Provocative Communication

Improvisation and Humour in therapy and coaching

A spicy, hot or thorny communication?

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 for information

Nick Kemp will enable you to explore the power and potential of Provocative Stances. Provocative Change Work (PCW), which Nick has developed, has applications in therapy, coaching and in every communication domain.

You will learn how to enter into a conversational communication frame, “a bit like talking to an old friend”, all the while remaining in a resourceful state to support the client’s change process. You will also learn techniques to change a limiting internal dialogue. This may prove a decisive change for your client.

You will also discover:
•    How to use initial provocative stances
•    How to understand the implications of non-verbal postures.
•    The basic knowledge required by provocation exercises and the ability to integrate exercises with iconic cards.
•    The ability to adopt an appropriate provocative and non-aggressive stance in a session with a client.
•    How to practise with your voice tempo.
•    The technique of Arm RelaxationThe seminar is in english with a french traduction by an expert in the field.

Coaches, therapists and practitioners wishing to improve the results they are currently achieving.
Any individual interested in innovative change approaches will also benefit.

A sense of humour is compulsory, as well as openness to use non-politically correct language, as the provocative method deliberately plays with stereotypes to challenge your everyday way of thinking and to bring you to feel and think differently!!


 Certificate of Participation
This two-day seminar is a part of the spring 2016 french speaking Master Practitioner of Hypnosis program. It is also a part of the spring 2016 NLP Practitioner Program.

This seminar is recognized by the ASCA as part of the Registered french speaking Hypnotherapist Training, which includes the Practitioner, Master Practitioner and Post Master in Ericksonian Hypnosis.

2 days

Dates : Sat 21, Sun 22 may 2016

Training location : Genève

Schedule : 9H-18H

Fee : 690 CHF

690 CHF

Register : Provocative Communication