Archive for May, 2007

NLP: The Swish Technique

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Do you ever find yourself in an unresourceful state? It might be something as simple as some negative self talk or a phobic response. Well, the NLP Swish technique is a very simple process by which you can send those negative thoughts and feelings off in a completely different direction… Overview The swish pattern uses rapid-fire […]

Hypnotherapy Training Journal

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Hypnotherapy Journal – Week 7 This weeks training is the one I’ve probably been looking forward to more than any other as it’s covering two of my favorite subjects: Ericksonian techniques and Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP). Although there has been much talk about NLP and its achievements there has also been somewhat of a backlash because […]


Saturday, May 5th, 2007

Accept the person. Change the behaviour.  Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a personal development system developed in the early 1970s by Richard Bandler and linguist John Grinder, in association with Gregory Bateson. It uses a toolbox of strategies, axioms and beliefs about human communication, perception and subjective experience. NLP’s core idea is that an individual’s thoughts, […]

Hypnotherapy Consultation

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

Here are some recollections from my hypnotherapy training:  I’ve just come back from another hypnotherapy diploma training weekend and, as always, I feel drained but also very positive and up-beat. This weekends training covered quite a lot and I’ll summarise each topic we discussed. Initial Consultations When you meet a client or talk with them […]

Hypnotherapy Training Journal – Week 4

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

This week we started with the 3 S’s: Smoking, Slimming & Stress. This is where the majority of the therapists work comes from. Because we have some smokers within our group it was really interesting to hear their reasons for why they started smoking, why they continue to smoke and why they ‘can’t’ give up. […]