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NLP: The New Technology of Achievement Paperback – February 19, 1996
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About the Author
Steve Andreas, along with his wife, Connirae, co-founded NLP Comprehensive in 1979. They have edited or authored seven of the quintessential NLP books, including Heart of the Mind and Frogs into Princes.
Charles Faulkner is the architect and co-author of the best-selling Nightingale-Conant audiocassette program NLP: in Action.
NLP Comprehensive, based in Boulder, Colorado, conducts training and consultations and has produced more than sixty video and audiocassette programs, including Nightingale-Conant's highly popular NLP:The New Technology of Achievement.
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Top Customer Reviews
Despite its choppy presentation, the book is extremely readable, entertaining and leaves one with a strong understanding of the fundamentls of NLP itself. For those of you who are new to NLP, this is definitely the first book that I would read.
The book is entirely practical - it is loaded with 43 different exercises / experiments you can do to improve different aspects of your life.
The book has some essential NLP techniques - such as Swish pattern, Fast Phobia Cure, Creating Reapport, Circle of Excellence, Reframing, some basics related to working with Time-Lines - that everyone can benefit from learning and using.
By the time you're done going through the exercises in this book, you're bound to become more empowered and know how to access your inner resources and run your mind and neurology to reach your goals and remove some obstacles from your path.
A key tenet ("presupposition") of NLP is that *nothing* works for *everybody*, and *nothing* works for *anybody* *all* of the time. You have to try things out until you find the exercises and methods that work "for you". And even then you may find that they work better some days than others.
After reading quite a few books on NLP, I'd say that this is the nearest thing you'll find to the essence of NLP short of going on a "top notch" training course. Read the book, and DO do the exercises, but only when you're ready to progress your life to a whole new level.
For those who are ready for something better - highly recommended.
If, on the other hand, you're really not sure if you're ready to step out of your "comfort zone", then stay clear of this book. Once you've read it, you'll never be able to put things back the way they were.
I don't enjoy books that effuse with frothy enthusiasm so trillingly that it undercuts the information it's supposed to deliver. And I don't enjoy books where the authors seem to be addressing me and my curiosity about the topic in a sugary voice as if I am a Kindergartner.
So I am not enjoying this book. At all.
I wish that before I'd purchased this book I'd seen the dedication page. It reads: "Dedicated to the joyful heart and soaring spirit of every child reaching for a greater world, especially in yourself."
Now, friends- I sincerely hope your heart is joyful and that your spirit soars. But that sugary prose in the dedication would have tipped me off about what was ahead- and I'd have run for the hills. To get to the information, you have to deal with the authors achingly precious hopes for this book to change your life.
Ever have a cappucino that was all foam with only a little sip of coffee at the bottom of the cup? Remember how you raised the paper cup to your lips and there wasn't anything to swig? Remember the sense that you'd just been ripped off?
Yeah. It's a lot like that.
If you like non-fiction delivered to you like a bed-time story, maybe you'll like this book. But if not-- don't buy this book. Run very fast to the next selection.
If I can stop even one person from buying this book, it was worth my time to write this review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book years ago and started reading it and only got to about chapter 4. I just couldn't get into it because the way the information is structured makes it extremely... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Has a cheesy informercial vibe about it, but contains some decent basic NLP information.Published 2 months ago by RTS76
Awesome book/manual for learning what NLP is and how to use it. Would prefer a bit more focus on teaching specific techniques and less talking but I understand how most people... Read morePublished 4 months ago by K. Lenoir
Well written book, but can be a bit hard going at times for someone like me with a short attention span!Published 6 months ago by Dra252
I found this book to be very good at introducing me to various concepts in NLP. I sometimes reread this book.Published 7 months ago by Phwey