The Spirit of NLP – Revised Edition

The process, meaning and criteria for mastering NLP

By: L Michael Hall


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Size: 234mm x 154mm
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9781899836048
Format: Paperback
Published: July 1996

This fully revised edition of The Spirit of NLP brings you a brilliant Richard Bandler master training and significant contributions from master trainers Eric Robbie, Wyatt Woodsmall, Tad James, Christina Hall and the late Will McDonald. Providing a deeper understanding of the true genius of the co-developer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, it includes the neurology of NLP, and the development of sleight of mouth patterns. Systematically tackling Programming, Linguistics and Neurology, The Spirit of NLP is ideal for all those wishing to update and expand their understanding, or wanting a fresh and exciting perspective on NLP.

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L Michael Hall

L. Michael Hall is a Cognitive Psychologist who through research into NLP and Self-Actualization Psychology is now a modeler of human excellence; he has completed 15 modeling projects from Resilience, Women in Leadership, Self-Actualization, Coaching, Self-Actualizing Leaders, Managers, and Companies, Selling, Defusing, Wealth Creation, etc. He has authored 50 NLP books and a series on Meta-Coaching. Michael co-founded the ISNS (International Society of Neuro-Semantics) and the MCF (Meta-Coaching Foundation) and is an internationally renowned trainer. For his free weekly newsletter, Neurons, go to to sign up.

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  1. This is an excellent book covering some of the key concepts at the NLP Master Practitioner level. Most books on NLP really cover the basic concepts, however this book covers some of the key principles at the Master Practitioner Level, and as the title suggests, presents the Spirit Of NLP. Rather than just offer lots of techniques, the book contains some great examples of language, beliefs and presuppositions necessary to become a good Master Practitioner, particularly so because much of the book seems to be based upon trainings of Richard Bandler and therefore offers many examples of his linguistic genius. Much of the book reads as though it was a transcript of a live training and includes exercises and ideas which are particularly useful, although no substitute for attending a live training. This book is an excellent reference for existing NLP Master Practitioners as well as current NLP Practitioners ” existing knowledge of NLP is recommended.

    The book offers a good overview on Slight Of Mouth patterns, Meta Programs, advanced submodalities and state elicitation. Towards the end of the book there is a great chapter on thought processes and modelling excellence ” one of the fundamental cornerstones of NLP. Throughout the book the author points out the “towards and away from' indicated in the language ” those things through the communication we value and the things we tend to dislike, which is part of a valuable technique in any NLP change process. This is particularly useful in demonstrating the “propulsion systems' used in communication, which are described in the book.

    The Spirit Of NLP is a valuable book for the more experienced NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner, full of great language, information and exercises.

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