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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.

— clipped —
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.

Do You Want To Stop Worrying? May 29th 2009


Are you a worrier?

2009, It’s not quite the happiest of years. Financial difficulties. Looming recession. The flu bug that’s going around. Wars and disasters on the TV and you know worrying makes it worse.

Lots of challenging situations for all of us, but if you are a worrier it’s just so much worse. As if the reality of the situation wasn’t bad enough you can’t stop worrying about it.

“Completely new strategies for dealing with worry and difficult situations. I came with an open mind and have realised the benefits of the techniques”

Karen Morris

Do these statements apply to you?

  • You’re not able to calm down
  • You imagine the worse
  • You feel anxious far more than you should
  • You just can’t stop worrying
  • You feel out of control

If they do then we have a short course in picturesque Hexham that will help you:Relaxed

  • Feel calm
  • Stop worry in it’s tracks
  • Get back control of your mind.
  • Gain greater peace of mind.

The course will be held at The Bodywork Centre in picturesque Hexham on Friday 29th May from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

“Very helpful with lots of great hands on activities. Great take home resources and plenty of time to practice”

Azza El-Dahshan

The cost for this complete one day workshop is just £69.00. A small price to pay for a great deal of benefits. Facilitated by Nigel Hetherington and Andy Hunt.

For more details or to book your place click on

Coping With Worry – A Short Course in Hexham.

NLP Practice Day – Newcastle upon Tyne – 28th March

Learning to flyImage by David_Reverchon via Flickr

IntegrityNLP are hosting another of our open Newcastle upon Tyne NLP Practice days. It is a chance to come and practice your developing skills and meet some great people.

The day is open to all levels of skills and that includes complete novices. You will find the group warm and welcoming.

So if you are curious and want to find out more about NLP attending this practice day is a very low cost way to do some exploring of your own.

NLP Practice Day – 28th March 

09.45am – 5.15pm ( Tea and Biscuits included )
St Oswalds Hospice, Regent Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1EE

A whole days  practising, training and fun as well as tea and biscuits is only£10.00.

  Hope you can make it this time.

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NLP Practice day in the North East and Newcastle

Communicating Excellence  Clinical Hypnotherapy courses run in the North East of England and Newcastle to provide the very best practical, cost effective and experiential trainings. Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma Training in Newcastle upon Tyne.  Newcastle and North East NLP Practitioner, North East and Newcastle NLP Master Practitioner.

On Saturday November 22nd we are holding one of our NLP Practice days, an opportunity to meet up with other NLPers and practice new stuff and develop your skills.

The day will be structured into four separate sessions, running from 9:30am to 5pm in a new venue in North Shields. Although we haven’t yet confirmed all the topics and presenter’s for the day Andy Hunt will be running a session called ‘What do you want for Christmas?’

If you are on, or have been on, one of IntegrityNLP’s courses the day is FREE of charge otherwise it will cost just £10. You will need to have had some experience of NLP, if you’ve attended an NLP Practitioner Training or one of our Introducing NLP trainings that’s fine, if you’re not sure drop us a line and we can discuss it.

As a special attraction (!) the venue is just a few hundred yards from the Royal Quays retail outlet centre and we’ll be allowing an extra half hour at lunch if you care to do a bit of Christmas shopping.

For more information and booking contact

IntegrityNLP is run by Nigel Hetherington, Harry Knox and Andy Hunt

NLP Meta Model – Free eBook

This free eBook is all about the patterns of NLP’s Meta Model and is yours to download.

Quite often I meet NLP Practitioners who really are interested in the Meta Model but dont really have any deep understanding of what it is or really how to use it.

This eBook is my attempt to simplify and put into context the many patterns. It really is easy when you get to grips with it. So my invitation to you is to read this and put in into practice.

click here

You can use this eBook to really learn what the NLP Meta Model is all about and much more importantly how to use it.

Please pass this on and make as many copies as you want. Get it out there!

If this is useful to you please leave a comment.

Carlisle NLP Practice Group – Wednesday 17th October

Explore the power of CLEAN LANGUAGE and 


Practising the art of asking unusual questions –                                          ‘results’ not guaranteed!

Wednesday’s session will be from 7-9 at

Carlisle Carers Association
1st Floor                                                              

Fusehill Medical Centre

Fusehill Street                                                              
Carlisle CA1 2HE
Cost just £5.00

Plenty of parking.

Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided.

Contact Helen Richards NLP Master Practitioner  and Trainer

Newcastle Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma

The next Clinical Hypnotherapy diploma course in the North East of England in Newcastle is starting in August. There is just two weeks before you can join the premier Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma training in the North East – Alan Jones and Nigel Hetherington facilitate this General Hypnotherapy Standards Council approved training.

Get a nationally approved qualification.

Check out clinical hypnotherapy diploma training in Newcastle.