What is NLP

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. It uses the most powerful techniques on the planet today, to bring about personal change. You could say, it’s like having a user’s manual for the brain. By utilising a collection of insights, skills and techniques we are able to change the way we think, easily and rapidly.

NLP produces rapid positive results in individuals and groups.

What's the difference between the conscious and unconscious mind?

When you go to sleep at night, who controls your breathing, your heart rate, your blood pressure?  That’s right – you do but you are not consciously aware of it.  In fact most of what goes on in our bodies is outside our awareness, we are not conscious of it.  There are so many bodily functions and processes under the control of our unconscious mind that we are not aware of. You could think of your unconscious mind as the part of you that controls everything that you are not conscious of.

Think of your mind as a computer with many programs. These programs are installed throughout your life to produce results.  When you are born you can’t walk and as you go through the processes of learning to walk you create a new program called walking. The same process happens as you install talking, toilet training, feeding yourself and social skills etc. We continue to install new programs and amend old ones as we experience life and continue learning.

Why change the way your mind works?

If you are depressed or paralysed by fear and anxiety, you will surely want be free of this burden.  Bad temper or anger management issues also complicate lives and impede good health. Then of course there are physical problems of which many, believe it or not, have their roots in emotional issues and improve once we ‘un-install’ the root cause.

This is true of almost any disease process that is not obviously related to external influences, such as diet, toxins, allergens, alcohol, or drugs.

Where did NLP come from?
NLP began in the 1970’s, when John Grinder, a Professor at UC Santa Cruz, and Richard Bandler, a graduate student, had an idea. They believed that all behaviour has a structure and can be modelled. If you model someone who is excellent in their field exactly, you could teach it to others and they would get the same results.  They tested their theory by studying in great detail the masters at the time in the fields of Psychology, Hypnotherapy, Communication and Social Science.

These people achieved remarkable results in the area of personal change.  By modelling them exactly, reproducing their behaviours and testing the results they sorted the bits that worked from the bits that didn’t. The bits that worked come under the heading of NLP.

Can NLP help change behaviour?

Absolutely – yes it can.

We are not born with ‘behaviours’  Behaviours are learnt; therefore at some time they were ‘installed’ and are controlled by your unconscious mind. What if the behaviour isn’t appropriate now, or is unwanted? What, for example, if this unwanted behaviour has led to anxiety, phobias or depression? The behaviour was ‘installed’ at some time and probably ‘re-installed’ many times, with increased intensity over time, and just like a computer it can be ‘un-installed’.  That’s where NLP comes in.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state also known as a ‘trance’ like state.  Everyone enters that state many times per day.

Have you ever been driving somewhere and you can’t remember the road you just travelled on?

Well you were in a light state of trance…

Have you ever read a paragraph of a book and then had to re-read it because you zoned out?

You were in a light state of trance then too…

What about at a meeting?  Have you ever taken on that glazed look and zoned out?

Of course you have and you were in a light state of trance …

It is a state where the critical/judging part of your conscious mind is by-passed, to some degree, and because of this, suggestions given at this time are more likely to ‘stick’ in your mind and take effect.

What is the hypnotic state?

In the Hypnotic State, the doorway between the conscious and the unconscious is opened, memories become easily accessible, and new information is stored.  In the Hypnotic State, you are not really “thinking” in the traditional sense.  You are “experiencing” without questioning, without critical judgment or analysis, like when you watch a movie, or when you are day dreaming.

In this state a hypnotherapist can make suggestions that are very likely to “stick” – precisely because your conscious mind is not getting in the way.  You are not “judging” or being “critical” of the suggestions.

What does hypnosis feel like?

What does it feel like when you are falling asleep?  What does it feel like when you allow your mind to wander and daydream? Well that’s what it feels like in hypnosis. It’s a nice physical and mental feeling of total relaxation. There are different levels of hypnosis. Light hypnosis feels very much like your normal waking state, as you go deeper you feel more relaxed. I guess the worst part is having to come out of it!

Can everyone be hypnotised?

Only those who choose to be and those who have enough mental capacity to follow directions, can be hypnotised.

Although we all spend time each day in that state we call hypnosis, in order to be hypnotised by someone you must want to go into hypnosis and follow the hypnotist’s direction to the letter.

You are in control. You can choose to let yourself relax or not.  There is no hypnotist on the planet who can hypnotise you against your will.

What if the hypnotherapist makes me do something I don't want to do?

Some people have a concern that someone is going to put suggestions into their head that they don’t want. Or make you dance around like a ‘chicken’.  Remember your conscious mind is by-passed to some degree, but not totally, you are always aware at some level of what is being said and YOU CHOOSE to accept it or not.

Some people have a slight fear of hypnosis or of the ‘unknown’. But really it’s not unknown. We go into that state when we fall asleep, when we awaken, or when we are focused on one task, like driving or reading a book.

What can hypnosis be used for?
Hypnosis is used for many things. Here are some of the more common things:

  • Anxiety
  • Bed Wetting
  • Confidence
  • Insomnia
  • Libido
  • Pain Control
  • Phobias
  • Relaxation
  • Stress relief
  • Self Esteem
  • Sports Performance
  • Stop Smoking
  • Weight Loss
What is Time Line™ Therapy?

Time Line Therapy™ is a simple process that allows you to let go of all the negative emotions and limiting decisions from the past and to design your future the way you want it.

Time Line Therapy™ is a ‘Natural Process’

Have you ever been upset about a situation and now it no longer bothers you? Well that’s because you resolved it.  We all have events in our life that we have gained resolution on and they no longer bother us. So in fact we have all done the process of Time Line Therapy™ naturally.

Gaining resolution on events that do still bother you can be done very rapidly and easily using Time Line Therapy™. A Time Line Therapy™ Practitioner coaches you how to do the process on all the major negative emotions that you are holding onto from the past and one of the great attributes of this approach is that you don’t need to tell the practitioner about the traumatic events you are working on.

What is Time Line Therapy™ used for?

We work with clients to help them let go of Anger, Sadness, Fear, Hurt and Guilt and any other negative emotion that stops them from moving forward with the life they want.   We then test during the session to make sure the emotions have totally disappeared so you know and we know they have definitely gone!

The ability to easily and objectively test our results, gives us an enormous advantage over other therapies.  The other advantage is how rapidly you are able to let go of issues that bother you or hold you back.

How does Time Line Therapy™ work?

Your “Time Line” is how you unconsciously store your memories or how you unconsciously know the difference between a memory from the past and a projection of the future.

Behavioural change in an individual takes place at an unconscious level. People find it hard to change consciously. The Time Line Therapy™ process allows you to work at the unconscious level and release the effects of past negative experiences and change “inappropriate” programming in minutes rather than days, months or years.

Time Line Therapy™ is a revolutionary new approach, which has become so popular because of its ability to create quick, long lasting results.

How long has Time Line Therapy™ been around?

Time Line Therapy™ was created in 1985 by Dr Tad James, M.S., Ph.D. and is basically a collection of techniques which produces long-lasting transformation very quickly.

These powerful Time Line Therapy™ techniques are becoming the method of choice to make fast, effective, long-term changes in behaviour