Medical NLP: Three Steps to Creating Choice
Here, Garner Thomson, NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer, and creator of the Medical NLP programme taught to doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and medical students from the UK and abroad, outlines a simple, three-step process for creating the neurological foundations for flexibility, choice and effective action. In conversation with Society of Medical NLP co-founder Dr Khalid Khan, Garner Thomson - author of Magic in Practice: Introducing Medical NLP - The Art and Science of Language in Healing and Health (Hammermsith Press 2008), explains how to create "buy-in" for new ideas and their execution, and shows how the patient or client can be guided into new and productive directions in a matter of minutes.
Although the process seems casual and conversational, it is powerful, effective and long-lasting. Medical NLP, like its parent model, NLP, aims to expand choices rather than simply to remove problems, and the three-step process outlined here can be used as effectively in sales, business and sports performance, as in personal relationships, therapy and the delivery of health care.
Garner Thomson. NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer, and founder and training director of the Society of Medical NLP, is the creator of the Medical NLP programme taught to doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, allied health professionals and medical students since 1996. Trained in NLP by Dr Richard Bandler, and with a background in psychology, communications, Ericksonian hypnotherapy and trans-cultural and integrative health-care approaches spanning more than 30 years. Garner also runs a busy Medical NLP and Hypnotherapy practice in London, mostly by referral from doctors in primary and secondary care. He writes and lectures widely, and appears on radio and television, both as presenter and guest. He is the author of Magic in Practice, Introducing Medical NLP – The Art and Science of Language in Healing and Health (Hammersmith Press 2008), editor of Richard Bandler's Guide to Trance-formation (HCI and HarperCollins 2009), and co-author with Dr Bandler of the forthcoming book, Living Up – The Technology of Hope, Health and Happiness.