, feelings and actions in ways more conducive to their better wellbeing. And especially to have ways to help tap back into their deep motivation to help stay motivated.

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Kat Testimonial

An NLP Practitioner training will be useful to you to enhance your communications skills, find out how you think and how you can change your thinking, use language more elegantly and become more of who you want to be.

Tools to help you better manage your emotions in more situations by learning powerful NLP processes. How to ethically influence others by understanding about peoples values and beliefs. And a deeper knowledge of motivations.

18 day NLP Practitioner in Newcastle : £695

Jan 30-31, Feb 1, 27-28, Mar 1, 27-29, Apr 24-26, May 22-24, Jun 19-21

Taking place at Jesmond Dene Conference Centre. six three day modules from January to June.

Friday-Sunday 09.30 – 17.30

There are currently four places available for the this NLP training in January through to June. Click here  for much more information and to Book Your Place on NLP Practitioner training in Newcastle upon Tyne.






Playful Change – Humour In Therapy : Exceedingly Good Additions For Your Therapy Toolbox : November 2014

If you are an NLP Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Solution Focused Therapist, counsellor or a change worker of any form you will deeply understand the value of having several approaches to complement your main profession.

Effective therapy often involves going beyond any one specific protocol or pattern because all of our clients are individuals and respond better to some forms of intervention that others. That’s why its invaluable to have a variety of tools that can help your clients out of seemingly intractable thinking patterns or behaviours.

Phil Jeremiah is coming to Newcastle ( for the third time in four years ) this November to share his latest additions in the world of Playful Change. That is the structured use of humour and playfulness within a safe therapeutic setting.

Now have you ever considered the structured and deliberate use of humour, irrelevance and playfulness as applied to therapy? Especially with the people you find the most challenging to work with.

Playful Change in Therapy

Completing this workshop you will have both the skills and competency to interject irrelevance, humour or positive shock which can be easily incorporated into your current work or you could just as well utilise a full 20 minute Playful Change session inside your therapy work too.

The workshop will include patterns, group work and the opportunity to work with Phil one to one in a full 20 minute Playful Change session.

So you are confident in your application of the skills there will be many drills and exercises where you practice the patterns continuing to build on what you are learning over the weekend.

The weekend is guaranteed to be fun, relevant and structured. You can anticipate having a real laugh while your learning in experience.

November 22-23 : Newcastle upon Tyne : £150

Before the booking information, Im going to share a little history about how I was introduced to Phil and why I am inviting him back to Newcastle.

I was introduced and recommended to Phil’s work in 2009 by one of my first excellent teachers of NLP. Such a recommendation was real interesting and couldn’t be refused so I acted immediately intending to bring Phil to Newcastle.

Following a couple of telephone conversations and emails, I realised Phil is very much a kindred spirit and soon we had arranged dates for a two day training in the North East.

In early 2010 Phil came to Newcastle to teach Humour Works to a group of Hypnotherapists,  NLP Practitioners and a smattering of Solution Focused therapists and counsellors. The weekend was a huge success and the feedback from participants was extremely positive.

Phil Jeremiah IV is a world class exponent of Provocative Change, Thought Provoking Dialogue and Playful Change. Phil was one of Frank Farrelly’s ( creator of provocative therapy ) early and close in students.

My opinion is Phil is the slickest and most natural exponent of any of the ‘provocative’ styles facilitators I have seen. Plus his being a superb and fun teacher makes this a training you really must attend. You will be learning much more that patterns, you will be learning application and style.


November 22-23 : Newcastle upon Tyne : £150

There are 21 14 places currently available.

#TAG – Guru-Kanga Will Never Free You But They May Point A Way

An NLP Practitioner training will offer you structured practices in a very wide variety of techniques that are geared towards your own personal psychological well being.

The tools and process inherent in NLP are of great utility in the helping professions by way of therapeutic interventions and also directly relevant to you with enhancing opportunities with powerful communication skills.

I am much more interested in participants having real skills as oppose to a highly theoretical understanding of techniques. There are no powerpoint offerings. There are demonstrations and then lots of practice so you really understand the deep principles by way of practice.

Do you want serious skills so you can be more successful, more peaceful and more effective at your work with others? Of course the answer is certainly yes. But do you think that will happen without basics and practice? Well possibly … thought without relevant frames of reference, relevant practice and relevant knowledge I think highly unlikely.

What I want to share with you are some thoughts and experiences, what I call The Transmission Effect and what I call ‘The No Structures Vacuum’. This is both simple and complex at the same time but isn’t it always?

It’s simple in that you will have almost certainly been in the immediate company of someone who ‘transmits’ ( you may think of Joseph Campbell, Mariane Diamond, John Grinder, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Pema Chodron or The Dali Lama ) irrespective if you agree with their sentiments or not; They are very congruent in their messages. We go to see these experts to gain their knowledge and wisdom but are we always prepared to put the graft in to really getting it as a replicable process or skill?

Being in the presence of such a transmitter, for most who actively listen and engage in set exercises or drills, will leave with some kind of deep experience where the principles, perhaps more that the words will be remembered. Their sharings or more specifically their stories touch at a far deeper level than just words. For me, these people are what I call transmitters.

It’s complex in the sense that what they transmit, at least as far as I can understand, is deeply rooted in structures and process that have taken them a life time to master and continue to shape.

The No Structures Vacuum is what is all so often realised by attending some talk, watching a DVD or being inspired by a halo affected presenter. Think shopping channel, think effortless weight loss info-mercial, think one week later another miracle weight loss product in the cupboard under the stairs gathering dust.

The No Structures Vacuum is the missing link between information and concepts to actual practice and knowledge.

Let me offer an example:

OK now you know about Marian Diamond’s 5 essentials for a healthy brain ( 7 minutes in ). You can have all the stories and factual information you can get but unless you actively seek these out and apply it’s just information.

Many people will attend a workshop, buy a self help book or audio and ‘hope’ that somehow a miraculous transmission of an experts skills will manifest magically into their neurology.

You won’t be surprised that this mostly does not happen. I believe this is because there are no structures developed enough to make this ‘miracle’ just happen.
Miracle products look and feel great because they are marketed to hit our emotional desire centres hard; Activating what we perceive is ‘missing from our lives’ offering the solution to ‘our problems’ and almost always usually won’t work without some active and prolonged effort.

Because real skill or particularly long term positive effects require structures that you build through practice and effort.

I have recently been to an excellent talk by Dicken Bettinger in Manchester. This was a 3 Principles talk. Do you mean you don’t know about the 3P’s? It’s relatively new wave idea in the world of NLP, Coaching and the Self Improvement .

The 3P’s is the work of Sydney Banks and has been around for decades. and as I understand it has been used at a high level in many business for a long time not unlike NLP.

Several of the top NLP, Coaches, Change Workers in the world are using a3P’s and writing books about the 3P’s and running 3P workshops. Working with 3P’s now may be both a highly lucrative venture as well as an up to date ‘kind of’ spiritual practice that is the new scene.

All of these giants of world class coaches, trainers and change workers have many things in common. One huge one is they have been learning and developing their own deep structures through practice and time for many many years. That to me is why they are world class.

So back to the workshop from Dicken

I was very curious to hear, from a long established proponent of 3P’s what it was all about. I have to say what I had read, watched and gleaned from the internet was confusing for me. I went with no expectations at all, just anticipations to get a clear sense of what this 3P’s is all about. I feel my anticipations were fulfilled.

Quite literally two days of storytelling that for me was inspiring to listen to. Many examples from Dickens own life, parallels Buddhism and other traditions. Recollections of Sydney Banks as teachings and personal stories. Something that really came across was the freshness of Dickens words. He said he was speaking from inspiration, from a quiet mind. The word intention was mentioned many times.

Dicken as a world class and highly engaging speaker mentioned that he has meditated for around 30 years regularly and sometimes many hours; at the expense of family relationships and discovering his meditations for calm went awry and often didn’t work in the real world. Yet he stayed with them for decades. Then I understand he found the 3P’s.

Having spent decades meditating, laying down of neural structures and in his decades as a professional change worker ( I think he said psychotherapist ) laying down other structures, the time doing this was not missed to me.

I have been practising fairly regular meditation for years and the meditation I am currently engaged with is extremely useful to me and for me in lots of ways. I have been building structures.

I have been interested in ‘spirituality’ for many years, listening to ‘gurus’, ‘enlightened people’ both contemplating and doing the exercises inherent in their offerings, again I have been building structures. The more I listen, say a month later or a year later to the same offering I usually get a deeper meaning or a different insight.

The transmission effect without structures seems to create ‘states’ or fleeting experiences that don’t last. Ken Wilber suggests practice over time can transform states into permanent traits. I hope you really make the distinction because it is very important in transforming information into practical real world skills.

If you are considering participating in an experiential NLP training program you will want to check out the NLP Practitioner Newcastle page so you can discover much more about what this kind of training will offer you.

Booking is open now for January 2015 … make it happen.

The best experiences can’t be talked about. The next best are often misunderstood because they are attempting to talk about the best by way of metaphor and analogy and are not to be taken literally.

Walk your own path, not the one that your culture or society placed upon you.

The next training takes place January 2015.

This is Something All Hypnotherapists Need to Watch … Failure

Having been in the close company of several world class and well known facilitators of change some of whom are the people I consider the most able, they have on occasion failed miserably to create change. Some failures I have known from direct experience and some via their stories.

Knowing and seeing this that even the ‘best’ can fail and fail completely is a source of liberation from perfectionism. Forcing one’s increasing efforts for diminishing returns onto another person exacerbates resistance and serves no one; unless this is a part of a process.

I would like to you watch the following DVD. Its Milton Erickson the world acclaimed hypotherapist which many in the field of NLP will know as their model of hypno-therapeutic language ( a part of how Erickson worked ) who’s work spawned the Milton Model. Erickson did so much more and as can be seen here to have failed with direct suggestion.

The small number of therapists who think they must always create some kind of change by way of their compliance or more puzzling the ones who are convinced that their one protocol ( a one-trick-pony, the one right way ) works for all are missing two of the most important aspects of engendering change – and these are feedback and all clients are different.

On the NLP courses I offer there are a minimum of three days devoted to hypnosis and hypnotherapy. While the Milton Model language aspects are offered these are incorporated inside of doing actual hypnosis which is much more valuable.

Most students with their fellow explorers experience direct hypnotic phenomena and of course being able to initiate a trance experience. And while the learning how to use hypnotic language is important being comfortable in any seeming failure and somehow utilising this response is way more important.

It’s more important for the practitioner and for our clients – why? Because it is invaluable learning in you can and will fail and where then to go with failure.

Having watched the Erickson video you can see the the very best can fail and fail spectacularly. You can also see there is no attachment to the specific suggestion or even the technique.

If you are interested in learning hypnotherapy and NLP in Newcastle then you can explore the courses I offer.

NLP Practitioner in Newcastle – Begins August 2014

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