My friend Martin came over for pizza yesterday and found this book in my sofa.
Sounding slightly alarmed, he asked me to explain myself. I told him it was a book about a therapy-method designed to make yourself more aware of how you communicate. His reply was was somewhere along the lines of “Oh, I thought it was a guide to pick to pick up girls.”
Perhaps it can be used in such a way, but then only to make yourself more aware of how you present yourself and what you say. There is nothing there on what to say to get anyone to sleep with you. This “pick-up-guide” contains several interesting chapters, one about how to remove phobias, another on how to negotiate in business and another on metacogntive techniques for learning new and difficult subjects, even how to learn spelling techniques for dyslexics.
It really makes you think of how you communicate, not only with others, but also with yourself, as you think. I have so far found it very useful in trying to develop myself as a teacher and as a human being.