Posted onMay 9, 2018|Comments Off on NLP Submodalities in action – Making change stick
NLP Submodalities. One of our natural and normal instincts is to move towards the kinds of experiences, habits and beliefs we like, which are good and beneficial and our other natural response is to move away for the kinds of experiences, habits and beliefs we don’t like, which are bad and not salubrious.
This should make immediate sense. The simplest of cells, of which we are largely composed of, demonstrate sentience. Sentience is like intelligence as commonly defined. Plants mostly turn towards the sun, showing heliotropism. Little monkeys, deprived of their mother, show a preference for a furry warm counterpart and not a cold milk feeder, as Harry Harlow demonstrated.
One of the many evidential stories in the excellent ‘Before You Know It’ – book by John Bargh describes how addicts with about an hour of training each day for two weeks, make statistically significant, long term change.
These people, all volunteers, were given a task of identifying photographs as either vertical or horizontal in nature and on recognition would either push or pull a lever. What was not identified to them consciously is that the photographs with their addictive substance would always be paired with a photograph that was to be pushed.
This was intended and indeed did increase the unconscious avoidance mechanisms in people with respect to their addictive drug. This by no means was any sort of perfect cure yet was very significant in lowering relapse rates.
In this study, Reinout Wiers and his team helped people change their unconscious attitudes towards an addictive behaviour by pairing or anchoring the human ( and cell like ) avoidance behaviour, push away to their addiction, or at least a picture of it.
NLP Submodalities are classically the manipulation or changing of the smaller lego bricks of our representations of five senses. Or six senses in you include a sense of humour. For instance in the visual field, the submodalities include colour, distance, luminosity and visual-spatial location.
So as science, once again, seems to offer great validity to NLP techniques, in this instance a NLP Submodalities intervention, which NLPistas will recognise also includes a Meta Program, move away, move towards. You should also note the move away, move towards preference is as old as the hills and did not originate with NLP. And Meta Programs are not separate from Submodalities!
What, to me, is of greatest significance is this intervention was repeated hundreds if not thousands of times. This is where critics of such an NLP Submodalities intervention may say it didn’t work. More accurately the operator and the recipient didn’t work enough.
Repetition is critical to move any conscious skill into the unconscious arena. Repetition is the key to making this kind of intervention work and stick.
NLP Submodality Intervention – Making it Stick!
Firstly make a commitment to yourself to apply the time each day for a week or two to repetitively do the following exercise as described. I suggest doing this for twenty minutes a day.
Make a mental image of the habit you want to stop. Close your eyes.
Make and feel disgust. You know the face. Wrinkled nose.
Physically push away the image of the habit you are going to stop. In your imaginations as you physically push away the image, see the image going off into the distance.
Open your eyes. Smile, count to five and repeat steps 1-4.
A life enhancing, hands on practical training in Neuro Linguistic Programming in Newcastle upon Tyne beginning January 2018. Twelve powerful days, one weekend per month that can be the transformational change you need competing June 2018.
You may be considering doing an NLP Practitioner training here in Newcastle for reasons personal or professional or both. If you are, you are in the correct place. You will be able to read some testimonials from recent students ( counselors, teachers, one of the best hairdressers in the business and students) from my NLP training’s.
Jo Raven : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read
My journey with NLP began around 2002-2003 and initially my interests were purely for curiosity and self development. I was ( and still am ) absolutely fascinated with the aspects of language and communication NLP has to offer because being better able to understand myself and understand others is a required life skill.
As my training and understanding of NLP continued I really did start to see the world through new eyes. This for me involved exploring some of my deep beliefs and old perceptions that were preventing me from living the life I truly wanted. This involved understanding and then changing old behaviours.
Paula Martinez : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read
Perhaps its because I love learning and applying what I learn to make life even better that by 2005 I had completed an NLP Practitioner, Hypnotherapy, NLP Trainer Trainer and NLP Master Practitioner in that order.
Even then I didn’t know I wanted to change careers from a software developer to and NLP and Hypnotherapy training facilitator. I was combining the software job with working with hypnotherapy clients but not until I took a real good look at my life in 2005 was it that I decided to do both what I love and that can really and effectively benefit others too.
The beauty in learning NLP is that there is massive enphasis on practical ( not theoretical ) training so learning NLP is actually very easy and straight forward.
Tracy Turner : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read
I don’t know where your NLP journey will take you. Perhaps it is to collect a wide range of highly transferable soft skills or it is just for your learning and development or perhaps you are thinking of training to become a hypnotherapist? I don’t know, perhaps you don’t fully know or you have some very concrete ideas. Your journey will be fun, enlightening and you will meet wonderful people along the way.
NLP Practitioner Training In Newcastle – Help in Troubling Times
It might feel like freedoms and liberties are being steadily eroded in the current disturbing political climate. The attempted privatization of the NHS and the deplorable lack of funding in schools and communities. Basics such as food and fuel are rising faster than wages. An unknown and uncertain future with Brexit and world leaders acting like children at a nursery, all be it a nuclear nursery.
These are just some of the current objective difficulties we all have to navigate in a world that can feel unsafe yet has the potential to be paradise for everyone. So learning to be more able to influence our emotions, thoughts and actions will seem like a very good course of action to be able to do better for yourself and the people you both are close to and work with.
Paul McCann : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read
How we both perceive and act in our world has profound effects on our mental and physical health, our well being. It makes very good sense to have the tools and technology that you can use to inoculate yourself to much of the psychological stressors that this world seems to deliver in a abundance.
A dynamic, highly practical experiential life changing journey with wonderful people. Rebalance your life, enhance your skills and make great friends along the way. NLP Practitioner training in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Venue & Dates for Newcastle NLP Practitioner Training
Jesmond Dene Conference Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
January 27-28, February 24-25, March 24-25, April 28-29, May 26-27, June 23-24
Don’t lose out on your place. Book now with a deposit of £150 and secure your place on this excellent training.
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Posted onAugust 2, 2017|Comments Off on NLP Practitioner Training in Newcastle : August 17
When you are considering taking an NLP Training there are the obvious aspects of your skills you will improve. These include developing better communication and relationship skills, known as Rapport in NLP.
One of the less obvious areas of personal development could be called expanding you consciousness of what can be termed spirituality. This has nothing to do with religion but a greater perception and connection with your entire world.
NLP Practitioners January-June 2017
Becoming more connected within your body-mind is part of NLP. This is because during the training we are integrating our psychological and our somatic processes. Dissolving the ridiculous idea of a mind body split. This is a direct step up in spiritual realisation.
One consequence of this kind of NLP training is to address the all too common problems of over thinking ( which produces anxiety and self doubt ) and simply using your physiology to act and then refine the results.
Paul Macann : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read
People will choose to attend an NLP training for a vast variety of reasons from personal development, enhancing language and communications skills and to incorporate the NLP skill set into their existing work. One aspect of what can be called becoming more confident is to examine ‘limiting beliefs’.
And in an atmosphere of safety and exploration create the context of experiences where limiting beliefs can be dissolved and new enabling beliefs, for instance confidence, can flourish and be reinforced with practice.
Jo Raven : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read
An NLP Practitioner here in Newcastle is the first step to attend the Clinical Hypnotherapy Training. While NLP is certainly packed full of ‘therapeutic ‘ and ‘coaching’ tools, the primary focus is in developing a highly transferable skills set in relationships, communication and self motivated effectiveness.
There is a huge emphasis on being a highly supportive and friendly group training with the accent on fun in learning. This is a foundation skill set for Clinical Hypnotherapy training where the accent then becomes powerful-relational therapeutic and coaching tools for client work.
Paula Martinez : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read
The Communicating Excellence NLP Newcastle Practitioner Training is entirely practically based. The accent is on Learning Through Doing. In order to effectively utilise the NLP techniques there is no requirement for theory. NLP is a highly practical subject. No exams, just learning NLP through practice.
NLP, as neuro-science and psychology research advance practically every NLP process can be ‘validated’ by the research but research wont affect a practitioner being able to apply the tools and techniques. So this training is about practical application, learning through doing and having fun doing it!
Gill Richardson : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read
We are increasingly living in a world where there is less security and more instability in our jobs, our public services and seemingly a government which cares more about private profit than the public they serve. In such times more emotional resilience, personal transportable skills, knowing your own values and the ability to communicate more effectively are becoming priceless.
When applied NLP Training will enhance and empower you ability to create and nurture relationships with the people that matter. Will let you talk other peoples language and communicate more effectively to ethically shape your outcomes. This helping you define and create your own realities.
Sophie Hastings : Testimonial : Click to enlarge and read
You might like to talk about your requirements and expectations of this NLP Training in Newcastle so if this is the case you can call me, Nigel, on 0770 481 8467 and I can tell you in detail about the NLP Training and answer any additional questions you may have.
The training takes place in Jesmond Dene, close to Newcastle City Centre. The training are low cost and very high value. Attendees are expected to fully participate in exercises and promote a fantastic and supportive group atmosphere.
Posted onJanuary 10, 2017|Comments Off on Want to Attend Clinical Hypnotherapy Training in Newcastle 2017?
It was well over ten years ago when I did my first hypnotherapy training. I was very lucky as I did training with my teacher who became a real friend – Alan Jones. Someone who was experienced in hypnotherapy and for me could teach it technically and emotionally with lots of demonstrations. I was taught very well.
It’s just about impossible to know you are making a very good decision at the time of making it. Yes of course I had both a good idea and good feeling about joining the hypnotherapy training – but most of all, at that time, I was deeply interested and committed to the idea of learning hypnotherapy.
When I joined the hypnotherapy training I had no intentions of making this my business or way of life – I didn’t realise that I would be able to help people with the psychological, behavioral and sometimes physical issues that we all face. Me, I just wanted to learn it!
In just over a year from having completed the training, gained a wealth of experience working with clients I was invited to co-train with Alan. Perhaps a stroke of luck or perhaps the meeting of opportunity and lots of commitment.
The foundations of the hypnotherapy I learned and now teach are bases in NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming as this provides the core skills to work well with people in solution orientated ways.
Following on from an NLP training, clinical hypnotherapy provides a rich and powerful set of approaches for working professionally with real people. And as all people are not the same, have different requirements and different beliefs we need a variety of robust and flexible approaches to assisting clients.
Good hypnotherapy is absolutely not about reading scripts to your clients in your best hypnotic voice. A client may as well by a hypnosis CD. Although such contraptions can work they are invariably not specific to your client. And clients who are genuinely invested in making changes in their life will seek professional assistance.
The Clinical Hypnotherapy training in Newcastle will over five months cover all of the aspects that you will need to work effectively with your clients. This of course involved you practicing outside of the course to fully develop your skills.
The training is very practical in nature so you will learn through cycles of demonstration, doing and reflection. It’s actually very easy to learn when you commit to effortful practice.
The prerequsite for the Clinical Hypnotherapy training which begins August 2017 is attending an NLP practitioner training ( which will include many elements of hypnotherapy ) beginning this January on 28th.
Posted onJune 1, 2016|Comments Off on NLP Practitioner Newcastle August 2016
I didn’t know a single thing about NLP when I attended a weekend introductory course. I was there by pure accident or simple fate. What happened from there changed my life in incredible ways.
Attending the NLP Practitioner was one of the single most useful and life changing things I have done. The tools and techniques helped me change how I thought and communicated. I had totally new ways to relate to others and be much more able to take someone else’s perspectives and understand better.
One aspect of the training is in discovering in a very real sense, what we already know, yet aren’t necessarily consciously aware of. These little discoveries often bring those light bulb moments of deep realisation. One such aspect for me is NLP’s Meta Model.
During that initial training, most of the participants seemed to be very confused about the Meta Model. I think they were stuck on the labels and desperately trying to understand something prematurely. A common experience in so much adult learning. My truth is the Meta Model is incredible easy to learn to use well.
There is absolutely no need to know the labels or terminology. What I learned was how to use the Meta Model to much better understand what people are saying as well as how problems can be both created and resolved. Understanding how to make sense of language is an incredible valuable life skill for me, which is used personally and professionally.
I gained important new and different perspectives about how I think and process information. I also was encouraged to consider what I truly wanted in life.
These teaching and deep learnings lead me to study hypnotherapy, which ultimately lead to a career change to do something meaningful and enjoyable for myself. But that is another story.
This coming August over nine days I am facilitating an NLP Practitioner training in Newcastle. This is a training that will offer you valuable tools and insights that could make your life and your interactions even more interesting.
There are currently eight places still available. The training is fantastic value at £595. For details of the NLP Practitioner and booking please click on this LINK.
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Posted onDecember 31, 2015|Comments Off on Happiness, Watzlawick and NLP Practitioner Training in Newcastle
As we move from 2015 into a new year of 2016, there are many aspects of our life which I believe will benefit greatly from a certain class of improvements. Moving pretty rapidly beyond having enough resources to live in security and comfort, this class of improvements will be the kinds that create genuine compassion and succinctly and simply nurture happiness.
The purpose of this post is to invite you to watch a video ( which is below ) that is about perhaps not a new way ( its very old ) but likely a way to think differently and more relationally about your own situations and certainly being a citizen of the world, to think differently about the world we are a part of along with all of the other people we share this blue life giving marble with.
This idea to share comes to me as I have been revisiting much of the material I started reading almost 15 years ago as I began my journey of NLP. Particularly I have been revisiting works of Gregory Bateson, Paul Watzlawick and Joseph Campbell. There are certain themes that are shared and hopefully should you read and research them, perhaps, you will get deep insights into what Bateson called ‘the pattern which connects’ and perhaps you will change certain aspects in how you think, act and are in this world…
Many a great philosopher, scientist and spiritual teacher have understood in the West where there are in our time, truly great advances in science and medicine which certainly have the potential to eradicate hunger and wars, as there are more than enough resources for the entire earth, noticed that there seems to be very little spiritual ( one meaning of this to me is world wide compassion and sharing in an inter-personal way ) evolution.
Remember that a staggering half of the worlds wealth is held be 1% of the population. This is an unrepresented moral inequality.
In Lakoffs excellent book ‘Moral Politics’ he discusses a term ‘Privateering’ as being how corporations ( in bed with governments – who we elect ) have and are turning societal services which governments should protect and run for their citizens into private services which strip wealth from citizens. Look at our national health service in the UK or the formally named ‘Blackwater’ security service in the USA as examples.
Lakoff also explores ‘Framing’ as a way of hardwiring certain concepts into our brains which can tend to get people to vote against their own interests, values and beliefs.
A frame can be thought of structuring values, ideas and ways of thinking in line with your own purposes. Frames such as ‘war on terror’, ‘Councils forced to make more cuts’, and ‘politicians to get pay rise’ have a tendency to evoke a certain way of thinking and emotions. And most of this though is well below the threshold of consciousness.
On an intra-personal branch, how we relate to ourselves, much of the thinking an individual will do is again unconscious and the little of what we are conscious of can seem like both a reality and a belief, for good, ill or somewhere in the middle. The frames, meta-programs and our conditioning that are alive and active ( how are these activated? How are these changed? ) as it stands can lead to us being fearful or joyful in any variety of situations. Where the strong influence on our emotions and thoughts can seem out of our own hands.
Being happy is all peoples birth right as humans. The Dalai Lama has a strong accent on being happy. It is said that the purpose of life is to be happy. Buddhism as one of the worlds oldest spiritual / life practices has a strong accent on human beings and the main teachings of human illumination are freedom from fear and desire ( two major frames used to shape thinking in politics ) and also a freedom of what society might term social duty, especially when many aspects of what is deemed right in society is clearly flawed and serve so very few.
Just one of the many ways of reshaping our consciousness and our deep frames and narratives is exploring both how we think and having an idea of how we think we are in a position to change the structure. Changing previously unconscious modes of thought, especially their meanings, does actually take time, effort and practice. And this is a worthwhile life practice.
NLP has a strong accent on process or the how something is accomplished. Its like learning the scales on a guitar, the rules for programming a computer or what happens when an artist mixes colours of paint. Once you have and understand these basic principles or fundamental process structures and their relationships, you can create your own art.
The basic unit of learning according to Bateson is difference. Exploring the differences that make a difference in a positive way in your own life and those who you are relating with, for me is one of the real gifts in NLP. Some details of NLP training in Newcastle beginning January 2016 are following this inspiring video from Paul Watzlawick.
Here is a deep and prophetic video of Watzlawick [ When the solution is the problem (1987) ]. Now this is subtitled so you really will need to invest some time and effort … and it will be well worth it!
Taking an NLP Training for very many people has a rather profound and positive effect in their life. Now NLP will not dramatically change your life, its you that can do that. What NLP offers are processes which can lead you to new and different ways of acting and being in the world … perhaps the ways where you learn to make yourself feel more resilient and feel happier more of the time.
For information and booking Newcastle NLP Practitioner training of a highly experiential nature beginning in January 2016 click on this link.
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Posted onMay 30, 2015|Comments Off on Newcastle NLP Practitioner Training – Enhancing Freedom and Relationships
Taking the August 2015 NLP Practitioner training you are going to be experiencing how to draw deeper into two of the most powerful and transformative learnings you can experience.
One of the most useful things we can learn is to learn about ourself and how we can use this knowledge to improve our experience in life. By understanding how we think and process experience we can be more resilient and flexible with the problems and opportunities we will all face.
One of the other most useful things we can learn is to learn that other people will process experience differently to ourself. Using this knowledge can really assist us in developing and creating better relationships and understandings with other people.
Neurolinguistic Programming NLP is a well established set of process tools and attitudes that when applied and practised offers new and highly complementary ways to engage in life, relationships with more freedom and understandings.
I first became fascinated with NLP in the early 2000’s and nearly fifteen years later continue to enjoy and practice a neurolinguistic approach. Our experience in life has an internal and external structure. Becoming familiar with such structures gives us tools we can apply to reconnect with our birthright of peace of mind and that ability to be more resourceful in any situation.
My learning and practice of NLP made the opportunities and discoveries in my choosing to learn hypnotherapy and coaching skills which paved the way in 2005 for me to leave a well paid yet for me unrewarding job in software engineering to start my own business which is now teaching NLP and Hypnotherapy as well as working 1:1 as a therapist and coach.
As a result I have a much better quality of living where I both get plenty of time for myself with the people I care about most and do a great deal of good in the world ( highly questionable with the software I was writing ) sharing knowledge and skills with wonderful people.
Who Is This Newcastle NLP Training Suitable For?
This training is for anyone wanting to learn about Neurolinguistic Programming as an applied skill. This will not be an intellectual lesson! For people wanting applied and highly experiential training you can apply in your life.
Suitable for serious up-skilling and learning new process tools to transform your inner and outer world in life, business, coaching and therapy.
Some of the things you can anticipate are to :
Enhance and Expand Your Communications Skills
Feel More Resourceful in Any Situation
Make Better More Dynamic Relationships
Create You Path to Well-being and Peace of Mind
Become a More Integral Influencer
See Bigger Picture Systemic Relationships
Discover the Power to Change Your Situation
This trainings, for those who are wanting to become Clinical Hypnotherapists NLP is the introductory requirement. An NLP Practitioner forms the foundations to train and work as a professional hypnotherapist.
Places are limited to 12 participants.
Dates and Venue
This NLP Practitioner Training is 9 days during the August 2015 school holidays. Monday to Wednesday during the first three weeks.
Monday-Wednesday August 2015 : 3-5, 10-12, 17-19
Jesmond Dene Conference Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Your Next Steps – Sign up Now!
Excellent value at £595 with no artificially inflated training prices and then a special groupon deal of 50% off.
Deposit of £150 with the balance £445 due two weeks before the training begins. If you miss the training for any reason your deposit is transferred to the next available training to suit your needs.
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Posted onJuly 29, 2014|Comments Off on #TAG – Guru-Kanga Will Never Free You But They May Point A Way
An NLP Practitioner training will offer you structured practices in a very wide variety of techniques that are geared towards your own personal psychological well being.
The tools and process inherent in NLP are of great utility in the helping professions by way of therapeutic interventions and also directly relevant to you with enhancing opportunities with powerful communication skills.
I am much more interested in participants having real skills as oppose to a highly theoretical understanding of techniques. There are no powerpoint offerings. There are demonstrations and then lots of practice so you really understand the deep principles by way of practice.
Do you want serious skills so you can be more successful, more peaceful and more effective at your work with others? Of course the answer is certainly yes. But do you think that will happen without basics and practice? Well possibly … thought without relevant frames of reference, relevant practice and relevant knowledge I think highly unlikely.
What I want to share with you are some thoughts and experiences, what I call The Transmission Effect and what I call ‘The No Structures Vacuum’. This is both simple and complex at the same time but isn’t it always?
It’s simple in that you will have almost certainly been in the immediate company of someone who ‘transmits’ ( you may think of Joseph Campbell, Mariane Diamond, John Grinder, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Pema Chodron or The Dali Lama ) irrespective if you agree with their sentiments or not; They are very congruent in their messages. We go to see these experts to gain their knowledge and wisdom but are we always prepared to put the graft in to really getting it as a replicable process or skill?
Being in the presence of such a transmitter, for most who actively listen and engage in set exercises or drills, will leave with some kind of deep experience where the principles, perhaps more that the words will be remembered. Their sharings or more specifically their stories touch at a far deeper level than just words. For me, these people are what I call transmitters.
It’s complex in the sense that what they transmit, at least as far as I can understand, is deeply rooted in structures and process that have taken them a life time to master and continue to shape.
The No Structures Vacuum is what is all so often realised by attending some talk, watching a DVD or being inspired by a halo affected presenter. Think shopping channel, think effortless weight loss info-mercial, think one week later another miracle weight loss product in the cupboard under the stairs gathering dust.
The No Structures Vacuum is the missing link between information and concepts to actual practice and knowledge.
Let me offer an example:
OK now you know about Marian Diamond’s 5 essentials for a healthy brain ( 7 minutes in ). You can have all the stories and factual information you can get but unless you actively seek these out and apply it’s just information.
Many people will attend a workshop, buy a self help book or audio and ‘hope’ that somehow a miraculous transmission of an experts skills will manifest magically into their neurology.
You won’t be surprised that this mostly does not happen. I believe this is because there are no structures developed enough to make this ‘miracle’ just happen.
Miracle products look and feel great because they are marketed to hit our emotional desire centres hard; Activating what we perceive is ‘missing from our lives’ offering the solution to ‘our problems’ and almost always usually won’t work without some active and prolonged effort.
Because real skill or particularly long term positive effects require structures that you build through practice and effort.
I have recently been to an excellent talk by Dicken Bettinger in Manchester. This was a 3 Principles talk. Do you mean you don’t know about the 3P’s? It’s relatively new wave idea in the world of NLP, Coaching and the Self Improvement .
The 3P’s is the work of Sydney Banks and has been around for decades. and as I understand it has been used at a high level in many business for a long time not unlike NLP.
Several of the top NLP, Coaches, Change Workers in the world are using a3P’s and writing books about the 3P’s and running 3P workshops. Working with 3P’s now may be both a highly lucrative venture as well as an up to date ‘kind of’ spiritual practice that is the new scene.
All of these giants of world class coaches, trainers and change workers have many things in common. One huge one is they have been learning and developing their own deep structures through practice and time for many many years. That to me is why they are world class.
So back to the workshop from Dicken
I was very curious to hear, from a long established proponent of 3P’s what it was all about. I have to say what I had read, watched and gleaned from the internet was confusing for me. I went with no expectations at all, just anticipations to get a clear sense of what this 3P’s is all about. I feel my anticipations were fulfilled.
Quite literally two days of storytelling that for me was inspiring to listen to. Many examples from Dickens own life, parallels Buddhism and other traditions. Recollections of Sydney Banks as teachings and personal stories. Something that really came across was the freshness of Dickens words. He said he was speaking from inspiration, from a quiet mind. The word intention was mentioned many times.
Dicken as a world class and highly engaging speaker mentioned that he has meditated for around 30 years regularly and sometimes many hours; at the expense of family relationships and discovering his meditations for calm went awry and often didn’t work in the real world. Yet he stayed with them for decades. Then I understand he found the 3P’s.
Having spent decades meditating, laying down of neural structures and in his decades as a professional change worker ( I think he said psychotherapist ) laying down other structures, the time doing this was not missed to me.
I have been practising fairly regular meditation for years and the meditation I am currently engaged with is extremely useful to me and for me in lots of ways. I have been building structures.
I have been interested in ‘spirituality’ for many years, listening to ‘gurus’, ‘enlightened people’ both contemplating and doing the exercises inherent in their offerings, again I have been building structures. The more I listen, say a month later or a year later to the same offering I usually get a deeper meaning or a different insight.
The transmission effect without structures seems to create ‘states’ or fleeting experiences that don’t last. Ken Wilber suggests practice over time can transform states into permanent traits. I hope you really make the distinction because it is very important in transforming information into practical real world skills.
If you are considering participating in an experiential NLP training program you will want to check out the NLP Practitioner Newcastle page so you can discover much more about what this kind of training will offer you.
Booking is open now for January 2015 … make it happen.
The best experiences can’t be talked about. The next best are often misunderstood because they are attempting to talk about the best by way of metaphor and analogy and are not to be taken literally.
Walk your own path, not the one that your culture or society placed upon you.
The next training takes place January 2015.
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Posted onJune 12, 2014|Comments Off on This is Something All Hypnotherapists Need to Watch … Failure
Having been in the close company of several world class and well known facilitators of change some of whom are the people I consider the most able, they have on occasion failed miserably to create change. Some failures I have known from direct experience and some via their stories.
Knowing and seeing this that even the ‘best’ can fail and fail completely is a source of liberation from perfectionism. Forcing one’s increasing efforts for diminishing returns onto another person exacerbates resistance and serves no one; unless this is a part of a process.
I would like to you watch the following DVD. Its Milton Erickson the world acclaimed hypotherapist which many in the field of NLP will know as their model of hypno-therapeutic language ( a part of how Erickson worked ) who’s work spawned the Milton Model. Erickson did so much more and as can be seen here to have failed with direct suggestion.
The small number of therapists who think they must always create some kind of change by way of their compliance or more puzzling the ones who are convinced that their one protocol ( a one-trick-pony, the one right way ) works for all are missing two of the most important aspects of engendering change – and these are feedback and all clients are different.
On the NLP courses I offer there are a minimum of three days devoted to hypnosis and hypnotherapy. While the Milton Model language aspects are offered these are incorporated inside of doing actual hypnosis which is much more valuable.
Most students with their fellow explorers experience direct hypnotic phenomena and of course being able to initiate a trance experience. And while the learning how to use hypnotic language is important being comfortable in any seeming failure and somehow utilising this response is way more important.
It’s more important for the practitioner and for our clients – why? Because it is invaluable learning in you can and will fail and where then to go with failure.
Having watched the Erickson video you can see the the very best can fail and fail spectacularly. You can also see there is no attachment to the specific suggestion or even the technique.
If you are interested in learning hypnotherapy and NLP in Newcastle then you can explore the courses I offer.
Posted onFebruary 12, 2014|Comments Off on 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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Newcastle upon Tyne
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.
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.
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