Emerging from Challenging Times with Confidence

One day workshop: Thursday 19th August 2021 from 12:00 to 17:00 UK time

Live. Online. Experiential.
Delivered by Ian McDermott

Refresh. Grow. Emerge. Action!

Join Ian to learn a new way of thinking and a process for emerging confidently from challenging times.

Learn how to:

  • Support yourself, your clients, your team, your family.
  • Navigate the BIG challenges when they arise.
  • Emerge stronger and clearer about what is the right direction now.

Experiencing uncertainty, fear and tension in the world around us can create unsettling uncertainty within us.  This uncertainty can prevent us from seeing, exploring and embracing the opportunities that also exist.

  • Would you like to have more of a sense of what is possible for you, now?
  • Would you like to regain balance and get back to being your best more effectively when challenges arise?
  • Would you like to have space to construct the next steps for your future?


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Learn more about the workshop below these details of a special offer for you.

Special Offer – two free places on this workshop

If you are thinking of booking on an ITS Certified Programme this year…

You will receive two free places to this workshop If you book either our ‘NLP Practitioner Programme with Neuroscience’ or ‘Mastering the Coach Approach Programme’ at their Super Early Bird prices (these prices end on 23rd July 2021 and 5th August 2021 respectively). Both programmes begin in September 2021.

During this workshop, Ian will guide you through some key principles on what it takes to emerge and grow from challenging times. You will then have the opportunity to work with your peers on the workshop to make this real in a meaningful way for you that you can put into use immediately after the day.

4 key themes:


As with any personal or professional development, the key to a strong start is being present – with yourself and your experience. Ian will help you do this. Once you can do this, you have many more positive choices in front of you. We’ll also do a bit of life stocktaking, clarify what you need – and what you need to let go of! – and how to spot opportunities even in hard times.


We currently have an opportunity to grow like no other in our lifetime. We’ll get clear about what you want for yourself and for others. This is where NLP meets PTG!

The Post Traumatic Growth Model offers a way of not just surviving but thriving. Ian will be showing you how you can use it going forward in your own life and help others do the same.


Sometimes people have a sense of wanting something to be different, but aren’t sure what so stay in the familiar comfort zone. This is where we can dare ourselves to dream. Here we have a chance to really dig into what is possible for you now, how to be more aware of what is already around us and take steps in the right direction for you.


‘Where do I begin?’ can be an overwhelming question. Not knowing the answer can keep people stuck where they are. Dreams, visions and ideas are great – but turning them into action is even better. Here’s a chance to learn more about how you can do this without always having to know all the answers before you begin. Learn how to make sure that none of your energy goes to waste and how to respond to setbacks. Experience a new sense of freedom and excitement as a result.

After this workshop, you will:

  • Feel refreshed because you have reconnected with yourself and what’s important to you.
  • Have taken stock and be clearer about what matters to you.
  • Be clearer about where you are and where you are going next.
  • Emerge with a stronger sense of direction.
  • Experience feeling safe and at ease with stretching beyond your familiar zone.
  • Know your next steps in taking your vision forward.

The day will consist of learning new skills and new ways of thinking. You’ll be able to explore and practice these in small groups so that you can begin to integrate what you are learning into a way that is meaningful and practical for you.

Meet your trainer

Ian McDermott

Ian is the founder of ITS and the man who first brought NLP and Coaching, and then NLP and Neuroscience together. He is a thought leader in the application of NLP in numerous fields particularly leadership, innovation and collaboration. Ian has trained a generation of NLP Practitioners, Master Practitioners and coaches who are working all over the world. His 15 books have been translated into 20 languages. Ian is renowned for his unique ability to make learning simple and fun, and his compassionate teaching style that helps people truly feel more at ease in themselves and the roles they find themselves in.

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