Monthly Archives:February 2013

Making Couples Happy :)

22 Feb 13
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Last night I stumbled across the ABC television show, Making Couples Happy, which explores: “What are the secrets to a happy relationship? Great sex? Never arguing? Keeping peace with the in-laws?”

From the first moment, I was struck by the similarities between what was being offered to these couples and what we explore in NLP. Some of the aspects that stood out to me:

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Vale Frank Farrelly, author of Provocative Therapy

12 Feb 13
Daniel Smith
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Frank Farrelly, author of Provocative TherapyFed up with uncooperative patients, Frank Farrelly developed a method of challenge and provocation for jolting clients out of their existing mindset, and yielding significant ongoing change.

While confronting for many, the results were clear enough to secure the attention of Bandler and Grinder; he is considered by many to be one of the original models of NLP along with Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir and Milton Erickson. His influence can be identified explicitly in books including Whispering in the Wind and implicitly elsewhere.

Frank passed away on 10 February, 2013.

The work of Provocative Therapy appears set to be continued through individuals who worked with and studied Frank, notably including Nick Kemp. Nick will be coming to Asia again to offer a series of workshops later this year.