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Emotional Discipline by Charles Manz

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Choice 11Direct Your Inner Theater

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.

—William Shakespeare, As You Like It (II, vii)

One of the most effective emotional discipline choices we can make calls us to apply the power of the theater. I’m not talking about Broadway plays or going to the movies. Rather, I’m talking about the elaborate, moving productions that perform in our minds every day.100

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), developed in the early 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, offers tools for capturing the power of our inner theaters. It focuses on the content of our subjective experiences and offers a practical ...

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