NLP Award Finalist – Alison Knowles

NLP Award Finalist

Wow what an accolade! Ali has been nominated for an international award for NLP training in Education.

She has been been selected, from those nominated, by an independent panel.  The finalists have been chosen on the how they have demonstrated the use of NLP in making a marked difference in the specified area.

The review below explains why Ali has been nominated.

“I met Ali a year ago and she has done so much to transform my family’s lives for the better since then. I couldn’t think of anyone better placed to be nominated for (and maybe to win!) an All in the Mind award.

I was recommended Ali for my son who was dealing with anxiety about 11+ exams. Ali dispensed with those problems in our first free Skype session and went on to help my son with the social problems he was having at school. In a few months he went from dreading school to actively looking forward to going in, and ended the school year winning the school talent contest and with a headmistress’s award for a great attitude towards school.

Amazed by my son’s transformation I apprehensively introduced Ali to my 8 year old daughter, who has been struggling with trichotillomania for around 3 years. She had had a string of therapists – all of whom had been ineffectual – but I was beginning to feel that if anyone could help, Ali could. My daughter was a difficult proposition, she is smart and manipulative and wised up to all the tricks in every therapists’ book. Ali recognised this immediately and also saw that my daughter’s biggest problem was that she was addicted to the attention she got from therapists and therefore had no motivation to stop pulling her hair out. Fast forward 6 months and Edie has gone nearly 40 days without pulling – a personal record.

Ali has a gift – she is not only incredibly astute about the root cause of different children’s problems but she uses her knowledge to reach different personalities in different ways, uniquely mixing her personal blend of “Ollie and his Superpowers”, hypnotherapy and NLP. Her methods seem so simple but the best ideas – the ones that can actually revolutionise the way we do things – almost always are.

Ali has helped me so much personally as well – not only through helping my children to become so much happier and fulfil their potential – but also by recognising that I needed help myself with the anxiety, negativity and perfectionism that was clouding my judgement about my children and myself. I really can speak from first hand experience about the way Ali appears to ‘see through’ a person and unlock the root cause of their ‘baggage’ – the kind so many of us have and that stops us from getting the most out of our lives.

I don’t know where myself or my family would be today without Ali. She has helped us immeasurably and I truly think she’s some sort of therapist genius (between my children and I we have seen at least 7 other therapists and one time or another so I have points of comparison!)

I hope Ali/Ollie and his Superpowers wins this award because I know that her dream is to help as many children as possible at as little cost as possible, and this award would bring that dream a step closer to becoming a reality.”  Polly

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We Turned it on so our lovely midwifes and nurses could learn how to Switch it off!

We ‘Turned’ it on so our lovely midwifes and nurses could learn how to ‘Switch’ it off for one of our ‘Turn it on Switch it off’ stress coping training days.  We were joined at Hinchingbrook Hospital by ladies from far and wide to take part in the day.

The day was focussed on who you are not your job tittle and that’s really important because you don’t need more training on how to do your job. We recognise, with all our training courses, that if the individual behind the job title is in a good place, everything else falls into place.

We spent the day teaching the delegates anchoring techniques for themselves and the people they look after, how to find a really positive state of being, and to anchor that state for whenever you need it. For some that was a state of calmness, for others it was a confident state, but as with all we do we make sure its about the individual. We also taught some NLP stress relief techniques which again could be used by the individual or utilised within their work with their patients. This included techniques for noticing what it is that stops you doing or being the version of you, you would wish to be and how to find ways to change those road blocks into stepping stones!

The afternoon was all about communication, as often poor communication is the basis for stressful situations to arise. By the end of the afternoon everyone in the room was reading eye patterns, noticing language patterns in others and mirroring body movements that all lead to a much greater ability to build report.  The day was rounded off with a mindfulness session to bring all the learning from the day together and specifically designed around anchoring the perfect state for each individual in the room to be the best version of themselves.

The evaluation forms that provide us with feed back for the day were fantastic.  Everyone left in a much better place with new skills to get them through their days at work and play.  And yes ladies , we will be doing more in the very near future.

Turn it On Switch it Off

Turn it On Switch it Off

Turn it On Switch it Off

Turn it On Switch it Off

Turn it On Switch it Off

Turn it On Switch it Off