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M. T. Ireland
5.0 out of 5 starsLiterally changed my life for the better in a week!
Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2020
I have had a myriad of emotional and health issues from an abusive childhood that I've spent thousands in therapy on. A wide variety of therapies -- Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, Inner Child, hypnosis, scream therapy, rebirthing, Levine's somatic experiencing therapy, EFT tapping, Brainspotting, and on and on for the past 40 years. And I still felt fearful of life and 'held back' from living a full and happy life. After watching some NLP videos online, I thought I'd go to the NLP co-creator to try It and ordered this book. Within 4 chapters of practicing the NLP exercises, I had cleared a mountain of negative feelings and memories - just gone, poof! One particular belief that has been impossible to get rid of - and has kept me in a state of fear of making a mistake so I remain paralyzed and do nothing - disappeared in just a few days of using the technique he offers for this type of thing. It's been 2 months now and day by day I feel my life moving in a whole new positive direction. I finally feel free of the baggage I've carried for 66 years. And I have no idea if it is linked, but after the Great Clearing (as I call it), answers to longstanding health problems landed in my lap and health conditions I've had for decades are now reversing and I am healing. I cannot recommend this book enough. Or thank the author enough for writing it!
5.0 out of 5 stars... and truly having the ability to "program" yourself just like a computer
Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2017
If you are looking for a method of actually accessing your thoughts and your mind and truly having the ability to "program" yourself just like a computer.,.you MUST get this book. You will learn how to decrease or eliminate negative thoughts. Techniques for being a better friend and communicator are unlike anything else I have found in other books. This book is a MUST ! Please...it changed my life very powerfully. I finally am not the victim of a run-away train of a mind. It's actually quite incredible how far this book will take you. There is absolutely no book I can recommend more. If you were ever looking for the Operator's Guide to your Mind....you have Found it !
5.0 out of 5 starsThis book touched me more than any book in a very long time
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2019
I read and listen to several hundred books a year. No other book has touched me so deeply, at an emotional level, like this one in, probably a decade - if not more.
I started learning NLP as a teenager, and even wrote an in depth report on it during high-school, and I believe it changed the trajectory of my life then. I got busy with life, and everything was going extremely well, so I forgot about it. Then a real, mega-crisis hit, not of my doing, but it essentially crushed everything I had worked for an achieved up until that point. It's been a couple of years since then, and I've been working with myself and getting my life back on track, but I desperately needed to get a better grip on my thinking, feelings and behavior - and returned to NLP. This book is amazing. I highly recommend the audio-version.
I've never really liked the idea of getting a coach, but when I listened to this book, I decided that when I was done with my current project I'd reach out to Tom Hoobyar - as judging from the places he describes in the book, we live in the very same area. Then I learn he died even before finishing the book.
If you want to get an extremely loving, compassionate, warm, and experienced, real-life guide towards NLP - heck, life-overall,dealing with ourselves and others in all our imperfections, this is an absolute MUST to read.
I am deeply grateful for Tom Hoobyar for sharing his thoughts, and deeply grateful for everyone who made this book published after he passed away. The fact that the chance to contact him no longer exist, was a re-frameing experience for me.
Thank you Tom Hoobyar for your wonderful gift to the world.
5.0 out of 5 starsI loved the 21-day guide to start applying the important principles
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2017
It's been some time since I revisited the NLP system and I tell you, this book hits the spot on explaining the concepts in clear language. Not only does it explain things well, I loved the 21-day guide to start applying the important principles. Great stuff !! I would recommend this book to anyone trying to incorporate some self-improvement technologies in their lives.
5.0 out of 5 starsEverybody should read this book!
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2017
This has been one of the most powerful books I've read when it comes to personal development and constructing a powerful mindset. I believe every single person needs to read this book and study NLP to better understand themselves and others. The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our emotions and the strategies in this book allow you to better control your emotions and therefore, the quality of your life. Many people, including my past self, suffer because we weren't taught how our thoughts and emotions work and how to control them. As a result, you have many people who struggle with anger, stress, depression, jealousy, and many more negative emotional states. It's a fairly long book but I didn't find myself becoming bored at any point; I was always learning new and useful concepts to implement into my own life. I highly recommend that everyone read this book.
It is a very true a insightful read. Clear and cocise ways to achieve the desired out come and comes with excersies and other resources to help you study. I already knew most of this information because I’m curios on the topic but if this is the first book you read toward understanding yourself it will be very benefitial.
Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2019
Good book with engaging activities. However, I would recommend reading Trance-formation by Richard Bandler. While NLP The Essential Guide gathers key concepts of NLP on the surface, Trance-formation deeply touches the root of the NLP.
Edit: after reading "Trance-formation" by Richard Bandler, I decided to downgrade this overrated "NLP:the essential guild" book since most of concepts and ideas, even the exercises, are from the other book. However, Bandler's writing style and interpretation are more detailed and profound. The analogs and examples are very thoughtful as well. Skip this to save your time.
5.0 out of 5 starsComprehensive book on NLP with lots of practical exercises
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 28, 2020
Excellent book on NLP. I’m only 100 pages in and have learned a lot already. It’s very informative with exercise to try out in the first few pages. It’s a fascinating subject and this book provides a good introduction to all that NLP has to offer.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 26, 2021
I love this book and I love the explanations given by the author. I have bought it as gifts for family and friends and that is the biggest compliment I can pay it. If you want to learn about NLP, in easy language buy this book. I highly recommend it!