Recommended ReadingHere we suggest a few NLP titles which you may like to take a look at.
NLP Workbook – Joseph O’Connor
A practical book on NLP which guides you through a series of activities which enable you to experience how much fun NLP is, and what huge benefits are possible.
Teach Yourself NLP – Amanda Vickers
This book gives you straightforward access to understanding NLP and helps you to put ideas and techniques into practice in both your personal and professional life.
My Lessons with Kumi – Michael Colgrass
Written as a story, with step by step exercises in the back, this provides a nice ‘double description’ of NLP and also some context on how to apply NLP skills and principles.
Beliefs Pathways to Health and Wellbeing – Robert Dilts and Suzi Smith
This book gives a good idea of some of the directions in which you can take NLP. It assumes a degree of understanding and familiarity with NLP, and the methods described take some skill to apply elegantly.
The Structure of Magic – Richard Bandler and John Grinder
The original work that started off NLP. It goes into detail on the use of language, how language is a reflection of internal reality, and patterns that can be applied for change
Influencing With Integrity – Genie Labord
NLP applied to communication. Humorous, easy to read and nicely illustrated. It covers NLP principles pretty thoroughly without getting into jargon.
Sleight of Mouth: The Magic of Conversational Belief Change – Robert Dilts
Many consider Robert Dilts’ Sleight of Mouth as the new definitive landmark publications in the development of NLP. Sleight of Mouth will help beginners understand why NLP is not just a passing fad, but continues to be of such great service in freeing and enriching people.
Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships – Eric Berne
This title explains and analyses, with pertinent real-life examples, the continual struggle between our inner child, parent and adult to dominate a social situation, colloquially termed as ‘games’.
What Do You Say After You Say Hello – Eric Berne
Berne reveals how everyone’s life follows a predetermined script – a script they compose for themselves during early childhood. Demonstrates how each life script gets written, how it works and, more important, how anyone can improvise or change his script to make a happy ending…
Scripts People Live: Transactional Analysis of Life Scripts – Claude Steiner
A clinical psychologist presents an overview of transactional analysis and a discussion of the key elements and practical applications of script theory. The book challenges us to analyse and make the necessary changes in our “scripts” to achieve the happiness and fulfilment that we choose.