Richard Bandler - the world-renowned co-creator of NLP who has helped millions around the world change their lives for the better - has teamed up with Italian NLP Master Trainer Alessio and co-founder of the Irish Institute of NLP Owen, to craft a simple yet engaging story of one man’s personal change and discovery, to help listeners understand the remarkable principles of NLP.
Inspiring and easy to listen to, this fable recreates the experience of being at a workshop with Bandler. Rather than explaining the theories, An Introduction to NLP illustrates the principles and simple techniques that Bandler has developed over the past 35 years in action. This inspirational book gives you the tools to change your life, overcoming the things that are holding you back: your phobias, depression, habits, psychosomatic illnesses, or learning disorders. Through the simple techniques of NLP, you too can become a strong, happy, successful person and achieve your goals.
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By Helen on 08-04-13
useful and helpful
Before I buy an audiobook I generally look at the hard copy on Amazon and read the reviews before making my decision. I noticed that some readers felt it was patronising and this put me off. I do understand why they made these comments. Nevertheless I gained a lot from it. The thing I liked about it most was the way that it the information was presented it made it easy to understand when to use the techniques, why they are so important in everyday communication and it ran you through some examples of conversations so you can see how they work in the real world. NLP is not an easy subject to present in book format, you really need to be in live training to fully understand how to use it, but this book seemed to come as close as you could get.
It would be very easy to just close your eyes and go along with some of the demonstrations as if you were a participant.
The only criticism is that many people do not fit as easily into the types outlined in this book. It is only intended to be a brief introduction, so you cannot really expect to get an answer to everything you get stuck on. For example on the timeline exercise I cannot perceive time in the way that this book presents it. I am a practising hypnotherapist so I'm not really too concerned about this because I have ways around it, but if you are not familiar with some techniques it could be frustrating. On the other hand you may be curious and want to learn more.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Pat Cotter on 29-08-13
Super introduction to NLP
If you could sum up The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life in three words, what would they be?
When I first began listening to it I thought, hmmm not sure about the format and whether it would work. However... I have now listened to it about 3 or 4 times and it is one of the better NLP books I've listened or read. It bring you into the methods quite easily and allows you reflect on the process and methods that can be emplyed in NLP to better your self.
What did you like best about this story?
Its a super way to bring and understanding of the NLP practice and methods
What about Owen Fitzpatrick’s performance did you like?
initally I though this might not work, but after 15 min, is tonality was very good
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, It takes time to absorb it.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By William on 09-08-13
NLP overview of technology for effective communica
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. You will be a more effective in listening, talking and understanding.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life?
People have different ways of under standing information thru pictures,
sounds and feelings to make sense of language originating from internal or external language.
Have you listened to any of Owen Fitzpatrick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
What did you learn from The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life that you would use in your daily life?
Yes. I'm a Certified Practitioner NLP and Richard Bandler will make you, laugh, cry and learn a better map of the world which will help you come away from his teaching a new and better person and outlook on life.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
By 5 Star Ace on 16-01-14
A must read for the basic Understanding of NLP
Would you consider the audio edition of The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life to be better than the print version?
I believe this should be listened to. Especially for the Kinesthetic (auditory and or feeling oriented people.) learners out there. This will not be the case for people who need to feel the physical book. Some might enjoy having both so they can feel the pages and follow along with the reading.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Did not have a favorite character however I did like how you could feel for the main character. You get a sense of what the character is going through and in essence through the story you actually see how NLP works. NLP is not some great huge discovery rather it is a a system of learning to interact with anyone on their particular communicating style.
Which scene was your favorite?
I like the area where the Main character returns home and tries communicating with his girlfriend by understanding the style of communicating she uses rather than him always trying to blame himself for her being upset or unhappy. Classic example of being on different pages of communication.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
No, nothing extreme, however it did help me understand that when I am in the middle of a disagreement with someone else I must be aware of how they are communicating.
Any additional comments?
In a nutshell this book is an insight into the mind of different ways of thinking. For instance some people when they talk use their bodies in motion to help them communicate (visual) , others are very clear spoken and their every word means something (auditory). Most will use a combination of all styles. Some will relate in how they feel and will communicate on how they feel about something or another and how what they see and hear makes them feel. (kinesthetic.)
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