NLP in 21 Days

A Complete Introduction and Training Programme

Harry Alder, Beryl Heather

Publisher: Piatkus, 1998, 301 pages

ISBN: 0-7499-2030-0

Keywords: Personal Development

Last modified: July 28, 2021, 11:53 p.m.

NLP in 21 Days is an authoritative guide that covers the full international syllabus for NLP practitioner training. This easy-to-follow programme will benefit the growing number of people who now recognise the power of Neuro Linguistic Programming. NLP can improve all aspects of life, from personal relationships and career advancement to selling and negotiating, public speaking and even spelling and mental arithmetic.

Written by two top NLP trainers, NLP in 21 Days covers 21 key topics and includes dozens of exercises and examples which you can immediately apply to your own situation.

  • Day 1: How People Tick
    • Subjective experience
    • Thinking and doing
    • Personal excellence
    • Modelling success
    • The NLP model
    • Presupposition: The map is not the territory.
  • Day 2: Getting What You Want
    • The technology of goal achievement
    • The four-stage success model
    • The elements of a well-formed outcome
    • Presupposition: People create their own experience.
  • Day 3: Knowing What You Really Want
    • Outcome ecology
    • The role of your unconscious mind
    • Representing your outcomes
    • Cartesian questions
    • Values and outcomes
    • Presupposition: A person is not his or her behaviour.
  • Day 4: How to Win Friends and Influence People
    • Matching
    • Building rapport through matching
    • Presupposition: The meaning of a communication is the response it gets.
  • Day 5: Power Communication Techniques
    • Calibrating rapport
    • Pacing and leading
    • Mismatching
    • Establishing relationships
    • Matching with congruence
    • Presupposition: Experience has a structure.
  • Day 6: Making Sense of Your Own World
    • Seeing with your brain
    • Trusting your 'autopilot'
    • Representational systems
    • Identifying sensor preference
    • Eye movements
    • Synaesthesia
    • Presupposition: Every behaviour has a positive intention.
  • Day 7: Changing Your World
    • Submodalities and the meaning of experience
    • Changing experience and behaviour
    • Presupposition: The mind and body are part of the same system, and affect each other.
  • Day 8: The Power of Language
    • Using language to get what you want
    • E-Prime
    • The hierarchy of ideas
    • Turning words into outcomes
    • Presupposition: People make the best choices available to them.
  • Day 9: The Value of Vague Language
    • Milton language patterns
    • Rapport and utilisation
    • Using the patterns
    • Presupposition: People work perfectly.
  • Day 10: Getting Down to Specifics
    • The Meta Model – Deep structure and surface structure
    • Meta Model questions
    • Using the questions
    • Applications for change
    • Presupposition: There is no failure, only feedback.
  • Day 11: Once Upon a Time
    • Simple and complex metaphors
    • Metaphor as a tool of communication
    • Metaphorical caveats
    • Generating a complex metaphor
    • Presupposition: Resistance is a comment on the communicator and may be a sign of insufficient pacing.
  • Day 12: Getting Another Perspective
    • Different perceptual positions
    • What position to take
    • Presupposition: Learning is living — we cannot not learn.
  • Day 13: Taming Time
    • Coding time
    • Time and different cultures
    • Through time and in time
    • How to identify a timeline
    • Presupposition: There is a solution to every problem.
  • Day 14: Choosing Where to Change
    • Relating behaviour to neurological levels
    • Neurological levels and organisations
    • Alignment
    • Presupposition: I am in charge of my mind and therefore my results.
  • Day 15:Thinking Outside the Box
    • Frames and reframing
    • Reframing for results
    • Meeting frames
    • Presupposition: Whatever you think you are, you are always more than that.
  • Day 16: The Key to Personal Excellence
    • Strategies for success
    • Feedback systems
    • Identifying and using strategies
    • The TOTE model
    • Strategy chunks
    • Presupposition: If one person can do something, anyone can do it.
  • Day 17: Strategics for Success
    • The convincer strategy
    • Spelling strategy
    • 21 tips for identifying strategies
    • Presupposition: Choice is better than no choice.
  • Day 18: If Anyone Can, I Can
    • Modelling
    • Capability and skill
    • The modelling process
    • Strategics that work
    • Presupposition: Change can be fast and easy.
  • Day 19: Mastering How You Feel
    • Understanding anchors
    • Getting into the right state of mind
    • Creating an empowering anchor
    • Presupposition: The person with the most flexibility will control the system.
  • Day 20: Instant Excellence
    • Installing anchors
    • Using anchors
    • Presupposition: People have all the resources they need to bring about change and success.
  • Day 21: All Change
    • Change techniques
    • Change personal history
    • Phobia cure
    • Detailed personal history questionnaire
    • Presupposition: A person cannot not respond.
  • Appendix: Certification Standards — Practitioner Level


NLP in 21 Days

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

OK ***** (5 out of 10)

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 3:16 a.m.

At long last, I did it. I bought a book about NLP. Reasonable good, but a lot of psychology. There exists funnier stuff to read.


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