1st Edition

Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy A Postmodern Perspective

By Lisa Wake Copyright 2008
    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy offers a unique and exciting postmodern perspective on an advancing model of therapy. It places neurolinguistic psychotherapy in context and considers the history of NLP and its relationship to psychotherapy. Presented as an effective model for facilitating neurological change through the therapeutic relationship, this book challenges therapists to incorporate a psychodynamic approach within their work.

    In addition the book also presents:

    • A model of the developing personality and the relationship to attachment theory and emerging theories of neuroscience.
    • A discussion of the linguistic components of NLP and the effectiveness of utilising the language patterns offered by NLP.
    • A challenge to neurolinguistic psychotherapists – asking them to consider the benefits of including relational approaches to therapy above that offered by a programmatic model of change.

    This book will be of great interest to all psychotherapeutic practitioners and trainers, students and academics.

    Introduction. Founding principles of NLP. Neurolinguistic psychotherapy in context. A perspective on personality. Neurological processes. The psychology of language. Patterns of programming. Reframing internal belief structures. Therapy in practice. A postmodern approach. References.


    Lisa Wake is a Neurolinguistic Psychotherapist, and an internationally recognised Master Trainer of NLP. She is Director of Awaken Consulting and Training Services Ltd, which offers corporate consultancy, training, coaching and psychotherapy services. She is also Director of Awaken School of Outcome Oriented Psychotherapies Ltd, which provides UKCP accredited psychotherapy trainings. Lisa has also served as Vice Chair and Chair of UKCP.

    "At last, a book series that will help to make the ideal of effective continuing professional development in the fields of psychotherapy and counselling more of a reality. Without being partisan or requiring an unrealistically high level of existing knowledge, the books offer a unique opportunity for experienced practitioners and advanced students to encounter the cutting edge of theory in their particular theoretical model." - Andrew Samuels, Professor of Analytical Psychology, University of Essex, USA

    "Essential reading for all psychotherapeutic practitioners who wish to offer their clients the very best that our age affords in a co-created relationship of acceptance, nurture, intervention and above all, respect for the unique self-balancing system of the client." -  Pamela Gawler-Wright, Chair of BeeLeaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, UK

    "Lisa Wake brings heart, soul, intellect and integrity to the emerging discipline of NLP psychotherapy. She not only brings together what has been done and written before in the area of NLP and psychotherapy, but adds new distinctions and understandings. Very readable and human while maintaining a professional tone throughout." -Bill O'Hanlon, author of Taproots, Change 101 and An Uncommon Casebook

    "Were I a religious man I would shout 'Hallelujah!' I am not religious and yet I can give thanks to Lisa Wake, if not god... The style is conversational and engaging combinging a rigorous intellect with personal warmth... It is a must for all neuro-linguistic psychotherapists and a tremendous resource for psychotherapists and counsellors of all modalities." - Martin Weaver, The Psychotherapist, Issue 37, Spring 2008