‘Behind the Provocative Curtain’
A One Day Workshop with Nick Kemp Sat 27th September 2020, IBIS New Street, Birmingham, UK. A rare UK opportunity to train with Nick Kemp the creator of Provocative Change Works
“Behind the provocative curtain” Sept 27th
A Deep dive into PCW for skills development and personal empowerment
This training is for those specifically seeking to develop coaching, therapeutic and personal development skills. Here is some of what is included
- An opportunity for evaluation for PCW practitioner and advanced practitioner certification
- Deconstructing client sessions to develop more precise skills
- The art of working conversationally and hypnotically with clients
- Why “process” is more useful than analysis
- How to set up and run a client session
- Using client notes to explore the client’s internal maps
- Determining the key “ingredients” that create problem client states
Deepen your understanding of Provocative Change Works
Sunday 27th September 2020 Timing: 10am until 6pm Venue: IBIS Birmingham New Street Station Current investment: from £170. Special offer: Book this with An Introduction to Provocative Change Works (PCW) workshop on 26th September and get a discount paying just £295 for both workshops.
Hurry! – Spaces are limited
This is an intensive weekend and an opportunity to develop precise skills. The group size is limited to 25 participants and initial places will be offered to previous PCW workshop attendees.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
Timing: Sun 27th September 10am – 6pm
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:
More About Provocative Change Works
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.
- 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.
What People Are Saying
Frank Farrelly – Creator of Provocative Therapy
“You are totally disarming and beyond formalisation. There is ease and naturalness about you and you make people relax really quickly. You got the power man!”
Dr. Frank Bourke
“I’ve watched the work of Fritz Perls, Anna Freud, Carl Rogers, Moshe Feldenkrais, Alexander Lowen, and a few more of the “names” in the psychotherapy field. Your clinical work surpasses some of them now, at a comparatively young age. Given your passion for clinical learning, love of people and creative spirit, I suspect I’ll be dropping your name onto that list of recognized “names” in the psychotherapy field one day.”
Frank Bourke Ph.D
Executive Director of the NLP Research and Recognition Project, former lecturer Cornell University and researcher London University
Andrew T Austin
“I have known Nick Kemp for a number of years as both personal friend and mentor… no one has done more to promote Frank Farrelly and his highly effective treatment modality of “Provocative Therapy” than Nick Kemp.
I suspect that anyone familiar with Frank Farrelly’s style of working will get that spine tingling sense of familiarity when watching Nick work and that the mantle of Frank’s ground breaking work has truly found its lineage, and his experience and dedication to detail makes him one of the best trainers and change work therapists in the UK today.”
Andrew T Austin
Steve Andreas – Author, Therapist, NLP Developer
“Do you know Nick Kemp? – (he is) exceptionally bright, and I have immensely enjoyed communicating…The kind of exchanges that I have been having… are the kind of activities that I think can really advance the field. He is everything you might wish for in a colleague – available, creative, eager to discuss ideas and learn as well as teach.”
Dr A Abraham India
“Unassuming and yet beneath that quite persona there is a depth of knowledge and integrity. Very likable and easily approachable, Nick has that magical knack of making people feel good and his methodology is so easily understood that his workshops are refreshingly effective. I will recommend Nick to anyone wanting to have the tools for a better life.”
Dr A Abraham India
“I have known Nick Kemp for a number of years as both personal friend and mentor… no one has done more to promote Frank Farrelly and his highly effective treatment modality of “I have been in a stupor of laughter in Boulder, seeing you at work. What I found was that I unconsciously copied your amazed silent look at the client. I found your combination of provocation and trance fresh and I very much appreciated the way you have structured the didactics of provocative work(s).”
Social Psychologist, trainer and researcher
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More about Nick
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.