Psychological Parts Work : Newcastle Hypnotherapy Practice Group : 4th May

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Enjoying the recent bank holiday there has been some wildly mixed weather. Clouds, rain, sun and wind in great abundance. It’s been warm, cold and almost tepid; All indication that a mixed bag of UK spring is living up to expectations. Lawns, bushes and flowers create a patchwork of colours and I can think about all of this.

By categorising and labelling my experiences I go about the task of filtering and segmenting my direct experience and practically all of this is automatic and habitual. Somewhere in my brain there is the assemblage of colour, shapes and feelings that are integrated without conscious process and offer, to me, my experience of the moment.

The idea of ‘parts’ or our symphony of experiences ( thoughts, feelings, movements and emotions ) can be very useful in terms of change work. Parts serve purposes or a purpose that was necessary earlier in life and has become a habit.

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We can use the ‘idea’ of parts to help transform behaviours that would seem to no longer serve us well in certain contexts. And we can use parts to enhance or improve behaviours in other areas of life. Psychological parts is a very open possibility type of hypnotic process. Some ways to work with ‘parts’ will follow and the idea for the evening is to explore some of these.

  • Parts for behaviour and their intentions
  • Chakras as ways of symbolising intentional change
  • NeuroAnatomy such as hypothalamus
  • Jungian archtypes as aspects of our unconscious
  • Multiple perspectival positions

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

Wednesday May 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!





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!





NLP Practice Group Newcastle : Wednesday 2nd March 2016

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The NLP & Hypnotherapy Practice group topics this March will be decided and shaped on the night!

There will be some exploration of how we can construct and deconstruct the useful and sometimes unhelpful aspects of our ‘identity’ that we occasionally convince ourself that are true. Utilising some aspects of ‘priming’ from Kahneman & Tversky’ work we will explore how certain statements and their seemingly innocent order can have a stunning effect.

We will then integrate this into what is selected and shaped on the evening with the intention of creating new paths and ways of thinking.


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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!

 





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!





Time to Appreciate Time Lines as Future Resources – 6th May : Newcastle NLP Practice Group

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Just about everyone I know sometimes thinks about the future and what kind of a future they would really want to have. I am specifically making reference to a future where there is a majority or at least a bias towards good times, good experiences and possibly even more, the belief, an anticipation where such a future is available and not solely dependent on the past or even present circumstance.

We have all to a relative extent experienced challenging times, possibly times when we have despaired, thought we would fail or even worse. Yet here we are, bruised, maybe a bit battered, worse for where and yet here we are. Going forward in some way.


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This May Trance Cafe, Hypnotherapy Newcastle NLP Practice Group will use Time Lines from our past to seed and resource our futures to better help and access our strengths in the troubled times as well as the good.

An old favourite, very short story, I like is about planting trees.

On old woman was planting tree seeds when someone came up to her and asked. “Why are you planting those tree seeds when you will never live to see them grow to more than saplings at best?” The old woman without words, smiling, replied with a glance, gesturing towards her children and her children’s children.”

This Trance / NLP Cafe is making use of both your past and a solution ( not problem focused ) but solution focused orientation to the future.

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!





Exploiting Strengths Shamelessly in Change Work : April 1st 2015

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When I am working with clients, who are usually coming to see me for problem resolution, one aspect of the work I do is discovering where and in what contexts my clients have real competencies and where, even in the smallest instance, they are doing good.

It’s not always that easy for people who are feeling seemingly insurmountable problems to notice or realise parts of their life where they are competent and doing good because their focus is their problems. A tight focus can have a tendency to obscure and minimise everything else that is available in terms of feelings, thoughts, past and current experience.



One of my friends and mentors Harold often jokes that when his father was in the process of ‘finding him a job’ in his late teens, early 20’s, his father got him that job working in a psychiatric hospital. His father saying ‘the best way to hide a tree is to put it in a forest.’

One of the many talents Harold has which contribute to making him an exceptionally effective therapist is to be unconventional in some of his approaches when he works with his clients. Harold pretty much always sees the good in people and with precision will utilise this, even the smallest, competency as a basis for change and helping his clients realise by themselves, they can and they do have the capacity to make beneficial changes.

This Trance Cafe will be exploring how when people are stuck or recycling the content and meaning of their problems, their experience and perceptions are often confined within quite a tight frame or container and with emphasis, what methods are available to reconnect our clients to their competencies.

Working as a therapist or coach one of our jobs is to ‘out frame’ a problem context and discover or more correctly uncover those processes within a much larger frame that is in some sense a strategy, ready to offer new content within the same or highly parallel frame.

Or having discovered competencies and skills explore ways to map these processes as resources to become consciously available and active in perceived problem situations. This can be accurately described as partitioning and then integration.

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!






 

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!

 





Hypnotic Parts Integration : Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group 3rd December 2014

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Parts work in hypnotherapy is a well know and highly effective way to reframe, resolve and enable a wide variety of behaviours.

A common applications of parts work include resolving problem behaviours, creating and accessing new behaviours and changing thinking patterns to more enabling thinking patterns. All of these in some way can be thought of as both re-framing, re-meaning and integration.

Integration can mean amalgamation, incorporation, unification, merger, fusing, or blending. This may not be what we really require! Perhaps we actually mean sublimation.



When seemingly competing parts are ‘integrated’ into a larger system there can be a diffusion and effective disappearance of those parts into a new whole. But what about the inherent value in both of those parts? Is there a potentially more holistic and system valuable way to do parts work?

When both aspects of competing parts are sublimated and included into a whole, they retain their individual properties and learn to work either together or apart from each other as situations dictate.

The process offered at the December cafe is a physicality hypnotic parts sublimation. This is a very neat process I learned from Steve Gilligan some years ago and will be appropriate for a wide variety of problem behaviours, problem thinking, worry and as well improving behaviours.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

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





Newcastle Hypnotherapy and NLP Practice Group : November 2014

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Conversational Hypnosis

When I watch and see someone demonstrate a highly developed skill it can look like an effortless display. The exemplars words and ‘techniques’ flow, they respond to what is happening and they are not simply regurgitating some script or procedure. Though at one point it is highly likely they were doing just that.

And we all know the kind of effortless display I am writing about and your are considering at this time, quite certainly at one time, required a great deal of effort, lots of practice and sweat to appear as the polished skill we can witness.

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The topic for November is Conversational Hypnosis. Hypnosis as a feedback loop, Hypnosis as a way of leading and utilising experience.

This is based in a rather old, yet excellent, Stephen Brooks series of audio CD’s on hypnosis and something from Igor Ledochowski where the content is in essence very much the same though with some really useful process oriented structures to make for a conscious structure kind of learning.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

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





Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group September 2014

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This first week in September is the re-start of the NLP and Hypnotherapy practice group in Newcastle. After a really nice pause from in August the practice group is freshly rejuvenated ( that may mean me ) and ready to begin again.

This Septembers NLP and Hypnosis practice is going to be a little bit different to the past practice session. Different in one small detail and what is that detail you may be asking?

For something new just this September there is no predefined topic. Sure I have ideas about what to work with on the evening and while I have ideas, its going to be a what is becoming relevant on the evening. So we are doing free flow and refined practice of whatever techniques and processes arise on the evening.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

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

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