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Hardcover Thought Viruses: Powerful Ways to Change Your Thought Patterns and Get What You Want in Life Book

ISBN: 051770577X

ISBN13: 9780517705773

Thought Viruses: Powerful Ways to Change Your Thought Patterns and Get What You Want in Life

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Book Overview

Thought viruses can lead to procrastination, allergies, internal conflict, poor health, failed relationships, and even depression. In this book, Lofland moves beyond standard methodologies to show readers how to identify thought virus infections and how to eradicate them through step-by-step interactive exercises and anti-viral remedies.

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Read this with an open mind

Thought Viruses is an excellent book but takes a long time to read if you actually do the exercises which are probably worth doing; although I didn't spend the time to do them all. Donald Lofland is a neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practioner. He also has a PH.D and he talks about how we can change our thought patterns and re-program ourselves to reach the success that we want. With Spring coming on, I am starting to get hay fever and allergies and there was an interesting chapter on how using an NLP, someone can cure allergies. This is definitely something that I am looking to try. If anyone knows a good NLP practioner, I would be interested in speaker to her or him. There are a total of 40 exercises in the book on everything from discovering your mission, setting life goals, setting priorities in life, looking at your personal uniqueness and your values, etc., through to looking at specific thought patterns. The book makes some unbelievable claims. Read it with an open mind though. Sometimes the unbelievable is true (and I am a hard driving suspicious CEO) This book is worth reading.


This is a wonderfull book. It shows in a clear and easy way, the processing of our thoughts and becomes possible to change what is not worthwhile. It shows us the ways to change our programing and our estrategies of thought.

Practial and Effective Application of NLP

"Thought Viruses" presents clear and practical steps to identifying self-defeating thought patterns and internal conflicts, and the methods to eliminate them. The book emphasizes a number of remedial Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) methods, such as State Strategies (including submodalities), 6-Step Reframing, and Collapsing Anchors, and demonstrates step-wise practical application of these techniques. Dr. Lofland shows how to overcome depression, allergies, procrastination, and fear of failure/success. He also discusses how to make improvements in the areas of intimacy, communication, and even in responding to cancer. Throughout he creates a convincing analogy of harmful thoughts/beliefs to a virus, specifically "Thought Viruses," with the treatment for these being NLP-based "anitviral remedies." I recommend this as an excellent book for those wishing to deal with the topics mentioned, or for those seeking an explicit description of practical NLP application.
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