Alastair Prentice

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Alastair Prentice is a Licensed Trainer of NLP ( Society of NLP), a John Grinder Certified New-Code NLP Trainer and a Specialist Practitioner of NHR (Neuro-Hypnotic Repatterning).

He is considered one of the foremost experts on Ericksonian Hypnosis in Japan having completed Advanced training at the Milton Erickson Foundation in Phoenix and he continues to be mentored by and to assist Dr Stephen Gilligan (one of the premier teachers and practitioners of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and a long term direct student of Dr Erickson ) .

Alastairs trainings are dynamic, interactive and challenging, and designed to guide participants through their own “ heros journey” from basic competence through to eventual mastery of the core skills and patterns of changework and personal evolution.

He is also a Hypnotherapist and an NLP Coach specializing in training in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Ericksonian Hypnosis, and Generative Coaching. He has trained and mentored extensively with some of the foremost therapists in the world of NLP , Solution Focused Brief Coaching/Therapy and Hypnosis including NLP co-founders Dr John Grinder ( New Code NLP) and Dr Richard Bandler ( NLP, NHR ), Stephen Gilligan Ph.D , Robert Dilts, Jeffrey Zeig, and Bill O’Hanlon.

Since 2006 Alastair has mentored with and assisted Dr. Grinder with his teaching and training in Japan (NLP Teachers Training , NLP Coaching Certification ,) and he is a guest NLP Trainer for the Japan Academy of NLP , one of the few training organisations recognised and endorsed by the co-founder of NLP. He also teaches the popular Basic Competence Course in Ericksonian Hypnosis at the Academy.

Alastair completed the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Intensive Training in Brief Hypnotic Psychotherapy to Advanced level in 2004 and has been training and undertaking supervision work in Generative Hypnotherapy and Self -Relations with Stephen Gilligan Ph.D regularly since 2005 . Since 2007 he has sponsored *Stephen Gilligan Ph.D for his training and workshops in Japan, and he assists Dr. Gilligan with his courses in Ericksonian Hypnosis and ” Generative Coaching in Japan.

He has taught workshops in NLP Communication Skills and Hypnosis to post-graduate clinical psychology students at Ochanomizu Womens’ University in Tokyo and NLP Workshops at the Graduate School of Life Sciences at Osaka University organized by Profesor Keichi Miyata. He is a member and has also given workshops on NLP Approaches and Hypnosis for the Japan Society of Hypnosis. He is also a member of Brief-Net Japan.

Since 2007 he has been teaching NLP and Hypnosis on Intensive Yoga Teachers Training Programmes in Tokyo and Bali, ( Yoga and Aikido are also part of his long term practices ) as both an accelerated learning tool and as a way to navigate more generative states of awareness and personal congruence. He has recently been designing and delivering a mentorship programme for the teaching faculty there. He also designs and delivers trainings for organizations and businesses , as well as and giving direct coaching to executives, athletes, and anyone looking to optimize their performance and results at the highest levels.

Alastair has a deep interest in the rituals and practices of Amazonian Shamanism in Peru and has traveled there to learn and appreciate these complex technologies of altering consciousness, accessing deep trance states and entering into states of healing, learning and transformation. He sees these traditions and technologies as complementary to Milton Ericksons work ( Erickson was considered as a Shaman and “wounded healer” by many) and sees them as advanced practices all with the intention of “responding to a call to awaken into full human consciousness” , enabling a more full understanding of ” generative trance” and discovering ways to facilitate effective change for oneself and others.


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