NLP Practice Group Newcastle upon Tyne : June 2018

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There can be worlds of difference between thinking and doing and on June 6th there will be amply opportunity to explore the differences and field benefits that extend beyond the either / or approach into the both / and, at the NLP Practice Group Newcastle upon Tyne.

Every creative journey begins with a problem” – Jonah Lehrer : Imagine

How we do, don’t do and do something different, predictable or genuinely have what is regarded as an insight has lots of factors depending on familiarity of situations and experience and a potential required novelty thought-behaviour that may be born out of happy accident, of frustration or great need or both.

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There are many ways new material can materialise out of the blue, but where does this come from. In mythology the protagonists somehow end up going North, out of the provincial into the uncharted places; Prosaically this could be regarded as ‘conceptual blending’ where there is a cross over between fields such as psychology and science or cooking and gardening.

You, Mark ( see next paragraph ) and myself will be exploring Thinking and Doing in terms of useful change from a three way collaboration of conceptually blended differences and similarities. So following our conversation, me and Mark thought it will be really interesting to have a very loose frame and discover what happens in terms of creativity and utility.

Mark Harris, midwife of 20 years , NLP facilitator and Birthing for Blokes is in Newcastle sharing some of his skills with birthing partners and has kindly agreed to come along to The Trance Cafe to share some more. We both like to improvise and have decided to do just that at the evening for NLP Practice Group Newcastle within and without the frames offered.

Also, if you are booked on the NLP Hypnotherapy Practice day, June 9th, this Trance Cafe is FREE!

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington, Mark Harris

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday June 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! OR if you are booked
onto the NLP Hypnotherapy Practice day on 9th JuneFREE!

 





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

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

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





Newcastle NLP Practice Group – Newcastle Hypnotherapy Practice Group

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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





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
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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!