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NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice Weekend : Newcastle : April 2017

Just another super high value weekend to meet old and new friends and playfully practice some hypnotherapy and NLP.

Being a practice weekend, some topics will be decided on the day by what you want to practice and what you want to explore; either for a first time or something that you would like to deepen your experiential knowledge of.

NLP Hypnotherapy Practice Newcastle

A couple of things I would like to explore are:

Your inner tune, your inner rhythm. Many years ago I heard a tune that not just spoke to me but was a metaphor for my ‘natural’ beat, my natural resonance in my normal day to day being is. It really did take me years to remember this.

When I tuned this in me, it was mostly unconscious and not currently being able to write music and cadence, I only noticed it when it was. I noticed it but had no way to me consciously to replicate it. So something I would like to explore with you is your ‘natural’ tune.

Once you have this it takes very little to slow that tune down or speed it up and by way of conscious choice change your state dramatically. It’s powerful.

The other exploration is being able and having the capacity to take different perspectives other than your own.

This is particularly important to me in friendships and relationships. The handful of people I can honestly call really close friends have this capacity. So in nurturing relationships this is something I think we as a species need and know I need to better be able to relate to others.

The path to competency, even mastery requires dedicated and persistent practice to become a habit or an unconscious skill.  The other two crucial elements are purposeful fun. So anticipate some fun and childishness in our learning together.


Jesmond Dene Conference Center, Jesmond Dene,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7BQ

April 22-23 : 9.30 am start, finishing between 5-5.30 pm


Excellent value ONLY £30 for the full weekend.
Book your place quick. Limited places.

NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice Weekend : October 1-2

This first coming weekend in October is a lush opportunity to meet up with new and old friends and get right down to lots of practice and play.

Newcastle NLP Hypnotherapy Practice Group

Two to three times a year we run a practice weekend for NLP and Hypnotherapy techniques and process. These practice weekends are just that; Practice! Also the cost is extremely good value at just £30 for the full weekend.

The topics will be a mixture of what you want to explore and practice on the day and some pre defined process.

Venue : Jesmond Dene Conference Centre
Date : October 1-2
Time : 9.30-5.30 each day

BOOKING : ONLY £30 for Saturday & Sunday!

Language Influences Consciousness

You probably already know about words
That can literally change your perception
And as such, powerfully change an experience.

I want to highlight two of these special
Words. These words tend to include or exclude
People or things into one group or another,
As well as enhance or diminish an experience.

I invite you to recall a time where you had
Have a really great experience.

Now notice the difference when you read
And do do the following … contrasting the
Two recollections of your memories.

Remember this good experience as if you were there again.
Remember that experience as if you were there again.

Commonly the experience for most people
When they compare the effect of the first
And second sentence is …

The word ‘this’ tends to associate and
Enhance a remembered experience,
whereas ‘that’ tends to diss-associate and
Diminish the intensity of a remembered experience.

When you want to invite people to remember
Positive experiences and really associate into
The good feelings use the word ‘this’. As in
“remember the time when … now …
remembering this experience”

When you want to invite people to remember
An experience and to not have the associated
Feeling as well as the visual aspects use the
Word ‘that’. As in …”remember the time
when … now …remembering that experience”

Using ‘this’ and ‘that’ to associate or
Diss-associate experience will come easily
With practice. Remember to clear about
Your intentions when you do use this.

12 Day NLP Practitioner Only £595 : October 11th – November 16th

This is a twelve day certified NLP Practitioner training for those of us who can’t make weekend or don’t want to commit to a six month eighteen day training, we require a different option.

So here it is. SNLP certified NLP Practitioner Training in Newcastle upon Tyne with Nigel Hetherington, beginning October 11th 2011, this training is two days per week ( Tuesday-Wednesday) over six weeks. And … is exceptional value @ £595.

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

Lorraine Lord

This course is designed to give you powerful techniques and processes that you can use to improve your skills, attitudes and states in your personal and professional life. To help you more realistically and purposefully set and achieve your outcomes, remove limiting beliefs, resolve inner conflicts and generally feel better and more confident in yourself.

There is an emphasis on improving your relationships, both with yourself and with others by gaining a deeper appreciation of their beliefs, values and perspectives.

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

Tor Bruce – CEO Registered Charity

NLP really can’t be learned from a book or video, these are second best. The best way to assimilate NLP principles is through practical experience that you can transfer into all aspects of your life. This 12 day experiential training will deliver the principles and nuances that simply aren’t available through learning in any other format.

Treat yourself to an early Christmas present with a fully SNLP certified NLP Practitioner Training. Only 12 places available. Book your place with a £150 deposit. Just in case you are wondering the certification fee is included in the price. There are no hidden extras this training really is just £595.

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

Bryan Wright

Some of the things you will learn how to do ::

  • Understand and apply powerful NLP change processes.
  • Break free from problem behaviours.
  • Change limiting beliefs to empower your life.
  • To notice and use non-verbal communication.
  • Set more realistic outcomes by learning the secrets of well balanced goals.
  • How to acquire new skills and abilities and enhance your existing ones.
  • Develop and use powerful communication skills.
  • Transform difficulties into opportunities.
  • Ethically influence others.
  • Discover real personal development.
  • How to really learn with an open mind.
  • Organise your time more effectively.
  • Understand and utilise your own motivations as well as others.

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

Marie Strizaker

A certified NLP Practitioner training with an accent on the principles and practice of NLP with a real emphasis on learning through doing.

Very inspirational. Opened my eyes to a whole new world! NLP is a good ‘life skill’ in every way from using it as a business to every day life. You made the course fun and relaxed which allowed me to learn more. Thank you.

Linda McKendrick

This training will be engaging, high energy and fun! Book your place now with a £150 deposit. October – November 2011.

Only 12 places currently available, so act now and book your place!

Newcastle Conference Change Camp Newcastle Hypnotherapist and more …

Change Camp is a Newcastle conference for hypnotists and newcastle hypnotherapists and anyone involved or wanting to know more about personal development and change.

One full day of varying presenters and topics from Hypnosis and NLP to brief therapy methods. Incredible value at £10 and bringing together a community of like minded individuals.

Saturday 20th May – All Day

The themes for ChangeCamp are:

1. Changing yourself: Using psychological techniques to change our own experience of the world.

2. Changing others: Using psychological techniques in therapeutic or educational contexts.

3. Changing groups: Making groups and organisations more effective through psychological means.

In an un-conference that is put to one side, people who are interested in a subject and want to present about it make presentations to other people who are interested. The presentations may be talks, workshops, exercises, question and answer sessions, brainstorming sessions – what ever format best suits the issue in question. Audience participation is strongly encouraged. The event is organised to encourage an informality and cross fertilisation of ideas.

ChangeCamp is arranged to bring together a large number of participants from a variety of fields so they can be exposed to other ways of working and thinking. It’s set up to stimulate discussion.

To encourage high attendance the entry fee is set at £10 which is just enough to cover costs.

If you would like to attend just go to and sign on to the website.

Life Club – Newcastle upon Tyne

Life Club was a big hit at ChangeCamp Autumn 2009, with more than 20 participants! Now I’m delighted to tell you that Life Club Newcastle is ready to go – we will meet every Monday night from January 18 onwards.

Life Clubs are 90 minute workshops where you get a clearer way of thinking about yourself and your life. We want you to live more, laugh more, earn more and play more. It’s a fun environment where you meet like-minded people all wanting to learn more about their life and how to manage it.

Doors open at 6.15pm, and we kick off at 6.30pm prompt, finishing at 8pm.

Workshops are £15 each (concessions available), with free membership (value £10) for ChangeCampers – just say the word! I look forward to seeing you there.

Facilitator Abigail Smith

Life Club

Unitarian Church, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8XG

Self Hypnosis – To Extreme

Space Cowboy Sword SwallowingImage by GregTheBusker via Flickr

Here is a hillarious article from the Sun, thanks to my good friend Steve Austin for this one!

A SWORD swallowing hypnotist put himself in a trance for FIVE hours after practising in front of a mirror.

Helmut Kirchmeier was found in the hypnotised state by his shocked wife Joanna at their home in London.

She had to call a mentor of her husband’s to talk him round over the phone.

Joanna said: “I was really shocked when I found him, he was just like a zombie staring at himself in the mirror. His pupils had gone really small, which is a sign of someone under hypnosis.”

The hypnotist also known as Hannibal Helmurto became transfixed after looking into the mirror.

Read the whole article here.

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Serious email problems with UK2 The Worst Service Provider In The World?

Apologies if you have emailed me in the last two three four EIGHT days.

The service provider I use UK2 has been experiencing severe technical difficulties for the last week, very poor access to email, which seems to have culminated in the total break down of the servers and service I use to receive email.

Once again, apologies if I haven’t answered your emails from the last two three four EIGHT days it is because I have not received them in my POP account.

The UK2 technical support department, despite numerous emails from me, are not responding to emails. Sadly a not unusual response from UK2 technical support.

I have had two problems with UK2 following on from their disastrous email migration. I have resolved them after FIFTEEN days.

POP access. A simple fix ( for me )
My web mail works fine, yet the POP was logging in fine though reporting no new emails.
I had the incoming server set as
change to

Sub-Websites not working … well uk2 managed to re-write all my index.html files. Use you back up to re-upload your index.html

By the way, it seems that the replies from UK2 technical support ( when they actually reply ) are not going ( at least to my ) to your selected ‘support’ email address, they are only available on their web site.

North East NLP Practice Group – Newcastle upon Tyne – Wed Oct 21st

Practice Review Record
The Good Feeling of Practice Well Done

There’s an old joke.

A man in Time Square in New York wants to get to the concert and sees a man carrying a violin case.

He asks: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”.

“Practice, practice, practice” is the reply.

Like many good jokes it makes a serious point. Some skills need practice. One form of practice is mental rehearsal, which has been used by sports people in particular to improve their performance by playing out a game or a race in advance to prepare themselves for event when it actually happens.

NLP has an optimised strategy for mental rehearsal for developing and practising new skills; called ‘The New Behaviour Generator’.

In it’s original form it can be a little dry and mechanistic. What if we could juice it up with some of the feelings that would make it more likely that we would get the result we want with style and resourcefulness?

The Good Feeling of Practice Well Done is a process developed by Andy Hunt based on the New Behaviour Generator and incorporating states and values into the process to give it that extra juice.

NLP Practice Group with Nigel Hetherington and Andy Hunt

NLP Cafe on Wednesday 21st October

St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre at 7-9 pm
Just £9.00 booking in advance online or £10 on the night.

Some experience of NLP is not essential but would be very helpful.

The NLP Café is complementary for all participants on
our current NLP Practitioner Training Courses.

Photo courtesy of kevindooley

"an "accredited" hypnotherapist with absolutely no qualifications"

This is an extract from an article on the BBC’s Inside Out blog : An interesting article

Next week’s new BBC series of Inside Out lifts the lid on the world of hypnotherapy in the North East of England and shows how easy it is to set yourself up as an “accredited” hypnotherapist with absolutely no qualifications.

In fact, it’s so easy that presenter Chris Jackson is able to register his cat George with several seemingly professional industry organisations. All his cat needed was a fake diploma and the ability to stump up the registration fee.

Inside Out then meets a hypnotist who claims to be able to help people stop smoking.

George McNaney from East Rainton, near Sunderland, is a self-proclaimed “hypnotist to the stars”. George claims an “up to 90 per cent” success rate for treating smokers using hypnotherapy techniques for a one-off payment of £129 – though the most detailed clinical studies report that hypnosis can help only around 20-35 per cent of smokers.

Mr McNaney responds by saying that he’s less interested in clinical tests than what works for his clients.

After a bit more digging, Inside Out finds that although Mr McNaney has a website offering hypnotherapy services, he isn’t the director of any registered hypnotherapy company.

He is, however, the director of an outfit that predicts who’s going to win at the horse racing. All you had to do was send nearly £5,300 to a South Shields PO Box for the privilege of finding out.

He says that this scheme is no longer in operation and was stopped before he became a hypnotherapist.

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The show’s investigation shows that while there are several hypnotherapy organisations none of them is regulated by law and there are no standard qualifications.

This worries hypnotherapist Andy Austin who blows the whistle on his own industry.

Read the rest of the article here.