is how I’d like this book to be described, and I’m sure that’s how many authors in the field feel when they publish. This has been four years in the writing and it’s an absorbing, frustrating, enlightening and sometimes overwhelming experience, so it’s normal that you want it to be well received. The time to find out is fast approaching because the publication date is October.
This has been one of the main reasons why my blogging has been quiet for the last few months – hopefully I can spend more time on that once my baby has gone out into the world. Unless its success means I have to embark on a world tour in a private jet. Well, we can dream can’t we?
Ooh, I suppose I should tease you with what it’s about. Essentially it’s a book of two halves. The first brings together some theories from neuroscience that suggests a theory of mind that explains why we do the things that limit our lives – and why we can take control and change ourselves.
The second half takes this theory and describes a model of therapy that allows practitioners to base their interventions (from any school or discipline) on the information they glean from the client – and how they can flexibly alter tack if their choice doesn’t work. It includes about 14 techniques that act as examples of how any technique you currently use can fit into the model. And for good measure there is a chapter on a mindset that avoids making the mistake our brains are prone to – that our way is the way. How different would our field be if it embraced the notion that nothing is ‘the best way’? That’s what I’d like the book to achieve. So it’s a baby with a pushy father.