James Tsakalos is an internationally acclaimed NLP Trainer and innovator who has been busy exploring, teaching, and pushing the boundaries of NLP for nearly twenty years.
One of the few genuine innovators in the field of NLP today, James is particularly well known for his work as the modeler and developer of ‘Spiral Somatics’: a ground breaking method of reading the subtle physiological indicators of fundamental values, attitudes and core beliefs.
An accomplished specialist in the art of modeling expertise, and notorious both for his uncompromisingly rigorous standards and for going far beyond the limits of what is typically taught on most NLP courses, James is regarded by several well-known NLP experts around the world as one of the best NLP trainers on the planet – a “trainer’s trainer” in the NLP game.
Although based in Australia, James is regularly asked to teach in the UK, US, Asia and continental Europe. Closer to home, he teaches NLP and its applications in both life and business in his home city of Melbourne, and continues to mentor some of Australia’s best NLP trainers.
Alexia’s career started over 25yrs ago in Acute Mental Health. She progressed from the wards to training in Psychology and Education. During her Teaching career, I specialised in working with adults from Marginalised groups. (The vulnerably housed, Rough Sleepers, Asylum Seekers and those fleeing Domestic Violence.)
For the last 15 years, she has worked exclusively, in private practice as a Therapist, utilising, Hypnosis, NLP, Shamanism. Jungian and Existential theories, underpin her approach.
Shamanism captured her attention as a 19yrs old, during a trip to West Africa. She had her first spiritual extraction and power retrieval by a local Medicine man aka the Marabou man. This encounter led to further journeys to learn from Indigenous Tribes, in particular tribes from the Upper Amazon Jungle and the Andean mountains.
Blending Shamanic tools and approaches, into her Therapy work was a real ‘game changer’ and she continues to be astounded by the profound changes people experience, by re-integrating spirituality into their lives.
Now she is currently training to be a professional Idiot, which is the art of Sacred Clowning, alongside writing a book about her former life.
Mark has over 10,000 hours facilitation experience, is a third generation teacher. He has has worked in over 25 countries and with clients as diverse as L’Oréal, Unilever, Ikea, Virgin Atlantic, The Army of Sierra Leone, The Met Police, Occupy, The House of Lords, with ex IRA members, LGBTQ Moscow, Oxfam, Save The Children and Occupy. He founded the online course Purpose Black Belt, as well as Embodied Yoga Principles and The Embodied Facilitator Course. He’s an aikido black belt and is particularly known for “embodied” methods and also hosts a Youtube Channel with over 11 million hits.
Trevor is the founder of Cognitive Hypnotherapy and the Training Director of The Quest Institute. He is a practising Hypnotherapist with a clinic in Harley Street. He was the editor of the Hypnotherapy Journal of the National Council for Hypnotherapy for nine years, and was their Director of Ethics and Supervision for a further five until he stepped down in 2011.
Trevor has gained a reputation as one of the leading experts in the theory and practice of hypnotic language, and his integration of modern scientific discoveries into the practical aspects of therapy has made him one of the key figures in the modern therapy field. His books have gained him a worldwide audience, and students travel from all over the world to train with him.
Since his interview with Rapid Change Matters (which kicked off the Rapid Change Conversation – Episode 1 Link Here) he has written and released a fascinating new book called ‘GROW: Personal development for parents’ so it’s great to welcome him back to the series to talk about all things change work and parenting!