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


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