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About Holly Kobayashi

Holly Kobayashi is an NLP and Hypnotherapy Trainer, Health Coach and Occupational Therapist at The Mind Spa and has helped hundreds of people to reduce or stop illness and pain and become healthy. For more information about Holly’s one-to- one health coaching or her workshops look at or for more information about Holly’s general therapy, coaching and personal development packages visit The Mind Spa is also on and

Presentation: The Flower Of Health


Good health comes from much more than good genetics.

The elements that contribute to health can be grouped into six categories: Balance; Self-Awareness; Relationships; Physical; Healthy Behaviours; and Purpose.

In this Health workshop Holly will help you explore some health related Self-Awareness techniques that you can easily learn and continue to use after the workshop.

Having been trained by some of the best NLP Health specialists – Robert Dilts, Susie Smith, Kris and Tim Halbom, Holly has been given permission to share these techniques with you to help spread good health around the world.

Presentation: Beginning Clean Language

Image courtesy of Lars Thomsen

Image courtesy of Lars Thomsen

Are you . . .
Hitting a brick wall?
Drawing a blank?
Overcoming hurdles?
Buzzing with excitement?

We think and express ourselves in metaphor in practically every conversation and because it happens so naturally, we rarely realise it.

By exploring your internal metaphors you can find it much easier to truly understand and motivate yourself. By connecting with other people’s metaphors you can enrich your communication.

This technique is successfully used by psychotherapists, business people, coaches, educators, parents, health professionals and many others.

It opens a door to a new way of thinking about how people’s minds actually work.

Holly ran a Clean Language workshop at the last Change Camp, and found that people need a much more basic introduction which she is going to facilitate this time. The workshop will help attendees start to understand how powerful metaphors are in our thinking and how we can use them to help us communicate and develop.

Note: In the Change Camp main hall you can see Holly’s display of Clean Language case studies, with pictures and stories of people’s metaphoric and real changes.

Presentation: Clean Language and Metaphors

Image courtesy of h.koppdelaney

Image courtesy of h.koppdelaney

At its most basic level David Grove’s Clean Language is a set of questions which direct a person’s attention to important aspects of their experience.

At a deeper level, even one of these questions asked at the right moment can create interesting new insights or awareness of new possibilities. And when the new insights are explored the result can be profound.

With these questions many people find themselves thinking extraordinary new ideas they’ve never considered before. The questions invite people to consider their experience from different perspectives.

What I love about it most is that people can discover their ability to generate new, powerful and useful ideas to help themselves.

In Clean Language it is beneficial to focus attention on the metaphors people use naturally to describe their experience. Metaphors generally operate at an unconscious level and by paying attention to them, people can gain access to a deeper level of experience.

This workshop will give you the chance to explore your goals or your most useful states using metaphor. You will have the opportunity to draw your metaphor if that feels right for you.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

  • Client-centred ‘clean questions’ that keep out the practitioners ‘model of the world’.
  • Self generated metaphors to gain valuable insight into yourself, your problems and goals.
  • Understanding of how powerful metaphors can be.
  • A way to help people feel understood and gain new perspectives.
  • A reliable method for helping people to achieve their desired outcomes by discovering their own inner resources.

Holly is the owner of The Mind Spa, providing detoxing and nourishing treatments for the mind. She is a Master of NLP, Hypnotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Yoga Teacher, as well as working with adults, Holly works with children and teenagers. She says ‘what I love most about change work is how empowering it is for the client. How by choosing the right techniques I can enable people to get a shift in their perspective, start to discover their inner resources and ways they can help themselves.’