Balancing your Self Esteem and easing Anxieties in an uncertain and unpredictable world : March 4th : Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group

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The world you live in is both uncertain and unpredictable. Unless you get you reality strategy clear, your values in line with your behaviour, then you are likely to experience way too much fear and anxiety. And yes your environment and external forces really do play a huge role in anxiety and fear.

This March exploration is focused on balancing and transforming your self esteem in relationship to the world we all share. We will explore balance in terms of tantra, Buddhism; specifically some aspects of Bardo Thodol ( living in the between ) and Jungs perception and judging ‘types’. Watch the video below for a more detailed overview.

The purpose is to be more balanced with your own values and behaviours, reframing misconceptions and being more OK with who you are and what you do; culminating in feeling and doing different in a particular fear and anxiety release.

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday March 4th

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

The Newcastle Hypnotherapy and NLP 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!





Change with Stories and Analogies : February 5th : Newcastle Hypnotherapy and NLP Practice Group

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Stories, Fables and Analogies are part of the rich and diverse texture of all cultures, they form a huge part of our trivial and deep communications in day to day life; they also are one of the most pervasive patters that can reinforce problems and can even more nurture a systemic change, a perceptual shift, a quantum leap in an individuals positive reality.

Excellent communicators, change professionals and coaches can share really good and very relevant stories with their clients and you already have a life times experience of immensely valuable stories you can share. There are the ones you have really listened to which shape reality, anticipations; deal with and explore the inevitable life ‘events’ we will all experience at one time or another and those stories are there inside you.


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You carry your stories with you like books, hundreds, thousands or more and they are available because of the associations you make to your current experience and aswell you know they are there in different formats when you explore the inherent and practiced stories you can use in the context of therapeutic change.

How such stories can amplify both states and relevant experiences as catalysts for change; this is part of the indirect ( bypassing the judging functions of mind ) method massively exemplified in Ericksonian hypnotherapy and also ranging towards the very direct telling and prescribing as in bardic, shamanistic and I dare say it commercial preaching. This is influencing language utilisation of change work, politics and religion.

This February we are exploring the relevant application of stories and analogies in the context of change work and coaching. Where shared stories match and offer new ways to thinking and doing, open old and forgotten learnings to displace and shift the meanings of stuck and problematic ways of being.

As a child you probably loved and looked forward to stories. Old ones and new ones where in some way you identified with the characters and the adventures they are having so in some very real way, stories can remind us that there are things we know but don’t know we know that can be transformative. Come and re-discover some of those things you know but aren’t yet remembering that are valuable treasures waiting to be unearthed again in the present.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday February 5th

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

The Newcastle Hypnotherapy and NLP 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!

 





Bereavement – When the Light Goes Out : December 4th : Newcastle Hypnotherapy and NLP Practice Group

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We all know death is the unavoidable aspect of life. Some people after a period of expected and natural mourning move on with their life while others fall into the depths of depression and melancholia and never quite recover.

This practice group exploration is not a substitute for professional 1:1 help if you experiencing bereavement; this is an exploration of some of the ways people can and do as a flower in the spring return to a full, loving and meaningful life.


Office of National Statistics figures show us in 2018 there was a far higher, peek number of deaths in January (64,154) through to April and October through November.

Your bereavement is unique to you and only you yet at the same time millions or billions of people through history have experienced a similar loss so this is pointing to the fact that there is more than hope to move back into the swing of your life.

The Newcastle NLP Practice Group will be exploring ideas from Psychotherapy, in particular Sigmund Freuds ideas regarding melancholia and unresolved interpersonal issues. Moving into Gestalt parts work for those conversations that didn’t happen during life and some themes from Zen and Stoicism as well as NLP submodality interventions to rearrange the inner order of representations and as such the meaning we are unconsciously making. And yes there will of course be hypnosis as a form of resolution for bereavement.

All proceeds from this Decembers Newcastle NLP Practice group will be donated to Coping With Cancer North East.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday December 4th

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

The Newcastle Hypnotherapy and NLP 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!

 





Better Meanings in Life : November 6th : Newcastle Hypnotherapy and NLP Practice Group

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You know that Life has no inherent meanings except the ones both yourself and society create. Making meanings is no one way street; Life Meanings are co-created both consciously and perhaps not so surprisingly unconsciously; for instance by way of your environment, your social net-works and of course you.

This November at the Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy practice group we are exploring the knotty subject of both how you make meaning of your life and how your meanings can and are shaped via the culture and society you are a part of. Watch the YouTube clip below for a great overview of the evenings practice and exploration.



With demonstrations and plenty of self exploration we will be examining how exterior influences can both shape and reinforce the meanings you have been making of the situations, circumstances and events in your life. Coming to explore from different perspectives how connotations, the non-literal and potentially implied aspects of your interactions ranging from conversations to seemingly insignificant micro events can, do and are supporting your opinions and potentially creating new perspectives that can transform your perceptions of reality, that is Making Better Meanings in Your Life.

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday November 6th

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

The Newcastle Hypnotherapy and NLP 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!





Sunday 3rd November : Newcastle NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice Group

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When you want to improve your skills and ability to work and deal with Self Esteem, managing pain and enhancing your influencing language patterns, look towards the Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy practice group.

In addition to regular monthly evening meetings in Gosforth, The Trance Cafe, The Newcastle NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice Group also runs frequent full day practice and exploration at exceptional value price, which is open to everyone. This one at The Jesmond Dene Conference Centre from 9.30am to 17.30pm.



This November we will be exploring and putting into practice some excellent innovations from the world of Solution Focused therapy and coaching. Some hypnotherapy driven ways to shift those really stuck problem habits using ideas from Dave Elman and in addition some deep practice with some specific hypnotic language patterns.

A full day of fun in learning and practice for the absolutely excellent value of only £20. Secure your place using the booking link below.

 

Solution Focused Solutions

In October I attended a one day with shop with Ben Furman, one of the giants, who shares his work. I want to share with you three kinds of SF practice that can make the hope and likely hood of change much more realistic.

 

Hypnotherapy for Habits

In his seminal book, Dave Elman Hypnotherapy, Dave explicates what he regards as major discoveries in changing habits. The pivital points here being the difference twixt a known problems origin ( root cause – yuk ) and an unknown cause. The unknown cause resolution, in this mode of change, requires some regression or ‘hypno analysis’ to ascertain why this happened and following on from work in the hypnotic state, a very important conscious discussion apropos to effect the real possibility of long term generative change.

 

Hypnotic Language Patterns

Recognising as well as utilising a certain class of hypnotic language patterns, presuppositions, in this case also as to how to create and nurture a kind of perceptual reality supporting a present and future orientated anticipation of hopefulness in addition to the remembering and revising of realising new and additional skills and general wellness.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Full Day : Sunday November 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

Jesmond Dene Conference Centre

NE7 7BQ

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

tea / coffee & biscuits included
9.30am to 17.00pm for only £20.00 book online now!

 





Orgiastic Enthusiasm Deconditioning Unhappy Dogma : Newcastle Hypnotherapy and NLP Practice Group : September 18th

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Orgiastic Enthusiasm is one way to describe a way of being happier and more content more of the time as in living more spontaneously. Your conditioning, your unconscious responses and your environment are all contributing aspects to your expectations of how life is panning out for you. Have you ever really wondered how much your own ‘personal myth’ contributes to your life experiences?

At a crucial point in his life, Carl Jung asked himself a question. “What myth am I living?”


Orgiastic enthusiasm - Newcastle Hypnotherapy Practice Group

Right now there is an epidemic of seriously poor mental health. One in four people in the UK and USA have a current diagnosable mental health problem. There are astonishingly high proportion of people in the UK and USA taking anti-depressants. Why is the first port of call prescription drugs for what can be called normal moods? Could this be a dying off of the old myths and a slow awakening to the flickering possibility of a much needed new myth? Think American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

I hope to put your mind at ease and define the introductory words in their original context. Orgy in essence means Sacrament and Enthuse means to have divinity inside you, to be divinity. These are important ideas in one, a relationship to your own myth or, two, you are your own living myth. This is one of the profound differences between monotheistic and polytheistic religions.

Joseph Campbell has defined four functions of myth which are required for the myth to be functioning ‘correctly’ at the level of the individual, culturally, cosmologically and mystically. To be sure these are massively inherited yet can be updated or sublimated inside you so as to offer the potentiality to go beyond the pairs of opposites of dualistic experience and become, or at least connect with your true birth right and all the response-ability or not that comes.

All that is offered here are stories, ideas and some exercises that could be a seed source of personal transformation and shatter the Promethean chains of inherited, conditioned rights and wrongs. The same transformations can and are described in many different ways such as the process of individuation ( Jung), evolving self ( Kegan ), enlightenment ( buddhism ), moksha ( hinduism) and satori ( zen ). Hope to see you here on 18th at 7pm.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday September 18th

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!

 





Better Boundarys and Inherent Values : Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group March 2019

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Wednesday morning just as the light dawns and birds, distant cars and a pheasant breath their song to me, I sit in the garden, neither warm or cold and for a while, without thoughts, be. All of this and much more was my immediate experience, which is now reduced to put into words.  This Trance Cafe is an exploration in boundarys and associated transitional values in some context.

A boundary is usually thought of a physical one, say a wall or your body and as such makes immediate sense. There are many other kinds of metaphorical boundrys and one of these is the intangible yet fully experienceable ‘values’ or the kinds of experiences we both seek to attain and move to avoid. There is also the being centred and unmoved kind of boundry experience. Move away, move towards and still, not moving.


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Boundarys and values seems to me to come together or apart in our normals day to day relationships with others and with our self. This looks like something to do with expectations ( or anticipations much more fluid ) on ourself or with others. If you can become both honest and clear when and what you are expecting of yourself or another you have the chance of a true integration within yourself.

The Gestalt Prayer

I do my thing, and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you and I am I,
And if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.
If not, it can’t be helped.
– Fritz Pearls

A relational boundary or lack of can be both useful and problematic. This is going to be some kind of functions as to your own levels of development and aspects of ( as Wilber calls ) agency and communion or the need to be separate and affiliated. There may well be aspects of time as the certainty of context.

There is an old saying that is relevant to this exploration, in fact there are two.

Do unto others as you would hope they would do unto you. – Gold Standard

and from Nicolas Taleb – the more robust Silver Standard. Don’t do to others what you don’t want them to do to you.

Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Matthew 7

Come join in an exploration of Boundarys and Values with a Gestalt flavour this coming March and the Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday March 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!





2019 February Focus on Methods and Techniques of Dave Elman : Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group

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Well the Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group returns this coming February 2019 with a focus on the methods and techniques of one of the modern pioneers of hypnotherapy, Dave Elman. Incredibly effective for working with people and one of the most easy to use methods of self hypnosis.

Elman’s definition of real hypnotherapy has two very characteristic and distinct validation points. These are clear and conscience. The first is what he calls ‘bypassing the critical factor’ and the second is ‘establishing selective thinking.’

So what these terms mean is actually pretty simple. Bypassing the critical factor is giving your conscious, your analytical mind something to occupy itself. This stops the doubts, the what if’s and makes a space where your other mind can go about its business without conscious interference. This can be as simple as playing a game of pretend!

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The second step is establishing selective thinking. This is having an idea, a suggestion or a reality become the soul focus of your reality. And both of these steps, according to Elman are entirely up to the person being hypnotised. Nothing to do with you as an operator, the whole responsibility is with the person being hypnotised. Of course a great deal of rapport or trust as well as being calm and relaxed are key to successful hypnotherapy.

So if you are interested in learning and compounding your skills to include hypnotism in the style of Elman and we are talking inductions in less than a minute. Learning how to create and use analgesia and post hypnotic suggestion to relieve needle or dental fear and some real deepening of the trance state do come along.

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday February 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





Newcastle Hypnotherapy and NLP Practice Group : October 2018

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One of the most useful, at least to me, patterns that came out of NLP is Presuppositional Language. This month at the Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group we will be exploring and implementing presuppositional language patterns with an intention of becoming better communicators and questioners.

When you ask or are asked a question, such as “how are you?”, there is an inherent form of a response required. Mostly our answers are of the heuristic or with little thought offered. This will get us by quite adequately in most conversations. Something other than run-of-the-mill conversation ( and intra-personal thinking ) can evolve when, with a little fore thought, we restructure our questions and answers more purposefully.

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Consider the following scenario in the common experience of a therapist working with a client who has depression. One of these ‘questions’ has the possibility of the said client, lapsing into their ‘story’. The script they run that reinforces their impoverished and possibility day time soap opera worthy life story. The other focuses on differences within a time frame. Bit of a difference you can exactly notice here, right?

How are you doing?

What kind of differences have you been noticing since our last appointment?

Not unlike the SF Miracle Question, that helps focus the spotlight of conscious attention to useful possibilities and with a little fore thought may indeed connect up some of the divergent seemingly unrelated thinking that can lead to real and genuine insights.

Also for the evenings exploration we will be using the EMIPlus resource state generator as one way to get into useful learning states, where we can both avoid the premature need to understand before doing and at the same time

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday October 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!





Newcastle NLP Practice Group : Saturday 1st September

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Newcastle NLP Practice Group for Saturday 1st September has four pre arranged topics for exploration that have the potentials to make life a little easier and a lot more connected to your own values. The topics at the NLP Practice Group Newcastle are : Thought Provoking Philosophizing, Self Sabotage, Via Negativa and a proposed synthesis of the previous three topics.

A main theme for this coming weekend is ‘models’; their use of, rejection of and understanding of what is highlighted and hidden when we are thinking and ‘trying’ to squeeze experience into a model; as well as the kind of biases and blindness that can come from believing any model is real. The earth moves and no lever, no matter how long will let you move it but you can fly a kite tied to your head!


Newcastle NLP Practice Group - Models

 

Thought Provoking Philosophizing

An exploration into the work and some of the methods of Phil Jeremiah IV’s Humour Worx way of playfully challenging, with the use of irrelevance, concussion and discussion, stale stories and old beliefs that are holding you back. Newcastle NLP Practice Group is hosting Phil again this coming October for a full weekend of the serious use of humour in change work.

We will practice several patterns and most importantly explore the framing that sets up, validates and justifies, irrelevance, provocation and compassionate discussion. Creating a safe space ‘bubble’ where the rules of traditional change work are left in their stately homes where the rules apply. This is something else.

Self Sabotage

There is a wonderful story that I get from Green Wing about the origins of the word Sabotage. In short its about disgruntled workers who took their shoes off and chucked them into the machines that were taking their jobs during the industrial revolution. Who says history has nothing to teach us!

In a recent post I explored some themes regarding ‘self-sabotage’ and one of the reciprocate ideas that was offered was something like ‘fear of success’. I believe this is absolute nonsense at the initial level of causation basically because there is no cause. The added second order effects or meanings of new responsibilities I highly support. Fear in the initial sense is of success or failure is no-thing, it;s what it means.

What if any of the ‘self sabotage’ stuff is just and I mean just in at least two senses, is your inner wisdom telling you that no matter what, stuff is OK the way it is, for now. Imagine that! How easy could that make your life that you obviously don’t want to be easy. There maybe addressing and going beyond some paradox in this exploration.

Via Negativa

Massively inspired by a whole chapter, and theme in Incerto, the book Anti-Fragile ( Nassim Nicholas Taleb ) of a kind of reductionism.  We know about what is not working. It’s very simple, too simple! Less is more.

There are way to many ‘tings’ in our life that are, to put it simply, are shit or shite, depending on how you say this. For really negative consequences, such as falling of a ladder I prefer that utterance of the word ‘shit’. Its that word that we all utter when everything goes funny shaped. Know what mean? I think so.

I want to explore, something I have done and done well in the last two years of removing, mostly by not doing and often by ignoring something I was expected to respond to.  Taking the crap out of your life is IMO wonderful, it’s often effortful and sometimes painful. It’s the stuff you know in you soul and like Alanis Morissette says ‘you oughta know‘, this is the acknowledge it and do something about it, which is often about subtraction and making your life easier.

Practice & Topics Decided on the Day

You may also wish to practice all kinds of NLP and Hypnotherapy at the Newcastle NLP Practice Group so there is plenty of time set aside to do just that. Well I hope to be seeing you Saturday 1st September for an excellent value ( only £20 for the day ) days practice, connection and fun.

So Newcastle NLP Practice Group is September 1st, a Saturday all day. Hope to see you there to come explore, play and do good in life.

Jesmond Dene Conference Centre

NE7 7BQ

Saturday 1st September

9.30am to 17.30pm

Book your place now