Episode 39: Interview With Nick Kemp
Nick Chats About…
Dispelling the myth that “people have all the resources they need!”
Throwing out your professional dignity in the service of the client.
How he developed his ‘voice tempo exercise’.
Whether the term “unconscious installation” is being used as a big fuzzy get out of jail card for getting away with doing nothing?
How people create ‘stuck states’
“Rapport”: another massively overestimated generalised term?
How can people get good at Provocative Change?
“You are only really one thought away from thinking, feeling and behaving differently. It’s no more complicated than that.”
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.
Frank Farrelly made the following comment about Nick‘s PCW work,
“You’ll find his work Provocative Therapy mixed with Hypnosis quite a blend and Enlightening!”, Frank Farrelly
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. Nick also runs an ongoing PCW online course for international students, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Nick’s current training schedule can be found at www.nickkemptraining.com
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