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Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy: A Post Modern Perspective

This book 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.

The Role of Brief Therapy in Attachment Disorders

This book provides a comprehensive summary of the range of approaches that exist within the brief therapy world, including Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Ericksonian Therapy, Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy, Provocative Therapy, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, and Self Relations Therapy. Historically, many of the founders of these therapies commenced their psychotherapy career as psychodynamic or systemic therapists, and have found their allegiance in briefer therapies, viewing these as more respectful and offering greater potential for assisting the client to change through an outcome oriented approach.


NLP Principles in Practice

This revised 2nd edition covers the main tools and techniques of NLP. Apart from this first chapter, each chapter follows the same layout. The overview and rationale for each tool/technique or philosophy is given. A literature review has been undertaken and any relevant literature to support or challenge the model is included. Any concepts that are directly related to the subject matter are summarised as are the principles of why the particular technique works and how it links back to the overarching theory and principles of NLP. How the technique works is then described followed by the key steps involved in applying the technique. Each section then concludes with a recommended exercise to follow and examples of how the technique can be applied across a number of different contexts.

The Clinical Effectiveness of Neurolinguistic Programming: A Critical Appraisal

Despite widespread use, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) is a topic of much debate, often receiving criticism from academic and professional sectors. In this book international academics, researchers and therapists are brought together to examine the current evidence of the clinical efficacy of NLP techniques, considering how NLP can be effective in facilitating change, enrichment and symptom relief.



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de Rijk,. L. (2016) The 5 Success Factors of Matrix Working Training Magazine. Sept 8th,

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Wake, L.  (2011) ‘Applying NLP tools and techniques in an FMCG environment’, Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 43 Iss: 2, pp.121 – 125.2011

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Wake, L. (2010) ‘Neurolinguistic programming: does it have a role in supporting learning or OD interventions? Development and Learning in Organisations. Volume 25 Issue 1 p. 19-21  

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Wake, L. (2010) ‘How can NLP help to motivate your staff?’ Changeboard 26 August

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Wake, L. (2008) ‘Qualitative Studies. Neurolinguistic Programming. A blueprint for success for Keepmoat.’ Rapport Magazine for ANLP. Spring. Issue 11. pp.36-37

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Wake, L. (2005) ‘Communication – help for the tongue tied’ Health Service Journal – online June 2005

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Wake, L. (2004) ‘Benchmarking mentoring skills in NLP’ NLP News – The Magazine of the International NLP Trainers Association Issue 9 Sept 


de Rijk, L., Derks, L.A.C., Grimley, B., Hollander, J., (2019) The Evidence for NLP. International Coaching Psychology Review Vol 14 No 1 Spring 2019

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Wake, L. (2007) ‘Presupposing Excellence – Supervisory Dilemmas for Coaching and Therapy.’ Rapport Magazine for ANLP. Winter. Issue 10. pp.24-25 

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de  Rijk, L. (2015) Was Erickson an Ethnograpic Researcher. Rapport. ANLP. Issue 46.

Wake, L. (2013) ‘Erickson, Satir and Perls. Therapists, Researchers or just good at what they did? Qualitative Research through the eyes of the Presuppositions.’. Rapport. March/April. Issue 31. pp 44-46

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Wake, L. (2009/10) ‘The Changing World of NLP Training’ Rapport Magazine for ANLP. Winter Issue 18. Pp. 42-43.

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Wake, L. (2007) ‘Buy now! Ebay certified NLP Master Practitioner Programme. Does NLP need regulating?’

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Therapy & NLP

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Wake, L. (2013) ‘It’s My Life: A case study exploring the role of the therapy relationship’. Current Research in NLP. ANLP. pp.84-94.

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Wake, L. (2013) ‘First Person Life History Account of Using NLP for Pain Management and Physical Recovery Post Traumatic Accident’ Acuity. ANLP. pp. 94 - 103

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Wake, L. (2011) ‘Waking Up and Moving On – A Programme Evaluation of an Intervention with Adolescents Identified as at Risk of Offending Behaviour’. Current Research in NLP. ANLP. pp.43-53.

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Wake, L. (2009) ‘A study of the relationship between the core belief structures of neurolinguistic psychotherapy and object relations theory’. Current Research in NLP. Volume 1. p. 50-66.

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 Wake, L. (2006) ‘Towards statutory regulation of psychotherapy in the UK’ International Journal of Psychotherapy Vol 10 No 3 Nov  pp72-80 

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Wake, L. (2006) ‘Introduction’ The Psychotherapist Issue 32 Autumn  p. 3

Wake, L. (2006) ‘Statutory Regulation – Will it ever happen?’ The Psychotherapist Issue 30 Spring  p.7-8

Wake, L. (2005) ‘Crossing the Floor – The Merging of Models in Child Psychotherapy’ The Psychotherapist Issue 29 Winter  p.14

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