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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.





Humour In Therapy & Coaching Workshop : Newcastle April 21-22

Therapists, Counsellors, Hypnotherapists and all Professional Change Workers seem to me to require additional, unusual and precise methods. Having some structural and specialist methods to assist clients in creating the states that can honestly foster true and meaningful change in their life is important. Why?

Many change professionals become overly familiar with one or two techniques which will create positive changes for a high proportion of clients. When these methods fail more often than not the therapist becomes stuck and this is highly avoidable by adding some special strings to your bow.

Humour In Therapy Coaching DVD

And this workshop is not for everyone. Some counsellors, NLP’s and therapists will find this kind of safe, structural and humour based approach immoral, disrespectful or dangerous. And for those people they are dead right.

For the more creative, smart and open to experience a powerful change tool this may be the bow string you can rely on when the shot is a tricky one. Come and learn and experience 1:1 how Phil Jeremiah IV creates the states of change others can’t.

Humour in Therapy and Coaching is a two day workshop where you will get the inside structure of how Phil goes about his change work.

Workshop April 21-22 Newcastle upon Tyne

Costs £199 including a free copy of Humour In Therapy & Coaching 6 DVD set.

More information and immediate secure booking click here

Humour In Therapy & Changework – Nigel Hetherington

NLP Training in Newcastle has a particularly complementary  asset. It is called Humour In Therapy and Coaching.

As a change worker or NLP Practitioner working here in the North East or elsewhere you will certainly have had clients where you scratched your head and wondered what you could do differently so you could be of more assistance quicker. As a change professional, Newcastle NLP practitioner Newcastle hypnotherapy counsellor or coach you will have what is often called a toolbox.

Your toolbox will likely be a set of techniques or processes you have acquired from a wide variety of professional fields like Newcastle nlp, counselling, solution orientated change work or hypnotherapy In Newcastle this April there is the opportunity to add another tool to update and expand your box.

Humour In Therapy and Coaching could be considered just another very neat addition to your professional change work took kit. You may just find that Humour In Therapy and Coaching becomes one of your crown jewels in your change work array of structured processes you can use to help unstick stuck clients.

Phil will facilitate a co-created experience and over two days give you a firm and well established foundation of the the structure of his work with two days of experiential training.

Phill Jeremiah’s works using humour in change work and therapy is  client centred  often irrelevant and a seriously humorous way of working. This approach helps even the most stuck clients make positive and beneficial change. A ‘Bubble’ session has the gentle power to help shift clients from problem states to resource states and create lasting and powerful change. In the ‘Bubble of Possibility’ anything and everything is possible … from 20 years plus experience in using his humour based approach he is a jewel among change professionals.

Phil has been providing training in the UK and Europe for over 20 years to a wide range of professionals and organisations and has worked in the field of personal development for even longer. He was a qualified Senior Mental Health Social Worker, approved under the Mental Health Act 1983. Phil has extensive training and a wealth of  experience in the fields of adult psychiatry, psychotherapy, counselling, hypnosis, brief therapy, NLP, EFT, EMDR, Life coaching and clinical risk assessment in mental health. Newcastle NLP Training Newcastle hypnotherapy training compatible.

April 21-22 : Newcastle upon Tyne : £199

NLP Practitioner Training North East and Newcastle : January 2012

May you live in interesting times …” – Chinese proverb

Thirteen ten places available …

Today and now we are all living in the most interesting of times. Not least because the world, our economy and our life are often perceived as spinning into places of uncertainty and worry. No matter how you interpret this quote we can know that there exists both serious challenges and serious opportunities ahead of us. My question to you is … are you ready to make seriously positive changes in your life and well-being?

Life changing, life giving. An amazing journey begun. Love the fact you ( nigel ) are so available between the contact days. Many many thanks.

David Mills

JANUARY 2012 BOOKING AND DETAILS …


This has truly been the best training / development event I have ever attended. I was totally taken out of my comfort zone, as the course was delivered in a totally different way to what I was used to.However the results were amazing. My own understanding and also understanding of others has improved vastly. My interest in NLP is now a passion and I can’t wait to develop my knowledge and skills further. Nigel is truly inspirational and wow! have I enjoyed myself. I never believed I would be able to ‘coach’ someone successfully, using a funny voice! Thank you so much.

Lorraine Lord

Now is the perfect time to enrich who you are and learn to run your own mind and well-being with NLP Practitioner training. Eighteen days over six months beginning in January 2012. This training is experiential and you learn through doing followed by deep reflection. This Newcastle NLP Practitioner training is the very likely the best value in the UK. Only £595 with just 13 places currently available on this January Training.

“I would 100% recommend this course. I have been on an incredible journey that has changed my life on so many levels. Thank you

Angela Lynn

A very enjoyable and experiential course. The exercises are well thought out and assist the continued building and learning throughout the course. Nigel is very generous and willing to share his skills and experiences. He imparts just the right amount of theory between exercises to stimulate further learning of the material.

Bryan Wright

JANUARY 2012 BOOKING AND DETAILS …


Sometimes it can feel as if of joy is being is excessively taxed by external events and situations that we can’t control. It can seem like our peace of mind and quality of life are largely dependent on external forces. Sometimes it can feel like we have lost the scent of our trail, the trail that can be described as our bliss. When fear, loss and worry are your instructors then it may be time to change class and explore ways in which you can be much more able and empowered to take back the innate sense of well-being that is our natural birthright.

Get ready for a journey. This course is life changing, you learn so much. before I joined this course I had worked in Learning & Development for 6 years and thought I had a full toolkit, how my mind has been opened & my toolkit increased. For anyone, make this course happen for yourself.

Neil Black – Senior Training Consultant

Don’t You Honestly Want To …

  • Get back on track again and live a more meaningful and purposeful life?
  • Learn to run your own mind and brain in better ways?
  • Have the tools and skills that promote well-being?
  • Be more able to generate highly resourceful states?
  • Learn hypnosis and hypnotic communication?

Your brain is ‘like‘ a computer, it is not a computer, it is like a computer. The brain is the most complex process we know and it comes without a users manual. NLP Practitioner training is one way you can ‘use your brain for a change and keep the change‘.

JANUARY 2012 BOOKING AND DETAILS …

Attending this NLP Practitioner training course will of course not ensure you immediately find your ideal ‘job’ or vocation in life. It wont make you able to bullet proof and it won’t make you sudeenly an enlightened being. It may pave the ways to all of these with string foundations … the rest is really up to you …

The pace and practicality of the practitioner course were perfect in terms of identifying personal traits that I wanted to explore in my model of the world. I found ways to integrate the teachings I learned into a number of facets of both work and personal / social life. I fully recommend this course for personal development and life enhancement in general.

Tor Bruce – CEO Registered Charity

You Might Be asking Which Kind Of People Get The Most From This Training?

  • Being willing to explore, experiment and have fun in learning.
  • To temporarily put aside past concepts and limiting beliefs.
  • Participate fully in the exercises and support a positive learning environment.
  • your attitude … bring it!

I’ve trained with 3 different NLP companies before; this was by far the best experience by a long way.

Martyn Healey – MD Real Radio

About Your Facilitator

Since 2005 Nigel Hetherington has been facilitating NLP and Hypnotherapy training. Nigel, lead facilitator is an approved NLP Trainer via John Grinder ( NLP Co-Creator ), The Professional Guild of NLP and The Society of NLP ( Dr. Christina Hall ). However credentials and certificates are not what this training is about. His style is supportive, humorous and provocative. This is about an experience that can change how your think and lead to a deeper and more meaningful life.

Want to know more about Nigel? Check out over 100 NLP and Hypnosis videos from Nigel on YouTube here.

Nigel presents NLP in a very fun and memorable way. He has a skill in teaching some complex stuff in an easy way – mega engaging! Useful tools acquired which will definitely add to counselling skills as well as personal development.

Marie Strizaker

Loving this training! It is engaging, life changing and what I call cheep ( seriously affordable ) at £595.

Ruth Hindmarsh

Booking

A £150 deposit secures you place for the January-June NLP Training. Currently just 13 10 places currently available.

Dates :  Jan 27-29, Feb 24-26, Mar 23-25, Apr 27-29, May 25-27, June 22-24

This training is hands on, interactive and fun. You’ll leave with new skills and understandings that will serve you well in all aspects of your life.

There are just thirteen ten places currently available … Take Action Now! BOOK YOUR PLACE …

Looking forward to seeing you in January 2012.

Humour In Therapy And Coaching DVD

Humour In Therapy & Coaching DVD

When we remember even just one of the times when we have quite literally cried laughing, we remember something else too! We remember that honest laughter more then makes us feel very good, we remember laughter can be one of the greatest and most powerful of healers.

This comprehensive six DVD set “Humour In Therapy & Coaching” is an absolute gold mine for any of us serious about using humour in our therapy and coaching practices. As well as a powerful, safe and fresh approach, this DVD set is an extremely thought provoking recording from a fantastic two day workshop.

  • Rich in Content and Process Examples
  • Non-liner Learning
  • Exercises and Drills
  • Full Sessions
  • Session Debriefing

Phil provides training, motivational speaking and support to organisations in the use of humour. Laughter in the workplace is proven to reduce symptoms of stress and can promote good team working in a fun way with groups or individuals. This two day workshop offers us the opportunity to experiment with, understand why and how, and develop confidence in using humour in coaching or therapy.

It’s a must for your development and an even greater must for right now – with our economic and social structures all in turmoil, we could all do with a little humour to help us frame it in ways that are useful to and for us and to and for our clients.

Paula McCormack – UK Social Leaders Coach

Phill Jeremiah’s ‘Humour Worx’ using humour in therapy is a seriously humorous, often irrelevant and completely client centred way of working. This approach helps even the most stuck clients make beneficial changes. A ‘Bubble’ session has the gentle power to help shift clients from problem states to resource states and create lasting and powerful change. In the ‘Bubble of Possibility’ anything and everything is possible …

With 20 years plus experience in using a humour based approach, maybe you are ready to come on this exciting journey into the Bubble Of Possibility … So … What is the Bubble Of Possibility?

Nigello, Yes Phil has lit a fire. Now I will now illuminate you!

Jay Arnot

The 6 disc DVD from Phil Jeremiah will guide you through a full weekend’s workshop so you get the skills, techniques, processes and a structure to using Humour In Therapy & Coaching as an integral part inside your client and coaching practice.


Buy this comprehensive DVD of a full two day workshop with Phil right now.

I thoroughly enjoyed Phil’s workshop. Apart from the actual content, which was fascinating, his slick delivery meant that the weekend flew by. He is a superb and extremely humorous presenter, who could give many comedians a run for their money! He brought the topic to life through a wide range of actual examples and life experience. Thought Provoking Dialogue is a brilliant tool which complements other approaches. I have used it regularly since to great effect.”

Carol Barwick

Phil Jerimiah has been providing training in the UK and Europe for over 20 years to a wide range of professionals and organisations and has worked in the field of personal development for even longer. He was a qualified Senior Mental Health Social Worker, approved under the Mental Health Act 1983. Phil has extensive training and a wealth of experience in the fields of adult psychiatry, psychotherapy, counselling, hypnosis, brief therapy, NLP, EFT, EMDR, Life coaching and clinical risk assessment in mental health.

I attended the workshop for Thought Provoking Dialogue (TPD) without any prior knowledge of what this therapy actually meant in terms of therapeutic change work. I listened to Phil Jeremiah who explained what TPD was and also observed him whilst he carried out this work in his metaphorical “Bubble of Possibilities”. All I can say is that when the change happened, for whoever sat in that bubble with him, it was almost palpable as I sat in the audience and witnessed the change happening to that person in front of me. I got into the bubble with Phil Jeremiah and can say without reservation that he is an exceptionally skilled therapist, indeed at times it was as if he could read my mind before even I knew what was on it. I have heard and read the statement that TPD is not for everyone! I would disagree with that and say it is a necessary part of any therapists toolbox if they are committed to facilitating change for the client and, therefore, would urge all therapists to attend Phil Jeremiah’s TPD workshop and get one of the most skilled therapists to teach this art to them

Christine Brock


So, here it is a DVD of a Humour Worx weekend. This is specifically for therapists, coaches, change workers and anyone interested in adding and incorporating a real dimension into how you work with clients.

When I first did the ‘Thought Provoking Dialogue’ weekend course with Phil Jerimiah, I was not sure of what to expect. What I found was a very fun way of resolving problems, that was both rapid and very effective. The processes used are very well structured as is the teaching methodology, which involves clear explanations along with actual practice of the processes involved. All in all an excellent piece of therapeutic technology.

Huw Dampney

Buy this 6 DVD set covering the entire weekends training with an extra complementary CD audio ( mp3 ) of the entire weekend right away.

This is costing you £99. And that is nowt ( newcastilism ) to be demonstrate and actualise and integrate the process again and again.

Buy it now!

Laugh & Learn!!

Buy this now and you get the full weekend’s seminar of training that you can watch and learn again and again. Plus a bonus mp3 audio from the DVD.


North East NLP Practice Group : Improvisation In Therapy & Coaching : Nigel Hetherington & Ruth Hindmarsh

This month’s offering at the Newcastle & North East NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice Group is Improvisation Skills in Therapy & Coaching … It’s for those of us who will go the extra extra mile to engender generative change.

20th April : Powerful and Exceptionally Meaningful Therapist Skills … Come … Here … And Co-Create …

When we are working in the role of a change consultant, therapist, facilitator or coach we do have an outcome in mind that is to facilitate a real, honest and empowering environment of exploration for our clients. How can we tune into being this creative?

Way too many change consultants can’t get out of their own way, in terms of making a real step or going out of their own comfort zone to enable their clients to do the same. What can we do to get to grips with getting out of our own way and facilitate real change experience?

There is a real need and requirement to be able to create a context for generative change which is enabling and at the same time, truly an honest and very creative place. When we hold a perspective of being seriously creative, we can see a clear path to genuinely enabling changes …

Performing arts and drama facilitation expert, Ruth Hindmarsh will facilitate a fun and safe space to really be the change consultant you know are, with fun and real purpose.

Within a sequence of exercises, Ruth and myself will integrate play, fun and creativity into tools and process’s you can easily merge into your professional practice and your life to make your sessions and interactions much more creative as well as bringing a smile and sense of something more deeply connecting into our work, play time and life as a whole.

Very much for those of us who are serious about change …

Facilitators : Ruth Hindmarsh & 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. Third Wednesday of the month.

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


Humour In Therapy & Coaching : April 9-10 : £99

A two day workshop in using Humour in Change Work : April 9-10 : £99.0 : Newcastle upon Tyne with Phil Jeremiah.

Phill Jeremiah’s work using humour in therapy is a seriously humorous, often irrelevant and completely client centred way of working. This approach helps even the most stuck clients make beneficial changes. A ‘Bubble’ session has the gentle power to help shift clients from problem states to resource states and create lasting and powerful change. In the ‘Bubble of Possibility’ anything and everything is possible … With 20 years plus experience in using a humour based approach, maybe you are ready to come on this exciting journey into the Bubble Of Possibility … So … What is the Bubble Of Possibility?

Phil provides training, motivational speaking and support to organisations in the use of humour. Laughter in the workplace is proven to reduce symptoms of stress and can promote good team working in a fun way with groups or individuals. This two day workshop offers us the opportunity to experiment with, understand why and how, and develop confidence in using humour in coaching or therapy.

It’s a must for your development and an even greater must for right now – with our economic and social structures all in turmoil, we could all do with a little humour to help us frame it in ways that are useful to and for us and to and for our clients.

Paula McCormack – UK Social Leaders Coach

 

Humour can help to break old patterns and establish new ones

 

This workshop is April 9-10 : There are only ten places :
Your investment for two days training in fully utilising
Humour in Change Work is a very reasonable £99.00

 

 

What is the Bubble Of Possibility?

The ‘Bubble’ is a safe space created in advance of any therapeutic or coaching work. Humour Worx change consultants, explain what can happen in this space, a space where the agent of change will and can do anything and everything to assist their client in making an honest and lasting change, from a problem space to something much more resourceful.

All participants will receive

  • A robust structure to utilise humour in change work
  • Personal change work with the group via exercises
  • The opportunity to do a 1:1 session with Phil
  • New and different perspectives and methodologies to use humour in your own work and practices

So many research papers and books tell us of the positive effects of laughter. Apparently 20 minutes of laughter is equivalent to 20 minutes of physical activity, likened to an inner form of jogging. It may well act as a buffer against day to day stressful perceptions. However, laughter is not easy to come by in our mixed up fear driven world. Consequently Humour Worx sets out to challenge our sometimes negative mind-sets and self-limiting beliefs.

I thoroughly enjoyed Phil’s workshop. Apart from the actual content, which was fascinating, his slick delivery meant that the weekend flew by. He is a superb and extremely humorous presenter, who could give many comedians a run for their money!

He brought the topic to life through a wide range of actual examples and life experience.

Humour Worx is a brilliant tool which complements other approaches. I have used it regularly since to great effect.

Carol Barwick – Carol Barwick Associates Ltd.

 

Research shows that laughter can help to boost the immune system

 

This workshop is all about therapeutic uses of humour and a Humour Worx approach to real change. An absolute must for therapists, coaches, trainers and all people helpers! Phil Jeremiah was one of Frank Farrelly’s ( Provocative Therapy ) earliest and brightest students.

When I first did the ‘Humour Worx’ weekend course with Phil Jeremiah, I was not sure of what to expect. What I found was a very fun way of resolving problems, that was both rapid and very effective. The processes used are very well structured as is the teaching methodology, which involves clear explanations along with actual practice of the processes involved. All in all an excellent piece of therapeutic technology.

Huw Dampney – Artist, Senior Martial Arts Instructor

 

April 9-10 2011 : Humour In Therapy & Coaching : £99
There are ONLY 10 places for this event. Make sure you get yours! Act Now and Book Your Place.

 

 

“Creativity and humour are closely linked

 

Phil has been providing training in the UK and Europe for over 20 years to a wide range of professionals and organisations and has worked in the field of personal development for even longer. He was a qualified Senior Mental Health Social Worker, approved under the Mental Health Act 1983. Phil has extensive training and a wealth of experience in the fields of adult psychiatry, psychotherapy, counselling, hypnosis, brief therapy, NLP, EFT, EMDR, Life coaching and clinical risk assessment in mental health.