LAWRENCE V. FERNANDES
(Educator, Certified Master Practitioner of Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP, PLR and trainer)
Lawrence completed his graduation from Bombay University in 1987. And has gone through various training programs on self-development and personal change such as Silva Mind Control, Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt Therapy to Human Labs.
His expertise has been in the field of hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). He has been practicing NLP and Hypnosis since 1998. Having got himself trained by Dr. Richard Bandler, creator of NLP. He started his professional career in Hypnosis in 1995 and later got himself certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Endorsed and Accepted by the American Hypnosis Association. He has specialized in Ericksonian therapeutic model of Hypnosis.
Initially, in 1995, he conducted his first program on “Building Confidence at Public Speaking.” And later conducted similar programs to different Schools, Colleges and Management Institutes, where he would ignite that spark of confidence at Public Speaking in the audience within 4 hours using NLP techniques. He has done that repetitively to small audience of 15 participants to large audiences of 90 participants at a time, and has been very successful.
Lawrence was the first person to start NLP Basic programs in Mumbai at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) in 2001 & 2002 and later to different organizations. He has also trained under Rajiv Kumar Luv, on Personality Development on various topics such as Communication Skills, Stress Management, Goal Setting, etc. He has been very much involved with Outbound Training and has been training with ‘Shikar Outbound Training’, organized and conducted by Mahesh Chaturvedi.
He has done honorary work in different Schools and Institutes in and around Mumbai, working with under privileged children and teaching them, memory skills, better learning habits, personality development and more.
Lawrence gets immense joy and satisfaction watching people change and heal. He has been fully involved with his practice of Hypnotherapy and Counseling, using Hypnosis, NLP and PLR for the past 14 years. He has worked extensively with children as well as adults, from the age 7 years old to adults 77 years old, i.e. children, students, teenagers, family, managers, teachers and doctors having emotional and mental issues. Helping them overcome and deal with panic attacks, anxiety, and stress related issues, suicidal issues, anger, rage, fears, phobias, relationship issues, etc. And also Psycho-somatic issues such as headaches, migraine, allergies, and other pains and aches. Helping them make behavioral and generative changes and is happy with the progress and feedback he is getting from his clients.
Lawrence has been a visiting facility to different Management Institutes in Pune (Sinhgad Institute of Management and Computer Application – SIMCA, MERC Institute of Management, Sinhgad School of Business Studies) and in Mumbai (ICFAI Business School – Powai and ITM)