These are the key NLP books we recommend for our practitioner, master practitioner and coach practitioner certification.
We all have our own preferences when it comes to NLP books. These are some of my personal favorites.Sign Up For Our Occasional Email Updates NLP Training Online | Read more
The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How To Build A Successful Life
This an easy to read introduction to NLP, told through the eyes of an attendee at a seminar. The book gives practical tools to change and develop our lives.
Richard Bandler’s Guide to Trance-formation
This is Richard’s rewrite of the original Tranceformations book written by Richard Bandler and John Grinder. This is an excellent introduction to hypnosis and hypnosis techniques.
Thinking on Purpose: A 15 day plan to a Smarter Life
This a great reminder of NLP principles and how to apply them in your life. Its written by Richard Bandler, Dr Glenda Bradstock and Owen Fitzpatrick.
Magic in Practice: Introducing Medical NLP: The Art and Science of Language in Healing and Health
This is an excellent book about NLP and health written by Richard and Garner Thomson. It’s the official handbook for the ‘Society of Medical NLP’.
NLP: The New Technology of Achievement
One of my recommendations for anyone starting their NLP journey. Great introduction to NLP and NLP techniques.
Monsters & Magical Sticks: There’s No Such Thing As Hypnosis? (Or, There’s No Such Thing as Hypnosis)
One of my favorite hypnosis books. Written delightfully hypnotically.
The Art of Breathing by Dr Danny Penman
Connects breathing to mindfulness and state change. Easy to read and very effective.
Next Generation Entrepreneurs: Live Your Dreams and Create a Better World Through Your Business (Success Factor Modeling)
Great NLP and business book.
Success Factor Modeling Volume III: Conscious Leadership and Resilience: Orchestrating Innovation and Fitness for the Future
Great NLP and business book.
The Hero’s Journey: A voyage of self-discovery
Transcript of a Robert Dilts and Stephen Gilligan seminar. The Hero’s journey is a great metaphor for the challenges and opportunities we all face in life. Great for self discovery and change.
The Master Seducer’s Handbook : Secrets of the Art of Smooth Seduction
I was surprised how good this book is, both for seduction (yes really) and hypnosis.
Presenting Magically: Transforming Your Stage Presence With NLP
Practical and effective book on NLP and presenting. A very good practical application of NLP.
Recommended Non NLP Books
Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine
A journey and learning through all the approaches to lead a fulfilled life through Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Epicureans, the Stoics, Christianity, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the romantics, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud up to today.
I found it really useful. Compliments NLP really well.
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
Written by psychiatrist Howard C Cutler based on conversations with the Dalai Lama, great compliment to the Derren Brown book. Appreciate more what we already have as well as what we still want. Life includes pain and suffering, develop the disciplines to make these easier to deal with, happiness is our birthright if we work for it.
A very practical book.
Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
Developing great habits that are useful and reducing the ones that are less useful for us is a great way of moving forward ….
Brain Reboot: A Change of Mind Will Change Your Brain
Keep up to date on the latest neuroscience, see how it fits and complements NLP.
Rip It Up: Forget positive thinking, it’s time for positive action
Taking action is a great way to encourage personal change. This book gives some practical actions that we can all take.
Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World
MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre. It’s the kind of happiness that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life can throw at you with new courage.
The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By. Written by Carol S. Pearson
A book developed from Jungian archetypes. The innocent, the orphan, the wanderer, the warrior, the ultaist and finally (after revisiting innocence) the magician. Fits well with the hero’s journey. Great for self discovery and change.
How we relate to ourselves is key to our success and fulfillment. This book gives us a roadmap.
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
While outcomes are a useful concept, systems get us results. A great book on developing success systems. Direction + Success System = Results.
Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter Hardcover
How Trump won. A book that explores hypnotic principles and how we can significantly become more influential when we use them. (Assuming we want to!)
Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America
We can get caught up in our own mental prison due to mental bias and a number of other very natural processes. (And the media often encourages this ‘loser’ thinking.) This make us losers opposed to winners. Scott Adams gives us some approaches to thinking more appropriately and break out to personal freedom. Scott also gives some strong reasons to be optimistic about the future.
The Luck Factor: The Scientific Study of the Lucky Mind
A practical (and research based) approach to increasing our luck.
Predatory Thinking: A Masterclass in Out-thinking the Competition
‘A brilliant advertising copywriter and a great team leader. His ideas are equally applicable to writing a novel, making a film, launching a product, managing a football team, instituting life changes and any activity you can imagine. Genius’ – Sunday Times