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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