Category Archives: NLP Practice Group

Conversational Postulate in Hypnosis

At this months NLP & Hypnosis Practice Group, The Trance Cafe the topic of exploration was the Milton Model. Specifically the use and understanding of the Conversational Postulate.

First we inquired into the meanings of the terms. Postulate means a assumption of some reality. But a Conversational Postulate is basically a question form where irrespective of the verbal answer will tend to invoke some kind of action in reality; be this a physical one and/or operating withing cognitive capacity.

Conversational Postulate Hypnosis Newcastle

The verbal answer is most commonly a YES/NO or less commonly I DON’T KNOW or MAYBE. The importance is what happens in actuality, an action or thought that is the subtle or indirect response that is usually inferred by the recipient of the Conversational Postulate question.

For instance:

  • Could you tell me the way to the station?
  • Won’t you sit down?
  • Might it be a good idea to talk about it?
  • Can I ask you to stand up please?
  • Will you show me that again?
  • Is there any more toilet paper?
  • Should you wait before ordering that book?

The basic form will take a MODAL OPERATOR such as Could, Can, Will, Might followed by a personal or group referential index such as YOU or YOUSE’ALL and then a request ( question ) which can be acted upon either physically or psychologically.

So a basic set up for an induction into trance could be:

Could you sit down please? … And can you take two or three deep breaths? … And might you relax your shoulders a little more? … And will you close your eyes momentarily or in just a little while?

So we now have the structure of :

[ C.P. ] [ Suggestion ]

eg [ Could you ] [ Sit Down ]

Following on from this we can use what I call a Conversational Softener or just a Softener that is spoken before the Conversation Postulate [ C.P. ]. For instance:

I wonder … Could you Sit Down? or OK Robert, Could you Sit Down?

Where a Softener is of the form : I wonder, OK Robert,  I’m wondering, Now etc.

If you are ready … Could you sit down please? … And Robert … can you take two or three deep breaths? … And now … might you relax your shoulders a little more? … And I’m wondering will you close your eyes momentarily or in just a little while?

[ Softener ] [ C.P. ] [ Suggestion ]

One of the most useful ( and indeed a social nicety ) words is please. There is one video I saw online of Erickson working with a client who would not at first close their eyes. Erickson used the work ‘please’ several times to affect this. Usually clients are not resistful or not wanting to co-operate so the use of ‘please’ has several uses.

The word ‘please’ in this developing structure can be used in a variety of places. It was found during the practice group that excessive use of ‘please’ felt somewhat unnatural. I leave you to explore this in your own ways. ‘Please’ will fit in any one ( or more ) of the structure sequence marker shown after the ‘Please’ modified ‘induction’ below.

If you are ready … Please could you sit down ? … And Robert … can you Please take two or three deep breaths? … And now … might you relax your shoulders a little more Please? … And I’m wondering will you Please close your eyes momentarily or in just a little while?

[ Softener ] [ -Please- ] [ C.P. ] [ -Please- ] [ Suggestion ] [ -Please- ]

You may have noticed that the last structure phrase in this basic induction is a double bind. The Conversation Postulate may be actualised immediately, or momentarily or in a little while as per the verbal question. So extending the ‘Suggestion’ part of the mini-structure, yes that can be a double ( or single bind ) bind.

[ Softener ] [ C.P. ] [ Please ] [ Suggestion ( Bind Form) ]

Now, as with all structures ( or process ) I wonder, can you thoroughly learn this with plenty of effortful practice or enhanced repetition and then please consciously forget them?

Negation and Negative Effect Postulates

I will leave this post with a little taster of what followed on from this exploration at the practice group; as in putting into a alternative mode of practice within the presented structure.

Assuming your practice partner is sitting down and their name is Mary.

Ok Mary … I see that you are not standing up … Please … I don’t know … can’t you stand up? … and go deeper into trance?

Or assuming Mary has her eyes open.

Mary … I notice your eyes are open … I don’t know … can you not close your eyes? … while you develop more of an altered state?

How I went from a job I hated, where I felt totally unappreciated and unfulfilled to discovering a purposeful way I do what I love to do and make a really good living helping people enrich their life.

In 1999 I got my dream job as a software programmer. I was self taught during a carer break where I discovered my previous dream degree related job was not all I imagined it to be. I was working offshore and making the connections between being in prison and living on an oil rig. Yes for sure it was very well paid but and it is a big but I was really not happy.

When I spoke to my family and closest friends about my emotional state, how I was hating working offshore they all pointed out their opinion on the money front. With what I was earning I could ‘retire’ in five years and buy lots of property and there was genuine job security. This was all true but I felt soulless and I was not feeling right with my lot.

All but one, they all told me to stick it out. One suggested I come home and start a restaurant with them. I took the cowards way out, the only way I could and quit my offshore job. But not to start a restaurant, that one luckily, in hind site, fell through.

I did have enough squirrelled away to take a year out and teach myself programming. See, I wanted to be a computer game programmer. I loved the idea of getting paid well to do something I loved to do and I was in love with computer games. So how to make that happen? For nearly a year every day I used my savings to live and study from text books the arts and science of programming. Now this is what I will call a total geek, me! That kind of geekeyness has never left and it is such as asset!

Grace Testimonial

Grace Testimonial

Well I did get a job in programming. It wasn’t game programming but it was programing and within a few years I had risen towards the top of a well principled Newcastle based software company that was in the business of medical imaging and oil and gas imaging. I loved that job and I really did – It wasn’t a job, it was a calling. Well kind of. That was until it went totally corporate and was bought out, as many highly successful oil related ventures do. But what was really the issue, yet again, was my emotional state. This time though it was going to be different. Why was this different this time you might ask?

In 2002 I had begun a journey into the world of Neurolinguistic Programming or NLP. At first just a couple of introductory courses which really sparked my interest in how I could alter and manage my own emotional state and that really equated to taking much more charge of my life and coming out of a poor me or as some call it a victim mentality.

I had done training with a well know local NLP Practitioner training provider in Newcastle and since completing the NLP Practitioner level course I was very different in how and what I could do to better manage my thoughts, my emotions and how I behaved in the world. I was still unsatisfied with my job as a programmer and I realised I was the source and solution of my problems.

Amy Testimonial

Amy Testimonial

To say the NLP bug bit me and bit deep was ( and still is ) an understatement. I was reading, writing and watching everything I could about NLP. I was practising NLP for hours each and every day and this continued over the next year or so. My family and friends thought I had joined a cult because on one New Years day I was driving to Northallerton to attend an NLP Practice group when my friends were going to the pub to make an out out day of it.

What I was doing was everything I could to positively affect my situation and this is clear to see because in 2005 I completed my first NLP Trainer Trainer before I had completed my NLP Master Practitioner while I completed my first Hypnotherapy training. When I say NLP became my life I am quite sure about that. I was the first person I know of to complete a  NLP Trainer Trainer before the NLP Master Practitioner.

What I love about NLP ( and there are other ways too ) is that with practice just about anyone can live a more happy and more fulfilled life. It teaches how to run your own brain and how to use language in ways that are extremely liberating. I was so sure about this and the positive effects with me that I wanted to share NLP with whoever wanted to live a more fulfilling and happier life. The equation is simple to me. If more people are happy, kinder and more understanding of others then the world is a much better place.

In 2005 I resigned and presently left the Newcastle Technopole building by Manors Metro for the last time. I remember walking away, not looking back, looking forward, thinking I will never set foot in that building or work for that company again. The sense of freedom and conviction comes back now as I right this and it feels very very good.

That was a very beautiful and powerful experience for me because I had decided to start my own NLP Training business and go full time working with clients using hypnotherapy. It was also a little scary too because to fund this venture I had chosen to sell my house as well as resign. I was walking my own path and this for those who know is liberating and freeing – it is also completely fresh and new because no one in this way has done this before. As individual as your own finger prints.

Yalda Testimonial

Yalda Testimonial

Making my NLP Training and Hypnotherapy Training business fully functional and successful has not been some walk in the park. It has been at times extremely hard and effortful work yet always rewarding. In the early years there were a couple of times where I literally had no money and had to borrow from friends and family to eat.

What is absolutely wonderful now and I occasionally need to pinch myself is that I have created an amazing lifestyle for myself where I get to help all manner of people to empower and take more charge of their life. Take more charge of their emotions and more fully do more of what they want or don’t want to do. This is my calling or purpose in life and I get paid and make a good living doing this valuable work.

If you are reading this far then it is fair to assume that you have some interest in NLP. And you should know there are no guarantees that doing an NLP Practitioner training will give you the freedom and lifestyle you want.

Catherine Testimonial

Catherine Testimonial

Those kind of massive personal transformations require hard work, practise and time. What you will get through an NLP training are the processes that can and most likely will help you make the right kind of changes that support your personal evolution and help you to have a much more enjoyable life connecting more deeply with the right people and nurturing positive relationships.

What You Need To Know About The Kinds Of NLP Trainings Available

ONLINE CERTIFICATION

When there are no other alternatives this can be the only solution. I think about NLP Practitioner ‘online certification’ as the last resort. The whole and necessary human interaction is missing and it is essential in developing the required feedback loop you only get with real people on a live training.

BOOKS

Did you know that around 80% of self help book and that includes the copious NLP self help books are bough and never read? Of those who do a little reading many don’t do the all important exercises as you will discover NLP application is not a theoretical subject.

And for sure even with live trainings you really won’t be able to master all of your emotions and you certainly won’t be able to cure anyones phobia in minutes. That is the proverbal rubbish that you shouldn’t believe because its right up there with the ‘Earn a 7 figure sum coaching’ or ‘Write a best seller in a week’ nonsense that gets bandied around.

Books can help as a companion to actual live training. Assuming you know how to drive or swim how do you feel about a ‘learn to swim book’ ?

LIVE NLP TRAINING – The Best You Can Get!

The best choice you can make and one of the best investments in yourself you are likely to consider.

NLP Practitioner Training

Course Graduates April 2014

BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THE AUGUST NLP PRACTITIONER

What you are going to have following on from this NLP training is :

  • Process tools that you can use to alter your state.
  • An experiential base to helping others and yourself.
  • Ways to be more at peace with yourself.
  • Massively improved communication skills.
  • Subtle ways to influence with integrity.

What you will do on this NLP Training :

  • Learning how you can deepen or lessen positive or negative emotional ties.
  • Experience how your thoughts effect what you feel and how you can change this in ways that are better for you.
  • Have fun and challenge in learning to run your own brain.
  • Lots and lots of exercises that develop and embed the principles of NLP within your life.
  • Meet a self selecting group of people who will enhance your life as you will enhance theirs.

BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THE AUGUST NLP PRACTITIONER

What you will be being on this NLP  Training is :

  • A better and more congruent communicator.
  • An influential and more integral person.
  • Happier and more empowered.
  • More at ease and sure of who you are and where you are going.
  • Safely guided through personally transformative experiences.

So if you want to do one training course that may well change who you are in very positive ways, what on earth are you waiting for? Go ahead and book your place right away. Use the button below to secure your place with a non returnable £150 deposit. Optional SNLP certification is an additional £100.

 

VENUE and NLP PRACTITIONER DETAILS

AUGUST 2014 : £595
4-6, 11-13, 18-20
Jesmond Dene Conference Centre
Jesmond Dene
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7BQ

 

BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THE AUGUST NLP PRACTITIONER

If you are thinking about booking your place but still have questions and reservations that is fine. If you have more questions before you make a choice to attend this NLP Practitioner training I hope to be able to help you make an informed decision so please read on. You can find out more about this NLP training by clicking on this link where you can read testimonials.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT NLP TRAINING

Or you can contact me direct by email or preferentially by telephone. I am happy to meet with you in person. I must point out that my time is usually booked well in advance so deciding ( as one person recently did ) you want to meet me three days before a training course is very unlikely to happen. So make haste and express your interest as soon as you can.

Thank you for reading and warm wishes from me.

signaturenh003

 

NLP Practitioner Training in the North East

Neuro Linguistic Programming is a way to use language and behavioural change to better connect with people, including yourself, to create and foster the kinds of life experiences you want more of.

It is not a fad ( been around since 1980’s ) or magic bullet that promises riches and a shimmering life. It is a very practical and robust way of YOU changing YOU so YOU can get more of the life you want. The accent is on doing.

NLP Practitioner Newcastle

NLP is in common terms about understanding how you can change your attitudes, the way you communicate and your perspectives because real and generative change begins with you. The way you interpret the world, people, situations and even yourself dramatically affects how you feel. How you feel affects what and how you go about living.

In Newcastle a brief Google search will reveal around four well established NLP training providers in Newcastle and the North East. The prices for NLP Practitioner training are ( August 2013 ) as follows:

Still Point Solutions : 11 days @ £1480.0 [ unsure of time frame ]

Jay Arnot The NLP Coach : 12 days @ 1299 ( advertised as £299 – but this is the deposit ) over 3 months

Matt Hudson : 7 days @ 1299 : 991 [ 7 days straight ]

NLP North East : 20 days @ £850 [ one weekend a month over 10 months ]

Communicating Excellence : 18 days @ £695 [ 6 months ] or 9 days @ £595 [ 3 weeks ]

Not all, but at least one of these trainings are advertising deliverables that are absolutely ridiculous and unfounded in common psycho therapeutic practice. So you should check out each provider before committing to any training.

Make sure what is on offer is right for you because trainers, me included, have very different styles. Talk to your potential training provider and be alert for the hard sell and ridiculous promises. Have a conversation and notice afterwards how you actually feel about the training and the training provider. This is very important.

Each and all of these providers including Communicating Excellence offer an NLP Practitioner Training.

What you should be interested in is how these trainings work and more than anything the personality and experience of your chosen trainer.

To get a sense of how Communicating Excellence NLP Practitioner trainings are, please look into my YouTube channel.

The next Communicating Excellence NLP Practitioner Training is January 2014 : Details here : and for much more information on how putting in to practice NLP can help you change your situations and life read this.

Thank you for reading

Nigel

NLP Practitioner Training Northeast & Newcastle – Nigel Hetherington

NLP Practitioner Training in Newcastle upon Tyne starts January 2013.

An 18 days training for people who want to create and foster new and better opportunity in your life.  Attendees will expand and increase your interpersonal and relationship skills.

You will learn how to use powerful therapeutic, self development and coaching tools in a participatory and stimulating environment. With this Newcastle NLP Practitioner training, the accent is on experiential learning through doing and having fun while you learn.

NLP Practitioner Newcastle

Life changing, life giving. An amazing journey begun. Many many thanks.” – David Mills, father & film producer

Prometheus, the recent Ridely Scott film asks questions that penetrate deep into the soul of humanity and creation. Pointing back in time ans ask the where and what’s of creation and forwards in our time to how our civilisations might evolve. These deeper questions can evoke a search to discover a deeper meanings in our own life, now.

This has been a real experience for me! In a good way! I’ve been on a journey with a wonderful group of people, some of whom I will remain friends with for life.” – Nia Haynes

studies with Nuns from The School Sisters of Notre Dame in Aging with Grace by David Snowdon shows how a mentally stimulating environment can help people to live longer, healthier and more meaningful lives. Statistically we are all more likely to live longer than our parents and with medical interventions, better diet and exercise we may live a lot longer. Part of living longer has something to do with having purpose and meaning in our lives. Learning how to use our minds more efficiently and with purpose actually increases the density and weight of our brains. Learning actually stimulates neuronal growth and development.

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.” – Neil Black, Learning & Development Manager

You may be considering joining NLP training for many reasons. Here are some very common ones that like minded people are considering :

  • You are considering upgrading your attitude and outlooks
  • You are thinking about moving into professional change work
  • You are a professional change worker and feel you want new skills
  • You are looking to find deeper meanings in your life
  • You want to improve communication skills
  • You want more control of your emotions and behaviours
  • You know it time to act now to make your future brighter

NLP Practitioner Training is easily accessible from the following locations shown below.  NLP Practitioner in Newcastle upon Tyne, beginning January 2013. Complete Newcastle NLP Practitioner training course details and booking – click here.

By exploring and understanding, through practice, how our thoughts and emotions can strongly influence our health, our outlooks and our ability to cope or prosper, we learn how to change and take responsibility for our own life and wellbeing.  Like anything worth learning, you do need to take time and practice to embody new skills. With 18 days over six months there is ample time to practice and more fully integrate your new skills into your personal repertoire.

My learning from the course has provided an invaluable opportunity for personal & professional development which has supported me through some major changes in my life.” – Jeanine Main, HR Consultant

18 days training : Friday-Sunday once per month :

Booking before January 2013 means
Exceptional value just £595 : 18 days training

Currently 22 16 14 places available

Watch Nigel Hetherington on YouTube : 100 plus videos

Secure your place with a non returnable £150 deposit

FULLY BOOKED

Call 0770 481 8467 for January 2013 waiting list

 

Easily accessed NLP development from the following UK locations :

NLP Practitioner Durham | NLP Practitioner Morpeth | NLP Practitioner Teesside | NLP Practitioner Edinburgh | NLP Practitioner Newcastle | NLP Practitioner Carlisle | NLP Practitioner Yorkshire

This January 2013 NLP Practitioner experience is a comprehensive 18 day training in the North East, Newcastle upon Tyne. The exceptional price is £595 and has been for several years. A less than comparable only 7 day NLP Practitioner trainings in London can cost between 2-3 thousand pounds. Exceptional value and notonly in money Newcastle NLP practitioner training.

Hypnosis Language Pivot Words – Nigel Hetherington

One of the hypnotic language patterns I
Have a particular fondness for are called
Pivot words or equally pattern interrupts.

Pattern interrupts with the purpose of leading
Someone, anyone, yourself to somewhere more
Useful to create new neural networks, possibly
By confusion or derailing a train of Thought you
Did and when you looked you hadn’t.

Confused … Yet … I hope So you can begin
To learn a pattern in an other than conscious
Way to go, its easy is it not?

But before I share a story I want to share
The patterns of the Words are a natural
Part of language and how we express A
Feeling can change at the drop of a hat
Or the drop of An expected sentence structure
Is known to you at an unconscious level.

Right now you ARE learning by example
So don’t try to figure it out just yet!

A spoken or written sentence during and
As you hear it, is being processed in what
You tacitly know … To make sense … Is to
Follow a semi predictable pattern that
You map onto … Experience … is what really
Makes the difference. Don’t trust me yet!

Walking down a road or a pathway you may
See a flower or A tree grows from a seed and
Evolves all of it’s Life is a collection of experiences
That can form … Our Impressions … are experiences that
Are imbibed by the nervous system and to
A large part create our know subjective reality.

OK, enough already … 🙂

Here’s the pattern …

[ Sentence … ] ending in a (a)NOUN(s) / OBJECT …

Example…

People often sit down at TABLES.

… (a)NOUN(s) beginning a [ sentence ]

TABLES are places where meals are served.

PIVOT the sentence ‘MEANING’ on the (a)NOUN(s)
This IS LIKE changing tracks half way through and
The expectation ( unconscious ) is lead to somewhere
Else other than expected … this creates a SPACE

Like this … PIVOT

People often sit down at … TABLES … are places where meals are served.

Think about it … After you have read the sentence
Out aloud to Yourself you can now understand
Something in … A different way … to learn is
All about experiencing something novel, new
Weird, unexpected. Remember the brain LIKES
Unexpected, weird, different and is likely to
Remember it all the more this way.

You can then use this SPACE to offer very helpful
And well meaning suggestions again and again …

So Why Do Wasps Eat Wood?

You have already learned this pattern at
More than one level. Trust me on this one!

Use it and make it part of how you
Communicate with intention to Yourself,
Anyone, Someone.

The story, as you remember … I will save
For another … Time …to go practice this
Powerful pattern of … Hypnotic Language
Patterns … can be learned more better by
Writing them down, saying them out loud
And On The Inside … exploring ways you
Can incorporate these in every day …

Conversational Hypnosis Skills … You
Are developing … … …

NLP Newcastle Training : Workshops and Personal Development

It is almost February and straight and to the point I have
Some training courses from me and some from my associates
That I am inviting you to consider as part of your personal
And Professional ongoing development and evolution.
There are a great deal of excellent courses, practice groups
And workshops here in the North East and London.

NLP Practitioner Training – March – April 2012 :12 Days – £595
This course designed for those of us who really can’t make the time
Commitment to eighteen days training over six months. This is specifically
For those of us who want the different option.
Days: Tuesday-Wednesday
Dates: March 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, April 17-18, 24-25
Venue: Newcastle upon Tyne.

The SoulSpace Place – Monthly Practice Group
This is the creation of One of my best friends and one of
My Coaches Paula McCormac and myself. A practice group
Exploring spirituality and creating space to connect with
Your soul.
We are meeting every third Tuesday of the month.
From 6.30-8.30. £10

Past Life Regression Hypnosis – March 17-18 : £70
A two day experience of PLR with myself and my good
Friend Gordon Smith. This is both to experience PLR yourself
AND by able to facilitate the experience for others.
Exceptionally popular topic that is facilitated in a very
Safe space where you will both experience and learn how
To do PLR yourself.
Venue: Jesmond Dene Conference Center.

Oriental Massage with Chi-Kung Day – March 3rd : £40
This is facilitated a little by me ( language ) and mostly by
My very good friend Tony McDonald. This is a hands on day
Where you will both practice and get massaged ALL
DAY LONG.
Leave with skills you can immediately apply and feeling
Very very relaxed. This massage day is like chicken soup
For the soul.
Venue : Newcastle, Heaton.

Humour In Therapy & Coaching : April 21-22 – £199
My good friend and colleague Phil Jeremiah is back in Newcastle
To facilitate his most excellent 2 day workshop in the strategic use
Of Humour In Therapy and Coaching. This is NOT for everyone.
All participants receive a complete DVD of this workshop worth £99.
Venue : Jesmond Dene Conference Centre, Newcastle.

Advanced Therapist Training – Feb – June : 10 Days – £595
This extremely practical and experiential training requires you already have an
NLP Master Practitioner, Hypnotherapy certificate or you are already working as a Change Professional. and will build on your skills.
Currently just 2 places available.
Venue : Jesmond Dene Conference Centre, Newcastle.

Courses, Workshops & Training of Interest – Associates

NLP Practitioner Training London Canary Wharf 4th-10Feb : £600
Training in the prestigious Hilton Hotel in Canary
Wharf. With Paul Cosens, Arthur Partridge and me,
Nigel Hetherington. Exceptional value!

Solution Focused Practice – John Wheeler
5 days training @ £500. From April – December
NCFE approved training.

UNIT1: The historical origins of Solution Focused Practice

UNIT2: The assumptions within Solution Focused Practice

UNIT3: Working with what works

UNIT4: Focusing on the future

UNIT5: Using Solution Focused Tools to promote self-efficacy

Change Camp – Andy Hunt : March 24th : £10
A one day, many presenter workshop where some
Of the top and rising stars of psychological change.
A great day out and opportunity to meet like minds and
Explore lots of different perspectives of change from
The world of Newbies and professional change artists.

BTNE Study Day – John Wheeler : May 4th : £10
An exceptional day that has been running for over
A decade. A gathering of exceptional material delivered
In workshops throughout the day. I am presenting
“Your Very Sexy Brain and Neurology To Frame Positive
Client Centred Change”

Products from Communicating Excellence

Hypnosis Language Structure Mastery Cards : £25 ( click )
ReDiscovering Your Inner Peace – 90 min mp3 audio : £10 ( click )
Exploration of spirituality and meditative practice.
NLP Anchoring DVD – £12.23
A comprehensive DVD demonstrating the 1-2-3 of
The anchoring process from setting up and preframing
To testing your work.

NLP Master Practitioner Newcastle : Nigel Hetherington

Newcastle upon Tyne NLP Master Practitioner training. Beginning September 2nd 2011. 18 days experiential training with Nigel Hetherington. Exceptional value at £695.

An NLP Practitioner training that will guarantee your learning is powerful, fun and engaging. The Communicating Excellence NLP Master Practitioner training in North East England, Newcastle will deeply enhance all of your NLP skills.

So, once you have  completed your NLP Practitioner training and when you want to deepen your knowledge and application of NLP, an NLP Master Practitioner training is most likely exactly how you will want to continue your journey..

Some of the skills you will be learning and developing further are:

  • Real NLP Modelling
  • NLP Analytical modelling
  • Communicate and act with real congruence
  • Increase your calibration skills
  • Content Imposition and when to use it
  • Develop powerful and enabling language patterns
  • Clean Languaging and Clean Therapy ™
  • Thinking and acting in terms of process
  • The Metaphorical nature of language and its use
  • Use your own submodalities of success to get more of what you want
  • Realistically set outcomes and motivate yourself to achievement
  • Enhance your conscious unconscious relationship


You will engage in a modelling project and will be expected to demonstrate the new skills you have modelled.

This NLP Master Practitioner with Nigel Hetherington, Andy Hunt and Harry Knox will be fun, high energy and engaging so your learning is deep and guaranteed to enhance your NLP skills. This is probably the very best value NLP Master Practitioner training in the UK this year.

This training is for those of us who already hold an NLP Practitioner certification and want to move up and deeper into the application and knowledge of NLP.

Book your place now. Click on the button.





See you in September!

When You Are Learning At You Best

I recently had the excellent experience of a days off road rally driving Adventure with one of my bestest mates in the world. This all took place in Yorkshire on a WWII airfield. All in a rear wheel souped up purpose built car.

So all I wanted was to experience driving. To do it. Here is what happened.

One of the driving tutors did an introductory speech, before we were allowed Into the cars. This consisted of an energetic build up, which was very good and Then they went into ‘how’ a rear wheel drive car works and how we ( the participants – all 11 of us ) should drive the car.

I switched off ( you surprised? ) just after 10 minutes of explanations of what Was coming and how to do it – explanations of experience. I was literally Chomping at the bit, ready to get into the car and just do it. I want the physical Experience without all of the explanations. See for me, I much prefer doing Something and then maybe talking about it; After the experience …

Luck would have it, I had the same tutor as a driving instructor. After lap one They had me pull up and then went into an explanation of what I should do on The next lap. I know they meant well but their explanations where not helping Me build up my experiential knowledge of driving the car. So I told them that What they were saying wasn’t helping me learn to drive.

They responded that they had never been told that before and immediately Went into more ‘helpful’ hints and tips. At that point I simply said “Shut up … And help me”. I told them that their help while driving was extremely useful ( it was ) but all this ‘if you had done’, ‘what you should do at corner ‘x’ was to Me really unwanted at my present level of experience.

They said they would work with me and went into a story that they had helped A man with severe brain damage successfully drive the car by just offering tips While driving. I said that was a good idea; Still not sure about the brain damage But hey …

Well, when the competition started; Yes there was a competition, set up Between male and female drivers ( ??? ). With the real assistance of my tutor I Did come second place overall. Now, I was never for one heart beat interested In a competition on that day, I am guessing that comes much later when I have The skills to race! Vroooom vrooommm!

So here is my point. When we are learning a new skill, by choice or by Nececcity, there is nothing wrong and everything right with demanding an Experiential learning. When we were little, much younger, we learned to speak and walk ( things we are naturally excellent at ) by experience and not via verbal Description. This is my much preferred and valued learning style.

What is yours?

How are you learning at your best?

Spirituality in Coaching & Therapy : Session 2 : March 23rd : 7-9

“When your sense of self is no longer tied to thought, is no longer conceptual, there is a depth of feeling, of sensing, of compassion, of loving, that was not there when you were trapped in mental concepts. You are that depth.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

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 vacuum that two souls can share to explore, discover, test, challenge and shift. For us, this is our recipe for lasting and generative change.

Paula and Nigel ran a café in February with thirty change workers from our region. Within minutes a space or vacuum had been created and a sense of calm descended. A place of peace and an open invitation to a gate for learning was present. Trust was not in consciousness as exploration overwhelmed any sense of anything else egoful.

In this place the concepts of reflection and projection were explored, safely and deeply. In the co-created space, the learnings shared, revealed reflections to be obviously seen, felt and heard. Projections as a consequence were so apparent and evidenced by the triads within which each individual worked. In one group three women who did not know one another before and without consciousness had sat next to one another apparently ‘just because’ shared the same shoes and suit, all shared the same organisation in terms of one had been employed by it, another currently employed by it and the third attending an interview the following day for it. Further they all shared the same fears and depth within those fears, they all shared a desire to learn NLP and two learned that a couple of weeks later they would share the same learning space on a course they had both booked completely independently.

Feedback came pouring in over-night from co-creators who in sharing the same continued to process for enlightenment. Emails have poured in subsequently and we could share many quotes with you but perhaps this one sums it up:

“For me, it’s all about leaving rational thought processes behind & allowing myself to connect fully to my inner self & to simply experience what is happening as it happens without thought or judgement.”

In our continuing journey into the theme of creating heart space whenever or wherever we go, the passage of time and process of reflection by you and us, has now revealed the next steps to be taken.

And boy has it revealed such phenomenal learnings have come to us to share with you in a way that cannot not open you to the greater source that exists within. And when in touch and aligned with your greater source, heart-space emanates in ways that the conscious could not conjure or create by itself. In turn this provides the neutral vacuum that two souls (or more as we’ve experienced) can share to explore, discover, test, challenge and shift. Again in continuous discovery, this is still our recipe for lasting and generative change.

So in this second café Paula and Nigel will facilitate your exploration of the deeper sense of self in a very different and dynamic way to anything that you may have experienced before. If there is language to explain what will happen we would say this experience will take you beyond the idea of ‘personal development’ and into the realms of ‘self awakening’.

You will have the opportunity to co-create between us a space where learning is shared and multiplied by just the essence of your being.

So please come join us for the journey of a lifetime knowing that once entered life will never be the same again.

Newcastle NLP and Hypnosis Cafe

Wednesday 23rd March 7-9pm :

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

Book online now.





Newcastle NLP Training

NLP Training in Newcastle upon Tyne with Communicating Excellence.

Both the January and February 2011 NLP Practitioner Training courses are now fully booked. These 18 day experiential training courses with Newcastle based NLP Trainer and Clinical Hypnotherapist Nigel Hetherington are recognised and approved training with both The Professional Guild of NLP and The Society of NLP.

NLP Practitioner training is for you when you want to learn powerful, effective and ethical ways to influence both yourself and others. If you want to learn how to learn and if you want to change your life for the better. You can’t learn, motivate or influence people with ineffective communication skills.

You need to discover a way to learn how to communicate effectively that works for you. You need to be able to have the power to change your situation and that’s what this training is about.

If you would like to read a short document with valuable information on how to choose your NLP Training provider, please click here.

The Next NLP Master Practitioner Course will commence in September 2011.