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A little glimpse into the life of Andrew Norman, our NLP Practitioner and Life Coach during lockdown

April 30th, 2020


·       My name is…………


Andrew Norman



·       When did you start working at the WCHC? And what days do you work?


I started working at the Centre in 2017. I work pary-time on Friday mornings and occasionally at other times of the week, particularly Saturdays.



·       What is your chosen therapy?


I work as an NLP Practitioner and Life Coach.



·       Why/How did you decide upon this therapy?


I have been interested in self development for a long time. In 2004 I embarked on a career as a Councillor but decided that it was not right for me although I learnt a lot from my training.


I came across NLP 7 years ago and was bowled over by its effectiveness. I went to an NLP coach to work on one particular issue that was bothering me. It was very effective and worked much quicker than expected. Because I found it so helpful I decided to take some training.


·       Coronavirus lockdown, are you able to work at the moment? If not, what else have you been up to?


My main income stream for the last 25 years has been working as a Graphic Designer/Creative Artworker. In most recent years mainly in the area of product packaging. This income stream has stopped since lockdown began, as has face to face coaching. However I have out of necessity discovered video coaching over the internet. I do find this quite effective when you get used to it and have realised this has previously been an untapped resource.



·       How have you been keeping yourself busy staying at home? Any photos of what you have done?


Apart from sorting out cupboards, boxes I have not looked into for years and tackling the loft. I spent the first two week digging my allotment and sorting out everything there. I have also built a plastic greenhouse for the my back yard and started tomatoes in grow bags. I attach picture of the blossom on my apple trees (the rest still doesn’t look like much yet and I need to give it time and learn patience).


I go for a substantial walk every day (usually early to avoid seeing too many people).


The neighbours in my road are all very friendly and we have been congregating for the clap for carers on Thursday evenings. I have spoken to some of the newer ones for the first time.


Small cakes have appeared on doorsteps  and on Good Friday there were even homemade hot cross buns which were delicious!


Mostly if anyone is doing a supermarket shop they offer to get anything people may have run out of.

There have also been a few group prescription runs. People are looking after each other very well here.


·       Have you created your own lockdown cocktail yet?  If not, what ingredients would you use?


I can say I have invented a cocktail but I have developed a liking for Red Wine Spritzers.


·       What do you miss the most at the moment?




·       What is the first thing you will do when the coronavirus conditions are lifted?


Visit my family.

Have dinner with friends.


·       Any words of wisdom that you would like to give us?


Try to see all this disruption as a challenge. It can bring out the best in you.

Discover your inner resources, you may be surprised to learn what you can do!


·       Go on……….tell us a joke!












Long walks passing lovely blossom

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