Pleased to meet you

We formed Roots2Reality back in 2013 when we chose to leave a 'Service" based approach to helping and understanding people. We increasingly found that a problem based approach to helping people change and adapt to life's challenges often left people feeling cold, broken and 'not ok'. Indeed it felt that in some cases the approach often 'swallowed a spider to catch a fly'

Having also worked in both frontline and higher management, it was also plain to see that despite professional qualifications and job titles the biggest influence on our performance in work (and indeed life!) was our Level of self awareness, The quality of our character, The purity of our intent and The Focus of our will. 

 These aren't the things we're taught in school, college or university. These are the more subtle yet hugely influential parts of our everyday experiences that influence us all the time. We focus more on learning systems and procedures than we do learning about how to understand people, including ourselves.

It's about self awareness

To work well with other people, and to indeed function well in society requires a high level of self awareness. How we're thinking and responding the events in our life is what makes us do what we do. We don't experience the world as it is, we experience it as we are.

Most of these internal processes happen outside of our awareness. We respond to the meanings we make and the how we structure that meaning internally in our narratives, stories, metaphors and body.

We help people increase their awareness of these processes and find ways to change, interact and get more choice. People tend to make the best choice we can at the time. Once we have more choices, we tend to use them.

Our unique approach to training and development is based around years of direct work with people at the sharp end of change. With a background in Health & Social care, we also have a wealth of experience from working across sectors from Services, Education, Prisons & Rehabilitation and Business and Leisure industries.

Our person centred approach empowers people to develop high levels of self awareness and develop skills that can;

  • help you understand and manage yourself better (Developing self awareness and skills to help manage emotion & behaviour)
  • communicate and collaborate better with others (understanding influence, motivation and clarity in communication)
  • improve performance and satisfaction (Improve learning, skills and achievements)
  • get clearer about direction and purpose in life (discover more about what's important to you and what you like to have happen)


It's not all about problems but our training and approaches can improve

  • self conflict, procrastination and 'stuckness'
  • manage stress and challenge positively
  • deal with conflict in families, teams and organisations






We are members of the International NLP Trainers Association and also The General Hypnotherapy Register.

Who we work with

We pride ourselves on our ability to connect to people from all backgrounds. We make the experience of  learning & development engaging, make sense on a very practical level and above all be useful in life and work.

We work in education, services, business and anywhere where people interact.

We also hold open courses based in Oldham, Huddersfield and Blackpool for people wanting to gain accredited qualifications in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming.)

Why we do it like we do

We believe that the most important and often overlooked thing is People. The everyday experiences each of us has at home or at work is hugely influenced by the way we think about ourselves, the way we interact with others and the meaning we make of them.

It's these so called 'soft skills' that influence our every interaction and the quality of life we experience on a daily basis.  Indeed it's a human driven process that gets any task done and 'how' we do something is the difference that makes the difference in 'what' we do.

Everything we do in life is dependent on our state of mind, yet very few of us are ever taught about what makes us 'tick' as human beings. We give people the tools and models that can help them make sense of this experience of being human.


10/10 Very informative, concrete strategies, great rapport from the tutors during the sessions. Relevant content. Fabulous Weekends! Really enjoyed all of it to be honest, was able to see how I could use strategies to help me both professionally and personally. Great group sharing of experiences and Knowledge. (helpful)

A T @ Education Professional

10/10 The knowledge of the tutors and the way they delivered the content on a level I could understand. I have ‘dabbled’ with NLP previously but never got it! Extremely relevant personally and professionally – I will never think the same again. THANKYOU!

T.M-M. T M-M @ Behaviour Support

10/10 Fast paced, informative, interactive and concepts explained and demonstrated really well. Interactive, working in pairs and trying out the concepts – eg timelines / mirroring, language etc. Only course I’ve been on where I didn’t ‘dip’ and get tired. Brilliant tutors too.

Y.D.S Y D S @ CBT Counsellor

9/10 I feel that I have learnt a terrific amount about myself and how to consider other people’s feelings leading to their actions. I really enjoyed everything.

A.C. A C @ Business owner

9/10 Very engaging. Time flew and it was very immersive. Useful ways of helping others with ‘stuck’ ways and thinking.

E.U. E U @ Counsellor

10/10 for the combination of theory and practise.

V.C. V C @ Education professional

10/10 Inspiring, thought provoking, educational and practical. All of it was great and the techniques on the last day were surprisingly simple but effective.

S.W. S W @ Physical therapist

10/10 Friendly and informative. Can utilise in all areas.

R.P.K. R P K @ Business owner

10/10 Enjoyed all parts, useful in my future delivery. It was at a good pace.

A.N. A N @ Education Professional

10/10 I thoroughly enjoyed learning all the techniques to self help. I found the practical sessions excellent to deepen my understanding of each technique we learnt. I will be attending the Practitioner course!

A.T. A T @ Classrom assistant

10/10 Very knowledgeable, engaging, relevant and humorous trainers. Practical application linked to theory and lots of opportunity to practise it.

A.K. A K @ Headteacher

10/10 Engaging from welcome, interactive and full of ‘Whys and Hows’

H.M H M @ Tutor

10/10 – Course structure, time management and learning pace. Very user friendly and informative. Empowering.

S.J.M SJM @ Therapist

Upcoming Training events

Date/Time Event
23/03/2019 - 24/03/2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
NLP Foundation Diploma (module 2)

Adelaide Mill, Oldham
NLP Foundation Diploma Roots2Reality 11/05/2019 - 12/05/2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
NLP Foundation Diploma (module 1)

Richmond House Holistic Rooms, Lytham St Annes Lancashire
18/05/2019 - 19/05/2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
NLP Foundation Diploma (module1 - Oldham May/June2019)

Adelaide Mill, Oldham