NLP, Hypnotherapy and Time Line therapy(TM): What are they?

1474022577_1466844663_yes-you-can-40824937201Hypnotherapy, time line therapy and NLP are all complimentary therapies, but I speak from personal experience when I say that they are all very effective! I have performed better as an athlete, and am a different person since being introduced to NLP. Learn what amazing things it can do for you too:



Hypnotherapy is very much misunderstood. Hypnotherapy is a technique used to create a heightened sense of awareness. When you are in this state, the unconscious mind accepts suggestions to change. The therapist does not do this TO you, they facilitate the clients ability to access this heightened state.

If you consider for a moment, how often you may have day dreamed? How often you were so engrossed in a TV programme you didn’t notice the family member standing there asking talking to you? You probably go into some level of trance several times a day!

Hypnotherapy is useful for dealing with internal conflict: dealing with and resolving minor negative emotions and problems, i.e. internal problems that do not involve any other people, or require an external conscious decision. Only light / medium trance is usually used at this stage. Sessions will be witnessed or recorded, for client and practitioner safety. The recordings will be destroyed at the end of the coaching agreement.

Time Line Therapy(TM)

‘Time line is the first element and a key element to understanding a person’s personality. Our memories, decisions and experiences good and bad, are all collected here over time and determine how we relate to the world. How we store memories affects how we experience our lives.’ James and Woodsmall (1988)

This form of therapy is used for issues such as anger problems, resolving internal conflict, anxiety, emotional trauma, removing limiting decisions, letting go of negative emotions, creating your future (by devising Time Line Therapy(TM) smart goals then creating them in your future.)  


Neuro Linguistic Programming has been developed as a model for how we communicate to ourselves, and others. This model explains how we process the information coming in from the outside and how this is affected by our internal representations as we store the information. Our internal input channels include:

Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic (feelings), Olfactory (smell) and Gustatory (touch)

Some examples of different ways that we store information include deletion (only choose to pay attention to certain detail and ignore others) distortion (misrepresentations of reality) and generalisation (where we draw global conclusions based on only one or two events). There are, of course, many more.

NLP is an in depth, complex and fascinating subject. It encompasses how our unconscious mind works. NLP practitioners work with a range of tools including eye pattern, intonation and linguistics amongst many others.

NLP is about learning to control your own thought processes, empowering yourself.

‘do, or do not, there is no trying’

NLP has many many uses. Some of these include:

· Learning the principles to create success

· Learn to empower yourself, and not simply ‘react’ to events

· Create a positive mental state

· Learn to focus on the GOAL only

· Learn how other people work by listening to the language they use

· Learn to read sensory signs in others

· Learn visualisation techniques that can help change negative internal representations

· Learning mental control

· Eliminating negative actions, habits, etc

· Using language to reframe how your unconscious mind works, therefore permanently changing your thought patterns

· Using physical anchors to self initiate positive emotions

· Changing negative memories

· Developing / redesigning internal strategies to solve problems

As you can imagine, learning such skills can be very resourceful and empowering in many contexts. For example: learning how to tell how your client thinks, how best to develop rapport with them, using carefully constructed language to sell your product (just like the politicians and TV adverts!), developing a positive mind set, deleting all ‘I can’t’ thoughts, weight loss, learning strategies, performance enhancement in sport, the possibilities are endless.

If you want to know more, email us! 

What can NLP be used for? EVERYTHING!

One Comment on “NLP, Hypnotherapy and Time Line therapy(TM): What are they?

  1. Pingback: The importance of now: finding inner peace | Melanie Ryding – Ryding2Health BLOG

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