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5.0 out of 5 stars This was fun..and somewhat influencing, 30 Mar. 2006
This review is from: Using Your Brain: For a Change (Paperback)
Along with a couple of Bandler's other books, this was a lot of fun to read.
Yes, there is some degree of disagreement with more "intellectual" viewpoints of how people's minds should be fixed and it shows in several of his books. However, I don't blame him!

Taken with Tranceformations, Reframing, Time for a Change (and for anyone really into hypnotic language-Adventures of Anybody) plus perhaps a couple of books like NLP Workbook or Introduction to NLP, these would be an extemely nicely rounded (and entertaining) introduction and grounding in NLP.

The style of humor Richard displays in this book, may grate on certain types of folks (whoever they are!). I found much to laugh at...and funnily enough remember. Humor can be a good memory aid.

***I leave the orginal review out of fairness to prior voters and also so it's clear how a person can change their view over time***

NLP as a tool is seriously flawed and outdated. I remark this book to 3 stars because it IS well written and the humor is good. He loses 2 stars because the premise is not. Only Amazon won't let my reduce the star count LOL.

It's 3 stars folks. Honestly...
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Initial post: 18 Aug 2009 10:56:00 BDT
Oh no!

When you wrote LOL did you actually LOL? I find it distinctly irritating that people put that after everything they write. Please refrain from doing such transatlantic jingoistic acronyms in the future, you may as well have bleated or mehed. As for the review, I agree that NLP is far and away outdated, it is after all based on fifth degree masonic social and behavioural procedures that have been known since 1928, but 3 stars? IO would give 1 star only I am afraid as it is keeping the tree population down.

Bandler faked this so called transcript of a seminar nonsense, it is just the style it was written in, not an actual transcript. It is just a means for him to suggest that the exercises he shows actually work, they do, but not in the instances he describes because they are contrived and packaged as actual when they are not.

Get down to your masonic library and read some real interesting human interaction literature.

Regards

Stan Bach - Behavioural Sciences Department - Ramsey's Interactive Canal Boat Research Centre - Chicago

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2009 19:07:35 GMT
It's been a while since I looked over these reviews. For me, Bandler was an entertaining era in my life. Due to changes in circumstances, I branched out into some neuroscience for a time, then began to get into covering other models of therapy such as CBT, motivational interviewing and others. To me, Bandler was just a clever showman with what looks like on the surface an interesting model. Now, however his overall metaphor that structures his approach seems rather limited at best.

As for LOL, I didn't realise people actually noticed things like that online these days!. That's Facebook style for you.
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