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Size: 182mm x 222mm
Pages : 300
ISBN : 9781845907341
Format: Paperback
Published: November 2011

Edited by L. Michael Hall and Shelle Rose Charvet with chapters by Lucas Derks, James Lawley, Penny Tompkinson, Richard Bolstad, Ian McDermott, Robert Dilts, Tim Hallbom, Martin Roberts, Bob Bodenhamer, Jaap Hollander, Patrick Merlevede.

This long-awaited book brings together some of the most recent innovations and applications of the traditional NLP model. Each chapter describes a new model or application and contains step-by-step instructions or a case study on how and when to apply it. For NLP practitioners it provides an outstanding collection of new tools and ideas to take their practice forward. Contributors and chapters include:

  • Shelle Rose Charvet – LAB Profile: Decoding Language and Behavior to Improve Communication
  • L Michael Hall – Meta States: Modelling Self-Reflexive Consciousness
  • Charles Faulkner – Modeling Market Wizards: Revealing the Methods of Outstanding Traders and Investors
  • Robert Dilts – Success Factor Modelling: The Secrets of Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Ian McDermott – NLP Coaching: How to Develop a Coaching Mindset
  • John McWhirter – Behavioural Remodelling: Advancing NLPs Linguistic Model
  • Nick Kemp – Provocative Change Works: Improvisation and Humour in Therapy and Coaching
  • Bob Bodenhamer – What Triggers Stuttering?: A Model for Achieving Fluency
  • Martin Roberts – The Well Formed Problem: A New Model for Managing Change in Business

The book also includes chapters on some of the most innovative IT projects and communities where developments and advances continue to be made, including the Clean Language community and the NLP Research and Recognition Project. More than anything, this book represents a collaboration of some of the best innovators in the field of NLP to push the boundaries of the traditional NLP model and create some solutions for the problems created by the increasingly troubled world in which we live.

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Bob G Bodenhamer

Dr. Bodenhamer's under-graduate degree (BA) is from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC (1972). His major at Appalachian State University was Philosophy and Religion with a minor in Psychology. He received the Master of Divinity (1976) and the Doctor of Ministry Degree (1978) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. The Master of Divinity Degree included training in Pastoral Care with both classroom and clinical work. Dr. Bodenhamer received one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education from Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, N. C. while working on his doctorate. His marriage to Linda now spans 43 years.

His NLP Practitioner's Certification comes from L.E.A.D.s Consultants in Reynoldsburg, OH, Dr. Gene Rooney, Trainer. Dr. Bodenhamer's NLP Master Certification and Master Time Line TherapyTMPractitioner Certification came from Tad James, Ph.D. of Advanced Neuro-Dynamics of Honolulu, HI. Additional training has been received from NLP conferences. Dr. Bodenhamer has approximately 1500 hours of formal NLP training. He taught NLP for 10 years in the Corporate/Community Education program at Gaston College. Dr. Bodenhamer received his certification as a Trainer of NLP from Tad James, Ph.D., Advance Neuro Dynamics, Honolulu, Hawaii and Wyatt Woodsmall, Ph.D. of Advanced Behavioral Modeling, Inc., Arlington, VA.

As an International Master NLP Trainer, he offers both certified training for Practitioners and Master Practitioners of NLP. He has a private NLP Therapy practice. Dr. Bodenhamer has served four Southern Baptist churches as pastor. He is presently serving as pastor of a mission church called Christ Fellowship Community Church. His time in the pastorate spans 44 years. All of his pastorates have been in North Carolina. Bob has had the privilege of being married to Linda for the past 45 years (10/17/1965).

He has co-authored 10 NLP books and is the sole author of I Have a Voice: How to Stop Stuttering.

The NLP in Healthcare Award was presented to Bob G Bodenhamer at the NLP award ceremony 2017.

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Ian McDermott

Ian McDermott specialises in giving people the skills to innovate their own collaborative leadership solutions. Much of his time is spent advising senior leaders worldwide and coaching the next generation to be innovative leaders.

Ian is an Honorary Fellow of Exeter University Business School where his focus is on leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is Dean of Innovation & Learning for the Purposeful Planning Institute in the US and his work is featured in the Open University's MBA course Creativity, Innovation and Change'. Ian is External Faculty at Henley Business School where he helped create the MSc. in Coaching and Behavioral Change. He is also a UKCP registered psychotherapist.

Ian McDermott has pioneered Leadership and Innovation Coaching, has trained a generation of coaches, is a member of the Association for Coaching's Global Advisory Panel and is AC Global Ambassador for Innovation and Collaboration.

Based in the UK and the US, he is an acknowledged thought leader. A published authority, he has authored and co-authored fifteen books on systems thinking, NLP and coaching. Titles include The Art of Systems Thinking, Principles of NLP and The Coaching Bible.

Ian's primary focus is on delivering practical how-tos' to ensure that learning in leadership and change, innovation and collaboration really happen. That's why he set up International Teaching Seminars (ITS).

25+ years on ITS continues to pioneer the application of practical techniques which are grounded in sound neuroscience for individuals, teams and organizations.

For details of consultancy, coaching and training: www.itsnlp.com

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Jaap Hollander

Dr Jaap Hollander is a clinical psychologist, NLP trainer and co-founder of the Institute of Eclectic Psychology. Jaap lives in Holland and has been teaching psychology across Europe for 20 years. He is the author of ten books, all focusing around the themes of NLP and psychotherapy, with this being his most recent addition.

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James Lawley

James Lawley and Penny Tompkins are co-developers of Symbolic Modelling and leading authorities on the use of client-generated metaphor for personal and professional development. They are both practising psychotherapists registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Together they train and supervise therapists, counsellors, coaches, managers and teachers in the use of Symbolic Modelling. Penny was co-managing director of a manufacturing company in the oil industry, and James was a senior manager in the telecommunications business. They use this experience when they coach managers and executives to become more self-aware and to develop their ability to think systemically. They also facilitate teams in the use of Clean Language and metaphor so they can model and learn from themselves. They are married, and live in London. See also their CD.

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L Michael Hall

L. Michael Hall is a Cognitive Psychologist who through research into NLP and Self-Actualization Psychology is now a modeler of human excellence; he has completed 15 modeling projects from Resilience, Women in Leadership, Self-Actualization, Coaching, Self-Actualizing Leaders, Managers, and Companies, Selling, Defusing, Wealth Creation, etc. He has authored 50 NLP books and a series on Meta-Coaching. Michael co-founded the ISNS (International Society of Neuro-Semantics) and the MCF (Meta-Coaching Foundation) and is an internationally renowned trainer. For his free weekly newsletter, Neurons, go to www.neurosemantics.com to sign up.

Click here to visit L Michael Hall's site on Self-Actualization.

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Lucas Derks

Lucas Derks has worked as a psychotherapist and coach for twenty years, focusing on social cognition and relational issues.

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Martin Roberts

Martin Roberts PhD is a retired management consultant with extensive experience of Change Management in practice. He has worked at the highest level with many of the UK top one hundred companies and also has extensive experience in working with US corporations. Over the last thirty years he has developed an enviable reputation for solving problems seen by others as insoluble. He attributes this to being able to adapt and apply to business problems techniques derived from the field of psychology, including Gestalt Therapy, Behavioural Modification and Transactional Analysis.

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Patrick E Merlevede

Patrick Merlevede is an internationally recognised specialist in the areas of talent management and emotional intelligence. Based on his own experience in these fields, he founded jobEQ.com, a cloud based service providing tools for assessing work attitude & motivation, values & organizational cultures and competencies. At the time of writing, jobEQ's tools were available in 18 languages and were being used by consultants, trainers and coaches in over 30 countries.

As trainer, modeller and author he was the first to make the link between Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and emotional intelligence. The result of the integration of these 2 fields has been written down in 7 Steps to Emotional Intelligence (2001).

Mastering Mentoring & Coaching with Emotional Intelligence (2004) focuses on upgrading mentoring and coaching approaches with concepts from NLP, emotional intelligence as well as the tools developed by jobEQ.

More recently he contributed a chapter to Innovations in NLP for Challenging Times (2011), outlining jobEQ's framework.

In 2014 he wrote Talent Management: A Focus on Excellence - Managing Human Resources in a Knowledge Economy. This book is based on the experience of jobEQ's customers, covering applications such as recruiting & assessment, training & coaching, team building & leadership and changing organizational cultures (see http://bit.ly/TMbookjobEQ).

Patrick continues to consult organizations in these areas, and coaches an international network of consultants and trainers who use the jobEQ principles and tools. He can be contacted through www.jobEQ.com

For more information, see the professional profile on LinkedIn.

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Penny Tompkins

James Lawley and Penny Tompkins are co-developers of Symbolic Modelling and leading authorities on the use of client-generated metaphor for personal and professional development. They are both practising psychotherapists registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Together they train and supervise therapists, counsellors, coaches, managers and teachers in the use of Symbolic Modelling. Penny was co-managing director of a manufacturing company in the oil industry, and James was a senior manager in the telecommunications business. They use this experience when they coach managers and executives to become more self-aware and to develop their ability to think systemically. They also facilitate teams in the use of Clean Language and metaphor so they can model and learn from themselves. They are married, and live in London. 

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Richard Bolstad

Richard Bolstad PhD is a certified trainer with the International NLP Association. He has a doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy and is a member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists. He has taught the RESOLVE model to psychotherapists and counsellors around the world. He is a co-author of the acclaimed book, The Structure of Personality.

The NLP Internationally Award was presented to Richard Bolstad at the NLP awards ceremony 2017.

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Robert Dilts

Robert Dilts has been a developer, author, trainer and consultant in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) - a model of human behaviour, learning and communication - since its creation in 1975 by John Grinder and Richard Bandler. A long time student and colleague of both Grinder and Bandler, Robert also studied personally with Milton H. Erickson, M.D., and Gregory Bateson.

Robert is the principal author of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Vol. I (with John Grinder, Richard Bandler and Judith DeLozier, 1980), which serves as the standard reference text for the field, and has authored numerous other books on NLP. Changing Belief Systems with NLP (1990) and Beliefs: Pathways to Health and Well Being (with Tim Hallbom and Suzi Smith, 1990) describe his work in changing limiting beliefs and creating functional belief systems. Tools for Dreamers (with Todd Epstein and Robert W. Dilts, 1991) and Skills for the Future (with Gino Bonissone, 1993), explore the applications of NLP to managing and enhancing creativity. Effective Presentation Skills (1994) covers the key skills necessary for successful public speaking. Strategies of Genius Volume I, Volume II & Volume III (1994-1995), apply the methods and distinctions of NLP to model the thinking processes of important historical figures including Aristotle, Sherlock Holmes (a.k.a. Arthur Conan Doyle), Walt Disney, Wolfgang Mozart, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Leonardo da Vinci and Nikola Tesla. Dynamic Learning (with Todd Epstein, 1995), explores the development of effective strategies for learning and teaching. Visionary Leadership Skills (1996), studies tools and skills necessary for 'creating a world to which people want to belong.- Tools of the Spirit (with Robert McDonald, 1997), explores how NLP principles and processes may be used to encourage and enhance spiritual growth and development. Modeling with NLP (1998) covers the tools and skills for modeling the behavior of exceptional people, illustrating the application of NLP modeling procedures to the study of effective leadership ability. Sleight of Mouth (1999) describes the set of verbal reframing patterns he developed to conversationally influence beliefs. The Encyclopedia of Systemic Neuro-Linguistic Programming and NLP New Coding (with Judith DeLozier, 2000) provides a comprehensive overview of the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, including its wide range of applications, techniques and influences. Alpha Leadership: Tools for Business Leaders Who Want More From Life (with Ann Deering and Julian Russell, 2002) describes a new model of leadership that captures and shares the practices of effective leadership, offering approaches to reduce stress and to promote satisfaction.

Robert's more recent books include From Coach to Awakener (2003), which provides a road map and set of toolboxes for coaches to help clients reach goals on a number of different levels of learning and change and The Hero's Journey: A Voyage of Self Discovery (with Stephen Gilligan, 2009), which encourages you to embark on a path of learning and transformation that will reconnect you with your deepest calling, transform limiting beliefs and habits, heal emotional wounds and physical symptoms, deepen intimacy, and improve self-image. And published in October of 2010 is the long awaited NLP II: The Next Generation (with Judith DeLozier and Deborah Bacon Dilts). This book reviews the new developments which have enriched the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming since the publication of NLP Volume I. During the last 30 years, NLP developers and practitioners have expanded the boundaries of NLP, creating a new generation of models and applications.

Robert is also a co-founder (with Tim Hallbom and Suzi Smith) of the Institute for Advanced Studies of Health (IASH). Established in 1994, IASH is a non-profit organization which supports research and networking relating to the application of Systemic NLP methods to the area of health. As part of this mission, IASH provides administration for The NLP World Health Community and Health Certification Training. IASH maintains an international directory of certified NLP Health Practitioners.

For information regarding training opportunities contact:

In the USA:

Tel: +1 (831) 438 8314

NLP and Coaching Institute
Tel: +1 (801) 277-2014

In Latin America (Mexico) CMPNL
www.cmpnl.mx ph. 52-33-3615-8447

In Europe: Coaching Plaza
www.coachingplaza.com - ph. 31-010 227-0667

View Robert's seminar schedule: http://www.nlpu.com/NewDesign/RBD_Itinerary.html

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Shelle Rose Charvet

Shelle Rose Charvet has been learning NLP since 1983 and became a Certified NLP Trainer in 1992. She has been exploring Rodger Bailey's Language and Behavior Profile (LAB Profile®) since she encountered it at Institut Repère in Paris in the mid-1980s.

Today she is known in the NLP community as the 'Queen of LAB Profile' because of her books Words That Change Minds (1997) and The Customer is Bothering Me (2010) - and the LAB Profile training she delivers to NLP institutes around the world. She also works with businesses and organisations to help them transform communication with customers and solve other influencing and persuasion challenges. Shelle speaks English, French and Spanish and is currently learning German.

Click here to read Shelle Rose Charvet’s blog.

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Tim Hallbom

Tim Hallbom is an international trainer author, and developer in the field of NLP. He is a co-author of a number of books, including NLP: The New Technology of Achievement, Innovations in NLP, Your Mind Power, and Coaching in the Workplace, a comprehensive coaching guide for managers. He is also the author or co-author of several DVD programs, including The Early days of NLP with Robert Dilts, Journey into Beliefs with Robert Dilts and Kris Hallbom, The Dynamic Spin ReleaseTM, and The WealthyMindTM with Kris Hallbom.

Tim has contributed a huge body of knowledge to the field of NLP. He has refined and championed such processes as re-imprinting, integrating conflicting beliefs and new ways to use eye-accessing cues. As an NLP trainer and modeler, he has developed a number of popular NLP techniques, including ones for changing limiting beliefs, working with double binds and working with health related issues. He was recently made an International Diplomate in Coaching by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine as a result of his contributions to the field of coaching..

In 1992, Tim co-created the 'Graduate School- of NLP with Robert Dilts and Suzi Smith - the Health Certification Training Program, which is considered to be one of the most advanced NLP training programs. He and his wife Kris are also the co-developers of the WealthyMindâ„¢ program, which has been taught in over 20 countries around the world to date. Moreover, Tim has made many contributions in the field of Professional Coaching. His NLP Coach Certification program was the first based in NLP in North America to be approved by the International Coach Federation. His most recent book, Coaching in the Workplace, Tim is also well known at some of the best and most recognized NLP institutes around the globe, including International Teaching Seminars (ITS) in London, The Institute for Eclectic Psychology (IEP) and the Coaching Plaza in the Netherlands; CMPNL in Mexico, and lots of others. He taught for years at NLP University with Robert Dilts and NLP Comprehensive with Steve and Connirae Andreas. Throughout his career as an NLP master trainer, Tim has trained thousands of highly effective NLPers, who are making their mark in the world.

Tim's own institute, which he runs with his wife and partner Kris, is the NLP and Coaching Institute of California. An internationally recognized institute, NLPCA is known for its quality of training and high integrity. As a master NLP trainer, Tim has also organized and taught over 60 NLP Practitioner Trainings at his own institutes He and his wife Kris have developed a very useful set of approaches to change called Dynamic Spin Release, which they began developing in 2008 and is now being taught around the world. An introduction to the process is also now available on DVD. They are also working on a new book that describes clear and consistent ways to identify and change limiting beliefs. In November of 2009, they both were keynote speakers at the International NLP Conference in London on Dynamic Spin Releaseâ„¢.

Tim's NLP history includes:
• Learning NLP in the early 80s from both Richard Bandler and John Grinder.
• Tim was the President of the National Association of NLP in 1990, which later became the International Association for NLP.
• He co-founded and was the President of the International Institute for the Advanced Studies in Health (IASH) with Robert Dilts and Suzi Smith, where today he an advisor.
• He co-founded Anchorpoint Institute with Suzi Smith, where in addition to doing training programs, he published Anchor Point NLP Journal ' which was the most widely read NLP publication in the world at that time; it was delivered to more than 30 countries!
• Tim was also a licensed psychotherapist from 1978-1999, when he began an active coach practice that he still maintains. He still offers breakthrough sessions to individuals by application.

Tim and his wife Kris currently live part time in San Francisco, California and Salt Lake City, Utah. His websites are: www.nlpca.com, www.thewealthymind.com, and www.dynamicspinrelease.com.

Click here to read Tim Hallbom’s blog.


  1. What a very interesting book and every chapter shares either a new application or model. I like the fact that each chapter includes step-by-step directions on both where and how to use it. Some parts of the book I found more hard going than others but I think that is more to do with the individual writings of the authors and my own preferences. All in all I do think that anyone who is an NLP practitioner should pick up this book.
  2. Innovations in NLP grabbed me from the start and it was impressive to the finish. Actually, this book could become a volume to stimulate creativity.
    Imagine a dream team of individuals and master NLP practitioners, each writing one of the very readable 23 chapters in this book. Then imagine those folks have a depth of understanding they want to share with you. Now you have an idea of what this book offers. It also is a handy reference that may guide the reader to become more resourceful. The authors of Innovations in NLP explain their innovative vision and provide rigorous criteria for determining what is new in NLP. Each chapter is self-contained and is readable cafeteria-style for particular problems and applications.
    Included in the book are new approaches and ideas to stimulate thinking. The four parts of the book cover innovations in 1) Models, 2) Applications, 3) Tools, and 4) Communities. Each subsection, presented in practical and useful ways, discusses ideas that will help therapists in their practice.
    The early chapters explain the concepts so thoroughly that even those with no background with NLP will understand the techniques. The later chapters assume a level of knowledge based on the earlier ones.
    Some of the models in the section on Innovative Models were so stimulating that I often stopped to write down concepts I wanted to teach students or use with clients. An NLP Model with a capital "M" has a hypothesis that can he tested. which is, based in theory and can lead to distinct applications. This book offers much
    more than techniques. It was a wonderful surprise to discover how the innovative models lend themselves to further innovations and precipitated fresh, creative thinking. The models include Meta-States for self-reflexive consciousness. LAB Profile to decode communications, Social Panoramas that change unconscious landscapes for better relationships, Symbolic Modelling for change through metaphor and language, and RESOLVE Model for generative change.
    Applications covered coaching and entrepreneurial leadership, understanding stock market wizards, wealth building, overcoming addiction, stuttering, and medical problems. Some new tools also emerge from the Models. The Identity Compass tool is used for coaching and recruiting. MPA MindSonar, an X-ray machine for the mind is applied to coaching, team building, personnel management, and marketing. The jobEQ is employed in a business context. I was also pleasantly surprised at the applicability of the concepts, both at the clinical level and at the wider Community level where like-minded individuals come together. Covered are the Clean Community, the LAB Profile Community, and the Neuro-Semantic Community. The final chapters cover NLP research projects.
  3. Unusual in that it brings together an eclectic mix of models, tools, applications and even descriptions of NLP communities, this book is a surprisingly good read as well as being a useful reference. The models and applications are presented in a very accessible way, with clear descriptions, case studies and examples. The editors seem to have considered very carefully what constitutes `innovations' rather than adaptations of Classic NLP models, which means that there's likely to be something(s) new and useful for everyone. Although I have come across some of the material previously in other forms, I found a lot of the content new, and there are some interesting new angles on concepts I am familiar with such as Symbolic Modelling and the LAB Profile.
    I found this fresh approach to drawing NLP material together appealing. It seems current, practical and full of stuff in usable `chunk sizes' that I - and I would think anyone with some existing knowledge of NLP - can take away and put into practice. I am left wondering, given the nature of the fast-developing NLP field, what hasn't been included in this book. Hopefully there will be more volumes to follow.

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