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‘Inspiring, stimulating, and immensely rich – Bruce takes NLP in Coaching to an entirely new dimension, building on the giants before him’ – Katherine Tulpa, Global CEO, Association for Coaching

‘I recommend this book whole heartedly to any coach who wishes to update their knowledge and understanding of NLP and coaching’ – Prof. Dr. Karl Nielsen, IN President

‘Immensely readable and well researched. No NLP practitioner wanting to develop the field further should be without it’ – Dr Jane Mathison, formerly research officer in NLP, University of Surrey

Are you struggling with the complexities of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)?

You've come to the right place. This book demystifies NLP, providing a practical guide to understanding the psychological theories, principles and research that underpin the approach.

Packed with practical hints and tips, case studies and exercises, the book introduces and explores: What NLP coaching actually is; The general theories and principles that underpin the NLP approach; How theory translates into practice; The research evidence that says NLP coaching really works

This is an essential companion for trainees, coaches, psychologists and professionals from all walks of life – indeed, anyone wanting to develop their knowledge and practical skills in this increasingly popular approach.

Bruce Grimley is Managing Director of Achieving Lives Ltd, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the UK President of the International Association of NLP Institutes and Coaching Institutes.

The Meta Model: Language Both Connects Us to the World and Isolates Us from It
The meta model: Language both connects us to the world and isolates us from it

For the NLP coach the Meta Model is a key linguistic tool in the coaching tool box; it is also the first model to emerge from NLP.


Transformational grammar is the theory supporting the Meta Model. Bandler and Grinder tell us their first NLP model is designed to make the insights of transformational grammar available and usable to those people who work with complex human behaviour (Bandler & Grinder, 1975b: 2). Grinder had written a book with Suzette Elgin entitled Guide to transformational grammar which was published in 1973, two years before The structure of magic (1975b) ...

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