NLP – My Top NLP Resources
Many people are curious about what resources I use and have used to help me become a recognised NLP Practitioner and an Advanced NLP Life Coach. Here is my list of inspired reading material for people interested in personal and professional development.
Overtime my interests in current brain research, emotional and spiritual intelligence, as well as how language, and metaphor can be used in order to effect change, have resulted in my studying many books dealing with brain research and the impact of this research on human communication, health and on behaviour.
The whole Brain Child-12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind
Daniel J. Siegel M.D. (2011)
Mindsight The New Science of Personal Transformation
Daniel J. Siegel M.D. (2010)
The Developing Mind – How Relationships and the Brain Interact to shape Who We Are
Daniel J. Siegel M.D. Second Edition (2012)
Brainstorm: The power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain An inside out Guide to the Emerging Adolescent Mind Ages 12-24
Daniel J. Siegel M.D. (2013)
Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Volume 1 The Study of the Structure of Subjective Experience
Robert Dilts, John Grinder, Richard Bandler, Leslie C. Bandler, Judith DeLozier
This is a priceless book from the Pioneers of NLP, you may have difficulty getting your hands on it but if you ever see it, grab it.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming for Dummies
Romilla Ready and Kate Burton
Don’t be put off by the title, this book is a great introduction and I love it. I’ve studied NLP for over twenty years and I still got some valuable information from this very easy to understand book.
Super Learning 2000
Sheila Ostrander & Lynn Schroeder
New triple fast ways you can learn, earn and succeed.
The Structure of Magic
Richard Bandler and John Grinder
Explains how we avoid change and in the process assists us to change.
Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Vol. 1
Richard Bandler and John Grinder
The authors use highly refined patterning and modeling techniques to identify the elements of genius in legendary professionals.
Richard Bandler and John Grinder
The meaning any event has for you depends on the frame in which you perceive it. If you change the frame you change the meaning. This book explains how you can do that.
Whispering in the Wind
Carmen Bostic St. Clair and John Grinder
Some down to earth examples of the powerful processes that drive NLP.
Thinking About Thinking with NLP
Joseph Yeager; Ph.D.
An entertaining book of different ideas on NLP explained in a way that is easy to understand.
Using Your Brain -for a Change NLP
Simple techniques you can use to change the way you feel about things in your everyday life; for the better.
Understanding NLP Metaphors and Patterns of Change
An essential NLP resource for both beginners and practitioners. Lots of practical exercises and applications and explanations.
Understanding NLP Principals and Practice 2nd edition
This is a great book if you want to develop an understanding of NLP and take it to a higher level.
The Coaching Bible
Ian McDermott & Wendy Jago
A valuable guide to all key issues in relation to coaching and the massive benefits it can give your life.
Using metaphors to examine your life and to effectively improve it.
Some reading I have enjoyed that has contributed to my good health.
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Inspiring a quiet revolution in the way we look at death and care for the dying and the way we look at life and care for the living.
Care of the Soul
A guide for cultivating depth and sacredness in everyday life.
The Soul’s Code In Search of Character and Calling
A wonderful renaissance of human values and a very different and helpful way to examine one’s life. This book will inspire you.
Very Useful Knowledge for Those Interested in Integrating NLP Into Their Life
Living with integrity in the 21st century.
Metaphors in Mind
James Lawley & Penny Tompkins
Transformation through symbolic modeling.
The Way We Think
Gilles Fauconnier & Mark Turner
Conceptual blending and the mind’s hidden complexities.
Philosophy in The Flesh
George Lakoff & Mark Johnson
The embodied mind and its challenge to western thought.
The Wisdom of the Body
Sherwin B. Nuland
Exploring the intangible element that makes us even greater than the sum of our miraculous parts – the human spirit itself.
Women Who Run With Wolves
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Contacting the power of the wild woman.
Steps to an Ecology of Mind
Examination of the nature of the mind as a network of interactions relating the individual with his society and his species and the universe at large.
The Hidden Messages in Water
A study of the impact our thoughts can have on water and our entire body.
The Secret Life of Water
How we can facilitate change when we join together with a common consciousness.
The Sacred Balance
Rediscovering our place in nature.
My Voice Will Go With You.
The teaching tales of Milton H. Erickson.
Evolve Your Brain
Dr Joe Dispenza
Why we keep falling into the same habits and patterns even though they don’t work for us, and what to do about it.
Music of the Mind
An adventure into consciousness.
Jacinta Agostinelli et al.
Adult educators thinking on their feet.
The Power of Meditation and Prayer
Larry Dossey, M.D. et al.
A discussion by well respected thinkers in the field of spiritual growth on the awesome power meditation and prayer can have in our lives.
The Body in the Mind
The bodily basis of meaning, imagination and reason.
The Secret language of Leadership
How leaders inspire action through narrative.
Mao’s Last Dancer
From bitter poverty to the stardom of the west – a story of one boy’s great determination and courage.
Why emotional intelligence can matter more than IQ.
The Spectrum of Consciousness
An objective comparative study of world religions and philosophies. Wilbur cuts through the mysticism to find the underlying mechanisms of the various disciplines. While Wilbur has improved on the thinking in this book in other publications such as No Boundary and othrs I still believe this book to be of immense value.
Australian Stories for the Soul
75 different authors including Ken Duncan, Mal Garvin, Tim Costello and many more.
75 short uplifting stories on the art spiritual living with contributions by people including Margaret Court and Betty Cuthbert.
In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat – Quantum Physics and Reality
The complete story of quantum physics, a truth stranger than any fiction.
The Quark and the Jaguar Adventures in the simple and the complex.
A personal vision of the connections between the basic laws of physics and the complexity and diversity of the natural world.
On Divination and Synchronicity – The Psychology of Meaningful Chance.
Marie-Louise Von Franz
The author was for many years a co-worker of Carl Jung, in this book she examines the psychological background to time, number, and methods of diving fate.