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could think of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
as an owner's manual for the brain. It is the science of how the
brain codes learning and experience. This coding affects all communication
and behaviour. It affects how you learn and how you percieve the
world around you. It is a key to reaching goals and achieving excellence.
'Neuro' part of NLP acknowledges the fundamental idea that all behaviour
stems from our neurological processes of sight, hearing, smell,
touch, taste and feeling. We experience the world through our five
senses, making sense of the information and then acting on it. The
'Linguistic' part of the title indicates that we use language and
other non-verbal communication to order our thoughts and behaviour
and to communicate with others. The 'Programming' refers to ways
we can choose to organise our ideas, our sequences of repetitive
behaviour and actions, to produce results. So NLP explores the relationship
between how we think (Neuro), how we communicate (Linguistic) and
our patterns of behaviour (Programming).
well grounded in psychological theory and research, NLP is first
and foremost about action rather than theory. It deals with the
structure of subjective experience, how we organise what we see,
hear and feel and how we edit and filter the outside world through
our senses. NLP is a model of communication that focuses on identifying
and using patterns of thought that influence a person's behaviour
as a means of improving the quality and effectiveness of their lives.
is an effective proven vehicle for accelerated human change, radically
altering the 'old way' of lengthy psychotherapy.
what does that mean?
Well, it means that by knowing how your brain works you can change
it so that is always working for you and improving your life and
the lives of those around you.
Who uses this stuff?
People from all walks of life use NLP personally and professionally.
Often called the "Psychology of excellence" NLP is used
for a multitude of reasons. For example:
using NLP Life Coaching
will find it easier to achieve their goals, overcome their problems
and develop new skills, because they gain greater access to their
can utilise NLP Coaching
to greatly improve their sales and customer service as well as interpersonal
can learn how each child learns best by studying the verbal and
nonverbal language of a child. Education is communication of knowledge
and experience through which one can retain the knowledge. NLP is
used to strengthen communication skills of educators so that each
student gains the most in the shortest amount of time.
can help clients make lasting changes quickly and with lasting results.
In a day and age when long drawn out therapies with limited results
is the norm, NLP provides a fast and highly effective alternative.
and Dental Professionals can eliminate patients' fears and
anxieties about procedures. Along with the use of hypnosis to eliminate
any possible pain the client may be anticipating.
can utilize NLP techniques to improve performance and concentration
as well as mastering the skills they need to excel.
& Performers can utilize NLP techniques in auditions
and casting calls to get jobs. During performances NLP can assist
in memorizing lines as well unifying the performer with the character
or image they are presenting for a more powerful performance.
So, what are the personal benefits?
On the personal side, NLP
Life Coaching will enable you to:
Achieve your goals!
- Improve relationships and communication!
- Get out of a rut!
- Control you own internal mental states!
- Create powerful new internal states!
- Align your internal resources for maximum enjoyment!
- Communicate quickly and effectively!
- Make your life more fun than you could have ever imagined!
short, you will find it easier to achieve your personal and professional
goals, because you'll gain greater access to your internal resources,
remove obstacles that have been holding you back as well as have
more fun while doing it.
recommend booking a Free 30 minute Initial Consultation
first. This gives us the chance to discuss your requirements
further, answer any questions you might have and give you an estimate
of the number of sessions you may require.
issues can be very quickly dealt with in around 3 to 4 one hour
sessions, for more deep rooted or complex problems, possibly five
or more may be required. However as we are all unique individuals,
you decide when you have reached resolution. Treatment may be comprised
of several individual 1 hour sessions or longer extended sessions.
I am prepared to travel only for the extended sessions (travel
time and costs are at your expense). (View
usually see individual clients in a consulting room
my home and also at a local complementary health clinic, both located
in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in South Manchester, close to
junction 7 & 8 of the M60 and the end of the M56. But if you
would prefer to see me elsewhere then do please let me know when
booking your appointment.
services can be combined and tailored to your individual or company
needs, and range from one to one private therapy or coaching sessions
through to group training and workshops.
you are ready to make the inner changes you need to
improve your life, just
or phone me on 0161 881 4333 to discuss ways in which I can help
feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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started in the early seventies from the collaboration of Dr John
Grinder, an Assistant Professor of linguistics at the University
of California, Santa Cruz and Richard Bandler, a computer scientist
and Gestalt therapist. Together they produced a linguistic model
that identified the language patterns of a few gifted individuals
such as the world-famous hypnotherapist, Milton Erickson, MD, Fritz
Perls, of Gestalt therapy, anthropologist Gregory Bateson and Virginia
Satir of family systems therapy. The synthesis of their findings,
a blend of cognitive and behavioural science, resulted in the technology
known as Neuro Linguistic Programming. In the 30+ years since it
was first developed, NLP has grown, changed and expanded, and it
continues to do so today. It has given rise to a trail of techniques
that can be used both personally and professionally. They are used
internationally in fields such as therapy, sports, business, sales,
education and self development.
Presuppositions of NLP
ability to change the process by which we experience reality is
more often valuable than changing the content of our experience
meaning of the communication is the response you get.
distinctions human beings are able to make concerning our environment
and our behavior can be usefully represented through the visual,
auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory, and gustatory senses.
resources an individual needs in order to effect a change are
already within them.
map is not the territory. In other words our perceptions of the
world around us is not necessarily what is happening in reality.
positive worth of the individual is held constant, while the value
and appropriateness of internal and/or external behavior is questioned.
is a positive intention motivating every behavior, and a context
in which every behavior has value.
vs. Failure - All results and behaviors are achievements, whether
they are desired outcomes for a given task/context, or not.
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Magowan BSc(Hons) DABCH DHP MCAHyp GHR MHA MANLP ARSC
Psychotherapist, Advanced Hypnotherapist, Life Coach and NLP Master
Nigel Magowan is a
professional Psychotherapist, Advanced Hypnotherapist, Life
Coach, a Licensed NLP Master Practitioner and an EFT
Practitioner. Nigel has trained with some of the best hypnotherapy
and NLP trainers, including Paul McKenna, and by Dr Richard Bandler
- the creator of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). He has received
training in Contemporary Psychotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming,
and Ericksonian and traditional hypnotherapy, and combines all his
skills and experience to produce a treatment that is tailored to
your exact needs. He uses a solution focused approach to the therapy
which can bring about results in a much shorter time than traditional
counselling or psychoanalysis. He has also received specialist training
in treating IBS, controlling pain and in using the latest stress
He has his own busy
Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching and NLP
practice in Chorlton-cum-Hardy,
South Manchester, near junction 7 & 8 of the M60 and
the end of the M56. Within easy traveling distance of Altrincham,
and other towns in Lancashire,
and the Greater
Manchester and the North
He specialises in helping
people with anxiety, panic attacks, weight loss, smoking cessation,
panic attacks, stress management, IBS, pain control, confidence
and self esteem, insomnia, public speaking and performance anxiety,
fears, phobias, and study and sport performance enhancement.
He is a member of the
General Hypnotherapy Register, the Hypnotherapy Association; the
Corporation of Advanced Hypnotherapy; the Community for Contemporary
Psychotherapy; the Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming
(ANLP); the NHS Directory of Complementary & Alternative Practitioners;
the UK Register of IBS Therapists;
the National Register of Practitioners in Smoking Cessation
He practices according
to the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, ANLP and Hypnotherapy
Associations code of ethics, and has full Professional Indemnity
Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Paul McKenna Training, London
Richard Bandler, Paul McKenna, Michael Breen
Advanced Hypnotherapy and HypnoHealing
Atkinson-Ball College of Hypnotherapy and Hypnohealing, Liverpool
NLP Coaching Diploma
Frank Daniels Associates, Nottingham
Diploma in the Art and Science of NLP Coaching
Frank Daniels Associates, Nottingham
Certified Practitioner of NLP
The Washington School
of Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis, Manchester
Certificate in Stress Management Techniques
Certificate in Hypnoesitherapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
On-going training which keeps my skills fresh and
at the cutting edge
Member of the Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy
Accredited Master Practitioner Member of ANLP International
Full Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register
Full Member of the Hypnotherapy Association
Member of the Corporation of Advanced Hypnotherapy
Member of the NHS Directory of Complementary & Alternative Practitioners
Member of the National Phobics Society
Member of the UK Register of IBS Therapists
Associate Member of the National Register of Practitioners in Smoking
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note to thank you for the work you did with me over the past
weeks. I feel much more focused, more care free and have a
healthy amount of realistic self belief. The last session
in particular seemed to clear something much more fundamental
than the eating thing.
think you are a highly skilled and effective practitioner
and I count myself as lucky to have come across you. Thank
you again. '
of prescribed anti-depressants never even scratched the surface
of my condition. 4 sessions of NLP empowered me to be my 'true'
self and gave me the ability to handle situations which (previously)
filled me with anxiety due to low self esteem & a sub-zero confidence
My mind is finally a nice place to be thanks to NLP.'
saw you just over a year ago to quit smoking. I am no longer
an ex-smoker, but a non smoker and have passed the 1 year
mark successfully, so thank you for your help with that.'
you once again for your help with the eating. I feel more
relaxed around food and can now make better decisions about
what I eat.'
sessions, give a real insight into the powers of hypnotherapy
and NLP. His sessions are both friendly & relaxed and have
helped me greatly with confidence and agoraphobia problems,
allowing me to enjoy parts of my life I once feared. He teaches
as well as heals and helps you in self-hypnosis allowing you
after your sessions to help yourself.
If you have fears or phobias then his sessions are a must.'
very positive experience in all ways. Many Thanks.
Would recommend it to everyone!'
come to me from all over the North West of England, see below for
a list of areas covered:
Manchester: Chorlton, Didsbury, Fallowfield, Flixton, Eccles,
Irlam, Salford, Swinton, Pendlebury, Worsley, Walkden, Cadishead,
Bury, Bolton, Farnworth, Little Lever, Kearsley, Wardley, Monton,
Orrel, Barton, Boothstown, Dumplington, Baguley, Benchill, Burnage,
Blackley, Beswick, Clayton, Crumpsall, Levenshulme, Longsight, Northenden,
Rusholme, Sharston, Withington, Woodhouse Park, Wythenshawe, Westhoughton,
Blackrod, Kearsley, Horwich, Prestwich, Ramsbottom, Radcliffe, Tottington,
Whitefield, Whalley Range, Carrington, Victoria Park, Old Trafford,
Cheetham Hill, Tamesdie, Ashton under Lyme, Denton, Reddish, Stalybridge,
Hyde, Oldham, Royton, Saddleworth, Rochdale, Heywood, Littleborough,
Castleton, Milnrow, Middleton, Wardle, Wigan, Ashton-in-Makerfield,
Golborne, Billinge, Winstanley, Leigh, Standish.
Trafford: Davyhulme, Firswood, Flixton, Gorse Hill, Lostock,
Old Trafford, Stretford, Trafford Park, Urmston.
Trafford: Altrincham, Ashton-on-Mersey, Bowdon, Broadheath,
Brooklands, Carrington, Dunham Massey, Hale, Hale Barns, Oldfield
Brow, Partington, Sale, Sale Moor, Timperley, Warburton, West Timperley.
Adswood, Bramhall, Bredbury, Brinnington, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme,
Compstall, Davenport, Edgeley, Gatley, Heaton Moor, Heaton Norris,
Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey, Hazel Grove, Heald Green, Heavily,
High Lane, Marple, Offerton, Poynton, Reddish, Romiley.
Alderley Edge, Adlington, Ashley, Bucklow Hill, Handforth Dean,
High Legh, Knutsford, Mere, Mobberley, Ollerton, Plumley, Tatton,
Pickmere, Wilmslow, Warburton, Woodford, Lymm, Dunham, Massey, Chester,
Crewe, Northwich, Daresbury, Warington, Winsford, Widnes, Wirral,
Nantwich, Sandbach, Middlewich, Congleton, Alsager, Macclesfield,
Prestbury, Goostrey, Pickmere, Mottram St.Andrew, Mobberley, Chelford,
Tytherington, Bollington, Alsager, Tarporley, Davenham, Great Appleton
Thorn, Budworth, Little Budworth, Frodsham, Holmes Chape, High Legh,
Disley, Grappenhall, Appleton, Croft, Thelwall, Penketh, Glazebury,
Winwick, Culcheth, Saint Helens, Over Peover, Lower Peover, Church
Lawton, Cranage, Stockton Heath.
Lancashire, Merseyside, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Peak District,
North Wales, North West.
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