I'm just learning, and I found this book to be elegent in it's approach. Take specific skills of NLP out of context and they might seem trite. So read this and you may find, as I did what happens when experienced, intuitive therapists use it properly, in a client focussed, flexible and empathic manner. Things happen, as they engage clients in making those things happen for themselves. This is one of a selection of books I would recommend to anyone wishing to become a brief therapist, whether or not they intend to use NLP training. Like "My voice will go with you" and Uncommon therapy, this book is an engaging read that teaches easily.