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Neuro-linguistic Programming For Dummies, 3rd Edition



Neuro-linguistic Programming For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Romilla Ready, Kate Burton

ISBN: 978-1-119-10612-8 September 2015 432 Pages

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Turn thoughts into positive action with neuro-linguistic programming

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) has taken the psychology world by storm. So much more than just another quick-fix or a run-of-the-mill self-help technique, NLP shows real people how to evaluate the ways in which they think, strategise, manage their emotional state and view the world. This then enables them to positively change the way they set and achieve goals, build relationships with others, communicate and enhance their overall life skills. Sounds great, right? But where do you begin? Thankfully, that's where this friendly and accessible guide comes in!

Free of intimidating jargon and packed with lots of easy-to-follow guidance which you can put in to use straight away, Neuro-linguistic Programming For Dummies provides the essential building blocks of NLP and shows you how to get to grips with this powerful self-help technique. Highlighting key NLP topics, it helps you recognize and leverage your psychological perspective in a positive fashion to build self-confidence, communicate effectively and make life-changing decisions with confidence and ease.

  • Includes updated information on the latest advances in neuroscience
  • Covers mindfulness coaching, social media and NLP in the digital world
  • Helps you understand the power of communication
  • Shows you how to make change easier

If you're new to this widely known and heralded personal growth technique—either as a practitioner or homegrown student—Neuro-linguistic Programming For Dummies covers everything you need to benefit from all it has to offer.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with NLP 7

Chapter 1: Getting to Know NLP 9

Chapter 2: Identifying Some Basic NLP Assumptions19

Chapter 3: Discovering Who’s Directing Your Life 37

Chapter 4: Taking Charge of Your Life 59

Part II: Winning Friends and Influencing People 77

Chapter 5: Seeing, Hearing and Feeling Your Way to Better Communication79

Chapter 6: Creating Rapport 97

Chapter 7: Understanding to Be Understood: Meta Programs 119

Chapter 8: Pushing the Communication Buttons 141

Part III: Opening the Toolkit 157

Chapter 9: Dropping Anchors 159

Chapter 10: Sliding the Controls of Your Experience175

Chapter 11: Working with the Logical Levels191

Chapter 12: Driving Habits: Uncovering Your Secret Programs 207

Chapter 13: Travelling in Time to Improve Your Life225

Chapter 14: Ensuring Smooth Running Below Decks 241

Part IV: Using Words to Entrance 253

Chapter 15: Getting to the Heart of the Matter: The Meta Model 255

Chapter 16: Unleashing the Power of Hypnosis269

Chapter 17: Telling Tales to Reach the Unconscious:

Stories, Fables and Metaphors 283

Chapter 18: Asking the Right Questions299

Part V: Integrating Your Learning 315

Chapter 19: Dipping into Modelling317

Chapter 20: Making Change Easier 335

Part VI: The Part of Tens 357

Chapter 21: Ten Applications of NLP 359

Chapter 22: Ten Books to Add to Your Library371

Chapter 23: Ten Films That Include NLP Processes 375

Part VII: Appendixes 385

Appendix A: Resource List387

Appendix B: Rapport Building 389

Appendix C: The Well‐Formed Outcome Checklist391

Appendix D: Submodalities Worksheet 393

Index 395