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Persuasion Engineering Summary

By¬†Richard Bandler Persuasion Engineering is a book about the engineering of influence. It also demonstrates many of the Milton Model language patterns, use of metaphors and suggestions. This makes it difficult to summarize, because it’s not just about the content. Check out Persuasion Engineering at Amazon


Frogs into Princes – Neuro Linguistic Programming

Frogs into Princes is based on an early introductory seminar by Richard Bandler and John Grinder. Written in 1979 it was one of their first books and is a useful classic 30 odd years later. Check out Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming at Amazon


NLP the New Technology of Achievement Summary

By Steve Andreas and Charles Faulkner The myth of self-development and change says that it takes lots of effort, time and commitment. Psychology tends to describe difficulties, categorizing and searching for historical causes rather than providing practical solutions. NLP the New Technology of Achievement dispels these myths, and provides a guide to success. Check out […]


Words that Change Minds by Shelle Rose Charvet

By Shelle Rose Charvet Words that Change Minds is based on the Language and Behavior Profile (LAB profile)a tool to predict behavior from language. Check out Words That Change Minds: Mastering the Language of Influence 2nd edition at Amazon.


Figuring out People: Reading People using Meta Programs

By L. Michael Hall, Bobby B. Bodenhamer Figuring out people is something we all do. We want to know what makes people behave as they do, what their intentions are, and more importantly, to predict what they are likely to do. This important book about Meta Programs¬†goes beyond slotting people in categories. Check out Figuring […]


Mind lines: Lines for changing minds

By L. Michael Hall and Bobby Bodenhamer Mind lines connect language to things and events that carry meaning. There are seven basic mind-shifting directions and 26 mind line patterns, which reframe reality. Check out Mind-lines: Lines For Changing Minds at Amazon


The Secrets of Magic by L.Michael Hall

The Secrets of Magic has been updated and extended into Communication Magic. This summary is for the previous out of print version. Check out Communication Magic at Amazon


Submodalities Going Meta by L. Michael Hall

by L. Michael Hall, Bobby Bodenhamer Both excellence and the prevention of excellence have structure. We think by representing sights, sounds, sensations as snapshots and movies. We can also edit these to change our states, moods and attitudes. Check out Sub-modalities Going Meta: Cinematic Frames for Semantic Magic at Amazon


Transforming Your Self – Becoming who you want to be

By Steve Andreas Our self-concept is the ideas we have about ourselves based on our personal experiences. It is how we organize and think about our memories. It is like a map of the self that acts like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Check out Transforming Your Self: Becoming Who You Want to Be at Amazon


Dragon Slaying by L. Michael Hall

Dragon Slaying is a book about handling big bad states known as Dragon States that can sabotage our effectiveness, health and happiness. We can learn to control these states rather than remain victims of them. Check out Dragon Slaying: Dragons Into Princes at Amazon

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