Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

What is NLP?

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is one of the most powerful tools ever made available for personal change / transformation, peak performance and achieving excellence. NLP has become what is probably the most comprehensive synthesis of modern psychological, mental and physiological knowledge around today. It is a collection of practical strategies, techniques and modelling which are easy to apply and extremely powerful in use. Often NLP is described as the science of success as it is based on decades of research on the study of excellence. Ostara’s approach further melds NLP with wellness, organisational development, leadership strategies and change management. Ostara both trains these scarce and powerful NLP skills and also adds exponential value through NLP-based coaching. Most importantly NLP delivers results and makes change happen in a sustainable way for you.

NLP breaks down into three distinct parts:

  • Neuro: Which covers what ‘goes on’ in both the brain and in the nervous system. This refers to the thinking patterns that make up the mental aspect of our strategies. Ostara train and coach in how to create or model the thinking patterns for excellence and change.
  • Linguistic: Refers to the way in which we use words and how this affects our perceptions of, and relationship with, the external world. This includes both our internal dialogue (self-talk) and how we communicate with others (i.e. through our words, voice, physiology and actions). Ostara teaches and coaches you on how to strengthen internal dialogue and improve the quality of your external qualification.
  • Programming: Is an interactive process, which allows us to make very precise choices about the way in which we think, feel and speak. The programmes that we run are our strategies for getting results in all areas of life and work. Ostara teaches and coaches you on how to change your programmes so you get rid of the barriers that prevent you from achieving the full success that you deserve.


NLP will help create a clear and strong vision for you, your team and/or your organisation. It sets motivating goals, aligned to your vision, in a way that makes them compelling and achievable so you take massive positive action. It assists in getting rid of the barriers, conflicts, obstacles or perceived limitations that are holding you back. It gives you full mastery of your emotions and provides the most advanced communication skills available. If you want to model the best in your field it provides methods to achieve this. At the same time, it ensures you set the highest standards for yourself, your team and/or your organisation.

NLP Works

A large proportion of Fortune500 and FTSE250 companies use NLP to train and coach personnel including executives, senior managers, sales personnel and staff development at all levels. Athletes who have achieved the highest successes in recent years, in a range of sports, have used NLP improve their skills, develop their mental toughness and to model / recreate their best performances. Many of the great artists and performers have used NLP to both build on their talents and to provide them with advanced strategies for performance delivery. Individuals in every walk of life have benefited from NLP in pretty much every aspect of their life.

What can NLP help with?

The uses for NLP training and coaching are too great to be able to do justice in a list. Some of the areas are:
 Corporate: organisational change; team building and team dynamics; inspirational leadership; building powerful teams; leadership; personal development; improved recruitment and training; sales and marketing; improved employee engagement; improved productivity
 Personal: personal transformation; improving emotional control; eliminating disempowering beliefs, limiting decisions and negativity; setting and achieving goals; negotiating and influencing; becoming a master communicator; being successful; understanding others; confidence; resilience; modelling success; financial freedom; improved relationships
 Performance: achieving a peak performance and an excellence mind-set; coaching; public speaking
 Health and Vitality: overcoming chronic pain issues; fitness; anxiety disorders (including panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder); therapy; behavioural issues


What is Hypnosis?

People have been entering hypnotic-type trances for thousands and thousands of years through, for example, various forms of meditation. The scientific conception of hypnotism was born in the late 1700s.

Hypnosis is powerful way to access a person’s subconscious mind directly. Normally, you are only aware of the thought processes in your conscious mind. Your conscious mind, however, is always working hand-in-hand with your subconscious mind, the unconscious part of your mind that does your “behind the scenes” thinking. Your subconscious mind accesses the vast reservoir of information and takes care of all the things you do automatically. Your subconscious also processes the physical information your body receives. In short, your subconscious mind is the real brains behind the operation – it does most of your thinking, and it decides a lot of what you do. The deep relaxation and focusing exercises of hypnotism work to calm and subdue the conscious mind so that it takes a less active role in your thinking process. In this state, you’re still aware of what’s going on, but your conscious mind takes a backseat to your subconscious mind. Effectively, this allows you and the hypnotist to work directly with the subconscious. This is where you make change happen. It is as if the hypnotism process opens a ‘control panel’ inside your brain and this way transformation and sustained changes can be made.

Ostara both trains these scarce and powerful hypnosis skills and also incorporate hypnosis into its coaching programmes if desired by the client. Most importantly hypnosis delivers results and makes change happen in a sustainable way for you.

Hypnosis works

With Hypnosis you can tap into real power to create change. It has now been used for hundreds of years to deliver change and transformation. In a personal setting hypnosis can get rid of unhelpful habits, to conquer fears, to heal, preserve learning from the past and assist you in achieving your goals. In the performing arts it can get rid of barriers such as stage fright or anxiety. Athletes will find hypnosis useful to improve their performance and improve their success. Leaders and corporate clients will benefit from improved confidence and decision making amongst many other benefits. Alternatively, you can simply use and learn self-hypnosis as a powerful way to relax and quieten the mind.

What can hypnosis help with?

 To work with others to allow them to integrate their long-desired changes at a deep level
 To reduce or eliminate stress
 To combat long-standing issues like smoking or over-eating
 To combine it with NLP to maximise your ability to deliver change
 To improve your ability to learn easily and effortlessly by using the subconscious mind
 To make changes in your life that are sustained over the long-term
 To improve the power of your communication, negotiation, influence and sales
 To access your vast resources at an unconscious level to improve your motivation and performance
 To get rid of unhelpful habits

Timeline Therapy™ (TLT)

What is Time Line TherapyTM?

Time Line TherapyTM (also known as Creating Your Future) is one of the most powerful tools for personal change and transformation to emerge from the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). The “Time Line” refers to your unconscious storage of time. Your memories and past experiences will be stored in relation to time within your mind. Often specific memories or collections of them will be linked to overly active negative emotions (e.g. sadness, anger, guilt, fear, hurt, etc.) or limiting decisions/beliefs (e.g. I am my own worst enemy, I will never win, the past will repeat itself, etc.). These negative emotions and limiting decisions/beliefs can prevent you from having what you deserve in life: they get in the way of you being your best, performing at your peak and living a life of excellence. Time Line TherapyTM provides the ability to get rid of our negative emotions and limiting decisions/beliefs in a powerful and quick manner. The ‘Time Line” can also be used to put compelling goals into your future so you have a huge motivation toward them. Ostara both teaches Time Line TherapyTM and uses it within its coaching. Time Line TherapyTM can be used as a standalone coaching process or in conjunction with a Personal Breakthrough Session.

Time Line Therapy works

With Time Line Therapy you can rid yourself of the emotional ‘baggage’ of the past and create the compelling future you deserve. In a personal setting Time Line Therapy can get rid of self-sabotaging mental chatter and negative emotions / beliefs plus set goals which will lead to an even more satisfying life where your contribution is maximised. It can get rid of barriers such as anxiety and fear of failure, provide focus to for goals and prevent over or negative reaction to event. Senior Leaders and Executives will see benefits in embedding lessons learnt from the past and greater confidence in the future, whether it is to grow, innovate or achieve more. Alternatively, you can simply use and learn Time Line Therapy to lead a happier and more fulfilling life.

What can Time Line Therapy help with?

 Getting rid of old negative emotions that may be holding you back
 Enabling you for the future by getting rid of beliefs and decisions which may be holding you back
 Creating a compelling future for you with clear goals
 Dealing with and getting over significant emotional events
 Conquering fear and anxiety
 Peak performance and excellence
 Mental toughness and improved emotional control
 Eliminating chronic health issues
 Dealing with depression or inappropriate anger towards others or yourself
 Exponential leap in performance
 Preventing overreaction to events and situations
 Improved relationships and teamwork

Psycho Sensory Techniques and Principles (Psy-TAP)

What is Psy-TAP?

Physo Sensory Techniques and Principles (Psy-TAP) is a blending of:

Principles of engineering

Quantum theory

Communication in all its forms

Epistemology (how is that done?)

An understanding of human systems such as neuroscience and biomechanics

Curiosity and open-minded scepticism

It works on the principle that we are electrical and chemical beings and generate fields not only at a microcellular level but also at higher levels in our bodies. Our Heartfield is one such example.  We used to believe that the smallest thing in the universe was an atom; made up of protons, neutrons and electrons. We then discovered sub-atomic particles like quarks and leptons. Now we have an understanding that below this, everything is vibrational. If we can create change at this level then anything is possible.

Vibrational energy is information, which can be codified and manipulated. Information carries around the human system by neurotransmitters, and also energy systems by meridians. When these systems are in lineated or ‘in-form’, we are well and when they are delineated or ‘de-formed’ we present problems sometimes physical, sometimes emotional and sometimes both. Psy-TAP provides the tools and techniques to return the system to an optimal ‘in-form’ and lineated state.

Psy-TAP Works

Created and founded by Kevin Laye; Psy-TAP is a blend of techniques which are rapid in their application and highly effective at either totally stopping or allowing a client to get control of a negative emotion or state.
The techniques are fast and powerful and do not require a belief for them to work and their effectiveness is under-pinned by neuroscience and neurobiology.

What is Psy-TAP used for?

Psy-TAP practitioners (of which there are less than 300 world-wide) have a Kaizen 'continuous improvement' philosophy. The interventions and techniques are uses are developing all the time and achieving remarkable and lasting change. They can be used to:
• Stop and control anger and rage within 1 second.
• Stop the ability to worry, ruminate and catastrophise instantly
• Control a panic attack, fear and anxiety within in seconds.
• Stop inappropriate feelings of sadness and grief instantly
• Halt depressive thoughts in seconds
• Control stress (and never be stressed again)
• Diminish inappropriate pain within minutes
• Collapse and remove phobias and trauma within minutes
• Diminish or remove inappropriate physical pain in minutes

HeartMath™ Techniques & Technologies

What are HeartMath® Techniques & Technologies

HeartMath®  is based upon 26 years of research. There are over 300 independent peer-reviewed studies, which scientifically validate the HeartMath system of techniques and technologies.  These techniques are used worldwide by:

Business leaders, non-profits, hospitals, and health professionals that want to improve the culture of the workplace,  promote wellbeing and reduce escalating health costs.

Optimal performance centres.

Military and special forces’ personnel seeking to build resilience and reduce the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Olympic teams, sports coaches and elite athletes who want to gain a competitive advantage and optimise performance.

Police and other first responders who want to improve their personnel’s ability to prepare for, respond effectively and quickly recover from stressful incidents.

Schools, colleges, universities and youth agencies that seek to improve academic attainment, improve student behaviour and reduce the incidence of stress and anxiety.

In short, the HeartMath system is an evidence-based methodology, which is used extensively throughout the world to build stress resilience. HeartMath’s client list includes global companies such as BP, Cisco Sytems, Boeing, Unilever, and world-class educational establishments such as the Stamford Business School and the London Business School.


HeartMath Works

Stress is an unavoidable part of life. However, manageable levels of stress or challenge are not necessarily a bad thing, and in fact are necessary for growth and optimal performance. The challenges faced by business leaders in complex and sometimes rapidly changing circumstances can lead to clear thinking and decision-making, heightened energy and higher levels of performance. However, when stress piles up or reaches extreme levels, it becomes a liability rather than an asset.

At an individual level, it can chip away at performance, threaten our relationships at home and work and put our mental, spiritual, emotional and physical health in jeopardy. At an organisational level, stress-related illness creates a financial burden and affects an organisation's ability to resource adequately deliver core services and improve operational performance.

What is HeartMath used for?

The benefits of using the HeartMath Systems are many and include:

• Building personal resilience, stress tolerance and energy levels.
• Leveraging your ability to think clearly and discern appropriate solutions to problems when under pressure.
• Increase your ability to maintain situational awareness.
• Diminishing the physical symptoms of personal and professional stress such as confusion, fatigue and sleep disturbance.
• Improving reaction times and coordination.
• Improving teamwork, morale and wellbeing.
• Increasing your ability to focus, process information, solve problems and enhance creativity

Personal Breakthrough Session

What is a Personal Breakthrough Session?

A Personal Breakthrough Session is a unique and intensive one-to-one development programme specifically designed and tailored to meet and address individual concerns and needs. It focuses on finding out exactly what you want from life, who you are and what you want to be and what you want to achieve. It identifies and removes the barriers, limiting beliefs and deeply embedded behavioural strategies that may have held you back and constrained you in achieving your full potential. It sets compelling goals and embeds new resources and strategies that you can access when you need. In simple terms Personal Breakthrough Sessions are a ‘spring clean’ for the mind and can be used in any area of your life, from personal relationships, career, business development, personal development, health / well-being through to fitness and sport. It will equip you with the skills and strategies for you to move forward with a true sense of purpose, direction, self-confidence and inner-balance in all areas of your life. Breakthrough sessions use a variety of techniques that are substantially different from more traditional coaching and counselling methods. Breakthrough Sessions normally take place over a two-day period. Life will never be the same when you leave a Personal Breakthrough Session: you will achieve your dreams and goals, you will be happier, you will achieve more and be happier and more fulfilled.


What is Wellness?

In simple terms wellness is about feeling great and living well. Mindfulness, meditation and wellness are directly connected to how well someone performs. Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing that leaves you energised to seize every opportunity and deal with every challenge in life. There is a growing trend in all sectors to utilise techniques such as meditation, yoga and mindfulness trainings combined with mind-body therapies, physical exercise and advanced nutritional strategies to increase energy, reduce stress and improve health, resilience and creativity. For example, the effects of stress reduction techniques are equally dramatic on our productivity, creativity, energy and performance. That is because these tools change the way we think so dramatically that they can be measured biologically. Ostara integrates a range of wellness techniques into it training and coaching for the purpose of increasing the performance and energy of individuals, teams and organisations.

"There are people who are recognised as being particularly adept in their performance. NLP is the bridge between being jealous of these people and admiring them… it gives a third way … a set of strategies to unconsciously assimilate precisely the differences that make the difference between this genius and an average performer…. It is an accelerated learning strategy, a mapping of tacit to explicit knowledge … a program that allows you to explore one extreme of human behaviour – namely excellence."

John Grinder, Co-Creator of NLP

"Until you are willing to be confused about what you already know, what you know will never grow bigger, better, or more useful."

Milton Erickson, Father of Modern Hypnosis