Category Archives: Paul McKenna and Me

Matthew Wingett’s account of the transformational process that happened when I met Paul McKenna.

Paul McKenna and Me 12: Phobia Day, Part 2

The thing about phobias is that they can be of anything. And the other thing about phobias is that you can’t fake not having one. If anyone has ever wondered whether at least some of NLP and hypnosis works, then … Continue reading

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Paul McKenna and Me 11: Phobia Day, Part 1

One of the events that had been trailed throughout the whole length of the course was the event known as Phobia Day. I had seen footage of the day on the Paul McKenna showreel on the net.  People handling snakes, … Continue reading

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Paul McKenna and Me 10: Take-Off

On the very first day of the NLP Practitioner course, Hazel had gone up on stage with Richard Bandler, and had her bad memory removed.  We had spoken about it later.  She could still remember the bad memory, but the … Continue reading

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Paul McKenna and Me 9: Constellation

The day went a darn sight better after that encounter with Roy. But I still felt as if I wasn’t quite in my body. Later in the day, I was sitting in the audience when Paul was discussing a particular … Continue reading

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Paul McKenna and Me 8: The Filters of Perception

The confusion I felt on that day continued into the evening.  The night floated by like a dream, and I felt a sense of dislocation from my body, as if I was newly fitted into this flesh, and didn’t quite … Continue reading

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Paul McKenna and Me 7: Confusion Is The Doorway To New Understanding

I returned to the NLP session in the afternoon, and continued feeling pretty much overwhelmed.  Richard was demonstrating different techniques of hypnosis in the afternoon, and I sat in my chair like a zombie.  People moved around me during the … Continue reading

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Paul McKenna and Me 6: Birthday Tears

I sat there on the stage as Paul continued to move fast.  He asked me, while I was in this strangely heightened state, to run a series of visualisations.  In one, he told me to pick a writer that I … Continue reading

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Paul McKenna and Me 5: Birthday

By the time I got to the Ibis Hotel on my birthday, I had a really strong sense of expectation going through my body.  I was wired, and I wasn’t sure why. A friend had given me a little cake … Continue reading

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Paul McKenna and Me 4: Laughter and Dreams

The effect of the training was cumulative over the days of the Practitioner course.  One of the things that Paul McKenna would do with us in the morning was to get us all to laugh heartily.  It was fascinating watching … Continue reading

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Paul McKenna and Me 3: Trance Journey

And so the training commenced, each day usually following a similar pattern:  Richard Bandler frequently taking the stage in the morning and regaling us with stories that were outlandish, but just feasible.  Tales of schizophrenics cured by meeting them in … Continue reading

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