Frequently Asked Questions:
How does the coaching work?
I use a blend of tools and techniques including Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnosis, Time Line Therapy® and Clean Language. I also have a deep knowledge and understanding of the physical body, nutrition and health. This can be incorporate into coaching if required.
I work with you as a whole person and all coaching is tailored according to individual need.
Will I have to talk about personal issues?
NLP coaching is primarily ‘content free’. This means you do not have to share information about your problem in great detail for changes to take place. It’s more important to understand the structure of your problem – meaning the process that goes on in your head that leads to what you do, how you act or behave as a result.
We do take a personal history in order to understand the problem in the context of your life generally and to understand your ‘model of the world’, in other words how you see, hear and feel things. In this way we can uncover and tap into the underlying problem and resolve it permanently.
It does help if your share all the issues you want help with, so they can all be resolved.
How is coaching different from counselling?
Coaching doesn’t involve examining and re-experiencing the past as we believe this often further embeds the problem through reliving it. NLP, focuses on the structure and process of how you think and behave, identifying solutions that bring positive results in the future.
NLP presupposes that each person is doing the best they can with the resources they have available in that moment. Therefore, if we don’t like the outcomes we are getting, then using NLP can help discover or re-discover our hidden resources or develop new ones to enable us to get the results we desire.
What is NLP and how does it work?
NLP stands for ‘Neuro Lingusitic Programming’ and has been around since the 1970’s. It is the practice of understanding how people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behaviour to produce the results they do.
NLP gives us insights into how our thinking patterns can affect every aspect of our lives.
It looks at the way in which we think and process our thoughts (Neuro), the language patterns we use (Linguistic) and our behaviours (Programming) and how these interact to have a positive (or negative) effect on us as individuals.
NLP works at both the conscious and unconscious level and tackles limiting values and beliefs, so that we can motivate ourselves into action.
NLP techniques can bring about a positive change in you and others. It can be used for personal development and for success in business.
NLP hugely increases self-awareness and provides a greater understanding of how we operate. It makes fundamental and lasting changes in the way people think and then the action they take.
Isn’t NLP about manipulating others?
It is a set of tools, and as with all tools, people decide how they use them. I work with clients to help them to make positive changes for themselves and others.
What is Time Line Therapy®/ Create Your Future Coaching and how does it work?
Time Line Therapy® was created by Dr. Tad James in the 1980’s. It is used by psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family counsellors, social workers, life and business coaches and athletic coaches who have been trained to use this modality. In NLP the Time Line is a term used to describe the way we internally represent time – our past and future.
This is an extremely powerful process that allows you to effectively remove all unwanted or ‘negative’ emotions and self limiting beliefs from past Significant Emotional Events (SEE’s). It enables you to identify positive resources and install positive beliefs for your future. It has been used to effectively remove PTSD, OCD, phobias and a wide variety of other conditions.
Does hypnosis mean I will lose self-control?
When you experience hypnosis, you are always fully in control and don’t have to take on any of the suggestions if you don’t want to or you don’t think it is to your benefit. You are always able to bring yourself out of the hypnotic state should you choose. Hypnosis is unlikely to work if you decide you don’t want to be hypnotised.
What do I have to do as part of our work together?
You will be asked to share all issues on which you require assistance with to help resolve them. You will be asked to commit time to the sessions and any tasks set in between.
How are you different from other coaches?
I have training and experience in NLP, hypnosis and Time Line Therapy™ plus nutrition and personal training. I also have extensive knowledge and experience of yoga, effective breathing and various other therapeutic techniques. I work with you as a whole person.
I have experienced trauma in my personal life, with the loss of my two brothers and father in short succession of each other. I understand the resources needed to be resilient in life and business.
Why is resilience important?
Resilience keeps you going. Resilience enables you to move forward positively after setbacks, trauma and challenging events. Resilience enables you to manage change with greater ease and achieve success both in business and in life.