NLPby Paul Matthews
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The following topics expand greatly on the basics presented in this NLP topic.
Introducing Neuro Linguistic Programming
by Joseph O’Connor and John Seymour, published by The Aquarian Press 1990, 250 pages
This is a very good book of the fundamentals of NLP, written in an accessible style. It has been reprinted several times and, despite its age, is still one of the best books to use as a starting point.
Influencing with integrity
by Genie Z Laborde, published by Crown House Publishing Limited 1984, 240 pages
This book focuses on the application of NLP to communication and negotiation. It is in an easy-to-read format, and tends to explain things from several different angles so you can be sure to gain understanding.
NLP: A practical guide to achieving the results you want: workbook
by Joseph O’Connor, published by HarperCollins 2001, 294 pages
This workbook is a basic, at-home NLP course, providing easy-to-follow exercises and reflections. It addresses topics such as how to change emotional state, the power of language and getting results, and can be applied to many different areas, such as business, sport and health. It is designed to be a basic manual for the beginner in NLP, and also a clear and easy reference manual for practitioners and trainers.
Encyclopedia of systemic NLP and NLP new coding
by Robert Dilts and Judith DeLozier, published by NLP University Press, 2000, 1625 pages
The encyclopaedia describes itself thus:
The purpose of this work is to cover the branch of knowledge known as Neuro-Linguistic Programming in as comprehensive a manner as possible; in particular, the areas of the field known as Systemic NLP and NLP New Coding.
Its purpose is to provide up-to-date knowledge about these areas of NLP, and to make this knowledge conveniently accessible. It includes background and historical information as well as current material, presented through a combination of text, tables, photographs, charts, and illustrations.
This is a comprehensive, if somewhat technical resource done by two of the leaders in the field. It is a very useful reference. You can access the whole encyclopaedia, although limited to a few pages at a time, at http://nlpuniversitypress.com/.
You can also contact the author directly: Paul Matthews