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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.

Hypnosis Training Course – Newcastle upon Tyne

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Recently the NHS has announced that over 100 staff are likely to be made redundant in yet another exercise in job, staffing and service cuts. All of the redundancies are being said to be voluntary. A very similar offer was made towards the end of the 1980’s when a market crash, an old oil war scuffle and a trade bubble burst.

The people that took the offer of a ‘golden handshake’ were the people who thrived on change and took the opportunity to do something different with their lives. The people who stayed behind were the people who sought security, the least creative and the people that companies really could do without.

Download : 10 Good Reasons To Do A Clinical Hypnotherapy Training

If you are one of the many hundreds of people in the North East, Northumberland, Newcastle, Tyneside, Teeside and Tyne and Wear who will have the opportunity to retrain and look to set up working in a sector that thrills and excites you; Look to NLP training with Communicating Excellence ( Beginning January 2011 ) and to learning Clinical Hypnotherapy ( August 2010 and January 2011 ).

NLP or Neurolinguistic programming is a time proven way to increase your communication skills, learn how you think and act to change your life much for the better. Take the opportunity now to think and plan how you want your life to be. Not just now but in ten years, in twenty years. How do you really want to make the difference for yourself?

Study Clinical Hypnotherapy here in Newcastle and Master hypnotic language, coaching tools and processes, understand hypnotherapeutic change tools and approaches.  Take the opportunity to learn skills that can change your life and others. Get a professionally recognised qualification in Clinical Hypnotherapy.

Click on the links to read testimonials, get the insight on how these trainings run and how you can change your life in new and positive ways.

Clinical Hypnotherapy Training

NLP Practitioner Training

Newcastle Hypnosis and Therapy Practice Group – March 4th

Clean Therapy ™

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The March event for the Trance Cafe is Clean Therapy ™.  Newcastle upon Tyne Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis practice group.

This is the current evolution and culmination of my own experience, practice and successful application of content free therapeutic process of the previous six years.

I was initially introduced to ‘Clean Language‘ the work of the late David Grove modelled as Symbolic Modelling from Penny Thomkins and James Lawley.

My association and work with John Grinder opened up, from this very useful beginning what Clean Elicitation ™ ( cleanlanguage is a functional sub-set of this ) really is and can be.

The work of Lakoff and Johnson in terms of Metaphor, and my background in software engineering, physics and math allowed me to apply what is necessarily and possibly possible to this field in terms of real and likely connection.

The result is Clean Therapy. This is a provocative, opportunistic and humanistic approach to change. This is a process oriented methodology to creating and engendering change with clients and yourself – At a very, very  specific level.

The basic variables involved are time, space and ‘logical’ categories.  The level of work involved can be defined as pseudo ‘real’ or ‘metaphorical’.  All problems are shuffled to a higher or metaphorical level where the usual conscious mind processes are quite literally disengaged.

This is another way of re-quoting Einstein’s famoused words that the thinking involved in problem formulation ‘will not necessarily’ be the thinking ( actions  ) involved in problem resolution.

This workshop in March 09 will demonstrate and deliver Solution Focused Clean Therapy interventions.

There are 12 places on this event and the price is £15.00. This is a three hour training from 6-9 pm on March 4th.

10 Hints & Tips for surviving a temporary recession – HT eight

ISS Propulsion Module (NASA)Image via WikipediaHere we are at Hint and Tip number eight. You have probably done a great deal of work, if you have done the exercises to be here in a fully participatory way.

You will have explored not just your goals but things like the consequences ( positive, negative and sameness ) of your changing situation. You have explored your outcome from differing perspectives and multiple ways in which expanding options could or could not take place.

The well formed outcome process ( Andy’s compass exercise ) may have given you more new information or some kind of realisation about what is really involved. You may even be consciously aware of how the language you use with yourself either verbally or non-verbally ( with or without sound ) can change the way you can experience your outcome in the future.

now, this is the part where you, yes, you! Begin the enrichment and enhancement of the deep desire and motivation to propel yourself to seeing it through.  See, it is ultimately ( as previous exercise may have shown you ) up to or down to you.

Apollo Soyuz Test Project Soyuz booster on lau...Image via WikipediaOK. Here you are with outcomes, well formed goals or things you really want to achieve. At this point the words aren’t really that important.  What is important is that you have an idea, a feeling, a representation, a sense of what this is really going to be like when you have it. That’s the VAKGO representation.

So here is the missing part from the well formed outcome process. What is it? That is going to start you and move you, pushing from one direction and pulling from the other that is going to make it much more possible that you get what you want.

This is in addition to the ecology ( personal congruency ) checks you have already done.

OK this is it.

Take your goal ( maybe the first one ) and ask yourself the following questions. Then answer it.  This is the beginning of honest and deeper propelling motivation.

Goal: What is important both to you and for you ( specific words from Dr. Christina Hall )  about fully achieving this goal?

Your answer “it is … X”

Having got some answer – ‘X’,

What is important about having ‘X’, that gets you what?

Your answer “it is … Y”

Having got some answer – ‘Y’,

What is important about having ‘Y’ what does that get you?

Your answer “it is … A”

Now, having put your goal into a much bigger context or bigger picture, I invite you to really think and give your full attention to what having ‘A’ in just the right and proper way your having ‘A’ is all about for you.

When you have got it and you have really got it, notice how you are feeling and especially having this realisation now notice how are you breathing… Breath it in and have it. Hold it for awhile… Relish the feeling, savour it.

This is your motivation… This is your motivation.

and now, having had this physical experience and remembering how you are breathing in this experience … and remembering it, now, let it go.

Shake it off… wiggle wiggle – That is BREAK STATE

After shaking it off, get it back, state ‘A’ recreate it … now … feel it, see it, smell it, taste it…

The easiest way is to replicate it, is your breathing, while remembering the ‘higher’ driving purpose and real importances of your outcome.

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Lock it in, in your motivation, ‘A’ and connect this with your goal.

This deeply moving motivation will make your goal so much more possible. Having this fully and completely as you do now, what, as you think about it are your next steps…

More to follow, get it on!

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Elman Induction

One of the simplest and certainly most effective hypnotic inductions is the Elman Induction.  It is a rapid, permissive and direct induction.

I looked on the internet to see if this was easily available for people to study and found very little unless you signed up for it.

I want to make hypnosis much more available than what it is on-line.

This exert is produced with permission from one of my Clinical Hypnosis  Weekend courses that are run in Newcastle upon Tyne.

This video give the basic demonstration. There are a lot of subtleties that go hand in hand with the process that are not explicated. Learning really should be fun! Enjoy.

Elman Hypnosis Induction

NLP Fast Phobia Cure – Free NLP Resources

The NLP Fast Phobia Cure was created by Richard Bandler.

For a graphical PDF of the complete fast phobia cure process, including additional steps that make the process even easier to run and end steps which seem to make a more generative change log on to my Free NLP Resources page.

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Nigel Hetherington
Excellence in NLP and Clinical Hypnotherapy

Applied Hypnosis 2 Day Training Newcastle

2 Day Introduction to Hypnosis Training Course

Self hypnosis is great for deep relaxation and meditation. Easily learn it in just one weekend with a hypnosis introduction training here in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Learning Hypnosis can help you to make genuinely positive changes in your life, change how you feel about things and how you go about getting much more of what you want.

The next hypnosis training weekend is November 22-23 and is superb value costing only £95 click here for full details and booking.

Learn the many ways in which hypnosis can help you cope with daily stress in health drug free ways.

Self Hypnosis – North East and Newcastle 2 Day Workshop – July 08

Do you want to experience hypnotic states?
Varying degrees of trance
have the experience of hypnosis?
Then if this is you then this is
an excellent way to
transform your wishes into reality…

This is for anyone who is
interested in discovering and experiencing what hypnosis is about and
what you can do with it. Ideal for the healing and helping professions,
self development and a great place to start if you are thinking about
pursuing a more advanced hypnotherapy qualification.

Do something about it NOW and

Learn the skills and secrets of self hypnosis for Health, Healing, Relaxation and Self Discovery

This is not a stuffy boring lecture NO
This workshop is all about doing

click here to discover what you can learn and experience

This workshop will be held at The Clinical Skills Centre, Coach Lane,
Northumbria University Campus, Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday and
Sunday the 12th and 13th July 2008. Time 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Book your place NOW!

two days of hypnosis training
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Hypnotherapy practice group in North East Newcastle upon Tyne

Guilt and Shame are loaded heavy emotions.

The Trance Cafe is a practice group in the North East of England, Newcastle for hypnotherapists and NLP therapists.

Come and explore ways to resolve these debilitating emotions using NLP and Hypnotherapy methods at The Trance Cafe

Peoples values ( conscious or unconscious ) are at the root of both guilt and shame but they are very different emotions.

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

Hypnotherapy for anaesthetic pain control

Communicating Excellence’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma Training course here in Newcastle will show you how to control pain to such a level that you could undergo a legitimate operation.

recently Alex Lenkei a hypnotherapist from Sussex hypnotised himself whilst surgeons cut, sawed and chiselled bone out of his hand. Click here to read the full BBC news article.

If you would like to become a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist or want to experience an Introduction to hypnosis both training course in hypnosis and hypnotherapy take place in Newcastle upon Tyne.

nigel hetherington

Communicating Excellence
Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Clinical Hypnotherapy Training