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Book Review: The Really Good Fun Cartoon Book of NLP

Philip Miller I have to admit to being a little sceptical about this one when I first saw it advertised – I’m not really a cartoon sort of person.  I’m happy to admit though that my fears were misplaced! This book provides an excellent introduction to NLP in a practical user-friendly way.  I used to […]

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Set Goals (Not Resolutions) This New Year

It’s the time of year that many of us look ahead and set New Year’s resolutions – but honestly, how often do we succeed in keeping to them? More importantly – why not? The answer may lie in the dictionary – according to the Oxford Dictionary a “resolution” is a firm decision to do or […]

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Book Review: Mind Games: Inspirational Lessons from the World’s Finest Sports Stars

Jeff Grout & Sarah Perrin (2004) This book explores many of the theories and strategies found in a lot of self-help and popular psychology books such as mental rehearsal, goal setting, resilience, positive mental attitude, beliefs, state management and anchoring. The difference here is that the authors have interviewed many sports stars such as Matthew […]

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Book Review: The Secrets of Being Happy

Dr Richard Bandler & Garner Thomson (2011) This is a book I have recommended to many clients.  It presents some of the key NLP principles in an easy-to-use and instantly applicable way.  This is a great book if you want to feel more positive about any aspect of your life. Rather than being a book […]

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Book Review: The Chimp Paradox

Dr Steve Peters (2012)  This book could be described as an instruction manual for the brain.  The author divides the brain into 3 parts – the human brain, the chimp brain and the computer brain.  The book explains, in easy to understand terms, the qualities of each part so that you can begin to notice […]

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Book Review: Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes

William Bridges  I have recommended this book to many clients.  In particularly those going through any sort of change or upheaval in their life (even apparently positive changes). This very practical book takes you through the 3 stages of any effective transition.  First there must be an ending, then a neutral zone, followed by a […]

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Book Review: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Dan Millman (1961)  This story is based on the life of the author, a world champion athlete.  I have seen Dan Millman speak several times and he resolutely refuses to say which parts are fact and which are fiction! The Dan of the story (a promising college gymnast) is trained and guided by a wise […]

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Book Review: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Richard Bach (1970)   A fable about a seagull bored with the humdrum seagull world where flying is just a means to an end.  Jonathan loves to fly and dreams of achieving perfect flight.  His quest leads to his flock rejecting him but he continues his quest, meeting and learning from others who share his […]

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