Nick Kemp is an international trainer and author and has been involved in communication and training for over thirty years. The Provocative Change Works (PCW) model to communication, came from Nick’s extensive work with Frank Farrelly the creator of Provocative Therapy.

Nick about Provocative Change Works

In 2006 I created the Provocative Change Works model for communication. Provocative Change Works consists of three approaches to shift clients from “a stuck state” to a more fluid state, allowing for greater freedom and choice. This conversational way of working requires the practitioner to pay close attention to client responses, whilst maintaining their own excellent state control

These are:

  • Provoking or stimulating client responses by verbal and non-verbal interactions
  • Using non-specific or indirect Hypnosis and metaphor explorations, elicitations and challenges – to create “fluid states” for the client
  • Time Framing – Promoting new ways of moving through time and space

There are 3 levels of training to the Provocative Change Works practitioner. The completion of each level does not automatically qualify a student’s acceptance to train at the next more advanced level. Some students may repeat a level and of course some individuals may be perfectly happy to train only to level 1 or level 2 standards. The practitioner course is the result of seven years intense study of how best to use provocation in client sessions, two decades of exploring personal development approaches including hypnosis and NLP and insights from over 5000 hours of client sessions in my UK clinics.

The level 1 training is essentially an overview of the PCW process, level 2 focusses on more in depth skills development and level 3 focusses on working in a live client context. Level 3 attendees will be expected to complete a number of homework assignments prior to attending the level 3 group event.

A PCW practitioner will have completed levels 1 – 3 as well as maintaining suitable continued professional development. In some instances the material for levels 1 – 3 may be taught on an individual as well as in a workshop group basis. All recognised PCW practitioners will be expected to comply with the PCW code of ethics.

A PCW practitioner is not qualified to teach PCW but has the requisite skills to work with clients. Revalidation for Practitioner level is every 3 years and practitioners will be expected to maintain their skills and understanding of the PCW process.

I am keen that there is a professional quality standard for this training process and attendees will be stretched with assignments as well as the actual group training. The following is an overview of the training structure with content bullet pointed. This is not a definitive indication of all the content that will be taught, but rather an indication of the key areas for levels 1 – 3 PCW training that are needed for a student to become a practitioner.

After the event this page will be filled with all available documentation, photo’s and videos.

Registered attendees:


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