HARP™ Hypnotic Associative Re-Patterning
Our HARP™ Practitioner Programme is something entirely fresh. Aimed at those who would like to learn NLP without the regular complications of Gurus, tree-hugging, New Age 'doctrines', or very strange participants, the programme is a positive fusion of:
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming
- Transactional Analysis
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Jungian Psychology
- Accelerated Learning
- Lateral Thinking (as per Edward de Bono and many others)
- Tony Buzan's insights (called 'Radiant Thinking')
The programme is also suitable for those with strong religious beliefs who would normally be uncomfortable with so called 'New Age spirituality'. Church members would be entirely comfortable with this programme, even with controversial subjects such as 'hypnosis'.
Much of my career was spent supporting Buzan Centres in promoting the insights of Tony Buzan and Vanda North. If there was one key word for Buzan's work, I would say it was 'Association'. Association is very much the Operating System for the mind, brain and nervous system... and thus, of life! Edward de Bono has championed both the 'pattern-recognition' aspects of our coginition and also the enormous creative potential of provoking a change in those patterns. Neuro-Linguistic Programming gives us a common set of linguistics, tools and techniques for recognising, modelling and sometimes challenging patterns of thought, language and behaviour. In short then, human conscious transformation seems to come down to a deliberate change in thinking or physical 'patterning' - and from assigning 'associated meanings' to these patterns. I believe that 'Hypnotic Associative Re-Patterning' is a comprehensive description for what these combined disciplines have to offer us to promote transformation. As Paul said in his letter to the Romans, "Be being transformed by the renewing of your mind..." (See Romans 12:2) [And for my religious friends for whom 'Hypnosis' and 'Hypnotic' are red-flag words, know that I believe we are all hypnotised most of the time by stimuli that distract and confuse us. My system will actually give you more self-control, and resistance to control by people who have low to no moral fibre. Jesus Himself used a great many hypnotic patterns and metaphors - with a view to helping people lead an authentic and liberated 'life-to-the-full'.]
Length of the Programmes
Whilst the Practitioner Programme takes 12 days over the period of up to 18 months, we also provide a short yet practical introductory programme, lasting just two days.
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