Brendan Dobrowolny

UK - Wales

07561 200 202
• Online Only THE CORONAVIRUS AND REMOTE COACHING. Brendan is available and well accomplished at remote coaching. Consultations and sessions available over platforms such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, or just the plain ol’ telephone. Hello, I’m Brendan, licenced NLP4Kids practitioner and an Empowering Learning™ coach covering Wales and the South[…]
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THE CORONAVIRUS AND REMOTE COACHING. Brendan is available and well accomplished at remote coaching. Consultations and sessions available over platforms such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, or just the plain ol’ telephone.

Hello, I’m Brendan, licenced NLP4Kids practitioner and an Empowering Learning™ coach covering Wales and the South West of England. I offer an initial one-hour consultation for a small fee for children and teenagers (7-19 yrs) and also develop bespoke workshops for children, professional educators and parents that range from increasing confidence and self-esteem to improving self-awareness and mastering linguistic skills that prove to be useful in the classroom and home settings.

Through understanding NLP I recognised how quickly changes in attitude and beliefs can come about when I first applied certain linguistic skill sets to my own children. In the space of a few shared moments, I had guided them through times of ‘I can’t ride a bike’ to ‘I’m no good at football’ and overcoming these doubts about themselves so much so that they have grown to be confident individuals in these pursuits. I have furthermore eradicated recurring night time nightmares resulting in much better sleep for the whole family! That’s just one of the reasons I joined NLP4Kids. As experienced adults, we can offer so much more about ‘self-awareness’ to our younger individuals that can and do have life-changing effects.

I hold an NLP Master Practitioners certification (2008) through the International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA), during which time I have had the privilege to observe specific ‘child raising’ behaviours with a remote tribe’s people called the ‘San’ in the Kalahari Desert, Botswana. The San raise their children with the need for very little discipline, yet they grow to be self-assured and confident individuals. My belief is that we all have an innate ability to be the same, and have a duty to offer this to children, as the San says, “Children are a gift from God”.

I also hold a certificate as a coach in ‘Empowering Learning’ which offers a ‘remarkably quick’ process for transforming learning difficulties (literacy and numeracy) for those experiencing Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ADHD and Dyspraxia.

My aim is to help individuals between the ages of 7 – 19 seek out what their true potentials are as well as helping them to overcome certain challenges they may face.

I am located in  Chepstow, Monmouthshire. Please ring me on 07561 200 202 to book a consultation.

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How Does Our Therapy Help Children and Young People?

We use a combination of safe and effective therapies with children and teenagers that help them learn how to control their thoughts, emotions and behaviour. Our practitioners are specialists in working with children using a form of therapy called NLP. This stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. "Neuro" relates to the brain and "linguistic" refers to language and how it is used inside the mind and out of the mouth! "Programming" describes the patterns and habits created, learnt and followed. Using NLP techniques and strategies, (which we have adapted to be fun, safe and easy for children and teenagers to use) we give young people the skills to think in new ways so that they feel in control [Read More]

We use a combination of safe and effective therapies with children and teenagers that help them learn how to control their thoughts, emotions and behaviour. Our practitioners are specialists in working with children using a form of therapy called NLP. This stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. "Neuro" relates to the brain and "linguistic" refers to language and how it is used inside the mind and out of the mouth! "Programming" describes the patterns and habits created, learnt and followed. Using NLP techniques and strategies, (which we have adapted to be fun, safe and easy for children and teenagers to use) we give young people the skills to think in new ways so that they feel in control and learn to understand the world from the perspective of others as well as their own. NLP is a cognitive form of therapy, with some parallels to CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy.) Our work is effective in helping children overcome bad habits, behaviour problems, fears and self esteem problems as well as many other challenges. (See the list below for more suggestions about the types of problems we can help with.)

In addition, our practitioners may have qualifications in other specialist therapies, such as EFT/TFT (tapping techniques), Coaching, Counselling and Hypnotherapy for children.

Hypnosis is perfectly safe for children because it is a relaxed state that they already utilise when learning, watching television or doing something creative. Some children will be able to experience a deep, eyes closed relaxing trance. Young children are usually more suited to an awakened trance. This is induced when playing games, colouring or whilst other activities that our Hypnotherapy4Kids practitioners have been trained to use. Our Hypnotherapists will notice the subtle shifts in your childs levels of awareness so that they can begin to implant suggestions for change or improvement as soon as they see that an awakened trance is achieved.

The first step in helping your child is to contact a practitioner who is local to you. You can call them on the number above or complete the contact box below if you would like the practitioner to contact you. They will conduct a consultation with you, either over the phone or in person. Once they have understood the challenges your child is facing, they will invite you and your child to meet with them. If you decide to go ahead with some therapy or coaching sessions for your child, the therapist will advise you of the best course of action. Your therapist will give you feedback and advise to help you support your child and you will remain in full control of the number of sessions you book and how often. [Read Less]

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Areas Covered: Chepstow, Caerwent, Caldicot, Thornbury, Severn Beach, Alveston, Newport, Bristol, Cwmbran, Pontypool, Monmouth.

Registered Office:
The Wellbeing Centre
Manor House
9 Bank Street
Chepstow
NP16 5EL

Telephone Number: 07561 200 202

Brendan Dobrowolny's Qualifications:

  • Empowering Learning Coach - Jan 2013 (Olive Hickmott Partnership)
  • NLP Diploma- Division of Life Long Learning- Bath University 2006
  • NLP Master Practitioner- International NLP Trainers Association- 2008
  • NLP Practitioner- International NLP Trainers Association- 2007

Miguel M. Aged 13, Kent. says:

(After working with Brendan for 6 sessions) "I am now looking on the bright side more often and I feel not only ore confident but happier. As well as this I am generalising less when it comes to specific events, and thinking through more." Miguel M. Aged 13, Kent.

Laura Baynton-Coward, secretary and Group Contact for the Avon Patoss Group says:

"Thank you once again for a really interesting talk and insight into how to manage stress through NLP. The practical exercises you did with us truly made it clear how we can manage our thoughts and those of others better. This sort of help is always invaluable for a busy teacher." Laura Baynton-Coward. Secretary and Group Contact for the Avon Patoss Group.

Diana A. (Mother to 13yr old 'M'), Sundridge, Kent says:

"We have indeed noted change and we are very grateful to you for that. M's ability to regain control of his outbursts and frustrations has improved significantly and has made a huge positive impact in our family life. His insecurities are also less loud and confidence levels certainly more obvious. I will not hesitate to contact you again if we feel we still need your help with any remaining limitations." Diana A. (Mother to 13yr old 'M'), Sundridge, Kent

E. Hunter. Gilwern, Monmouthshire says:

"Thanks Brendan ! My 13yr old, who has struggled with reading for many years, has a new way of learning and is more confident in class. Your sessions were invaluable."

1st year archaeology student (19yrs), Cardiff University (3 sessions of Empowering Learning) says:

Hi Brendan. Just thought I'd give an update about the techniques you have taught me, they have helped me greatly with everyday words, and also I'm now beginning to use them for archaeological terms which has been so successful.

Emma From Blackwood, Gwent says:

"A phobia is very common and can be cured in under 2 hours. If you have a phobia it's best to tell someone and then go and see someone who can help you. I am fine now after seeing a man [Brendan] and can get on with my life, without worrying about a thing".

Mr and Mrs M, from Blackwood, Gwent says:

"Emma is happier and wanting to try the foods she was afraid of before the therapy. Once again we would like to thank you for getting Emma's life back on track and rescuing her from her Emetophobia problem."

Teaching Assistant - A Chepstow Primary School says:

"Brendan created a fun, friendly and safe environment in which children learnt they have a choice about how they feel and can be more in control of their emotions. Teaching various anchoring and visualising techniques Brendan equipped the children with helpful ways to promote positive thoughts and increase their confidence. The children have told me they are using these techniques in everyday life to feel motivated, happier and to get on with others".

Supply Teacher at a Chepstow Primary School says:

Brendan taught me an excellent process - 'grounding' - that I now use with my school children. It is so quick and effective. The children just love pretending to be 'rooted' and they really concentrate afterwards

Comments from Yr5 pupils following a Chepstow Primary school 2 half day workshops on Self Esteem says:

1) 'What did you think of the NLP4Kids workbook' - (several comments) "Fantastic", "Very Good", "Awesome"

2) 'How will your attitude be different now' - (several comments) "I'm saying good-bye to miss attitude", "I'll be calmer", "I won't get stressed out"

3) 'What did you like about your NLP4Kids trainer' - (several comments) "Magnificent" "Funny" "Great"

Mr T. Appleby. Deputy Head, Thornwell Primary School says:

"Following a discussion with Brendan about NLP techniques I was keen to learn more. After one short session I now understand the potential that employing these methods may have in removing the barriers to success experienced by a significant number of children."

Deborah Burdett, Owner at A New Colour says:

I've known Brendan for a number of years and have always been impressed by his enthusiasm and commitment. He uses NLP to bring skills to children and young people, an area that is often overlooked. It's groundbreaking stuff and Brendan is brilliant at it.

Shelley, County of Glamorgan says:

Hey Brendan. Just wanted to say a massive thank you for today. (after 1 x 60min Empowering Learning session)

E. Graham, Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Teacher, Pembroke Primary School. says:

"Using the visual techniques to teach spelling and reading, which Brendan taught me, has transformed the pace at which my children learn. Brendan also gave me the confidence to present these NLP techniques to other teachers at a teacher training day."