Here I am reading and reading and reading (repetition here in case I forget that’s what I’m doing) so many books in an attempt to understand and remember all this new stuff on NLP, Thinking Environment, Hypnosis, metaphors (why do I now completely not understand metaphors when I thought I did for a large chunk of my adult life), paradigms (which is much better thought of as a pair o’dimes – lovely post Kana) – and anyway for reasons that totally escape me I hate and loathe the word paradigm (perhaps because it’s an in word and appears sprinkled in so many of the “I found myself by dumping my partner” books I read when Alex first left).
I ‘m doing all this as I’m now enrolled on an Introduction to NLP course in early January followed by a two week intensive course in March (15 days with only one day off! Gulp!!).
And because I’m
thick, old, OK probably rather nervous that everyone else will be brilliant, soak up all the info on the course and understand it all instantly while I struggle along behind. So I’m trying to steal a march on myself by getting my head round some of it beforehand!
The problem is not much of it seems to be sticking. I read stuff for the second time and more and it’s as if I’ve never read it before!
And another thing! Which has got nothing to do with anything much but so many recently singled people I know locally seem to be throwing themselves into study and courses – and so many of them are psychology orientated!
Maybe it’s a right of passage! A method of understanding the ‘blighter’ who dumped us!!
So we can all turn round in the future and say to our Exs “OK ‘darling’ (sarcasm here) I now know and understand – and guess what it wasn’t us that were broken – it was you – and you need to get yourself ‘fixed'”!!
Must go I’ve just found a book by my bed with looks really interesting. The cover looks very familiar – but I’m sure I’ve not read the contents before…………………………