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James Tripp - Blogger, Explorer, Psychonaut, Creator and Hypnosis Developer

James Tripp - Blogger, Explorer, Psychonaut, Creator and Hypnosis Developer

James Tripp - 04 June 2019

Hello and welcome to JamesTripp.co.uk

So, once again I’m in here tinkering with this site!

Truth is, I’m never happy with it as it is perpetually in ‘make-shift’ mode. But I’m at peace with that for now having decided to keep it fairly simple an to-the-point!

One day, when I have the bandwidth, I’ll scrap it and create something truly magnificent! :)

Until then…

I’m stripping the site down to bare bones and making it a simple nexus for connecting with the coaching work I do.

PLEASE NOTE: This space is about my Developmental Coaching services only - if you are looking for my work in Hypnosis Without Trance - please visit HypnosisWithoutTrance.com!

If you are looking for ‘therapy’ or issue specific changework, I no longer offer these as options, only developmental coaching (deep personal craft and technology). Come to me if ONLY you are developing yourself as ‘the great magician of your own life’ (or similar compatible metaphor).

If you are a UK Military Veteran or Veteran family member looking for assistance with getting your head right and/or transitioning to civilian life, please visit: rock2recovery.co.uk

If, however, you are looking to find out more about my Developmental Coaching philosophy, format, fees and biases, please read on/explore the site on your own terms!

“James Tripp is one of the most powerful coaches I have had the chance to work with!

It is said that when you are ready and looking for a mentor, s/he will show up for you. Last spring it was my time, to meet mine, and I enjoyed every moment of it.

Any words I could use to describe my experience with James Tripp would be too weak. And yet, it was nothing that he did TO me - he helped me uncover and manifest that which I already had inside, but I wasn’t sure if I was ‘allowed’ to uncover.”
— Cezar Cehan - Sales Trainer and Coach and Author of Heart to Heart Selling (developmental coaching client)

unique Developmental Coaching you will not get anywhere else!

I coach people who are committed to developing themselves as empowered creators in their own lives, because that is what they want. It is about deepening your personal craft for creating with life. It begins from the inside out - from inner transfromation to outer expression and engagement, measurable by impact.

My coaching is based in an approach to personal craft I call Generative Metagnoetics (an approach to using your mind to shape generative engagement with life) and grounded in principles of ‘non-lienar generative engagement’ - recognition that in life we are creating with the complex, unpredictable system dynamics in which everyday human living consists.

Put another way, my coaching is for those developing themselves as ‘the great magician in their own life’ (or similar compatible metaphor), where magic is simply…

…the ability to consistantly dance reward and fulfilment out of life!

Or the ability to get net positive resluts out most most situations, depending on how you like to look at it.

is this coaching for you?

As a base-level alignment check, please read through the following values list and check for resonance!

  • Creation

  • Leverage

  • Freedom

  • Fulfilment

  • Adaptibility/Agility

  • Exploration/Discovery

  • Responsibility/Ownership

  • Empowerment

  • Difference

If you get a sense of general resonance, we may indeed have the alignment required for fruitful work!

Beyond this, should you wish to engage me, there are three other ‘foundational requirements’ for qualifying as a client.

  1. You are committed to developing and deepening your personal power in life

  2. You are ready and willing to re-examine cherished beliefs and explore/experiment with new principles, conceptual frameworks and psycho-social technologies

  3. You understand that profound personal change brings new developmental challenges

We will also need to have a one-to-one conversation to establish that we are a good fit before any agreement is reached!

My policy is its an ‘emphatic yes or a no’ on both coach side and client side.

PLEASE NOTE! I will not coach people who are driven by desperation or or needyness. These ‘dark forces’ are to be transcended NOT validated!


“It’s been 3 months since coaching with you… my effectiveness with my clients has at least DOUBLED! (And that’s a very safe estimate.) I’m doing things now that seem like magic…and it’s so simple!”
— Travis Pederson Cht. - Hypnotist and Performance Coach (professional mentoring + developmental coaching)

Issue Specific Changework - currently retired!

Given that I have a reputation in the field, and a track record of success, people often ask for this - this is something I no longer do!


From 2006 to 2019 I operated as a professional changework practitioner alongside my teaching and developmental coaching work.

This included, during my final two years, working extensively with military veterans and families via rock2recovery.co.uk

Whilst I unquestionably recognise the value of this work (and still have an ongoing interest in it), I do not believe that it is my ‘true calling’ (I fell into it through following chance and, due to having an aptitude and fascination for it, stayed in it (perhaps longer that I might otherwise)).

To frame this this in archetypal terms; resonance-wise I’m much more ‘magician’ than ‘healer’. And so it was time to step away from that.

None of that detracts from the value of the time spent with - and personal development derived from - engaging with that work, or the satisfaction of having helped a lot of people out of some dark holes. My true bliss, however, is in the exploration and development of personal ‘mind tech’, ‘life tech’ and ‘life craft’ (which is where I came into ‘therapy’ and ‘changework’ from), all of which must be personally embodied to be effective.

“This is a jewel... I delivered a presentation from a place of confidence and happiness, and felt a completely new kind of ease.

Before this I had to struggle through my fears of presenting and my burning need to share valuable things with people. I feel like I’ve landed into my true self.”
— Pirjo Mikkola - Chaos Wave Member

Professional Bio (needs updating!)

James Tripp is an internationally recognised and respected personal adaptedness coach, generative hypnotist and teacher of self-mastery, hypnosis and influential communication.

James Tripp Presenting at Wellbeing Now!

James Tripp Presenting at Wellbeing Now!

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 his developmental coaching clients and between ‘walking the earth’ to run workshops in the areas of his expertise all around the globe, James also works with UK military veterans via rock2recovery.co.uk in restoring mental health and adapting to civilian life.

His ‘home turf (London and Edinburgh) workshops also typically draw students from around the world.

A Note on Hypnosis

Because I am known for my expertise in Hypnosis, people sometimes ask me if I can't just 'hypnotise' them to be different in some way they have decided would be better.

Working with 'hypnosis' - many modalities are drawn on in this work, and naturally I make use of my skills as a hypnotist/psychoactive facilitator.

Working with 'hypnosis' - many modalities are drawn on in this work, and naturally I make use of my skills as a hypnotist/psychoactive facilitator.


Hypnosis is a rich, multi-dimensional craft, with immense value for opening up individual potential, creativity and deepening personal power WHEN USED WELL!

It can also - with the best intentions - inadvertanly validate disempowerment and other problem dynamics when used without consciousness for ecology.

As a personal rule, I will never use hypnosis as a substitute for deepening personal power, understanding and ownership, only to work in the service of, or to enhance such.

This is my grounded choice, so please don’t hire me as a coach and have ‘getting hypnosis’ as one of your key requirements. I will use formal hypnosis where I think it will serve, and the rest of the time I will be using all that I have leaarned FROM hypnosis to facilitate mind-shifts that build personal technology through our interactive dialogues.

So, to be clear, if we are coaching, please don’t ask me for formal hypnosis because, if I thought it would be the best thing I had to offer in that moment, I’d have already suggested it!

“...s**t James, that’s some powerful voodoo you’ve got there! 🙂 I’ve got more done in the last 5 weeks than I have in the previous 12 months combined... and already seeing clear results.”
— Andy J Davies - Music Artist Development Consultant and Record Producer (coaching client)

Peer Feedback

"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


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"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




Working with 'hypnosis' - many modalities are drawn on in this work, and naturally I make use of my skills as a hypnotist/psychoactive facilitator.

Working with 'hypnosis' - many modalities are drawn on in this work, and naturally I make use of my skills as a hypnotist/psychoactive facilitator.

Format 1: 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 tripp@jamestripp.co.uk 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.

If you would like to connect with me about a Going Beyond Yourself Personal Intensive, please do contact me on tripp@jamestripp.co.uk and let me know something of where you and what it is you are looking to create, transform or achieve.

“I feel like i have just spent 2 and a half hours with a mind magician. Totally the opposite to anything I’ve ever experienced. #postivechange #rethinkingthinking”
— Post Session Client Report, via Facebook (client had previous negative experiences with mainstream psychotherapy)

Format 2: Online Developmental Coaching (currently via Zoom, Skype or in person)

This format consists one-to-one work across time on Zoom or Skype. Sessions are generally 90 minutes but may run long or short (by agreement and/or emergance) and are scheduled approximately weekly or bi-weekly. Coaching runs until the time block booked is used up!


Whilst the true value of this work is drawn from your creative effort and input in combination with my experience and expertise, I charge simply for my time (within that time, you will get my full focus and the very best input and/or facilitation I can create with you). Time with is bookable in the blocks:

  • 10 Hours = £2000

  • 50 Hours = £15000

  • 100 Hours = £40000

You will note, the greater the requested future commitment the greater the hourly fee (some find this unusual, but it is the way it is here!). Time is used flexibly (session lengths are flexible and by agreement though the default template is 90 minutes) but there will be an agreed calendar period in which the hours are to be used. Bespoke blocks for intensives between 10 and 50 hours are by personal agreement.

“Just letting you know how effective working with you has been… I’ve started back at my work with such positive energy… I put this whole attitude adjustment down to the work we did.”
— Ms EE - Business Owner, PR Consultancy


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.

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