24.–26. September 2021 Vienna, Austria

Provocative ChangeWorks™

A Seminar with Nick Kemp

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Provocative ChangeWorks™

A Seminar with Nick Kemp


September 24th, 2021: Anxiety Masterclass
This workshop explores how to identify and resolve anxiety problems. I will be sharing all my insights about how to use the PCW model to produce effective and long-lasting results for clients. Here is some of what will be included on the day

  • Identifying what is anxiety?
  • The importance of working with process rather than focusing on content
  • Use of the voice tempo exercise to resolve anxiety issues
  • Using PCW stances to create new behaviours for the client
  • Common myths around treating anxiety
  • The importance of ongoing psychoeducation in assisting with client change
  • How to use client notes to accelerate client change
  • Metaphorical explorations and working content free in client sessions
  • 1 – 1 work with Nick (limited availability)
September 25th, 2021: Addictions, Compulsions and Problem Behaviours
Here is some of what will be included in this training
  • What are addictions and compulsions?
  • Common myths in treating these conditions
  • The importance of working with process rather than focusing on content
  • Use of the voice tempo exercise to resolve anxiety issues
  • Using PCW stances to create new behaviours for the client
  • How to use the client’s sensory engagement to positive effect
  • The importance on getting and maintaining client attention
  • Case studies on working with these conditions
  • Creating a feedback loop for effective client change
September 26th, 2021: How to build the Best Relationships for a Happy Life
Here is some of what will be covered
  • How every relationship is a trade of some kind
  • What makes for a good relationship?
  • Case studies of working with relationship problems
  • Using PCW stances to creates new thinking and feeling
  • Metaphorical elicitations and challenges
  • 1 – 1 opportunity to work with Nick (limited availability)
  • Using fractionation to generate more useful behaviours

These trainings are highly interactive, and the focus is on producing real life results for clients. Nick will be sharing his insights from working with clients in clinic sessions as well as from trainings in USA, Europe and Asia. Attendance of previous live PCW sessions or on the PCW Dev platform is useful, but not essential in booking on this training. This 3-day training counts as a credit to full PCW practitioner certification.
The workshop is credited as a training course for LSB, mediators and as special seminar for the NLP&NLPt-Professional Master Practitioner diploma course.

Nick Kemp

Nick Kemp has been involved in communication and training for over thirty years.
In 1980s he worked in sales and marketing running a number of highly successful startup multi million pound businesses in the UK.
In 2000 he began to run trainings for the business and personal development.

The common theme throughout his all work is “problem solving” and “creative solutions” whether this is in a business, coaching, training or therapeutic context.

In 2005 Nick started developing the Provocative Change Works (PCW) model to communication and has used this approach to work with international athletes, TV personalities, medics and creative artists. The inspiration for the PCW model of communication came from Nick’s extensive work with Frank Farrelly the creator of Provocative Therapy.

“My own “Provocative Change” approach would never have been possible without my years of training with Frank Farrelly and our countless discussions. Frank rarely explained anything at his seminars, unless the audience asked good questions. And that was also quite rare!”
Nick Kemp

Nick’s Private Therapy and coaching services can be found: www.nickkemptraining.com

Nick Kemp
Provocative Changeworks
About "PCW"

Provocative Change Works™ consists of three approaches to shift clients from “a stuck state” to a more fluid state, allowing for greater freedom and choice. This conversational way of working requires the practitioner to pay close attention to client responses, whilst maintaining their own excellent state control

These three approaches are:

  • Provoking or stimulating client responses by verbal and non verbal interactions
  • Using non-specific or indirect Hypnosis and metaphor explorations – to create “fluid states” for the client. Eliciting and challenging metaphors
  • Time Framing - Promoting new ways of moving through time and space

The practitioner deliberately provokes (calls forth responses from) the client by adopting different discrete stances, which stimulate the client into new ways of thinking and feeling. The practitioner seeks out resistances in the client and then approaches most what the client seeks to avoid in the discussion, and identifies the client’s “blind spots”, using a great deal of humour and by working in an improvised manner. This means “running suggestions up the flagpole” and seeing if the client responds. The practitioner creates the movement in the session and can be talking for large sections of the interaction which is very different to many other talk therapy approaches. Great use is made of “sensory rich language”, and the full expression of this, to engage the client, and thus take them on a journey outside their existing beliefs and experience, to a new sense of freedom.

Many witnessing this style of working can be initially quite surprised at the amount of energy, fun and honesty that results from this approach. This makes the client session very much like any interaction between old friends where each person may interrupt the other, tease the other, wander off the point and behave in other ways which typify such encounters. This apparent freedom is of course underpinned by all the ethical and professional principles of good clinical practice. The benefit of this is that one can have warm caring and human interactions, which enables the client to find their own solutions from a new and useful state.

More about PCW: provocativechangeworks.com

Frank Farrelli

“Psychotherapy is surprisingly monotonous: sometimes is the mother and sometimes is the father to blame. This is a modern perspective on psychotherapy!”
Frank Farrelly during a therapy session

Frank was dissatisfied with the low efficiency in working with schizophrenia patients and began to look for new approaches to their treatment. And found his “Provocative Therapy”! This ingenious and unusual method has shown excellent results even in advanced cases of mental disorders.

Nick Kemp, disciple and follower of Frank Farrelly, introduced an improved and teachable model of “Provocative Change” (Provocative Change Works™), which proved to be excellent as a method for solving a wide range of customer problems in therapy, training, coaching, mediation, sports, business and personal development.

Frank Farrelly


Nina Ray Coach, NLP-Practitioner
Ron Windauer, MSc NLP-Trainer, Mediator, Coach
DI Dr. Leila Kathai NLP-Practitioner

Joseph Kao Clinical Hypnotherapist
Doug O'Brien NLP-Trainer, Certified Hypnotherapist
Margret Mara Hypnotherapist, Coach


... and a few more written testimonials ...
Provocative intervention is a great tool and very universally applicable not only as a mediator, coach and therapist but also as a leader, negotiator, dad and much more!!
Paul LangLSB, Mediator, Coach entertainmind.at
Very exciting how quickly provocative interventions can change emotions ... I have not laughed so much for a long time! Thank you!
Amalia GhitaLSB, Human Energizer hypnose-unterstuetzung.at
... from my practice: Clients laugh heartily after a successful "provocative intervention" and think that this is exactly why they appreciate me as a coach and come to me!
A really great work tool!
Mag. Catharine ReichelLSB, Mediator, Coach ichcoachdich.net
Nick Kemp ... what a guy! This is something! It helps people get rid of the phobias they have had for 34 years. They heard about him at the BBC and offered to work live every week. And he did it! People called and he worked with them. They were so excited on the radio because they made calls ... the shields lit up like a Christmas tree.
There was one girl ... he worked with her to help get rid of a phobia. She was scared by birds, any birds. Somewhere near her. Any bird for 34 years. Her husband said: 'All this is true.' She needed to get rid of this. And Nick helped. He asked: 'Are you sure you want to get rid of this phobia now?' He performed the therapy and then led her out into the street and cameramen followed them with cameras. And they showed it to the audience ... she fed the pigeons. And her husband said: 'It's surreal, it's unbelievable.' It may not be true, but it is. The BBC wanted him every day until the end of his life, but he said: 'No, no, no, once a week is good.' If you are interested in NLP and provocative therapy, you can read his materials on the Internet. What a guy ... What a guy ... He has a heart of 144 carat gold!
Frank FarrellyPsychiatrist, Creator of Provocative Therapy
Nick Kemp modeled two different simple processes that are part of his toolkit for provocatively working with anxiety and other strong emotions, which I found extremely useful when working with clients.
He also modeled various models in Frank Farrelly's Provocative Therapy to make it easy to learn. In addition, he is everything you can wish to see in a colleague as accessible, creative, ready to discuss ideas and learn, as well as teach.
Steve AndreasAmerican Writer and Psychiatrist specializing in NLP
I was very pleased to attend Nick's first course, Provocative Change, in Leeds. Prior to this, I seriously studied provocative therapy and saw how Frank works one-on-one with clients and was amazed at the level of expertise demonstrated on stage. I was delighted to see that thanks to his modeling skills, Nick Kemp was able to get the model of provocative therapy in full. I watched Nick communicate with his clients. He is the embodiment of Frank's humor, ingenuity, skill and flexibility. I suspect anyone who is familiar with Frank Farrelly's work style will feel a tingling sensation in his spine as he watches Nick work. His experience and dedication to detail make him one of the best change trainers and therapists in the UK.
Andrew T. AustinClinical Hypnotherapist, Neurolinguist, Author