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Theory and Practice of NLP Coaching

Theory and Practice of NLP Coaching
A Psychological Approach

December 2012 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Inspiring, stimulating, and immensely rich - Bruce takes NLP in Coaching to an entirely new dimension, building on the giants before him' - Katherine Tulpa, Global CE0, Association for Coaching

'I recommend this book whole heartedly to any coach who wishes to update their knowledge and understanding of NLP and coaching' - Prof. Dr. Karl Nielsen, IN President

'Immensely readable and well researched. No NLP practitioner wanting to develop the field further should be without it' - Dr Jane Mathison, formerly research officer in NLP, University of Surrey

Are you struggling with the complexities of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)?

You've come to the right place. This book demystifies NLP, providing a practical guide to understanding the psychological theories, principles and research that underpin the approach.

Packed with practical hints and tips, case studies and exercises, the book introduces and explores:

- What NLP coaching actually is

- The general theories and principles that underpin the NLP approach

- How theory translates into practice

- The research evidence that says NLP coaching really works

This is an essential companion for trainees, coaches, psychologists and professionals from all walks of life - indeed, anyone wanting to develop their knowledge and practical skills in this increasingly popular approach.

Bruce Grimley is Managing Director of Achieving Lives Ltd, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the UK President of the International Association of NLP Institutes and Coaching Institutes.

Introduction to NLP
The History of Coaching
What Is NLP Coaching?
NLP Coaching Psychology: Theories and Principles
NLP Presuppositions
The Meta Model
The Milton Model
Reframing: The Cognitive Element
Anchoring: The Behavioural Connection
Eye Accessing Cues
Systems Thinking
Basic NLP Coaching Models
Meeting Professional Coaching Standards
Research: Who Says This All Works?
NLP Resources
Conclusion: Where NLP Goes from Here?

This book is outstanding. It is both comprehensive and precise in details while it contains real-life information of high value.

If I were to recommend only one sole book on NLP coaching, this would be it. I'm hoping for a (proper) German translation.

Mr Uwe Mock
Kursleiterakademie, Volkshochschule Stuttgart
May 28, 2014

Bob Thomson's First Steps in Coaching makes brief reference to the NLP approach. This encouraged me to find out more. Grimley's book introduces you the NLP coaching in a structured and informative way.
The 'model' - 'theory' -'application' - 'case study'- 'reflection' structure takes the reader through a developmental understanding of NLP coaching. This is effective for those who have a superficial understanding of NLP (I include myself here) but lack any worthwhile academic depth.

NLP's perceived shortcomings are noted, with the challenges of 'Evidence for NLP Effectiveness' being clearly presented. A very useful text for those approaching this field in different ways.

Mr Bill Lowe
ITE CPD, Newman Univ.
April 3, 2014

Our students are not yet ready to consider another approach to analyzing their coaching and supervisory styles. We will likely recommend this book in future, though.

Ms Alison Devine
Clinical Education, Edge Hill University
January 31, 2014

This is an interesting book, and approaches the subject from a reasonably objective/critically-aware perspective (which is rare in this topic area). While I do think that it could have done with a lot closer editing (for clarity and readability in some sections) I think it is appropriate for the Year 2/3 undergrads I will be recommending it to. Thanks for the inspection copy and congrats to the author.

Dr Christopher Miles
School of Business & Management, Queen Mary, University of London
October 21, 2013

An excellent and easy-to-read explanation of one of the more difficult theoretical ideas.

Mrs Julie Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
September 10, 2013

This text clearly lays out the principles and practices of NLP in an accessible way, with lots of practical ideas and case studies to support the implementation of the NLP approach in practice. My students have found this text useful to further support in-class delivery on this topic.

Sasha Pleasance
Care & Learning Opportunities, South Devon College
August 14, 2013

For many the exploration of NLP begins and sadly terminates at the point of how a set of models and/ or techniques might be applied. Seldom does one come across an erudite work that addresses both theoretical approaches alongside utility. This text does it admirably and within the supportive framework of coaching others. A must read for anyone seriously seeking to understand both the paradigm and the principles of NLP and coaching

Mr Ian Llewellyn-Nash
Public Health, Birmingham City University
July 5, 2013

This is an extensive and practice guide to NLP. We will recommend this text to level 5 and 6 Supporting Teaching and Learning Foundation Degree and B.A. Top Up. The text will also be useful for planning staff CPD sessions.

Mr Deb Hewitt
Health & Social Care Unit, Blackpool and the Fylde College
June 19, 2013

i use this book in order to feed into my lesson preparation rather than a book for students at the moment. It has some useful communication techniques that students don't always think about or even consider, so i find it useful in developing seminar sessions which aren't so predictable!

Mrs Jackie Robertson
School of Health, Community and Education Studies, Northumbria University
April 22, 2013

The book is well-written and fairly eays to follow. It explains the role of NLP in the role of coaching.

Having skim-read most of the book I cannot say that I can readily use the book, nor recommend it for the level of student I currently engage with.

Mr Walter Green
School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside
February 17, 2013

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