Monthly Archives: July 2009

Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma Training – Newcastle upon Tyne

The August Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma Training is almost fully booked.  This is a five month training for holders of an NLP Practitioner certificate. There is still a possibility that you can enrol on this course though you will need to contact me directly as there is just one place remaining.

There are remaining places on the longer Clinical Hypnotherapy Training begining September which includes an NLP Practitioner.

The next five month Newcastle Hypnosis Diploma Training will take place in February 2010. 

If you would like to register your interst for this next Clinical Hypnotherapy training then please enter your name and email below for information on the 2010 Clinical Hypnosis training taking place in Newcastle and London.

Is Self Help For Self Esteem Bad For You? It Can Be!

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In a recent BBC article, about Self Esteem and Self Help, BBC News reported “Self help makes you feel worse”.

Could this be true? You bet it can!

By way of an analogy, Let’s say you have children and continually give them unspecified praise like, “Oh you are very good”, “Oh you are so clever”, “You are such a little gem”.

After a while, pretty fast in fact, these praise statements lose their intended positivity and serve to build unhelpful aspects of identity. Why is this?

It is because these statements are not backed up with evidence or reasons which support the praise. If they are backed up they might look like this.

“Oh you are so clever because you have shown me how you did all your homework”.

“Oh you are a little gem because you have tidied up all your toys. Thank you!”

So you wont really be surprised that supporting evidence and reason actually build positive aspects of identity over time.

The BBC reports that the growing trend of using self-help mantras to boost your spirits may actually have a detrimental effect. The news comes from Canadian research, which found that people with low self-esteem felt worse after repeating positive statements about themselves.

This experimental research on university students has found that concentrating on positive thoughts and statements made people with high self-esteem feel even better, but those with low self-esteem to felt worse and had saw their self-esteem dip.

It is absolutely no surprise that if you have low self esteem and you simply tell yourself you have high positive self esteem you will most likely make yourself feel worse.

So Why is this?

Pretty simple really. It it because two things are happening.

1. You are lying to yourself and you know it! Never a good thing!

2. This method fails because self esteem is not created by talking to yourself. Simply telling yourself or repeating a mantra means there is no attention paid to how you structure your own self esteem in terms of your experiences, memories and neurological identity imprints.

So if you do have low self esteem and you want to increase it, how do you go about it safely?

A great place to start is to know what self esteem actually is!

You see, we have been using the term ‘self esteem’ and it may surprise you that not so many people using the term actually know what self esteem is.

If you want a easy to understand definition for self esteem, and you want some ideas of the structure of how to increase your self esteem then please look at this recent post.

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Increasing Self Esteem – Newcastle upon Tyne – September 5-6th

A Public Workshop For All People, Including Counsellors and Therapists

Do you suffer from Low Self Esteem? Do you really hate the ways you can sometimes behave?  Don’t want to stay this way forever?

This is a practical and hands on workshop where you will discover yourself how to increase your self esteem and change your life for the better.

This workshop is also designed for Counsellors, Therapists and People Helpers who are in the business of helping people with low self esteem.  Workshop is run in Newcastle upon Tyne.

This very practical, hands on workshop will teach you the three most important things you really must know about Self Esteem … Especially if you really want to increase it.

Firstly the most important thing to know and understand about Self Esteem either as a therapist or as a person who is entertaining the perception that you don’t yet have enough of it is … Exactly what Self Esteem is. Think about it! Can you honestly say you know?

The second most important thing is to accurately know what it will mean when you have it and how your life will change as a result.

And the third most important thing to know, the main topic of this workshop, specifically, how you do, in an ecologically sound way, go about getting more Self Esteem.

So … What Exactly Is Self Esteem?

This is incredibly important to know because a great many people talk about Self Esteem, saying the either have too little or even too much BUT if you don’t know how to describe it, or even what it means, how can you even know how to get more of it?

This definition of Self Esteem is clear, concise and very simple to understand.

All people behave in certain ways. All People place a value on the kinds of experiences that are important to them.

So here you are …

Self Esteem is the result of evaluating your behaviours against the kinds of experiences you value.

If you would like to receive three papers sharing some high quality information about self esteem, please enter you name and email address in the form immediately below and you will receive the first paper immediately.

These papers cover the all essential components of a healthy and high self esteem as well as an outline of a Brief Therapy therapeutic process to Increase Your Self Esteem.

The Structure of Anxiety and Delightful Futures , NLP , Clinical Hypnosis

What have Anxiety and a delightful future have in common? Well for most people they are both in the future and both have not happened yet.

Anxiety is generally about planning a future that is pretty much crappy and undesired.  Anxiety experts also tend not to have any conscious ending for the unpleasant events they imagine.  This causes some more uncertainty and will tend to promote the anxiety cycle again.  Structurally there is little difference if any between Delight and Anxiety. Clearly the content is evaluated in a kind of either great or terrible way.

NLP is well known for its process orientated approach over content or situational details.  This short video from an NLP Practitioner training in Newcastle upon Tyne illustrates two NLP Operational Presupositions really nicely.

1. People have all the resources they need.

2. Structure ( or process ) is more useful than content and is a higher logical level.


NLP Master Practitioner Newcastle North East England

If you have already completed an NLP Practitioner training then, for sure,  you have already acquired some amazing new skills and tools. Heck, it is pretty reasonable to say your life has changed for the better right?

Some of you immediately will have decided you want to further increase and really hone your developing NLP abilities.

The NLP Master Practitioner is the honest beginning of your own path to your Mastery of NLP.  Not every one will choose to walk this path today because there is a great deal of practising to be done. There is a great deal of learning to be done and there are great deals of boons and rewards to be harvested,  to go on and feed your life’s dreams and desires … so … are you ready to exceed your wildest expectations …

Practising Mastery and Mastering Practice, this NLP Master Practitioner training is only for NLP Practitioners who want to exceed what you already know and understand about NLP. When you make this real commitment to your ongoing personal evolution, for sure, your skills and NLP applications will grow on to the next higher level of mastery and competence.

When you choose to walk this path, and you are invited to do this,  right away you are already to continue on your NLP journey from Practitioner to Master Practitioner.

Get full details of the topics and see for yourself our superb value NLP Master Practitioner training courses that begin September 2009 Newcastle and North East England.

And … If you are already a Master Practitioner and would love to repeat and extend your learning there are a few half price places available for people like you!