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NLPtCA Annual Conference
Sat, June 17, 2017, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM BST
2017 NLPtCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE - KETTERING
This year's event promises to be a pragmatic CPD day for psychotherapists, counsellors and coaches who are interested in furthering their skill and understanding of NLP in a therapeutic context.
Our keynote speaker, John McWhirter, has over 35 years of experience in change work. For 12 years in the 1980’s he worked in the field of Social Work, initially in residential care and assessment and then for 10 years in developing new community social work and education services for children and families. As part of this he created new intervention processes and new types of interventions in schools, family homes, and in the street. Through his experience and through exploring a range of therapies he identified the potential in the behavioural modelling that created Neuro-Linguistic Programming. He began Sensory System Training in 1986, the first in Scotland and one of the fifth in the UK. He worked for Richard Bandler, the co-creator of NLP from 1989 – 1993. Richard certified him as a Master Trainer of NLP in 1990 in recognition of his therapy and hypnosis skills and encouraged him to develop his advanced modelling work. From 1986 he had created the first models and ideas for Developmental Behavioural Modelling, DBM®, and applied them to Re-Model the NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner syllabus making them more accurate and effective as Re-Modelled NLP. In the early 90’s he created DBM® Systemic Therapy and Consultancy a two year training for NLP Master Practitioners who wanted to use modelling as a single methodology for change work. He has taught this in the UK, Denmark and Spain. Since 2002 John has taught at the University of Valencia, Spain a Diploma in DBM® Modelling of Ericksonian Hypnosis (now in its 15th edition) and since 2004 a University Masters Degree in DBM® (now in its 12th Edition).
Over the past 15 years John has greatly extended DBM® into a complete field of over 900 models. His experience in applying modelling as a therapist and consultant, creating a unique model for every client, requires creativity on a daily basis. As a business consultant he has developed many new models, processes and solutions. As a trainer he has created over 4,000 hours of different training content ranging from the University Masters Degree in DBM® at the University of Valencia, Systemic Therapy and Consultancy, over 80 different Art and Science course, to the new Professional Certification as Behavioural Modeller.
Top 5 reasons to attend:
- To deepen your understanding of yourself and others.
- To learn how modelling can be used as therapy.
- To learn how therapy relates and integrates with fifteen other main change roles, including Counselling, Coaching, Teaching, Mentoring, and Consultancy.
- To understand NLP in more depth, dispelling myths and mistakes and adding greater precision.
- To learn a number of useful new distinctions and models that can improve the scope and effectiveness of therapy.
A “what you will learn” summary
- The difference between the modelling methods in NLP and a universal modelling methodology.
- The application of modelling ‘AS’ therapy rather than ‘IN’ or ‘ALONG’ with therapy.
- The limitations in the traditional NLP model for therapy, including limitations in the Meta Model and Change Model and major changes that overcome these limitations.
- Some examples from Re-Modelled NLP to develop a deeper level of knowledge and skill in traditional NLP.
- Some examples from Developmental Behavioural Modelling DBM® including an Advanced Language Model and Self Management Model, including:
- How therapy relates to all the other major change roles as part of an integrated Consultancy Model.
- How supervision and ethics are integrated within the holistic methodology as part of the DBM® Field Model.
- A number of new and deeper understandings of our “Natural Modelling” including Mythical Modelling, Magical Modelling, Metaphoric Modelling and Formal Modelling.
Other speakers to be confirmed. The cost for attending the conference is £60 + VAT for 7 hours CPD.