- Paperback: 213 pages
- Publisher: Real People Press; First Edition edition (5 Nov. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0911226443
- ISBN-13: 978-0911226447
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.3 x 22.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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"A fascinating book of amusing and sometimes outrageous vignettes, using NLP language patterns, submodalities, and what one might call 'NLP provocative therapy.' A delightful collection of stories, thought pieces, and teaching that cast light into what NLP has to offer the field of psychotherapy and psychiatry. If you have an interest in the field" -- Julian Russell "Senior Executive Coach and co-author of Alpha Leadership: tools for business leaders who want more from life."
About the Author
Formerly a registered nurse working in clinical neurology and neurosurgery, Andrew T. Austin began his nursing career in Accident and Emergency, where he quickly developed a strong reputation for working with the many psychiatric and mental health-related emergencies that were frequently presented to the department. It was during this period in 1994 that he began training in hypnosis and therapy, and his interest in psychotherapy and neurolinguistics grew. Andrew organises The West Sussex Hypnosis and NLP Study Group where he currently is focusing on neurology and the treatment of clinical conditions. Via his frequent writings, workshops, and lectures Andrew T. Austin is rapidly becoming known as the leading NLP-oriented therapist emphasising the neurological aspects of personal change and therapy. His seminars and workshops are sought out by NLP practitioners, trainers, and psychotherapists seeking to deepen their knowledge and skills base of the neurological underpinnings of their work. He lives in the south of England. Contact: email@example.com
Top Customer Reviews
I found his his honesty about therapy not always working refreshing and was pleased that he didnt blame the client .
As another reviewer said he is a good mixture of Bandler and Ericson and of course himself .Would recommend people to read this book and already have !
This is genuinely the first book in years that has grabbed my attention through the highly readable device of brilliant true-life stories that positively VIBRATE with cutting edge ideas and the tangible experience of NLP genius Andrew T. Austin.
Funny, charming, insightful, challenging, easy to read and containing more solid-gold information per-sentence than virtually all books in the field - this book inspired me to HAVE A GO, something so few books of dry technique can achieve even after repeated readings. I have already helped my first clients to achieve their goals and dreams and the future looks bright ;)
My life has changed because of this book and that's just one person who bought it. Join the revolution for healthy minds here and now!
If you like that extract, then you'll love this book. It's a series of bite-sized articles, case studies and "Tales from a neurolinguist's journal" drawn from Austin's practice as a hypnotherapist and former career as a psychiatric nurse.
The book comes with heavyweight endorsement from the likes of Steve Andreas and Bill O'Hanlon, who describes Austin as 'the British Milton Erickson' - although given the degree of irreverence for the psychiatric establishment and the willingness to satirise some elements of the NLP community, "the British Richard Bandler" might be a little bit closer to conveying the flavour of the book.
Published by Real People Press, the Mark Andreas hippy-art cover makes it look like classic NLP works such as 'Frogs Into Princes' and 'Trance-Formations', and it's good enough to stand in that company. There really is an insight on nearly every page. The psych nursing background gives Austin an unusual depth of knowledge of the oft-neglected 'neuro' part of NLP, which provides useful perspectives on disorders like OCD.
Many people will be familiar with the "That's so obvious - why didn't I notice that before?" moments that come thick and fast when you first encounter NLP. I'm pleased to say that after 10 years as an NLP trainer, this book could still give me plenty of those. Of course a decision-making process that uses movies is going to get better results than one restricted to stills! Damn!Read more ›
I started reading it on the train down to London and actually sat in Costa coffee in Liverpool Street to finish it as it was THAT good.
Not only did it have me laughing, it also in two parts had me crying, the part with the dying child was incredibly emotional but also uplifting that he had the power to deal with it.
The book is packed with metaphor and will light up your own issues and concerns!
Just a wonderful read and I will go as far to say that this is THE best NLP book I have ever read.
Never one to follow the 'rules' his approach is certainly different to that of the establishment. However, as effectiveness is the measure of truth, Austin's methods are well worth looking into. And, if nothing else, you'll thoroughly enjoy the read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As always, Andrew Austin is informative yet entertaining, irreverent yet compassionate. I read this practically in one sitting. Read morePublished on 15 Feb. 2015 by Shabby Tiger
A fantastic read! Engaging and educational, it's a valuable resource for therapists... for everyone actually!Published on 30 Jan. 2015 by Benjamin Oakley
A gift for someone so cant comment but delivered in good time. my son was pleasedPublished on 4 Jan. 2015 by Amelias Bookshelf.
The stories are fascinating. Some techniques described are useful and eye opening. The patient treatments in some wards are shocking. Read morePublished on 6 May 2014 by Mystic
great book for therapists and lay people alike.If you find people puzzling read this book it starts to give you a glimpse of the human racePublished on 11 July 2013 by Peter Cripps
Side-splittingly humorous with Andy's "straight-to-the-point" approach. Some absolute gems of information throughout the entire book. Read morePublished on 29 May 2013 by sally-Anne
Nicely written and had me laughing out loud! Gives a totally different perspective on NLP and coaching - one that makes you realise you can take it all a bit too seriously. Read morePublished on 24 May 2013 by MINIMABS
Friend was very please with the book as it held the information he wanted to continue his life coaching studies and workPublished on 10 Dec. 2012 by Morebrightness
I have recommended this book to everyone I know (friends / neighbours / colleagues).
I originally came across this book when I was researching reading materials while... Read more
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