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 : April 4th : Provocative Change & Reformulation : 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.

Telephone 0770 481 8467

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Honesty and One Heck of a Response : Newcastle Hypnotherapy Practice Group

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This April Newcastle Hypnotherapy Practice Group is combining some Provocative Coaching with some Patterns of reformulation ( aka Sleight of Mouth ) to get to the meat or Zen of something spontaneous and genuine and then reframing or re-meaning the perceived problem,as in you get it different.

Last Wednesday I met up with my friend and mentor Phil Jeremiah, In Newcastle late at night ( at least for me ) and over coffee and a tomato juice with Wooster sauce, we shared some ideas. All this happened with as can be imagined, a little provocation and semi-structured spontaneous humour.


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In case you don’t know Phil is the best congruent practitioner of Provocative Therapy I have met. Phil is in Newcastle this July to share his Provocative Humour Worx methodology. So from this I will be sharing two powerful patterns Phil taught ( demonstrated ) with me at the Newcastle Hypnotherapy Practice Group.

Following on from this, having just about extruded a honest and genuine response, as I like to move ideas across seemingly fragmented domains, we will be utilising the Patterns of Reformulation, originally modeled by Robert Dilts from Bandler. A series of ‘patterns’ which are kind of all about changing the meaning ( meant or offered ) to, obviously, change the structure of thinking and produce neurological change.

Let’s take such a statement as ‘I can’t lose weight because of my genetics‘.

Some of the Patterns of Reformulation include exploring such labels as :

Prior Cause :

  • ‘No its not that, it’s because you love food more than your husband’
  • ‘Well you say that but you like to be cuddly.’
  • ‘Nope, it’s cause you were dropped on your head as a child.’

Intention

  • ‘I think its all about you wanting to be loved for who you are.’
  • ‘You just want to protect yourself with padding.’
  • ‘It’s because you like to have a physical presence that can’t be ignored.’

Metaphor / Analogy

  • ‘Genetics has so little to do with this, but you like a scientific exploration of a lie.’
  • ‘Tie two birds together, four wings and can’t fly. What?’
  • ‘But you are a perfect product of god and society!’

 

All about doing enough concussion to the verbal descriptions to help reformulate the internal maps in a useful way. Come along and explore some different ways of change at the Newcastle Hypnotherapy Practice Group this April.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday April 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

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

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





NLP Meta Model : Newcastle NLP Practice Group : Newcastle Hypnotherapy Practice Group

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OK so its’ SnOw and lots of it. Its freezing and that orange mime ( spiral dynamics ) president of the united states has just confirmed his isolationist, supremacists and circling, U Turn ideas on gun control in America. How much of this is fake news? How much are you inferring and what are your judgements? NLP Meta Model is a tool to touch your reality as real, made up or somewhere in between.

This Trance Cafe, Newcastle NLP Practice Group will be focusing and clarifying how we as people respond and react emotionally and ‘critically’ to our own biases, inferences and judgements. Our biases, inferences and judgements are how we make our Map of the World. Which may be wildly inaccurate at worst or at best help us create and shape a more connected and relational way of being to all of our human race.

The March Newcastle NLP Practice Group will be exploring the kind of personal Maps that are supporting and maintaining problems in our life. By rigorously exploring the differences in what happened, what is being inferred and rules this seems to maintain we are exploring how to change perceptions.

Since December last year I have been re-reading many of the books that were the beginning of my NLP journey, which began around 2002. One of the gems is Language In Thought And Action by Sam Hayakawa originally published in 1939. This in some sense accurately describes ( based in Korzybski General Semantics ) the ideas that support the NLP Meta Model.

Hayakawa’s chapter on Report, Inference and Judgement is close to the NLP version I was introduced to as Description, Interpretation and Evaluation. You could also use the words, very carefully as fact, personal-societal meaning and the law.

The way I understand the NLP Meta Model is that the model provides tools to re-connect with an actual description of events and makes clear the interpretations and evaluations, based on personal experiences, beliefs and interpretations that have in some sense solidified and experience into a personal story.

I have been describing the NLP Meta Model as a double edged sword with a sharp handle for well over a decade, closer to two decades but who is counting? As James Pennybaker has demonstrated, the stories we constantly describe and tell have the power to totally transform our life and the lifes we connect with.

Moving on from the NLP Meta Model into the worlds of reframing as in the NLP world as Sleight of Mouth ( Dilts ) and one of my mentors Christina Hall ( patterns of reformulation ) we can begin to respectfully challenge our beliefs and explore a deeper and more profound meaning in our life.

If you re-read that first paragraph, you will see, judgements, interpretations and what could be described as verifiable facts. This may be how you are categorising you own map of your territory. The possibilities are vast, what if you can genuinely update your maps to reflect ore of what you would love to be sharing with this world?

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday March 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!





Working with Loss & Grief : Newcastle Hypnotherapy & NLP Practice Group

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As potentially depressing as it may be data from the ONS reveals that January and March are the most popular months to die in the UK. We all know that the final reward of life is the natural transitioning into the unknown. Grieving is our natural process or in some sense our ritual in accepting loss and moving forward.

This February the Newcastle NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice Group is exploring some ideas that can help and assist us in both accepting loss, honoring our feelings, emotions and thoughts and after an appropriate time to move forward with gratitude.

The exploration is about loss in general. This can be the loss of a loved human, pet, idea or possession to extend the concept.

One of the concepts for exploration is including the work of Lisa Feldman Barrett on how emotions are made. This is really new information ( 2017 ) and offers the perspective the our emotions are constructed as predictors of our immediate environment and past experience.

Also on the menu is some utilization of Jungs ideas of rational and irrational functions and perhaps a portion of western philosophy. Culminating in a desert of a co-created process to enjoy together.

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday February 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!





Realising your Dreams in 2018 : Newcastle NLP Practice Group

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After the exhausting corporate sponsored spending holiday of Black Friday you might be wondering what on Earth you would like to not be spending your money on in 2018. Those BF bargain sellers can hike their price up at least 28 days before they can then be reduced to temp the gullible buyer into buying something you may not need or even want.

Even after some great material bargain, it is pretty sure that the joys of a new gadget will fade and whatever need or felt requirement that urged you into buying will come back again.


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This is the last Trance Cafe until Feb 2018 and it’s a great opportunity to be focusing in a very general way as to what non-material goals and outcomes you would really like to realise in 2018.

Many people fall into the trap of planning and organising the micro details of a project and lose sight of the bigger picture. If you consider simply walking to the local shop, each step will take you away from the intended goal by a little. If you concentrate on each step and get bogged down in noticing you are a little off course with each step you lose sight of the intended destination.

This is often the same with therapeutic interventions when goals, specifics and detailed action plans are suggested to be a great idea. This can remind you of the purpose of a map. Good enough to navigate by but with excess detail the map becomes the territory and obviates the usefulness of any such map.

So this practice group will be about high level goals and their intended intentions. Also there will be a hypnotic way of future orienting and the possibility of experiencing my Spiral Dynamics Inspired future pacing.

One of my goals in 2018 is sharing and teaching more NLP and Hypnotherapy to benefit our local community so with this in mind – this Trance Cafe – Newcastle Hypnotherapy and NLP practice group is free to attend. Attendees are invited to give a donation to St Oswalds Hospice – where the Newcastle NLP practice group has been running for nearly 10 years.

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday December 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

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm f̶o̶r̶ ̶o̶n̶l̶y̶ ̶£̶1̶0̶.̶0̶0̶ ̶b̶o̶o̶k̶ ̶o̶n̶l̶i̶n̶e̶ ̶n̶o̶w̶!̶  Free This Month

November Trance Cafe – Practice Weekend 18-19

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As there is a NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice weekend this November on the 18-19 there will be no Wednesday evening practice group in November. The December practice group will resume first Wednesday of December 2017.


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NLP Hypnotherapy Newcastle Practice Weekend 18-19 November

An excellent opportunity to connect with old friends and make some new ones. Extremely great value an only £30 for the entire weekend. Topics will be decided on the day and will include Clean Language and an exploration into our own biases and beliefs.

Come join in for a fun and stimulating learning experience.

Venue Jesmond Dene Conference Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7BQ
9.30 – 5.30 ish each day

Booking only £30 for two full days

November 18-19





I, Identifying and Identity – Hypnotherapy & NLP Practice in Newcastle

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On a lazy Saturday morning, watching the slow turn of Autumn raining down leaves with warm colours piqued with earthy scents, I am reflecting in my thoughts. This is a season of great change.

Right now, as I write, I am thinking about this week coming ahead. I am seeing friends, have at least two walks arranged and of course this Wednesdays practice group. The topic of exploration ‘I, Identifying and Identity.’

These three topics have no direct physical reality basically this is the stuff of thought that both affects and effects our experience like filters in or out in both positive and negative ways. What we actually experience is shaped by our expectations!


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Thankfully, there are lots of creative and successful ways to change something you want to change about yourself. Most of everyone’s knowledge is unconscious and a gentle and poignant reminder of what you already know can go a long way. What this has a great deal to do with is the unconscious beliefs ( or anticipations for the future ) we have; which can be explored and changed – with effort!

OK, so the topics for explorations are how we ‘perceive ourselves’ how others ‘perceive us’ in that this all influences who we are; potentially answering that tricky question – who are you? How is it possible to know, accept and change what we are identifying with in order to accept and integrate our shadow into what we are.

Lots of ideas and concepts from various fields – which is this – information which can turn into knowledge that becomes the updating stories about and in our lives. Hope to see you there!

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday September 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

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

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





Anxiety, Emotions and Openness to Change Patterns : Newcastle NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice Group

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Anxiety is worry about an event, situation or potential future outcome that ranges from undesirable to calamitous. Sometimes for ourself, sometimes for others or both. We can as people be in similar situations yet have completely different responses. You may be cool as a summer cucumber and I could be as anxious as a long tailed cat in a rocking chair factory.

Anxiety has some things to do with fear, aggression, control, environment, genetics … the list goes on. Yet we most likely all have had some direct experience of anxiety so we understand the term. And most of the time its not pleasant and can feel very disempowering because of emotions and thoughts of helplessness.

There are arrays of pharmaceutical companies creating a variety of drugs that are targeted at the fairly large array of ‘anxiety disorders’, over 100 books on how to beat anxiety yet its still a problem.


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Perhaps the real cause of psychological anxiety could be found in Budhism, Zen, Hinduism or any of the contemplative spiritual traditions where the ‘illusion of a separate self’ or an individual ‘I’ is the cause of suffering. We can also ponder that anxiety is a learned behaviour in both thinking gone wild, out of control and equally the bodily stress response which can support and fuel it.

As an idea, if you could not separate, lets say frustration between your mind-body, that is being that experience, would you still feel-perceive frustration or could you just be frustration? Now, depending on how you reacted emotionally to that idea, you have either become open or closed to that possibility of change.

Our responses, your willingness to explore an idea has some relationship to your fixed ways of thinking and being in the world. Fixed ways of thinking and being in some sense define our current potential. So this Trance Cafe, exploring psychological change and hypnotherapy will be exploring how strong positive emotions can affect some real change.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday September 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

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

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





Hypnotherapy and Why to Focus Attention : Newcastle Hypnotherapy and NLP Practice Group

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After a delightful pause from June to this August the Trance Cafe returns from a one month pause. So immediately getting back to the themes of hypnosis of both the micro and macro, this August I want to explore and utilise the ( as per Erickson and Rossi ) those questions that both direct and focus awareness.

This form of both simple and complex question, directing and focusing awareness can be a gate-way into trance phenomena and with this the meaning making and analogous mapping of trance phenomena into the changing of habits or creating new options in behaviours and thoughts.

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So as you may be thinking what is both the point and what do these questions do in focusing awareness?  One of the terms in hypnosis is ‘Critical Factor’ which I have never as yet been a fan of. It really means so many things that in order to process that meaning one must consider: Relationship with both therapist and client. The desire or interest in change from both parties and some sort of highly cognitive thinking process that was believed to prevent hypnosis.

If you have read through that last paragraph then your ‘critical factors’ were engaged. I could ask you if this was because you were interested, if you thought you would resist all attempts at hypnosis or even if you were not aware of what your hands were doing as you read that information.

I will come back to a main theme in that if you chose to engage and in some sense have your attention and your awareness engaged in some activity where you choose to remain engaged this in experience dissolves the ‘critical factor’ myth. You may consider having a normal and good conversation with another person where you are genuinely interested and have your own thing so say an example of this. In other words a positive participation relationship.

So assuming we are all up for engaging and participating in an exploration, we can use the focusing and direction of attention questions in ways that are going to engender trance and absorption of experience in ways that can be very, very useful. Why? Simply because any engagement with another human being, a person, a friend, can open ( and find if required ) the doors to accessing our incredible wardrobe of perceptions and experiences that very simply dissolve the critical factor that didn’t exist in the first place.

So moving on from the questions that may focus awareness and direct interest, we will be moving rapidly to what to do with those questions in developing the possibility of trance phenomenon, and this is a real possibility, and then what on earth to do with that – this is the real skill in utilization and getting to here the door ways of possibility open wide.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday August 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!

 




 

 

Incompletion, Vicarious Placebos and Swapping Experience – Newcastle Hypnotherapy & NLP Practice Group

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The past two months Trance Cafe have been laying the foundations for this conclusive part of bringing together a deep exploration in-to modal operators ( could, can, must etc ) and Relative Clauses ( who, which, that, when and where ), the infinite sentence extension which facilitates both a very unusual and trance inducing kind of conversation.

This June is the last Trance Cafe until August 2017 and will be putting the …

If you have just read that and wondered about something missing you will be quite correct. In psychological terms there is an affect called the ‘Zeigarnik effect’ which is all about our need to have things settled and closed. This continuation will be about the deliberate use of incompletion to create …


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Mostly in English we speak in the form of Subject – Object. This is like ‘I looked at the Buttercups’ – If the object Subject relationship is altered to something like ‘The Buttercups I watched’ something happens. It’s like hearing Yoda. It’s unusual and its odd. Something we can utilise.

The orbital frontal cortex likes to grab unusual and orient our attention. This is an unconscious process, and we attend, so what comes after can be very interesting, like a hypnotic suggestion to …

If hypnosis as the Gandalf of the hypnosis world has writted ‘hypnosis is the process of communicating ideas’ has any value then doing something a little out of the ordinary to effect communication may well be worth a second look.

Anything odd, weird or strange that is linguistically inappropriate ( think Yoda and swapping Subject Object ) might have that desired effect. And anything we can add to this mix like a Yellow Placebo is in the table. Describing this effect, in detail may have a very vicarious effect in hypnosis.

Topics for experimentation are :

  • Deliberate and peculiar swapping of pro-nouns ( very useful for analytical thinkers ).
  • Placebos and their colour. Suggesting effects of sugar pills.
  • Incomplete sentences that cause …

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday June 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!





Deeper into Milton Model : Newcastle NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice Group

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Its wonderful that there are so many nuances in the use of Milton Model language. Last month at the practice group we explored the use of the conversational postulate within the frame of trance induction. We also explored how to couple the use of negative pacing with the conversation postulate to affect a form of highly utilisable double bind.

In terms of being able to generate an ( almost? ) infinite and relevant stream of hypnotic language during the common pacing-leading in hypnosis one of the most salient syntactic-glues are the use of the connectives. These are known as conjunctions in grammar and hypnotherapists and NLP practitioners categorically know these as complex equivalents and cause effects.


Relative Clause Milton Model

One of the most useful adjuncts to Milton-esque Model language is the deliberate use of the Relative Clause. The Relative Clause can be used to infinitely extend, adding more and more detail to the subject of a sentence. This opens many doors to application in hypnosis such as confusion, amnesia and post hypnotic suggestion. Please have a read of the following sentence.

This May at the practice group which is in Newcastle where we can explore the Relative Clause aspect of the Milton Model that can be used to create the kind of ongoing experience which can lead into something that has a relationship to nested loops that is not quite the same when you think about aspects of recursion and the potential applications in change work with people whom can become absorbed in an interesting way that can lead into trance when we practice at the Newcastle hypnotherapy group.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday May 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

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

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