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 : February 3rd 7pm : Avoiding Traps Of Problem Behaviours : 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 Consulting Hypnotherapist, Neurolinguist & Newcastle Hypnotherapy Nigel Hetherington.

Telephone 0770 481 8467

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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!





Embodied Self-Awareness : Newcastle NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice Group : 4th November : Mr & Mrs Kobayashi

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This coming November we are in for a real treat because two skilled, talented and knowledgeable people are co-presenting an exploration into Embodied Self Awareness. Having recently participated in a workshop by Mark Walsh, Holly and Tristan Kobayashi are sharing their learnings.

I am very excited and enthused to have Holly and Tristan teaching this embodied yoga. Here is Holly explaining what this Trance Cafe is all about.


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“In this workshop we will be gaining embodied self-awareness – understanding our attitudes, personality and lifestyles via kinaesthetic knowledge.

We will use the body to physically experience themes such as ‘letting go; being strong; applying effort’ to discover how you react to each and what this tells you about yourself.

It is based on Mark Walsh’s Emboddied Yoga, which he states is:
- “a mindfulness based, psychologically deep, rational Western approach

- an individually adapted, social, self-directed educational and creative approach

- an emphasis on insight into how you are leading your life and practical ways to change that through the body

- transferable skills for life (not a short holiday from life that actually supports unhealthy patterns by making them tolerable)

- integration of emotions, language, social interaction and technology (rather than pretending feelings, other people and the modern world, don’t exist)”

(Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move easily in. This is suitable for everyone, as all physical postures can be adapted.)

(text taken from http://integrationtraining.co.uk/blog/2015/03/embodied-yoga-aka-life-leadership-yoga-by-mark-walsh.html):”

 

Facilitators : Holly & Tristan Kobayashi

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday November 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!





Exploring Aspects of ‘Hypnosis Without Trance’ with Julie Brown

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My good friend and colleague Julie Brown has attended a recent James Tripp ‘Hypnosis without Trance’ boot camp and Julie will be delivering what can be described as inspiring this coming Wednesdays evenings Trance Cafe to explore reality as we know it, or think we do …..

I am very excited about this! Firstly because this is Julies first Trance Cafe and much more because Julie is an excellent facilitator. And I for one am seriously looking forward to this to be learning lots of new and complementary ways of exploring hypnosis.

Julie will be facilitating ways we can be discovering how to more adeptly be use language and communication to:

Direct Attention
Lead Cognition
Seed Ideas

This is for the purpose of leading clients into an altered state of reality using non verbal communication and hypnotic inductions delivered and explored in ways easy for you to go ( in … ) and practice in this interactive evening.

Julie will be inviting you to remove any personal investment involved with an outcome or goal so there is a process with the aim of allowing you to fully enjoy the experience of the moment as it happens.

So Julie is saying “I am curiously wondering if you all are able to give yourself permission to allow yourselves to fully immerse into the evening while noticing your own individual unique perception of the emerging experiences. I very much look forward to experiencing the evening with you.”

Hope you can make this practice group with Julie, who will be sharing lots of tools and techniques that you can use in a whole bunch of way.

 

Facilitator : Julie Brown

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday October 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!





Attachment and Letting Go : 3rd June – Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group

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ATTACHMENT : PRISON OR PARADISE?

As we journey through our life we naturally experience both things we want and things we want to avoid. This is perfectly normal and healthy. A ‘thing’ in this context could be an experience like a feeling, a thought or action or some material objects.

Many of us have ( or have not ) found out perfect partner, perfect friends, perfect job or perfect home. This is indeed a wonderful world we live with, so much to be enjoyed ( or avoided ) as to the extent our happiness, well-being and inner bliss can come to overly rely on other sources for what is essentially our peace of mind.


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Problems can surface when we do lose ‘things’ and when we simply can’t have others, that is, when there is strong attachment involved which has the potential to be a self made prison and torture chamber.

This translates to our experiencing desires and losses painfully and as such one of the major problems to overcome in life are our attachments that ultimately are barriers to freedom and a mostly peaceful state of mind.

THIS MODULE WE WILL BE EXPLORING methods and practices that can help deal with problem attachments in a variety of ways.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday June 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!





Time to Appreciate Time Lines as Future Resources – 6th May : Newcastle NLP Practice Group

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Just about everyone I know sometimes thinks about the future and what kind of a future they would really want to have. I am specifically making reference to a future where there is a majority or at least a bias towards good times, good experiences and possibly even more, the belief, an anticipation where such a future is available and not solely dependent on the past or even present circumstance.

We have all to a relative extent experienced challenging times, possibly times when we have despaired, thought we would fail or even worse. Yet here we are, bruised, maybe a bit battered, worse for where and yet here we are. Going forward in some way.


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This May Trance Cafe, Hypnotherapy Newcastle NLP Practice Group will use Time Lines from our past to seed and resource our futures to better help and access our strengths in the troubled times as well as the good.

An old favourite, very short story, I like is about planting trees.

On old woman was planting tree seeds when someone came up to her and asked. “Why are you planting those tree seeds when you will never live to see them grow to more than saplings at best?” The old woman without words, smiling, replied with a glance, gesturing towards her children and her children’s children.”

This Trance / NLP Cafe is making use of both your past and a solution ( not problem focused ) but solution focused orientation to the future.

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday February 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!





Exploiting Strengths Shamelessly in Change Work : April 1st 2015

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When I am working with clients, who are usually coming to see me for problem resolution, one aspect of the work I do is discovering where and in what contexts my clients have real competencies and where, even in the smallest instance, they are doing good.

It’s not always that easy for people who are feeling seemingly insurmountable problems to notice or realise parts of their life where they are competent and doing good because their focus is their problems. A tight focus can have a tendency to obscure and minimise everything else that is available in terms of feelings, thoughts, past and current experience.



One of my friends and mentors Harold often jokes that when his father was in the process of ‘finding him a job’ in his late teens, early 20′s, his father got him that job working in a psychiatric hospital. His father saying ‘the best way to hide a tree is to put it in a forest.’

One of the many talents Harold has which contribute to making him an exceptionally effective therapist is to be unconventional in some of his approaches when he works with his clients. Harold pretty much always sees the good in people and with precision will utilise this, even the smallest, competency as a basis for change and helping his clients realise by themselves, they can and they do have the capacity to make beneficial changes.

This Trance Cafe will be exploring how when people are stuck or recycling the content and meaning of their problems, their experience and perceptions are often confined within quite a tight frame or container and with emphasis, what methods are available to reconnect our clients to their competencies.

Working as a therapist or coach one of our jobs is to ‘out frame’ a problem context and discover or more correctly uncover those processes within a much larger frame that is in some sense a strategy, ready to offer new content within the same or highly parallel frame.

Or having discovered competencies and skills explore ways to map these processes as resources to become consciously available and active in perceived problem situations. This can be accurately described as partitioning and then integration.

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday February 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!






 

A Trance to Remember : Taking Charge of Your Outcomes

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Beliefs have the power to shape reality, or much more accurately, our perceptions of reality. Let us take for an example someone who is worried or rather anxious. These worries or anxieties  could come from a variety of sources; these may be physical and psychological and/or environmental.

This from me begs  the question what were the conditions, specifically the initial conditions that were at least in part, responsible for all or at least in some part,that particular perception of reality.


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The idea of sensitive dependence on initial conditions is from a branch of science and maths called Chaos theory. Chaos theory is somewhere in between large body physics such as planets movements and the infinitesimal quantum theory which deals with bodies and interactions that are so small as to be almost incomprehensible. It deals very much with interactions on our human perspectives.

Returning to the anxious worrier or even the passive dreamer there are a series of either fortunate or unfortunate events that would seem to have created a proclivity to think and in some senses act in a certain way that can in the case of the anxious worrier and fuel the fires of worry or in the case of the passive dreamer  add water to the flames of any deep realisation; based on and within what previously happened.

By being aware that initial conditions( which we will define) can and do  have a real influence on what can happen  wouldn’t it be useful, wise or even different to have a way of resetting those initial conditions that have the potential to set everything else in motion either for good or for bad.

This March Trance Cafe will explore a methodology to counteract negative beliefs or injunctions very indirectly and then proceed in our processed based way to set the initial conditions, to stack the deck in favour of more positive expectations in a way that is supportive of outcomes and can be easily done-with some effort-by individuals.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday February 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!

 





Thresholding Your Futures : Newcastle Hypnotherapy and NLP Practice Group : 4th February

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In this process I am borrowing on the Buddhist and Taoist idea of a middle road and this means balance. Balance in our thoughts and feelings and with our actions. This process can be very useful when planning a honest and realistic outcome or when facing challenging or difficult times such as when in the process of stopping some problem behaviour. Equally useful and very relevant to moving on from an unforgiving past. We are changing thresholds.

The terms threshold is very simple to understand. Threshold means at some predetermined state ( a value or position ) something happens or doesn’t happen. It’s easy to understand this in terms of the heating system in your home. Usually some temperature is set, say 14 degrees, where the heating comes on if the temperature is below the set point, here 14 degrees and switches off above 14 degrees. So in this instance sustaining a certain temperature.

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Another example, staying with temperature, is when water temperature reaches 0 degrees ice begins to form. 100 degrees and water evaporates. These are state changes caused by temperature, cold and hot.

Thresholding processes are found in NLP specifically in this instance the two that are ‘designed’ to either make something so pleasurable  or horrible that through association it ‘blows out’ its appeal or revulsion. Another one makes something so awful that it becomes awful for ever. Neurologically these two approaches are working with the pleasure ( to burn out ) and pain ( to burn in ) neural circuitry.

Open-ended and general we will use hypnotherapy to guide our clients in resetting thresholds to re-experience thoughts, feelings and actions then using the power of ‘maybe’ form a more honest integration as a middle, more balanced path, which can help heal and ease the past or modulate and centre our futures.

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday February 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!

 




 

Hypnosis and NLP Practice Weekend December 13-14th

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Me and my good friend Alan Scott are running one our our three monthly weekend events where we can all get together and do some real practice with NLP and Hypnosis. This low cost and high value weekend is this month December 13-14th. This winter weekend you are invited to come play, learn and develop more deeply your skills.

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Come and practice NLP and Hypnosis!


There will be a mixture of structured exercises and also what you wish to work on and with over the weekend. Two days is £30 and one day is £20.

TIMES : 10am till 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

VENUE : Jesmond Dene Conference Centre, NE7 7BQ

BOOKING :

Both days for £30





 
One day for £20





Hypnotic Parts Integration : Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group 3rd December 2014

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Parts work in hypnotherapy is a well know and highly effective way to reframe, resolve and enable a wide variety of behaviours.

A common applications of parts work include resolving problem behaviours, creating and accessing new behaviours and changing thinking patterns to more enabling thinking patterns. All of these in some way can be thought of as both re-framing, re-meaning and integration.

Integration can mean amalgamation, incorporation, unification, merger, fusing, or blending. This may not be what we really require! Perhaps we actually mean sublimation.



When seemingly competing parts are ‘integrated’ into a larger system there can be a diffusion and effective disappearance of those parts into a new whole. But what about the inherent value in both of those parts? Is there a potentially more holistic and system valuable way to do parts work?

When both aspects of competing parts are sublimated and included into a whole, they retain their individual properties and learn to work either together or apart from each other as situations dictate.

The process offered at the December cafe is a physicality hypnotic parts sublimation. This is a very neat process I learned from Steve Gilligan some years ago and will be appropriate for a wide variety of problem behaviours, problem thinking, worry and as well improving behaviours.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

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