Category Archives: Brief Therapy

Playful Change – Humour In Therapy : Exceedingly Good Additions For Your Therapy Toolbox : November 2014

If you are an NLP Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Solution Focused Therapist, counsellor or a change worker of any form you will deeply understand the value of having several approaches to complement your main profession.

Effective therapy often involves going beyond any one specific protocol or pattern because all of our clients are individuals and respond better to some forms of intervention that others. That’s why its invaluable to have a variety of tools that can help your clients out of seemingly intractable thinking patterns or behaviours.

Phil Jeremiah is coming to Newcastle ( for the third time in four years ) this November to share his latest additions in the world of Playful Change. That is the structured use of humour and playfulness within a safe therapeutic setting.

Now have you ever considered the structured and deliberate use of humour, irrelevance and playfulness as applied to therapy? Especially with the people you find the most challenging to work with.

Playful Change in Therapy

Completing this workshop you will have both the skills and competency to interject irrelevance, humour or positive shock which can be easily incorporated into your current work or you could just as well utilise a full 20 minute Playful Change session inside your therapy work too.

The workshop will include patterns, group work and the opportunity to work with Phil one to one in a full 20 minute Playful Change session.

So you are confident in your application of the skills there will be many drills and exercises where you practice the patterns continuing to build on what you are learning over the weekend.

The weekend is guaranteed to be fun, relevant and structured. You can anticipate having a real laugh while your learning in experience.

November 22-23 : Newcastle upon Tyne : £150

Before the booking information, Im going to share a little history about how I was introduced to Phil and why I am inviting him back to Newcastle.

I was introduced and recommended to Phil’s work in 2009 by one of my first excellent teachers of NLP. Such a recommendation was real interesting and couldn’t be refused so I acted immediately intending to bring Phil to Newcastle.

Following a couple of telephone conversations and emails, I realised Phil is very much a kindred spirit and soon we had arranged dates for a two day training in the North East.

In early 2010 Phil came to Newcastle to teach Humour Works to a group of Hypnotherapists,  NLP Practitioners and a smattering of Solution Focused therapists and counsellors. The weekend was a huge success and the feedback from participants was extremely positive.

Phil Jeremiah IV is a world class exponent of Provocative Change, Thought Provoking Dialogue and Playful Change. Phil was one of Frank Farrelly’s ( creator of provocative therapy ) early and close in students.

My opinion is Phil is the slickest and most natural exponent of any of the ‘provocative’ styles facilitators I have seen. Plus his being a superb and fun teacher makes this a training you really must attend. You will be learning much more that patterns, you will be learning application and style.

BOOKING

November 22-23 : Newcastle upon Tyne : £150

There are 21 14 places currently available.





NCCCT Conference 2011 – Nigel Hetherington

May 14-15 will see in the first Northern Change Workers, Counsellors, Coaches and Therapist Conference [ NCCCTC ] held at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. There are still tickets available to, more on that in a little bit.

The NCCCTC organised by Nigel Hetherington ( me ), is a gathering of the change workers and change consultants who are early adopters, the so called progressive front, of those of us who want new and different perspectives, ways of connecting and insights on how to improve our professional ( and personal ) practice in the world of change professionals and therapeutic partnerships.

This conference brings together eight accomplished and highly skilled change professionals who’s passions is to share and learn from each and everyone at the conference, with a view to highlighting effective principles, models and refined ways of working with our clients.

The NCCCTC is an extremely low cost, very high quality event that will deliver a multitude of different perspectives which all participants are invited to explore. The intention of this is not an intellectual exercise but to share and explore our modes, methods and principles of how we approach the business of change work. Each presenter will share their individual ways of working. At the bigger perspective all of these methods are really very effective and participants will get the different flavours of change work offered. Not so much a change work pick and mix, more a change principles ( with methods and process ) exploration.

There is no one ‘right’ way to approach change work, and the invitations are to absorb and assimilate all of the principles and process’s offered and then go out into the real world, your practice, and explore how you can make the most helpful and even profound changes in both your clients and yourself, updating how you choose to work. You can anticipate both theory but more so practice, with exercises and real world experience.

This is a wonderful opportunity for both seasoned professionals and people new to the field of professional change work to get insights into how we operate and work with clients. You can anticipate a wide variety of different approaches and tactics. And so much more …

The NCCCTC will close for general booking on Monday 9th May. It is a real bargain, and an honest investment in your professional practice @ £40 for two full days, with eight top tacticians posing as presenters.

Venue : Rutherford Hall, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne : 14-15 may 2011

Booking, information and all other details – click here : www.nccctc.co.uk

Northern Change Workers Counsellors Coaches and Therapist Conference – May 14-15

I am seriously delighted and very excited to now be announcing the first Northern ChangeWorkers, Counsellors, Coaches and Therapists Conference ( NCCCTC ), here in Newcastle. A conference where we are continuing to highlight The North East as a centre for Excellence in Change Work and Therapy.

With our Magnificent Seven presenters, we can all draw from their experience and absorb their uniquely individual approach to successful change work.

Get their real MASSIVE value insights and their methods that the top North East Change Professionals, Coaches and Therapists use One to One with clients.

A genuine golden opportunity to learn from top North East change workers and to do some great networking and create new relationships. Book right away as there are limited places …

 

 

Conference topics will include:

  • General ways and methodologies for Brief Therapy.
  • Working with Eating Disorders.
  • Grief and Bereavement.
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
  • Self Acceptance.
  • Dealing with Guilt.
  • True Co-Creative Coaching Alliances.

Enter your name & email now to receive a FREE audio CD interview with Harry Knox ( Brief Grief Therapy ) and Sharon Cox ( Eating Disorders ) discussing their backgrounds and providing insights into how they work in their specialised fields.

 

The NCCCT conference, over two days in May 14-15, is specifically for all of us people involved in professional change work as counsellors, therapists and coaches. And now by attending you will get:

  • Insights and practices of the top professionals.
  • The best value conference this year by far.
  • Specific methods for your client groups.
  • Incredible networking opportunities.

The ticket price for this two full day conference is only £40 and this IS incredible value for a two day conference. BUT

If you ACT NOW and are one of the first 100 people to book your place you get your ticket for ONLY £30.  So, go ahead and BOOK YOUR PLACE now!

 

 

As well as all attendants receiving a series of interviews with the presenters which will give you a general overview of the presenters unique way of working all conference participants will be able to discover the ways and methodologies in which to work with your clients with Eating Disorders, Grief and Bereavement, Solution Focused Therapy, Self Acceptance, Guilt, True Co-Creative Coaching Alliances and a great deal more.

NCCCTC  is taking place in May 14-15 in Newcastle upon Tyne 2011. Be Sure You Attend!

Introducing our presenters for 2011, each with many years of both one to one experience as well as excellent group facilitation skills:

Harry KnoxBereavement and Brief Grief Therapy
With an unparalleled career of over 30 years working in psychiatry in the NHS. Harry now splits his time between supervision, one to one therapy and training facilitation. As a Master practitioner and accredited trainer of NLP, Harry has a unique, humorous and entirely engaging style to change work and is the creator of ‘Brief Grief Therapy’.

Sharon CoxEating Disorder Specialist
Sharon is a BACP accredited counsellor, with a private practice based in North Tyneside, offering both short and long-term counselling for a wide range of psychological and emotional concerns. She provides counselling supervision to both training and qualified counsellors and has extensive experience in Substance Misuse, Bereavement Care and Victim Support. Sharon’s special interest is in eating disorders. Combining a busy practice and training facilitation she is also studying to gain a PhD in Counselling Studies.

John Wheeler – Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Well published and equally well known in the field of Brief Therapy, John has over 18 years experience in facilitation, clinical supervision and one to one work both internationally and here in the UK. John is also responsible for the excellent BTNE organisation.

Rob McGinleyAnxiety And Depression
Rob S. McGinley is a qualified, experienced and effective counsellor. His extensive background includes bereavement & loss, work stress, relationship & family issues, depression & anxiety and youth counselling. BACP registered, Rob works as a counsellor/ NLP practitioner , has his own small private practice and  lectures full time on the counselling foundation degree  training program at TyneMet College.

Andy HuntCompassionate Self Acceptance
Andy works with people who give themselves a hard time,  judge themselves harshly, feel bad about themselves or spend far too much time having a problem with themselves. Andy’s clients may typically feel irresistibly drawn to choose situations and relationships that reinforce their bad opinion of themselves, Andy helps them to experience and make positive changes.  A NLP Master Practitioner, accredited EFT and NLP trainer, Andy is well know for his ability to run change processes while creating a deep and respectful rapport.

Paula McCormack – UK Social Leaders Coach
With over 20 years experience as both an individual and group development facilitator Paula has developed her own unique approach to change and development know as The Adaptive. Paula is dynamic and has an incredible ability to deeply connect and create the space that fosters true discoveries and engenders personal change.

Nigel Hetherington – Addictions & Trauma
Nigel is the NCCCTS organiser. He works as an approved NLP and Clinical Hypnotherapy training facilitator, has a private practice and is particularly interested in helping people recover and move forward in life from serious addictions, trauma and abusive relationships. Nigel facilitates regular NLP, Hypnotherapy and Therapist workshops and practice groups in the North East and Newcastle.

This conference is seriously affordable to everyone; Why? Because all of our presenters are dedicated to the real direction and goal of excellence in therapy for all attendees. We are all involved in developing further our skills and ways of practice in mutually beneficial and co-created change alliances.

Your personal investment for this value packed and quality information conference is ONLY £30 for the first 100 registrants. After this the price increases to £40, which is still excellent value. After 5th May the price increases to £50.

 

 

But think about this; £50 for a two day conference with the top therapists, change workers and coaches is still incredible value because you will get to understand the unique ways and methods of the presenters that they use which makes them the very top of their profession and they will be sharing their methods and ways of getting excellent results with their clients.

Spirituality in Coaching and Therapy

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.

Norman Vincent Peale

Spirituality In Coaching and Therapy – Newcastle NLP and Hypnosis Cafe Monday 7th February 7-9pm : Gosforth Library Newcastle NE3 3HD : £10 Including Biscuits. Book online below.

When we come direct from heart space we create an energetic connection that surpasses the concept of empathy or our multi-sensory capacity. In doing so we create the neutral void that two souls can share to explore, discover, test, challenge and shift. For us, this is our recipe for lasting and generative change.

So in this café Paula and Nigel will facilitate your unpacking of the deeper and more connecting ways in which yours and our therapeutic alliances work. How they are formed, how they grow and the effect and impact they have on our and the world.

We will open and share our thoughts and processes of how to develop co-created alliances by exploring the concepts of projections and reflections prior to, during and after a dynamic interaction. We will also consider projection and reflection in terms of attracting clients into your life for mutual healing and purposeful learnings.

Every person we meet has something to teach us, and every person has something to say that only they can say. We both believe we attract the clients that will help and be beneficial to our ongoing development. This may also include ‘healing’ your past. viz a vie we meet together to co-create something that is more than mutually beneficial …

From this place we’ll look at working from heart space that dynamically co-creates a change process as being fundamental in effective change and evolution work. We will show you how this offers a place that goes way beyond our understanding of rapport. Indeed it transcends the thoughts that if we shared some common value, belief, outcomes, goals and even purpose we can go anywhere in the relationship.

Newcastle NLP and Hypnosis Cafe

Monday 7th February 7-9pm :

Gosforth Library Newcastle NE3 3HD : £10 Including Biscuits.

Book online now.





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 www.changecamp.co.uk or call Andy Hunt on 0754 700 9116 or email andy@practicalwellbeing.co.uk

Elements of Generative Change

An exploration of the elements of assisting clients …

The process of generative change and opening possibilities to lead an even more meaningful and purposeful life is all about making connections between a goal or outcome and the inherent values, beliefs, purposes and motivations that are driving the outcome or goal.

By abstracting or generalising the driving forces or ‘what does this actually get you’ in terms of the goal you can assist your clients in experiencing the real purpose or meaning of their goal.

Hypnotherapy to Relieve Stress and Worry

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Film icon Mel Gibson has very recently had a 10 day hypnotherapy session to help him cope with all of the worry and stress in his life.

Pressure in our life is very real and also necessary. Pressure makes people perform, strive to be better and very often is actually a motivating force. When there is more pressure than a person perceives they can cope with, this is the beginnings of stress.

If you imagine a buffer, a container, then the container’s capacity can be thought of as the amount of pressure an individual can cope with. When circumstances and situations fill the pressure container past its limit, everything over and above the pressure limit is called stress.

The vast majority of people regularly exceed their pressure limit and experience stress for a short period of time and then get back to a healthy life balance living within their coping limits of pressure. Sometimes the excess pressure or stress is way too much and can go on for a long time. This is what really is know as serious stress. When life’s challenges and problems are much to much for you to cope with so you experience high levels of stress for most of the time.

Long term stress exposure is particularly bad for both physical and emotional health. It affects performance, can damage relationships and can lead to depression.

One really effective solution to relieve stress is hypnosis and hypnotherapy. This psychological method will initially reduce and alleviate the stress emotions and good therapy afterwards will help you formulate new strategies and actions that are made to stop you getting deep into the stress state in the first place, that is they will deal with the causes from a psychological perspective.

To get professional help so you can cope with stress and get your balanced life back contact me now! 0770 481 8467

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Super Brief Therapy

My good friend Andy Hunt recently posted this to our news group.

This is brilliant and demonstrates a very very brief therapy method. LOL!

Changing Your State with NLP : Cloud Process

States are created inside people. The way we respond to external or internal ( memories ) stimulus and events often determines the way we feel. There is literally no fine line between elicitation and installation. This is an installation and emergent – directed metaphor process.

Research indicates that 80% of what we see is created in the brain … it is what we see, either real time or memories that drive feelings. This is great news! Because by running your own brain you can massively influence how you feel.

NLP application is about running your own brain / neurology to create the stimulus to influence how you feel. How you feel, like motivation and desire to change your situation to something more beneficial is our human birth right.

This is a demonstration from the Communicating Excellence NLP Practitioner Training of how you can by using your internal memories with metaphoric and emergent installation techniques to CHANGE HOW YOU FEEL using only your own brain.

The excellent Cloud Process is a kind of directed and emergent metaphor. The Could Technique is designed by Kevin Creedon.

Therapist Thriving Practice Builder : Andrew T Austin : Newcastle upon Tyne

More Clients Thriving Practice

A workshop specifically for Therapists, Counsellors, Coaches, Hypnotherapists and any one in the profession of helping people to lead better, more productive and satisfying lives…

Andrew T Austin is probably the UK’s premier therapist. If you have had the experience of training with him you will know why. He is skilled, congruent and extremely successful.

Having a thriving practice is about much more than being extremely skilled.

Success, like Andy’s is not just about being a skilled therapist. Yes of course, this is a crucial part of the success equation, but only one part.

Success is not about luck, thought the better the strategy you follow the luckier you may well get.

Andy has built his reputation and practice over the past fifteen years, and this two day course is for all therapists, healers and people helpers to get to know what and how Andy has built his practice. This is the secrets and strategies that you can use to establish and build your own thriving practice.

This workshop is truly excellent value because depending on what you charge for the services you provide, you will have made you money back with between 2-6 clients.

A workshop specifically for Therapists, Counsellors, Coaches, Hypnotherapists and any one in the profession of helping people to lead better, more productive and satisfying lives … including you!

Saturday-Sunday March 6-7 2010

Caledonain Hotel
Jesmond
Newcastle upon Tyne

Cost £195

Book Before Jan 2010 for £175