NLP Practitioner

Here is a list of some particularly useful resources. Do remember no resource be it a book, audio or DVD is any substitute for direct experience.

NLP Practitioner – Books

Introducing NLP – O’Connor & Seymour

A introductory book that is quite literally packed full of descriptions of just about all the basic ( and often most useful ) NLP patterns and process. Well illustrated and presented in a reasonably simple and fairly readable format. Not so much full or exercises but brimming with high quality information.

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Ease of Reading 5, Informational Content 7, Overall 6

Influencing with Integrity – Genie Z Laborde

This is a great, gentle and ethical introduction into the world of NLP. Full of really good exercises and ways to apply NLP in a variety of contexts from personal life to work situations. The NLP contained is presented in a clear and easy to understand format.

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Ease of Reading 8, Informational Content 7, Overall 7

The NLP Workbook – Joseph O’Connor


Certainly one of the must have books. Full of the gamut of NLP exercises and applications. A great many people have bought this book – but the ones that get the most out of this are those who do the exercises.

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Ease of Reading 6, Informational Content 7, Overall 7

The Structure of Magic – Volume 1 – Grinder & Bandler

A book for Anorak’s, popular opinion is this is not an easy read. There is much ‘linguistic’ material that can easily be forgotten about unless you like this sort of thing. Chapters 4 and 5 are packed full of gems in the explication and following examples of the Meta Model. A must own book.

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Ease of Reading 3, Informational Content 9, Overall 9

Frogs into Princes – Grinder & Bandler

One of the best ( and sadly most expensive ) books about NLP. Edited by Steve and Connirae Andreas, this transcription of the early NLP seminar by Bandler and Grinder is the best explication of NLP you can buy. Try to pick up a cheep copy at a second hand store or online at ebay

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Ease of Reading 8, Informational Content 9, Overall 9

Words that Change Minds – Charvet

A great book that provided high quality information about the Meta Program model with case study and allegory. This model is used to predict motivations and behaviours using the LAB profile. An ageing, robust and well rounded product. In and of itself a useful language recognition training tool.

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Ease of Reading 7, Informational Content 7, Overall 7

Time Line Therapy and the Basis of Personality – James & Woodsmall

A really great source of information. If you are interested in the model of Meta Programs, this book provides a great deal more depth and breath than Charvet’s book. In addition there is an excellent explication of ‘Time Line Therapy’ describing uses and applications. Expensive and worth it.

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Ease of Reading 6, Informational Content 8, Overall 8

NLP Practitioner – Audio
NLP Practitioner – DVD and Video

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