My purpose is to help you realise yours. I’m passionate about helping people to know how important they are and that they have a unique contribution to the world.
Have you ever wondered if it is possible to change? Curious as to whether you can quieten the negative self-talk so that you can get on with something you think is worthwhile?
I did wonder …I did struggle… I have learnt how to change that voice to be mostly empowering, and it is still an ongoing process.
Learning how to change in a way that makes your heart, soul and mind excited.
My Vision for Change - to empower people to purposely use their brain for their highest good and the highest good of all!
Empowering is my major dream - to work at it daily, one person or group at a time, so that each person can learn the skills and strategies to make it happen for them!
If every person is working at their highest good what a fantastic world we can all achieve!
With all the different roles you play in your world being a parent, leader, sibling, fun lover, learner, boss, partner, friend, student, team member etc., you can influence the people around you every day. When you are entirely at your highest self what effect could you have?
Just curious …
Imagine the remarkable influence you could have from this curious state.
Learn how to change the limiting beliefs and disempowering behaviours so that you gain positive control over your emotions in an ongoing way.
You have a choice about how you feel and how you spend your time. If you are feeling trapped, stressed, bored, overworked, under-appreciated it may be time for you to find a path that brings out your passion.
We all need to create balance to make the most of each day. When out of harmony we create stress within ourselves in different ways which can make us sad, overweight and unwell. Create the balance you need to feel healthy, energised and grounded in a way the keeps you clear and focused.
Assisting you to use your brain on purpose for their highest good and the highest good of all.
My background is in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Psychology, Management, Havening Technique and many processes that assist with change. I take a holistic approach and work with each client or group to assist them to achieve their life goals. There is a detailed list of the training I have completed under work experience. Ongoing training is essential to me as I want to ensure I am being my best and therefore have the skills to encourage my clients to achieve their best.
I began NLP training work in 1991, and from ongoing training, I am a certified Master Practitioner and became a Certified Trainer of NLP in 2012. NLP is a beautiful and powerful tool that enables you to experience and explore many possibilities.
I accomplished my certified trainer training in Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology and Neuro-Linguistic Programming facilitated by John Overdurf - one of the recognised masters of NLP.
I choose NLP because I believe in the process, which was created by John Grinder and Richard Bandler, formulating a technique that this noted that is noted to be the art and science of excellence. Art because everyone brings their unique style and individuality to what they do. Science because there are methods and processes used by outstanding people, in any field to achieve exceptional results.
NLP is the study of what works in thinking, language and behaviours. It is a way of coding and reproducing excellence that enables you to consistently get the results you want for yourself, your workplace and your life.
The management and entrepreneurship skills are through years of running a construction and joinery office. Training, other than the first-hand experience of doing the job, includes team building, dealing with difficult people, customer satisfaction and personal motivation.
Upon setting up Insight Unlimited as a new business, I added further business skills and knowledge to my competency. My choice of ongoing training is due to my belief in continually gathering more knowledge, therefore, staying current in theory and practice, which I then share with clients.
Over the last few years, I have expanded my knowledge by doing a Bachelor of Science majoring in psychology and minoring in business and entrepreneurship. This comprehension covers traditional scientific information of psychology, with added professional and enterprising knowledge.
Looking to incorporate more practical application to the business framework I have extended my knowledge relating to neuroscience, leadership practice, economics, project management, managing organisations, cognitive psychology, organisational psychology, marketing, society changes, exploring strategy, bicultural psychology, social psychology and management. All of this has added to the knowledge and experience that can be shared with Insight Unlimited clients.
How NLP can help you change or with change
I am a professional member of the New Zealand NLP Association as a Master Practitioner, Trainer and Supervisor. I get ongoing professional supervision and professional development to meet the association requirements for being a professional member.
What my clients say
"Caryn is highly regarded in her field. I have found Caryn to be open, honest and culturally sensitive to my needs as a Maori. She is supportive and very approachable. She is very professional in the work that she does, and I have every confidence in her ethical practice." Nerina F.
A NOTE TO PUT ON YOUR MIRROR
You are the person totally responsible for your own happiness!
Caryn is a change facilitator, focused trainer and connected speaker.
Her career started after moving from New Zealand to Sydney, Australia, where she lived for eleven years managing a construction and joinery office. During this period Caryn discovered NLP, which she recognised could have an enormous positive impact on her professional and personal life. She began to develop her skills by attending workshops and then sharing these processes of excellence with her workplace which contributed to the company being recognised as one of the regions' leading high-end contractors.
Caryn moved back to New Zealand with her family in 1996. From here she worked with Barnardos and as a life coach with YMCA. In 2002 she started Insight Unlimited 2002 Ltd with her husband, as a Project Management and Change Facilitation company.
Caryn is a certified NLP Trainer and Master Practitioner. She is a certified NZANLP NLP Trainer and is also trained in Hypnosis and Adult Education.
Caryn has worked as a volunteer with Victim Support, Project Hope Suicide Support, Ultimo Tafe and more recently at local High Schools assisting students with 'Limiting Beliefs' around learning.
What my clients say
" Caryn is extremely impressive as each time I see her she uses different methods. I have personally found NLP more helpful than counselling or other therapy I have used in the past. I have also referred many friends and clients to her." Geraldine C
I enjoy adding to my knowledge base, therefore I choose to do on-going professional and personal development. I believe this provides the best outcomes for my clients and my own personal endeavours.
2020 Understanding Change, Loss and Grief - Growing Through Grief
2020 Certified Havening Technique Practitioner - Frances Lamb
2014-2020 Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology and Minoring in Business and Entrepreneurship
2018 How to Improve Resilience - Dr Richard Bolstad
2018 Conscious Connection Enriching Long-term Relationship - Yvonne and Brian Pauling
2018 The Science of Intention and Body Consciousness Woven into NLP Practice - Mel Abbott
2018 - Social Media Marketing for your Business - Tony Cutting
2017 Coaching the Unconscious Mind - NZANLP
2016 Clean Language - Lynn Timpany
2016 The PERFORM model - Shannon Dawson
2016 NLP Four Archetypes - Alistair Horscroft
2016 Map of Meaning - Patricia Greenhough
2015 Masterclass - Meta Model and Logical Levels - NZANLP
2015 Adding to your NLP Toolbox - NZANLP
2014 Maori Language Level One - EIT Gisborne
2014 Promoting with Passion and Purpose - NZANLP
2013 The Art of Coaching Yourself - Patricia and Richard Greenhough. Lifetime learning
2013 RITM Scenar Training Level One - Dr Jorg Prinz
2013 NLP and Multiple Brain Integration - Marvin Oka
2012 Emotional Stress Management -Introduction to Kinesiology - Patricia Greenhough
2012 NLP Trainer Training - John Overdurf
2012 Resilience and Wellness: Live the Balance - Wade Jackson
2012 Overcoming Overwhelm - Stephanie Philip
2011 Certified NLP Master Practitioner Training - Lifetime Learning Ltd
2011 Expand Your Horizons - NZANLP
2010 Sad Blokes - Men, Depression and Suicide - Barry Taylor
2009 Maori Concepts of Wellbeing - Mason Durie
2009 Mapping Human Minds - Pauline Young
2008 Child Sexual Behaviour - Lyn White
2005 National Certificate of Adult Education and Training - Frameworks Solutions Ltd
2004 Certified Master Practitioner Training - Jules and Chris Collinwood.
2004 Questions and Coaching Technique - Carolyn Howe and Robyne Laurie
2003 Metaphors and Butterflies - John Grinder and Carmen Bostin St Clair
2000 The Marriage Course - David and Monica Stevenson
1995 Team Building - Martin Maroney
1995 Dealing with Difficult People - Martin Maroney
1994 Customer Satisfaction - Martin Maroney
1992 Dynamics of Personal Motivation - Martin Maroney
1989 Certified NLP Practitioner Training - Jules and Chris Collingwood. Inspiritive.
1983-1996 Office skills and office management
What my clients say
"Caryn was able to encourage both professional development and provide much-appreciated person support while helping with identifying and managing stress-related issues." Jenny M
"Security lies in not having things but in handling things"
NLP is a revolutionary field of study which explains how our minds work and how we can change or improve patterns of behaviour, thoughts and beliefs that hold us back from living connected positive lives. NLP is known as the science of excellence because it is used to understand what works.
NLP is a discipline which explains how our mind works; it teaches us how we can choose to change our behaviours, beliefs and thoughts to enrich our lives by letting us get out of our own way.
The education of NLP are mechanisms for excellence. It is a science founded on what works an is capable of creating instantaneous change.
NLP translates to
Neuro: How we think and how the mind interacts with the body.
Linguistics: How we use language consciously and subconsciously to create our reality and communicate.
Programming: How we create habits and patterns of behaviour with our thoughts. Through knowing this can create change.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming was specifically created to allow us to do magic by creating new ways of understanding how verbal and non-verbal communication affect the human brain. As such, it offers us all with the opportunity to communicate better with others and learn how to gain more control over what we considered to be automatic functions of our own neurology.
NLP allows us to find the answers to many burning questions, such as:-
NLP gives us answers AND is also teaches us the right questions to be asking so that you feel, think and act the way you choose.
NLP is beneficial in all fields of personal life, business, education, sport and health. It is used widely in companies such as Toyota, Merck, Salesforce, Oracle, General Motors, Goldman Sachs in the USA to name a few. It has been applied to the individuals with a few examples like Bill Clinton, Justin Tuck, Wayne Gretzky, Serena Williams, Hugh Jackman and Kiwi Steve Gurney.
Your resourceful mind is full of potential which can be programmed towards achieving what you want. It is the key to providing a framework for those resources and putting them to work on what you want to happen.
NLP can be described as the study of excellence. We all know excellence does not just happen. Excellence is obtained by consistently implementing a series of thoughts and behaviours.
NLP provides thoughts and behaviours strategies to ensure you can achieve excellence in any area of your life. The processes taught were designed through the study of excellence in the fields of therapy and personal change. The models have been produced studying healthy successful people unlike areas of traditional psychology and counselling who based their doctrines on the results of reviewing people suffering from mental and emotional ill-health.
The desire of an NLP practitioner is like any other coaching or therapy professional, to help the client improve their life. However, NLP techniques offer a simple and relatively fast solution to remove unhealthy beliefs and emotions so that you can begin accomplishing what you want now. The emphasis of NLP is always on the positive outcomes creating a state of conducive to your wellbeing.
"This skill is valuable in any area of life but is especially valuable for those involved in sales or marketing. Because one of its main focuses is on communication, training, in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP, is something that can help marketers increase their level of rapport with their customers. By studying NLP, you can learn ' principles that turn you into a more powerful, confident and flexible communicator." Forbes 2018
"NLP may be the most powerful vehicle for change in existence.
NLP was primarily developed through practical experience rather than theories by studying healthy, successful people. There is a range of ideas that are ‘pre-supposed’ or assumed within NLP referred to as the Presuppositions of NLP.
Below are many of those presuppositions and potential ways to interpret them in relation to personal change. These presuppositions are misinterpreted at times, but they do offer useful insights into the foundations of NLP and practical guidelines for creating positive change.
We each live from our own understanding of reality or map, not reality itself. Our map (our views, opinions and perceptions) are not depicting the territory (reality). This is because only we are aware of our version of the complete story or truth, as our minds adapt to what happens through the filters of prejudices and memories that are part of us. The lenses in which we view life can be changed, and we often do it depending on who and what is happening around us. NLP is about understanding this phenomenon and teaching you how to apply the lens that will make you achieve the most territory.
What you say is true. And the trick is, what they say they believe is also is true. It is not a single truth, but a multiple truth!
If you continue doing what you’ve always done, you will get what you’ve always got.
If you tried a key in the lock and it didn't open the door, then what would you do? Would you keep using the same key in that lock over and over again hoping that eventually, it would open the door?
You can make changes that will give you more choices and which will have a ripple effect of creating more things that work in your life.
People behave by their interests, beliefs and values; sometimes these behaviours don’t yield positive results, although the aim at a fundamental level has a constructive purpose for that individual. NLP provides insights into what that positive intention may be and will be able to help you to develop more appropriate means to achieve your desired outcome.
An example would be if you smoke, and you want to quit, you need to understand the positive intention behind your smoking. Maybe you smoke because it helps you to unwind under pressure. If you quit, the positive intention is still there, but there’s no way to fulfil it, which makes it more likely you’d go back to smoking.
Although if you recognise your positive intention for smoking, and find other ways that are just as effective to help you relax under pressure, it’s easier to quit.
The most empowering realisation we can make is that failure is a prerequisite of success. This psychological shift will cause you to begin to seek out failure and is the key to unlocking your growth potential.
“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field”.
The mind and body are not separate entities, yet we often act as if they are. When we think differently, our bodies do change. Medical practitioners have known for centuries the power of our thoughts influence our bodies. The effects of placebo are robust and well documented. The other directional relationship is more easily recognised. Through body language, we often detect troubled minds, and physical activity is now prescribed by physicians as a remedy to mental turmoil.
Modern science has long been able to examine the direct connection between these two elements. The introduction of neuroimaging has allowed us to see that the stimuli induced by movement and posture are inescapable.
Think of something hilariously funny, and you begin to laugh and maybe can’t stop your own self-laughing.
Recall a loved one whose death is a sad loss to you probably fills your eyes with sudden tears.
Each time something causes you to remember or think of a very fearful experience, you may start to feel your heart pounding and for some, even sweating. These are examples of the powerful influence your mind has over your body.
NLP acknowledges that changing our behaviour, in the long run, affects all the people we encounter in our lives. It is as simple as the ripple effect of a pebble thrown into a pond - while it may seem small, the ripple effects of little things is extraordinary. Therefore changing behaviour creates the ripple for change.
An experiment was conducted to demonstrate the truth of this statement. People were brought into an empty room and made to be seated in groups of three so that each person was facing the other two in the group. There was no verbal communication among members of the group, nor did anyone move around. In every trial, it was observed that it took no more than two minutes for the person with the strongest emotion in the group to induce the same sentiment (whether positive or negative) in the other two people within the group.
This is the law of requisite variety from systems theory. That means that the more choices you have, the more freedom you will feel and the better the quality of life you can have.
In many cases, getting stuck indicates a lack of flexibility. Perhaps we don’t see alternatives or are too rigid to apply them. People who are flexible can adapt to changing circumstances, keep moving forward and more likely to get their outcome.
The individual will make the best decision they can at the time. The individual was constrained by their understandings at that moment. NLP helps us create more effective choices which will give us more resources available with ongoing situations.
An example is a state/headspace in which an individual exhibits. At times, a person may be in a very resourceful state where they can tap into things in a substantially more effective way than other instances when an individual may be in an unresourceful mindset.
Questions are more important than answers. Answers are only valuable if they are interpreted correctly. This can only be achieved if the message is communicated clearly in a median the other person understands.
Often we think that if someone misunderstands us, there is something wrong with them! An effective communicator can share their message or outcome with the other person successfully to get the desired response.
We each have the resources inside ourselves that we need to grow and change. NLP teaches us how to access and use these resources in appropriate ways.
The thing is, no matter what limitations of wealth, gender, class or disability you care to name, you will find someone who has exceeded them. Examples like– JK Rowling moving from single mother on benefits to multi-millionaire best-selling author within five years. Nelson Mandela was coming back from 18 years hard labour on Robben Island and a total of 27 years in prison to become president of South Africa and guide the country peacefully through the transition from white minority rule. Helen Keller left deaf and blind by an illness she contracted at 19 months old, who went on to become the author of 12 published books. She was the first deaf/blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, and one of the most admired people of the 20th Century.”
Success can be obtained by modelling the thoughts and behaviours of the successful.
Any skill, talent or ability that an individual has can be broken down into its components and taught to anyone who does not have severe physiological or neurological damage.
We communicate verbally by what we say or do not say, and with our body language which can often portray different messages. NLP helps us notice all communication and check for congruence from these messages.
We are always interacting through our language and subtle movements. Our inner thoughts also continually communicate with us, which is mirrored through our physiology to others. At all intervals of time, there exists a conscious or subconscious communication.
Sometimes a task seems so complicated that it overwhelms us. We get the sense that we don’t know where to begin and therefore don’t. When we recognise that within any one task is a subset of smaller functions, and there are often subsets within that, the direction of the first step and after that soon becomes visible.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
NLP believes that each person can have the cause and effect to choose to be in control of their reactions, their inner states and emotions. Therefore you can indeed want to be or not to be.
“We are what we are today as a consequence of the thoughts, the instruction and the influence which we have been exposed to. It follows naturally then that by controlling thoughts, instruction and influence we can control what we become in the future.”
Paul J Meyer.
Law of Attraction is a scientific principle much like the law of gravity. What we pay attention to determines what we experience. Once you understand the science behind it and combine it with tools and techniques of NLP, you can tap into the infinite potential and achieve even higher effectiveness in life.
At its simplest, the Law of Attraction states that what we think about, we manifest. Whether it’s a positive thought: something we want or are happy to have in our lives, or a negative view: something we dislike, something we’re afraid of, or something we don’t want in our lives, the Law of Attraction will bring more of that into our lives.
"Wisdom comes from experience, but experience is not enough.
Experience anticipated and experience revisited is the true source of wisdom."
I know it is all mind blogging and interesting. If you are interested in knowing more, there are fantastic books that can expand your information on the subject.
Recommendations include -
Introducing NLP- Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Joseph O'Connor & John Seymour
NLP at Work. The difference that makes a difference in business. Sue Knight
NLP for lazy learning. How to learn faster and more effectively. Diana Beaver
Words that change minds. Shelle Rose Charvet
Business NLP for dummies. Lynne Cooper
NLP the new technology of achievement. Steve Andreas and Charles Faulkner.
Awaken the Giant Within. Anthony Robbins
Creating the Person you want to be NLP the Essential Guide. Tom Hoobyar, Tom Dotz and Susan Sanders.
"Talk kindly to yourself like you would a friend you care for"
- Caryn Radburn