What people say about me
I signed up for the NLP course after a recommendation from a colleague who described it as ‘life-changing’. I was not disappointed.
As a practising GP, Jo understands the pressures we face every day and the challenges involved in our professional lives. The course was engaging and interactive from the start with Jo allowing delegates to set the agenda, making the areas covered relevant to our needs.
We learned techniques for helping patients which are practical, easy to teach in a ten minute consultation and actually work!
Jo also addressed our own personal needs, giving us tools to help our resilience and allowing us to reflect on our general life aims.
I have already used some of these tools in surgeries and practised techniques for improving my own focus, energy and confidence.
I will be reaping the benefits of this day for many years to come and recommend that anyone who has the opportunity to attend one of these courses grabs it with both hands.
As a ex GP trainer, TPD, clinical lecturer and now a GP Postgraduate Deputy Director I have never been on such a well facilitated course that resulted in a bit of ‘magic’ for all the attendees
Thank you, you have reminded me that as a GP (and a mother!) I need to refocus my energies on my own confidence building: gym and tonic essential for all busy minds
I was a NLP sceptic until I commissioned and attended this course for GP trainees; a rare moment of inspiration and excitement about training
If you want to commission a course for GP trainees that result in smiles, tears, joy and inspiration with a cross the board set of positive feedback sheets then commission this: you will not regret it
A must for EVERYONE even those who know the theory behind NLP
I attended the NLP Foundation Course because managing stress and improving efficiency sounded ideal. The course actually covers so many aspects of life in general that they could not possibly be listed. It has been an eye opener and has led me on to read and explore a little further. The course was delivered in an enthusiastic and professional style and has been of great use in the consultation room and the coffee room at work not to mention life in general. There is obviously so much more to learn but this one day course provided a great introduction. Thanks, Jo.
I was amazed at what a subtle change in one’s thinking could do to the working environment. I did not know that such a thing as NLP existed till late last year. I have now been introduced into a completely enlightening and exciting new world of NLP through Jo Waddell. The course was easy, enjoyable, enlightening, educative, positive, practical and very useful. It has unlimited potential when used regularly. I can see the significant benefits already in my personal and working lives. The only issue is that it should ideally be a way of life which needs practice. I am hoping to attend some refresher courses to keep on track and continue to enjoy the benefits life long !
Jo Waddell’s one day NLP foundation course was very interesting and enjoyable. There was a perfect mixture of background information and practical exercises. Jo created a very relaxed and safe environment, in which people could participate at the level that felt right for them. I feel really inspired to use the techniques going forward. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone interested in NLP.
“I have worked with Dr.Jo Waddell for 12 years now. We met when we were both GPs in practice looking for ways to help our patients when the conventional routes have been exhausted. We have trained together in many Complementary modalities, including hypnosis and various body-mind techniques, which we have incorporated into our professional practice. Dr.Jo is a highly experienced GP with an extensive expertise extending well beyond conventional Western Medicine. She is a great listener with a gift for identifying where attention will most usefully be placed to help her patients and clients achieve positive and lasting change where it is required. She combines these skills with a thorough yet gentle approach and a keen sense of humour. She teaches by example. I have no hesitation in endorsing and supporting her unique work as a doctor, coach and teacher.”
I just wanted to let you know that my flight back to SA was an absolute dream, I didn’t take any diazepam beforehand and even got to the gate early (normally I’m the last on the plane as I’m trying to fit in as much wine as possible to calm my nerves!). I even looked out of the window during take-off – something I’ve never been able to do! I didn’t panic at all, I can’t believe how much of a difference just one session with you has made!
I’ve been raving about you to everyone…
Thank you so much for taking the time to help me, it really is life changing and I never thought I could happily get on a plane.
Jo Waddell has worked with us several times on the flying without fear programme and helped many people 1-1 to beat their fears. She has shown flexibility in stepping in as a team leader and brought her own unique style to the presentation to a group of 100 + nervous people using her combined GP and NLP experience. Her comment that the techniques used are as powerful as anything written on a green prescription had the delegates fascinated. Several people have emailed since the course to say how much her well timed 2 minute intervention reassured them.
Thanks again for yesterday; I wish every day could be as fun and successful as that.
NLP – a very useful tool for GPs to use in their personal and professional lives. I found this course gave me a new way of looking at my own problems on a personal and professional level and make changes that I had felt unable to do so. Techniques to reduce stress have been very useful in consultations with patients suffering from anxiety and to help GP trainees coping with finding a work-life balance. It has also helped my trainees to understand the GP consultation in its wider context and how they can become more holistic practitioners.
Please may I say very big thank you for all your help which was gratefully received. As you know I am a 56 year old lady for whom 40 of those years have lived with depression and anxiety, since a childhood trauma which I was never able to let go of.
You have shown me how to live a happy and normal life free from things I no longer fear. You taught me how to relax and feel calm and at peace in my own place of safety. Since I last saw you I have been very well. Every night before I go to sleep I relax and find myself drifting only where I want to be. I wake up feeling refreshed and raring to go.
Thank you Dr Jo.
I met Jo through a Virgin Atlantic flying without fear course. Jo used TFT techniques which enabled me to join her group and get the most out of the day to overcome my fear of flying. I then arranged to see Jo privately to help me with a problem that had always overshadowed my life, social anxiety disorder. This had affected me every day to a varying degree since I was young child. Any kind of social situation or the anticipation of a social interaction would cause me anxiety which would result in many symptoms including my mind going completely blank and shutting down. It has had a big impact on my life & left me feeling depressed at times. I’ve not looked back since my appointment with Jo, my life has totally transformed. I didn’t expect this to be the result I was hoping for some coping techniques and I recall telling Jo as much! Ever since my appointment I’ve been feeling so calm, relaxed and happy. I’ve been in lots of different situation where I would have suffered with anxiety & struggled before but I have stayed engaged and calm and I’ve felt completely different. I’ve overcome my phobia of using the telephone and I feel better than I ever imagined possibly. I would highly recommend Jo to anybody, she is kind, professional and an excellent therapist.
Thank you more than words can express for enabling me, through your brilliant work, to begin to live a more full, contented and enriched life. I’m already on my way: on the train home I was looking out of the window at the wonders all around then, as we went into a tunnel, I saw my reflection and was delighted to notice that the corners of my mouth were turned upwards…I was smiling! This was such a surprise and so very different from the glum face I’ve been used to seeing reflected back to me for most of my life. This blue skied, sunshiny morning I walked (suddenly noticing that I was striding out with my head held high and my shoulders relaxed) for about an hour just enjoying the state of feeling really alive. This is only Day One; I already feel lighter of spirit and am experiencing a sense of happy anticipation that I can now begin to create the new life I want. I couldn’t be where I am now without the wonders you created yesterday. You are magic!
After many years of suffering from an overwhelming fear of doctors and hospitals etc, so severe that it affected my whole life and causing me to live every day in fear. I used to lie awake at nights worrying. I was not even able to phone the doctors surgery without a panic attack and took a detour so as not to have to even pass a hospital as this would give me an awful feeling of panic and doom. I was suffering pain because I would be too afraid to see anyone about it and causing my family concern. I got really annoyed with myself as an intelligent woman I knew this was irrational. I was thankfully referred to Dr Waddell by another doctor who saw and understood the stress. She was sure she could help me with my problem but I was not so sure as I knew how deeply affected I had been and for such a long time. However Dr Waddell asked me to go with an open mind and desperate for her help I did so.
When I went to see her I was crying, shaking and terribly fearful but by the end of the session I felt utterly calm. I explained that I felt that I was concerned that maybe I only felt calm because Dr Waddell was there with me and that as soon as I left on my own my fears would return. She assured me that this would not be so and made me an appointment for a later date to see how I got on.
Well, I left that surgery a new woman. I now phone the doctors, visit the doctors and heave been for several tests to the hospital with nothing more than the normal concern anyone would feel. I am amazed and very very grateful. This is a huge milestone for me and I can never thank Dr Waddell enough. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
A big thank you to Doctor Waddell for helping me realign my through process and for what I called helping me to ‘de-stress’ through the use of TFT (Thought Field Therapy). Having lost my soul mate (my wife) I focused on providing our children with an as complete a home and stable upbringing as I could without her around. I had tried alternate sessions with an aim to overcoming my feelings of guilt, anxiety and frustration as well as medication to help with depression. Neither worked for me but thanks to the work of Doctor Waddell, I no longer have that feeling of guilt or the feeling of being down all the time. Through her guidance and the use of TFT, I have been lifted out of the dark place that I’d put myself into.
Dr Waddell helped me overcome my panic attacks in a very short space of time and I now have the tools to help control such attacks should they occur in the future.