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Publisher's Summary

Richard Bandler - the world-renowned co-creator of NLP who has helped millions around the world change their lives for the better - has teamed up once again with Italian NLP Master Trainer Alessio Roberti and co-founder of the Irish Institute of NLP Owen Fitzpatrick, to offer a simple yet engaging introduction to the groundbreaking ideas of NLP.

Written in the form of a fable, Choose Freedom is the prequel to The Ultimate Introduction to NLP. Once again Bandler invites readers into his workshops and illustrates the theories and techniques he has spent years developing.

Based around a three-day introductory course, this audiobook will give you the tools you need to start making an effective change today.

From explaining the importance of self-belief and how to change beliefs, to how to control your emotions and negative thinking, and how to create the life you want.

This is an easy-to-read and inspiring account that readers can turn to time and again.

©2013 Richard Bandler, Owen Fitzpatrick, Alessio Roberti (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Richard Bandler is a Leonardo of our times. He is one of our living greats." (The Guardian Weekend)
"The must have self-help book!" (Paul McKenna)

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  • Hairn
  • Kirulapone, Sri Lanka
  • 05-23-15

Interesting to the end

I felt like I was in a practioner course , highly recommend to anyone

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  • gerald brogan
  • 05-16-15

More of a narrative than a users guide imo...

More of a narrative than a users guide imo nonetheless the book delivered on several NLP tactics for change both immediate & longer term. I would recommend this to an open minded friend.

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  • sportstherapist
  • 07-21-15

Great format

Gradually developed methods and story which was better than just telling you
Clearer understanding because of the format

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-28-17

Fantastic Book

Highly recommend this book for all, but in particular people that work in a sales role

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Maestro
  • 05-15-17

Really enjoyed this book

I like the story of Joe, an an ibeded metaphors in it. really good, simple and short.

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  • norman
  • 05-01-16

Just like riding down stream

This book was so easy to listen to that giving it anything other than 5 stars seems churlish. Exactly how you'd hope the actual course would be. A very pleasant journey.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jane Lloyd
  • 04-15-16

Light and enjoyable

What did you like most about How to Take Charge of Your Life: The User's Guide to NLP?

It was light and easy to listen to

What does Owen Fitzpatrick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I liked the expression in his voice. He was quite humorous

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • karen
  • 10-02-15

Better than expected

The story telling helped me to understand better instead of instructional book of do and donts.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Fayed
  • 03-29-15

Amazingly helpful book

The information was very useful and could listen to this book over and over again. I wished they had some chapters at the end which reminded you of the techniques though

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  • Katherine
  • 11-15-14

Could be better

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No . This is obviously supposed to be an important topic but infusing the story with some kind of banal love interest and descriptions of what people are wearing is just tedious and irritating. I also consider referring to someone as a gorilla is totally unacceptable and unprofessional . Some of the examples given were unorthodox too and slightly dubious.

What will your next listen be?

Mindful meditation

Did Owen Fitzpatrick do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Vaguely

Could you see How to Take Charge of Your Life: The User's Guide to NLP being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Definitely not

Any additional comments?

It would have been better if they just stuck to the theory and not bothered with the badly written banal story.

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  • S. L.
  • 09-22-16

Very dubious. A lot of it is utter bobbins.

I approached this with an open mind, but as I progressed, I became increasingly disconcerted by the format. The book takes the form of a story about somebody learning about NLP. Throughout, the way the people behave and their reactions are constantly creepy and verging on cultish. It reminded me of when I was talked into attending an MLM meeting, and the subtle verbal bullying that's attempted to make you do their bidding. Given that this isn't a story of a real situation, it's literally the most glowing way they can describe somebody being introduced to their own techniques, it's really worrying that they managed to make it sound so... icky and weird. I tried every exercise. I won't lie, some of them were helpful. Some of them nearly gibberish. Most of them you could be told in a 20 minute session, except this has to happen within the framework of the story to try to hypnotise you into believing that they all work (because you're hearing about a dude whose life is transformed by the techniques... a made up dude). Finally, the love-interest part is just crass. It's literally "and he gets the girl..." with the implication that if you act like him, you will too! This has, on balance, really turned me away from wanting to know more about NLP.

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  • Andrew M
  • 01-03-16

Too short, too little information, too much fluff

This is an interesting book and easy to listen too, however it's really only got about 30 minutes of information. As an audiobook it's too short. Due to it's storytelling style, this short book has so little real content that it should be a free sample. It's clearly just an up sell tool.

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  • Nick
  • 02-06-17

5 % substance 95% story.

Waist of time.In ten minutes they could have told you what you needed to know.The hole book is just waisting time telling you a story like you are a five year old .

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  • Robyn
  • 10-09-16

brilliant

I enjoyed the fact that it was in parable form, that made it much easier to understand the beginning process of feelings in its natural state, and then delivered the exact process needed to obtain the better outcome. An excellent audiobook that actually does what it is meant to do, with no smoke and mirrors.

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  • Vivekanandan
  • 09-18-16

A must listen

it's a practical guide for taking charge of life. Nicely explained as a story. However, more in depth of information and how to apply these methods in everyday life would have been great.

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  • Stephen
  • 09-07-15

excellent

here is my review it's not a very good review but it has over 20 letters.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful