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Newcastle Hypnosis Practice Group | December 1st | Mastering Hypnotic Language

This month, Wednesday 1st December, The Trance Cafe in Newcastle upon Tyne is Mastering Hypnotic Language with Clinical Newcastle Hypnotherapist Nigel Hetherington.

The topic is the STRUCTURE of hypnotic or influential communications with our selves and others. This is an opportunity to expand and equally condense our skills in HOW to ethically motivate and actualise all people towards a more complete authenticity in their life, relationships and business.

Specifically we will be using language as a way to powerfully influence and direct us towards our goals and objectives in a person to person, person to culture and person to society way, specifically with the language we use.

The structure of hypnotic and influential communications basically has two parts. Firstly the integral intention that drives us and secondly in how we as members of our culture and society use our words and values to share and hopefully influence each and everyone we communicate with.

Mastering Hypnotic Language

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

Master Hypnotic Language Rapidly with Hypnosis Language Structure Mastery Cards ©






Before I share a very exciting and highly effective way you can both master and further develop your hypnotic language skills I want to share a short story of how this all came about.

I also would like to orientate your attention to a new and completely innovative product for learning and mastering the structure of hypnotic communications :

Hypnosis EditionLanguage Structure Mastery Cards ©

First a testimonial from Bill O Hanlon

When I teach people hypnosis, they often ask me for some script to use until they become more confident. I am opposed to scripts since each individual and hypnotic situation is unique.

Nigel Hetherington has come up with a perfectly entrancing solution-combinable cards that help generate unique hypnotic phrasing and language and helps you learn and master the patterns of hypnosis without being formulaic.

How I wish I had these when I was learning hypnosis.

Bill O’Hanlon, student of Milton H. Erickson and author of Taproots, An Uncommon Casebook, Solution-Oriented Hypnosis and A Guide to Trance Land

Now here is the story of how the Hypnosis Language Structure Mastery Cards © came about …

Five years ago in early 2005 I created a set of Hypnosis Language Cards that were designed to help students on my Clinical Hypnotherapy Trainings obtain a rapid and deeper understanding of the Structure of Hypnotic communications. Over the past five years these cards have undergone substantial development and testing and have received more massively positive feedback that you can see below.  

The Hypnosis Language Structure Mastery Cards developed by Nigel Hetherington exemplify the essence of NLP & Ericksonian Hypnotherapy; that there is indeed structure to the language of influence!

Integrating his background as a mathematician / computer programmer / Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Trainer with his deep love for the “words that change”, Nigel invites us to integrate the left and right hemispheres of our own experience with specific exercises that challenge and entertain. The genius of it all is the manner in which we, as learners, are encouraged to co-create hypnotic language patterns of our own, such that every time you play these learning games, the experience is as new and different as the first time you open up the set! Enjoy!

Michael DeMolina, MS, LPC, Psychotherapist, NLP/Hypnotherapy Trainer ( Alaska )

In 2001 I literally devoted all of my spare time to learning hypnosis yet specifically, working as a software designer and mathematician ( who hates formulas ) I was really drawn to the structure or the foundational principles that glued hypnotic communications together. I read every book and script I could get my hands on. I wrote thousands of pages of Hypnosis Language Patterns. I listened to tapes, CD’s and watched hundreds of hours of video and DVD’s.  Hypnosis and NLP honestly became my life and passion. It literally spoke to me.

I recall in October 2003 being on holiday in Spain having recently enrolled on an NLP Practitioner course. I had already enjoyed two years of NLP Introductions and other personal development courses and products. And at that time, in Xavia, I was reading the Structure Of Magic ( Bandler and Grinder ) and was in love with the Meta Model. The labels meant nothing yet at the same time the structure and deep structure touched me in ways that literally opened up new and different ways to Communicate with myself and with others. This was also the time I was reading ‘Patterns One; The ‘Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton Erickson’ ( Bandler and Grinder ) and I was seeing life and new possibilities opening up in a very different way. I recall my then partner saying to me “You love Hypnosis and NLP more than me!”

Having trained with Nigel and then with Christina Hall I believed I had a very clear understanding and fluency of hypnotic language…..that was until I received and played with the Hypnosis Language Structure Mastery Cards.

Since training in both NLP and Hypnosis I’ve been recording relaxation audios with a favourable response and once I played with the cards I created a few more. I’m overwhelmed by the response of my new recordings and the difference is without doubt the deep embedment of language through the use of these cards.

Furthermore it’s opened up new ways of coaching clients that have expanded my fluency with precision. The shifts my clients are making are immediate and highly sustainable. And the ‘piece de resistance’ is that it all comes at a time when I’m writing my first book – I’ll let your imagination guide you to how that will transpire. I have no doubt it will be a best-seller in its field and all because…..

With a background in NLP or Hypnosis these cards is a must to expand your resources without effort. And if you have a background in any kind of therapy they are essential should you want to cut straight through the ‘story’ of the client and get deep within minutes. As a rapport tool this second to none.

Paula McCormack – The UK’s Social Leader Coach

This was very true and I realised then I was following my bliss.

A testimonial from Andy Smith – Emotional Intelligence Guru

Brilliant, and an entirely original idea

It’s not often that an entirely new idea comes along in the field of NLP training aids, but this is one.

Unlike most NLP card sets, the Hypnosis Language Structure Mastery Cards don’t bother with trying to double as playing cards. This is a relief – as both a trainer and a participant, I always found that trying to play a card game (as recommended by, for example, Zebu and Salad cards) just got in the way of learning language patterns.

Instead, the Language Structure cards (as I’ll call them from now on) consist of hypnotic phrases, connecting words, and various kinds of qualifying, intensifying and time denoting phrases. The student uses the cards by first laying them out in patterns which are structured, but random as regards content. These patterns are simple to start with, but can become increasingly complex as more categories of phrases are added in.

The learning takes place as the student reads the cards aloud, in a hypnotic tonality – backwards! If the cards are laid out in a matrix structure, they can be read forwards, backwards, up, or down. In this way the student picks up the structure of hypnotic language – essentially phrases linked by conjunctions and qualifiers – without getting bogged down in choosing what to say for the content.

Another nice thing about these cards is that on the (surprisingly rare) occasions where the resulting sentences don’t make sense on the page (as it were), the student gains practice in pacing and pausing the vocal delivery to make it sound as the language patterns make sense.

The analogy that springs to mind is of a musician practicing scales. It’s not the finished work, but the practice is familiarising the performer with the structure of music, and getting skills into the muscle, unconsciously, to free up the conscious mind to concentrate on the meaning and emotional content of the finished performance.

These cards are a great idea (one I wish I’d had) and should be in the toolkit of every trainer teaching Ericksonian hypnosis and the Milton Model.

Andy Smith – Manchester Emotional Intelligence

So … following on … I resigned from my software developer job in 2005 and launched my company Communicating Excellence. I was then and am now following my calling in facilitating the totally positive and life enhancing art and science of NLP and Clinical Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. One of the major aspects of this kind of change work and facilitation is very naturally language, and this is of course Hypnotic Language – The Language of Influence and Change.

What I have created with the help and assistance of all my students and peers over this last five years is different to anything else out there and is a very simple and particularly easy way to rapidly master and use hypnotic communications. It is designed to totally condense and rapidly accelerate your learning and your ongoing mastery process of hypnotic language.

I want to say, deepest thanks and gratitude to all my students, friends and peers who have greatly assisted in the development and thorough testing of the Communicating Excellence :

Hypnosis Language Structure Mastery Cards ©

This Product Produces Amazing Results:

  • By being a game that teaches hypnosis language structure primarily to your unconscious mind.
  • Because it is innovative, entirely original being a proven way to faster master hypnotic language.
  • As it creates a multi-sensory and patterned experience making you master the deeper structures of hypnotic language quicker.
  • Because it is a totally portable system and fits in your pocket so you can take it anywhere with you!
  • By being simple, fun and exceptionally easy to use.

What You Will Easily Learn And Master:

  • How to Deliver your Hypnotic Suggestions with an increasing Grace and Fluency.
  • How to Spontaneously talk and produce The Language of Trance.
  • How to Use Your Voice and Intonations to Create Trance.
  • How to Really … Pace … all of your Hypnotic Communications.
  • How to Continue to Talk Trance for as long a time period as you Desire.

What You Will Gain Through Using This Product:

  • A deeper confidence in Hypnotic Communications.
  • Mastery of the Structure of Hypnotic Communications.
  • The ability to ‘talk trance’ without scripts or notes.
  • To generate powerful, effective and spontaneous Trance Language.

A Testimonial from Master Hypnotherapist Alan Jones

The Hypnosis Language Structure Mastery Cards produced by Communication Excellence is one of the most user friendly and amazingly flexible training aids in developing your hypnotic language skills.

The cards come in a neat box making them easy to take anywhere.  The cards themselves are a delight to play with and their very useful colour coding makes it easy put the cards into their right categories after use ready to use again and again.

A great deal of thought has gone into their development and because the focus is on developing your hypnotic language skills they deliver quick mastery.  The other thing about them is they are fun to use which makes learning surprisingly ease and effortless.  A masterful product by a master trainer.

Alan Jones – Master Hypnotherapist and Trainer

So if you do really want to Master Hypnotic Communication quickly and easily here is your invitation to further develop and Master your hypnotic communications by ordering your set of Hypnosis Language Structure Mastery Cards ©.

Hypnosis Language Structure Mastery Cards ©

  • 100 Individual Language Pattern Cards with literally Millions of Possible Structural Combinations
  • 6 Categories of Colour Coded Hypnosis Word Types
  • 2 Sets of Hypnosis Stock Phrases
  • Very Simple and Easy to Follow Instructions
  • Only £23 plus Post and Packaging

The ‘Hypnosis EditionLanguage Structure Mastery Cards © Are a snip at £23 plus p&p and guaranteed to assist you to mastery of Hypnosis Language Structure. Act now and purchase these cards so you can more easily master hypnosis language structure.

ChangeCamp – Saturday October 30th, 2010 Newcastle upon Tyne

ChangeCamp – Saturday October 30th, 2010

ChangeCamp is a day long workshop of self development workshops taking place in Newcastle on Saturday October 30th.

The day consists of more than a dozen presentations on a wide range of self help / self development / therapeutic approaches. This year’s ChangeCamp features an eclectic mix of more than a dozen different self-help workshops to choose from.

These workshops are open to the general public and members of the helping professions.

Workshops include:

How To Do HypnosisNigel Hetherington Clinical Hypnotherapy Newcastle, Therapist & Trainer

Hypnosis is a very interesting and powerful way to help people out of difficult and awkward situations. It is also a way to see and orientate towards better futures more clearly.

Introduction to Solution-focused Therapy – John Wheeler, Therapist & Trainer

Solution-focused Brief Therapy takes a particular interest in what’s working in people’s lives, as opposed to what isn’t. The workshop will provide a taster of the approach, some tools that can taken away and opportunities for discussion on applications of the approach..

Quick Start EFT – Andy Hunt, Therapist & Trainer

A brief introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT. This is a powerful, yet simple, way of relieving a great of unhappiness by neutralising negative emotions, memories and beliefs. This session will give you a brief introduction to EFT and how to use it.

Life Clubs – Abigail Smith, Coach

Life Clubs are practical and structured 90-minute weekly self-improvement workshops. Using proven life coaching techniques devised by renowned coach Nina Grunfeld, they are a fun and affordable way to gain confidence, motivation and self-awareness, and get support to achieve your goals.

Three Ways To Get Unstuck – Andy Hunt, Therapist & Trainer

Ever get stuck in a problem? It’s not a nice place to be. You may not have enough options, or too many to choose from. Sometimes the world can close down around you until there is just you and the problem. This workshop gives you three ways to get unstuck.

Happy for no Reason! – Kay Cook, Coach

An interactive workshop focusing on the power of releasing happiness in yourself and others. Neal Anderson and Kay Cook, who have recently trained with Dr Robert Holden of the Happiness Project, will explore some of the latest thinking on happiness and success.

Change-change-Change! – Jay Arnott, Coach

On this workshop you’ll be guided through two different techniques to provide you with the tools to equip you through these ‘difficult’ times.

How To Get Well And Stay Well – Lyn White, Reverse Therapist

Come and learn how the symptoms of non-specific illnesses are produced and how you can get rid of them or avoid them. Reverse Therapy can be used to treat conditions including ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, IBS, Anxiety and Depression but can also be used to increase well-being and improve immune function.

Irritation Tapping – Andy Hunt, Therapist & Trainer

Using EFT to reduce our reactions to irritating people and learn something useful about ourselves.

Setting Personal Filters – Huw Dampney, NLP Master Practitioner

Learn how to be more flexible with yourself and for yourself through the creative development of your own mental filter systems in order to be able to live life in a way that is better for you through the application of NLP techniques to your self.

From Acceptance to Acknowledging to Loving Yourself – Nigel Hetherington, Therapist & Trainer

What could it be like if you can acknowledge and move to loving all aspects of who you are? Explorative and Experiential workshop to grow personally and holistically.

How to Bring More Laughter into Your Life – Keith Adams, Laughter Coach

The more we understand laughter, the more we can use it with confidence. This will benefit us in our lives: we can increase our own happiness, health levels and stress management, and we can guide others to gain these benefits as well.

How To Cultivate Deep Gratitude – Andy Hunt, Therapist & Trainer

Gratitude has been known to be a good thing for many years. Now research is showing that an attitude of gratitude has many psychological and health benefits. This workshop will show you how to deepen your experience of gratitude.

Laughter Workshop – Keith Adams

It is an aerobic exercise suitable for all age groups and physical ability. It is a safe environment – there is no joke telling. We fake laughter through exercises. Join in even if you do not feel like laughing for first of all, laughter comes from the body, then the mind takes over and your laughter soon becomes real and infectious.

It is a great way to end Change Camp but there is also a serious side to the fun we have. The more we laugh, the more we release endorphins in our body – our “feel good” hormones. Laughter boosts the immune system. We get an oxygen boost leaving us bursting with energy as we leave Change Camp.

This all happens on Saturday October 30th in Newcastle and costs just £10 and a contribution to a shared meal

For more information or call Andy Hunt on 0754 700 9116 or email