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rapport book review How to Make a Good Mind Great by Andrew Lynch £12.99, Jeremy Mills Publishing For me the structure of ‘How to Make a Good Mind Great’ is about as good as it gets. I love books that are chunked into lots of small chapters. Lynch manages to split his 228 pages into an impressive thirty two. Part one got me very excited. It gives a tantalising description of MindFrames as well as revisiting some core NLP concepts. Lynch has created something that feels very much like a one-to-one process. His personality, sense of humour and passion for the subject is there from the outset. Part two left me a little frustrated. I really wanted to get into the suggested tasks. I did. Then several days later I realised that I hadn’t progressed very far in terms of pages read. Fearing an

email from ANLP asking where my review was, I abandoned my visualisations and ploughed on. The title for part three, “Putting It All Together” couldn’t be more accurate. The penultimate chapter, “Modelling Excellence” left me feeling confused. If we as individuals have all the resources we need lying dormant within us. Then why do we need to model? Despite this confusion at the closing stages I would urge people to read this book, if nothing else it has taught me something very powerful Just because someone says I’m an idiot; it does not make me an idiot. David Rawlings, Book Review Panel

Successful Time Management Patrick Forsyth £8.99, Kogan Page Time management is not rocket science and a book on this subject needs to be clear, practical and easy to action. Patrick Forsyth’s excellent book has all of these qualities and his personal experience with different systems shows. First you look at your current use of time and get your priorities right. Then you can combat the time wasters and optimise your working relationships. Despite my own experience, I found I was soon able to make some additional time savings. I agree with the author that it is useful to review these systems every so often. Likes: Quantifying the time you will save by employing the

various suggestions. Dislike: I disagree with the author’s suggestion to record notes (verbally) on the plane. I think it is important to encourage consideration of others in public places - your useful practices may be the cause of others’ wasted time. More practical tips about managing time spent on emails would have been useful. I’d like the author to have mentioned ‘helpful’ and ‘worthy’ chain messages that may also be spam. Work with this book to tailor your systems to manage your time more effectively and you will save days, even weeks this year. Philip Callaghan, Book Review Panel

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rapy “This volume pays homage to the genius of J. L. Moreno, who has inspired us all. The element that is basic to all of the instruments he gave us is that of The Encounter: eye-to-eye, face to face, nothing standing between us. His activities undersco re the to join him in his endeavo need for all of us to continue r to enable The Encounte May this book be part r. of that endeavor. “ Zerka T. Moreno

Psychodrama: Advance s in Theory and Practice provides a compre hensive overview of developments in the theory and practice psychodrama, integrat of ing different psychod schools of thought ramatic . The editors of this volume bring togethe contributions from r Europe, South America Israel and the USA to explain and explore , Australia, innovations. They look at how psychod recent contributed to the rama development of psychot has introducing concept herapy, s that have had a profound influence on other therapies. This book will be of great interest to all practitioners and trainers in the field students, of psychodrama. It will also appeal to professi and students in the related fields of psychotonals counselling, psychol herapy, ogy and psychiatry.

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at that time, giving a much needed history and past perspective on which to base therapeutic practice as well as offering an up to date theoretical basis for current and future practice. The book is exquisitely written and while presenting material at a very high level is easily accessible to all readers. I would strongly recommend that this becomes a ‘must have’ on every shelf for people studying or practicing NLP. Suzanne Henwood, Book Review Panel Contributors: Anne Ancelin Schützen berger, Anne Bannister, Adam Blatner, John Casson, Rosa Sue Daniel, Maurizio Cukier, Gasseau, Jaime Guerrero Kate Hudgins, Edward , Hug, Peter Felix Kellerma David A. Kipper, Anna nn, Maria Knobel, Connie Cristina Villares-O Miller, liveira, Renée Oudijk, José Luís Pio-Abreu, Rory Remer, Ruth Riding-Malon, Risques, Wilma Scategn Marta i, Michael Schacht, Leni Verhofstadt-Denève, Fernando Vieira, Michael Wieser.

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of Essex “This book represen ts the first global project in psychodramatic literature in the 21st century. The outstanding benefits of psychodr ama, sociometry and group psychotherapy have spread across the globe. All of the human sciences are increasin gly benefiting from approaches that have grown out of the introduction of the psychodramatic stage and its related healing techniques. […] What give this miraculous product of human creativity joy to reader’s care. “ into the

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There are many books written about NLP, many of which present tools and techniques and add value to the wealth of knowledge about how to use NLP. As far as I am concerned this book is in a different league. It offers an academic and rigorously researched perspective on NLP and presents beautifully how NLP fits along side other ‘therapies’ and, in my opinion suggests what else NLP can bring to the tool box. It offers a background to the origins of NLP and links that to other techniques which already existed

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Clark Baim is a psycho drama trainer based in the UK, and is Co-Director of the Birmingham Institut e for Psychodrama. He has written and co-edit of books, journal articles ed a number and chapters. He was the foundin g director of Geese Theatre UK, a compa ny focusing on rehabilitative drama with offenders. Jorge Burmeister became the Preside nt Elect of the Interna tional of Group Psychotherapy Association in 2006. He is a founding membe r of the Federation of European Psycho drama Training Organizations (FEPTO ) and has worked as a psychodrama trainer and supervisor in several European countries. Manuela Maciel is currently chairpe rson of the International Psychodrama Section of the IAGP (Interna tional Association of Group Psychotherapy ). She has been a Psychodrama Practiti oner for 20 years and is a psychodrama trainer and superv isor in her native Portug al.

A Post mod ern Pers pect ive

Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy, A Postmodern Perspective

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