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  • 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 (35 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: nlp@hotmail.co.uk

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Andrew T Austin seems to be a bit of a one off and certainly does not lack the courage of his convictions - neither does he feel compelled to compromise or acquiesce to the expectations of popular convention. This makes him a touch edgy even "dangerous". Fortunately this also happens to make him a touch brilliant. His brand of unconventional therapeutic intervention is based upon a combination of a searingly incisive understanding of the human condition and a willingness to have the courage of his convictions with regard to the practical application of his innovative NLP and hypnosis techniques.

This book captures the essence of the man, his approach and his attitude to benevolence when working with human beings who just so happen to be suffering.

What does all of this mean? Well what it means is this; buy it. It is the best NLP book that I have read and I recommend it 100%
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Really enjoyed this book.It is really easy to read . I found it difficult to put it down , I have seen Andrew on NLP Resources videos and have read his brilliant article on weight issues but the book is just as witty and shows how rapport is one of the main principles of therapy .
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 !
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Wow! This is the book that has best captured that sense of mischevious glee and energy that I first got when I did my initial NLP training and began to read and watch people like Bandler in action. Here is someone who understands that unless the map changes first, all the techniques in the world won't make a difference... and just sit back and prepare to be gob-smacked at Andrew Austin's complete daring and willingness to be an 'anti-therapist'... its just so refreshing, startling, scary and down-right brilliant...

Aside from plenty of 'did he really just do that?' moments, there is also copious amounts of rich and thought-provoking stuff in this book which makes it an especially good one for dipping back into. The chapters are short, humourous and cover all sorts of different things which makes it a good one for those of us with wandering minds or if you want to discover hidden arts of changing folk whilst waiting for the bus...

If you really want to understand NLP as a therapeutic discipline in the spirit and intention of the original NLP developers...then read this book...

Viva la revolution...
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As always, Andrew Austin is informative yet entertaining, irreverent yet compassionate. I read this practically in one sitting. With his ability to cut through the layers to the heart of an issue in an instant, Andrew has gone on to create and achieve so much more since writing this book. His Metaphors of Movement program is his own, no nonsense, incisive and inspired development of NLP, anchored by his neurological nursing background. I would strongly recommend checking out his unique approach and following his journey through his websites, http://www.andrewtaustin.com and http://metaphorsofmovement.co.uk also http://slimminginmyattic.com/ and his many Youtube videos. Andrew has dispensed with the jargon, hype and elitism, taking the best of NLP, adding his years of experience in nursing and therapy, a dollop of common sense and come up with some astonishingly simple yet effective solutions to many of the issues presented to therapists today. Like his videos the book is absorbing, enthralling, easy to digest. .... and will make you smile. Highly recommended.
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A fantastic read! Engaging and educational, it's a valuable resource for therapists... for everyone actually!
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A really great read, funny, highly enjoyable and full of insights into the wonders of therapeutic change work private practice.
Highly recommended.
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I recently purchased Andrew's excellent book - which i know has been out for a while. It is a very very funny book and displays Andrew's incredible effectiveness at applying mainly NLP-based approaches in the most difficult of settings that your average NLP-er would fear to tread. If you have read 'using your brain for a change' by richard bandler - then Andrew's book is of the same stimulating genre. I have also recently attended a training with Andrew and liked his style so much - we have organised a 2-day training with him in Liverpool in July. So really can highly recommend this book and his trainings!
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Well what can One think but WOW! Can you remember the excitement you first felt on discovering NLP and change-work? Well when you buy this book be prepared to have your excitement, enthusiasm and your life re-ignited better than the first time!

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!

Stunning.
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