*Office is located in TRS Professional Suites, additional office available in Park Slope, Brooklyn
About Doug O'Brien
Doug O'Brien (Certified Hypnotherapist).
Doug O'Brien is internationally recognized as an expert in Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Havening.
He can show you how to use those powerful tools to overcome fears, reduce your stress, or create new positive habits.
As a Hypnotherapist he worked with Dr. Oz to help create the Department of Complimentary Medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
He served as a "Master Trainer" in Tony Robbins's organization, teaching others to become coaches. Now as a peak-performance coach Doug works with a wide range of individuals from rodeo bull riders to Manhattan CEOs and Broadway actors.
Doug is the Author of "The User's Guide to Sleight of Mouth, "
"Step Up to Mastery with E.A.S.E., " and creates healing recordings of hypnotic inductions and music.
Doug O'Brien Coaching
Overcome fears and reduce stress
Eliminate bad habits and create new beneficial ones
Reach your goals and maximize your potential
Hypnosis, NLP, Havening… whatever the method, we get results. Wondering whether this could really work for you? Pick up the phone and call. (Or email me if you prefer) I'm happy to discuss your particular situation and see if this would be right for you or not. If you're reading this you probably already know that hypnosis works really well for any number of issues. Now, when you add NLP and Havening, the possibilities are virtually limitless. The call is free. The change to your life could be priceless. Call/Write now.
Initial Private Session
Regular Private Session
How to Transform Conflict With NLP
A Special One-day Training with International Mediator and NLP Master Practitioner Aldo CIVICO. The one-day training will be taught by NLP Master Practitioner Aldo Civico, a lecturer in conflict resolution at Columbia University. Aldo has 25 years of experience in international conflict resolution, and has honed his skills working in armed conflict and violent urban areas from Colombia to Syria, from the Western Balkans to the United States. He has facilitated cease fire negotiations with terrorist groups in Colombia, and is now training top executives as well as celebrities to acquire the conflict resolution skills that effective leaders use to lead complex organizations.
Whether in the work place or at home, conflicts are part of our daily experience.
Conflicts are also a source of anxiety, uncertainty and stress that can at times can be even overwhelming.
But it doesn't have to be like that!
How would you like to feel confident and assertive when experiencing a conflict?
How would you like to be more in control of your emotions and be able to understand how you can resolve or even transform a conflict?
It can be done, if you learn how to master some of the easy yet powerful strategies offered by NLP.
In this one-day training, you will learn how to apply some of NLP principles and techniques to your personal conflicts in order to strengthen your problem-solving and effective communication skills.
In particular, you will learn to:
How to use fundamental NLP principles and techniques, even if you have not taken a formal training in NLP.
How to master your emotion and keep confident also in the eye of the storm without having to make unfavorable concessions.
How to build rapport with others in a safe and empowering way.
How to stay cooperative in the midst of conflict and serve your needs.
How to communicate more effectively to guide a conflict towards resolution.
As a result of taking this one-day training you will:
Learn easy yet powerful strategies to resolve conflicts.
Experience conflict as an opportunity to upgrade the quality of your relations.
Improve the quality of your performance.
Be more confident and assertive.
Increase your capacity to have a positive influence on others.
An NLP Approach to Conflict Resolution
An Introductory Evening with ALDO CIVICO
An Introductory Evening with ALDO CIVICO
Aldo Civico is an NLP Master Practitioner and an Advanced Hypnosis Master Practitioner.
He is the founding partner of The Civico Group and a lecturer in conflict resolution at Columbia University in the City of New York. An experienced negotiator, he is the author of The Para-State. An Ethnography of Colombia's Death Squads (University of California Press)
International mediator and NLP Master practitioner Aldo Civico will share principles and techniques that he has been using in 25 years of work in international conflict resolution
contributing to ceasefire negotiations, peace processes and peacebuilding efforts in hot spots around the world.
The techniques and principles that Aldo has been using effectively when sitting down
with members of terrorist groups, gangs, but also executives in the corporate world, can be easily learned and applied by everyone in dealing with conflict in the workplace, in your community and at home.
In this introductory evening, Aldo will show:
How to deal with conflict in an empowering way.
How to communicate more effectively.
How active and artful listening can be transformative.
Intro to Neo-Ericksonian Hypnosis
Come see Neo-Ericksonian Hypnosis in real live demos. Maybe even participate first hand.
Hypnosis Demonstrated - Come see for yourself.
What is it about Ericksonian Hypnosis that is so unique, so powerful and so important?
Why, then, are we calling what we do "Neo-Ericksonian" hypnosis? What's the difference? Is it better? More uniquely powerful?
Most importantly, What can it do for YOU?
Find out first hand.
This evening Doug O'Brien will be not only talking about Neo-Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, he'll be demonstrating.
You will be able to witness, first hand, this form of Hypnosis in action. Perhaps you will even be chosen to participate as the demonstration subject.
In addition, Doug will also be teaching a method of SELF-HYPNOSIS to everyone in attendance.
This method alone has changed countless lives.
Hurry though. The room can only comfortably hold 20 people and if you don't make a reservation, you may not get in.
PS. When you realize that you want to sign up for the entire 6-Day certification Seminar, the cost of tonight's intro will be applied to your early tuition rate.
Sleight of Mouth Live!
Master the art of conversational belief change
Master the art of Sleight of Mouth
Sleight of Mouth is an essential skill for therapists and coaches as well as for salespeople because, really, everyone is in the business of persuasion. Think about it, whether you are attempting to persuade your client to adopt a healthier way of living, a customer to sign up for your services, or trying to get your teenager to accept your values over those of the drug pusher on the corner, your ability to persuade may be your most important asset. Some people* say that with Sleight of Mouth you can: "Win Every Argument, Conquer Every Negotiation, Close Every Sale, And Eliminate All Objections…" (-*Dr. Harlan Kilstein of Positive Changes, Florida)
What is Sleight of Mouth?
Sleight of Mouth is a persuasion skill
a vehicle for the reframing of beliefs. It is a system of 14 different patterns of response to a stated belief. A system that, once mastered, can allow you to always have a response that will effectively elucidate your position and help you to persuade rather than be persuaded. Simply put, it will help you win any argument, be verbally powerful and powerfully verbal. "Sleight of Mouth" is an NLP persuasion skill that has been the secret weapon for some NLP giants over the years. "This is the stuff Tony Robbins does on stage but never teaches." – sales manager for Robbins Research International
Sleight of Mouth is also the skill of choice for Sales Teams all over the world. WHY?
Sleight of Mouth is beautifully conversational.
Because no one wants to "be sold."
They are afraid of making a mistake in a purchase. And just when you think they're going to say yes, they come up with an objection you were unprepared for. And chances are, the sale is lost.
Most salespeople are happy if they close at a 20 to 40% rate.
But what if your sales closed at an 80-90% rate? Or your copy converted 17% or more? You know what that would do for your bottom line?
With Sleight of Mouth, you can be sure that at least one of its 14 patterns will fit every single objection you will find in persuasion.
For some people you may only need to use one line. For others, it may take two or three lines until their defenses begin to crumble. And when that happens…you've closed the sale or won the argument.
It's just a matter of knowing which pattern to use at the right time.
And that's what this Sleight of Mouth training is all about. It's about making these patterns intuitive and automatic so you'll know what to say so the person will close the sale themselves.
And if you use these in sales, negotiations, or in print, you'll see your conversion rates skyrocket.
It reminds me of a story…
There are two distinct forms of Japanese martial arts. In Karate, you use brute force, chops, punches, and kicks, to subdue your opponent.
To be really good in Karate, you need to be in great shape and have lots of energy.
But there's another form of martial arts that is lesser known.
It's called Aikido. In this form, you take all of your opponent's energy and use it against them. Here, you don't need to be in great shape. In fact, an aging grandmother who knows Aikido can render a mugger harmless with one hand.
Sleight of Mouth is Verbal Aikido
Here's what a past attendee said:
"Doug O'Brien is a master teacher, offering skills that will have a huge impact on your life. He has a wonderful way of making the complex easy for people to grasp." – Nancy Raimondo, Unlimited Resources, Bayside, NY
You will be Simply Unstoppable
You owe it to yourself to discover the power of this Verbal Aikido as you begin to close more sales, persuade more people, and turn all of your "no's" into "yes's".
It all begins when you register now. Go ahead, invest in yourself
Early Bird Paid Prior to June 1st$399.00
When Paid Prior to June 10th$445.00
Regular Tuition Only$495.00
Neo-Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Training
A six-day Hypnotherapy Certification course. Tuition: $995, and you can save money by signing up early and paying in advance. NOTE: Enrolled in the NLP Certification? Ask us about our student discounts.
Imagine. Learn Powerful and Lucrative New Hypnotherapy Skills in Just Three Weekends!
Join Us in Manhattan for Doug O'Brien's Neo-Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Training.
This class is presented in a three-weekend format that will cover all material needed to qualify for certification as a Hypnotherapist and will focus particularly on Milton Erickson's methods of Hypnotherapy. The class is challenging and demanding, yet fun and inspiring at the same time.
Here's just some of what you will learn:
The healing power of Therapeutic Metaphors
Metafives: How to supercharge your Metaphors
How to create Instant Rapport
Formal Induction techniques
How to read body language
Direct and Indirect Suggestions
The power of embedded commands and how they can work for you when all else fails
How to get, keep and grow happy clients
In these three "powerful and information-packed" weekends you will develop skills to achieve all the success you (and your clients) desire!
And with at least one-third of the class time dedicated to practice, you will experience firsthand how it feels to help and be helped through hypnosis.
As part of the course you will also receive:
An extensive manual featuring Hypnosis scripts and Language patterns.
An NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis reading list
Sample promotional materials and business helpers if you're interested in becoming a practicing hypnotherapist.
AND this class qualifies you to be certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the American Board of Hypnotherapy!
Storytelling from the Outside Inn
Unleash your inner Story Teller! March 18 and 19, 2017 join Nick Kemp and Doug O'Brien in New York for…
In March, Nick Kemp and Doug O'Brien will present our ever popular "Stories From the Outside Inn" seminar in the United States.
It will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 18 & 19, from 10 AM to 6 PM. This is a story telling workshop. It is about how to write and how to deliver good stories effectively. This is a workshop for Corporate CEOs and this is a a workshop for Kindergarten teachers. This is a workshop for therapists and a workshop for salesmen. This workshop will help anybody get better at what they do because it will help you be a more effective communicator. It is fun. It is action packed. It is muti-media and chock full of invaluable learning and experience.
Discover how to write and tell YOUR story well – with fun and impact!
Sign up for out New York City class now!
This is some of what will be included in the full weekend:
Your Telling Tales - Tuition" $399 Early Bird - Prior to Feb 1st $345 Reviewer's Rate $200. TUITION: $450.00 at the door. (Only $399 if paid online.) "They say that everyone has a story to tell, and in this two day workshop, full of learning and laughter, Nick and Doug drew out wonderful stories from every single participant. The weekend is relevant to everyone, whether you're new to writing stories or a seasoned author; whether public speaking makes you anxious or excited. I've come home with a new understanding of what works well and how to make it even better and I can't wait to practice my new skills. A master class from two expert communicators." – Jane James
The language of storytelling in change work
The power of voice and tonality in exquisite communication
Three classic Story arcs to help shape your stories in a compelling way
Creating and using metaphors
Neo Ericksonian language patterning
Principles of improv
Intro to The Havening Techniques®
Watch demonstrations of Havening; experience it for yourself
Saturday February 4th
Watch demonstrations of Havening; experience it for yourself 6:00 – 7:30 pm TRS Suites, Manhattan
Ira Scott and Doug O'Brien, certified Havening Trainers
Come find out about Havening.
See it in action with live demonstrations. Discover how you can use it in your practice with you clients. See how you can use it with yourself.
When an event or experience is perceived as traumatic or very stressful it becomes immutably encoded, often with life altering consequences.
However, recent research from the field of neuroscience has shown us how it's possible to modify this encoding. The Havening Techniques™ is a method which is designed to change the brain to de-traumatize the memory and permanently remove its negative effects from both our psyche and body. As part of its protocol The Havening Techniques™ uses the sensory input of human touch as a therapeutic tool which we have identified as Havening Touch®.
Tonight we will describe how this works and demonstrate it in action.
Prepare to be impressed. You might even be amazed. It really works amazingly well and perhaps needs to be seen to be believed.
Paul McKenna PhD :
Havening, also known as Amygdala Depotentiation Therapy (ADT) is going to change the face of therapy across the world. What used to take months to cure can now be done in minutes in most cases: PTSD, trauma, pain, depression and many more disorders. The initial study recently completed by King's College London shows the remarkable effectiveness of this extraordinary set of processes. This is not to be confused with other psycho-sensory techniques, TFT, EMDR, etc. Whilst they are very good, Havening is light years ahead. If you want to be an excellent therapist, you can't afford not to learn this breakthrough approach.
Essentials of NLP
with Doug O'Brien and Special Guests
Essentials of NLP
One weekend only Saturday and Sunday November 5 & 6 all at a special introductory rate
Learn a ton about NLP and some amazing, life changing techniques you can use on yourself and others in Just One Weekend.
Note: This is also your opportunity to see if the NLP Certification class is for you.
This class is the first weekend of the NLP Practitioner Certification Class and thus, if you choose to continue with the rest of the class, the tuition of this weekend will be deducted from the remain
Just Some of What You Will Learn
Basic Assumptions & Theory
Representation Systems The Structure of Human Thought
Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, representation Systems
Calibration Eye-Accessing Cues
Matching: Voice, Posture, Key Words, Gestures, Metaphors, Pacing and Leading
Well Formedness Conditions for Outcomes (How to get what you want)
Join us in September, be Certified by March (Seven weekends including Sleight of Mouth!)
The NLP Master Practitioner Certification
Training builds upon the NLP patterns you learned in the NLP Coach Practitioner Certification Training and presents the advanced principles underlying the change process.
The training will take you beyond remedial behavioral changes to the more generative transformation of beliefs and identity.
DO you want to take your NLP skills and understanding to the next level and become a better, even more effective person?
This program incorporates new techniques, exercises and advanced language patterns enabling you to be a more capable and effective person than ever before. You will be confident communicating with people in any circumstance.
Because, once you've learned basic NLP Practitioner skills, you're ready is to move on to the Master Practitioner Training.
Come to increase and refine your already developed skills and integrate NLP elegantly into your personal and professional life. Participating in this program will help you be more consistently successful with the NLP skills you've already learned. It will also teach you how to create personal and professional change at the higher neuro-logical levels of beliefs and identity. Personal breakthroughs are a part of every training weekend.
Join us for what you will find to be a richly rewarding journey of transformation. Some of the advanced skills and techniques you will be learning include:
Physiology of Excellence
Time Line Elicitation and Utilization
Sleight of Mouth
Presupposition Identification and Utilization
Logical Level Alignment
The Allergy Technique
and much, much more
Prerequisite: An NLP Practitioner Training that meets the guidelines of the Society of NLP
Program Benefits: The benefits of gaining the mastery level NLP are many.
You already know that NLP assists you in creating more of what you want in life. Our accelerated format will provide you with the tools to change beliefs and identity in addition to modeling the deeper structure of human patterning. A major focus of the Master Practitioner Training is understanding the structure of experience— it's about learning how to learn and develop new models for yourself. There is no limit to what you can create for yourself once you understand "how you and others work." This heightened awareness takes you to new levels of understanding and behaving. We welcome you to join us to become more responsive and alive, creating the opportunities that draw you towards your own compelling future.
Neo-Ericksonian Hypnosis Practice Group
Become the best damn hypnotist you can – 4th Wednesday Night Practice Group. Open to graduates of Doug's NLP or Hypnosis trainings or students who have received similar training from other reputable training centers. Tuition $20
Join us for our regular on-going Hypnosis Practice Group and become the best damn hypnotist you can be!
Usually we meet on the 4th Wednesday evening of each month as a standard rule, and this month we're meeting on Wednesday May 24th.
Each meeting will focus on something new or in need of practice so we can improve our skills and expand our range.
We'll watch videos of Milton Erickson in action and take the time to dissect them and really learn from them. You'll learn and share new techniques. We'll swap scripts. We'll swap books and other media. Above all, we'll PRACTICE and get GOOD.
NLP Practitioner Certification
with Doug O'Brien and Special Guests; Who else want to get paid $300 an hour to work with professional athletes, Broadway actors and rock stars and have them singing your praises afterward?
I'm humbled to say that this describes my life as an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner.
As an NLP coach, I've also worked with everyone from Presidents of corporations to drug addicts and schizophrenics… and some times that's the same person!
It's not just a job. It's fun, challenging and fulfilling. I set my own hours, I don't have to answer to a boss, and I travel the world as a trainer.
Best yet, I can teach you how to do it too.
Sign up for this year's NLP Practitioner Certification Class and change your life.
Here are the dates
seven weekends over seven months: Nov. 5 & 6, Dec. 3 & 4, 2016; Jan. 7 & 8, Feb. 4 & 5, Mar. 4 & 5, April 8 & 9, 2017 (an additional weekend will be added either in May or somewhere in the middle of the schedule)
It's not easy, but you can do it. Just ask our past participants.
A full fledged NLP Certification course is challenging, requiring an investment of time and effort on your part. Are you up to it?
OK, it's fun, but is it worth the time and money?
Getting certified in NLP via the official Society of NLP is thousands of dollars less than other certifications that qualify you to work with people, but it is still a real investment. Is it worth it?
Here's just some of what you will learn:
When you invest in yourself you are investing in your own future.
When you take this class you'll see what so many people worldwide have found… that NLP truly provides you with ALL the tools you need to make your life the Masterpiece you deserve.
Foundation & Core NLP Skills
Basic Assumptions & Theory
The Structure of Human Thought, Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Submodalities, Synesthesias
Deletion, Distortion, Generalization And the 11 Classic Meta Model Patterns Presuppositions, The Advice Pattern, As-If Frame Context Reframing, Meaning Reframing, Hypnotic Language Patterns (Milton Model), Patterns of Negation, Conversational Postulates, Quotes Pattern, 'Yes' Sets, Linkage & Patterns of Causation, Non-Referring Noun Phrases
The Classic NLP Patterns
Responding Resourcefully to Criticism
Physiology of Excellence
Reframing an Inner Voice
Circle of Excellence
Neuro-Logical Level Alignment
New Behavior Generator
Conflict Integration (Visual Squash)
Visual Swish Patterns
Kinesthetic Swish Patterns
Fast Phobia Technique
Double-Dissociation Phobia Technique
21 Question Outcome Frame
The Canyon Technique
And the Best of the New!
Original Techniques Available Only From us
The Cloud Technique
The Mountain Technique
The Digital-Into-Analog Pattern
The Little Red Wagon Synesthesia Pattern
The Advanced Future Pace
The Headache Pattern
Collapse Anchor on Chunk Size
Join us this October and be certified by April. Put the power of NLP to work for you. The time is NOW.
Where: Classes to be held at the TRS suites, 40 Exchange Place, New York City
When: Saturday/Sundays 10AM–6PM;
Nov. 5 & 6, Dec. 3 & 4, 2016; Jan. 7 & 8, Feb. 4 & 5, Mar. 4 & 5, April 8 & 9, 2017 (an additional weekend will be added either in May or somewhere in the middle of the schedule)
Investment: Only $3,495.00 (the Value? Priceless) [see below for how you can save money by signing up early]
To register: Call or Email Doug O'Brien and Associates
Center for NLP and Hypnosis 718-768-4098; Doug@Ericksonian.com
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.