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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.

Advanced Hypnotherapy Training in Newcastle upon Tyne

Developing and transforming your therapeutic techniques and skills is an essential requirement for those of us who strive to become better, more effective therapists. Which professionals aren’t interested in becoming more proficient?

Front Line Skills – Advanced hypnotherapy training course is a training where deep ideas can take root and flourish in a supportive and playful environment of developing new and additional competencies for therapeutic work.

This training begins this month in March, Saturday 21st. Over four months, one weekend per month. Through repetition, practice and structure competencies develop and form.

Some of the themes for exploration include :

  • Generative Parts work in Hypnotherapy
  • Regression Hypnotherapy
  • Metaphor, Story Telling and Transformative Conversation
  • Models of therapy and process selection
  • Principles of persuasion
  • Ken Wilbers AQAL
  • Spiral Dynamics
  • Auto Suggestion
  • Micro expressions
  • Archetypes in mythology
  • Unconscious ( sys 1 ) Conscious ( sys 2 ) thinking
  • Advanced linguistics
  • Metaphorical logical inclusion

Advanced Hypnotherapy Training : Information and Booking

This training is 8 days ( weekends ) over 4 months and costs £600. For more information and booking your place click on this link.

 

Clueless about English language and scraping grade ‘c’ made it more easy to become a hypnotic language expert.

Learning English language, spelling and something called ‘grammar’ at school never actually made much sense to me. I was hopeless at spelling and didn’t care that I was hopeless at spelling. I never saw the point of getting all excited or angry ( as some of my teachers did ) that my spelling wasn’t so good.

I really didn’t know what nouns, adjective or verbs were until those terms were used on a training course I was attending in 2002. So I asked for clarification of those terms. I saw some people stare in surprise that a 30 year old was asking about basic English.

Even if you don’t know the what terms like verb, pronoun or cleft sentence actually are you are using them every day in normal conversations or you are reading about them even now.

The secret is inside the structure of how to talk hypnotically. What the real secret really is you already, as a speaker of English, know how to do this.

There are a set of common every day words that form the ‘glue’ in the same way that glial cells form the glue that makes the neurons in our brains work the way they do functionally. Using these cards you will very rapidly and experientially learn how to construct, use and maximise you hypnotic language skills.

Purchase or find out more about Hypnotic Language Mastery Cards here.

NLP Meta Programs – A Spatial + Complement Approach

Recorded at Communicating Excellence NLP Practitioner Training Newcastle.

NLP meta programs explored spatially. The explorer has some goal or outcome in mind and their goal is explored within the context of meta programs. Notice the very important use of exploring the complement of the desired state/spatial position.

N Step Reframing with Ideo-Motor Signals – 2 DVD Set

One of the most useful and dare I say it powerful change process’s I know is what is called N-Step reframing.

This is a particularly relevant process for working with what has been termed second order change for symptoms like addiction, secondary gain and physical symptoms in client and personal change sessions.

This is kind of like but rather different to the traditional NLP 6-Step reframing technique BUT at every step within the process we are utilising honest unconscious signals or ideo-motor responses to get an honest unconscious response or confirmation at each point in the interaction. The interaction is either with yourself ( as self application ) or with your clients.

This process is for both resolving unwanted or problematic behaviours and equally enhancing good behaviours to make them even better.

The premise here is that all behaviour serves some positive function so the behaviours meta-process function has some positive intention and that intention can be both enhanced behaviourally or swapped for some behaviour that better satisfies the meta-intention and is better for your core requirements.

By creating a context, not a content for new and improved behaviours, which are left to the unconscious to choose ( without any conscious knowledge ) we, as facilitators, open a direct line to the power and knowledge that is literally outside conscious thought. But … backed up with an honest unconscious reply.

N Step Reframaing with Ideo-Motor Signals – 2 DVD set

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Learn Hypnotic Language Structure With Ease

There are many ways to learn hypnotic language irrespective of your purpose of why you want to learn how to construct hypnotic communication on the fly or in real time just as easily as you speak naturally.

Enjoy learning hypnosis language with a combination of colour coded and structurally solid methodology that is easy to learn through repetition and play.

Humour In Therapy & Coaching Workshop : Newcastle April 21-22

Therapists, Counsellors, Hypnotherapists and all Professional Change Workers seem to me to require additional, unusual and precise methods. Having some structural and specialist methods to assist clients in creating the states that can honestly foster true and meaningful change in their life is important. Why?

Many change professionals become overly familiar with one or two techniques which will create positive changes for a high proportion of clients. When these methods fail more often than not the therapist becomes stuck and this is highly avoidable by adding some special strings to your bow.

Humour In Therapy Coaching DVD

And this workshop is not for everyone. Some counsellors, NLP’s and therapists will find this kind of safe, structural and humour based approach immoral, disrespectful or dangerous. And for those people they are dead right.

For the more creative, smart and open to experience a powerful change tool this may be the bow string you can rely on when the shot is a tricky one. Come and learn and experience 1:1 how Phil Jeremiah IV creates the states of change others can’t.

Humour in Therapy and Coaching is a two day workshop where you will get the inside structure of how Phil goes about his change work.

Workshop April 21-22 Newcastle upon Tyne

Costs £199 including a free copy of Humour In Therapy & Coaching 6 DVD set.

More information and immediate secure booking click here

Newcastle NLP Hypnotherapy Training : Post Hypnotic Resources

An arm catalepsy induction and utilisation using what can be termed in Newcastle NLP or North East Hypnosis as Complex Equivalence or the meanings we make from an experience with altered states. Additional ways to consider these additional aspects of ourselves is the process of chaining real and available resources into our future. We can also regard this as anchoring with future pacing with post hypnotic suggestion.

 

More Than The Milton Model

Milton Erickson described the NLP codification of his patterns as ” a delightful simplification of the infinite complexities of the language I use with patients.” Patterns of the hypnotic techniques of Milton Erickson, Volume 1, is an excellent description of linguistic patterns that Erickson used. Erickson did a great deal more with his patients than just talk hypnosis to them.

A strong theme that runs in Erickson’s interventions is the client tasking elements to change. More importantly I believe to self directed change. He would arrange for an experience or series of experiences that would usually bring his patient into contact with other people in certain situations. Erickson could also be very directive as the intervention demanded.

Think how different this is to much of the standard NLP change processes. After all NLP is pretty introverted right? Check your internal dialogue out or better yet have a conversation with someone.

Here is a short video clip from Nigel Hetherington recorded August 2011 during module one of Clinical Hypnotherapy Training in Newcastle upon Tyne.

 

NLP Anchoring – Live & Demonstrated

NLP Anchoring – Recorded LIVE at NLP Practitioner Training in Newcastle.

This is a very short exert from ‘NLP LIVE – Anchoring Demonstration‘ : A one hour instructional DVD of the NLP Anchoring Process. Enjoy the Laughter, Share the Resource States, Watch this now, Experience the Energy and Laugh Out Loud!!

 

 

NLP LIVE – Anchoring Demonstration : A one hour instructional DVD of the Anchoring Process.

Full DVD includes the 123 of Anchoring.

  1. Preframing and Set Up.
  2. Anchoring Demonstration.
  3. Testing and Questions.

Recorded Live at NLP Practitioner Training.

This DVD is around one hour in length and captures the essence and techniques of NLP Anchoring. This includes eliciting states, making use and utilising ‘natural’ states, physical and aural anchors, stories and theory and a complete demonstration of the entire NLP Anchoring Process.

NLP LIVE – Anchoring Demonstration
Buy yourself a copy now for only £12.30
DVD is PAL Format