We want to give you a gift: Effective Hypnosis for Business and Personal Change.

As most of you will know our NLP Master Practitioner includes various guest trainers, one of these is Nick Kemp.

the-skills-and-attitude-needed-for-provocative-change-work-1Nick is one of a new breed of developers that have taken some key models and taken them to another level, creating a new model of change intervention. He delivers this training all over pen, the world from Japan to various locations in the US, Hungary to India and many other countries.   UKCPD are pleased to be the UK sponsor of Nicks work.

Level One of the PCW training is a 3 day workshop exploring key elements of the PCW model, (Nick and Franks work is listed in the latest edition of Encyclopaedia of Theory in Counselling and Psychotherapy, details here: http://tinyurl.com/no4qfwx )

Nick Kemps Level 1 PCW workshop is fast approaching, ( April 12th to 14th) and Nick has asked me to give you guys a GREAT deal!

Register for Level 1 PCW workshop and you will be will be invited to a fantastic workshop on the Saturday evening “ Effective Hypnosis for Business and Personal Change”. For FREE!

provocative-change-works-then-now-maybeNick is a master of this form and this workshop is NOT to be missed, it’s yours as a gift as soon as you register for the Monday workshop. If you have ANY questions, please feel free to get in touch at any time.   Details of the evening workshop:

A fantastic opportunity to learn from a master in use of language to enable clients to create personal and professional change. If you have an interest in NLP, Hypnosis and Nick Kemps work around Provocative Change Works (PCW) then this evening workshop is for you. During this information packed workshop, Nick will demonstrate:

  • The use of hypnosis in business and personal change
  • Key elements in creating a great hypnosis induction
  • The myths of hypnosis and the practical benefits
  • Simple effective exercises to use with clients
  • An opportunity to work 1 – 1 with Nick using hypnosis
  • Learn the voice tempo exercise as published with Nick’s permission in Steve Andrea’s book Transforming Negative Self Talk

Attending Nicks Level 1 PCW will give your NLP and Coaching tool box a new and powerful set of tools and approaches and enrich your practice.  Full details, of the Level 1 PCW training can be found HERE: http://tinyurl.com/o9zrva5 .


Act NOW to secure your place, any questions please get in touch ASAP!

Click HERE to see a video of Nick using the PCW model with a client, complete with commentary.

Provocative Change Works™ Practitioner With Nick Kemp


What Is Provocative Change Works™ ?

Frank Farrelly the creator of Provocative Therapy describes Provocative Therapy in the following way

“Provocative Therapy is a system of psychotherapy in which the therapist plays the devil’s advocate, siding with the negative half of the client’s ambivalence toward his life’s goals, his relationships, work and the structures within which he lives.

The therapist also plays the Satanic role by facetiously agreeing with the doom and gloom feelings and expectations of the client, and “tempting” him to continue his “sinning,” his self-defeating attitudes and behavioural patterns.

The purpose of this therapy is to change the client. One of the therapist’s main tools to implement this change is warm-hearted humour in its varied forms — exaggeration, irony, self-deprecation, Daliesque absurdities, etc.

With a twinkle in his eye, a smile playing about his lips, and genially employing the style of affectionate banter between friends, the therapist uses humour both to sensitize and desensitize the client to problematic cognitive, affective, and behavioural patterns. This is the key to Provocative Therapy — humour. Jocular, whimsical, caring, supportive humour.

The root meaning of provocative is pro + vocare, to “call out”, and there are five different types of behaviours that are “called out” in the client in this approach. Every single interview with every single client does not elicit all five of these, but each interview with each client demonstrates at least some of these five.

The client, then, is provoked by the therapist to:

1.Affirm his self-worth, both verbally and behaviourally.

2.Assert himself appropriately both in task performances and relationships.

3.Defend himself realistically.

4.Engage in psycho-social reality testing and learn the necessary discriminations to respond adaptively. Global perceptions lead to global, stereotyped responses; differentiated perceptions lead to adaptive responses.

5.Engage in risk-taking behaviours in personal relationships, especially communicating affection and vulnerability to significant others with immediacy as they are authentically experienced by the client. The most difficult words in relationships are often “I want you, I miss you, I care about you” — to commit oneself to others.”

imagesI first came across Frank’s work in early 2000 and read his original classic book of the same name, first published in the early 1970s. However it was not until 2004 that I first met Frank and was immediately convinced that I was in the presence of one of the all time greatest communicators. We subsequently became firm friends and for the next four years I literally immersed myself in learning about this approach having attended numerous events in both the UK and Europe, writing articles for numerous magazines, recording all of Frank’s events in audio and video formats which were the first ever released commercially available Provocative Therapy material in the public domain.

In 2006 I began to set up online resources for Provocative Therapy including ProvocativeTherapy.info and in 2008 with Frank’s approval I set up The Association for Provocative Therapy (AFPT) to promote standards and trainings in Provocative Therapy.

Nick is in demand to deliver this training in places as diverse as: Japan, USA, Hungary, Poland, India, Austria, Spain and of course the UK.  The good news is that UKCPD will be the only place in the UK that Nick will deliver his full training programme in the UK in 2014.

UK Dates Hosted by the UK College of Personal Development

PCW™ Level 1:  April 12, 13, 14
PCW™ Level 2:  May 22, 23, 24, 25
PCW™ Level 3:  June 27, 28, 29

Book your place BEFORE the 1st of March and get a GREAT discount AND Free enrolment onto one of Nicks online study groups worth £99.00.

Book you place NOW by clicking on this link:

Not sure you want the FULL 10 days Practitioner Training?

Then register for the PCW™ Level 1:  April 12, 13, 14, then if you want more (we think you will) then add on the other workshops later on. to register for just Level 1 Click Here.

Train as a PCW™ Practitioner

PCW Practitioner Course™

  • Level 1 – Overview
  • Level 2 – Skill Management
  • Level 3 – Real Life Applications

PCW Level 1 – Overview
This is an overview of the tools available in the PCW™ model. You begin to explore the power and possibilities of adopting the PCW provocative stances. You learn how to get into the frame of communicating conversationally “as if talking to an old friend” while remaining in a resourceful state that will assist in client change. This level 1 training begins to explore how to use hypnosis in client sessions and techniques to change unhelpful internal dialogue providing new possibilities for the client.


This is what is included in PCW Level 1

  • Ability to use initial provocative stances and understand stance implications
  • Awareness of core provocative exercises and ability to incorporate exercises with icon cards
  • Ability to demonstrate Voice Tempo Exercise
  • Ability to adopt an appropriately provocative as opposed to aggressive stance for client sessions
  • Ability to demonstrate Arm Relaxation exercise

PCW Level 2 – Skill Management
This module focuses on becoming an effective practitioner with an ability to use these tools with ease. We concentrate on further developing the PCW tool kit and explore the provocative stances in more depth. We also discover how to identify and challenge the metaphors that have created the problem state. By doing this you also learn how to create a useful future feedback loop for the client by working in “the here and now”. This is done in an improvised manner with exquisite state control allowing the client new ways of thinking. In level two we also learn how to identify the client’s internal map through information elicitation and crucially how to challenge and offer new possibilities of behaviour.

provocative-change-works-by-nick-kemp-1This is what is included in PCW Level 2

  • Ability to use improvisational skills in client sessions
  • Eliciting and challenging client metaphors
  • Ability to use PCW spinning feelings to change client states
  • Ability to identify and use language patterns of positive influence within client sessions
  • Ability to use all provocative stances with ease and understand the stance implications
  • Identify drivers for behaviour and recognize problem patterns in clients
  • Review an existing PCW client session on video and write up commentary detailing elements of PCW approach used during this session
  • The Importance of maintaining the right state of awareness within a client session

PCW Level 3 – Real Life Applications
This module focuses on being able to demonstrate a full understanding of the PCW process with fluidity and elegance. By the end of this module you will be able to conduct a live client session in which you clearly identify the use of stances, elicit and challenge metaphors, identify and use language patterns/hypnosis tools and work in an improvised manner.

This is what is included in PCW Level 3

  • Ability to identify stances, metaphors, language patterns in PCW sessions
  • Strategic thinking 3 shapes exercise for creating productive individual and group outcomes
  • Ability to demonstrate fluidity with all 3 aspects of PCW
  • Ability to produce a feedback audio recording for client

Dates of Training Programme:

PCW™ Level 1:  April 12, 13, 14
PCW™ Level 2:  May 22, 23, 24, 25
PCW™ Level 3:  June 27, 28, 29

Book your place BEFORE the 1st of March and get a GREAT discount AND Free enrolment onto one of Nicks online study groups worth £99.00.

Book you place NOW by clicking on this link:


Please Note: Criteria to become a PCW Practitioner

Students can attend the PCW trainings and not request certification. However, for those wishing for certification, certification will always be given on the ability to demonstrate awareness and understanding of the PCW process!

Certification in Provocative Change Works™ is entirely at the discretion of Nick Kemp. Certification means the student is now a “PCW Practitioner” but does not equip individuals to teach PCW.

Students must have completed the PCW Level 1, 2 and 3 training and in Level 3 be able to demonstrate and understand the following key aspects of PCW:

  • The awareness and understanding of all 27 PCW stances
  • The ability to remain in an appropriate state throughout the client session
  • The ability to demonstrate the appropriate attitude for provocation
  • The ability to provoke change both verbally and non-verbally
  • The ability to demonstrate metaphor elicitation and to challenge those metaphors appropriately
  • The ability to demonstrate flexibility in communication
  • The ability to notice what is “coming back” from the client
  • To be able to create a hypnosis induction using “catch all inductions”
  • To be able to demonstrate the voice tempo exercise
  • To be able to improvise in a client session and demonstrate improvisation skills
  • To be able to time frame material as a feedback loop for client
  • To have completed the PCW homework assignments
  • To be able to do an arm relaxation
  • The ability to understand and demonstrate fractionation
  • To be able to do a PCW anxiety removal technique
  • To be able to identify how the underlying process for client change works in PCW
  • To be able to understand and instruct clients to complete a set of client notes
  • The ability to demonstrate the 3 page PCW strategy exercise

To agree to adhere to the PCW code of conduct

Level 1 of the PCW Practitioner course is essentially an introduction. Level 2 is about creativity and exploration. Level 3 is about evaluation and working in a live context. Those who attain to PCW Practitioner level will receive a certificate signed by Nick Kemp with the PCW Gold seal. Each certificate is individually signed and revalidation is required every 5 years. Certification can be withdrawn at any time by Nick Kemp if a practitioner fails to meet the PCW code of conduct.

PCW™ Level 1:  April 12, 13, 14
PCW™ Level 2:  May 22, 23, 24, 25
PCW™ Level 3:  June 27, 28, 29

Book your place BEFORE the 1st of March and get a GREAT discount AND Free enrolment onto one of Nicks online study groups worth £99.00.

Book you place NOW by clicking on this link:

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Lets Make 2014 The Best Ever

Happy New Year.

Welcome to the January edition of our newsletter, we have a great article on goal setting, something we all do at this time of year.

Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.”~ Orison Swett Marden

Plus updates on various events here at the College and news on our brand new online learning platform. www.icpd.tv  On our brand new online learning platform we have already have lots of courses from Prince2 Project Management to Life Coaching Diploma and more.

“Giving up is the ultimate tragedy.” ~ Robert Donovan

Make Your Goals Work For You in 2014.

I’ve often said the major reason for setting a goal is how it develops you in ways you can never know before you start working on it. How you learn and grow will always be the far greater value than what you get by accomplishing the original goal. This is one of the reasons that goal setting is so powerful – they are part of the fabric that makes up our lives.

Goal-setting is powerful, partly because it provides focus. It shapes our dreams. It gives us the ability to hone in on specific actions needed to achieve everything we desire in life.

Also, goals provide long-term vision in our lives. We all need lots of powerful, long-range goals to help us get past short-term obstacles. Life is designed in such a way that we look long-term and live short-term. We dream for the future and live in the present. Unfortunately, the present can produce many difficult obstacles. But fortunately, the more powerful our goals (because they are inspiring and believable) the more we will be able to act on them in the short-term and guarantee that they will actually come to pass.

So, let’s take a closer look at the topic of goal-setting and see how we can make your goals for 2014 become a reality!

1. Evaluation and Reflection. The only way we can reasonably decide what we want in the future and how we will get there is to first know where we are right now and what our level of satisfaction is for where we are in life. So first take some time and think through and write down your current situation, then ask this question on each key point; is that okay?

2. What are Your Dreams and Goals? These are the dreams and goals that are born out of your own heart and mind. These are the goals that are unique to you and come from who you were created to be and gifted to become. So second, make a list of all the things you desire for the future.

“I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.” ~ Sam Walton

One of the amazing things we have been given as humans is the unquenchable desire to have dreams of a better life, and the ability to establish goals to live out those dreams. Think of it: We can look deep within our hearts and dream of a better situation for ourselves and our families; dream of better financial lives and better emotional or physical lives; certainly dream of better spiritual lives. But what makes this even more powerful is that we have also been given the ability to not only dream but to pursue those dreams and not just pursue them, but the cognitive ability to actually lay out a plan and strategies (setting goals) to achieve those dreams. Powerful!

Have you ever really sat down and thought through your life values and decided what you really want? Have you ever taken the time to truly reflect, to listen quietly to your heart, to see what dreams live within you? Your dreams are there. Everyone has them. They may live right on the surface, or they may be buried deep from years of others telling you they were foolish, but they are there.

3. Well Formed Outcomes.  From the field of NLP we know that to ensure success goals MUST be “Well Formed” to achieve success. What does Well Formed Outcomes really mean?

  • Be clear about what you want. Write out the goal in less than 8 words!
  • Be sure to have a Positive Statement if intent!
  • Know all the elements that are required for success, i.e. all the resources needed to accomplish the goal.
  • Be honest with yourself on the consequences of not achieving this and also on what success really means to you. Write out all the benefits of achieving the goal.
  • Set a time frame and tell other people to ensure you have a support team.

4. Accountability (a contract with yourself or someone else). When someone knows what your goals are, they hold you accountable by asking you to “give an account” of where you are in the process of achieving that goal. Accountability puts some teeth into the process. If a goal is set and only one person knows it, does it really have any power? Many times, no. At the very least, it isn’t as powerful as if you have one or more other people who can hold you accountable to your goal.

“The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery, and tenacity.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

When you put all these elements together, you are putting yourself in a position of power that will catapult you toward achieving both personal and professional success.

To learn more about NLP Well Formed Outcomes enrol on one of our many NLP training Programmes.

NLP One Day Taster 25th January Only £29 ! !

NLP Foundation Diploma 5th February Just £168 for a 10 week evening class !

NLP Practitioner & Coaching Diploma  Starting on February 14th contact us for an amazing offer on this spring event!

Diploma In Life coaching (Online Version) Fully supported with a  named tutor. Log in any time to complete your studies. £450.

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any questions, please feel free to get in touch at any time. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

The UK College of Personal Development
3 – 5 Wood Street, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4AN
Tel: 01793 511180.




Robert Dilts & Pilar Godino discuss Leadership & Entrepreneurial Thinking and more .

Robert Dilts & Pilar Godino discuss Leadership & Entrepreneurial Thinking and more .  

I interviewed Robert & Pilar the other week, the plan was for a short promo for the June event, but it turned into a mini training video and Robert and Pilar spoke about the “recipe” for successful leadership and so much more … enjoy.

This is your last chance to book your place, you really do not want to miss out on the event.Book your place now by clicking on the button below.

Ticket includes lunch and car parking.

Book your place ASAP: www.ukcpd.net/leadership


UK PLC Needs To Develop World Class Visionary Leaders

The world we live in today is very different to the world we inhabited just a few decades ago. A rapidly changing workforce, globalisation, the rise of the knowledge economy and technological advances, together with the global economic downturn, pose a whole new set of challenges for 21st century leaders and managers.

To compete successfully on the global stage, UK plc needs a steady stream of management talent capable of delivering strong economic growth.  Creating these leaders and managers should be the top priority for UK business and requires a fully functioning management talent pipeline.

The topic of quality leadership with organisations, and the apparent lack of investment in leadership development it is no surprise that this issue is consistently referred to by both government and academic studies as an area that needs urgent focus.

Recent research by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) shows there is real cause for concern at the current state of the UK’s leadership talent pool and management development pipeline.

Stagnating pools and leaky pipelines
We found that most organisations lack a functional talent pipeline, with many having no talent plan at all, and that management capability and succession planning are a major worry for UK employers.

An overwhelming 93% of respondents expressed concern that low levels of management skills are having a direct impact on their business achieving its goals.

When we dig deeper, we see this deficit is the result of a lack of talent strategy and badly constructed and maintained talent pipelines, (i.e. training programmes and key leadership development events)  which are currently failing to enable the development and flow of management and leadership skills throughout an organisation.

Without training, the onus falls on new managers to promptly develop the required leadership and management skills and knowledge they need to be effective. In many cases this will be through trial and error, which can impede team performance and a manager’s own longer-term career prospects.

First line managers perform particularly well on technical/functional skills, which the survey identifies as the main factor determining their appointment.

From an employer’s perspective, there is a high level of correlation between the importance of technical/ functional skills and the capability of applicants.
However, these technical skills become less and less important the further up the organisation an employee progresses, while the skills they are least likely to possess, such as strategic and financial skills, become more and more important.

Robert Dilts & Pilar Godino

The worry here is that technical capability alone is not a good indicator of management capability or leadership potential, and first line managers recruited primarily for technical skills can often prove to be ill-prepared for the demands of more senior managerial roles, lots of work to be done here then.

The soft skills gap
The research identified a shortage of ‘softer’ leadership and management skills as a particular challenge facing UK employers, particularly within middle and senior leadership roles. We asked employers to rank the personal qualities that people bring to their leadership and management role by importance and availability at different management levels. The results show that organisations consistently struggle to find managers at every level who are emotionally intelligent, inspirational and creative.

The shortfall in these areas is particularly pronounced at first line management level: 49% of respondents said it was hard to find first line managers who were entrepreneurial, and 39% said it was hard to find ‘emotionally intelligent’ managers at this same level.

On June 22nd & 23rd 2013 the UK College of Personal Development are hosting a key Leadership Development event

Leadership – Developing World Class Visionary Leaders

A unique and powerful two day seminar with one of the world’s leading authorities on leadership and Europe’s leading light in Transformative Leadership Coaching, Robert Dilts & Pilar Godino.

Full details can be found via: www.ukcpd.net/leadership

(Report info taken in part form ILM research papers.)

Press Release: Leadership Expert Recognises Swindon as Centre of Excellence

Swindon’s status as an economic powerhouse continues to be recognised in studies, such as the recent publication by The MJ which ranked Swindon fifth in its league table for overall economic performance and growth in theUKoutside ofLondon.

This success is driven by the quality and vision of its business leaders. 

These are good reasons for Robert Dilts, an international leadership expert with over 20 book titles to his name to choose Swindon as the first UK venue for  his “Leadership: Developing World Class Visionary Leaders” master class.

As well as researching and modelling successful leadership, communication and team development, Robert has delivered a wide range of innovative leadership development programs to large corporations on a global scale.  He has also been a keynote speaker for organisations such as the World Health Organisation and the United Nations

He will be joined by Pilar Godino, an international leadership coach who works with senior leaders in the European Union as well as major multi-national corporations.

Tony Nutley, Director of the UK College of Personal Development who is sponsoring the event says:

“It has been my ambition for more than 10 years to bring Robert Dilts to Swindon.  His knowledge and insight is second to none, he has worked with some of the most successful organisations on the planet and I believe the fact that he has a agreed to deliver this master class in the town is a real feather inSwindon’s cap”

If you would like to find out more about the event which takes place on 22 & 23 June 2013 at the Marriott Hotel, please telephone Tony on 01793 511180 or visit www.ukcpd.net/ 

Robert Dilts & Pilar Godino


Notes for Editors:

For further information contact:

Tony Nutley

Tel:      01793 511180

Email:  info@ukcpd.net

Web:    www.ukcpd.net

A full profile of Robert Dilts can be found at : http://www.nlpu.com/NewDesign/NLPU_RBDBio.html

Pilar Godino’s profile is at:http://www.intuicioncoaching.com/pilar.html

Celebrating UKCPD’s10th Year With Amazing Events

As we are celebrating the colleges 10th year, we have some GREAT events scheduled and we thought we had better update everyone on these outstanding opportunities.

The first is Metaphors of Movement with Andrew T Austin. Andrew has a unique delivery style, sharp with and deep commitment to his work.

Andrew T Austin

During these two days Andrew will deliver a fantastic workshop exploring Metaphors of Movement… I have watched some of the videos from his online platform and I can tell you this material is powerful and thought provoking and will add to your NLP and Coaching tool box.

Metaphors of Movement with Andrew T Austin March 16th & 17th  http://ukcpd.net/courses/workshops/metaphors-of-movement

The second event I wanted to remind you about is Provocative Change Works™ with Nick Kemp.

This will be Nick 3rd time with us inSwindon, and I can tell you both Chris and I feel that this material is juts outstanding. Nick has a style that is both challenging and informative, funny and supportive.


Nick Kemp


Nick Kemp is an international trainer; delivering his Provocative Change Works™ modelled in part from the Provocative Therapy strategies as created by Frank Farrelly.

Provocative Change Works™ with Nick Kemp. April 13th & 14th http://ukcpd.net/courses/workshops/provocative-change-works

And of course, I want to remind you all about the upcoming Robert Dilts & Pilar Godino two day seminar in June.

Robert Dilts & Pilar Godino

Leadership – Developing World Class Visionary Leaders 


This is an event NOT to be missed, we are very excited to be hosting Robert and Pilar for this outstanding event. If you have not trained with Robert before, then I can personally recommend him as outstanding. His contribution to NLP, Coaching and Leadership Development is second to none. With more than 20 books published, and many workshops and seminars all over the world, Robert is considered a leading developer and a great speaker and trainer.

Pilar, we are pleased that she is once again here on the 23rd & 24th of March for her NLP Coaching Master Class with the current NLP practitioner & Coaching Diploma programmes. Her new book, The Business Alchemist: A Road Map to Authentic and Inspirational Leadership (Hay House) is published this April.

Leadership – Developing World Class Visionary Leaders with Robert Dilts & Pilar Godino: http://ukcpd.net/leadership  (this event is being held at the Swindon Marriott, ticket includes car parking and lunch on both days)

As always, if you have ANY questions, please feel free to get in touch at any time in the usual ways.


Karen Moxom Interview

I was interviewed by Karen Moxom from the ANLP on the 28th of September 2012.  I saw it the other day for the first time and I thought some of you might find some of the points interesting … and ensure your ANLP membership was up to date.

Karen Moxom interview

Remember, You Are Amazing!

Lets be honest, there is a LOT of negativity about, in the papers, the radio, newspapers etc … the mass media seem to love producing negative massages.

When it comes to meeting and conquering or as we say in NLP, “reframing” this negativity in our lives, well here are some questions we often get asked:

  • What can I/we do, starting today, that will make a difference?
  • What can I/we do during this economic chaos?
  • What can I/we do when everything has gone wrong?
  • What can I/we do when you’ve run out of money, when you don’t feel well and it’s all gone sour?
  • What can I/we really do?

Let me give you an answer: Do Something, different actions will ALWAYS lead to new results.  Set a goal and follow it till you get what you want!  We have talked about the power of goal setting many times before, for more ideas read our blog and or buy the new book Goals: (Info Here)

“When you affirm big, believe big, and pray big, big things happen.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

You can do the most remarkable things, no matter what happens. People can do, and have done incredible things, unbelievable things, despite the most impossible or disastrous circumstances.  The truth is that we are so much more than our history or current circumstances. As Stephen Covey has said, “Live out of your imagination, not your history”.

Here is why humans can do remarkable things: because we are remarkable! Humans are different than any other creation on earth, when a dog, cat or even ape sees weeds, they stay with weeds. But that’s not true with human beings. Humans can turn weeds into gardens.

“No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.” ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson

As Jim Rohn used to say, “Humans can turn nothing into something, pennies into fortune, and disaster into success”. Try reaching down inside of yourself; you’ll come up with some more of those remarkable human gifts. They’re there, waiting to be discovered and employed, all you need is a little encouragement, some new ideas, and that’s the power of Personal Development which includes having Personal or Life Coach.

Once you (we) accept that you can change anything in your life you wish to change the rest is as easy as following a process.

“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” ~ André Gide

My challenge for you now is to do it. Decide what you want to change in your life and take the first steps towards this outcome now, if you are not sure how to take the first few steps, or have no idea about how to start with you’re Personal Development, then ask!

Ok, so if there is one thing to get excited about, it’s your ability to change, to make yourself do the necessary things, to get a desired result, to turn the negative into success. That’s true excitement and I wish you every success.

Discover so much more, NLP Foundation Diploma:

NLP Foundation DiplomaThis program is delivered as a ten week evening class program. The evening class program has a great pedigree, in the past been sponsored by the University of Bath & Swindon College.

This comprehensive program will give students a firm grounding and understanding of NLP, its key operating principles and some of the key models and their applications. The focus of this program is on coaching and personal development

Full tetails on our website: www.ukcpd.net



Goals: The Key Element For Success.

Goals: The Key Element For Success.

Time and again research studies consistently show that having goals makes a significant difference in creating success.  In fact, research to one side,  biographies of high achievers throughout history demonstrate time and again that this idea of goal setting and personal and professional success go hand in hand. So if you want to achieve anything worthwhile you absolutely have to have a goal.

The question is of course, is the “how” to do this successfully, how do you design goals can make all the difference, the difference in effect on you as well as the success of achieving them.

Step one, your goals have to be big enough to get you out of bed and feel VERY motivated.

Just being a little more efficient at work or losing a little weight etc really aren’t big enough targets to aim at. You need big, BIG goals, goals that will ignite your passion, our imagination, energy and then they can be a part of the kick start you need to spur yourself into action.

NLP One Day Taster
NLP One Day Taster

It’s been estimated that the number thoughts we have each day is between 3000 and 5000, that’s a lot of thinking.  And much of this thinking is simply responding to other ideas (often other peoples), and are not rooted in our best interests, i.e., what we realty want from life.So the fist step here is this: take a few moments to write down some big goals, remember THINK BIG.  Use words that are descriptive, get as much vivid detail as you can. What do you see, hear and feel?

Now, I have mentioned this before in other postings, but it’s worth mentioning again. Our unconscious minds do not process negative instructions. As an example, don’t think of kangaroos now.  I am guessing the more I say not to think of kangaroos, the more you think of kangaroos now!

So as you write your goals ensure that they are positive action orientated statements:

I want to be this or that

I want to have …I want to be in the sunshine etc …

Once you have done this, pick just one of your outcomes, the one that seems to motivate you the most.  Look at the words you have written, do you need to re-write it again to make it even more compelling?If so, do so now.  Then the next step. Looking at your goal, what is the first step?Think about this and then set a time to take this action. Tell people that you are going to do this, put it in your daily planner … type it up and print it out and post it all over your house.
You MUST commit to making a start. 
NLP Foundation Diploma

As Tony Robbins says, take action every day toward your goal. And this is good advice, but the first step seems to be the key. So do it NOW!

If you think you are not ready, this is simply just an internal doubt. The open secret is in the books we mentioned at the start of this article. Successful people take action as soon as they have decided, often before they or those around them feel ready.

Stepping up and out is as I have said the key, taking risks is an essential part of the journey towards success.

For more information on goal setting take a look at this book: Goals, just £9.95.

Goals: by Tony Nutley

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