Author Archives: Tracey Hutchinson

About Tracey Hutchinson

Following a long career in the public sector, Tracey now runs her own development and training consultancy. Much of her work is informed by positive psychology; helping people become happier and more productive. As a Business Psychologist and Master NLP Practitioner, she uses a range of techniques to help clients build resilience, hope, self-confidence/efficacy, and an optimistic way of viewing challenges. This work is based on the research that has evidenced that people with higher measurements of all of these elements will flourish and be able to deal with problems in their life more easily.

Presentation: Introduction To Happy Brain ™


In this session, Tracey Hutchinson will introduce you to your brain in thrive drive – when it is most able to relax and respond helpfully to whatever life throws at you. You’ll get to supercharge your thrive drive using play, creativity and NLP

Happy Brain™ is a simple model based on 3 principles:

  • Simplicity of neuro-biological systems of the reptilian brain
  • Resilience of self-managing emotional states
  • Clarity of thinking and brain aim

It is endorsed by Dr. Richard Bandler (co-creator of NLP) as both an introduction to NLP and also as a specialist application of NLP: “Happy Brain does what NLP should be, keeping it powerful and simple.”

In this hands on, practical, fun workshop you will develop take-away skills (with the underpinning knowledge) to boost your thrive drive.

So, now you’re wondering how much fun you’ll have at Change Camp, and how much you’ll learn about your Happy Brain™, book your place at this workshop and join the adventure.

Presentation: Equine Facilitated Development

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Image courtesy of úlfhams_víkingur

If I told you that working alongside a horse could help you change your life, would you believe me?

Non judgemental, horses are extraordinarily responsive to human emotions and states of mind and are experts of knowing when we’re not being genuine.

In working alongside horses, people gain confidence and insight by discovering within themselves the qualities the horse is so good at eliciting.

Participants report an increase in confidence, improved communication skills and a developed ability to set healthy boundaries.

Horses can also help address personal and professional development; explore goals and direction and help you manage difficult relationships.

This session will explain more about how equine facilitated development works and you are invited to come on a journey to find out more about these soulful, spiritual creatures whilst exploring your own questions in life – who knows what you might find?

Sadly, there won’t be a horse present, so please don’t be put off if you know nothing about horses, or are a bit wary of them!

Presentation: Creating Resilience

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‘Do you ever wonder how people bounce back easily from set backs?

Usually, they have a high level of resilience – the ability to deal with pressure, staying focused and positive. People deal with stress in many different ways and some aspects are connected to your personality, but there are are many aspects which you can learn about and develop.

In these times of seeming unending change, would you like to improve your resilience to the ups and downs of life?

Would you like to learn how to develop a positive upward spiral, no matter what your circumstances?Then this workshop is for you!

Using proven techniques which are very easy to use where ever you are, this workshop will help you get back that spring in your step and feel the benefits in every part of your life.’

Presentation: Choosing your Perspective

Have you ever wondered what your life would look like from another view point? What would you do differently if you could see things differently? This creativity workshop from Life Clubs ( will give you the opportunity to explore life through a new perspective and find exciting solutions to problems.

This is one of fifty workshops created by Nina Grunfield, author of The Big Book of Me and Daily Telegraph columnist. All of the workshops are based on the Life Clubs Puzzle of Life and run across the UK with one in Durham, Newcastle and Hexham.

Tracey will be introducing this event at Change Camp. Tracey is described by her friends and colleagues as one of the most positive people they know. Having worked in the public sector all of her career, latterly as a Learning and Development Manager specialising in People Development, she has vast experience of helping people develop and grow in challenging environments.  Currently studying for an MSc in Business Psychology, Tracey now combines her training and experience as a coach to inspire positive change for people and organisations.

‘when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change’