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Richard Bandler's Guide to Trance-formation: Make Your Life Great (Book & DVD) [Paperback]

Paul McKenna , Richard Bandler
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7 Jan 2010 Book & DVD

You were born to be great, to succeed – to be a powerful, confident, happy person. If you don't feel like that right now it's time to get back on track. Richard Bandler, the man who inspired Paul McKenna to greatness, will change your life in a matter of minutes with his incredible, potent NLP exercises and free you to unleash your full potential.

Richard Bandler, the world-famous co-creator of NLP, has helped millions of people around the world turnaround their lives and find success in whatever they want to achieve. This incredible book is his master work and packed with all of the simple, potent exercises that he has developed over the last 37 years to help people transform their lives. It also explains how he has developed and refined his techniques and why they work.

Make Your Life Great is an absolute must for anyone who wants to be freed from whatever is holding them back – be it fear, self-doubt, an unhappy past, bad habits or lack of focus – and become a strong, happy, successful person. The book includes a free DVD featuring Richard Bandler demonstrating and explaining his techniques.

Make Your Life Great will be published in the US under the title Richard Bandler’s Guide to Trance-formation.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Element (7 Jan 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007301987
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007301980
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.7 x 22.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'One of my favourite books of all time … use this amazing book to unleash your power and redesign your destiny … the most powerful and practical guide to NLP and hypnosis ever written.’
Paul McKenna

‘Richard Bandler is a Leonardo of our times. He is one of our living greats.’ The Guardian Weekend

About the Author

Richard Bandler is one of the greatest geniuses of personal change. He is the man who co-invented NLP and is Paul McKenna's self-confessed guru. He holds courses and workshops all over the world, including in the UK and the USA. He lives with his wife in Texas but also spends time at his house in Ireland.

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69 of 74 people found the following review helpful
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I have very mixed feelings about this book and the accompanying DVD.

I should say that I have found all of Paul McKenna's books extremely helpful and have been enormously impressed by professional clinical hypnotherapy, which has helped me manage PTSD and related wide-ranging phobic anxiety far more effectively than prescription medication. I have also read Richard Bandler's 'Get the Life You Want' which I found to be both fascinating reading and useful in many practical ways.

I am still hopeful of being able to cure my PTSD completely and am always open to new and more advanced self-hypnosis and NLP techniques. So I came to this already receptive.

Unfortunately, this book is a fairly significant level of difficulty beyond the McKenna books and the earlier Bandler book, and I feel the title - which is typical of "help yourself" language with its 'Make Your Life Great' claim - is really quite misleading. The book is less about helping yourself and more about working on others (for example, the section called 'Patterns of Induction' is about how to induce hynotic trance using people's own "sub-modalities", whilst Section 4 is entitled 'Client Sessions'). This is all quite exciting I guess, particularly if you're training to become an NLP therapist or counsellor, and I did learn a lot, but it all requires a lot of time and patience to work through.

It's certainly very cynical to market this as a self-help text when there is a lot of information to absorb, some of which is highly abstract, and very little of which is actually directed at the end-user wanting to benefit from "trance-formation".

I found the enclosed DVD entertaining and amusing, but that was all. It's really just like a pub hypnosis show with tamer antics.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It Hasn't Made My Life Great 12 Mar 2010
The book is very good for what it is, BUT it is NOT a self-help book as it claims to be. It is full of interesting information, but does not give instructions that could be classed as 'Self-Help'. As with many of this type of books, it gives some information and then advises you to go see a professional, in this case, hypnotherapist. I think many people would buy this book because they want to learn some tools for helping themselves, not being told to see someone else.

I bought the book as a Therapist interested in other people's views and ideas, and did get a lot from it, hence the three stars, but if you are looking for something that will help you yourself and maybe 'make your life' great, I'd look elsewhere.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Richard Bandlers - Guide to Trance-Formation 12 Feb 2010
I have found this book very interesting. My only problem is finding the time to concentrate on it.
The only disappointing thing was the enclosed FAULTY cd. I have tried via the links to register the problem. But I'm still not sorted out. I did not want to return the book, just want the CD replacing.

I would recommend this book especially now I know that this author was the original tutor to Paul McKenna. Now, that I find intriguing.

I have given this book a 4* rating, once I get to the end I may decide to change my mind.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing. 24 Jun 2013
This book isn't anywhere near as good as the original 'Trance-Formations' by Bandler and Grinder. It lacks the detail of instruction and explanation regarding the underlying structure of Ericksonian hypnotherapy. The original work was very focused on a sensory/biofeedback approach that was extremely illuminating-non of this in Bandler's 'Trance-Formations',nor is there anything about using the brilliant approach of 'process instructions' in trance. I also found some of Bandler's instructions on how to work with sub modalities to be incoherent and difficult to follow. I still regard Richard Bandler as genius but was very disappointed by this often poorly explained book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for 20 Dec 2012
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this is for anyone that wants to understand NLP from one of the Co-Creators.

I was dubious after reading Derren Browns thoughts on their totalitarian views but I can safely say that this book is informative and helpful for a vast array of reasons. I am hoping to take a practitioners course next year and this has given the boost I need.

It has also helped me to help others already with issues in their lives.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Master! 17 May 2011
Fast becoming a fan of one of the fathers of NLP, this is a powerful book and in the hands of the misguided may go completely over their heads. But in the hands of someone looking for change then this is the book for you. Exactly as it says, it is cutting edge, far superior to many of the so-called change your life books on offer from others. A clear and informative book for everyday use. A great accompanying DVD too. Not enough superlatives to say about this man's work.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Rambling 30 Oct 2010
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He has interesting ideas but this is basically full of self praise.
It is badly written and it is hard to know exactly what it is for.
I think that this is basically a rehash of an earlier book which was itself based on transcripts from his courses.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful for practitioners. 2 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very useful guide to the way Bandler himself thinks as a hypnotist. If you wish to be helped, this is not the book for you. If you wish to develop your abilities as a hypnotist, this could be really good for you if you are prepared to do the work.
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I have read a great many books on NLP and Hypnosis. Richard Bandler has created a wonderful book, that is good value and has a great deal to offer interested students. Read more
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Richard Bandler comes up with yet another fantastic set of techniques and exercises The man is incredible. Anyone interested NLP should buy this
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The book is written in a clear humorous and engaging style. Richard is very knowledgeable in the subject of psychology and offers a fantastic insight into how the mind works. Read more
Published 13 months ago by A. Morley
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly useful if you use it -genius!!
I bought the original hardback version of this book which didn't have the disc - I have heard RBs voice on recent recordings and to the British ear I can understand why some... Read more
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