Book Review Break Introducing NLP

Book: Introducing NLP.

by: Joseph O’Connor & John Seymour.

Subtitle: Psychological Skills for Understanding and Influencing People.

Interpreted Thesis:

"NLP is the art and science of excellence, derived from studying how top people in different fields obtain their outstanding results"

"The purpose of NLP is to increase human choice and freedom". "The development of a rich awareness in each of our physical senses is.

sensory acuity, and an explicit goal of NLP training"

I originally typed this entire post out about 6 – 8 months ago. When it was nearly complete probably 4-5k words, it got deleted entirely I was obviously.

completely distraught, and it’s one of the reasons I haven’t blogged in quite a while The book, however was really SO good that I felt I had to redo it.

In fact, I’ve re-read the book several times since then I’ve also read a few other books on the subject, but none of the others had the down to earth approach.

that really seemed to teach me so much that this one did. The book is actually out of print – with some copies selling upwards of $100 – $200 for a while.

when I last checked the cheapest one was $50 It seemed to say something about.

the quality of the book, to me, if the demand for it was this high.


This is a fantastic introduction to Neuro Linguistic Programming. It has a ton of bookmark worthy content, and my copy is filled with dog ears from reading.

repeated times Since we are constantly bombarded by media from every direction.

at nearly all times – it’s important to have selective filters about what you consume NLP arms you with the filters for perception, and encourages you to.

maximize your mental cpu cycles.

-Neuro Linguistic Processing.



-Self Improvement.

Key Terminology.

Anchoring – The process by which any stimulus or representation external or internal gets connected to and triggers a response Anchors can occur naturally.

or be set up intentionally.

Congruence – State of being unified, and completely sincere, with all aspects ofa person working together toward an outcome.

Content Reframing – Taking a statement and giving it another meaning, by asking, ‘Where would this be an appropriate response’.

Eye Accessing Cues – Movements of the eyes in certain directions which indicate visual, auditory, or kinesthetic thinking.

Frame – Set a context or way of perceiving something.

Future pace – Metnally rehearsing an outcome to ensure that the desired behaviour.

will occur.

Reframing – Formal process to stop unwanted behaviour by providing better alternatives.

-or- Changing the frame of reference round a statement to give it another meaning.

Quotes – I read something once that had the definition of the quotes pattern as talking as if someone else was telling the story.

Quotes from dog-eared pages:

Reasonable men adapt themselve to the world.

Unreasonable men adapt the world to themselves.

That’s why all progress depends on unreasonable men.

-George Bernard Shaw

NLP is the art and science of excellence, derived from studying how top people in different fields obtain their outstanding results.

A photograph never was the person.

A stepping stone is not the journey.

A musical score is not the sound.

There is no magic, only magicians and people’s perceptions.

An artist, a lumberjack and a botanist taking a stroll through a wood will have very different experiences and notice very different things If you go.

through the worldlooking for excellence, you find excellence If you go through.

the world looking for problems you will find problems Or as the Arabic saying puts it, " What a piece of bread looks like depends on whether you are.

hungry or not"

Some of the NLP basic filters are often referred to as Behavioural Frames.

These are ways fo thinking about how you act The first is an orientation towards.

outcomes rather than problems.

The Four Stages of Learning:

1Unconcious Incompetence

2Conscious Incompetence.

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