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The Big Book Of NLP Techniques: 200+ Patterns & Strategies of Neuro Linguistic Programming Paperback – November 24, 2011
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"NLP is all about learning how to think of things differently; particularly negative things that drag you down. Buy this book and you own THE sourcebook on how to think differently and change yourself and others effortlessly with NLP." --Isaac Gozlan, Business Consultant & NLP Trainer
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I wondered in buying this book if it would be possible to use it for training purposes, or at least use some of it in training. What I would recommend would be a spiral bound version for ease of use.
Reading through it gradually I have learned many things I did not know.
For example when I learned nlp I was taught the three perceptual positions of nlp.
1. Associated - subjective. Seeing hearing and feeling with your own VAK.
2. Dissociated - Seeing yourself in the picture. Like watching a movie of yourself jumping in a lake rather than jumping in a lake.
3. Other person position. What would you do if you were in another person's shoes?
This book offers two more perceptual positions, although opinions tend to differ once you move beyond the basic 3.
In addition it offers many intriguing techniques you may never have heard of, such as falling in love pattern, resolving internal conflicts, loving yourself pattern, assertiveness installation, the excuse blowout pattern, circle of excellence, forgiveness pattern, the Godiva chocolate pattern, and Erickson's 55 hypnotic phrases to name a few.
If you are new to nlp, and not yet ready for something this comprehensive I recommend Bandler's "Get the Life you Want," and/or "Sourcebook of Magic" by L Michael Hall, which has 77 patterns. Then, as you get more experienced, and start working with people, you can run with this book, having learned to walk with the others.
Hope this was useful.
Other example of the lack of professional editing includes tasteless and even sexist jokes such as:
- about the `size' submodality - "Size matters! Don't believe the girl who says it isn't. If she can't see it..."
- about the `change of focus' submodality - "They spoke in words that only they make clear meaning of (you know, women are excellent in that skill - and luckily for all of us, they use it well to educate their men)"
This is just two of countless examples of tasteless and irrelevant `jokes'. How can this be in a NLP training book? A book that is meant to be used by professionals?
I wish I could be more positive about it but I can't, not after paying 70$ for it.
Firstly, the title would be more accurate if it were "A Big LIST of NLP Techniques", though, in fact, it is a BIG BOOK. The most useful part of the book is the Table of Contents. After that, it is a crap shoot.
Mr. Vaknin is obviously not a native speaker of English and that might not be a problem were this an audio book. But since it is written, the glaring problems with usage are troubling. Consider that this is a book primarily about LANGUAGE and so it is crucial that the LANGUAGE be precise. It is anything but. One can often find a dozen or more usage problems on a single page. From simple things such as "worst" when "worse" was intended to entire sections that read like word salad.
The worsT example I have come across could not have been worsE if Mr. Vaknin had tried to parody Erickson's "word salad". It comes in the chapter titled "Erickson's 55 Hypnotic Phrases". I have seen videos of Erickson and heard tapes of him working. The man spoke English ... I am sure of it. But what is presented, between quotation marks, is anything but English so I have to doubt that Erickson actually said them. And, since is no reference given to the work of Erickson in which these may be found, how can I check? (In fact, I have seen almost no references so far ... only a general bibliography.) Examples: "... it might be a way that meets your needs, when ..." or "How much curious could you be if you'd know that ...". And I really don't consider: "With your permission..." to be a hypnotic pattern, any more than "good morning" would be. And this illustrates another problem ... puffing.Read more ›
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This is a complicated book that I tried to read through after listening to Richard Bandler. Both are hard to understand just listening to them or reading them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tobin B. Crenshaw
For starters, this book is filled with grammatical errors. It makes you wonder how "Inner Patch Publishing" would send this to print with so many mistakes. Read morePublished 14 months ago by CP
I found this book a bit fragmented. Reminded me of the kind of hypnotists who use scripts written by others. I'd prefer fewer techniques and a clearer methodology. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Vanessa Gregory
I've read two books by this author, and the writing in both is extremely poor. Not just sloppy and hard to read, but the presentation is so jumbled that it actually impedes the... Read morePublished on June 8, 2014 by Stephen Hughes
good book, just patterns, was a fun thing to read and check out when I was into nlp. it is a great book. it will make you want to go to bed with me. Read morePublished on May 18, 2014 by Jared Jennings