Monthly Archives: November 2007

the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 12

On the delayed 10.30 train from Kings Cross, I am traveling back to Newcastle, NLP training at the fore front of my mind. I have been to the NLP conference, an experience of great interest, that I will write up and share my views on in the future. The even was superbly organised and well worth a visit next year. I have met some wonderful energetic people with real passion I am of course talking of both the delegates and some of the presenters. Several of the big name presenters quite categorically stated that the NLP scene here in the UK is bigger than in the US. They demonstrated a great deal of enthusiasm about this, what I would call ‘giving it a bit of the old flannel‘ and I cant help but wonder if the current US recession adds more fuel to their desires. There was, for me a curiosity regarding some of the presenters relationship with the audience and their apparent lack of knowledge, rapport and respect for other’s model of the world. There is to me a almost ubiquitous theme of re-branding and repackaging attempts at product sepperation of the various weaving threads of NLP from one another. More on this subject at another time…

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

Additionally the NLP Cafe, a structured, Newcastle NLP Practice group will be open for its first event on Wednesday 12th December 7-9pm. How to Create a Brilliant Future
Its a Christmas present at £10.00 or just £9.00 if you book online. Get 2008 on track and have a path with a heart.

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 Clinical Hypnotherapy training will leave with a well grounded and practical knowledge of applying this process therapeutically.

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Tips for Surviving Christmas

Here are the first two of a series of tips that if you do them right will not only get you through Christmas smiling but the new year aswell! These really are simple applied NLP processes.

Tip number one

A good few years ago I stopped associating with a certain group of people. I found them really negative and very habitualised to what they ( and anyone else ) aught to do and accept in life. I found even short exposure to these people increasingly depressing and draining of positive energy. Life really can be what you make it.

Choose you friends well! There is nothing worse than spending time with the terminally negative. For these people everything is sorted into the bad category and guess what like horse dung it sticks! Let these people chew their own legs. Lose the negative people you called friends from your own life. If what you have been doing ain’t working dump the chumps! Share your time with positive and excellent people as much as you can. Notice the difference!

Tip number two

When I used to work offshore there was a genuine constant pressure to perform well. The environment was potentially very dangerous; North Sea, Radioactive sources and very heavy drilling equipment. Being in a good state, alert, energetic. My boss at the time Marty told me he listened to music before a shift to put him in the ‘right state of mind’. Coming from a man who had spent many years running a very safe shift this seems a great tip for success.

When driving or commuting two and from your place of work listen to music or recordings that you genuinely find pleasurable, fun and honestly entertaining. It doesn’t have to be music, it could be comedy or drama. Your looking for whatever floats yer boat and puts you in a right good state. This is of course the lazy persons way of anchoring a good state. Don’t you owe it to yourself to at least give it a go?

best wishes
nigel

Learning Trance Transcript

One of the things I like to encourage hypnotherapists to do is to listen to their own voice. The easiest way to do this is to record it.

Many supermarkets sell mp3 voice recorders for around £10.00, bargain!

I have uploaded a transcript from my Newcastle upon Tyne clinical hypnotherapy diploma course to the free hypnotherapy resources section. Here is a suggestion to improve your skills further…

Use the ‘learning trance’ transcript to record your ‘hypnotic’ voice onto a recorder, like said mp3. You can also listen to your recording your own voice and at the same time detect the language patterns that are displayed throughout within the script.

You need to subscribe to my occasional newsletter to access the complementary NLP and Hypnotherapy resources.

best learning

nigel hetherington


Communicating Excellence

Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Clinical Hypnotherapy

the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 11

Two people were talking about buying Christmas presents, in a coffee shop in Newcastle. was there sitting chatting with Andy about our upcoming Master Practitioner course in 2008. The couple opposite us were really enjoying their Costa Massimo, quite literally a basin of coffee, imagine that. My phone went so I excused myself from the planning and answered. The phone call was made by someone requiring some help with a phobia. The were talking and they said “… yes I have had it for several years now and you know how you cant stop yourself” It was at that juncture that I said “hold on, you just said that I cant stop myself I presume you mean ‘you’ not ‘me'”. After arranging an appointment I returned to to my conversation with Andy, planning our Master Practitioner and just knew Andy was happy with our progress.

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

Additionally the NLP Cafe, a structured, Newcastle NLP Practice group will be open for its first event on Wednesday 12th December 7-9pm.
Its a Christmas cracker at £10.00 or just £9.00 if you book online.

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 Clinical Hypnotherapy training will leave with a well grounded and practical knowledge of applying this process therapeutically.

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NLP Trainer Trainer – 2008

Talisman Training, Martin Reed and Alan Jones are running an NLP Trainer Trainer certification course. The course is modular and runs for fours days over consecutive months. I will be facilitating parts of this course in module 2.

The full course costs £1750

For complete details and booking information, click here for a downloadable pdf

Venue

The Bridge Hotel
Western Avenue
Greenford
Middx

Dates

Module 1
28-29 February, 1-2 March

Module 2
3-6 April

Module 3
1-4 May

Time Line Therapy – Training

My Good friends Alan Jones and Martin Reed of Talisman Training are hosting another Time Line Therapy training in Ealing, London.

The total cost of the training is £225

discounted rates are available for students of Communicating Excellence

click here for downloadable pdf with full details

Date
19-20 January 2008

Venue
St Saviours
Church of England Primary School
The Grove
Ealing
W5 5DX

EFT for what you DO WANT

During a lot of my initial NLP training, the emphasis seemed to me was primarily problem focused. Not in the sense that that the ‘change’ process was focused on a problem, that wouldn’t even be NLP. No I mean to say that the context for change was always a problem context.

People often seek out a good clinician for some assistance with their solutions to perceived problems and equally clients requiring more positive or ‘more better’ circumstances in their life will seek out a good performance coach. Essentially the same processes are used for both outcomes.

During our IntegrityNLP NLP Practitioner training in Newcastle upon Tyne, you will hear the facilitators framing NLP Processes in terms of both solution focused outcomes for ‘problems’ and ‘performance improvements’, and you can apply the same meta-process when using EFT.

My good friend Andy Hunt introduced me to EFT some years ago. Andy provides excellent and cost effective EFT trainings in Newcastle.

Here is my own version of using EFT for feeling the way you want. Before you go try this yourself, I have used this process with a very small statistical sample. About half the number required to make a statistically cogent argument, the results are extremely encouraging. Anyway here is the process and its very simple.

1. Make a statement of what you do want, stated in the positive.

I want to feel X

X may be happy, resourceful, peaceful etc

2. Now, without using the process for the ‘Set Up’ ( psychological reversal )

Use your EFT tapping routine, saying your statement created in step 1. Do one to three rounds depending on your own experiences.

After you have tried this I am very interested in hearing about your experience.

nigel hetherington

Communicating Excellence

Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Clinical Hypnotherapy

the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 10

Breath in and relax – no seriously, take a relaxing breath or two. Relaxing means your changing your state and changing your state is good. If you are experiencing any run up to Christmas pressures you are no doubt going to deal with them in your own unique ways.

I had a shopping experience recently, I was in Newcastle city center and intended purchasing some electrical item. The electrical dealers on Northumberland street seemed the place to go. The assistants were busy talking to themselves about Christmas parties and the like and not at all assisting customers. Trained Baboons would have certainly been more amusing and equally as helpful, I waited about seven minutes and then left, no wonder shop sales are declining – no apparent customer care. The so called service was shit so I left that shop to purchase elsewhere and after one or two more disappointing shopping experiences and a phone call to alas a call centre where I could not make head nor tail of some foreign heavily accented attempted at English it meant I was much better off purchasing online.

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.


Additionally the NLP Cafe, a structured, Newcastle NLP Practice group will be open for its first event on Wednesday 12th December 7-9pm.
Its a Christmas cracker at £10.00 or just £9.00 if you book online.

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Integral Eye Movement Therapy Workshop

Two people I really respect and enjoy their books are Steve Andreas and Bill OHanlon

They both write very encouragingly about ‘The Rainbow Machine’ by Andrew T Austin.  I anticipate an excellent training.

    “Most books about therapy could just as
well be prescribed as sleeping pills. And they often sit unread by the
side of therapists’ beds, after they have plowed through the first
jargon-laden chapter or two. Not this book!
    Andy Austin’s Rainbow Machine will have you laughing, gasping in
horror and awe, and wishing like hell that you lived close enough to
him to get an appointment. He is the British Milton Erickson.”  – Bill O’Hanlon

“This is the most interesting book about therapy I’ve read since Jay Haley’s Uncommon Therapy.”  – Steve Andreas


Andrew Austin is running a two day workshop in Integral Eye Movement Therapy.  The course costs £195 and is in Durham on 19-20 November.

If you would like more information please call Lesley on 0191 415 3089

If you are going Andy Hunt and I will see you there.

nigel

Taking Time to Relax – Free Relaxation mp3

Its getting closer to the Christmas season for this year. Adverts popping onto the television screen, encouraging presents to buy, the undesired seasonally adjusted increase in daily pressure before the holidays. Ahhhh or Ho Ho Ho!

I dont know how much you value the power of relaxation, just taking some few minutes to centre and relax helping to get you through the day on an even keel, chilled and resourceful

If you are a member of this web site you can download for free a complementary and remixed version of DeepRelaxation, that may just keep your keel evenly balanced, a little chilled and resource-full enough to deal differently with the cards you get dealt today and in the days to come.

If your not a member yet – click here to join. The password will usually be with you in less than 24 hours.

enjoy

nigel hetherington


Communicating Excellence

Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy

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