Provocative Change Works (PCW) UK 3 day Intensive 2018

Learn Provocative Change Works with Nick Kemp at this exciting 3 day intensive training.

Increase your flexibility, communication, reframing and conversational change skills. Build more provocation and humour into your client work and learn the elegant art of Provocative Change Works.

Limited availability offer: the first 8 people to book will receive a free one to one 60 minute session with Nick to experience his PCW platform first hand. Act now!

Learn, and experience Provocative Change Works, with Nick Kemp.

I am extremely proud to be hosting this unique event.  Influenced by his work with Frank Farrelly, Nick has developed the distinctive and effective Provocative Change Works (PCW).

Whether you are a coach, therapist, trainer, communicator or anyone else who works with clients, Provocative Change Works can provide a valuable addition to your current approaches.

Imagine how useful it would be to:

  • increase your flexibility when working with clients
  • develop your ability to elegantly reframe clients and move people out of their ‘stuck’ thinking
  • enhance your ability to bring about change conversationally
  • build more provocation and humour into your client work

Limited availability offer

 Nick has kindly offered the first 8 people who book onto the event a free one to one 60 minute session on Skype with Nick to experience his 1 2 1 PCW development platform ( ). Having personally experienced Nick’s one to one sessions, I can genuinely say that this is an offer not be missed. This offer is strictly limited to the first 8 people who book so don’t delay.

Here’s some of what you can expect from the workshop

This is the first PCW intensive in the UK and will teach the very latest developments in the PCW model.  The three day workshop is highly interactive and can be taken as a standalone training or part of full PCW practitioner certification.

Nick will be including a lot of material in the intensive training. Here is just some of what will be included in the workshop.

  • Ability to use provocative stances and understand stance implications
  • Awareness of core provocative exercises and ability to incorporate exercises with icon cards
  • Ability to demonstrate Voice Tempo Exercise
  • Ability to adopt appropriate manner for client sessions
  • Ability to demonstrate Arm Relaxation exercise
  • Ability to use PCW spinning feelings to change client states
  • Voice training and inflection skills for effective change
  • Ability elicit and challenge client metaphors for effective change in business, coaching and therapy
  • Ability to use suggestive predicates to direct client attention
  • Learning PCW hypnotic catch all patterns conversationally
  • In depth exploration of the core elements of PCW for communication excellence
  • Working conversationally with metaphors to create dynamic client change
  • Learning to deal with client curve balls
  • Deeper state work and its application in coaching/therapy and business
  • How to elicit and deal with client expectations
  • 1 – 1 sessions with Nick (limited to size of group)
  • How Frank Farrelly’s Provocative Therapy influenced PCW
  • Creating and delivering an effective “catch all patterns” PCW induction
  • The latest PCW approaches to resolve anxiety based issues and create lasting confidence
  • In depth exploring of PCW hypnotic catch all patterns
  • Detailed time framing and creating an audio feedback loop for clients

More about Provocative Change Works

You’ll find Nick’s work with Provocative Therapy mixed with Hypnosis quite a blend and Enlightening!” 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        – Frank Farrelly

Watch Nick describing the use of the terms provocative in PCW.

Provocative Change Works consists of three approaches to shift clients from “a stuck state” to a more fluid state, allowing for greater freedom and choice. This conversational way of working requires the practitioner to pay close attention to client responses, whilst maintaining their own excellent state control.

These are:

  • Provoking or stimulating client responses by verbal and non verbal interactions
  • Using non-specific or indirect Hypnosis and metaphor explorations – to create “fluid states” for the client. Eliciting and challenging metaphors
  • Time Framing – Promoting new ways of moving through time and space.

The practitioner deliberately provokes (calls forth responses from) the client by adopting different discrete stances, which stimulate the client into new ways of thinking and feeling. The practitioner seeks out resistances in the client and then approaches most what the client seeks to avoid in the discussion, and identifies the client’s “blind spots”, using a great deal of humour and by working in an improvised manner.

Great use is made of “sensory rich language”, and the full expression of this, to engage the client, and thus take them on a journey outside their existing beliefs and experience, to a new sense of freedom. The practitioner works in a multi layered way without the limitations of some conventions found in many talk therapy approaches, such as removing the impression of “formal therapy as much as possible from the interaction.

Who is this training for?

This training is for anyone wanting to improve their communication skills, whether working as a coach, practitioner, therapist, trainer or in any other capacity. The PCW model works well in areas of business, coaching, therapy and personal development. There are no prerequisites required to undertake the training.  Nick has taught this PCW approach in 13 overseas countries as well as the UK. He also runs two very successful private clinics in the UK and to date has concluded over 7000 hours of using PCW with private clients.

The format of the training

The training will be highly interactive and incorporate teaching alongside many practical exercises. Nick will do a number of demonstrations of aspects of Provocative Change Works throughout the workshop which will allow demonstration subjects to experience a 1 to 1 session with Nick.  Nicks’ workshops are enlightening and very much fun.

Watch Nick working with an attendee at a UK training:

Listen to a recent interview with Nick where he talks about the Provocative Change Works approach:

Where will the training be held?

The training will be held at the IBIS Birmingham New Street Station in a modern and light training room.  The venue is located in the centre of Birmingham making it exceptionally easy to reach.  Being in the heart of England, Birmingham benefits from excellent transport routes and is easily accessible from within the UK. The main railway station, Birmingham New Street is just three minutes walk from the hotel and Birmingham International Airport is just one stop on the train making this an excellent location for both UK residents and international attendees.

Your investment

The current cost of the 3 day Provocative Change Works Intensive is £497.  Book now to secure your place at this price.  The first 8 people to book will also receive a one to one 60 minute Skype session with Nick to experience PCW.

More About Nick Kemp


Nick Kemp has been involved in the field of personal change for over thirty years, having studied many forms of communication and personal development, including Hypnosis, Provocative Therapy and NLP.  Between 1980 and 1998 he taught workshops on personal development. Nick works on a group and individual basis for professional and personal work. He runs a successful private practice, and also provides business trainings to companies by appointment. In 2004 Nick Kemp met Frank Farrelly, (creator of Provocative Therapy and influence on the creators of NLP) and began an intensive training with him to become one of a very small number of Farrelly internationally approved Provocative Therapy Trainers.

Nick and Frank became firm friends, co presenting at Provocative Therapy events as well as spending far too many hours watching classic movies at Nick’s home cinema in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Nick set up The Association for Provocative Therapy (AFPT), and released “Provocative Change Works for Phobias”, which was the first of a number of DVD sets with commentary from Frank Farrelly himself. As well as teaching classic Provocative Therapy (PCW), Nick has created his own Provocative Change Works approach which he teaches internationally as well as with private clients.

In 2006 Nick was a guest for 26 consecutive weeks on BBC Radio working with clients live on the air. Individuals would be invited to contact the show, and Nick would then work with them and they would then report back, all within the one hour time frame of the show itself.  In recent years he runs in house trainings for business as well as his own Provocative Change Works trainings for the public in Asia, USA and Europe

Nick has contributed a chapter on Provocative Change Works to “Innovations in NLP ” published by Crown House Publishing where he outlines how this approach can be used to produce lasting client change.  He also contributed to Steve Andreas’s “Transforming Negative Self Talk” explaining his voice tempo exercise for resolving anxiety problems. In 2013 he created the first ever PCW practitioner piloted to medics in Japan interested in his work.

As well as providing face to face PCW training workshops, in 2016, Nick started a unique one to one PCW development platform which provides training, coaching and support for those wanting to use PCW in their work.


Learn, and experience Provocative Change Works, with Nick Kemp at this content packed intensive 3 day training.

Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018
Timing: 9:30am until 5:30pm each day.

Venue: IBIS Birmingham New Street Station

Current investment: from £497 and special offer for first 8 to book