Monthly Archives: January 2008

Words and Realities – Part 2 – Clean Therapy & Free e-book

The way we can deliberetely use words to communicate both meaning and experience is one of the underlying principles of really effective communication.

IntegrityNLP and Communicating Excellence place specific emphasis on both the semantic ( meaning ) and syntactic ( structure ) of words on our Newcastle upon Tyne Clinical Hypnotherapy and Newcastle upon Tyne Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy trainings and our NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner courses here in Newcastle and the North East of England.

One of the things that resonated with most while attending my 1st NLP Practitioner was something called ‘Clean Language’. This is what was modelled from therapist David Groves by Penny Tompkins and James Lawley. I was introduced to this by Caitlin Walker. Penny and James book Metaphors in Mind is well worth purchasing.

Free e-book on Metaphor at the bottom of this post

What blew me away back then was the way my ‘tacit’ experience of the world was elicited in what was described back then as a clean way.

Since then I have studies with the originators of NLP, one in particular that educated me in what content free, clean therapy can actually be.

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Words and Realities – Part 1 – Description, Interpretation, Evaluation

The way we can deliberetely use words to communicate both meaning and experience is one of the underlying principles of really effective communication.

IntegrityNLP and Communicating Excellence place specific emphasis on both the semantic ( meaning ) and syntactic ( structure ) of words on our Newcastle upon Tyne Clinical Hypnotherapy and Newcastle upon Tyne Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy trainings and our NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner courses here in Newcastle and the North East of England.

whilst scouting through my in-box I notice one or two junky spam emails get in. That’s OK, even a well trained spam filter sometimes gets it wrong, it just needs more experience to build a better model that traps more and more spam.

sometimes you just have to take a look at something that catches your attention, in-between the catchy titles of HoraceThumpingBodyPart and RachelWhoppingShlong I saw a title ‘Therapist, Discover Dolphin Power

well, I thought this may be some ‘ecological’ washing powder, specifically marketed at therapists but it wasn’t! For a price, a ridiculously large price, I could attend a weekend course that would ‘teach me’ to tap into and channel not one but several energy levels of entropic ( yes entropic! ) dolphin energy. The secret technique would ‘show me’ how to align my energy centres so I could channel Red, Green and Blue to produce effects in others and myself. After attending that training I ‘could be told’ how to attune to the other spectra of dolphin energy.

Now I love a good story and this is a scream. The advert ( aimed at the hard of thinking I should think ) uses a great deal of words that defy descriptions such that interpretation is required.

Fortunately for me, I have had the experience of swimming with our aqua-cousins and while this is so amazing it refutes words, I was not transported to either the Red, Green or Blue energy plains at that time.

So what is all this prelude to, you ask? good question!

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Language In Action

Communicating Excellence are sponsoring a very special and completely unprecedented NLP event in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England.

Meta-Master Trainer Christina Hall Ph.D will be presenting

Language In Action … Action In Language

six days of exploration, adventure and deep learnings

Often called “the expert’s expert,” Chris, has been described by Richard Bandler, NLP Co-Developer, as “The Ultimate Wordsmith… The person who has probably taught me more about NLP… and who continues to prove there is no end to this field.”

February 24- March 1 2009

Cost £795

There are only 24 places available, four have already been taken.

click here for a detailed prospectus

reserve you place now, email

nigel@communicatingexcellence.com or call

0770 481 8467

NLP Eye Accessing model

Our North East NLP Practitioner, Master Practitioner and Newcastle Clinical Hypnotherapy training uses the NLP Eye Accessing model as a tool to gleen information about how a person, including ourselves are currently processing information. This information can then among other things be used to elicit strategies, find intervention points or learn how to do things even better

Go to the free nlp downloads section to access the nlp eye accessing model. To access these free resources request my occasional newsletter.

Unbelievable as it is, there are people and even some poorly equipped NLP trainers that state this eye accessing model is correct in all circumastnces. Perhaps they dont know about statistical models or calibration either…

Do Remember its only a generalised model, so it really is not true on all occasions.

Ethical Influence – Coffee and Cake

I spent Tuesday with a very good friend, someone I have know since those balmy university days. We went to Costa’s and we drank good coffee and I grazed on several pieces of good chocolate cake. As we spoke the subject of ethics wriggled up from its can which was catalytic in a very good conversation.

Some years ago I attended a training of one of the very well know NLP names. It seemed a good investment for a 5 day course. After I arrived and over the five days I discovered the sponsor has all the personality of an egg and lurked around alot. The ‘assistants’ seemed to have missed out the concept of rapport and more often than not intruded into personal space. However most disappointing was the ‘big NLP name’ simple regurgitated the contents of their book almost verbatim and 95% of the accompanying stories offered were indeed from the so mentioned book.

I recommend the book to practically everyone, I recommend the course to no-one.

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Therapy or Coaching – Well Formed Outcomes

Knowing what you client wants really is important in a therapeutic setting. This not only by definition defines the goal post but also fixes and directs your clients attention – remember that old one ‘ where attention goes energy flows ‘.

Free NLP Resources – Well Formed Outcome – Compass by Andy Hunt

To Access the Free PDF of the Compass – go to the bottom of this article.

Over Christmas I have done some shopping at shops ( not on -line ) and for the most part it was a good experience. There were three anomalies to that experience thought. Each time I knew exactly what I wanted.

The first I visited was the glitteringly infamous PC World, after waiting 15 minutes to be served by busy floor staff talking about what and who they did the previous weekend I was served by a woman, who attempted no less than three times to sell me products I did not want nor had asked for, then she tried to sell me anti-virus software ( all available for free on the internet ), telling me it was imperative I bought this to accompany and protect my product and then tried to sell me insurance ( that most home insurance will cover ). Finally when I had rebuffed the unwanted hard sales attempts, they did not have the product in stock – this took in total 35 minutes.

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Newcastle Clinical Hypnotherapy Course

The next communicating excellence north east and Newcastle clinical hypnotherapy course will be beginning this February 16-17.

Click here for full details and dates

This course is excellent value and is highly affordable for any holder of an NLP Practitioner certificate wanting to become a knowledgeable and competent hypnotherapist.

Your clinical hypnotherapy training is accredited by the UK based
General Hypnotherapy Standards Council.

early bird booking discount will remain open until January 19th.

This course is one weekend per month over five months, why?

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10 good reasons to do an NLP course – free report

Hello

If you would like a completely free e-book produced by IntegrityNLP, documenting 10 good reasons to complete an NLP Practitioner then simply go to the following link and request it

IntegrityNLP run NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner courses in Newcastle, the North East of england. Easy traveling from Scotland and the Borders and The Midlands.

request free report 10 good reasons to do an NLP Practitioner

good health

nigel

The language of the senses – VAKOG test

Hello There

The first weekend of the Integrity NLP practitioner course here in Newcastle has passed and it was a great success. If you are thinking about doing a NLP Practitioner Newcastle is well situated so you can come from Scotland and the Midlands easily and the next NLP Practitioner begins in September 2008.

One of the concepts we introduce is the second NLP ‘model’ and that is representational systems. or commonly described as VAKOG, nope thats not a Norwegian cuss word its nlp jargon for our five senses ( I know, there are much finer distinctions to be made )

Here is a free download of a ‘VAKOG’ questionnaire or self test to download and play with. Do remember these ‘assessments’ are transitory and please do avoid labeling and disabling yourself as Visual or Kinesthetic, you use all of your available senses. You use all of your available senses.

click here to get the pdf

good health
nigel

Communicating Excellence
Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Clinical Hypnotherapy

NLP meta model therapeutic patterns

As a practicing clinical hypnotherapist in Newcastle, Hexham and the north east of england, I often use NLP’s meta-model in a variety of ways.

The meta-model can be used to help me better understand a clients self perceptions and almost certainly to loosen up and create conditions for change.

The meta-model is not restricted to therapy, it is a wonderful performance coaching tool as well as a really good way to collect hight quality information BEFORE any intervention is attempted.

I have collected my recent articles on the meta-model therapeutic patterns into a downloadable e-book from the free nlp resources section of this site.

You need to have requested my occasional news letter to access the free resources section. Click here to get it and access free nlp resources

best wishes
nigel hetherington

Communicating Excellence
Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Clinical Hypnotherapy