Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy provides historical, theoretical, and methodological information to help the reader be familiar with place of neurolinguistic psychotherapy in the area of psychotherapy in general. Awaken discusses the influences who have informed the principles, skill-set, and presuppositions of NLP. Further, Wake reviews some of the fundamental presuppositions of NLP and puts these in the context of neurolinguistic psychotherapy. The lady addresses how neurolinguistic psychotherapists took the fundamental principles of NLP and adapted them to work effectively in therapeutic context. Wake places neurolinguistic psychotherapy in the context of other forms of psychotherapy.
She talks about the influences of, and the interrelationships between, various schools of thought as they relate to NLP; including humanistic and existential psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, Gestalt psychiatric therapy, systemic and family remedy, psychodynamic therapies, and intellectual behavioral therapy. The many areas she considers create the theoretical basis for NLP practice and brings this up to date with consideration of emerging findings in neuroscience.
Above the course of several chapters Wake discusses neurolinguistic ΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΟΙ ΑΘΗΝΑ ΡΑΝΤΕΒΟΥ perspective on personality, language and cognition, and patterns of programming in a highly integrative manner. She discusses numerous areas where neurolinguistic intervention shows up particularly effective, for occasion through the use of the language patterns made available from NLP. She considers findings in the neuroscience regarding emotional dysfunction and cognition. She frequently cites Shore (2003) who discusses the nerve impact of psychotherapy and information on the establishing brain and just how these processes can be impacted through psychotherapy with NLP techniques.
She notes that there is evidence that nerve re-patterning occurs through the psychotherapy. She notes that “there exists an enormous prospect of linking research and theories in neuroscience to the existing theories in psychotherapy” including NLP. She also comments that “neurolinguistic psychotherapy provides a methodology that facilitates new neurological patterning by changing the different aspects of internal process, interior states or external habits. ”
Wake also constitutes a critical distinction between NLP as an “applied psychology” and NLP’s use as part of a specialist skill-set in the larger context of psychotherapy. The integration of NLP technology with therapist skills such as theoretical grounding, psychological knowledge, rapport skills, comprehension of process, and self-awareness essentially constitute neurolinguistic psychotherapy. The lady notes that it is important to understand that the therapist plays an lively role in the development of the brain in the clients treated, particularly where affective states are present.
She posits that if neurolinguistic psychotherapists stay within a programmatic model of working (essentially an applied psychology manner of working) they are not honoring elements of therapeutic process that were valued by Erickson, Satir, and Perls; on in whose work NLP was built. Wake encourages neurolinguistic therapists to place the programmatic modeled aspects of NLP in context of the broader therapeutic relationship, as doing so is often needed to create enduring cognitive, emotional and behavioral change through psychotherapeutic procedures.
Wake discusses the position of research validation of NLP and neurolinguistic psychotherapy. She reports that there are a limited number of studies available at this time demonstrating the efficacy of NLP in the circumstance of psychotherapy. She covers a few studies which may have. Wake notes that in comparison to other modalities of psychotherapy, neurolinguistic psychotherapy is “incredibly young” having only lately, since the early 1990’s, begun to define and develop standards for the use of NLP technology specifically in the circumstance of psychotherapy.