Monthly Archives: October 2009

Weight Loss Workshop – New Years Resolution 2010 – January 30-31

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A Public Workshop For People Who Want Or Need To Lose Weight

Including Therapists, Counsellors and Hypnotherapists

January 30-31 £95

Are you fat or overweight? Have you tried all the diets, books, tablets and self help you can get?

Are you still fat and hating it? Or even worse hating yourself?

This is a practical and hands on workshop where you will discover yourself how to change your attitude towards food, especially emotional eating as well as how to build the real and honest motivation that will help you stop Yo Yo dieting and emotional eating and keep you on course for the much better life experience you know you really do want.

This workshop is NOT about diets, nutrition, books or exercise.

This workshop is specifically about the mental and physiological attitude that makes the difference.

Attendees probably will not lose any significant amount of weight during the workshop. Attendees will leave with significantly increased probability of weight loss and keeping it off.

This workshop is also designed for FAT AND OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE, Counsellors, Therapists, Hypnotherapists and People Helpers who are in the business of helping people with weight issues. Workshop is held at Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne and will qualify for CPD. Both remedial and generative change aspects of therapeutic intervention for weight loss will be addressed in this fully participatory workshop.

This very practical, hands on workshop will teach you the three most important Attitudes you absolutely must foster in order to Lose Weight … Especially if you really want it to happen for yourself or for your clients.

Attitude One to understand that Weight Loss is not about Weight Loss. Every one of the clients I see in private practice for Weight Loss … ultimately wants way much more than just to lose some weight. Weight Loss is most definitely NOT the end result!

Attitude Two to accurately know what it will mean when you have what you want and how your life will change as a result. When you are happier in and of yourself and you have lost weight, what does this get you? Successful weight loss involves looking and seeing beyond the weight problem and having a clear vision of how your life will be different.

Attitude Three Specifically, how you can, in an ecologically sound way, radically change your attitude and feelings about food. To understand and deal with emotional eating so as to keep the weight off and build and maintain the required motivation to see it through. This workshop includes therapeutic processes for remedial and generative change in the treatment of problem weight issues.

Enter your name and email address to receive inside attitudes about weight loss and a complementary hypnosis audio mp3

So … What is covered in this Weight Loss – An NLP Attitude workshop?

  • Attitudes towards food and eating
  • Emotional eating cycles
  • Understanding the real reasons why you want to lose weight
  • Yo Yo quitting and the “I Hate Myself” complex the next day
  • Identity issues … “I am fat”, “I am unlovable” etc
  • Making your motivation last
  • Feeling more comfortable in your own skin

This is an advert for weight loss hypnotherapy AND attitude workshop : a two day workshop in Newcastle upon Tyne, specifically for people who want to lose weight and have tried just about everything else. This is about the changing your attitude towards weight loss.

Just in time for the New Year’s Resolution … Weigh Loss an NLP Attitude

This workshop takes place January 30-31 and will cost you £95. How many books, DVD’s diets etc for £95 can you waste your money on? If you have tried the lot and are still not where you want to be then think seriously about attending this workshop.

Book Your Place Now

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Fast Phobia Cure – Double Dissociation

NLP Master Practitioner Tyne and Wear and NLP Practitioner Newcastle upon Tyne Six Month Training courses with Communicating Excellence begin January 2010.

The NLP Fast Phobia Cure or Double Dissociation is one way of helping both clients and yourself to remove the pain of traumatic memories and incidents.

This is the part four of the Fast Phobia Cure filmed during the NLP Practitioner training in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Hypnosis Practice Group – Newcastle upon Tyne – November 4th

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November at the Trance Cafe – Newcastle and North East Hypnosis Practice and Supervision Group is Improvisation Training – Wednesday November 4th.

The focus of the session at the Trance Cafe – The Newcastle Hypnosis Practice Group is Improvisation Training.

Improvisation Training is of particular utility to therapists because inside the guise of having a great deal of fun, it is also teaching personal congruence, state control and flexibility of behaviour.

This improvisation training will of course be a lot of fun and also directly applicable in terms of personal congruence and utilisation practice for therapists and hypnotherapists.

The evening will consist of structured exercises for the purpose of creating behavioural flexibility inside of structures and expanding personal boundaries.

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington


Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 15 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment. The Newcastle Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at St Oswalds, Regent Centre, Gosforth. First Wednesday of the month.

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 or £9 book online

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Using the NLP Meta Model For Business – Part One

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During my first NLP Trainer Trainer,  John Grinder presented a cut down version of the Meta-Model specifically for Business Applications. He Called it the Verbal Package. The updated model Directioning and Intelligent Questioning is presented on my six month Newcastle upon Tyne NLP Master Practitioner training courses.

This is a cut down version ( keeping it simple ) of the model presented in Grinders book, Precision.

It goes like this.

  1. Establish Rapport.
  2. Present the Relevancy Challenge.
  3. Challenge the Nouns.
  4. Challenge the Verbs.
  5. BackTrack.

Now I want to add an additional yet extremely important missing piece. Notice the absolutely essential new first step.
The model now becomes what I call the D.I.Q model (Directioning and Intelligent Questioning )

  1. Set your Outcome for this meeting / interaction and align with your Purpose.
  2. Establish Rapport.
  3. Introduce the Relevancy Challenge.
  4. Explore the unspecified Nouns.
  5. Explore the unspecified the Verbs.
  6. BackTrack what has been communicated and what has been understood.

The next instalment of DIQ will unpack the elements of this model.

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NLP Master Practitioner – Newcastle – January 2010

NLP Master PractitionerPractising Mastery – Mastering Practice

This is a full 126 hour direct contact well supervised Newcastle NLP Master Practitioner course that will expand broaden and increase your NLP skills by deepening your understanding of the purpose behind each step of an NLP process taking your skills to the next level up.

When you first decided to take an NLP Practitioner course, what was it that sparked your interest and curiosity?

  • How was it you decided to to embark on a potentially life changing journey called NLP?
  • What motivated you to develop new skills and expand your capabilities?

And, now having had the NLP Practitioner experience how has this changed and benefited you?

Having completed your NLP Practitioner, you will certainly have discovered new and powerful ways to communicate and connect. No doubt you have learned to apply life changing and enabling processes to yourself and with others too. It is likely new behaviours and possibilities are more abundant in your life and perhaps you are now considering how to further your NLP skills and abilities? An NLP Master Practitioner is an excellent way to continue your NLP development and personal evolution.

Opening up new and different possibilities, this NLP Master Practitioner training is for those who are seriously considering how to continue the journey of personal development and growth.  This NLP Master Practitioner can also fulfil the desire to utilise your rapport and communication skills to make your career go in the right direction. Maybe you are increasing your skills and effectiveness to become a better therapist. It may even be you are considering the possibilities of becoming an NLP Trainer. All of these avenues and more are open to you with an NLP Master Practitioner training.

This NLP Master Practitioner training is for you if … you want to continue and increase your learning of powerful, effective and ethical ways to influence both yourself and others. If you want to learn how to learn. If you want to continue your NLP evolution.

Number of alternative tools introduced with plenty of opportunity for flexibility. Emphasis on learning with fun
as an integral part of the process and explanation of theory behind the process, practical techniques rather that role learning

Richard – Policeman


Course begins 22-24 January 2010.

Click Here for all information and to reserve you place.

North East NLP Practice Group – Newcastle upon Tyne – Wed Oct 21st

Practice Review Record
The Good Feeling of Practice Well Done

There’s an old joke.

A man in Time Square in New York wants to get to the concert and sees a man carrying a violin case.

He asks: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”.

“Practice, practice, practice” is the reply.

Like many good jokes it makes a serious point. Some skills need practice. One form of practice is mental rehearsal, which has been used by sports people in particular to improve their performance by playing out a game or a race in advance to prepare themselves for event when it actually happens.

NLP has an optimised strategy for mental rehearsal for developing and practising new skills; called ‘The New Behaviour Generator’.

In it’s original form it can be a little dry and mechanistic. What if we could juice it up with some of the feelings that would make it more likely that we would get the result we want with style and resourcefulness?

The Good Feeling of Practice Well Done is a process developed by Andy Hunt based on the New Behaviour Generator and incorporating states and values into the process to give it that extra juice.

NLP Practice Group with Nigel Hetherington and Andy Hunt

NLP Cafe on Wednesday 21st October

St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre at 7-9 pm
Just £9.00 booking in advance online or £10 on the night.

Some experience of NLP is not essential but would be very helpful.

The NLP Café is complementary for all participants on
our current NLP Practitioner Training Courses.

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NLP Practitioner Newcastle upon Tyne and The North East

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Our next Newcastle NLP Practitioner training begins January .You can become a fully qualified and competent NLP Practitioner by June 2010.

The six month fully certified training begins January 22nd. Training is certified by The Professional Guild Of NLP with optional additional Society of NLP certification.

If you want to embark on this Life changing journey beginning Saturday 22nd January …

Look here and see the full course details

Are you ready to book your place yet?

If you would like to read the stories from previous NLP Practitioners, from my sister company IntegrityNLP, why they chose to do an NLP Practitioner training, what the got out of it and their own unique insights, you can!

The book is called “An Insiders Guide To An NLP Practitioner Training

Click here to look at a sample of this new book. If you choose to purchase this book, when you join this NLP Practitioner course you can get an additional discount of either £75 ( paper copy) or £35 ( pdf).

NLP – one of the ways you can change your perspectives, your life and your business for the better.

EFT and Me

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I really like EFT. When it is done well it can have a massive affect in dissipating negative emotional states and equally it can be used to create positive emotional states.

EFT is easy to use and it is easy to use on yourself, it is even easy to use on me, but is it so easy to use on I?

What? Easy to use on I?

Let me explain.

I have recently attended a training with Andrew T. Austin and part of the exploration was the semantic / physiological Me, Self, I and You. If you have done any NLP Training you are probably familiar with the concept of I, Me, Self, You, Other etc…

Now here is an idea, that I have tried on my’self’ and ‘me’ and invite you to explore some of the same.

1. Discover where the ‘I’, ‘me’ and ‘self’ are located in and around you. Find the physical place and volume occupied. Get a sense of the shapes involved.

2. Next time you have a negative emotional feeling. Notice specifically where you feel this and check if it corresponds to the location for you of your ‘Me’, ‘Self’ or ‘I’.

For most people emotions are generally not felt in  and around the head. The ‘I’ is very typically experienced around and in the head for many people.

Now the standard EFT chant is …

“even though ‘I’ feel ( insert negative emotion name here ) I am all right I am OK”

Now, explore this. Swap the standard ‘I’ for ‘Me’ or ‘I’ for ‘Self’ or ‘Myself’. This will most likely sound weird, unless you are a very young child.

“even though ‘me’ feel ( insert negative emotion name here ) me is/am all right me is/am OK”

Try this out and notice how swapping the ‘I’ for the ‘Me’ changes the experience of using EFT.

Happy tapping!

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"an "accredited" hypnotherapist with absolutely no qualifications"

This is an extract from an article on the BBC’s Inside Out blog : An interesting article

Next week’s new BBC series of Inside Out lifts the lid on the world of hypnotherapy in the North East of England and shows how easy it is to set yourself up as an “accredited” hypnotherapist with absolutely no qualifications.

In fact, it’s so easy that presenter Chris Jackson is able to register his cat George with several seemingly professional industry organisations. All his cat needed was a fake diploma and the ability to stump up the registration fee.

Inside Out then meets a hypnotist who claims to be able to help people stop smoking.

George McNaney from East Rainton, near Sunderland, is a self-proclaimed “hypnotist to the stars”. George claims an “up to 90 per cent” success rate for treating smokers using hypnotherapy techniques for a one-off payment of £129 – though the most detailed clinical studies report that hypnosis can help only around 20-35 per cent of smokers.

Mr McNaney responds by saying that he’s less interested in clinical tests than what works for his clients.

After a bit more digging, Inside Out finds that although Mr McNaney has a website offering hypnotherapy services, he isn’t the director of any registered hypnotherapy company.

He is, however, the director of an outfit that predicts who’s going to win at the horse racing. All you had to do was send nearly £5,300 to a South Shields PO Box for the privilege of finding out.

He says that this scheme is no longer in operation and was stopped before he became a hypnotherapist.

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The show’s investigation shows that while there are several hypnotherapy organisations none of them is regulated by law and there are no standard qualifications.

This worries hypnotherapist Andy Austin who blows the whistle on his own industry.

Read the rest of the article here.

That's Right – Hypnosis Trance Induction

There are many unconscious body signals that are know to be indications of trance; That are know to be indicative of honest unconscious processes.

When any person displays these signs, these unconscious behaviours are verified, accepted and welcomed when the hypnotherapist detects and then comments on them by saying “Thats Right” or “Very Good” or words to this effect. This is a conscious confirmation or a ‘stroke’ to your clients conscious and unconscious mind.

It is possible to develop a very deep level of trance using only these words. This is equivalent to saying ‘what you are doing is perfect, well done!’ and the behaviour, in this case the development of trance is amplified and encouraged.

Recorded during the Communicating Excellence Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma in Newcastle upon Tyne.