Why call ourselves the Human Performance Clinic?
Because we believe NLP and hypnosis is definitely ‘not just for the nasty things in life’! Yes it’s great for curing phobias and dealing with bad habits and emotional problems, but also it is a fantastic set of tools to enhance your life, relationships, work, hobbies, sports, creativity, to take control of your future and to precision engineer your success.
It is just ‘raising the bar’. It’s like getting a software upgrade for your mind. You will be amazed how good you feel when you get rid of those little irritations, or change those unwanted beliefs. Most people would like to feel fitter, or more relaxed, perhaps better organised, or simply feel more alive or happier. When we first started in 1990, Hypnotherapy, NLP, Life coaching, and related areas were quite ‘leftfield’. There were only about 7 of us doing it in Glasgow. Now there are literally hundreds. NLP is commonly known and used in corporate circles, education, sport. It’s on the T.V., radio, online, in magazines. This stuff works. That’s why when people want to change it’s often not psychology or counselling that they look to, but the practical, positive and fast methods that we offer.
Iain Thomson developed his interest in NLP whilst doing post graduate research in Sports Psychology and performance enhancement. During this time he was mentored by several top sports psychologists including Olympic gold medalist David Hemery who developed Iain’s interest and skills in ‘inner game’ coaching.
Sports psychology deals with issues such as confidence training, teamwork, psyching up and down, and coping with stress – NLP and hypnosis provided a state of the art approach and a set of tools to complement his existing coaching skills.
His first NLP training was back in 1989 with British Hypnosis Research in London and he set up The Human Performance Clinic a year later. He has been in full-time private practice doing one to one therapy and life coaching with clients since 1990, working with thousand of clients on a very wide range of issues. He is an NLP master practitioner, A member of the British Institute of Hypnotherapy, The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, The First Institute of NLP, and the UKCHO.
Iain has worked with Fortune 500 companies and the public sector alike, training managers and groups in areas such as stress management, performance enhancement and team building.
He also specialises in sports psychology and has worked with a premier league football club, the Scottish Football Association, various National Squads, elite athletes, and is a tutor with the National Coaching Centre.
Lorna Henderson trained in NLP in New York and London. She spent seven years training in method acting and performing at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. She also performed regularly at the Actor’s Studio in New York. Method acting has close parallels with NLP, using many of the same principles to change people’s states and behaviours.
Lorna has a great track record as a therapist and her special interest is working with performers of all kinds, to improve confidence, energy and help them to realise their full potential.
She is an NLP Master Practitioner and has been in private practice since 1995 and a member of the First Institute of NLP.
James McDonald has a background in public sector management and became interested in NLP through an interest in counseling.
He initially trained with the prestigious London College of Clinical Hypnosis and is a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and is a Licensed Master Practitioner in NLP .
He has also trained with Dr Richard Bandler and Dr John Grinder the co-founders and co-developers in NLP
He is a Licensed Practitioner in Hypno-Band virtual Gastric Band Therapy and has demonstrated hypnosis and teaches Self Hypnosis to the general public in hospitals and colleges around the country.
His first NLP training was in 1990 and since then he has continued to stay tuned to the latest developments within the field. He trains groups and coaches on a one to one basis.
They have all trained with, amongst others, Paul McKenna and Richard Bandler, co-developer of NLP.
All three have worked with clients such as:
- British Airways
- British Telecom
- Glasgow City Council
- East Dunbartonshire Council
- Strathclyde University
- social work departments and local education authorities
They have taught mind management to members of the medical profession and the public at various venues including:
- Royal Alexandria Hospital in Paisley
- Southern General
- Victoria Infirmaries in Glasgow
- Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
- Herriot-Watt Infirmary
- UMIST (Manchester)
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- Strathclyde Universities
One-to-one clinics are held in Glasgow and Paisley, courses are run nationally.
Contact us now to know more: Free Phone 0800 454 770.
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