Monthly Archives: February 2019

March NLP and Hypnotherapy Newcastle Practice Day Sunday 17th is Excellent Value

If you have problems and no one, not even you can solve it, and if you can find one; maybe you can use the A-Team of solutions in a metaphorical representation. If you are hearing the tune of an America anti-hero series, so am I, its OK. Im OK, you’re OK.

This Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice day will be exploring goals and outcomes using emerging and transforming metaphor; as well as any processes or explorations that are decided on the day.

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One of my favorite books, which is an in-depth analysis of Metaphor is ‘Metaphors We Live By’ from Lakoff and Johnson. In a recent conversation this book was mentioned as a unsung source for so many advances not just in understanding metaphor but in using metaphor deliberately as a change tool.

An example in a further book by the same authors is what is up as a change tool for reaching a goal ( and that is moving out of stuck to journey towards that goal ) is a way of creating a metaphorical landscape that represents the journey with all of the obstacles and ‘issues’ that compose what is a real world problem.

The Source Path Goal Schema

If you imagine a metaphorical landscape and you ( or a vehicle or agent ) moving across or through or over the terrain towards your goal, starting from some known origin; You can create a metaphor as a representation to navigate.

Direct from the Philosophy in the Flesh ( 1999) this has the following articles:

  • A trajector that moves ( you for instance or a representation )
  • Starting point ( source location )
  • A Goal ( the intended destination of the trajector )
  • A route, from the source to the goal
  • The actual trajectory of motion ( a path )
  • The position of the trajector at a given time
  • The direction of the trajector at that time
  • The final destination ( which may not be the goal )

As you can see, this could be determined as a math equation of some object moving if such equations could be found. We are not math equations so moving to the representational field of metaphor can provide fresh insight and potentials for new movement within this metaphor field to be sure.

Additionally, again from PITF, some extensions or additions are: a vehicle ( or other representation ), the speed of motion, obstacles to motion, forces moving one along the trajectory, additional trajectors ( anthropomorphisations ) and so on. The idea being to create a metaphor ‘field’ representative of a journey or transformation towards some outcome.

Now this metaphor field, representing a journey towards a goal can be created consciously or equally this could be the contents of a dream or could be elicited from a coach. What is important is that once there is a such a field created it can be explored.

Gestalt and Jung in the Metaphor Field

In Gestalt work, you may be working on a dream with all of the dream elements, such as a hat, a hill or even a book can be given over to anthropomorphic exploration. No object or thing in a dream is inert. You can play that role as in identifying with a specific object in a dream. The idea in Gestalt is moving towards an integration of seemingly different parts.

So with this in mind, any element of your metaphor can be explored, identified with and potentially integrated into a greater whole.

Now as one structure for identifying with an aspect or object of the metaphor field representing a future goal we can use Jungs four functions of sensor, thinker, feeler and intuitor as a structured way of exploring the identification with a metaphor ( or dream ) object or aspect.

In addition to a metaphorical exploration of a goal or outcome there will be which ever topics or explorations are requested on the day. I look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday 17th March
9.30am to 5pm
Jesmond Dene Conference Centre
Only £20 for a full day of NLP Practice and Play

NLP Master Practitioner Training March 2019 Newcastle upon Tyne

NLP Master Practitioner training in Newcastle this coming March 2019. Take your NLP skills to the next extreme level. Highly practical and experiential ways to develop further your linguistic, physicalised NLP and make learning and absorbing new ways of being faster and much more accurate.

Modelling is a huge aspect of NLP. After all if the origin of NLP is to be believed it was modelling and it was unconscious modelling at that.

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My first NLP Master Practitioner as a student we were taught modelling as per Robert Dilts analytical modelling. Something like a 8 or 12 step ( I don’t remember as its not important to me ) frame work that collected how someone, that you want their skills in a particular context, does what they do.

It’s an exceptionally good theoretical process and does have some use in the world. It’s also anything other than easy when requesting verbal descriptions of what someone does while they are doing some unconscious skill.

My first conscious modelling expedition was with one on my best friends who is an exceptional story teller. This is the same person who had a full room of people listening to him in a house with three floors and three DJ’s playing their stuff to almost empty rooms.

Needless to say the inquiry, perhaps my lack of skills or perhaps verbal descriptions are are almost rubbish in capturing a demonstrable physicalised skill. This lead me to simply copy what my friend was doing. Much more effortful than asking a load of questions.

Many years later I trained with one of the co-creators of NLP and learned unconscious modelling. Which was with some real refinements what I had been doing.  Modelling is a core skill on this NLP Master Practitioner Training and you completing a modelling project will be part of the assessment process.

In addition to modelling there is also a great deal of learning, application and understanding Meta Programs and Patterns of Reformulation ( Sleigh of Mouth ) as well as an ongoing and continuous development of the principles and practice of NLP.

You can see a great deal more of the course content by clicking here and you can book and secure your place using the booking link below. Hope to meet you there for a transformative and nourishing journey.

Newcastle NLP Master Practitioner Training

Millfield House, Jesmond Dene Conference Centre, Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7BQ.

Total investment in yourself £745

March 2-3, April 6-7, May 4-5, June 1-2, June 29-30

Thought Provoking Philosophising : March 2019 Humour in Therapy and Coaching

Thought Provoking Philosophising with Phil Jeremiah IV is a exceptional workshop in March 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Learn the structures of how to use humour in therapy and change work to help clients rewire their neurology, attitudes and identity for increased happiness and increased freedom.

When you are laughing pain doesn’t hurt

You will experience pain in our life and you know this as sure as you will take your next breath. Usually after sufficient time has passed you heal and in some ways limp on or with a full recovery go forward. Pain however is a universal constant that will always, in some form or another be around the corner.

Pain comes in a spectrum of flavours; ranging from the physical, psychological and emotional. Pain can also be perpetuated with thoughts, memories or the kind of circular thinking that gets you nowhere except further down into a mire of sadness and despair. And here we are talking about perpetuating habits.

Escaping from a habit is not always so easy when you try to do it on your own.  Habits are the hard wired aspects of your thinking and behaving this is about learning how through, humour, distraction and pattern interrupting to derail problematic old patterns and create proper choice.

So coming to this Thought Provoking Philosophising workshop as someone who wants to work with personal issues or learn the structures to be using humour as an intervention tool or both will be a very wise decision.

This training and encompassing drills are like a Brain Spar weekend to rejuvenate, refresh and invigorate your neurons into delicious new pathways while pruning off what was left of the winters passed.

Thought Provoking Philosophising is Safe and Effective

Explaining in advance the kind of art form and techniques you will gain from this workshop is important. There is no just starting to use humour and irrelevance to change problem behaviours or thinking without the correct methods and explanations in advance. This is The Bubble of Possibility.

The Bubble is a safe space where the art of Thought Provoking Philosophising takes place. You will learn all about this early on in the first morning. Then the days will evolve outwards with demonstrations and a great deal of practicing drills, which when brought together, lead to the art in practice.

Now, helping clients change is both the clients and therapists role. The therapist is an outside influence that will both recognise and then provoke you out of negative and self defeating patterns using humour, irrelevance and sincere compassion, creating new neural patterns and pathways away from pain and problems.

Attend this Thought Provoking Philosophising to learn an art that can help you and your clients move away from problem behaviours and habits into that river of life that moves us onwards into the living real life that is our human right.

Completing this workshop you will have :

  • The structures and patterns that come together to make an art form in chance work and therapy.
  • The ability to recognise and divert problem thinking and behaviour into new neural patterns of choice.
  • Expanded and enhanced your skills and methods to help your clients more; and yourself.
Disclaimer : Those who are about to laugh, we salute you. Humour in this sense, the sense of Thought Provoking Philosophising is not about telling jokes. This is about learning structures and patterns through drills and practice. To create a workable art form.


Thought Provoking Philosophising – with Phil Jeremiah IV
The Strategic use of Humour in Changework

Jesmond Dene Conference Center
Newcastle upon Tyne

March 23-24 : £150


February NLP and Hypnotherapy Newcastle Practice Day : Sunday 10th

NLP if you have studied it and have gone a wee bit more than the techniques that have condensed out of modelling the best of the best offers one way to absorb and personify the kind of skills you might be dreaming of. Perchance to dream!

Skills come from Practice and Play

Beginning in February, there will be more of the monthly NLP and Newcastle Hypnotherapy practice group … and this is going to be on Sunday. I want to see how Sunday practice goes. It seems to work well for the church so here it is.

Newcastle NLP Practitioner

In addition to what is requested on the day, February NLP Newcastle Practice Group has the following ideas for exploration :

Being Present

This has applications for minimising psychological ( and physical ) pain and will be implementing some methods from Gestalt Therapy with some ideas from Zen.


Exploring how to recreate and access positive states so you can feel happier and ways to change or reduce negative states, again so you can feel happier.

Sunday 10th February
9.30am to 5pm
Jesmond Dene Conference Centre
Only £20 for a full days Practice and Play in NLP