Materials for NLP Methods
List of the Best Source Materials
NLP is a vast field, including many methods. If you want to learn one or more NLP techniques in depth, this list of resources is a good place to start. The Andreases were an integral part of the field of NLP from the early days, who quickly became known for their quality, precision, and attention to detail. This NLP techniques list gives you a way to easily access their work, and will be especially useful for…
- Individuals wanting to learn an NLP pattern in-depth
- NLP trainers preparing to teach a particular method
- coaches and therapists wanting to enrich their understanding of NLP methods
- Researchers wanting to have access to good “pattern prototypes” for NLP methods
If you begin with work vetted by the Andreases, you’ll have a good foundation.
Below you’ll find a list of NLP methods, each one followed by a list of source materials for that method. The resources include free articles, as well as books, audio, and video learning programs.
What it is: Pairing two experiences together, so that one can elicit the other. Classical Conditioning. Anchoring methods offer ways to utilize this known phenomenon to change experience usefully.
- Frogs Into Princes, Richard Bandler & John Grinder. (1979) Chapter 2, “Changing Personal History and Organization: Anchoring” pp. 79-136.
- NLP Practitioner Manual: Trainer Edition, Andreas & Andreas. (1986-87) “Day 2: Anchoring formats.” [Includes: Future-pacing, States of excellence, Sensory experience v. hallucination (“Tap” exercise), Anchoring three states and calibration, Dissociation and calibration, Chaining stuck state to dissociation, Behavior transfer, New behavior generator, Add a resource, Changing personal history, Fast phobia cure.]
- “Selecting a Resource to Anchor,” S. Andreas & C. Andreas. (article, 2000) Available at http://steveandreas.com/Articles/resource.html)
- Change Your Mind— and Keep the Change, Andreas & Andreas. (1987) pp. 170-172. Using anchors to access states.
What it is: We can experience a memory from different perceptual positions: Self (our own point of view), Other (someone else’s point of view), or Observer (watching from the outside like a consultant). Each perceptual position offers unique advantages or “wisdom.” The Aligning Perceptual Positions Process guides us in reorganizing our experience to maximize the benefit we can get from each perceptual position. [See also “Perceptual Positions.”] Useful with any relationship issues, as it increases our clarity and emotional intelligence. Because it “cleans our sensory channels” this method also can get good results with learning disabilities.
- “Aligning Perceptual Positions: A New Distinction in NLP,” Connirae Andreas & Tamara Andreas. (Article, 1991) A good introduction, including a simple example of someone going through the process. Available free at: http://steveandreas.com/Articles/comaligning.html
- “Aligning Perceptual Positions,” Connirae Andreas. (Video, 1990) A complete demonstration from a Denver NLP Conference. Available at: http://www.realpeoplepress.com/aligning-perceptual-positions-video-download-p-116.html
- “The Core Transformation 3-Day Training,” Tamara Andreas. (Video Program) Includes demonstration of Aligning Perceptual Positions with someone who has learning disabilities. (Aligning Perceptual Positions is one day in the 3-day Core Transformation Workshop. The accompanying 28-page Participant Manual includes a detailed step-by-step script for Aligning Perceptual Positions.) http://www.realpeoplepress.com/core-transformationthe-full-3day-workshop-p-37.html
- “The Aligned Self,” Connirae Andreas. (audio) 9 hrs. This 4-day training includes Aligning Perceptual Positions plus Core Transformation, Parental Timeline Reimprinting, and Eye Movement Integration. (“Aligned Self” was an earlier name for the Core Transformation workshop.) Includes several demonstrations and discussion of Aligning Perceptual Positions. It’s recommended to first view the video demonstrations of Aligning Perceptual Positions (#2 or #3 above). Watching the gestures and spatial sorting on the video is necessary to fully understand what’s happening on the audio version. Available at http://www.realpeoplepress.com/aligned-self-audio-download-p-115.html
- Core Transformation Trainer Manual, Connirae Andreas & Tamara Andreas. (2009) Includes in-depth information about how to effectively teach and use the Aligning Perceptual Positions method. (This manual is part of the “Core Transformation Trainer Materials Packet.”) http://www.realpeoplepress.com/trainer-materials-packet-core-transformation-p-55.html
- Aligning Perceptual Positions was featured in the book, Ten Years of Viewing Within: The Legacy of Francisco Varela, ed. Claire Petitmengin. (2009) Imprint Academic, Charlottesville, VA, pp. 217-230. “Aligning Perceptual Positions: A New Distinction in NLP.” (The chapter included in this book is essentially the same as the free article listed in #1 above.)
- Resolving PTSD streaming video training manual, Steve Andreas. (2013) pp. 44-49. Aligning Perceptual Positions is one of over a dozen methods Steve teaches for resolving the different aspects of complex PTSD. Also taught: how to identify and resolve the phobic core of PTSD, how to create alternative memories to help the client feel empowered instead of helpless, how to help clients reduce physical pains such as those from traumatic brain injury (TBI), two different ways to use eye movements to help clients spontaneously resolve memories (and they are both gentler than EMDR), what to do when things do not go as planned (including a live demonstration).
What it is: A submodalities method to change a limiting belief into an empowering one.
- Using Your Brain for a Change, Richard Bandler, Ed. S. & C. Andreas. (1985) Chapter 7, “Beyond Belief.” p.103-115. Outline p. 108-9. A submodalities-based method for identifying and shifting the coding for beliefs.
- “Changing Beliefs,” Andreas & Andreas. (article, 2007) Transcript of a video demonstration of the submodalities belief change pattern. Available at http://steveandreas.com/Articles/changingbeliefs.html
- “Changing Beliefs,” Andreas & Andreas. (video) Out of print.
What it is: How to discover the unconscious experience of our “personal boundaries,” and how to change our boundaries to function optimally for us.
- “Adjusting Your Protective Boundaries,” by Steve Andreas. (article, 2002) This is Chapter 13 from the book, Transforming Your Self, by Steve Andreas. (Available at http://steveandreas.com/Articles/boundaries.html)
- Transforming Your Self, Steve Andreas. (2002) Chapter 13, “Discovering and Changing Boundaries, pp. 217 – 238, & Chapter 14, “Connecting with Others, pp. 239-253.
- “NLP Client Session: Personal Boundaries and Preventing Burnout,” Steve Andreas. (video, 2009) Free video on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV3MuZl5Csc
What it is: Changing an unresourceful past experience, by using anchoring to bring in a resource experience. [see “anchoring”]
- Frogs into Princes, Bandler & Grinder. (1979) pp. 82 – 88. (called “secret therapy”)
What it is: A method of using spatial anchoring to access resource states.
- NLP: The New Technology of Achievement, NLP Comprehensive, edited by Steve Andreas & Charles Faulkner. (1996) pp. 43-47 (outline p. 45)
What it is: A method to discover the experience basis for a compulsion response. Once the structure of the compulsion is understood, it becomes possible to take the compulsion over threshold and have it “pop” or “collapse.” The result is the person no longer has the driven feeling response.
- Change Your Mind—And Keep the Change, Andreas & Andreas. (1987) Chapter 5, “Eliminating Compulsions.” pp. 89-113. Demonstration and discussion. Outline p. 93, 102.
- “Eliminating a Compulsion,” Steve Andreas. (video, 1996) Steve demonstrates with a woman who has a long-term compulsion to hoard things. https://www.amazon.com/Steve-Andreas-Eliminating-Compulsion-Conference/dp/B004K6COE0. Free excerpt on Youtube is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwxvUofenC
- See also “Eliminating Unconscious Compulsions in Addictions,” Steve Andreas. Presentation at The Tenth International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, Phoenix, AZ. (December, 2007). https://catalog.erickson-foundation.org/item/ic07-practice-development-workshop-01-eliminating-unconscious-compulsions-addictions-steve-andreas-ma-80061
What it is: This method uses our limitations as a doorway to felt states of being such as “peace,” “love,” and “oneness.” Through the steps of the process, this core state organically—and often profoundly—transforms our life situations. Usually results in increased general wellbeing. Useful with a wide range of emotional responses and troublesome behaviors. Often Core Transformation results in a deeper healing when something has already been partially transformed or healed using another method. (Developed 1989.)
- Core Transformation: Reaching the Wellspring Within, Connirae Andreas & Tamara Andreas. (1994) The book offers demonstrations, discussion, and step-by-step scripts for this process, plus Parental Timeline Reimprinting.
- “Core Transformation Introduction” (Free video), Tamara Andreas. (video, 2019) 70 minutes including guiding the group through the first steps, and guiding a participant through the first Core Transformation exercise. (www.CoreTransformation.org)
- “Core Transformation: the 3-Day Workshop” (video), Tamara Andreas. Includes full teaching of Core Transformation, plus Aligning Perceptual Positions and Parental Timeline Reimprinting, plus 28-page manual with step-by-step scripts. (streaming video or DVD from RealPeoplePress.com)
- “Core Transformation: A Demonstration with Roger,” (video). Connirae Andreas. A simple demonstration of the Core Transformation process.
- “The Identity Process: A Demonstration with Diane,” Connirae Andreas, (video). A more complex demonstration showing how to work with objections. (“Identity Process” was an earlier name for Core Transformation.)
- “The Aligned Self.” Connirae Andreas. (audio, 2004) 9 hrs. This 4-day training includes Core Transformation plus Aligning Perceptual Positions, Parental Timeline Reimprinting, and Eye Movement Integration. (“Aligned Self” was an earlier name for the Core Transformation workshop.)
- The Core Transformation Trainer Materials Packet, Connirae Andreas & Tamara Andreas. (2009) Includes a Trainer Manual for the 3-day Training, plus two audio workshops taught by Connirae Andreas, with commentary.
What it is: A submodalities method for being able to receive criticism resourcefully.
- Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) Chapter 6, “Responding Resourcefully to Criticism,” pp. 46-54. Outline pp. 48-53.
- Change Your Mind—And Keep the Change, Andreas & Andreas. (1987) Chapter 8, “A Strategy for Responding to Criticism,” pp. 147-162. Includes discussion plus a transcript of the video in listing #4 below. Outline of Steps, pp. 155-160.
- “A Strategy for Responding to Criticism,” S. Andreas & C. Andreas. (article, 1987) Includes transcript of demonstration that appears in video below. (available at SteveAndreas.com Click on “Articles” “Criticism”)
- “A Strategy for Responding to Criticism,” Steve Andreas. (video, 1987) Demonstration with a young man who wanted to be less sensitive to criticism.
- Change Your Mind—And Keep the Change, Andreas & Andreas. (1987) Chapter 4, “Shifting the Importance of Criteria,” pp. 61-88. Includes two example transcripts with commentary. Short outline p. 82.
What it is: Creating a transformative memory and placing it on our personal timeline prior to a difficult event, producing positive change.
- NLP: The New Technology of Achievement, NLP Comprehensive, edited by Steve Andreas & Charles Faulkner. (1996) pp. 275-277.
- “The Decision Destroyer” S. Andreas. (article, 2008) Includes transcript of “the decision destroyer” audio listed below. Demonstration and discussion. (Available at SteveAndreas.com Click on “articles” “PTSD/Trauma”)
- “The Decision Destroyer” (audio, 2004), Steve Andreas teaches and demonstrates the process.
- Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) Chapter 4, “Healing Traumas” pp. 28-36. Includes specific examples of use.
- “Resolving PTSD” (streaming video training manual). pp 14-15.
What it is: A comprehensive eye movement method that can be used with trauma and other unresourceful emotional responses. (More complete than EMDR.)
- “Eye Movement Integration,” Steve Andreas. (video, 1993) NLP Eye Movement Integration. Steve Andreas demonstrates the Eye Movement Integration pattern with a veteran. Comes with a booklet outlining the Steps.
- “The Aligned Self,” Connirae Andreas. (audio, 2004) This is a 4-day training taught by Connirae Andreas. The afternoon of the last day she teaches Eye Movement Integration. You’ll want to watch the video with Steve first, so you have the visual representation of how the Andreases use this method. After that, this audio teaching will enrich your understanding of the method.
- “Resolving PTSD,” Steve Andreas. (streaming video program). Manual pp. 8-13 is on eye movement integration.
- Eye Movement Integration Therapy (EMI): The Comprehensive Clinical Guide. D. Beaulieu. (2003) Wales: Crown House Publishing.
- Multichannel Eye Movement Integration: The Brain Science Path to Easy and Effective PTSD Treatment, Mike Deninger. (2021) USA: Gracie Publications.
What it is: A way to experience forgiveness for past wrongs or perceived wrongs.
- “Forgiveness” Steve Andreas. (article, 2000) Includes transcript and steps of the process.
- Transforming Your Self, Steve Andreas. (2002) p. 244
- “The Forgiveness Pattern” Steve Andreas. (audio, 2004)
- “Letting go of Hate: How to help clients change unconscious responses,” Steve Andreas. (article, 2014) This is a related pattern. Originally published in the “Psychotherapy Networker” magazine.
- “Resolving PTSD,” Steve Andreas (streaming video training manual) pp. 37-38
What it is: A simple pattern for creating motivation utilizing submodalities and an “iris pattern.”
- Change Your Mind—And Keep the Change, Andreas & Andreas. (1987) pp. 182-183. Includes short outline.
What it is: A simple method to transform unresolved grief rapidly. The client is guided in transforming the experience of loss into an experience of “positive presence”. The main phases are: 1) finding an experience of someone they’ve actually lost but whom they experience as a positive presence when they think of this person. 2) Using their own unconscious codings for the experience of “positive presence” experience to ecologically change/heal/transform their experience of loss. 3) Placing what’s valued in the past relationship on the future timeline. This is a simple and powerful method.
- “Resolving Grief,” Steve Andreas. (article, 2002) An in-depth teaching of the Resolving Grief pattern, including step-by-step outline.
- Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) Chapter 11, “Resolving Grief,” pp. 110-120. Includes examples and discussion.
- “Resolving Grief ,” Connirae Andreas. (video demonstration) A moving demonstration with a man who has lost an infant child.
- “Resolving PTSD,” Steve Andreas. (streaming video training). Manual pp. 16-20 is the grief resolution process.
What it is: A simple submodalities method to transform unresolved guilt.
- Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) Chapter 14, “Recovering from Shame and Guilt,” pp. 140-154.
- “Resolving PTSD,” Steve Andreas. (streaming video training). Manual pp. 21-23 is the guilt resolution process.
Note: Our most highly recommended method for guilt is the “Wholeness Work Authority format,” taught on Day 2 of the Wholeness Foundation Training. This results in a deeper level healing and transformation of guilt. If you begin with the submodalities Guilt Resolution process, we encourage you to follow-up with the Wholeness Work.
What it is: Some people tend to decide for themselves, others tend to follow the opinions of others. This is a submodalities method to help people make their own decisions.
- Change Your Mind—And Keep the Change, S. Andreas & C. Andreas. (1987) Chapter 7, “Internal/External Reference.”
What it is: Non-Violent Communication is a simple, gentle and effective way of making requests, first modeled from Virginia Satir, and further developed by Marshall Rosenberg. Although this originated outside the field of NLP, we are including it in this list because we’ve found our modified version of NVC to be extremely useful, and very congruent with the best of NLP.
- “NVC and the Value of a Single Word,” Mark Andreas. (article, 2012) http://realpeoplepress.com/blog/nvc-and-the-value-of-a-single-word-nonviolent-communication
- “Communicating in Relationship: How to Connect Rather than Reject,” Steve Andreas. (article, 2018)
- Waltzing with Wolverines: Finding Connection and Cooperation with Troubled Teens, Mark Andreas (2015) Chapter 3: “The Trip from the Hall of Fame” includes an example of using NVC with a group of students. (The NVC example is part of a longer story about a wilderness therapy trip.) pp. 46-50.
What it is: Utilizing both our personal timeline, plus our representation of our parents’ timelines, to generalize resources through past, present and future. This method is used after completing the Core Transformation method to enhance results and increase resilience of the change.
- Core Transformation: reaching the wellspring within, C. Andreas & T. Andreas. (1994) Section VI, “Parental Timeline Reimprinting,” p. 124-154.
- “Parental Timeline Reimprinting,” C. Andreas. (video) Demonstration with a woman whose father was an alcoholic.
- “Core Transformation—the 3-day Workshop,” Tamara Andreas. (video) Includes demonstration and teaching of Parental Timeline Reimprinting.
What it is: In memories as well as ongoing life, we can experience something from one of three main perceptual positions. “Self” position is experiencing from our own position. “Other” position is experiencing it as if we’re the other person. Or we can experience as an outside “Observer.” Since each position has benefits, we gain wisdom and flexibility through learning to use all three. (see also “Aligning Perceptual Positions”)
- “Gaining Additional Perspectives in Relationships,” S. Andreas & C. Andreas. (article, 2000) Includes explanation of perceptual positions, and steps of perceptual positions exercise. (Available at Steve Andreas.com Click on “articles” “Relationships”)
- Heart of the Mind, C. Andreas & S. Andreas. (1989) pp. 85-88, Step-by-Step exercise for use in parenting situation.
What it is: A method for quickly and thoroughly shifting a phobic response to a specific stimulus. Also effective for trauma. The method uses what’s called “3 place dissociation” and the rewind technique.
- “Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Changing Points of View,” Steve Andreas. (article, 1999) This article clearly shows how changing “point of view” can be the basis for curing phobias. Includes transcript of demonstration, and discussion. Originally published by Sage Publications.
- Heart of the Mind, by Connirae & Steve Andreas. (1989) Chapter 7, “Phobias, Traumas and Abuse,” pp. 55-71. Includes transcript of the “Lori” bee phobia session, plus examples of use with trauma and abuse.
- “Fast Phobia & Trauma Relief,” Steve Andreas. (video) Excellent demonstration of the NLP fast phobia method. Steve Andreas works with a woman (Lori) who has a bee phobia. Video includes follow-up interview with a Vietnam Vet who overcame PTSD and a phobia of Asian people in one session with Connirae. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mss8dndyakQ
- NLP: The New Technology of Achievement, Ed. Steve Andreas & Charles Faulkner. (1996) pp. 193-196.
- Using Your Brain – for a Change, Richard Bandler. Ed. S. & C. Andreas. (1985) Chapter 3, “Points of View,” pp. 37-48.
- Frogs into Princes, Richard Bandler & John Grinder. (1979) pp. 109-125.
- “NLP Works for PTSD,” Steve Andreas. (article, 2008)
What it is: Positive or useful Self Concept has been widely discussed as a significant predictor of wellbeing, happiness, and success in life. Steve’s original material on Self Concept gives us a way to construct a positive self concept that functions automatically and ecologically.
- Transfoming Your Self, Steve Andreas. (2002) The entire book, excepting the section on Boundaries, is on Steve’s Self Concept method.
- “Transforming Your Self,” Steve Andreas. (video training)
- “Building a New Quality of Self Concept,” Steve Andreas. (article, 2002) Excerpt from the book, “Transforming Your Self.” Includes a demonstration and discussion.
- “Changing the ‘not self’,” Steve Andreas. (article, 2002) Chapter 11 from Steve’s book, “Transforming Your Self.”
- “Building Self Concept,” Steve Andreas. (video) Demonstration with follow-up interview.
What it is: Some things we assume the body will heal on its own, for example a small cut, a cold, etc. This method utilizes our unconscious codings for things we expect to heal automatically, to directionalize our unconscious to support healing in other situations.
- Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) Chapter 20, “Engaging Your Body’s Natural Ability to Heal,” pp. 213-241. (Steps pp. 223-227)
What it is: A simple method for resolving or healing the experience of shame.
- Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) Chapter 14, “Recovering from Shame and Guilt,” pp. 140-154. Outline on pp. 148-149.
- “Resolving Shame,” Steve Andreas (video) (streaming video or download, at realpeoplepress.com click on “classic NLP video”)
- “Resolving Shame,” Steve Andreas. (article, 2002) Includes transcript of a demonstration, and outline.
Note: Our most highly recommended method for shame is the “Wholeness Work Authority format,” taught on Day 2 of the Wholeness Foundation Training. This results in a deeper level healing and transformation of shame. If you begin with the submodalities Shame Resolution process, we encourage you to follow-up with the Wholeness Work.
What is it: This method guides us in communicating with the unconscious “part” responsible for an unwanted behavior or response, discovering its positive intent, and generating new choices, all at the unconscious level, so that the change happens both easily and ecologically.
- Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) Chapter 8, “Positive Intentions” pp. 72-84. The full chapter is about Six-Step Reframing. (Outline of steps for self-use: pp. 78-82.)
- “Six Step Reframing,” C. Andreas. (video) Excellent demonstration with a woman who wants to stop smoking. Includes follow-up.
- Reframing: Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the transformation of meaning, Richard Bandler & John Grinder. (1982) (Chapter 4, “Advanced 6-Step Reframing,” pp. 105-141 (Outline with Steps p. 114)
- [Using Conversationally with Children.] Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) pp. 90-92. (Steps outline p. 92.)
- Using Your Brain—for a Change, Richard Bandler. Ed. S. & C. Andreas. (1985) A short example of use with critical voice appears on pp. 70-71.
Frogs into Princes, Richard Bandler & John Grinder. Ed. S. Andreas. (1979) Chapter III “Finding New Ways,” pp. 137- 163. (Outline p. 160.)
What it is: This method directionalizes the unconscious to automatically go from the stimulus for a problem state or behavior, to a compelling image of “the you that you would be without this problem.” Useful for changing unwanted habits (such as nailbiting, smoking, etc.), and difficult emotional responses.
- Change Your Mind—and Keep the Change, Andreas & Andreas. (1987) Chapter 3, “The Swish Pattern,” pp. 37-60. Steps for Standard Swish, p. 37-59-. Steps for Designer Swish pp. 52-53.
- Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) Chapter 17, “Dealing with Disaster,” pp. 177-183; Chapter 18, Intimacy, Safety, and Violence,” pp. 184-188. These two chapters describe how to use the Swish pattern first with “Kate” who felt panic and loss of control after witnessing a fatal accident, and a tailored swish with “Mack” to shift from a violent response to something softer and more nuanced.
- “The Swish Pattern,” Andreas & Andreas. (video) Steve demonstrates the standard Swish with nailbiting. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPcUfOGpMQs), and Connirae demonstrates a tailored auditory swish pattern with a woman working with a rage response to her daughter’s voice tone.
- Using Your Brain — for a Change, Richard Bandler. Ed. S. & C. Andreas. (1985) Chapter 9, “The Swish.” P. 131-152. Outline on p. 134-135
- “Kinesthetic Swish,” Steve Andreas. (Article, 1998) Includes outline of the basic swish pattern.
- Using Your Brain—for a Change, Richard Bandler, Ed. S. & C. Andreas. (1985) Chapter 9, “The Swish” pp. 131-152. (Outline pp. 134-135.)
What it is: Submodalities are the smaller elements of how we see, hear, or feel things. For example a Visual image can be bright or dim, large or small, close or far away. Our brains use these and other submodality elements to categorize our experiences. Mapping Across is a method that enables us to discover how our brain is categorizing a limiting experience, and shift it into another category offering more flexibility or resourcefulness.
- Using Your Brain –For a Change, Richard Bandler, Ed. S. & C. Andreas. (1985) Chapter 6, “Understanding Confusion” pp. 83-101.
- There are many other Change Methods that use Submodalities Mapping Across as part of the change process. See “Grief Resolution,” “Guilt Resolution,” “Shame Resolution.”
- Submodalities are also a key aspect of the other change processes, including the Swish Pattern, Spinning Feelings, and Tempo Shift patterns. These methods don’t use mapping across but utilize submodalities in other way
What it is: Some types of feelings, especially anxiety and panic, literally have a spin to them. This direction of spin can be discovered, and when reversed in a specific way, reverses the subjective experience of the feeling as well. It can be a very quick way of transforming anxiety or panic.
- “Resolving Anxiety and Other Strong Feelings,” Steve Andreas. (video) Includes a clear teaching and demonstration of Spinning Feelings. Excerpt from the full video is on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9dDsn1Ka9g
- “Rapid Anxiety Relief with NLP,” Steve Andreas. Video demonstration of spinning feelings with anxiety. A free 9 min excerpt showing Steve guiding this woman in using the method for change is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXNRdASZTk0
What it is: Troublesome inner voices have been an age-old problem. This is a simple method of transforming problematic inner voices utilizing tempo rather than content.
What it is: The way we code “time” at the unconscious level influences what comes easily for us and what is difficult. The Timeline methods show how to discover these codings, plus when and how to change them.
- Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) Chapter 19 “Personal Timelines” pp. 121 – 212. An in-depth treatment of how to find our unconscious codings for time, how to change it, plus indications for when changing past or future time codings may be useful.
- Change Your Mind—And Keep the Change, Andreas & Andreas. (1987) Chapter 1 “Timelines” and Chapter 2 “Utilizing Time.”
- “Changing Timelines,” Connirae Andreas. (video) Includes demonstration of how to elicit and modify timeline.
- [Recoding Past Events Using the Timeline.] Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) pp. 63-71. (Outline on p. 70.)
Note: The above resources are for materials on how to change the structure of the way we code time. In contrast, there are methods that don’t change the structure of the timeline, but utilize the timeline to create change. For methods utilizing the Timeline to create change, see “Decision Destroyer” “Core Transformation Timeline Generalization,” “Parental Timeline Reimprinting” and “Resolving Grief.”
NLP methods have been shown to be very effective in healing trauma.
If the person has a “phobic” response to trauma (i.e. is triggered into a negative emotional state, experiences flashbacks, or nightmares, etc.), the first step is often to use a trauma response method. The Two key methods that transform the phobic response to trauma are: “Fast Phobia/Trauma Technique,” and “Eye Movement Integration Technique,”.
Complex trauma involves more than just recovery from the strong emotional response. It can include experiences of anger, guilt, shame, anxiety, etc.
For full healing of the various threads of “complex trauma,” here are the resources we recommend.
Source Materials for Complex Trauma:
- “Resolving PTSD,”Steve Andreas. (video training) includes 16 methods useful for specific aspects of complex trauma.
- Core Transformation [See “Core Transformation” section for a full list of resources for this method.] Core Transformation is useful in transforming any of the emotional responses that can accompany complex trauma, at a deep level.
- The Wholeness Work [See “The Wholeness Work” section for a full list of resources for this set of methods.] The Wholeness Work takes the healing to a different level of transformation. It moves beyond “healing” from the problem, to using whatever happened as a doorway to evolving as a person.
What it is: A method to elicit an inner polarity (or opposite) and integrate it in a straightforward manner. (Also called “Outcome Integration”
- Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) Chapter 13 “Resolving Internal Conflict,” pp. 132-139. Transcript of using this method with “Joe” a divinity student wanting to get over his compulsion to look at skin magazines. Follow-up included.
- Frogs into Princes, Richard Bandler & John Grinder. (1979) pp. 129-131.
What is it? A set of methods, useful for transforming life difficulties and stress, through a precise method including finding and dissolving the everyday sense of the “ego.” In addition to resolving our life issues, this method can be used as a life practice that results in ongoing wellbeing, and perhaps even what spiritual teachers refer to as “awakening.” Results in a natural increase in creativity, problem-solving ability, and better sleep. This method offers a more precise and specific (and complete) way of doing what Mindfulness attempts to do.
- Coming to Wholeness: How to Awaken and Live with Ease, Connirae Andreas. (2018) An accessible teaching of the Wholeness Work, starting from the beginning. Includes frames for understanding the Wholeness Work, demonstrations of both the basic Wholeness Process and the Meditation or “Life Practice” format, plus pointers on what to do in unusual situations. Step-by-Step Guides begin on p. 83 and p. 179.
- “The Wholeness Work Free Video Training,” Connirae Andreas. (video, 2018) Includes a guided group experience plus a brief demonstration guiding an individual through the experience of finding the ‘I’. (70 minutes, on the home page at www.TheWholenessWork.org)
- The Wholeness Work: Meditation Demonstration, Connirae Andreas. (video, 2018) A complete unedited demonstration of the Meditation Format. The transcript of this demonstration appears in Section III of the book, “Coming to Wholeness.” (20 minutes, streaming or download, www.TheWholenessWork.org/online-learning)
- “The Wholeness Work: Complete Individual Session,” Connirae Andreas. (video, 2018) This session shows how to use Wholeness Work with someone who has no background, i.e. a young woman has been having a very difficult pregnancy. Includes follow-up results. (80 minutes, streaming or download)
- The Wholeness Work: 3-Day Training, Connirae Andreas. (video, 2016) This program goes beyond the Wholeness Work methods in the book, to teach additional formats valuable in using Wholeness Work as an ongoing life practice and with clients. Includes how to “integrate authority,” work with emptiness or lack, the “life journey,” working with roles and identities, plus attractions and aversions. Includes a section on using Wholeness Work for sleep. Demonstrations plus Step-by-step handouts for each method. (9+ hours on streaming video)
The Wholeness Work: 2-Day Training, Connirae Andreas. (video, 2013) Filmed in 2013, this is an earlier version of Days 1 & 2 of the live Wholeness Trainings. It includes the methods in the book, plus a section on using Wholeness Work for sleep, the “Integrating Inner Authority,” and “Integrating What’s Missing” processes. Demonstrations plus step-by-step handouts for each method. (8 hours on streaming video)
The field of NLP includes more than specific “Patterns” or procedures that can reliably result in change. There are unique and useful ways of understanding human experience and behavior, that the researcher and in-depth student of NLP will find helpful.
What it is: Cognitive strategies are the sequences of inner images, feelings, and things we say to ourselves on the inside, that lead to a particular result.
What it is: Good spellers go through a specific sequence of inner images and thoughts that lead to correct spelling. This “cognitive strategy” can be taught easily to bad spellers, so that they too can automatically spell well.
- Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) Chapter 2, pp. 8-13. Includes typical “bad spelling strategies” and the strategy almost all good spellers naturally use.
- NLP Practitioner Training Manual: Trainer Edition, Andreas & Andreas. (1986) Day 13 includes a detailed teaching of the Spelling Strategy.
What it is: When we make a decision, we go through an unconscious sequence of inner images, auditory (what we say to ourselves), and feelings. Some difficulties are the result of poor decision strategies, and can be resolved by a change in this unconscious sequence.
- Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) Chapter 16, “Making Decisions,” pp. 166-176.
- NLP Practitioner Training Manual: Trainer Edition, Andreas & Andreas. (1986) Day 14 includes a detailed teaching of Motivation Strategies.
What it is: The sequence of inner images, auditory (what we say to ourselves), and feelings that someone has when thinking of doing a task or activity. Some sequences create positive motivation while others don’t work.
- Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) Chapter 15, “Positive Motivation,” pp. 155-165.
- NLP Practitioner Training Manual: Trainer Edition, Andreas & Andreas. (1986) Day 15 includes a detailed teaching of Motivation Strategies.
What it is: People who are naturally slender often make decisions about what and when to eat in a specific way. It’s out of consciousness, but when understood can be learned by anyone.
- Heart of the Mind, Andreas & Andreas. (1989) Chapter 12, “The Naturally Slender Eating Strategy,” pp. 121-131. (Steps pp. 128-129)
- NLP Practitioner Training Manual: Trainer Edition, Andreas & Andreas. (1986) Day 14 includes the Naturally Slender Eating Strategy.
What it is: Eye Cues can help with strategy elicitation, and are useful in Eye Movement Integration.
- Trance-Formations: Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the Structure of Hypnosis, Grinder, J., and Bandler, R. Ed. Connirae Andreas. (1981) Appendix II. “Eye Accessing Cues,” pp. 238-239
- Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming, by Bandler, R., and Grinder, J., Ed. Andreas, Steve. (1979) Eye Accessing Cues chart & discussion pp. 17-30.
What it is:
The Meta-Model helps us recognize when someone’s communication isn’t yet specific, and helps us ask specific questions both to help us understand, and to enrich the speaker’s understanding of their own experience. It also includes recognizing & challenging “limits to the speaker’s model”.
- NLP Practitioner Training Manual: Trainer Edition, Andreas & Andreas. (1986) Day 6 includes Meta-Model II: The Outcome Questions.
What it is:
Meta-Model II is a highly-effective question sequence beginning with gathering information about someone’s goals or outcomes. We next ask questions that reveal current limitations and available resources, and help move the person in the direction of having the outcome they want. (When using Meta-Model II, we can continue to use Meta-Model I to get complete answers to our questions.).
- The NLP Practitioner Manual: Trainer Edition. (1986) Andreas & Andreas. Day 6 includes Meta-Model II: The Outcome Questions.
- Heart of the Mind, Andreas and Andreas. (1989) Chapter 21, “Knowing What You Want.” pp. 242-248.
What it is: (See “Advanced Language Patterns” below.)
What it is: The language patterns that can make it easy for someone to change their state and experience. Called the “Milton Model” because these patterns were derived from the work of Dr. Milton Erickson, M.D. Useful for trance induction, and also for assisting someone in easily shifting state.
Trance-Formations: Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the Structure of Hypnosis, Grinder, J., and Bandler, R. Ed. Connirae Andreas. (1981) Appendix II. “Hypnotic Language Patterns: The Milton Model.” pp. 240-250.
The NLP Practitioner Manual: Trainer Edition, Andreas & Andreas. (1986) Days 7 & 8 include the Milton-Model.
- Six Blind Elephants: Understanding Ourselves and Each Other, Steve Andreas. (2006) This offers a model for understanding all change patterns through scope and category.
- “The Stages of Transformation,” Connirae Andreas. (video, 2020) (free video). Connirae Andreas shares a new model for understanding universal stages of development. Helpful in knowing which pattern to use, to match the client’s (or our own) stage of development with respect to the issue we want to resolve. Connirae shares 6 dimensions of change. (The trainings include 7 dimensions.)
Steve’s PTSD Training includes the following handouts:
- Spinning Feelings
- Tempo Shift
- Decision Destroyer
- Voices Protocol
Table of Contents
- Aligning Perceptual Positions
- Beliefs: Change Beliefs
- Boundaries Change
- Change Personal History
- Circle of Excellence
- Compulsion Blow-Out
- Core Transformation
- Criticism: Responding to Criticism Strategy
- Criteria Change Method
- Decision Destroyer
- Eye Movement Integration Technique (EMI)
- Forgiveness (anger/Resolution)
- Godiva Chocolate Pattern
- [Andreas] Grief Resolution Process
- Guilt Resolution
- Internal/External Reference
- Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
- Parental Timeline Reimprinting
- Perceptual Positions
- Phobia: Fast Phobia/Trauma Technique
- Self Concept
- Self-Healing Method
- Shame Resolution
- Six-Step Reframing
- Swish Pattern
- Submodalities Mapping Across
- Spinning Feelings
- Tempo Shift
- Timelines & Time Organization
- Visual Squash
- The Wholeness Work
- Other Significant Contributions
- Language Patterns
- Presuppositions & Advanced Language Patterns: