Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy

A Postmodern Perspective

By Lisa Wake

© 2008 – Routledge

206 pages

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About the Book

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.

Reviews

"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

Table of Contents

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.

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Advancing Theory in Therapy

Most books covering individual therapeutic approaches are aimed at the trainee/student market.

This series, however, is concerned with advanced and advancing theory, offering the reader comparative and comparable coverage of a number of therapeutic approaches.

Aimed at professionals and postgraduates, Advancing Theory in Therapy will cover an impressive range of theories.

With full reference to case studies throughout, each book in the series will:

  • present cutting edge research findings
  • locate each theory and its application within its cultural context
  • develop a critical view of theory and practice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY028000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General