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When everything changes, change everything

When everything changes, change everything, from Neale Donald Wlash. This is the book a good friend of mine dropped on my desk the other day 'have a  go at it, Flo, you like changes, you may like that book.' It's true I like changes. Changes are inherent to our lives, we simply change everyday, we even… Continue reading When everything changes, change everything

Oups... Are you serious?

It’s the thought that counts

With this long weekend upon us, why not picking up a new book? and why not picking up It's the thought that counts, from David R. Hamilton. I would put that book in the same category of Blink, an easy read full of thought provoking information. Backing up his text with scientific data, well documented in the reference section,… Continue reading It’s the thought that counts

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You’ve been primed…

Words are pre-loaded with meaning. They can influence us. This is sometimes called the 'stereotype activation' or priming. We all agree that to stay young, we have to think young or be young in our head, right? A study on 'Automaticity of Social Behaviour' and published by John A. Bargh, Mark Chen and Lara Burros… Continue reading You’ve been primed…

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Can you tell me more about NLP?

This past weekend, that friend of mine asked me again: ‘NLP, I got the acronym, Neuro Linguistics Programming, but can you tell me more about it?’ So here I am, picking up again the challenge to distil in a few words the spirit of NLP. NLP appears for the first time in literature in 1970, the name… Continue reading Can you tell me more about NLP?

Oups... Are you serious?

Other maps for the same territory… or the Structure of Magic I and II

Richard Bandler & John Grinder, in 1975 published The Structure of Magic I & II, based on the work done modelling Virginia Satir, Gregory Bateson and Milton Erickson. A must read of course, and if you like linguistics you will fall in love with these two volumes, the explanation of deep structure versus surface structure and its… Continue reading Other maps for the same territory… or the Structure of Magic I and II