Magic and Alchemy!?
Hi there, my name is James Tripp - I'm a guy that helps people make changes in their lives, both in terms of their experiences and results, and this is my website.
To begin with, I have a simple message for you...
...you have incredible power to shape and create your life, beyond anything that you may have imagined.
You can do alchemy - transforming who you are being, how you are showing up and how you are engaging with life.
You can do magic - creating positive and generative difference in the world around you.
And the two are intimately related.
Whoever you have been being, whatever you have been doing - whatever your habitual patterns of experience, response, behaviour and results, you can shake it up, change it up and get very cool differences occurring.
Now, as you read those words you may already be totally on board with the message. You may also be rolling your eyes with cynicism and thinking "yeh, yeh... I've heard all that schtick before". If it is the latter, I get you. I really do.
The self-development world is full of people making grand claims and looking to make a fast buck. As an unregulated 'market' (which has both it's upsides and downsides) this is unsurprising.
But there are some things that cannot be ignored here:
1. As human beings we can and do, by our very nature, bring ourselves to bear upon the world in ways that go way beyond every other lifeform on this planet (and this is not without it's shadow side). We are 'difference-makers' extraordinaire!
2. It is in our nature to transcend our natural limitations (as I write this I am with my family in Santa Monica, CA - we flew to the US even though we were all born without wings). We can also transcend and refine our natural impulses and tendencies to be more effective in the world.
3. Human beings are inherently developmental - we have the capacity learn grow and change profoundly by our very nature.
So if you want to get different experiences and results in your life, if you want more fulfilment and greater influence over how life unfolds, you can get that... but it will take some work.
Now you may slump at this point - 'work'. If you do then there is a good chance that you are hoping for some kind of quick fix or 'secret formula' (there is no one secret formula that will work for you, but there are many that you can make work). I'm not going to say that this site or my services are not for you if you are in this place, but I am going to say that a neediness for easy wins is a barrier to self change and life change.
On the flip side, if you recognise that work is something that can be inherently rewarding and fulfilling to engage with, you are well placed to effect huge transformational changes.
If you are here it is my hope that you will find much of value in the information I share, the perspectives I offer and perhaps in the services I provide (if that is a direction you choose to move in).
James Tripp is an internationally recognised and respected personal adaptedness coach, generative hypnotist and teacher of self-mastery, hypnosis and influential communication.
Coming from a diverse background including philosophy, music, martial arts, movement culture and NLP, James is also the developer of the critically acclaimed Hypnosis Without Trance approach to hypnosis.
Beyond working with private clients (issue specific change work and developmental coaching), James has run workshops internationally and his London and UK workshops typically draw students from around the world.
"James, James, James... I want to let you know how much I appreciate your work. I am an NLP and Hypnosis Trainer (US and UK) with a 30 year history in the field, and quite frankly, when I look around the 'academic and professional hypnosis community', I see more bullshit than substance.
It is refreshing to see you at your art... and your great language utilization is as natural as it is effective. You are a member of an elite circle... you are the real deal."
Michael Watson - International Trainer of Hypnosis and NLP
"Unlike some other coaches (and I know a lot), he has developed the knack of switching attention to the aspects of life that REALLY inspire and excite you, as a unique individual. A session that may perhaps have started on a rather flat note builds into a beautiful, rhythmic tune… and finally to a glorious crescendo of energy and motivation.
Wrapped into that effortless-looking process is a huge amount of skill and experience. I unhesitatingly recommend James and his work.”
Judy Rees – X-Ray Listener and Co-Author of Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds
“I have worked professionally as an agent of change for twelve years, done thousands of client sessions and read several hundred books on Psychology, NLP and Hypnosis...
James gave me several useful nuances that I am using in my daily work, and his ideas have inspired me to develop some useful modifications, experiments and techniques of my own. Strongly recommended!”
Jørgen Rasmussen – Author of Provocative Hypnosis and Provocative Suggestions
“I thoroughly recommend spending some time in [James'] company. He knows many things, has the flexibility of an NLPer (a good one) the intent of a hypnotist (a good one) and the manners of a true gent.
He will bend you in two with his mind.”
Anthony Jacquin – Hypnotist, International Trainer and author of Reality is Plastic
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
R. Buckminster Fuller
The one-to-one work I do falls broadly into two categories - Issue Specific Changework and Deep Developmental Work.
Deep Developmental Work
This work is offered via two formats - the Going Beyond Yourself Intensive and Ongoing Developmental Coaching.
Whichever format you choose we begin with Yin Path Work - learning to wake up from (or wake up to) our illusions of self and reality and thus free ourselves from the restrictions of who we have been in the past.
The work progresses (the rate will depend upon the individual ) to Yang Path Work - recreating yourself and your experience of the world so as to livefrom a place of powerful generative influence (generating seemingly magical results).
Life is Chaos...
...a ceaseless cascade of infinite and interconnected variables unfolding across multiple simultaneous planes (physical, biological, cultural, social, psychological etc. etc.).
From out of this unfolding chaos, stuff and states-of-affairs emerge - experiences, relationships, businesses, works of art, music, technologies, social movements, historical events, memes and much much more.
And then there is you!
Apart from the chaos and yet a part of it all at the same time. So how do you engage with it? How do you dance with it? How do you create with it with art, lightness and joy?
The answers to these questions dictate the quality and impact of your being in the world, as well as the quality and impact of the differences your participation brings.
This may seem poetic, but there is pragmatism behind the poetry. Most people, to a greater or lesser extent, struggle with life, trying to bring the chaos under 'control'. They try to impose simplistic cause and effect models to what actuality consists in complexity and emergence. It's a suckers game that cannot be won. The unfolding cannot be tamed. Others, sensing this, just yield and allow themselves to get swept along and washed away but life's tides. But there is a third way - creatively and expressively surfing the Chaos Wave.
Any surfer knows that they cannot control the wave - the wave is as it is... dynamic in its unfolding. Try to control the wave or deny the nature of it and they wipe out. Refuse to engage with the wave and they are just pushed around, clinging to their board ending up who knows where and in what state.
So we want to surf the wave - creatively and generatively. It requires sensitivity, understanding and the 'right touch'. It requires letting go of the need to control but in turn connecting with subtler and more powerful forms of engagement.
The work we undertake is ultimately about connecting with this way of being. The perfect result an effortless ongoing creation of a fulfilling and rewarding life, from both the inside out and outside in (of course, we are human, so as good as we get we will still 'wipe out' from time to time).
The Going Beyond Yourself Personal Intensive is all about the most important first principles in connecting with this way of being and engaging - The Yin Path. The Ongoing Developmental Work begins in the same place but enables progression beyond into Yang Path Work.
The Yin Path - Invest in Loss
The Yin Path is about waking up from the everyday trances that have been running our lives.
In Taijiquan training there is an expression: 'in order to profit, you must invest in loss'. This means letting go of cherished ideas and patterns of response and engagement that have been holding you back.
Some of these will be obvious to you - you will be able to see clearly the things that are not working so well for you in how you are doing life. Others will not - they will lie hidden or seem innocuous or irrelevant.
So with this intensive we are all about going beyond yourself - letting go of the rocks that have been weighing you down and freeing you to connect with your deeper, lighter more creative potential.
The Yang Path - Create Yourself To Create Your Life
Where The Yin Path has us awake from old, limiting trances, the Yang Path has us create a new and empowering repertoire of trances (performance states) that serve us as creators of our lives.
Who is this for?
We are living in transitional times. As I write this one in seven of the UK workforce is now self employed - individuals carving out their destiny as captains of their own ships in changing technological, cultural and economic waters. And for those who remain in traditional employment the game is changing fast - stay fresh and ahead of the curve or get wiped out. We all need to find our own paths increatively and generativey engaging with the world, such as we meet the needs of both ourselves and those around us in terms of health, wealth and relationships. The world is moving and we must move too.
Through my work across the years I've seen people transforming their lives and waking up to new possibilities and ways of being on multiple levels. I've seen 'worker drones' transforming themselves into business creators, shaping their own destinies. Musicians and performers overcome limitations that have held them back. Professionals of all sorts transcend procrastination and fear of failure. And all manner of people transcend all manner of perceived limitations.
A professional poker player I worked with learned to bring more authenticity and presence into his connections and relationships. A Record Producer re-booted his career and took his artist development expertise to a whole other level. A PR Consultant breathed new life into her business after taking time away to raise her children. A Managing Director (with over 1000 people under his charge) overcame a growing problem with anxiety and panic attacks and regained his strength and grounding... just a few of many possible examples.
There are hidden 'rules of engagement' to these transitional times (very different from those inculcated through conventional education)... new demands upon us in terms of how we must engage if we are to fully participate and thrive. You may already feeling this and be looking to get ahead of the curve, or you may just be fascinated with the magic of non-linear generative engagement.
Each persons Personal Intensive is different, depending on where they are at in relation to currently embodying the principles of generative engagement and with regard to their own persona patterning. The purpose of the intensive is to connect you more deeply with yourself at your best as a 'generative operator' in your life.
Once again, if you would like to connect with me about a Going Beyond Yourself Personal Intensive, please do contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know something of where you and what it is you are looking to create, transform or achieve.
What is the work like?
This work is about meaningful personal evolution/transformation and real-world results. It is for those who understand that they can learn, change and grow in profound ways and who are willing to immerse themselves fully in that process.
To work with me in this context, a willingness to 'invest in loss' (let go of old ideas, addictions to control, patterns of engagement), and a desire to radically transform your engagement with life are requirements for the process
With these in place, you are powerful and what you will learn/how you will change is powerful - switch on, take ownership, engage fully and apply what you learn and your life will transform.
Every Going Beyond Yourself Personal Intensive is a creative and generative connection between two intelligent systems (you and I) within which I will be showing up 100% committed to your personal embodiment of principles, understandings and patterns of engagement that will enhance your ability to create enriching experiences and results in your life.
With this work my heart and focus will be with serving you and not necessarily pleasing you. We may end up doing some pretty deep work and I will be certainly be challenging the foundations of your reality - this is my side of the business. Immersing yourself in the processes, explorations and engagements with an intention to get rich transformation from them is your side of the business (although I will be there to coach you on that too).
This work is for those who know they intend to make good use of it. As such commitment is a prerequisite upon commencement. There are no refunds available should you - for whatever reason - choose to quit.
Going Beyond Yourself - A Personal Transformative Intensive
Going Beyond Yourself is a two day personal intensive geared toward transcending limiting belief/identity structures and counterproductive 'trances of engagement'. The two days are spent together in 'realspace' (not online) exploring your key operational beliefs, self concept and habitual patterns of engagement in relation to the Principles of Generative Engagement.
The objective is to loosen off your unconsciously created, reactive self and connect you more deeply with self-as-creator in both a pragmatic and magical sense.
As a result of this intensive you will find yourself embodying a new range of options regarding generative and fulfilling engagement with life.
We spend two days together (the location can be anywhere in the world... arranged to best suit your needs) immersed in the principles of generative engagement and exploring your existing patterns in relation to these.
We will evaluate and disrupt personal patterns that are not optimally serving you and invite the deep intelligence of your entire system of being to recreate those patterns along better adapted (to the life you want to create) lines.
The 'pillars' it is based upon are:
- 'Creative, generative engagement with life.
- Increase personal acuity and understanding (becoming a better witness to your own unconscious processes so as you can come to master them more deeply.
- Disrupting specific habituated patterns as and where useful
If you are interested in engaging with this work, please contact me on email@example.com and let me know what it is that appeals to you about it, where you are at currently in your life and what differences you would like to be making in terms of your engagement and results.
The fee for a Going Beyond Yourself Intensive is £3000 for private individuals or £6000 for corporate. Additional travel and accommodation expenses may be incurred dependent upon location.
Most importantly, aside from the fee, you will also be investing your time, openess and willingness to step beyond yourself - this is what this work is all about so please ready yourself fully to engage.
If you are interested in personal changework or coaching (either issue specific or developmental) you can message via the contact form at the bottom of this page.