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Creative Problem Solving

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  'What do I want?' seems like a pretty simple question but people often seem to run into a couple of problems when they start to answer it for themselves. The first difficulty is in deciding specifically what it is that they do actually want. This is where the NLP process of defining a well formed goal is so useful. The second difficulty is found in the actual process of creating the results that have been defined in the goal. How to make this part of the process work is a secret of creativity that is known either rationally or...

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Parent Education

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Children aren’t born with ‘Instruction Manuals’ attached! We are able to help with information and resources on effective and mindful parenting, discipline that works, and understanding the stages of development, which is essential to good parenting. We coach parents, as well as teachers, in the skills of “therapeutic” communication. This has a healthy effect on people, both adults and children, making us feel better, encouraging us to talk, helping us to express our feelings, fostering a feeling of worth and self-esteem, reducing threat and fear, facilitating positive growth and constructive change. While a very small number of parents possess these...

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Epigenetics & Hypnotherapy

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Here at Transformations Institute we  really like Epigenetics. We think it's the best thing since unsliced bread. One of the most pernicious (and outdated) beliefs currently being pedaled by the disempowerment fan club is that we are the way we are because of our genes and that this cannot be changed. We have had clear, sound, and solid evidence that this is not true since, at least, 1952 because that was the year in which an anesthesiologist, by the name of Albert Mason, cured a boy of a genetic disorder solely by the application of hypnotherapy.  Here is Dr Mason's own...

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You Are the Placebo by Dr Joe Dispenza

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At last, a book that shows how everything that we teach people in NLP about how our neurology works, and about how the mind affects the body, for better or worse, is objectively true. I was so pleased when I came across it because now I don't have to do all that research myself. For decades, we've been teaching people that NLP is empirical and that we don't have the science to back up its claims. There are, of course, millions of people who don't need the science because they have experienced the results, but there are also plenty of...

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Tales from the Advanced Diploma

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Our Advanced Diploma students are required to keep a journal, throughout the year of the course, which they then draw upon to write their Self-Assessments. Here are some examples of some of their experiences and reflections.    e.g. 1)          MODULE 1: Assertiveness  and Communication Skills This module was for me one of the most important modules, because communication of clear non-ambiguous thoughts and ideas to another individual is vital in order to get responses from others to the “actual” messages that I am articulating. Although I believed that I was an assertive person in my communications, I have discovered that...

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