Hypnotherapy & NLP Graduate Testimonials
Some of our students achievements and testimonials since graduation :-
A testimonial from Liz Burton (Clinical Hypnotherapist and Mental Health Nurse)
I want to say a very big thank you to Matthew for his excellent clinical hypnotherapy, NLP and coaching course. I am an experienced hypnotherapist of 5 years but felt that I needed a fresh perspective and some extra skills to further my professional development. I could not have chosen a better course or a more conducive learning environment. Matthew and Jan have created a unique and very specail learning arena which effortlessly combines education, practice, motivation, humour, relaxation, good food and a solid feeling of safety all against the backdrop of some of the most stunning natural scenery anywhere in the world. I learned a great deal on the course which has given me many more tools for my toolbox. The way I practice my craft has become more refined and the word I feel describes "Matthew's Method" most eloquently is elegant. I highly recommend Matthew's course whether someone is looking for a new qualification or seeking to further an already established career in hypnotherapy/NLP. It was altogether a wonderful experience.
A testimonial from Richard Reed (Journalist, Editor and Author)
I can honestly say I learned more in three months with Matthew at Motivation Training than I would have done in a whole year of academic study. His practical, hands-on approach, combined with a brilliant sense of humour, combined to make the course both enjoyable and memorable, in every sense of the word. As well as learning professional skills, the insights that I gained from understanding how the mind works have been a revelation in my own life. The help I have been able to give my partner, who was suffering from the aftermath of a painful divorce, has been worth the price of the course on its own.
A testimonial from Karen Darke BSc. PhD. - World Champion and Silver Medalist - Paralympics
Since her training with us two years ago, Karen Darke has developed the skills and the confidence to work for herself as a motivational speaker, hypnotherapist and coach.
"When I embarked on the course in Hypnotherapy and NLP with Motivation Training, I wasn't sure what to expect or if it was really for me. The style of the course is informal and very practical. Theory is woven with practice from day one which enabled me to very quickly develop confidence and understanding of the techniques and tools involved. The style of the course, being residential and located in the Highlands of Scotland adds quality, giving the opportunity to learn alongside others, creating a holistic learning experience rather than 'just another course'. I thoroughly enjoyed my training and it has enabled me to now practice as a NLP Master Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Motivational Coach and Corportate Trainer.Prior to doing the nlp training course, I worked in learning and development as part of the HR team for a large multinational. Although I enjoyed this, I wanted more "hands-on" experience of working with people and supporting them in their development. The combination of hypnotherapy training, NLP training and coaching have given me the skills to do that.The training offered a solid base of practical and theoretical learning, alongside the coaching and support that are cornerstone to Matthew's style of teaching. Matthew, you have helped me make profound changes in my life and I am now helping others make changes in theirs". Matthew's coaching also helped me get pen to paper and write my first book, "If You Fall."! Dr. Karen Darke PhD (author of ‘If you Fall’ and ‘Boundless’ and the first disabled women to ski across Greenland coast to coast. Silver Medalist at Paralympics London 2012 and Paratriathlon World Champion).
See Karen's video testimonial at the top of this page.
BSc; PhD; Dip. Development Training; Dip. NLP & Hypnotherapy;
Cert. Positive Impact Coaching; Dip. TCM;
Cert. CIPD Learning & Development
A testimonial from Dr. Eugene D'Souza
As a psychiatrist working in the NHS, I found the humanistic emphasis of this course very refreshing. Matt's informal and friendly style was really engaging and I left the course feeling that I had experienced a paradigm shift with regards to working with clients. Therapeutic optimism can be a casualty when working with complex cases with limited resources in an often impersonal public health set-up. Cynicism can gradually creep in. The principles of NLP and hypnotherapy I have learnt here were an empowering corrective. The setting is beautiful and Jan is a real whiz in the kitchen! I recommend anyone looking for nlp training courses or hypnotherapy training courses to come here to Motivation Training. Thank You so much.
Dr. Eugene D'Souza MBBS MRCPsych.
A testimonial from Dr. Ryan Noronha
Thank you for having me on this nlp and hypnotherapy training course. I learnt a lot of useful techniques for rapid change that have come in useful with my patients. I have also benefited enormously in my personal life and I believe everybody on the course has also. We still continue to stay in touch and keep each other up to speed with where we are up to with what we've learnt.
Your energy and sense of humour in keeping us interested over three weeks of information and learning is to be commended. There was a good blend between theory and practice and all of us have a lot of case studies with positive outcomes that we can relate to.
Dr. Ryan Noronha MBBS MRCPsych
A testimonial from Linda Waite BScPsyc(Hons) Dip.C.Hyp/NLP
"I chose this Hypnotherapy course and NLP training because I felt that the content was not only thorough, including a broad range of techniques that could be applied with clients, but also because it included latest research, and I was not disappointed. Having just completed a three years academic study in BSc Psychology, Matthew's approach at Motivation Training was like a breath of fresh air. The course is taught with a mixture of lectures, use of multi-media, theory and practice, thus providing a great balance in a relaxing environment. Whilst it was an intensive course, I was amazed at how quickly I was able to learn and put all the skills into practice - this was with thanks to Matthew's unique teaching skills which made learning enjoyable and fun. This is an inspirational course, taught by an inspirational teacher who has provided me with the knowledge and confidence to create a firm grounding for my own practice. I'm looking forward to taking all these skills and knowledge out into the real world and applying the techniques to help people improve their lives. This is the start of a new journey for me, and I have Matthew to thank for helping me to change my life and making the future that I desire obtainable".
Here is a case study from Malcolm Williams and Lee Hayward who run a new Charity started in 2013 'Save Our Soldier'
Hi Jan and Matt, Just to show you that the "Motivation Training" camp is still doing good work in the community via its former students. I have attached a commendation from a Royal Marine. Lee Hayward and I completed the work together using a combination of techniques including Clinical Hypnosis, Swish, Sub-modality changes, collapsing anchors and Integral Eye Movement techniques and various anxiety reduction "tools". We both find this work hugely rewarding.
To quote Matt again "This stuff works................"
Lee and Malcolm now run the Charity Save our Soldier www.saveoursoldier.co.uk
What does Save Our Soldier do?
We address the broken lives of combatants damaged through war and also those of their partners or family who have been negatively affected, aiming to repair the psychological injuries caused by shellshock, war trauma or post traumatic stress injury, and helping minimize unresourceful states. Once this is achieved, fuller lives and positive prospects become possible again, and successful integration into everyday civilian life is greatly improved. This helps redirect, or prevent further damage in, those suffering, perhaps already going down the slippery slope of self- medication addressing, for example, problems with family life, work issues, homelessness, depression, regret to the point where there seems no hope or future for the severest cases who, tragically, no longer see a reason to continue living.
We aspire to “Save Our Soldier” by providing help and interventions that prevent irreparable wounding from the “silent bullet”, which destroys lives long after the battle is over.
Our service is free to veterans or those engaged in active duty, from any branch of service: land, sea or air, of any conflict past or present.
A commendation for Lee and Malcolm from a Marine
With honour, pride and courage, my many colleagues and I, to the best of our ability, fought bravely for Queen and country to preserve the principles that so many take for granted. During my tour of Afghanistan in 2008, I was injured in an IED explosion. Because of that event I was troubled in many ways, suffered tension, guilt and breathlessness. I felt totally weighed down with my life. I had no direction. I retreated from social events, suffered anxiety attacks, as I became physically sick with anxiety if I did go out. I sometimes felt depressed, had flashes of uncontrollable anger, and found concentrating difficult.
I was not the person that left England to represent his country and my character was almost unrecognisable to my long-term partner. I hadn't been able to relax for years. Despite receiving much needed counselling and mental health support over the past few years, my state of mind remained much the same. I wasn't ready to go back to Civvy Street.
It all changed after I attended a programme with Malcolm Williams and Lee Hayward. The transformation in my life has been positively dramatic. They have re-enabled me to get my life back on track. Emotional outbursts and flashes of anger have now been significantly reduced to the point that life is becoming normalized, and I can see a future where before I wasn't sure if I really had one. My domestic life has improved; I can go out socially, have a steady job and can foresee a life integrated back in society.
The programme I attended brought me back home, back to my family and closer to the way I used to be. I highly recommend Malcolm and Lee to anyone suffering from the trauma of war or PTSD.
A proud Marine. SJ.
A testimonial from Sharon McKay
Sharon McKay runs a very successful business called Mind Coach - here's what she has to say:-
One of the most rewarding outcomes of the excellent training with Motivation Training was the opportunity to help others, educate, inform and share the benefits of using these quite amazing processes with people from all walks of life. On completion of my training I set up my private practice "mindcoach". It's now about to enter it's third year and it's been the most humbling and rewarding thing I've ever done in my life. My youngest client was eight years old and my oldest seventy eight. Working with the general public is so varied and interesting. People are fascinating, and there is nothing on this earth more rewarding than the ablility to make someone's life better. Introducing hypnosis and NLP to the corporate world and persuading them of the benefits to their business was quite a challenge, but one that also has produced good results. It just works!
Here is what some of Sharon 's clients have to say:-
Gordon Hart Managing Director BT Local business SALES PERFORMANCE
Neuro Linguistic Programming
"Dear Sharon, I am writing to give a big thank you on behalf of Colin and myself. Whilst I was personally a bit sceptical of the whole idea I decided to give it a try. The end results have been nothing short of dramatic. Your system has taken an individual who had within him the ability to deliver but always somehow fell that bit short. I was most impressed with the way you tailored your product to exactly match our sales requirements. Delivering emphasis on "Closing Techniques" was exactly what I was looking for. I am delighted to allow the publication of this reference and would welcome enquiries ."
A testimonial from John Parrott
I am a senior manager with a medium sized IT consultancy company and I attended this NLP and Hypnotherapy course in order to help me:
- Establish strong rapport with my clients and colleagues
- Manage the stress of my job and assist others to manage work stress
- Mentor and coach my employees and consultants (and the children I work with in my role as a volunteer rugby coach)
- Take a different perspective on my life and open up alternative career possibilities for the future
- Use Neuro-linguistic programming in my daily life
I selected this NLP course because I felt it offered great value for money and included the Hypnotherapy Training that enabled me to develop real skills over a relatively short period but with depth. The low trainer/trainee ratio also attracted me more than some of the shorter mass audience sessions offered elsewhere.
I had not done a residential course for a long time so it was quite a shock for me, over the first few days, when I realised I would be spending 5 full days and nights with the other trainees. However, I quickly realised that this enabled me to completely immerse myself in the course and relax with the group. By the end of the first week we were very close and having some really enlightening discussions in the evenings.
Matt has a unique training style that allows the trainees to relax and not be overwhelmed by the concepts presented. This is a highly experiential course and we undertook lots of practical sessions and watched recorded sessions in order to see and try the techniques in practice. I found I had absorbed much more than I had realised by the end of the first week and was able to immediately put into practice the skills I had learnt. Over the course of the three training sessions Matt worked to increase the scope and depth of understanding and the end result was that I was able to use the techniques with complete confidence.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to anyone who wishes to learn about NLP, Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching. The location for the course is dramatically beautiful overlooking the Cairngorm mountains . I like to run and I really enjoyed running through the surrounding woodland at the end of each day. For me this was both an escape and a unique learning experience.
To see some more wonderful work our graduates are doing since their training with Motivation Training please see some of their web sites on our Links and Resources page.