Provocative Change Works (PCW) One Year Student Training and CPD Modules
- Increase your flexibility when working with people
- Develop your ability to elegantly reframe people and move people out of their ‘stuck’ thinking
- Enhance your ability to bring about change conversationally
- Build more provocation and humour into your communication and client work
- Learn and develop with a supportive group of like-minded people
Provocative Change Works Certification
and Continuing Professional Development
Each quarterly module can be taken as a standalone module and form part of ongoing CPD. If all four modules are taken then this can contribute to one of three levels of formal Provocative Works Certification:
- PCW Student Certification
- PCW Practitioner Certification
- PCW Advanced Practitioner Certification
An overview of each module is provided below
Precise content may vary and be tailored to each particular cohort.
Module 1 (October 2020 – December 2020)
- An introduction to Provocative Change – overview
- The Art of working in a conversation manner and use of psychoeducation in client sessions
- Getting fluid with the 27 PCW stances and learning how to combine these for effective client work
- The voice tempo exercise
- Watching and deconstructing PCW sessions
Dates of the Online Workshops for Module 1:
Saturday 10th October 10am-3pm
Saturday 14th November 10am-3pm
Saturday 12th December 10am-3pm
Module 2 (January 2021 – March 2021)
- The use of hypnosis in PCW, how to construct and deliver effective hypnotic work
- Working in “the here and now” using improvisation and ignoring too much unhelpful analysis
- How to deconstruct client problem states and determine the “drivers” that create and maintain the problem state
- Determining “the ingredients” that make the problem the problem
- Combining and sequencing stances to address client issues
- Changing feeling states and how to use fractionation in sessions
Module 3 (April 2021 – June 2021)
- Exploring Frank Farrelly’s Provocative Therapy, behind the scenes with unreleased footage
- Metaphor elicitations and challenges
- Learning how to map and time frame a client session, so they can listen back “in the here and now” and get maximum benefit from the session
Module 3 (July 2021 – September 2021)
- How to run a client session and set the frame for client work
- How to work with groups using PCW
- Using PCW in a business context
- How to deal with problem clients
Who should apply and how to apply
This training course is ideal for anyone who wants to enhance their conversational change skills and to understand how to use the art of provocation to stimulate change in any environment.
Due to the range of certification possibilities the training is suitable for anyone with no previous PCW experience as well as those who have experience of PCW. The training is valuable in a wide range of contexts including, therapy, coaching and change work, business, communication and personal development.
The cost for booking all four modules together i.e the whole year is £1000.
The cost of booking each individual module is £297.
(If you are interested in discussing a payment plan please contact us )
Full Year (4 Modules)
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.
This is a certificated course as a “PCW student” For those who have already got a PCW practitioner certification, this additional certification will bump them up to being one of the first advanced PCW practitioners. This is for a small group only and is possible due to the lack of live training opportunities at present. This will also be the only current opportunity to advanced PCW practitioner certification.
There are currently three levels of PCW certification
PCW Student Certification
- 27 PCW stances
- The use of hypnosis in PCW
- The importance of time framing for effective client change
- Using the voice tempo exercise
- Attending the 12-month online training
- The art of provocation, psychoeducation, and manner in sessions
- The difference between standard coaching and provocative work
- An introduction to Frank Farrelly’s work
- Working with anxiety related issues
PCW Practitioner Certification
- Ability to use provocative stances and understand stance implications
- Awareness of core provocative exercises and ability to incorporate exercises with icon card
- Ability to demonstrate Voice Tempo Exercise • Ability to demonstrate Arm Relaxation exercise
- Ability to use nonverbal skills to assist in changing states
- Ability to demonstrate the Integration of hypnosis and provocation elements with ease
- Ability to improvise and grasp key improvisational skills in client sessions
- Ability to use PCW spinning feelings to change client states
- Voice training and inflection skills
- Ability to identify and use language patterns to NLP Prac standard
- Ability to use suggestive predicates to direct client attention
- Ability to identify and explore metaphors in conversational language
- Advanced hypnosis awareness and usage of Ericksonian patterns
- Ability to create and record 5 minute hypnosis induction for specific client needs
- Ability to use all provocative stances with ease and understand the stance implications
- Identify drivers for behaviour and recognize problem patterns in clients
- Review an existing PCW client session on video and write up commentary detailing elements of PCW approach used during this session
- Structure client session from initial contact to follow up sessions
- Strategic thinking exercise
- Using Fractionation in client communication
- Demonstrate fluidity with all 3 aspects of PCW
- Provide case studies of working with clients
- Ability to work with live client with supervision
- Ability to use stories/metaphors at advanced level
- Produce Feedback CD for client using client notes & session information
Advanced PCW Practitioner Certification
- The ability to deconstruct client problems and offer multiple solutions using different aspects of the PCW model
- Eliciting and challenging client metaphors to assist with effective change
- The use of Human Alchemy sound combinations to affect client change
- Advanced hypnosis – catch all patterns in client work
- Using the visual medium in accelerating client change
- Creating a new bespoke PCW exercise to illustrate an aspect of the model
- In dept deep dive sessions and case studies with real clients
- Advanced fractionation work with clients
- Submitting 6 client cases for evaluation
- The ability to work in the here and now at an advanced level
- Advanced psychoeducation when working with clients in a conversational manner
- Completion of an agreed project over a 12 month period using PCW skills for evaluation
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.
Presented by Nick Kemp, creator of the Provocative Change Works model
What People Are Saying
“After a successful early season, the help Nick had given me really came to fruition on the day of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Trials. I was approaching the most significant race of the weekend, where the outcome would determine whether I would or would not be selected for Glasgow 2014. The pressure was intense, weather conditions were far from ideal and added to that I was tired having already run three top level races that weekend. I believe that ordinarily and without Nick’s help I would have “gone to pieces” in that situation. Instead I ran a lifetime best time of 23.94, breaking through the elusive 24.00 second barrier to land on the podium. Five days later I was officially selected for The XX Commonwealth Games – Glasgow 2014. “
Lucy Evans – International 100m, 200m and 4×100m relay athlete
“Nick has been a game changer for me! I 100% percent would not be able to perform like i do now without his help”
Michael Asumadu – Sakyi – Professional boxer
“Thank you for all your help – I couldn’t have done it without your help – You can now stand up in a room and say that your methods and techniques got this fat wheezing bloke across the channel, and I’d back you up 100%.”
Pete Windridge – France (Client coached to swim The English Channel)
From Fellow Professionals
“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!”