Therapeutic NLP - Answers - Sessions


Having a NLP Session

Are you registered?

Yes. My registration is with the Canadian Professional Counseling Association (CPCA) as a Registered Professional Counsellor Candidate(RPCc). Most extended health insurance plans will cover my fee. Please check with your insurance provider. If they don't, please let me know as the CPCA will advocate for inclusion of my fees under their insurance plan.

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How do I pick the right NLP practitioner for me?

The successful practice of NLP is dependent on making the client feel absolutely and completely comfortable in their skin. If from the moment you meet an individual they feel slimy then most likely your session won’t go as well as you hoped because you will be concerned with trusting the work the practitioner does. If on the other hand the person makes you feel normal, and at ease, this person will have success with working on you. The successful practice requires the practitioner to be able to put people at ease so that they can create brain change.


Do you use Hypnosis? Or does NLP use Hypnosis?

Yes and no. I use something called "Hypnotic Languaging." Hypnotic Languaging requires the use of hypnotic language patterns. A sample of ahypnotic language pattern is:A pacing statement, a pacing statement, followed by a leading statement. You can use as many pacing statements (like 9) before the leading statement. The pacing statements prime the brain into a suggestible state. A pacing statement tells the listener something they already know like: "The TVs are over there." and the there is a huge sign saying "TVs" where the person is pointing. A leading statement tells the listener something they don't know but can agree on and is directive like " and you will notice you are getting sleepy." When the brain hears at least 2 things it already knows and agrees on, it will automatically agree to the 3rd statement. Although there's a little bit more to this, Hypnosis follows this pattern.

I use hypnotic languaging to have my clients relax while I'm working with them. This means, I don't repeat the language pattern over and over again together to get someone from a waking state to a deep trans state. I use a little bit to make them relax and experience what I ask them to imagine viscerally. Not to manipulate or influence them, or make cluck like a chicken. And, I try and keep people very close to fully conscious until the last half an hour of the session in which I tell them what to do to raise their trans level immediately after the session. You have my word on this.

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Why does it take 21 days to process information from your session?

It actually take 21 days for your brain to build new neurons. What we are doing in a session is taking information that you have stored on the left side of your brain that you processed with a much younger version of your logical brain (your brain completes development around the age of 21.) and teaching it to the right side of your brain. The right side of your brain allows you to process more than one option. This effect takes 21 days to fully take place so that both sides of your brain process this information and allow you to make a full brain decision on the original pieces of information.

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How can I see you if I don’t live in Vancouver?

I do many sessions over Skype and phone. In this case you will need a private room with a comfortable chair blocked off from distractions. You will need to make sure you have snacks prepared. Any distractions or individuals will need to know you are unavailable to them for the time of the session which can be up to 13 hours.

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How can I make an appointment with you?

Contact Tracy directly at 604-442-8657 or email me

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How do I know it works?

I offer my personal guarantee and I will work with you until you until the work we do does work. During the session I will test each learning/adjustment we add to your brain to make sure it works and we are getting the desired effects. During the first hour, I’ll will be assessing whether I can work with your particular issues and if I need to send you home with some exercises to better prepare you for a session with me. This form of NLP is what cured my PTSD and is why I am such a strong supporter of this technology.

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What do I do after the session?

After the session you want to go on with your life the way you were before the session. As the processing time goes on you will notice subtle changes first that will grow and amount to huge changes in the way you think, act and experience the situations in your life. During the processing time (it takes your brain 21 days to build new neuro-pathways) most people say they experience a last hurrah of sorts. If you do, your are urged to call me so that you don't suffer through any emotional pain. Read my aftercare manual suggestions. You can download a copy here.

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Does it work?

Yes! Magically so! For many years people have disregarded the placebo effect. The placebo effect accounts for 30% of success in experiments. The placebo effect is the mind's ability to fix itself. Which is what we're stimulating in NLP. Many of the technologies that I use and teach have very recently become part of our evidenced based society. And, NLP was build upon (tried, tested and built upon) this evidenced based society. If you have questions about my processes, and require the biological evidence for my work, let me know and I can furnish you with this research.

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How long is a session?

A session starts at 10am Pacific and completes when your issues are resolved. The longest client session I’ve had was 13 hours and the shortest was 2 hours. On average sessions are about 5 hours in length. Plan to be here, wear comfortable clothes, bring snacks, and tell people you are not available. You most likely will want to take care of yourself after the session and not have to rush off. Make sure you don’t have plans after the session. For 2 days after a session you might tired and irritable, so you might want to make sure you have that time for yourself.

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What is the cost of a session?

Currently the rate for a session is $875. If you have extended medical insurance, it might cover some or all of my fee. You need to check your insurance policy for "counseling by a counselor."

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What is a session like?

A really good conversation. We sit, we eat, and we talk... and then I get you to imagine a couple things for me and we talk more about what you imagined. This is a pretty superficial account for what happens during a session. There is brain games, slight of mouth, reframing, hypnosis, conscious-unconscious conversations, hemospheric and brain lobe analysis and physiological(content-context) discovery... but that's just a little of what I'm doing during our conversation while making you feel comfortable.


Are you registered?

Yes. My registration is with the Canadian Professional Counseling Association (CPCA) as a Registered Professional Counsellor Candidate(RPCc). Most extended health insurance plans will cover my fee. Please check with your insurance provider. If they don't, please let me know as the CPCA will advocate for inclusion of my fees under their insurance plan.

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How long is the processing time for the session?

Officially the processing time is 3 weeks (21 days) for the NLP portion of the session and up to one year for the constellations/family ancestry portion of the session.

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What happens during a NLP session?

It depends... most of it depends on you and what you want to achieve during a session. My clients tend to be in the midst of great change in their lives. Usually they are in the middle of a developmental window (90% are plus/minus 2 years around the decade mark or around the 35 saturn returns point) and experiencing great unwanted emotional pain (like anxiety, phobias or depression). Some have brain injuries, PTSD, have been exposed to trauma, memory difficulties and even learning disabilities. Some of have experienced horrors others feel stuck and are trying to figure out how move forward. They all are experiencing unwanted effects, and the work that I do provides them with relief.

In any case I will check what your brain is doing and not doing and let you know. I will ask you about about your issues or changes since the injury, trauma or other changes in your life. I will provide you with exercises that you can do to stimulate your brain, provide you with information regarding brain nutrician and I will help you create permanent pattern of change that will change the way you feel about yourself and your entire outlook of life. The spill over effect will be tremendous and change in everything in your life for the better.

Sessions tend to be easy going conversations and you won't notice anything different than having a conversation with a realy good friend. My job is to make you feel comfortable expressing who you are. By the time we're done you will feel fully heard, tired, and lighter. During the time we're together, I will ask you many questions about what you tell me. As we progress through the session I will shift the conversation and start dircting you to things I'm curious about and I will ask you to do a number of exercises for me as we explore your unconscious mind and interact with it.

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Is there something I can do to prepare for a session?

Yes, a couple of things.

1.) One of the most important things you can do to prepare for a session is make sure you are well rested when you show up. If you are having trouble sleeping before you come in for a session make sure you contact me (Tracy) and I’ll give you some helpful hints to make sleeping easier. (604-442-TNLP)

2.) The next thing you can do is make a list of everything that is not working or not working as well as you would like in every area of your life. Don’t worry about the length of this list - you can’t do this wrong. Bring this list to the appointment because I will need to see your physiological responses to the items on the list.

3.) Make sure that the two days following your appointment are stress free; Make sure you are not learning something new. Make sure you can avoid conflict and rest if you need. During this time, people report they are more irritable than usual and being able to get a lot of rest helps them through this processes.

We tend to hold memories in common with people and things. When a relationship breaks up or a person dies we experience pain related to not being able to access those memories in common. Any time a person goes through a memory change they experience a grieving response. Participating in this type of NLP session is no different.

4.) Ask your biological family about family secrets, immigration, addictions, diseases, early deaths (even miscarriages and abortions) if you are close enough to them.

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How long do I have to keep coming for sessions?

Most people come for a single session - once. If there is something hidden I may suggest a follow up appointment regarding what we find. If you have PTSD or experienced a serious childhood trauma, you can expect to come in three (2-3) times over a 6 month period of time. Many people, come in once and then will come back a year later for an extra boost.

Individuals with head trauma or learning disabilities may come in for an assessment-type appointment and exercises. As a result of the nature of these types of appointment these individuals may come for more than 3 appointments and can happen over a different time period. These appointments are 2 hours in length and involve testing and recommendation of exercises. These appointments are $300. Follow up appointments are determined at the discretion and progress of the client.

Coming to a therapist for a single session seems unheard of. However, we are doing quite a bit more than talking about your issues in this session. We will unpacking the original traumatic memeory and locating the origin of the memory in your brain. Adn, we can do this, without causing you physical and emotional discomfort. Then we will create and present new information to the opposite side of your brain for it to use in accessing the old painful memory perminantly altering the way you percieve new information for the better. Over time, your experience will get progressively better.

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How old is your oldest and youngest client?

My oldest client so far has been 75 but the studies suggest we can still make brain changes well into a person’s 80’s. There is the old adage use it or loose it - well this works for the brain. If you have an injury and you don’t exercise your brain properly after to regain the function that was lost, you can permanently loose it. It is imperative that you physically exercise your brain, eat right for your brain, and then give it puzzles that exercise the thinking parts otherwise you are bound to loose those abilities.

My youngest client has been 15 however, I don’t and will not work on a developing brain. I will guide and assess a brain under 21, and if a child has experienced trauma, I will work with that child and help them come up with alternative perceptions but I refuse to change it through NLP. A child doesn’t have full function of their brain until 21 and they can’t say yes or no because the child doesn’t have the life experience behind them yet to make a well informed decision or choice.

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How will I know it will be effective?

Well, if I can’t work with you I will send you away in a hour free of charge with exercises to do and tell you what you need to reach before making an appointment with me again. During the session you will check out (be able to viscerally feel) the changes we’re making and if there is something else you want or if we need to correct something, we will.

Since NLP is a representation-based therapy people who aren't in control of their own representations would not be a good candidates for this therapy. So an example of being able to control your representation is; if I ask you to imagine a picture can you move that picture in your mind closer and farther from you?

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