NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is a method of studying our behaviour and deep-rooted patterns to help us understand and therefore improve our lives.

NLP was developed by John Grinder and Richard Bandler in America during the mid 1970’s. With the spread of interest in NLP worldwide, many people becoming more aware that they have more personal power than they use in their day-to-day lives.

We are often unaware that it is our internal view of life and life experiences that make us react. The NLP practitioner will work towards interpreting your actions as well as the language you may use to describe a certain situation. Your thought processes are punctuated by specific eye movements, slight change in the tone of your voice, sometimes pupil dilation and even subtle skin colour changes. The trained NLP practitioner will have the skill to notice and interpret this type of information.

NLP is not therapy, nor is it a theory-based method, but it is the process of making models to be tried out. There is nothing analytical about NLP - it is made up of models to be applied. If they don’t work, the idea is to move on and try again. As a practitioner observes and listens to you, he/she gathers information about you that you may not be aware of. The idea is to evolve your human consciousness and break old, unwanted patterns, which are holding you back. You will find out how your brain functions and then be able to use the information to make the changes you want.

People often feel ‘stuck’, as if they just can’t move on. More often than not, we are holding ourselves back from fulfilling our full potential. This can be in our career, in relationships, or perhaps in our physical or mental state. A good NLP practitioner will help you to recognise where your perception is blocking progress and then offer exercises, which help you to let go of these old patterns. NLP can also be used to help people conquer their phobias. Past traumas are identified and belief systems are used to sort out specific problems.

PSYCHOTHERAPY
Psychotherapy is guidance given by a fully qualified psychotherapist to help you to understand yourself and why you act in certain ways. People usually seek psychotherapy after prolonged periods of depression, after trauma such as bereavement, divorce etc. or simply for a general feeling of being stuck in a rut, repeating old worn out life patterns.
If you have suffered long bouts of feeling depressed, or maybe you never quite feel that you ‘belong’, this could be a reason to seek the expertise of a psychotherapist. Maybe you feel out-of-touch with who you are and lacking in direction and focus. All of these feelings can activate physical illness.
To feel positive, energetic and at one with the world, is simply to accept who you are and being happy with yourself. Many things can block your natural energy flow, such as sorrow, anxiety, guilt, shame, fear and it may be that you need to revise the path you have taken and change your life. If you have lost direction, you may need help and guidance to get back on the right track - learn to trust in your own judgement and take responsibility for you own actions once again.
Many people are shy or embarrassed to consider seeking the help of a professional psychotherapist, feeling that it makes them out to be weak or even strange. Quite the reverse is true. Those people, who embark on the voyage of self-discovery, are surely bigger and braver than the majority of those who simply sweep all their problems under the carpet.

A session with a psychotherapist will usually last 50 minutes once a week or perhaps once a fortnight. Although you don’t have to be suffering from a specific condition, other than feeling at a loss in life, many people seek help when they suffer from depression, hyperventilation syndrome or chronic fatigue. Such symptoms are often enough to drive someone to be willing to learn about himself or herself, in order to find a way out of what is often self-imprisonment.
You will be guided to have more insight into your own thought patterns and to be aware of issues and situations that trigger reactions and set off old patterns. Recognition of inner stress factors will help you learn how to diffuse otherwise upsetting situations. The more you unravel, the more sight you get of the positive power you have within you and how to use it. This process frees your natural potential and you come to trust yourself and your own judgement. this ultimately leads to a happier, healthier you.

CO-ACTIVE LIFE COACHING
Life coaching is extremely beneficial by telephone or e-mail as there are no distractions. You have a constant companion for the difficult times and also for the great times to share your success. Life coaching is a form of one-to-one professional guidance and support, which can help you break old habits leaving the way clear for you to achieve your goals and accomplish ambitions in your career and personal life.
In modern society, with more life options available and less time to talk to friends and family for moral support, the life coach has emerged. The Life Coach is a professionally trained individual who is qualified to guide you through difficult situations so that you can ultimately make the most of your talents and opportunities. A Life Coach will listen, without prejudice or judgement and with an independent ear to your fears, dreams and goals. You may need help with your career, creative skills, life changes, etc. Friends and family may be too busy or simply unable to help in certain areas. This is the job of the Life Coach.

HYPNOTHERAPY & HYPNOANALYSIS
Hypnosis is the use of both verbal and non-verbal suggestion to assist people to enter a relaxed state of consciousness similar to the day-dreaming state.
Both hypnotherapy and hypnoanalysis invoke the use of the hypnotic state to cause changes in behaviour, or to release repressed traumas, in a way that is not possible in the normal waking state. These changes in behaviour are related to specific unhealthy conditions which may be troubling the subject such as:
Compulsive Habits Stress
Smoking Phobias and Traumas
Addictions Self-confidence
Overeating Public Speaking
Weight Depression
Worry Performance Improvement
Anxiety Allergies
Degenerative Conditions Pain Management

HYPNOTHERAPY
Suggestion Hypnotherapy is used for applications such as relaxation and stress management, confidence-building, stopping smoking, raising self-esteem, public speaking, taking examinations, past life regression, degenerative disease symptom management, and other similar treatments.

THE HYPNOTIC STATE
One of the most widely known and common misconceptions is that when one is hypnotised consciousness is lost. Due to this misconception, persons who need and desire hypnosis fail to utilise its benefits. This misconception impairs their confidence and makes it more difficult for the subject to obtain the necessary or desired results.
At every level of hypnosis, even the deepest possible state, the person being hypnotised is always completely aware of all of his surrounding circumstances. At no time is the person unaware. The greater the depth, the greater the awareness, and the better the therapeutic results. Because of this there is an increased attention to the hypnotist’s suggestions. One of the greatest difficulties for a hypnotist is to convince the subject that he or she has been hypnotised. Over 90% of people hypnotised for the first time will deny that they have been hypnotised, and assert that the reason for this was that they were entirely aware of everything that was said and done during the hypnotic session.
It is important to understand that hypnosis is a natural process. A person in hypnosis cannot be made to do anything contrary to his or her moral or ethical codes.

HYPNOANALYSIS
Hypoanaysis is used in the particular circumstances where treatment of recurrent problems such as phobias, habits, or psychosomatic problems generally are required. Such problems are often the result of repressed memory of a traumatic event. A client in analysis would expect to attend between 5 to 8 sessions in order for the problem to be resolved.