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.

Brain Research Studies

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)

NLP Books

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.

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Super Learning 2000

Sheila Ostrander & Lynn Schroeder

New triple fast ways you can learn, earn and succeed.

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The Structure of Magic

Richard Bandler and John Grinder

Explains how we avoid change and in the process assists us to change.

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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.

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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.

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Using Your Brain -for a Change NLP

Richard Bandler

Simple techniques you can use to change the way you feel about things in your everyday life; for the better.

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Understanding NLP Metaphors and Patterns of Change

Peter Young

An essential NLP resource for both beginners and practitioners. Lots of practical exercises and applications and explanations.

Understanding NLP Principals and Practice 2nd edition

Peter Young

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.

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Therapeutic Metaphors

David Gordon

Using metaphors to examine your life and to effectively improve it.

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Health Related Reading

Some reading I have enjoyed that has contributed to my good health.

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Sogyal Rinpoche

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.

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Care of the Soul

Thomas Moore

A guide for cultivating depth and sacredness in everyday life.

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The Soul’s Code In Search of Character and Calling

James Hillman

A wonderful renaissance of human values and a very different and helpful way to examine one’s life. This book will inspire you.

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Background Reading

Very Useful Knowledge for Those Interested in Integrating NLP Into Their Life

Twelve Principles

Martin Hawes

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

Gregory Bateson

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

Masaru Emoto

A study of the impact our thoughts can have on water and our entire body.

The Secret Life of Water

Masaru Emoto

How we can facilitate change when we join together with a common consciousness.

The Sacred Balance

David Suzuki

Rediscovering our place in nature.

My Voice Will Go With You.

Sidney Rosen

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

Darryl Reanney

An adventure into consciousness.

Fancy Footwork

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

Mark Johnson

The bodily basis of meaning, imagination and reason.

The Secret language of Leadership

Stephen Denning

How leaders inspire action through narrative.

Mao’s Last Dancer

Li Cunxin

From bitter poverty to the stardom of the west – a story of one boy’s great determination and courage.

Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman

Why emotional intelligence can matter more than IQ.

The Spectrum of Consciousness

Ken Wilbur

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.

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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

John Gribbin

The complete story of quantum physics, a truth stranger than any fiction.

The Quark and the Jaguar Adventures in the simple and the complex.

Murray Gell-Man

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.