Brief NLP Therapy

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SAGE, Sep 18, 2001 - Psychology - 192 pages
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`Of the many books on NLP, few deal with it specifically as psychotherapy and none so well as this one. All the usual strategies are there plus considerations on such matters as how the therapist benefits from using NLP, some excellent examples and case reports, written in a manner that is admirably suited to a professional readership. Top class' - NLP World

Neuro-Linguistic Programming has evolved as an effective approach to therapeutic work which originated in the study of excellence in communication. With its focus on enabling clients to find their own solutions and achieving their full potential, NLP is of increasing interest to many counsellors and psychotherapists.

Brief NLP Therapy provides a much-needed guide to the core concepts underpinning NLP practice. Each concept is explained clearly in terms of its theoretical and historical development and its practical application within brief therapy. Each chapter also features a `skill-builder' aimed at helping the reader develop the therapeutic techniques which stem from the theory. The application of NLP skills is demonstrated throughout with examples selected from practice and by two extended case studies at the end of the book which draw together the themes developed throughout.

Ian McDermott and Wendy Jago present NLP as an approach not only to therapeutic work, but to life in general. Brief NLP Therapy will resonate with the many therapists who are looking to enhance their practice, but who are also interested in developing their own personal efficacy in all arenas.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Working with NLP A Distinctive Orientation
5
Chapter 1 Change
7
Chapter 2 Presuppositions
29
Chapter 3 Modelling
48
Chapter 4 NLP and MindBody Work
67
Chapter 5 The ClientTherapist System
86
NLP Working in Partnership
105
Chapter 7 NLP Benefits to the Therapist
123
NLP in Action
143
Chapter 8 Case Studies
145
Personal Postscript
170
Resources and Training
172
Further NLP Presuppositions
173
References and Further Reading
175
Index
177

Chapter 6 NLP Benefits to the Client
107

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About the author (2001)

Ian McDermott has worked with hundreds of organizations and thousands of professionals globally over the past 30 years. He is the founder of International Teaching Seminars (ITS) and is the author of fifteen books on NLP, coaching and systems thinking.

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