Metaprograms and Toilet Rolls

Last Saturday on the IntegrityNLP NLP Practitioner training I presented a segment on metaprograms. Metaprograms are the different ways in which we attend to and represent information from our experience.

If you watch the video you will see that this apparently abstract part of NLP can be explored using some of the most humble and mundane items of everyday life.


The Gulliver Club

Changing your life one step at a time

Gulliver trapped by the LilliputiansThe Gulliver Club is an opportunity for anyone who has learnt EFT to come together in a supportive environment to practice their EFT skills. This is a place to do just that in a warm, friendly setting in which we use EFT to undo old hurts, put down the frustrations of the week and prepare for the next week and a better life

This is for people who want to use EFT but are not sure how. It all looked so simple in the course but when it comes to everyday life you don’t know what to say and where to start. Not only will you get to practice EFT you will learn some approaches that you can easily use at home on your own. Simple worksheets will guide you all the way.

It’s all right not to be an expert here, the exercises will be practised in the comfort of your own mind. Andy Hunt, an experienced EFT Practitioner and Trainer, will guide the group through a number of tapping exercises. It’s perfectly all right to sit quietly and work on your own stuff without saying a word to anyone – this isn’t the Jeremy Kyle Show or Oprah, no-one is going to have to confess anything to anyone.

If you know EFT then you will have heard about the Personal Peace Procedure, Gary Craig’s recommended approach to improving your life by neutralising unpleasant old memories one at a time. In this group you will have the chance to work on your personal peace procedure or join in with the specific exercises as you see fit. One of the benefits of EFT is that you can use tapping along with someone else’s issues and get relief on your own using Borrowing Benefits.

What do you need to attend the Gulliver Club?

Only a working knowledge of  basic EFT and a willingness to feel better.

Why ‘The Gulliver Club’?

If you remember in the story Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, Gulliver is shipwrecked on the island of Lilliput and awakes to find himself tide down by a network of fine threads, or so he thinks, in fact the Lilliputians have tried to secure the giant with their heaviest cables and ropes. To Gulliver each rope is just like a cotton thread but together they hold him down and keep him stuck in place. We are in the same position, held in place by thousands of small threads of memory, beliefs and feelings. Each one of them can be changed with EFT, the Gulliver Club is an opportunity to start cutting those threads that hold us down.

The Gulliver Club is not a substitute for one to one therapy and is not a suitable place for dealing with serious mental health issues. It is suitable for the vast majority of people who want to feel more at ease with themselves.

How does it work?

At the beginning of each session we spend a few minutes tapping away the emotional stuff we’ve brought with us to the occasion, perhaps we’ve had an argument with our boss or spouse, experienced a disappointment or setback and we are carrying that feeling with us.

Then we tap away any charge on an incident that may have happened in the gap between your last session and this one. Or you can work on one of your Personal Peace Procedure memories.

Next we work on a specific Personal Peace Procedure memory or a current issue of your choice.

Then we tap on any upcoming events that may be causing you anxiety – such as an interview, medical appointment, etc.

Finally we do some EFT to feel confident in ourselves and to look forward to the week ahead.

We end with tea and biscuits.

You don’t need to commit to more than one session to take advantage of the Gulliver Club, you can just attend when you feel the need.

What does it cost?

The cost for the one and a half hour session is just £10.


The first Gulliver Club meeting is next Wednesday March 10th at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre, Regent Ave, Gosforth from 7pm-9pm as part of the EFT Cafe. Thereafter it will be on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

ChangeCamp – March 20th, Newcastle upon Tyne

feedback0001 ChangeCamp is a one day low cost event in the North East for professionals and interested laypeople who want to change their inner and outer worlds for the better.

It can be about changing yourself if you want to explore your inner life and further develop your skills and resources.

It can also be about helping others if you work with other people to help them change, or it can be about changing groups if you work with groups and teams.

There will be a wide choice of presentations and workshops for professionals and the public including:

  • Taking your life in your hands: Iain Mackenzie, Gestalt psychotherapist and coach. This is a taster session for anyone interested in exploring and sharing a range of strategies to enhance inner strength. (Counsellors and therapists may also find this useful for personal development and for use with your clients.)
  • Quick Start EFT: Andy Hunt, NLP & EFT therapist and trainer. A brief introduction to EFT that will give you an introduction to the basic skills and strategies of Emotional Freedom Techniques
  • How to get well and stay well: Lyn White, Reverse Therapist. Come and learn how you can listen to your body to get rid of symptoms and keep yourself well.
  • Compassion, self awareness and the paradoxical nature of change: Iain Mackenzie, Gestalt psychotherapist and coach. An experiential introduction to gestalt therapy
  • The Good Feeling of Practice Well Done!: Andy Hunt, NLP & EFT therapist and trainer. Using NLP to enhance mental rehearsal so you can improve your performance at work, at home or at play.
  • Bring More Laughter into Your Life: Keith Adams, accredited life coach and training manager who specialises in the science of happiness and laughter as a coach and laughter facilitator. The workshop explores the psychological and physiological benefits of laughter. Its aim is help you to generate more fun and humour into your life and uses NLP techniques to get you smiling and laughing.
  • The Gulliver Club: Andy Hunt, NLP & EFT therapist and trainer. Using EFT in a gentle way to bring relief and relaxation and to work on long term issues that restrict our inner freedom.
  • Resolving Your Inner Conflict: Alan Scott, NLP Trainer, this workshop introduces you to tools and techniques to resolve inner conflicts, allowing you to feel strong calm and in control
  • Feeling Good and Loving Yourself: Alan Scott, NLP Trainer, workshop presenting tools for helping yourself feel good and appreciate yourself even in difficult circumstances.
  • Laughter workshop: Keith Adams accredited life coach and training manager who specialises in the science of happiness and laughter as a coach and laughter facilitator. This is the Laughter workshop – 45 minutes of serious laughing – this is the workshop that will leave you smiling for days and is a perfect way to round of the ChangeCamp experience.
  • There’s more: More workshops are being added as we get closer to the event ….
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Who can attend? Anyone who is interested in this kind of work: therapists, trainers, teachers, social workers, doctors, nurses, anyone who works in the helping professions.

Where and when is it on? Spring ChangeCamp 2010 will be held in Gosforth High School, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday March 20th 2010 from 9:30 – 6:00

How much does it cost? The cost for the whole conference is just £10 (that’s right, just £10) and a contribution to a shared lunch.

To find out more and book your place go to

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