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A New Psalm for NLP Practitioners

I need to have another little rant here.  There is a pernicious cliché afoot that is beginning to really irritate me, and just when I thought I’d seen the last of it, it keeps re-appearing fully accompanied by an ever-present … Continue reading

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Tea or Coffee?

The “tea or coffee” bind is a very useful predictor for how well a session may go.  Whilst I use an offer of a hot beverage, any bind of alternative choices will do. Here is how it works.  When the … Continue reading

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Problem Clients

I’ve been thinking about problem clients recently, as it is something I get asked about quite often by fellow therapists, especially those just starting out.  “How do you deal with problem clients?” is a common question so I thought I’d … Continue reading

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In Defence of The Right Man

Following various feedback regarding my “Right Man Syndrome – Depressive Thinking Patterns” article, I thought I’d write the patterns from the Right Man’s perspective.  For this, we need to invoke the concept of “The Maybe Man.” In contrast to Right … Continue reading

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Catastrophisation

I first came across the term “catastrophisation” many years ago in a conversation with a clinical psychologist at Southampton General Hospital. I understood that it is a concept often explored in CBT client work. Basically, it is making mountains out … Continue reading

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419 Nigerian Scam

I’ve just spent a few minutes Googling on the words, “NLP career.”  It is interesting how many training companies are offering their services from the sales angle of `NLP as a new career.”  Nothing new of course, but the question … Continue reading

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Positive Influences

I’ve been asked a few times recently what have been the positive influences on my work and philosophy, and what things I recommend.  Here are some of those things, people, workshops and books, etc.  This list is in no particular … Continue reading

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Ranting again (Bastard Life Coaches).

I must be getting old, either that or I am just getting tired. I’ve seen it happen to relatives and their peers who take up political causes, rage at the television news debates, get angry at the behaviour of the … Continue reading

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Let’s take it offline

There seems to have been a new work ethic lurching about in recent years.  It looks something like this:  “If it seems difficult, or if it seems like hard work, then you are doing it wrong.”  The Law of Attraction … Continue reading

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Dowsing to death

Someone sent me this last week in response to my blog posts, I’ve edited it slightly to correct grammar and spelling: When my best friend told me that she had a mole on her back that was sore, itchy and … Continue reading

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