Essential Neuro Linguistic Programming: A Teach Yourself Guide

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May 11, 2010


Paperback, 208 pages


0071740007 / 9780071740005


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Main description

Get a better understanding of what makes you and others tick

Essential NLP gives you straightforward access to understanding NLP and helps you to put the ideas and techniques into practice in your personal and professional life, both in behavior and in important relationships. Exercises, activities, case studies, anecdotes and quizzes will help you see how you can apply NLP to everyday situations.

  • One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors’ many years of experience.
  • Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
  • Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of NLP.
  • Exercises, activities and case studies illustrate each area in a real-world context.
  • Includes fascinating insights from leading practitioners and focused analysis of the practical aspects of NLP in all areas of life.

Topics include:
What is NLP; The foundations of NLP; What do you want--Well-formed outcomes; Values and beliefs; Representation systems; Perceptual filters; Connecting with others; Getting a new perspective; Sub-modalities; The importance of language; Symbolic thinking; Anchors; Strategies; Modelling; Timelines; Parts; Change patterns and techniques; Putting it into practice; NLP in action; Taking it further

Table of contents

Chapter 1. What is NLP;
Chapter 2. The foundations of NLP;
Chapter 3. What do you want - Well-formed outcomes;
Chapter 4. Values and beliefs;
Chapter 5. Representation systems;
Chapter 6. Perceptual filters;
Chapter 7. Connecting with others;
Chapter 8. Getting a new perspective;
Chapter 9. Sub-modalities;
Chapter 10. The importance of language;
Chapter 11. Symbolic thinking;
Chapter 12. Anchors;
Chapter 13. Strategies;
Chapter 14. Modelling;
Chapter 15. Timelines;
Chapter 16. Parts;
Chapter 17. Change patterns and techniques;
Chapter 18. Putting it into practice;
Chapter 19. NLP in action;
Glossary; Taking it further

Author comments

Steve Bavister is a director of Infinite Potential, a training and coaching consultancy specialising in all aspects of communication.

Amanda Vickers is a director of Speak First, a training and coaching consultancy that specialises in presentation skills and personal impact. Together they provide an acute insight into NLP and how its techniques can enhance your life.

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