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NLP Awards Finalists

We are delighted to have been shortlisted as finalists in the International NLP Awards for our contribution to the Community & Public Service Sector.  First Position's contribution is summed up in the following extracts from the nomination:

"Their programmes have been built around key NLP models, ideas and techniques.  Their delivery style exemplifies the messages they are sharing and reflects their integrity, experience and congruence. They are known for their skill in creating safe learning environments where mindsets and paradigms can be challenged, enabling people to become more flexible and ‘respons-able’

... All approaches reflect Kevin and Rita’s key message that lasting change happens at identity, values and...

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Feedback – an external perspective

There is great value in inviting feedback on our behaviour from those around us. Kevin shares some thoughts on the subject in his latest Vlog from the slopes   ... click on picture...

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Paying Attention

Kevin has been paying attention… In this Vlog from the Alps Kevin shares his wonderings about paying attention and achieving a useful balance  ... click on picture...

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Beliefs – limit and empower …

Kevin considers some limiting beliefs. In his second Video Message from the snow covered peaks Kevin chooses to send his limiting beliefs on holiday... click on picture...

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New Year Stretch

Kevin gets 2017 off to a great start. Here’s his first Video Message from the snow covered peaks. He considers his forays into his stretch zones on the slopes of the Alps… click on picture...

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Update Dec’16

update-dec16Crisp autumn days here in Yorkshire and surprising crisp for our trips to London this month too. For us it’s been a month of travels, great learning and fabulous sharing. Highlights included starting the month with the ‘Engaging your audience with credibility and charisma’ programme for Lloyds Bank Foundation. On this second workshop day Kevin was joined by Edda Sharpe (specialist voice coach) to provide targeted feedback and personal coaching to the delegates. One delegate summarised the programme as “Great because it goes into how to present rather than what to present... thanks nice style!” It was a busy month for our coaching/ therapy work … activity ranged from helping people achieve...

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Summer Classes in Pausing, Pacing & Patience

summer classes no textSo, the sun starts shining, the days get warmer and from nowhere comes the sneezing and then a tickly cough … and I'm knocked out for a week…

It's incredibly unusual for me to have any more than a day or two with a runny nose throughout the year so I have little practice at being poorly and I don't make a very good patient. Patience is what I needed this week

I felt annoyed, irritated and vulnerable as my cold got...

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The Powerhouse of our Minds

The power of our unconscious mindsI would like to invite you to say a big “Thank You!” to your incredible unconscious mind. That part of your mind that looks after you, keeps you safe and runs your body and mind without any conscious thought or effort. Sitting here at my keyboard and pausing to consider all the processes that are operating in my body, I can’t help but be in awe of the complexity and magnificence of our ‘human system’. My fingers move across the keys as if words are flowing from my thoughts to the screen, but how many neurons are firing and how many muscles are contracting and releasing....

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