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Hypnosis Learning and Repetition – Part Two

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One of the occasional yet sadly unrealistic requests I get from clients is “I want you to put me under and make me forget everything” or “Knock me out and take all the memory away” or even “I want you to hypnotise me so I will never do that again”.

It is really really important to understand your clients expectations from the outset.

A long time ago, one of my first paying clients came to me to stop eating pies. They eat one of those Fray Bentos tinned pies each day. I did the hypnotherapy and the NLP and sent them away. The next week I met them to ask how they were doing. “Have you stopped eating pies” I asked. “Yes” they replied “but I am still fat so it hasn’t worked”. They indeed got what they asked for but clearly it wasn’t what they expected.

Not only do you need to explore client expectations and outcomes, you need to do a reality check too!

Some clients do actually have the expectation that having had a complaint for lets say, over ten years that just one session of them being ‘knocked out’ will miraculously change a long standing problem behaviour with absolutely no work on their behalf. And the rest of their life will be rosy like an apple.

“I want you to put me under and make me forget everything”

This could be achieved with a hammer and could be described as a Lobotomy or Leucotomy. Not a terribly good solution, Imagine all that re-training and re-educating an adult would require.

The re-training and re-educating are much easier and effective with the memory intact. Hypnosis can certainly be used to create the states where learning becomes easier and changing deep routed neurological patterns becomes easier too because in hypnosis it is very possible to learn through repetition really fast … while you are in the right states to make changes stick.

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Hypnosis Depression and The Grey World

One of the many things that amazed me whet I first started learning how to apply NLP and Hypnosis in 2000 was the fact that we can control our feelings through practice.

NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming is largely concerned with how our brains operate. A basic tenet of NLP is our internal world of thoughts has massive influence on how we feel. NLP and Hypnosis are very very similar in many aspects.

Hypnosis is a particularly effective way to change your internal world and with practice make this change more automatic in every day life.

A human brain and consciousness is the most sophisticated computer like organism on this planet. And it comes without an instruction manual. Our thoughts which are a combination of pictures, words, sounds, smells and tastes – our our basic ways of experiencing the world and these ways of experience or receptors massively influence how we feel.

As an example, think of someone you really like to share time with. Close your eyes. Bring this remembered image of this person closer to you and make it bigger and make the colour more intense. Most people on doing this will feel an increased sense of well being and pleasure as the picture or image moves closer and is made more colourful. Add in the sound of their voice and notice how your feelings change.

A recent article ( thanks Ian ) in the Independent shares conclusive proof that changing your internal world of how you think really does make a difference in how and what you feel.

Depressed people tend to see ( internally and externally ) the world as less colourful that it actually is. Conversely very happy people will likely see the world as more colourful.

Too see the Independent article in Depression – Really Does Make Every Thing Look Grey click here.

One very easy way to do this on your own is to purchase a pair of Orange Sun glasses and wear them. Another application of the Orange Sunglasses ‘making you happier’ phenomenon is that wearing such glasses is a solution to SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Hypnosis for Creative Block | Newcastle upon Tyne

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Creative Block, Self Doubt and Lack of Motivation are not exclusive to writers, poets, scientist’s and the self employed. Creative Block can effect anyone. From time to time the vast majority of people quite literally lose their way. This is usually but not exclusively due to emotional trauma compounded with a failure to truly believe in themselves.

In a recent BBC article the use of Hypnosis is shown to be used effectively to remove Creative Block and help people to return to serious productivity.

Read this BBC article on how hypnosis has been used effectively to remove Creative Block.

With a powerful combination of hypnosis and physiological techniques you can rediscover the motivation and drive that can propel you back into being your real creative and productive self.

Contact me for details of how I can help you return to your very best top form!

Tel : 0770 481 8467

eMail : nigel@nigelhetherington.co.uk

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Hypnotherapy Newcastle – Nigel Hetherington

Nigel Hetherington is a Clinical Hypnotherapist working in Newcastle, and Hexham.

Specialising in personal therapy for Addictions, Trauma, PTSD, Psychosomatic Pain, Weigh Loss, Guilt, Grief, Shame and Remorse. Nigel is a Master Practitioner of NLP and runs UK and International training in NLP and Hypnosis. Nigel is a regular featured contributor to myNLPresources.

Learning Hypnosis and Repetition – Part One

Life is an ongoing unfolding process. Inside of the process people have certain ways of behaving that make up significant behaviours or parts of their lives, lets call these behaviours routines. All people have routines . For instance,  going to work, making a cup of tea in the morning, making breakfast for their children or calling their parents on a certain night of the week.

Routines are like regularly walked pathways on a nature trail, they are like familiar and well travelled routes to a place of work, they are like the way some people always put the sock on their right foot first.

When a routine is very familiar this is akin to a very ‘strong’ set of neural memory or behavioural templates.  The more familiar a behaviour is the stronger the neural memory template is. The stronger the memory templates are the less conscious attention is required to carry out a specific behaviour.

Memory templates are composed of hundreds of thousands of neurones and are connected together by their axons in the brain. The more often some specific behaviour, through repetition is done, the stronger the connections between neurones. Repetition creates and then reinforces neural memory templates. So a memory or behavioural template is a result of the many repetitions of some behaviour. Complex behaviours, like making a cup of tea will have many memory templates associated with it.

Learning a behavioural response is not just about repetition though this does play a huge role. Really effective learning and assimilation goes hand in hand with the emotional state that you are learning in. Research shows that the best states to learn in are ones where you are really committed to learning. States where there is not too much stress, when you are happy and laughing and when there is plenty of love and support; as well as lots of repetition.

The next part of this article will offer perspectives on how this relates to client expectations and managing them.

Bill O’Hanlon: The Geography of Possibilities – September 11-12 : Newcastle upon Tyne

This is a very special workshop in Newcastle for all Solution Focused Therapists, Coaches, Counsellors and Therapist with the one and only Bill O’ Hanlon.

“There is no use trying, she said.“One cannot believe impossible things.”“I dare say you haven’t had much practice” said the Queen “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day.Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Possibility Therapy uses the power of acknowledgement to meet people where they are stuck and the power of possibility to invite them into change. Not just a positive approach, this approach recognizes problems, the influence of the past, and cultural, political and gender influences while creating a respectful, hopeful environment for change. It also adds a spiritual dimension to therapy.

Through clear handouts and lectures, videotapes and practice exercises, participants will have the opportunity to not only learn this approach to therapy but also to apply it to their own lives and selves.

For full details and booking please click here.

Weight Loss Attitude Workshop – Newcastle November 2010

As the end of 2010 approaches many people will have time off from work and time to share with family and friends. In addition to great company, happy times and wonderful conversation there is quite often mixed in with this a good proportion of over eating and drinking. Extra turkey, extra roast potatoes and ample quantities of the grain and the grape. Come New Year 2011 many people will be making ( and possibly breaking ) new resolutions. If weight loss in the New Year is something you want and have struggled with in the past … then read on …

When you honestly decide to make 2011 the beginning of getting to a more comfortable and healthy weight and you want the real Attitudes that can make a whole load of difference then you may want to attend this weight loss attitude workshop.

A Workshop For People Who Want Or Need To Lose Weight Before 2011

November 2010 13-14 £95 : Gosforth Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Are you fat or overweight?
  • Have you tried all the diets, books, tablets and self help you can get?
  • Are you still fat and hating it?
  • Or even worse hating yourself?

This is a practical and hands on workshop where you will discover yourself how to change your attitude towards food, especially emotional eating as well as how to build the real and honest motivation that will help you stop Yo Yo dieting and emotional eating and keep you on course for the much better life experience you know you really do want.

This workshop is NOT about diets, nutrition, books or exercise.

This workshop is specifically about the physiological and mental attitudes that makes the difference.

Attendees probably will not lose any significant amount of weight during the workshop. Attendees will leave with significantly increased probability of weight loss and keeping it off.

This workshop is also designed for FAT AND OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE, Counsellors, Therapists, Hypnotherapists and People Helpers who are in the business of helping people with weight issues. Workshop is held at Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne and will qualify for CPD. Both remedial and generative change aspects of therapeutic intervention for weight loss will be addressed in this fully participatory workshop.

This very practical, hands on workshop will teach you the three most important Attitudes you absolutely must foster in order to Lose Weight … Especially if you really want it to happen for yourself or for your clients.

Attitude One to understand that Weight Loss is not about Weight Loss. Every one of the clients I see in private practice for Weight Loss … ultimately wants way much more than just to lose some weight. Weight Loss is most definitely NOT the end result!

Attitude Two to accurately know what it will mean when you have what you want and how your life will change as a result. When you are happier in and of yourself and you have lost weight, what does this get you? Successful weight loss involves looking and seeing beyond the weight problem and having a clear vision of how your life will be different.

Attitude Three Specifically, how you can, in an ecologically sound way, radically change your attitude and feelings about food. To understand and deal with emotional eating so as to keep the weight off and build and maintain the required motivation to see it through. This workshop includes therapeutic processes for remedial and generative change in the treatment of problem weight issues.

Enter your name and email address to receive inside attitudes about weight loss and a complementary hypnosis audio mp3 with no obligation.

So … What is covered in this Weight Loss – An NLP Attitude workshop?

  • Attitudes towards food and eating
  • Emotional eating cycles and how to change them
  • Understanding the real reasons why you want to lose weight
  • Yo Yo quitting and the “I Hate Myself” complex the next day
  • Identity issues … “I am fat”, “I am unlovable” etc
  • Making your motivation last
  • Feeling more comfortable in your own skin

This is an advert for weight loss hypnotherapy AND weight loss attitude workshop : a two day workshop in Newcastle upon Tyne, specifically for people who want to lose weight and have tried just about everything else. This is about the changing your attitude towards weight loss. Just in time for the New Year’s Resolution … Weigh Loss an NLP Attitude This workshop takes place November 13-14 and will cost you £95. How many books, DVD’s diets etc for £95 can you waste your money on, when none of them will change your attitude? If you have tried the lot and are still not where you want to be then think seriously about attending this workshop. Book Your Place Now

Hypnosis Newcastle upon Tyne Jesmond

Clinical Hypnotherapy in Newcastle upon Tyne, Jesmond, Northumberland, Tyneside and Hexham.

Hypnotherapy in Newcastle from professionally accredited and experienced hypnosis trainer Nigel Hetherington. Nigel’s therapy is a unique combination of Hypnosis, Neurolinguistics and Physical  Therapy. As well as the common Stress management, Stop Smoking, Phobia Removal and Nail Biting, Nigel’s areas of specialisation are in :

Hypnosis for Addictions, Drug Addiction, Sex Addiction, Trauma, IBS, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Weigh Loss, Guilt, Grief, Shame and Remorse.

Nigel is the creator of Clean Therapy ™ a unique approach which is a combination of Hypnosis, Neurolinguistics, Metaphor, Bowen Therapy, Emotional Release and Cleansing.

All sessions are two hours and cost £95.00.

Click here for details of how to book a session.

Mind Your Language

from Inspire To Aspire a conference workshop  for all change professionals presented by Nigel Hetherington, Andrew T. Austin, Nick Kemp and Alan Johnson. Wednesday 13th October 2010 County Durham.

Having attended the conference you will have an improved understanding of the influence of words and languages on promoting, or restricting behaviour change. This will help you be more effective in your work and use of your time.

All the presenters are experts in their fields of language and behaviour change and have many years experience working with clients who have complex needs – successfully achieving positive outcomes for their clients – and themselves. Their areas of work include weight loss and slimming; mental health; mental well-being; phobias; anxiety; depression; confidence; alcohol misuse; drug addiction; obsessive compulsive disorder; pain management; panic attacks; stress; personal coaching; general well-being.

Contact details: Conference organiser Lesley Hoyle
Email: info@inspiretoaspire.co.uk
www.inspiretoaspire.co.uk
0845 643 0754

Imaging The Hypnotized Brain: Neural Mechanisms Of Suggested Paralysis

ScienceDaily (2009-06-25) — Although there is no doubt that hypnosis can impact the mind and behaviour, the underlying brain mechanisms are not well understood. Now, new research provides fascinating insight into the specific neural effect of the power of suggestion. A new study uncovers the influence of hypnotic paralysis on brain networks involved in internal representations and self imagery.

Click here to read the full article.

Eye Movement Integration – Creating Resources

Eye Movement Integration – created by Steve and Connirae Ray Andreas is generally a technique that is very successful in eliminating traumatic responses to memories.

EMI can also be used to create resource or beneficial states. Watch this short video to see EMI used to install positive resource states with clients. Recorded form a Clinical Hypnotherapy training from Nigel Hetherington.