Sensory Awareness with NLP

I made a transcript of a sensory awareness NLP session from a training I delivered recently. This was a live training in the aspects of sensory awareness with NLP, therefore the grammar of written English may be somewhat compromised at times: What we’re going to look at now is one of the cornerstones of NLP. One of the cornerstones actually of any kind of relating and communicating and listening with … Continue Reading

ANLP and ANLP India accreditation

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ANLP and ANLP India accreditation What’s an NLP Accreditation for? I was recently ‘gifted’ an accreditation to ANLP India. Although this is very nice to be thought of and given things for free, I had to ask the question “Why? what’s in it for them?” And, who on earth are ANLP India? In fact, I do know the origins of ANLP India as I worked closely with David Lincoln at … Continue Reading

Online Master NLP Practitioner Training

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We’ve just introduced our Online Master NLP Practitioner Training. It’s quite unique in as much as over 90% of this Online NLP Master Practitioner Course is live, professionally filmed footage. We used the film company AVT to film and edit the journey. The other 10% of your Online Master NLP Practitioner Training are amazing quality PowerPoint displays, developed by Amy Humpries. I’ve dropped in examples of the live footage and … Continue Reading

NLP Master Practitioner Case Study 1 – continued

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This is the continued session performed by Marion Mitchell started last week. To see the first part of the article click here: Session 4 We explored in more detail the importance of body language – mirroring and matching. Whole body matching Body part matching Half body matching Head/shoulders angle patterns Vocal (analog) qualities Verbal Facial expressions Gestures Repetitive phrasing Breathing We worked through several examples. I suggested that if possible … Continue Reading

NLP Master Practitioner Case Study 1

NLP Master Practitioner Case Study

Here are a series of case studies carried out by NLP Master Practitioner Marion Mitchell. This case study was undertaken to gain qualification as Master Practitioner of NLP at the Masters level. NLP Master Practitioner Case Study 1 Background The client had recently received a promotion and as a result was going to have to regularly present on a formal basis to the Board.  He was used to handling informal … Continue Reading



Dependence There are many ways you can look at Dependence as a Practitioner. You can look at those aspects physically, as in food and drink, drug dependence; or from an abstract viewpoint – a mental psychological viewpoint. The whole notion of dependence would be that an outside influence has a ‘hold’ over someone. That the person cannot resist an aspect of that outside influence, and it is detrimental in some … Continue Reading

Certified Online NLP Course

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Is there such a thing as a “Certified Online NLP Course?” Of course there isn’t! People who claim such things are simply trying to get your money from you and sell their NLP online courses to you. To get any certified online NLP course accredited, you’d have to be recognised by one of the major NLP bodies in the world. Who are the main certified NLP accreditation organisations? For the … Continue Reading

What is an NLP Practitioner?

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I often get asked “What is an NLP Practitioner?” Or even “What is NLP?” Let’s start with how NLP came into being: NLP came about through the process of modelling other spectacular performers in the fields of Family Therapy (Virginia Satir), Gestalt Therapy (Fritz Perls), Linguistics (Gregory Bateson – and others) and Hypnotherapy (Milton Erickson). Both NLP and coaching have very broad definitions that are process rather than content oriented. … Continue Reading



Connection and Interconnectedness by Wesley Kew, Clinical Psychologist The desire for connection, unity or just physical closeness runs deep in our veins. Some may say that it is inherent in our DNA and that we are in fact social animals. On many levels, I agree with all of the above, because, as they say, the only way to predict future results is by looking at the past. Applying this statement … Continue Reading

The Presuppositions of Success and Failure


The Presuppositions of Success and Failure: Written by Wesley Kew and Terry Elston How often have you really wanted to do something or see somebody else doing something and uttered, “ I wish I could do that”. Instead of just getting started, we proceed to list all the reasons why we would not be able to do it. I mean who am I to think that I can do a … Continue Reading

The Now State | NLP World

The NOW state Being in the NOW is a gift that is why it is called the present. However, like all gifts, the receiver determines its worth. Meaning that the giver needs to intimately know how that gift will satisfy the needs or wants of the receiver. It is like giving someone that does not drink alcohol a fine bottle of single malt scotch or telling a 10-year old that … Continue Reading

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ANLP Conference

Of all the years I have been presenting and attending the ANLP conference, April 2017 has to be up there with the best. Yet if I were pushed to say what made these days stand out from the others I would say it was more of the feel of the event. Yes it was well organised – plus communication before during and after outstanding; but my enjoyment of these kind … Continue Reading

The Psychology of NLP

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The Psychology of NLP written by Wesley Kew, Clinical Psychologist The Psychology of NLP. What I love most about NLP is its effectiveness. However, this effectiveness is built upon the client wanting to re-map some behaviour or decision-making pattern. This re-mapping/change only comes into play once the current behaviour, experience or decisions are causing unbearable or discomfort/pain to bring about change. I regularly have patients sitting in my ‘change-chair’, only … Continue Reading

Compare CBT with NLP

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Let’s compare CBT with NLP and see the sameness or differences. What came first the chicken of the egg? We may not have time to return the whole philosophy of Genesis, yet we can look at CBT vs NLP! Recently, I was confronted by a statement that almost had me veer from my NOW State and had me thinking that the map was, in fact, the territory. I was having … Continue Reading

The hero and the habit

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In the world of X-Men, super heroes, victims and persecutors, who really are the true heroes? Are our heroes the visible, physical strength based archetypes, or something else? In a crowd of people if the archetypical hero sees a person falling into a body of water and in distress, they would likely have a knee-jerk animal response to saving that person. And if that knee-jerk reaction is purely from an … Continue Reading

Presuppositions for life

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Step by step: it’s as easy as your ABC’s I had amazing success using sports psychology with the under 17’s South African girls water polo team winning the Gold Medal in 2016. I armed myself with just one presupposition which I knew would work the best for these girls, There is no failure, only feedback. Then I knew how powerful these were going to be in my life and work! … Continue Reading

The Psychology of Rapport

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The Psychology of Rapport – or unconditional positive regards as the psychological fraternity calls it, is a powerful yet elegant tool. In my opinion its elegance is founded in its simplicity (at first glance). If one had to take a simplistic or even reductionist view of rapport or the art of facilitating rapport, one can be forgiven for thinking and feeling that is almost too simple. However, as Einstein reminds … Continue Reading

What happens after your NLP Practitioner course?

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I finished my Practitioner training with Terry a couple of weeks ago. I came back home very enthusiastic -willing to revise the manual and my notes so that I can start using the NLP tools with my clients. But you know how it is. You get home, there are tons of stuff to do, I had one booking after another and so I had no time to revise anything whatsoever. … Continue Reading

One of those clients

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One of those clients – The day nothing could be done I recently had what we in the psychotherapy business call, one of those patients. The type of patient that stubbornly and resourcefully clings to their beliefs. Regardless of what the environment/feedback is telling them (even that the earth is flat.) The kind of patient that inwardly really does mean well, however, the harder they seek to help, the less … Continue Reading

The James Dean Effect – do you have what it takes?

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I recently delivered an impromptu speech, which I felt (and was told) went rather well and was filled with veracity. However, the reality of this ‘impromptu’ speech is that I had spent the last 8 years preparing it. Few people fully appreciate and understand what it takes to appear like you put in no effort. Personally I blame mass media for perpetuating the idea of immediate fame and overnight greatness … Continue Reading

NLP Online Training App

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The NLP Online Training App series is a way to keep up with your NLP learning, whilst on the go, on the train, or even in the cafe. I developed the course, with the assistance of Amy Humphries a while back, and included the best quality images, the best sound management I could find and then sections from live client sessions, to make the whole thing be as real as … Continue Reading

NLP and The Magic of Language

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Neuro Linguistic Programming came to my eyes and ears over 20 years ago. The whole area of NLP and The Magic of language has been fascinating me ever since – and maybe even before. The conscious use of language can take a person on a journey through space and time like they could never imagine. But where have these language patterns come from? How do they work? How can you … Continue Reading

NLP and Psychology

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NLP and Psychology By Wesley Kew, Clinical Psychologist. I was recently asked about the similarities and differences that exist between NLP and Psychology. As the conversation expanded and moved toward the inevitable question “which one is your favourite?”, I was taken aback as my mind scurried to find an adequate and insightful answer. Alas, very little sounded nor felt authentic so I did what all the greats do when pushed … Continue Reading

What is NLP?

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What is NLP? One of the most difficult questions to answer is the basic learner’s initial comment “What is NLP”? Or What is Neuro Linguistic Programming? Yet even experienced practitioners should still be asking that question! To answer it, we will have to uncover what underpins the thinking and being of a skilled NLP practitioner. So what is NLP? Many NLP trainers may also be surprised to find that what … Continue Reading

The Art of Completion

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The Art of Completion The time of year gives us some recognition of our own human processes of life. At this time, in the West, it’s the Winter Solstice. Even if you look at the path of the sun each day, it rises in the east and sets in the west. Hence the notion of completion, the end. Yet, as most stories go, there isn’t really an end. There is … Continue Reading