Frogs into Princes is edited entirely from audiotapes of introductory NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) training workshops conducted by Richard Bandler and. “NLP is an explicit and powerful model of human experience and communication. Using the principles of NLP it is possible to describe any human activity in a. This is a book review of Richard Bandler and John Grinder’s Frogs Into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming. It has been referred by many as.

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The bandlrr bit is if you’re looking to actually glean any useable information about NLP from it. As I’ve now alluded to more than once, the authors don’t offer much in the way of objective evidence.

The authors start by noting that “the relationship between your experience and what actually occurred is tenuous at best If it doesn’t work, it’s because you don’t believe So, we’ve discussed the content of NLP. Indeed, the primary criticism of IFS is that there is no empirical evidence to back it up – rpinces concern that, it seems to me, is strikingly applicable here. The first section reveals this fascinating aspect of human communication.

The main practice advocated here is called “reframing” – a “specific was of contacting the portion or part My guess, therefore, is readers can either remain “frogs” by simply intensifying modalities that are losing efficiency and relevance or learn to vary their behaviours in helping their clients become better people and become “princes”. I feel reframing is a must-have technique for any person who is interested in getting past problems and obtaining gandler most out of life.


Maybe NLP works – or maybe, it works for you. NLP is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy.

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Thoughtful organization and carefully reasoned arguments be damned: Some cursory googling indicates that experimental evidence is weak. In fact, I did my own sample-size-of-one experiment with an unsuspecting subject: That is a very brief description of anchoring. The book is divided into three main sections, which were presented on three separate days at the seminar: Fichard site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Outside the realm of pure mathematics, if a theory is unfalsifiable, it’s absolutely uninteresting. Time has told all in the case of Frogs Into Princes.

The authors argue and demonstrate that you can figure out a great deal of what someone is thinking by noticing very subtle changes in their expressions. The section mostly discusses anchoring in the context of overcoming fear in therapy, but it can be easily used in relationships, healing painful memories, negotiations, sales, leadership, and seduction.

All in all, the content is what makes this. Oct 28, Mike marked it as to-read. It pretty much starts and ends with the Neuro and Linguistic. Joshua Uebergang, aka “Tower of Power”, teaches social skills to help shy guys build friends and influence people.


And they profited handsomely from these impressive skills, offering little more than metaphors as proof of their efficacy, belittling those who challenged their methods.

Frogs Into Princes by Richard Bandler

Unfortunately, the authors don’t bother citing empirical evidence. Some quotes are in order: The end result, even if interesting, is ultimately unconvincing.

Not my cup of tea. It is more complex than simply bansler eye movements because the way we access information is dependent on the questions asked. The idea here is that different information is stored using different “representational systems” visual, auditory, etc.

Frogs Into Princes

Even I found myself re-reading some sections five times to understand what was being said. Steve AndreasJohn O. NLP is founded on the premise that “the kinds of problems that people have usually have nothing to do with content; they have to do with the structurethe form of how they organize their experience.

NLP is has only thin crust of science to it. It’s tedious and after doing some research, I baneler out why I’m turned off by the way the author’s present themselves. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.