First published in 1980, this book is still considered the basic primer for understanding NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). The author demonstrates all the basic techniques for change and relates these to other established schools of psychotherapy. The result is a fortunate marriage of theory and practice. Covers a wide range of topics some in depth, some only a tantalizing glimpse of possibilities which therapists dream of succeeding at. The outcome is a happy event which any therapist, novice or veteran, will find useful.
From the original foreword: ‘This book that you are holding constitutes an important part of my integration of several contemporary psychotherapies with the orientation taught me by Milton H. Erickson and the modeling principles used by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in their work which subsequently led to their development of Neuro-Linguistic programming. This book constitutes an important piece of my understanding of psychological level communication and its use in therapy.’