Neuro–Linguistic Programming

Eric Whittaker

  

Maryanna Beare

Eric Whittaker, CHP (NC) NRHP (Assoc) NLP Pract.

Eric's own website: www.hypnotherapywokingsurrey.co.uk 
and e-mail: eric.whittaker9@uwclub.net

Eric studied electrical engineering and industrial psychology at City University, London. He spent a large part of his career in electrical engineering and went back to college and qualified as an NLP practitioner in 2002, and then qualified as a Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist in 2004. He is registered with the National Register of Hypno-Psychotherapists (www.Nrhp.co.uk). Eric enjoys working with people to enable them to achieve their positive outcomes.

 

Maryanne Beare, DIP THP (N-SHAP) &NLP (ITS) MCAHYP.(MABCH)

Maryanne Beare's goal is to assist clients in attaining a better quality of life in all areas of their lives, gaining a balance that is realistically achievable for each individual.
Her 30 years' experience extends across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East in all of which countries she has provided psychotherapy and Life and Business Coaching.
Some, but by no means all, of the areas in which she is an expert are: Divorce, Relationship Issues, Inner Child Work, Dream work, Work/Life Balance, Stress and Anger Management. She provides a service to couples, individuals and teenagers.
She is a member of the International Coaching Federation and a certified NLP Coach. Her training includes Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy. She is an NLP Master Practitioner. She is a Divorce Coach and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

What is NLP

NLP stands for Neuro - Linguistic Programming, a name that encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming. The neurological system regulates how our bodies function, language determines how we interface and communicate with other people and our programming determines the kinds of models of the world we create for ourselves. Neuro-Linguistic Programming therefore describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behaviour (programming).

NLP has been very successfully applied in many professions including education, sales, business, medicine, sport, law and communications. It can be used to solve practically any type of personal or professional problem you might encounter, especially communication. So - if you want to communicate better with yourself and those around you in personal, professional or leisure areas of your life, NLP has the tools to enable you to do this. The precise nature of the subject will allow you to find the answers quickly and easily. It can be used for self-improvement too, to give you more choices, to help you to become more resourceful and in control of what happens to you in any sphere that you choose.

Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a condition of profound relaxation which you allow yourself to enter, during which time there is an altered state of conscious awareness. Hypno-psychotherapy can help to achieve positive and lasting results in cessation of dependencies and habits, management of stress related disorders, managing personal crises, optimising psychological well being and achieving personal growth.

Only a selection of the many challenges we face, as fallible human beings, are mentioned above. There are many others and they can be discussed in strict confidence with the therapist.
A lot of the problems encountered give the impression that you are not in control. I can provide help and advice to enable you to regain control. You will be able to take pride in working your own way to take back control. At all times throughout therapy you will be taking back control.
I can help you to control panic attacks, phobias, relationship problems, self-esteem, confidence, smoking cessation, other addictions and welfare problems.

Hypnosis customarily creates a deeply relaxed state in which mental stress and bodily tension are reduced. In this relaxed state, the mind is usually more open to the process of change. As such, client and therapist can safely work together, using an agreed approach, to enhance mental, physical and emotional well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Will I remember what happened?
A. Yes. You will remember what is said and what you have said.

Q. Will all my secrets come out?
A. No. If there is something that you do not wish to share with the therapist for whatever reason, then you do not have to.

Q. Will I "lose control"?
A. No. You are fully aware of everything during a session, so you are in just as much control as you would be whatever else you were doing.

Q. I find it difficult to relax; do I need to relax to go into hypnosis?
A. No. You do not need to be relaxed in order to go into hypnosis. Relaxation is one of the methods that can me used, but there are several others.

Q. What does it feel like to go into hypnosis?
A. There is no particular feeling in hypnosis. It can feel relaxing. It probably feels the most like being in a day dream. It is a natural state for us to be in - as we all have day dreams!
Q. Will I be asleep?
A. No. Hypnosis is the Greek word for "sleep" but you do not "go to sleep". Most people cannot tell the difference between hypnotic and waking states. Some people feel very relaxed, other people feel lightness. One thing that people do notice is a change in their daily behaviour.

Q. Does it work?
A. Usually, for most people, yes. Hypnotherapy is NOT magic and nothing can be guaranteed. You must be committed to wanting to change, and as long as you want to change, and are ready to change, but need some help to do so, then this type of hypnotherapy can help you to achieve those changes easily. (Sometimes where years of other therapy has failed.)
Q. Are there any side effects?
A. No. Unlike taking medication, there are no side effects. This is a natural therapy.

Q. I am worried at the thought of hypnosis - can I still be cured?
A. Yes. Other methods of therapy can be used such as N.L.P. and listed on this website, or when you are ready you could gradually be introduced to "waking hypnosis". Several clients have initially brought friends or partners with them for additional comfort and support. Some have left a video camera running to record a session. All therapy is geared to giving you back full control.