Wednesday, 19 September 2012

43 Introducing NLP: A Practical guide by Neil Shah

After reading two books on body language it felt like a natural progression for me to be introduced to the subject of N.L.P or Neuro Linguistic Programming. It actually goes hand in hand with body language and body language is an element of NLP.

At first this book hits you like a brick and it comes across as being a little bit convoluted and after reading the first few pages I thought I was inducing a nice juicy migraine. But each chapter slowly makes sense and makes fascinating reading. NLP is an amazing tool in any area of life whether it is business, financial, family or personal growth. There's a lot to get your head around in this book and it's not something you can just read and put on the backburner for a while. NLP techniques need to be remembered and practiced on a daily basis in order for them to be become a part and parcel of your life. I was particularly fascinated by the concepts of mirroring and visualisation, embedded commands and anchoring; I really want to learn more about NLP and perhaps see where it takes me.

Anyone who is interested in self help and body language could find this subject helpful. I did and am hoping to learn more on the subject.

Food for thought. I give it a 5/5.

Friday, 7 September 2012

41 and 42 Two Books on Body language

Body Language of Love by Allan and Barbara Pease

Body Language ( Collins Need to Know) by Carolyn Boyes

I have recently become fascinated with the whole idea of Body Language and found these two books to be amazingly interesting. The first and possibly the shorter of the two focuses on the body language of Love. To tell you the truth it was an eye opener and I didn't realise courtship was so complicated and that womens body language was so complicated.Seriously it's like a whole new secret decoded language! I only wish I had a book like this when I was younger and in full possession of a good head of hair! It is a funny and engrossing introduction to body language and it has definitely given me a few pointers when it comes to reading women.I think any young and single bloke would do well to read this and maybe this old goat can learn a few things.

The second book by Carolyn Boyes was just as interesting and takes a broader look at body language and moves on from the previous book. It's really funny when you learn a little about this subject and put some of it into practice and it can be quite helpful to read and use body language too! The first book gave me a good introduction and helped me to understand this one even better. Will I ever become a body language expert? Probably not but it will be fun trying. This book features photographs which are helpful and hilarious at times and there is something for everyone whether you are searching for a soulmate or trying to sell carpets. The only issue I had was a small one. The book very much focuses on being confident and strong but I still think there is a lot to be said about the more introvert and shy amongst us. Sometimes shyness is better than over confidence.

Fascinating books. May give the Body Language of Love 5/5 and the second one 4/5.