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Introducing NLP Paperback – Apr 3 2000
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‘NLP is a valuable and intriguing approach to the understanding or learning and communication. Joseph O’Connor and John Seymour’s book is an excellent introduction to the field.’
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A guide to one of the fastest growing developments in applied psychology; covers the classic NLP therapy techniques in depth, lists the books currently available on NLP, and gives advice on choosing an appropriate training course.See all Product Description
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NLP has always been based on what WORKS - as established by good old fashioned trial and error - rather than chasing the latest theory. Not surprisingly, then, that has meant that NLP has changed very little over the last couple of decades. Which is why this book still represents an excellent INTRODUCTION to NLP as a whole.
Of course the founders of NLP have now gone off in their own directions - Bandler into DHE(tm) (Design Human Engineering), and Grinder into "New Code NLP" (loosely based on the work of Carlos Castenada and others).
Perhaps equally naturally, they both say they've moved on from what they started out with, but that doesn't rule out, per se, the value of their early work because it was so firmly rooted in EXPERIENCE.
Bandler, for example, now seems to be playing down the concepts of "parts" and the "6 step reframe".
All well and good.
But NLP is about WHAT WORKS FOR *YOU*, and for plenty of other people all this stuff about "parts" (originally derived from the work of Virginia Satir) still works just fine.
So, the long and short of it is, whilst it certainly isn't at the 'bleeding edge', this is still one of the leading INTRODUCTIONs to NLP.
In fact I'd say it is still Number 1.
Learn about subconscious communication which may help you rethink some of the things you say in order to deliver the intended message or to read what others are thinking. This requires a little practice and understand of verbal negation.
Discover a model which I can only describe as a model for inner peace. No, it does not tell you how to do this, it may not even describe it as inner peace but if you have knowledge about happiness philosophy it will make sense. Read the chapter on congruency, I find it inspiring.Read more ›
Needs further reading to understand practical applications of techniques described therein...the NLP workbook by the same author is a good follow up text.
This book is a good precursor to The Structure of Magic and Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. both by Richard Bandler and John Grinder -- which go much more indepth into the linguistic portions of the NLP model.
cookbook full of many different NLP recipies.
For NLP beginners, it's a great place to start. For those
with more experience, it makes a nice motivator and
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Great book, very in depth. Somewhat of a challenging read but well worth it.Published 6 months ago by Rob I MacDonald
I have been fascinating with NLP for a number of years. This book actually made me want to become a practitioner! Very well written, not too technical, something I will read again!Published on March 17 2014 by K. Schwende
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A very good introduction to the major techniques of NLP--almost like a cookbook of NLP. Very easy to follow. Read morePublished on Dec 29 2009 by Alex Morrison
Being curious about what NLP is all about after hearing about it more and more, this book is an excellent starting point toward understanding the basics of NLP although as any good... Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2009 by Richard Lepine
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