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

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7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!





Hypnosis – Language & IdeoDynamics : NLP Newcastle Practice Group

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As you start to read this post what else are you consciously aware of? I wonder if you noticed you eyes move left to right in the little saccades that they do? Perhaps you are or you aren’t thinking about that now? If you weren’t do you know what were you thinking of as you continue to read? How is your attention shifting?

OK, this months Trance Cafe. March 1st, is an exploration and understanding of some of the aspects of hypnotic language. The ideas is to build up, through practice an understanding of how to use hypnotic language to focus attention and then utilise these aspects to assist people ( your clients ) into altered states of awareness.


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Being in an altered state of awareness can open up and access unconscious resources, feel good and develop your own technique.

Specifically we will be exploring the esoterically named ( by Erickson and Rossi ) Ideo-Dynamic suggestions that along with some pretty cool question styles can guide people to awareness of movement, sensations, thoughts and emotions.

We will also be building up a simple set of steps that when combined with conscious – unconscious splitting, as an induction, can provide an easy to use way to assist your client ( and give you direct feedback ) into trance.

In principle how to create a dynamic space where insights, resources and new perspectives can grow and evolve.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday March 1st

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!

 





Hypnosis for Working with Habits and Parts : Newcastle NLP Practice Group

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Throughout life we have been learning and massing a huge amount of habits. A habit is something we can do in a certain situation with practically no conscious thought. We learn habits through repetition over time.

In change work the concept of ‘parts’ is often used to describe a specific aspect of our personality. These aspects can be emotional, behavioral or thoughts which can be considered as aspects of who we are, aspects of our personality.


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This cafe we will be exploring a variety of ways of working with parts to enhance or change behaviors.

It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy-books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them. Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited in number, they require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments.” – Alfred North Whithead

I don’t think we actually fully unlearn any of the habits we amass over our life time. What seems to happen is an old habit is overlaid by a new and more functionally appropriate one. By exploring the sequence of steps of a habit we will intend to firstly make this conscious, to make the habit ‘hot’ and move forward to explore several ways in which we can utilise ( or try to ) the end payoff.

Some ways of working can include:

  • Voice Dialogue
  • Ideo-Motoric Movement
  • Gestalt Tactics
  • Time Distortion

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday February 1st

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!





Setting and Maintaining Goals : Newcastle Hypnotherapy & NLP Practice Group : December 2016

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How many times have you or I, decided to set some goal or other yet … managed to screw it up? You are not alone!

The topic of this Decembers practice is both setting and maintaining the necessary motivation to reach and exceed goals. This is no small achievement. In truth this is at the center, the very heart of success in personal and professional development.

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Being the traditional season of upcoming new year resolution, new beginnings and transition; doesn’t it make some sense to be able to set honest, meaningful and attainable goals?

Attaining some goal, any goal, really does take effort. Moving towards a genuine, and key here, attainable goal will  feel rewarding as you take action, bit by bit, in nice, bite size steps. So the idea here is utilising our natural appetitive and consummatory systems. That is basically wanting and liking.

We will begin with identifying a goal and then building motivations around it. Following on from this we will design and plan easy steps in both the achievement and surpassing it. Specifically we will make our goals irresistible, habitual and surprisingly easy.

The time to be planning and implementing new year goals is now. I am setting mine now, will you join me? This is the last Trance Cafe before February 2017 – hope to see you this December.

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday December 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!





Making & Creating Meanings : Newcastle NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice Group : September 2016

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Making and creating meaning in and from our experiences can and does dramatically affect our life. Our judgement and it is that, can be the difference between how we perceive our world, as in a problem, opportunity or some other perspective way.

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that mattersEpictetus

Our perspectives are just that, perspectives. As we can learn to perceive different and as such conjure multiple meanings in different ways, we can open the doors to a better and more personally, more humanistically way of being when it lines up with our true values …

It might be more than nice to be a little freer from the unconscious to conscious meanings we all can at times ‘make’ from our dances with life, when those meanings cause suffering, anxiety and pain, mightn’t it? It might …

 


NLP Newcastle Practice Group : Meanings and Value

The exploration of this Septembers Trance Cafe is to both explore how we make meanings from our experiences and also to share some ideas as to how we can create a more enabling and empowering meaning from our experiences.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday September 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!

 




 

Nurturing Kindfulness : Newcastle NLP Practice Group : April 6th

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Being kind to ourself and to others may be one of the most useful human experiences that helps us both recognise our shared human nature ( Kind ) and help us connect our actions to supporting and being there for our fellows with our natural propensity to do good ( Kind ).

This practice group will explore what kindfullness ( the state of being kind ) means individually and why its a good thing to have access to the right kind of kindfullness much more of the time.




 

So the idea for the evening is to have an exploration into how we do represent the timeless and eternal in our own inner world with the purpose of linking this for ourselves to our kindfulness state. Now we are going to require some personal experiences of being kind and receiving kindness from others to map those particular submodalities.

Having some representations of kindness, an anchor to our representation of  timelessness we will explore how our attention is either drawn or captured ( there seems to me three modes of this ) as a representation and ecologically engage all three structures as a kind of yin and yang multiplicity.

Time permitting we may also explore how the five poisons can prevent kindfull actions and look to solutions as appropriate.

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday April 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

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





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!





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!





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!