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Cold Reading in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Becoming the Projected Archetype by [Parker, Alex H ]
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Counsellors and Psychotherapists are part of a profession that is founded on psychological research, however many advertise themselves as having the power of Reiki and suggest that they have spiritual power which enhances their skills. Some Counsellors and Psychotherapist believe in the power of angels and cosmic ordering. Such advertised beliefs cannot help but influence a clients belief system. This book is very enthusiastic in differentiating fact and fantasy to the point of a controlled rant with some accompanying deviations from good grammar. It suggests that through experience with people on a personal level that Counsellors and Psychotherapists can gain a good understanding of the general truths of human nature which can create the delusion of spiritual insight. Cold reading is used by mediums psychics and other spiritual practitioners to convince the public that they posses the power to read minds, see into the future and speak with the dead. Some of these practitioners are not aware that they are using Cold reading techniques as their belief in their own powers is reinforced by the collaborative public who need to believe. Some of them become excellent at their trade through practice and become acute at recognising subtle unconscious signs that can be used to impress the onlooker. The reader is encouraged to think what psychological principles are involved in Cold Reading and if Cold reading can ever be applied in a therapeutic way.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 357 KB
  • Print Length: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Alex H Parker; 1 edition (July 9 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008JH361G
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2.0 out of 5 stars great information; horrible formatting Sept. 27 2012
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While the subject matter and theory are both fascinating the formatting is atrocious. Complete sentences are some times left out. Even more frustrating numerous times the author has the start of one sentence and the end of another altogether different sentence combined into one. The grammar and typographical errors are too many to list. The author has a writing style that comes across as pompous and condescending which makes the simplistic editing errors all the more laughable. The basic use of spell check would have caught the majority of those errors. A bit of fact checking would have caught other errors such as the author's claim that Van Gogh painted The Scream*.

Easily rectified mistakes and writing style result in an unreadable book. Frankly, I had a headache before I made it through the first quarter. The numerous errors were so distracting it not only ruined an interesting subject but it literally took days to finish reading from sheer frustration trying to make sense of what was being said.

Until the book is reformatted or, at the very least, given a run through spell check this book isn't worth the memory it takes up.

* Note to author Edvard Munch was the artist responsibke for The Scream
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2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting insights, but too rambling Aug. 5 2012
By Nick - Published on
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This book does contain some interesting material but the style is rambling and repetitive. The author could have delivered the information in a more concise form in about half the number of words.

This, coupled with poor grammar and a lot of typographical errors, made it a bit of a slog to read in its entirety (though I did manage it). And I'm pretty sure Van Gogh didn't paint "The Scream".

All in all this could do with a complete rewrite.
1.0 out of 5 stars Phoney's, Frauds,and Fakirs, oh my??! July 2 2016
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If what one is looking for is a rant on how the writer feels that the majority of spiritual counselors are/is a sham waiting to pounce on the gullible; this is your book. The writer spews out all kinds of examples of 'fakers'. But never gives anything to the reader of what he would feel a genuine caring, spiritual (no matter what religion-kind of another rant) person can do. He is an "equal opportunity basher". He tosses everything into his hated 'new age'-y pot. Wondering if he has ever tried having a Reiki session; because he mentions this 'energy work' and others, many times. States several times that ones beliefs are due to 'the placebo effect' at work. It's amazing that the writer doesn't come out and say that working with crystals are all in the imagination(new age), too-- don't forget to check the watch or the inside of a computer!
Unfortunately, it sounds like he will never find what he doesn't believe in; Hamlet's Father's Ghost would be wasting his time trying to visit this writer.
"Once upon a stair I met a little man who wasn't there"....The 'little people' probably never come to his house or dance in his garden either... The book is all his opinion of course; but I'd rather dance in a garden....