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Richard Bandler, Alessio Roberti and Owen Fitzpatrick

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'The Ultimate Introduction to NLP' by Richard Bandler, Alessio Roberti & Owen Fitzpatrick is a comprehensive guide to understanding and applying Neuro-Linguistic Programming for personal and professional development. It teaches the reader how to use language to influence the subconscious mind and achieve desired outcomes.

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    Everyone creates a mind map they use to understand the world.

    What causes humans to disagree with each other? The answer is simple: we see the world in different ways.

    Everyone creates a map in their mind that they use to make sense of the world. This concept is central to the idea of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP: a person’s understanding of the world is based on their internal map, not the actual world around them. Your personal map is a composite of your ideas, values, knowledge and preconceptions.

    When you create your map, you employ three basic processes.

    First, you delete some of the information around you. Just think of a city map: it doesn’t have cars or trees on it. Your personal map is also missing certain things, but they can be much bigger. Have you ever walked down a familiar street and noticed a shop for the first time? That’s because your map didn’t include the shop before you noticed it.

    Second, you generalize. Physical maps generalize too: roads are all drawn the same way and water is always the same shade of blue. Making these generalizations on your personal map can get you into trouble, however.

    Sometimes it’s good to generalize information, like “hot things shouldn’t be touched,” for example. However, if your partner cheats on you and you become paranoid that everyone will cheat on you, this can become a serious problem.

    The third thing we do when using our maps is to distort information. A map of a city distorts information because it's flat and smaller than the actual city. On your personal map, you might distort information by attributing meaning to things when you shouldn’t.

    Imagine one of your colleagues doesn’t greet you one day. Your map might tell you to believe that they’re angry with you – but they might just be late for a meeting.

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    What is The Ultimate Introduction to NLP about?

    The Ultimate Introduction to NLP (2012) offers a fascinating primer of Neurolinguistic Programmingor NLP, a novel approach to the ways your thoughts and language can “program” your emotions, behavior and communication. When you learn to master NLP, you’ll connect better with the people around you, have a healthier outlook on the future and lead a happier life, too.

    The Ultimate Introduction to NLP Review

    The Ultimate Introduction to NLP (2012) is an essential read for anyone interested in exploring the fascinating world of neuro-linguistic programming. Here's why this book is worth your time:

    • It presents practical techniques and exercises that allow you to tap into the power of your mind, leading to personal growth and improved communication skills.
    • With its clear explanations and step-by-step instructions, the book makes complex NLP concepts accessible and applicable in everyday life.
    • The authors bring their expertise and personal anecdotes to the pages, making the content engaging and relatable, ensuring that the book is never dull or boring.

    Best quote from The Ultimate Introduction to NLP

    NLP is largely about how to pay attention to whats going on around you.

    —Richard Bandler, Alessio Roberti and Owen Fitzpatrick
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    Who should read The Ultimate Introduction to NLP?

    • Psychology students
    • Anyone interested in Neuro Linguistic Programming
    • Anyone feeling stuck in life

    About the Author

    Dr. Richard Bandler is the creator of Design Human Engineering and the co-creator of NLP. He’s written several books, including Get the Life You Want and Make Your Life Great.

    Alessio Roberti is a Master Trainer of NLP and the director the largest NLP organization in the world. He has trained presidents, executives and the CEOs of some of the world’s major companies.

    Owen Fitzpatrick is a psychologist, author and international speaker. He became the world’s youngest licensed Master Trainer of NLP at the age of 23.

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    The authors of The Ultimate Introduction to NLP are Richard Bandler, Alessio Roberti, and Owen Fitzpatrick.

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