Top 10 Books about Neuro-Linguistic Programming

 

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the approach which relates your neurological processes, language, and behavioral patterns learned through experience. This approach is adopted to develop and change characteristic behavior in an individual; helping them to do better in life. This article will introduce you to the top 10 books about Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

 

NLP: The Essential Guide to Neuro-Linguistic Programming

This book is the result of three masters in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, coming together. You will develop an understanding of what NLP is and how you can apply it to different situations, in real life. Everything in this book will be explained through stories of real people, who have seen changes through NLP under the guidance of these NLP masters.

Read it For:
This book is very easy to understand because of the stories, and you will learn the basics quickly.
Don't Read it For:
The book is good because of stories, and it is not the most favorite one for some because of the stories, as well. Some readers may find the stories to be lengthy and uninteresting.
What makes this book stand out?:
The explanation of concepts and practical usability this book provides is worth reading. You won’t find something like this every day.

Frogs into Princes: Neuro-Linguistic Programming

This 1979 book by founding fathers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming provides the reader an insight of what NLP was like, in its developmental stages. Apart from that, you will learn techniques used in NLP through this book.

Read it For:
This book should be read by anyone with interest in the subject and get the feeling of what NLP seminars were like along with some concepts.
Don't Read it For:
The book can feel a bit rushed, as it is just a snapshot of a three-day event, still a good book to develop concepts of NLP. One of the reasons why this book is one of the popular Neuro-Linguistic Programming books.
What makes this book stand out?:
The writing style is different and provides an experience of a real event.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming for Dummies

This book will provide concepts for beginners and advanced level practitioners of NLP. The concepts are explained in a simple manner here.

Read it For:
Read this book to introduce NLP in your life as a way of changing it, for good.
Don't Read it For:
Some readers can find this book a bit more on the basic side, providing little knowledge about the advanced concepts. The book, however, is interesting and worth reading.
What makes this book stand out?:
The simple way of explaining the concept of NLP in this book is different from other NLP books.

Heart of the Mind

A nicely presented introduction to NLP, covering different situational applications. You will learn how to overcome several challenges and goals, by using the successful techniques of the author.

Read it For:
This book will work as a comprehensive guide for those who are studying NLP and also for those who practice NLP
Don't Read it For:
The book has a lot of client dialogues, something every reader may not wish to read. Still one of the best books on Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has a clear and detailed explanation of sessions with clients, a must read.
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Introducing Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Psychological Skills for Understanding and Influencing People

This book will work as a way to enhance your communication skills, overall. Effective communication is the key to achieving great success in life. You will learn how to create rapport with others, influence others, understand & use body language and other communication skill developing methods.

Read it For:
This book will help you understand how you can understand the patterns in the behavior of successful people and apply it to your life.
Don't Read it For:
Readers looking for a practical guide for NLP, with several examples will be disappointed. The book will serve the purpose of introducing the concept, a reason why it is among top 10 lists of great NLP books.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book will provide you an overview of the concepts used in NLP which won’t change, in a simple and readable manner.

NLP Workbook: A practical guide to achieving the results you want

Another one from the writer of “Introducing Neuro-Linguistic Programming” Joseph O’Connor. This book serves the purpose of being a practical guidebook, for those who are practicing NLP or studying NLP as a beginner.

Read it For:
The arguments from people for “Introducing Neuro-Linguistic Programming” being a textbook, will be sorted through this practical guide.
Don't Read it For:
The book won’t work as a way to directly gain knowledge about the practical use of NLP. You will have to work hard to reframe everything for you, and this makes reading the book interesting.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book although named as a practical guide, is something that has a lot of textual explanation as well, not just examples. So you can develop a better understanding.

Trance-formations: Neuro-Linguistic Programming & Structure of Hypnosis

The book will elaborate what hypnosis actually is, and shatter the old & wrong interpretation of hypnosis. A great foundation to understand practical hypnosis application and methods, along with concepts of NLP.

Read it For:
The book will give you exposure to hypnosis and concepts of NLP, which were still developing, back in the 1990s.
Don't Read it For:
The snapshot of an event is not something everyone likes to read, but this book will work as a great tool for relating hypnosis with NLP.
What makes this book stand out?:
The description of trance state and how one can use it for good is not a thing you come across every day.

Core Transformation: Reaching the Wellspring Within by Connirae Andreas

This book will give you a way to change your core. What this means is, that there are certain things which hold us back and these things are present at the very center of one’s existence. This book will give the NLP method for changing your center and become a better individual.

Read it For:
The book is not completely about you changing yourself; it also has an element which includes self-acceptance. Change is not the only solution.
Don't Read it For:
The writing style can be considered casual by some readers. Still, a book one should read.
What makes this book stand out?:
Despite the casual writing style, the book has a lot of depth; a clear reason why it is one of best books on Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement

A masterpiece from one of the best motivator, Tony Robbins. This book will motivate positive change in the readers through the methods of NLP. This book will work as a self-help guide for the readers.

Read it For:
The extensively detailed tips of the book are something one should definitely read.
Don't Read it For:
The readers who have been practicing NLP or have enough motivation, won’t find something new in the book. However, one should read it for the times when we all feel low or lack motivation.
What makes this book stand out?:
The inspiration this book provides a person with NLP methods and concepts is unmatched.

Beliefs: Pathways to Health and Well Being

This book will help you to free yourself from the beliefs you hold, which are restricting your growth in life. The NLP methods and concepts are related to developing new beliefs and letting go old beliefs.

Read it For:
Learn how NLP can have a positive effect on your health and well-being, helping you to live a better life.
Don't Read it For:
The writing style is a bit casual, but that’s how it should be; helping like a friend.
What makes this book stand out?:
There are very clear explanations in the book. So, you are not left scratching your head on topics you won’t be able to understand otherwise.

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