Newcastle NLP Practice Group : TiMe : May 2018

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May’s Trance Cafe and Newcastle NLP Practice Group is an exploration of Time; how you understand time and more importantly how you can use your thoughts, experiences and apprehensions to change your understanding and meanings of your past, present and future in helpful ways.

Time is always on my side” – Caught Somewhere In Time – Iron Maiden

Now, There are many ways, too may perhaps, to explore what we mean by time. One is the physical cycles of plants, namely our yearly sun cycle from which we define years and day with as our little blue plant orbits and seasons. Another, more relative is psychological time. Something completely different.

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Some of the latest research, not a pinch of salt, but a way of ‘understanding’ our psychology, as in what you feel as in inward and outward energy/force, is suggesting our past, present and future are all manged into one or currently wordly understood as merged, united and specifically conflation.

Time can be understood metaphorically as a substance. Time is running out, there is little time left or there is plenty of time. Time can be understood as an essential part of who and what we are; as in the work of Kant, it is part of our essence. Time can also be understood and this makes much sense to be our consciousness as and when in the now our past and present simply just are without our conscious knowing.

So basically it ( time ) IS an aspect of both who and what we are. In terms of Neuro Linguistic Programming, the May Newcastle NLP Practice Group will be exploring Time Lines. It’s more realistic to call this Time Space’s; Past, Present and Future and we may even touch on the timeless.

Our past experiences are used to ‘predict’ how we act, what we do in both usual and novel circumstances. This idea of prediction has a very good neurological research based explanation in ‘How Emotions Are Made’ – Barrett. Without reading that you can think of how on earth a baseball or tennis player manages to return or hit a ball that is travelling faster than is possible to consciously respond to. Or just jump out of the way of a marauding bicycle. It’s our unconscious ( fast ) response.

And wonderfully, we can program and re-program the unconscious, just through rehearsal and deep motivation to change our past, anticipate future behaviours and be very present. With practice as and when it counts with conscious positive practice. Hope to see you at Newcastle NLP Practice Group to explore Time this coming May.


Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday May 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


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

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Newcastle NLP Practice Group hosts monthly practice days on Saturday for you to increase and develop your NLP and Hypnotherapy skills. This coming May on the 12th there are some pre-arranged topics as well as what you would like to practice on the day.

There are three topics that I want to explore. These are going beyond pairs of opposites, changing habits and parts disintegration. I hope you will find these explorations valuable and enhance your uses of NLP and Hypnotherapy in ways that you can remember easily through practice.

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Going Beyond Pairs of Opposites

To move out into the world, you have to act in terms of pairs of opposites.” Joseph Campbell

One of the most useful aspects of change work is creating a space where habitual behavioural and thinking patterns can be changed. When we use language in normal ways there is a natural tendency dualistic expression. Words create categories or neat little boxes of descriptions which by nature are classification. Think depressed, happy etc.

Have you considered a description such as happily-depressed and depressingly-happy? There are no opposites in the real world, non whatsoever. A best there is a spectrum of words describing something more fundamental. For instance hot is not the real word opposite of cold. These words describe a relative temperature difference.

With this exploration we will be examining the methods and ways of adding this inclusive and validating component to making change more honest and appealing.


Changing Habits

Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi

We have, do and will form habits all of our life. Most of the time your habits are very useful. Sometimes habits, which are unconscious processes, form with the best of intentions yet can end up being extremely problematic and difficult to change.

All habits are formed with mostly an unconscious purpose that we can create a story about, to justify, explain or reason it’s nature. Changing a problem habit requires a change at the unconscious level and will be greatly helped by redefining the conscious reasons or story that accompanies such a habit.

One way to change unconscious habits is paradoxically to review in great detail consciously the whole kit and kaboodle. That means mentally replaying the entire ensemble of behaviour again and again. This can be thought of as a threshold pattern.


Parts Disintegration

If you can’t solve a problem, then there is an easier problem you can solve: find it.” George Polya

Sometimes making a change can seem daunting, it can feel too big for you to deal with. If it was smaller perhaps you would feel better able to cope. How to make a problem smaller and ease the BIG CHANGE mentality. For example, take a problem like low self esteem. Of course you would ask a client ‘what do you mean by self esteem?’ So you wouldn’t be assuming you know what they mean. But, let’s take this another way.

If you enquire what are the smaller aspects, like a bicycle is made up of wheels, pedals, brakes and all that; you have the smaller components. You can then operate on the smaller components, knowing changing a smaller component changes the overall. Learning to sort for difference within these will necessarily change the whole.


I hope the three defined practice ideas is interesting to you. I hope to see you there at the Newcastle NLP Practice group this May.


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NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Day Newcastle

Venue : Jesmond Dene Conference Centre

Date : Saturday May 12

Only £20

18 Places maximum