Monthly Archives: October 2007

NLP Cafe

The NLP Cafe is a fresh new NLP Practice group in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England.

The NLP Cafe is a structured NLP Practice Group in Newcastle upon Tyne. A different NLP process will be demonstrated each month. For an up to date list of upcoming practice processes please visit www.nlpcafe.co.uk

Themes of excellence for NLP Processes and Techniques will be facilitated by Andy Hunt and Nigel Hetherington. The practice session will consist of an introduction to the process, followed by demonstrations then well structured and well supervised exercises. We will end the session with a discussion and generalisation of the process.

Participants will be given a complementary print out of the process demonstrated as well as the opportunity to purchase a reasonably priced DVD of the session.

The NLP Cafe

St. Oswalds Teaching Centre

Every second Wednesday evening of the month

From 7pm – 9pm

Refreshments will be provided

cost £10.00

 

Next Session on December 12th 2007 is

 

Time Lines for Future Successes

 

There are a maximum of 18 participant places available in the teaching centre

the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 8

… So then he said “Its is completely inappropriate for people to laugh!” The mans face was awash with creases and wrinkles; people would have struggled to understand the emotions that moved across their faces at that point.
The woman who was conversing flashed her eyes at a man, “Of course it is to laugh, just as to appropriate him, it is appropriate to be serious, how can a person control their emotions”.
Many in the crowd looked as if they understood her words, others just looked baffled or confused. Eventually without knowing, they seemed to reach some sort of unspoken understanding amongst themselves. Even without conscious understanding, a person, can, have a deep understanding of communications without even realising it, in addition to the meta model easier made.

the Meta Model essentially does two things when used ‘as intended’

  1. It assist stuck clients to change – Therapeutic
  2. It gets high quality information – Business / Pleasure / Therapeutic

Our NLP Practitioner course beginning in January 2008 and the current Integrity NLP Practitioner in Newcastle will uncover the Meta Model and those who are on our next Newcastle Hypnotherapy course will leave with a well grounded and practical knowledge of applying this process therapeutically.

Just listen to yourself, relating even more fully with your clients whilst still operating effectively at a process level. If you are in any therapeutic field like the many complementary therapies or thinking of taking up your calling, you could take our Newcastle hypnotherapy course – it will help your communications during therapy be better and easier and faster as something evolves between parties. Learn to develop that hypnotic voice.

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Reality and Reframing

One of the recurrent themes in any excellent NLP Practitioner course , or great application of therapy is to create the context for your own or your clients beneficial change. Another description for this is Reframing. Reframing is about changing how experiences are being perceived.

This clearly dovetails into the concepts of Description, Interpretation and Evaluation, three of the most important distinctions you can make, now,

One of the most thought provoking and exceptional people of the 21st century is Robert Anton Wilson. Bob Wilson has written many many books on many many varied subjects. One particularly excellent book ‘Quantum Psychology‘ gives us a wonderful example of these types of so very necessary distinctions.

The example cited comes in the form of the work of Albert Ellis. Here are two examples of less than positive and enabling statements about a persons ‘reality’. In NLP terms a seemingly impoverished model of the world, in every day language an interpretation of actuality.

  1. My boss is a male chauvinist drunk, and this is making me sick.
  2. My secretary is an incompetent, whining bitch, and I have no choice but to fire her.

By simply reformulating the verbal description, the complex equivalents and cause effects diffuse, some generalisations, distortions and deletions are alleviated BUT even more importantly the distinctions between descriptions, evaluations and interpretations become clearer.

  1. I perceive my boss as a male chauvinist drunk, and right now I do not ( or will not ) perceive or remember anything else about him, and framing my experience this way, ignoring other factors, makes me feel unwell.
  2. I perceive my secretary as an incompetent, whining bitch, and right now I do not ( or will not ) perceive or remember anything else about her, and framing my experience this way, ignoring other factors, inclines me to make the choice of firing her.

All NLP and therapy is essentially reframing. This is just yet another way to make it so.


nigel hetherington


Communicating Excellence
Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis introduction workshop

Communicating Excellence is running a two day introduction to the beneficial uses of hypnosis – please note this is not stage hypnosis!

Overview

This workshop will concentrate on how to use hypnosis for beneficial change work and entering states of relaxation for the purposes of meditation, healing, deep relaxation and stress elimination.

The workshop will run over two days where day 1 concentrates on the fundamental skills and day two really puts these skills to practical uses.

The two days will be about doing hypnosis so this means the days will mostly consist of practical exercises with short feedback sessions. Participants will receive a comprehensive set of course notes. This hypnosis workshop take place in Newcastle upon Tyne in early December – just in time to put your new skills into practice over the holiday period!

Who is this workshop for?

This is for anyone who is interested in discovering and experiencing what hypnosis is about and what you can do with it. Ideal for the healing and helping professions, self development and a great place to start if you are thinking about pursuing a more advanced hypnotherapy qualification.

What is covered in the two days?

Day 1

  • What is a hypnotic trance state?
  • How to recognise trance or hypnotic state
  • The Unconscious Mind
  • Hypnotising others and hypnotising self
  • Hypnotic Language Patterns

Day 2

  • Communicating with your unconscious mind
  • Making Ecological Changes in your own life
  • More Hypnotic Inductions
  • Deep Trance State
  • How to use Hypnosis for Beneficial Change and Problem Resolution

Christmas apart from being a time for family and friends seems traditionally to be associated with Stress and more Stress So why not treat yourself to an early Christmas present that you can use for the rest of your life. To help yourself and others in caring and ecological ways.

Latest Venue and Dates

This workshop will be held at St’Oswalds in Gosforth on Saturday and Sunday the 8th and 9th December. Time 10am – 5pm.

Booking Information

Day 1 cost £50
Day 1 and 2 cost £80

Please be aware the number of places is restricted to 12 participants

You can book your place by either telephoning

0770 481 8467

Or you can book online here

Cartesian Questions

Here is a very simple yet highly effective set of questions that are used to explore outcomes and consequences and the overall ecology of some decision.

When you or someone else is faced with making a decision, check out the effects, consequences and outcomes while exploring the overall ecology.

Here are the four questions. Ask them in the order presented.
After asking each one, ask

“and what else?”

  • What will happen if you do ‘X’
  • What wont happen if you do ‘X’
  • What will happen if you don’t do ‘X’
  • What wont happen if you don’t do ‘X’

For Example:

My friend John said just a day or two ago “I want to quit my job and do something I really enjoy”.

So I asked – “What will happen if you quit your job”
John Replied – “Feel very good, My wife will be angry, Work will be pissed off with me and I will think about doing something worthwhile.”
“And what else?”
“There will be enough money to live on so I could do some retraining”
“And what else?”
Hmmmm

So John, What wont happen if you do quit your job?
What wont happen? I wont, we wont go on holiday this year, Sarah wont get her new car and I wont renew my sports subscription
“And what else?”
I wont feel miserable doing a worthless job, I wont listen to my incompetent boss
And what else?

And so on and so forth, you get the picture. This process is about exploration with rapport. Its about asking the questions with genuine curiosity and facilitating an information gathering process.

happy processing

NLP Workshops and Courses

why it is important to do an excellent NLP course here in Newcastle with Communicating Excellence and Integrity NLP instead of learning it from a book or DVD?

If you do decide to do a NLP training here in Newcastle you get genuine one to one supervised tuition, however, if you choose a book or DVD it does not even approximate to real experience. There is no feedback loop, there is not human contact. How do you know if you are doing it right? Who do you practice your developing skills with?

Our courses are the very highest quality. Our method and process of delivery ensure you experience, and so, naturally embody real skills.

With Communicating Excellence and Integrity NLP you will learn and be competent using powerful communication and change processes. Check our ten questions to ask about you training provider.

Here are some dates for upcoming NLP courses and workshops in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Introduction to NLP – 24 October and 10 November – £45

A one day workshop which will give you a real experience of not just NLP but applying NLP in your own life to help yourself and help others. Deep relaxation before, during and after the festive period. Curious about NLP? Click here for more details and to book your place.

Stress Relief Day Workshop – December 1st 2007 – £45
Pressure in life is real. If you are exposed to more pressure than you can cope with then you know this leads to STRESS! Andy Hunt and myself will facilitate a one day workshop using applied NLP to show you how to relieve STRess. Bring two real genuine situations that currently STRESS you out. Learn Stress relieving processes that you can apply to yourself and others.

NLP Practitioner – January 2008 to November 2008 – £995

Our top quality and exceptional NLP training in Newcastle will create the context for you to really learn and embody NLP. Neither a week long wonder nor a certificate you can do online. This excellent NLP training is about learning through doing – so you will have the real experience and competence to apply NLP to make positive changes in your life where you want them. Learn powerful communication processes. Full 120 hour direct supervised training. Click here for full details.

change your life for the better again

nigel hetherington

Communicating Excellence
Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy workshops and courses

why it is important to do an excellent Hypnotherapy course or workshop here in Newcastle with Communicating Excellence instead of learning it from a book or DVD?

If you do decide to do a Hypnotherapy training here in Newcastle you get genuine one to one supervised tuition, however, if you choose a book or DVD it does not even approximate to real experience. There is no feedback loop, there is not human contact. How do you know if you are doing it right? Who do you practice your developing skills with?

A Hypnotherapy Diploma Training is about learning to feel confident you have the skills and ability to do things right. It is about learning by example and demonstration. Its not about reading from scripts, it not about guessing …it is about learning the underlying processes and developing flexible meta-skills.

Our courses are the very highest quality. Our method and process of delivery ensure you experience, and so, naturally embody real skills.

Some clinical hypnotherapy trainings have students reading from scripts for the whole training and after graduation. If you do this you are ignoring your client, this is extremely poor clinical practice demonstrating all Hypnosis Trainings are not of the same quality.

With Communicating Excellence you will learn and be competent using powerful hypnotic language and change processes. You will learn to have your attention in the right place, calibrating your clients responses.

Here are some dates for upcoming Hypnotherapy courses and workshops

Introduction to Hypnosis – 8-9 December 2007 – £80

A two day workshop which will give you a firm grounding in the basic’s of Hypnosis. You will see yourself how to utilise the unconscious mind, use hypnotic language and make beneficial changes using hypnosis. Deep relaxation before, during and after the festive period. Curious about Hypnosis? Click here for more details and to book your place.

Hypnotherapy Diploma – February – June 2008 – £650
For those who already hold an NLP Practitioner certificate. Building on your existing skills, this 60 hour course. Click here for full details and to reserve your place.

Hypnotherapy Diploma – January 2008 November 2008 – £1400

A combined NLP Practitioner and Hypnotherapy Diploma course. The NLP Practitiioner begins in January 2007 and is one weekend per month for ten months. Mid way through the practitioner course the Hypnotherapy diploma begins, this being one weekend per month over five months. A total of 180 hours direct supervised learning. Click here for details and to book your place.

now, make a genuinely good change in you life

nigel hetherington


Communicating Excellence
Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy

the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 7

It seems that to learn is to change. However you set about your learning, whether you prefer to learn in a systematic and structured way or perhaps you like to learn in a somewhat haphazard and random fashion. It can take many forms. Lets say someone told you to go read a book and you decide to do that. You can read a book and then you may tell someone else that you read it. They will most likely then make some assumption, perhaps some sort of generalisation. don’t laugh, I’m serious. No two people will read exactly the same, but wait, There are certain reading processes, perhaps if you said go read this book, that other person would likely assume how you meant them to read it – perhaps speed reading, perhaps photo reading, perhaps skimming, perhaps – who will know what they would assume, who knows what you would assume? So at your own pace how about continuing your learning as you walk, stroll, jog on to more of the Meta Model Easier Made…

the Meta Model essentially does two things when used ‘as intended’

  1. It assist stuck clients to change – Therapeutic
  2. It gets high quality information – Business / Pleasure / Therapeutic

the current Integrity NLP Practitioner in Newcastle will uncover the Meta Model and those who are on our next Newcastle Hypnotherapy course beginning February 2008 will leave with a well grounded and practical knowledge of applying this process.

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