Psychotherapy and Spiritual Growth – An Issue of Language and the Tower of Babal

Further, Wake reviews some of the fundamental presuppositions of NLP and places these in the context of neurolinguistic psychotherapy. She addresses how neurolinguistic psychotherapists have taken the fundamental rules of NLP and adapted them to work effectively in therapeutic context. Awaken places neurolinguistic psychotherapy in the context of other varieties of psychotherapy.Related image

She covers the influences of, and the interrelationships between, various schools of thought as they relate to NLP; including humanistic and existential psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, Gestalt psychotherapy, systemic and family treatment, psychodynamic therapies, and cognitive behavioral therapy. The many areas she considers set up the theoretical basis for NLP practice and brings this up to day with consideration of growing findings in neuroscience.

Over the course of several chapters Wake discusses neurolinguistic psychotherapy’s 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 mental dysfunction and cognition. She frequently cites Shore (2003) who discusses the neurological impact of ΨΥΧΟΘΕΡΑΠΕΙΑ ΑΘΗΝΑ and information on the establishing brain and exactly 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 huge possibility of linking research and theories in neuroscience to the present theories in psychotherapy” including NLP. She also comments that “neurolinguistic psychiatric therapy provides a methodology that facilitates new neurological patterning by changing the several aspects of internal process, interior states or external habits. ”

Wake also makes a critical distinction between NLP as an “applied psychology” and NLP’s use as part of a counselor skill-set in the larger context of psychotherapy. The particular integration of NLP technology with therapist skills such as theoretical grounding, mental knowledge, rapport skills, understanding of process, and self-awareness basically constitute neurolinguistic psychotherapy. She notes that it is important to understand that the therapist plays an active role in the introduction of the brain in the clients treated, particularly where efficient states are present.

The lady 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 which 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 long lasting cognitive, emotional and behaviour change through psychotherapeutic procedures.

Wake discusses the position of research validation of NLP and neurolinguistic psychiatric therapy. She reports that there are a limited number of studies available at this point demonstrating the efficacy of NLP in the context of psychotherapy. She talks about a few studies which may have. Wake notes that in comparison to other modalities of psychiatric therapy, neurolinguistic psychotherapy is “incredibly young” having only just lately, since the early 1990’s, begun to define and develop standards for the use of NLP technology specifically in the circumstance of psychotherapy.