Newcastle Hypnotherapy Practice Group – Welcome To The Trance Cafe

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The Trance Cafe Newcastle Hypnotherapy practice group and NLP practice group with Nigel Hetherington. A monthly meeting place for NLP Practitioners, Therapists, Hypnotherapists, Coaches, Counsellors and those curious about Hypnotherapy and NLP. We usually meet on the first Wednesday of the month 7-9pm. £10.00 including refreshments.

NEXT EVENT MEETING : March 1st : Hypnosis Language & IdeoDynamics : at The Coleman Education Centre, Gosforth.

The Trance Cafe functions as both an NLP, Hypnotherapy and Therapists Practice Group as well as a Hypnotherapy / Therapist Peer Supervision Group. Facilitated by Hypnotherapist, Neurolinguist & Newcastle Hypnotherapy Nigel Hetherington.

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Hypnosis – Language & IdeoDynamics : NLP Newcastle Practice Group

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As you start to read this post what else are you consciously aware of? I wonder if you noticed you eyes move left to right in the little saccades that they do? Perhaps you are or you aren’t thinking about that now? If you weren’t do you know what were you thinking of as you continue to read? How is your attention shifting?

OK, this months Trance Cafe. March 1st, is an exploration and understanding of some of the aspects of hypnotic language. The ideas is to build up, through practice an understanding of how to use hypnotic language to focus attention and then utilise these aspects to assist people ( your clients ) into altered states of awareness.


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Being in an altered state of awareness can open up and access unconscious resources, feel good and develop your own technique.

Specifically we will be exploring the esoterically named ( by Erickson and Rossi ) Ideo-Dynamic suggestions that along with some pretty cool question styles can guide people to awareness of movement, sensations, thoughts and emotions.

We will also be building up a simple set of steps that when combined with conscious – unconscious splitting, as an induction, can provide an easy to use way to assist your client ( and give you direct feedback ) into trance.

In principle how to create a dynamic space where insights, resources and new perspectives can grow and evolve.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday March 1st

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!

 





Hypnosis for Working with Habits and Parts : Newcastle NLP Practice Group

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Throughout life we have been learning and massing a huge amount of habits. A habit is something we can do in a certain situation with practically no conscious thought. We learn habits through repetition over time.

In change work the concept of ‘parts’ is often used to describe a specific aspect of our personality. These aspects can be emotional, behavioral or thoughts which can be considered as aspects of who we are, aspects of our personality.


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This cafe we will be exploring a variety of ways of working with parts to enhance or change behaviors.

It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy-books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them. Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited in number, they require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments.” – Alfred North Whithead

I don’t think we actually fully unlearn any of the habits we amass over our life time. What seems to happen is an old habit is overlaid by a new and more functionally appropriate one. By exploring the sequence of steps of a habit we will intend to firstly make this conscious, to make the habit ‘hot’ and move forward to explore several ways in which we can utilise ( or try to ) the end payoff.

Some ways of working can include:

  • Voice Dialogue
  • Ideo-Motoric Movement
  • Gestalt Tactics
  • Time Distortion

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday February 1st

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!





Setting and Maintaining Goals : Newcastle Hypnotherapy & NLP Practice Group : December 2016

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How many times have you or I, decided to set some goal or other yet … managed to screw it up? You are not alone!

The topic of this Decembers practice is both setting and maintaining the necessary motivation to reach and exceed goals. This is no small achievement. In truth this is at the center, the very heart of success in personal and professional development.

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Being the traditional season of upcoming new year resolution, new beginnings and transition; doesn’t it make some sense to be able to set honest, meaningful and attainable goals?

Attaining some goal, any goal, really does take effort. Moving towards a genuine, and key here, attainable goal will  feel rewarding as you take action, bit by bit, in nice, bite size steps. So the idea here is utilising our natural appetitive and consummatory systems. That is basically wanting and liking.

We will begin with identifying a goal and then building motivations around it. Following on from this we will design and plan easy steps in both the achievement and surpassing it. Specifically we will make our goals irresistible, habitual and surprisingly easy.

The time to be planning and implementing new year goals is now. I am setting mine now, will you join me? This is the last Trance Cafe before February 2017 – hope to see you this December.

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday December 7th

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!





Vaccine for Unhappiness? Newcastle NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice Group : November 2016

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Happiness, Satisfaction, Contentment are a group of words, concepts, that we are regularly asked to evaluate on a day to day basis. Not necessarily specifically asked; Non the less asked either by ourselves in some way in those moments of introspection or unconsciously asked by all the media we expose ourselves to. Question posed is are you Happy/Unhappy?

There is a massive psychological body of evidence that suggests we can be primed ( think mesmerism, television or a casual question like are you unhappy? ) to act and behave in a certain way that is semi-predisposed in our response. We will mostly think this is our own internally, even consciously generated responses. Mostly I think we are not entirely correct with that assumption. OK, so why not?

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Who Influences Your Thoughts?


This is simple. Because we are constantly interacting with the living environment or interacting with our memories and perceptions of our experience. So succinctly we are products of our experience and we are unconsciously influenced within our experience and thoughts so please do not disregard outside influences.

The idea of this Trance Cafe is to firstly explore some of the extents of how outside influences can shape our experience and thoughts. Secondly we will explore what happiness ( or the lack of ) is.

Using ideas from Imagine – Johah Leherer and Daniel kahneman’s excellent book, Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow and his TED talk Memory vs Experience we will form and shape ideas about what happiness is and how we can make a more informed assessment of ‘am I happy?’

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday November 2nd

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!

 





Making & Creating Meanings : Newcastle NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice Group : September 2016

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Making and creating meaning in and from our experiences can and does dramatically affect our life. Our judgement and it is that, can be the difference between how we perceive our world, as in a problem, opportunity or some other perspective way.

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that mattersEpictetus

Our perspectives are just that, perspectives. As we can learn to perceive different and as such conjure multiple meanings in different ways, we can open the doors to a better and more personally, more humanistically way of being when it lines up with our true values …

It might be more than nice to be a little freer from the unconscious to conscious meanings we all can at times ‘make’ from our dances with life, when those meanings cause suffering, anxiety and pain, mightn’t it? It might …

 


NLP Newcastle Practice Group : Meanings and Value

The exploration of this Septembers Trance Cafe is to both explore how we make meanings from our experiences and also to share some ideas as to how we can create a more enabling and empowering meaning from our experiences.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday September 7th

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!

 




 

Forgetting and Remembering on Event Horizons : Newcastle NLP Practice Group : 1st June

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Have you ever had the experience of walking through a doorway, into a room and then pausing and having literally no idea why you are in this room? Of course you have! This has happened to me many times. It brings a certain facial expression of lowered eyebrows and a vacant gaze as I realise I don’t really know what I am doing there.

This of course is a common experience and has been studied in depth by Radvansky. In his paper ‘Across the Event Horizon’ there is a discussion about what happens in terms of forgetting and remembering as we cross a threshold or ‘Event Horizons’ which are basically doorways.

 

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This will be coupled with other interesting research by Weick regarding how people suffering from anxiety can have a tendency to walk off to one side ( as a result of one over active hemisphere ) as well as ideas from Bagua Zhang.

The idea of this months practice group is to turn this into a hypnotic process to both let go of certain thoughts or behaviours ( perhaps anxieties ) and reinforce other qualities such as compassion or openness.

And remember this June is the last Trance Cafe until August later in the year. Hope to see you there in creating a new process.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday June 1st

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!





Psychological Parts Work : Newcastle Hypnotherapy Practice Group : 4th May

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Enjoying the recent bank holiday there has been some wildly mixed weather. Clouds, rain, sun and wind in great abundance. It’s been warm, cold and almost tepid; All indication that a mixed bag of UK spring is living up to expectations. Lawns, bushes and flowers create a patchwork of colours and I can think about all of this.

By categorising and labelling my experiences I go about the task of filtering and segmenting my direct experience and practically all of this is automatic and habitual. Somewhere in my brain there is the assemblage of colour, shapes and feelings that are integrated without conscious process and offer, to me, my experience of the moment.

The idea of ‘parts’ or our symphony of experiences ( thoughts, feelings, movements and emotions ) can be very useful in terms of change work. Parts serve purposes or a purpose that was necessary earlier in life and has become a habit.

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We can use the ‘idea’ of parts to help transform behaviours that would seem to no longer serve us well in certain contexts. And we can use parts to enhance or improve behaviours in other areas of life. Psychological parts is a very open possibility type of hypnotic process. Some ways to work with ‘parts’ will follow and the idea for the evening is to explore some of these.

  • Parts for behaviour and their intentions
  • Chakras as ways of symbolising intentional change
  • NeuroAnatomy such as hypothalamus
  • Jungian archtypes as aspects of our unconscious
  • Multiple perspectival positions

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday May 4th

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!





Nurturing Kindfulness : Newcastle NLP Practice Group : April 6th

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Being kind to ourself and to others may be one of the most useful human experiences that helps us both recognise our shared human nature ( Kind ) and help us connect our actions to supporting and being there for our fellows with our natural propensity to do good ( Kind ).

This practice group will explore what kindfullness ( the state of being kind ) means individually and why its a good thing to have access to the right kind of kindfullness much more of the time.




 

So the idea for the evening is to have an exploration into how we do represent the timeless and eternal in our own inner world with the purpose of linking this for ourselves to our kindfulness state. Now we are going to require some personal experiences of being kind and receiving kindness from others to map those particular submodalities.

Having some representations of kindness, an anchor to our representation of  timelessness we will explore how our attention is either drawn or captured ( there seems to me three modes of this ) as a representation and ecologically engage all three structures as a kind of yin and yang multiplicity.

Time permitting we may also explore how the five poisons can prevent kindfull actions and look to solutions as appropriate.

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday April 6th

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!





NLP Practice Group Newcastle : Wednesday 2nd March 2016

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The NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice group topics this March will be decided and shaped on the night!

There will be some exploration of how we can construct and deconstruct the useful and sometimes unhelpful aspects of our ‘identity’ that we occasionally convince ourself that are true. Utilising some aspects of ‘priming’ from Kahneman & Tversky’ work we will explore how certain statements and their seemingly innocent order can have a stunning effect.

We will then integrate this into what is selected and shaped on the evening with the intention of creating new paths and ways of thinking.


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Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday February 3rd

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!

 





The First Step In Avoiding A Trap … NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group : 3rd February 2016

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Its the first Trance Cafe of 2016 and so wishing you a belated happy New Year with lots of wonderful experiences to come.

For the February practice evening I want to explore some behavioural patterns that we have learned and seem to likely play out unconsciously. Sometimes, most times, our unconscious behaviour serves us really well, occasionally it doesn’t.

If our thoughts and behaviours are largely unconscious, how can we review and update what we perceive as problematic ‘responses’ in a certain context? This will include some explorations of ‘patterns’, how we can incorporate new learnings and ‘utilising’ these patterns to incorporate useful differences in new ways.

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All this will naturally include practising aspects of hypnosis, inductions and change process with a sprinkling of neurology and psychology. Perhaps!

“Remember, the first step in avoiding a trap is knowing one has been set” – Thufir Hawat

 

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday February 3rd

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!