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Get the Life You Want: The Secrets to Quick and Lasting Life Change with Neuro-Linguistic Programming Hardcover – August 15, 2008


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  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: HCI; 1 edition (August 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0757307760
  • ISBN-13: 978-0757307768
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Read this book: it will change your life.' Paul McKenna 'Richard Bandler is a Leonardo of our times. He is one of our living greats.' The Guardian Weekend 'Richard's ability to help people change is unparalleled ... everyone should carry this book with them.' Owen Fitzpatrick, presenter of RTE1's Not Enough Hours and co-founder of the Irish Institute of NLP --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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'Richard Bandler has made an extraordinary contribution to people's lives across the planet.  His highly powerful personal change techniques have enabled millions around the world to feel better about themselves and improve their lives. He gets results that nobody else can.  Read Richard Bandler's Guide to Personal Change: It will change your life.'

-- Paul McKenna, Ph.D., coauthor of I Can Make You Thin and host of TLC's I Can Make You Thin

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Richard Bandler is one of the greatest geniuses of personal change. He is the man who co-invented NLP and is Paul McKenna's self-confessed guru. He holds courses and workshops all over the world, including in the UK and the USA. He lives with his wife in Texas but also spends time at his house in Ireland.

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Do you remember the last time you read a book that you couldn't put down?
M. Addison
Richard Bandler is a genius, and his book is filled with his great insights and easy to follow steps to make changes so that you can have more freedom in your life.
palmtree girl
Anyone who would like to change their beliefs, their habits, and hopefully their life will get great satisfaction out of this book.
Brian L. Montgomery

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90 of 93 people found the following review helpful By 10in20 on July 10, 2009
Format: Hardcover
First, let me say I am a fan of Richard Bandler.

I attended his seminar first in 1990 in USA and recently last year in Scotland and this year in Holland.

If you want to use (not just read and feel smart, but really use and get smarter), this is the single most important book.

If you want to use just one book in the rest of your life, I'll say this is the book.

This book introduces new advances in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). The new methods are so advanced, they are really easy to use and benefit from. You get, see and feel the results immediately.

Whether you are totally new to Richard's teachings or whether you have learnt some NLP, or an really experienced in NLP, you'll learn a lot and really benefit.

This book is divided into 3 parts:

Part 1: Getting Over It
You learn how to get over bad suggestions, bad memories, fears and phobias, grief, bad relationships, and bad decisions.

Part 2: Getting Through It
You learn how to do or what to do with habits and compulsions, recovery, resignation, big events, tests (exams and interviews) and obligations

Part 3: Getting To It
Here, you learn to have fun, love, meet people, do important duties (taxes and study), do exercise, be more organized, make more money, and make big decisions

This is not a book, but a workbook (like seminar in a box).

You read a bit and then do what Richard teaches you. Follow the instructions and you'll get instant, immediate results.

Thank you Dr Richard Bandler for your genius.
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77 of 83 people found the following review helpful By J. Obrien on October 9, 2008
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I'll admit I've read Nlp books and felt lost... Even though I knew the teachings were sound and capable of changing your thinking. I just couldn't grasp the "practical" side of applying nlp to my life. But this book changed all that.

It's like you get to sit in on intimate sessions with Richard Bandler as he spins his magical web. Not only that, he hand delivers powerful shortcuts to change almost every area of your life. Only it's not with theory and fluff, but simple exercises you can... and will... use to instantly change your mind.

If you ever wanted to experience the full potential of nlp, or your confused about how to apply nlp to achieve personal and lasting growth, then this will be the best nlp book you will ever read.

P.S. Thanks Richard for sharing this.
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134 of 150 people found the following review helpful By J. L. Buksbaum on September 24, 2008
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I was on a conference call with Richard about a week or so ago and we talked about this book and the upcoming release of his hypnotic language patterns book (coming out November).

Here is what I can say from my heart about the man and about this book: Richard loves life, he loves people, and you get that in this book. He doesn't see any need for suffering over time. Whatever is not working for you in your life, Richard knows that you can get through it, over it or to it without suffering over time. He is not about doing it one way, the right way, his way - he is ALL ABOUT doing what works, doing it fast, and creating shifts in your life that impact you immediately and generatively. A generative shift is one that self adjusts over time, giving you access to more freedom, self expression and power in your life.

During the call, Richard shared that the idea for the book came to him while he was cooking. He thought about all the folks who will never walk into a certified NLP training, who may be intimated to delve into Hypnotic Learning Patterns or The Structure of Magic. All at once he knew that after nearly 40 years of change making with people from all walks of life and all parts of the world, that he was the one, (and I say the ONLY ONE) who could write a workable book where foundational NLP techniques and DHE tools are as easy to follow as a recipe for baking a chocolate cake.

He achieved his goal. As soon as I am out of the swimming pool, I am sending you a postcard, dear friend! (Swimming phobia from age 8, professional lessons, prior hypnosis, even a Tony Robbins phobia session did not work; what it took was this book!)

Buy the book. Put your skepticism in your closet long enough to read it.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Labedz on October 8, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Most books on NLP are poorly written and full of jargon that assumes a lot of familiarity with the field. This is especially true of Bandler's books, many of which are transcribed talks from workshops that he has given.

THIS BOOK IS A GEM. Give it to your friends and colleagues. Each chapter deals with a specific type of problem such as a phobia or post traumatic stress . The chapters are short and sweet. At the end of each chapter, he summarizes the process in a one, two, three list. It is sort of NLP for Dummmies. Hat's off to Bandler. He is a giant of psychology and now he finally has written a book for the masses.

Gordon LaBedz, MD
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By L. Power TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 18, 2008
Format: Hardcover
RB is listed as the father and cocreator of NLP. So, you may wonder how this latest ode to his love child compares with previous offerings.

It's so refreshing to read a book that explains how to do NLP in plain language.

As he says: "It's not a philosophy. It's not an ideology. It's not a religion. It's a toolbox."

As you get further into this book you will find exercises for many common life situations, including grief, taking tests, doing taxes, increasing desire, falling more in love, falling out of love, together with applications of well known processes such as the swish pattern, and the fast phobia model for traumatic memories.

Apparently RB used to teach flirting. I would like to have seen him elaborate more on the flirting process, darn it.

I particularly liked his take on the fast phobia model.

Years ago Virginia Satir asked him what he thought the dominant instinct in human beings is. He replied 'Survival.' Her answer has stuck with him ever since.

This book shows RB's insight, followed by process and exercise which you can easily do yourself. Its easy to imagine referring to this book first to read RB's take on the situation first before reading another book or manual.

I would certainly recommend this as a first read for someone new or unfamiliar with NLP. If you're more interested in the Milton and Meta Model of communication, and already have trance experience, I would recommend Guide to Trance Formations.

I hope you find this review helpful.
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