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Introducing NLP: Psychological Skills for Understanding and Influencing People Paperback – 1993
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Perhaps that's why this book is one of the recommended introductory text in many NLP Practitioner courses, and it is still in printing after so many years and so many printings.
The NLP ideas presented here starts from the basic and slowly progresses in-depth. It does not have too much NLP jargon, and yet not too simple. (where jargon is used, you can refer to the appendices where each NLP term is explained in clear day-to-day English)
Each chapter is packed with well connected series of NLP concepts and tools, seamlessly connected to the following chapters, and normally ends with some NLP exercises which you can immediately use to change your life.
Unlike other self-help books where the so-called guru pumps you up with their motivational ideas, normally without much substance, the NLP ideas presented here are without all the fluff and "how poor turned heroes" stories. In this book, O'Connor just give you pure power-packed NLP ideas that you can try on yourself and others for immediate results.
This is definitely the NLP book. If you're looking for only one good basic NLP book to change your life, look no further.
Boy am I glad I did!! This book lays a framework and gives the fundamentals to this awesome science, and does so with such grace and ease that it is mesmerising. It simply and eloquently explains how you can use your brain to it's fullest potential and how to use your senses to design ways to get what you've always wanted.
NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming (don't be turned off by the fancy title) is simply a way of life to help you succeed. It is the language used by winners - the science and art of NLP was invented by studying what successful people do differently to everyone else; how their mindsets allowed them to succeed where others fail.
It's little wonder that this book has got 5 stars from practically everyone who has bought it. It changed my life, and if you are looking for ways to get where you want to be in life then go for it.
For those interested in using NLP to improve communication skills and learn more about how our minds work, this book is the place to start.
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 ›
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.
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The Best Book of introduction to NLP!! Everyone should have a copy of it! I am ready to buy it twice!Published 26 days ago by NIKOLAOS BINOS
Overall, the information was presented well. This is a good first book to have a basic understanding of what NLP is and what it is not. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lara
I was reading another technical text from one of my wife's college textbooks and it mentioned NLP, which I believe has mostly been debunked as a myth that is part hoax and part... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Williamson
Ok I thought this was an interesting book I do not want to review at this time but I must in order to get off this page I hope tha this is more than 20 wordsPublished 2 months ago by Michael
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a practical and scientific mechanism of self-improvement and serenity. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mike Morgenstein
I heard about this intro to NLP on Deanna Spingola's radio show "Spingola Speaks" when she had WW2 author Veronica Clark as a guest. Read morePublished 6 months ago by John de Angelo
More like an immersion into NLP rather than an introduction! This book is chock full of good advice, excellent commentary on a widely misunderstood subject!Published 6 months ago by Douglas Shields