The NLP Practitioner Manual is a complete companion for any NLP Practitioner training. You can read it as 'an Introduction to NLP' and follow along with the techniques and exercises, and you can use it to add depth to any NLP Practitioner training you've already attended, to fill in the gaps and show you how to really use NLP.

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This NLP Practitioner manual is the result of 20 years research and application of NLP by one of its most innovative, practical and results oriented trainers and writers.

Peter Freeth has pioneered many recognised developments in NLP's approach and techniques that are now used by countless trainers and professionals, worldwide, including:

  • The flipchart and notepad swishes ­ loved by trainers, coaches and all professionals for powerful results in any environment
  • The easy way to anchor ­ successfully every time by discovering how it really works, contrary to what most trainers have been taught
  • Use complex techniques such as the Six Step Reframe and Fast Phobia Cure easily by understanding how to improvise and adapt
  • Featuring both the Society of NLP core syllabus and many other popular NLP concepts and techniques, this book will show you how to adapt and apply NLP in any professional environment.

There are even chapters on building your professional practice and absorbing NLP into other skill sets, so you really can integrate NLP into your work for the very best results, both for yourself and for your clients.

Most importantly of all, this book will help you to understand the underlying structure of NLP's techniques so that you can adapt and use them in the class room, meeting room, board room or even the dining room, all in plain, everyday language.

The NLP Practitioner Manual contains all of the SNLP core syllabus and much more:

  • The NLP Model of Subjective Experience
  • The Presuppositions of NLP
  • State
  • SubModalities
  • Anchoring
  • Sliding Anchors and Collapsing Anchors
  • Swish
  • Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic Swish
  • Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic Squash
  • Rapport
  • Pacing and Leading
  • Well Formed Outcomes
  • Strategy Elicitation and Modelling
  • Metaprograms
  • Meta Model
  • Milton Model
  • The Elman Induction
  • The Six Step Reframe
  • The Fast Phobia Cure
  • Timeline and Structure of Time

Here's what the author, Peter Freeth has to say about the NLP Practitioner Manual

People have been asking me for years, "When can we buy your Practitioner manual? You should publish it!" and so I've finally given in. It took quite a lot of work to get it from an excellent course manual to something that you can both read as an introductory book and use as a course manual

I first encountered NLP 20 years ago, and one of things that has never ceased to amaze me is the number of NLP books out there that simply recycle what was written 30 years ago. The same theories about how and why certain techniques work, and the same, mystical, "You don't need to know all this, you're learning it unconsciously". Well, I never bought that, and I don't expect you to either. This book isn't for people who want to learn while in a trance. This isn't a book for people who want a Practitioner certificate just for showing up on the course.

This is a Practitioner manual for people who want to thoroughly understand NLP, who want to earn their Practitioner certification.

As an ex-engineer, I wanted to figure out the techniques, get inside them and adapt them. And in doing so, I discovered how much of NLP works, and that made it so easy to teach and, more importantly, so easy for Practitioner students to master.

For example, there is a description of anchoring in the earliest NLP texts which has been copied, almost verbatim, in every other NLP book I've seen - and it is fundamentally wrong. No wonder students have trouble getting anchoring to work! When I teach anchoring, students find it so easy, and it's no wonder why - they're making it easy for themselves.

It's the same with the swish, reframing and, I nearly forgot, Meta Model. It worries me when trainers say that the Meta Model patterns don't matter, and you don't need to remember what they're called. The absolute foundation of NLP is an understanding of how we attach symbols - words - to our experience. How can we truly understand NLP and the rich benefits that it offers if we dismiss the very foundation that it stands on? If you can't name something, how can you become a craftsman in its use? Even Bandler said that all NLP techniques can ultimately be reduced to the Meta Model.

Yet I do appreciate that many trainers of NLP don’t understand it themselves, so how can they teach others? They can only teach Meta Model by rote. If a teacher doesn’t understand mathematics, how else can you learn, other than by reciting a times table?

So in The NLP Practitioner Manual, I've packed in as much of my experience as I can, earned in the 20 years that I have trained over a thousand people. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Being able to read a recipe book and follow the recipes to the letter doesn't mean you can hold a dinner party. To do that, you have to think systemically, creating the right atmosphere for your guests and serving them dishes that complement each other and arrive in the right order. A dinner party is more than just eating, it's the whole experience of an enjoyable evening with friends.

Similarly, learning the tools and techniques of NLP is neither the beginning nor the end of your journey. Learning to use a saw doesn't make you a carpenter, and learning to be a carpenter doesn't make you a craftsman.

Coaches, therapists, counsellors, managers, consultants, doctors, athletes, recruiters, actors, teachers, sales people, authors and entrepreneurs all benefit from learning and applying NLP. In fact, anyone who has to deal with people in their personal or professional lives can benefit.

Is NLP a panacea, a cure for all ills? No, of course not. Nothing is. But it is one of the most versatile and valuable tool kits that you will ever discover, and learning NLP is a journey that will bring you value, insight and reward beyond what you may have first imagined.

Visit the author's website at www.nenlp.com

Reviews

I bought Back to Basics to introduce Lean concepts and culture in our mfg facility and had key team members read it. They found it easy to read easy to understand, sparking great discussion within our team. There is now enthusiasm for change where we once had apathy. A great tool for helping us move forward!

Jim Rich

Job hunting is not what it used to be and you need to keep up to date if you want to have the best chance of getting the job you want. This is a great little book...lots of practical advice and tips a must for anyone looking for a job ....very current, highly recommend it! You could even have it with you while you are waiting to be interviewed, all the advice is short, sweet and to the point!

Brian Colbert

When I started my NLP journey I found tons of book repeating the same few concepts in a very boring way, then suddenly I found this manual and everything became interesting and I started to be keen to know more and more. It is the perfect first step for anyone who wants to use NLP for working, coaching or just to understand better life.

Giuliano Papadia

I have no doubt that Peter Freeth is on course to be one of the most influential and effective leadership guides of the early 21st century. If you've encountered Peter before, you’ll probably already have this book. If you haven’t – be prepared for a fundamental shift in your approach to business. He really is that good.

David Nicoll, MD Certax Accounting

Genius At Work ... will fill your toolbox with valuable insights on how you and your team process information. Highly Recommended!

Paul Colaianni

It was very thought-provoking, and yet was also run to demonstrate and prove how extremely simple it is to apply and achieve results! (Genius at Work)

Karen Minto, BI Worldwide

This thought provoking book challenges leaders to think and take action if they are to improve the offering and performance of their organisation: their brand. The Business Cohesion Model should be read and acted on by every Chief Executive and their senior leadership teams.

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Beverly Harvey, Executive Career Expert and Author

If I wanted to read a book that would help me triumph over adversity, this would be it. So often this type of book can be maudling, but this one tells you in simple terms that if you set your mind to something you CAN do it (my capitals, not those of the authors). It reminded me of Jeffrey Archer's first book - the story of his own determination to triumph over bankruptcy - "Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less". I say that, not because the authors' own experiences were in any way similar to his. But because in their own way, in their very different social situation, they did it too. Well done to them - and thanks for the read!

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