Antonia Boyle is a certified Master Practitioner NLP, Eriksonian Hypnotherapist, Yoga, Relaxation & Health specialist. She is the founding director of Alpha Waves International PDS, based in Westerham, Kent, which she created in 1985. When Antonia discovered NLP in the early nineties, this powerful system so impressed her, she decided to train as a practitioner. For over 20 years, she has been working as a coach, therapist and trainer, using mainly NLP, but also incorporating a mix of effective complementary therapies, to great effect.
NLP is a wonderful technology that Antonia uses in her Outcome Focused Coaching, Brief Therapy Practice and Training Programmes. A large part of her work is one to one, helping clients rediscover their own inner strengths and resources, so that they can live life to the full, mentally, physically, personally and professionally. Antonia incorporates meditation techniques and relaxation as part of her coaching, therapy and training practice as well as Eriksonian Hypnotherapy and EFT (Emotional Freedom Therapy).
As well as individual coaching, Antonia runs regular open courses for groups and individuals in Westerham, Kent and provides additional training to qualified NLP Professionals in specific areas of interest. She also delivers in-house training for Industry, the NHS and Local Government.
Antonia has also designed a one hour 'Easier Birth' programme for expectant Mums and their birthing partners and a three hour 'Stop Smoking Now!' programme, for private clients and NLP Practitioners.
Such is her passion for NLP and desire to share the benefits, it has become a family affair! Her husband Eddie is involved in the smoking cessation programme, while her three children and daughter-in-law, all based in Tunbridge Wells, work with NLP too. Myra on the 'Easier Birth' programme, Jake specialises in performance-anxiety and public-speaking, Toby is a NLP Trainer and Claire is an expert in eating disorders. All details can be found on the Alpha Waves website.
Antonia's other specialisms are yoga and meditation. She has been teaching yoga professionally for more than 40 years and trained yoga teachers for the British Wheel of Yoga for more than 20 years.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Fully Accredited NLP Master Practitioner & Trainer & NLP Health Specialist
- British Wheel of Yoga Teacher/Foundation Course Teacher
- Ericksonian Hypnotherapist
- EFT Trainer
Antonia's interest in self-development was first inspired by Yoga. She has been teaching yoga to non-professionals for over 40 years and training yoga teachers through the British Wheel of Yoga for over 20 years. As a perfect example of cross-fertilisation, she now delivers a 'NLP for Yoga Tutors course' - life goes full circle!
Her early yoga teaching, saw Antonia working in Adult Education throughout South London. With the ILEA (Inner London Education Authority) she undertook many courses in the field of health & wellbeing and was one of only three health professionals, to start the first Cardiac Rehabilitation Course, in the Camberwell Health District. The team went on to deliver training to cardiac nurses from Kings College Hospital so that they could run their own Cardiac Rehabilitation Service.
Antonia started coaching and training in the Public Sector in 1985 and simultaneously set up her own business, Alpha Waves International PDS. Her focus at that time was on stress-management. In later years, it was this earlier experience which enabled Antonia to successfully incorporate relaxation and meditation into her coaching work. Since then she has developed new relaxation & meditation programmes, but refined them using the principles of NLP. One such example is Untangle Your Mind - Relax Your Body, with more productions in the pipeline.
The majority of Antonia's NLP training has been with Ian McDermott, founder of ITS (International Training Seminars). She started training with ITS in 1992 and after qualifying as a Master Practitioner NLP, she participated in the very first NLP & Health Certification Programme in the UK. Antonia continued to study NLP with world-renowned trainers and NLP developers, Robert Dilts, Suzie Smith, Tim Halbom, Tad James and others over the years, but consistently with ITS as a Coach on its training courses.
As well as her individual coaching work Antonia runs an active programme of NLP courses, detailed below and on Alpha Waves.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Interview Fears & Skills
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Attacks & Anxiety
Pregnancy & Childbirth
A one to one coaching session usually lasts one hour and is £90.00. Sessions can be carried out at Antonia's private practice in Westerham, Kent, or by telephone or Skype.
NLP is known for making positive and effective changes and usually works quite quickly.
Course fees vary, depending on the course content and duration. Please see the events on this website and on the link below.
Further details about Antonia's work can be found on the following links:
What people say about Antonia:
"I don't mean to sound like a 'born-again' but working with Antonia was, for me, life changing. Due to prolonged depression & anxiety I have developed entrenched negative & destructive thinking patterns as the norm, which has fundamentally affected my life. I've had many years experience of all kinds of therapy and treatments which have produced some positive effects. However in the past no treatment has successfully equipped me with the tools to actually change my mindset and (warning... I'm about to use the 'C' word) feel in CONTROL again...." M, 2012.