Understanding NLP Principles and Practice

  • 5h 6m
  • Peter Young
  • Crown House Publishing
  • 2004

This completely revised edition unites the many strands of NLP together. By using an elegant paradigm, which the author calls the "Six Perceptual Positions" model, this book opens a doorway into a more imaginative and coherent ways of understanding and using NLP. It provides numerous examples of the paradigm in practice. In addition, many NLP concepts are traced back to their origins, and some of the metaphors used to explain NLP are reinterpreted.

New material includes: the NLP Presuppositions, Polarity thinking, Logical Levels, an expanded view of Outcome Setting, and a clarification of Perceptual Positions, The Art of Asking Questions, and Working with Parts and Roles.

This practical guide for the NLP practitioner, coach, or therapist has numerous suggestions about good practices and offers many practical tips on actually doing NLP and utilizing the Six Perceptual Positions model. Readers will develop a better understanding of different kinds of clients, and be able to make more effective interventions for creating change.

About the Author

Peter Young is very much a Mythic-mode thinker, and enjoys exploring ideas, metaphors and stories in novels and cinema as well as in management and therapeutic models of change. He has been studying NLP since the late 1980s, and has been evolving his ‘Understanding’ model since 1998. The Six Perceptual Positions model is only the beginning of the story. There is a great deal more to explore in terms of the processes and stories of change, and the ways in which conflict can be clarified and resolved. We still have a long way to go in our society for people to learn to recognize, appreciate and accept the variety of ways in which people create their unique models of the world.

In this Book

  • Understanding NLP Principles and Practice
  • Understanding NLP
  • Patterns of Change
  • How Change Happens
  • Definitions of NLP
  • The Philosophy and Presuppositions of NLP
  • Rapport
  • Rapport and the Four Realities
  • Setting Outcomes
  • Asking Questions
  • Working with Parts and Roles
  • Perceptual Positions
  • Exploring the Metamirror
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography