Chris and Linzi Meaden are a husband and wife team who study and learn directly from the Masters in the fields of Psychology, Neuroscience and Personal Development, including Dr Richard Bandler, Paul McKenna and Dr Ronald Ruden.
As an experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Master, Havening Techniques® Practitioner and Coach, I have developed my own style of working with clients and each session is unique as you are. My private clinic is in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent and I also work with clients via Skype and at other locations by request.
By being a great multi-tasker, I am also Chris’ wife and manager and look after his busy diary, appointments, calls and enquiries too.
Reminds me of the saying “behind every great man……………!”
If you really want something, you will find a WAY. If you don't, you will find an EXCUSE...
How A Spider Changed My Life…!
Dr Richard Bandler co-creator of NLP & Top Hypnotist
My background is in Human Resources and whilst I was introduced to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) back in the 1990’s when I worked for Mazda HQ, I have since discovered by learning directly with the co-creator Dr Richard Bandler, that there are lots of variations of NLP that are either over-complicated or watered down. That’s why I’ve made a commitment to learning only (where possible) from the creators and experts themselves.
Two company changes later… In 2008, I asked the HR Director if I could attend Dr Bandler’s and Paul McKenna’s NLP Practitioner Course. I was told, in no uncertain terms, that learning NLP was really difficult and would take years and years of studying!
…I quit my job a week later and went on the course! It was another one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.
Paul worked with me as a ‘demo’ subject on stage to clear my life-long fear of spiders. About 45 minutes later I was holding Cruella the Tarantula and my response to spiders has been different ever since.
This was proof enough for me that NLP works! It’s not therapy. Paul didn’t wave a magic wand! I learnt how to run my own mind. I was willing to learn and take personal responsibility for myself. I learnt how to change my belief, remove my fear/phobia and how to put myself in a better mindset. I learnt that the only person I could rely on in future, is me!
Paul McKenna Phd Best Selling Self-Help Author
…And this is the same for you. Learning how to be in control of you, changing how you think, how you feel and therefore what you do, is the most life-changing skill you’ll ever learn.
You are freeing your mind, breaking down barriers, making your own choices and decisions and living in the moment.
Now who doesn’t want that?
Hypnotherapy or Hypnosis is an application of NLP and allows us to make positive changes at a subconscious level. Just by giving yourself the time and the chance to switch off or quieten down that busy head of yours, you are allowing yourself to re-programme your mind only in a way that’s right and appropriate for you.
What School Taught Me (and it wasn’t what they wanted!)
Dr Steven Ruden and Dr Ron Ruden
When I was at school, I remember that whilst I was very good at art, I was told I had to learn in a way that met certain criteria. I wasn’t allowed to be completely creative and free, learn from my mistakes and make my own decisions.
I couldn’t wait to leave school and college and start work. The only university I’ve ever enrolled in, is this one………The University of Life.
Every moment of every day there is something to learn, something to be grateful for, something to forget and something to enjoy.
Being Curious and Willing to Learn, Opens Up Opportunities
In clinic, my ultimate aim is to help clients free themselves and equip themselves with a new set of skills to use to enhance their lives further. Personally, both Chris and I find that talk therapies, counselling, CBT and psychotherapy are less effective and whilst they may be helpful for many, more often than not we hear the opposite. Of course that’s just going by our own experience and what we hear from our clients and it’s for you to make your own mind up.
In 2012, Chris and I were at the Change Your Life seminar with Paul McKenna and Dr Bandler. It was here that we saw Paul demo-ing a revolutionary technique called Amygdala Depotentiation Therapy (aka The Havening Techniques®) designed to remove encoded traumas, fears, distressing memories and so much more. This method had previously been brought to our attention by our talented mentor, Steve Crabb, who works closely with Paul and we’d already been testing it on ourselves. By this time, we were beginning to really question what this was all about.
In May 2013, we were fortunate enough to have been invited as Paul’s guests to attend the First Ever Training Conference with 100 fellow Coaches, Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Doctors. Never before has my brain been so fascinated by science!
Two very intense days of learning and practising this new method directly with the creator himself, Dr Ronald Ruden, and our Havening journey had begun. It was here that we also met the talented Tony Burgess who is now the Head of Havening Techniques® Training for UK and Europe.
Science Exams, volumes of Case-Studies, Session Reviews and continued studying earned us both positions as Certified Havening Practitioners and Assistants at Dr Ruden’s trainings in UK and USA. Chris has since go on to become International Trainer of Havening Techniques® and together we will be delivering our own Trainings to fellow professionals at venues on the West Coast, USA and Dubai.
Fast forward to now and our private clinic continues to grow by demand from client referrals, private doctor referrals and online. We have much gratitude for our many courageous clients who provide video testimonials because these by themselves help others get the help they need.
Dr Richard BandlerOften referred to as 'The Father of NLP', 'The Creative Genius of NLP' and 'The Co-Creator of NLP' - Best Selling Author
Richard Bandler, a mathematician and scientist in the 1960’s (as well as a rock musician), is one of the greatest geniuses of personal change of all time. In the mid 1970’s, he challenged and changed the conventional thinking and practice in the field of pyschology with his unconventional, unique approach and genius insights into human behaviour and how the mind works. He co-invented Neuro Linguistic ProgrammingTM (NLPTM), taught and mentored Paul McKenna and catapulted him to fame. He has continued to improve and evolve the field of NLP and has also developed Design Human EngineeringTM, Persuasion EngineeringTM, Neuro-Hypnotic RepatterningTM to name a few. Dr Bandler is a consultant to many Fortune 500 Companies, Olympic Athletes, the US Military, US Intelligent Agencies and Major League Baseball teams. He has authored many books. His creations, creativity and unique genius has changed education, therapy and medicine forever. His record of helping patients (including schizophrenics) and who had been deemed incurable is unsurpassed.
Paul McKennaLeading Hypnotist, Licensed Master Trainer of NLP and Best Selling Author (non-fiction) having sold 3 million books in 3 years
Paul started out as a radio presenter, and a hypnotist on one of his shows led him into learning hypnosis. In the early years, Paul was well known for his ‘stage-hypnosis’ as entertainment but he was also seeing clients on a one to one basis, helping them to remove fears and phobias, lose weight, increase confidence etc. In the 90’s, Paul continued his learning and studied NLP with Richard Bandler. He has worked with royalty, olympic gold medallists, top business executives and entrepreneurs, and rock stars. Paul continues to help people improve their lives whether it’s through books, audio, seminars or private consultations.
John La ValleCo-Author of Persuasion Engineering (R) with Richard Bandler, Licensed Master Trainer of NLP & DHE (R) & President of the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
John is known as one of the world’s most respected corporate consultants. Together with Richard Bandler and his wife Kathleen La Valle, they train NLP Practitioners, Master Practitioners and Trainers, along with Design Human Engineers.
Kathleen La ValleLicensed Master Trainer of NLP & DHE (R)
Michael NeillLicensed Master Trainer of NLP, Internationally Renowned Success Coach & Best Selling Author
Steve CrabbLicensed Master Trainer of NLP, Head Assistant to Dr Bandler & Paul McKenna, Life Coach & Clinical Hypnotherapist
Tina TaylorLicensed Master Trainer of NLP, Head Assistant to Dr Bandler & Paul McKenna & Clinical Hypnotherapist
Anders PiperLicensed Master Trainer of NLP and previous Apprentice with Dr Bandler
Ali CampbellCelebrity Life Coach, Hypnotist & Author
Global Ambassador & Faciliator for The Havening Techniques