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The Structure of Magic The one commonality of all successful therapy is that the patient changes in some way. Warning to the Reader The central task of structrue is understanding human behavior. Lists with This Book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I can’t wait to read volume 2! It is possible to describe an infinite number of things using English. I read it years ago and then came back to it again recently and gained a lot more out of the second reading.

It is actually not about banfler at all, but about psychology. For example, Bob made me angry. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. They are the underlying unstated assumptions of a model. I was at first put off by the title, and worried that it would be full of wishful thinking about how to solve problems.


John Grinder is the co-originator of neuro-linguistic programming and the author of several books, including Patterns of the Hypnotic Technique, Transformations, and Turtles All the Way Down.

The Structure of Magic I: A Book about Language and Therapy

The ideas expressed in the book appear to me to be simple, far-reaching, and mostly uncontroversial, unlike other NLP-related theories, like eye positions. The book is, however, very much targeting therapists, and I do not have the opportunity to incorporate their ideas into a regular practice of mine.

Then the therapist must find where the Deep Structure does not correspond with reality. This also explains why people often fail to follow advice: The Meta model can be learned in a much easier way than through reading this particular book. It’s clearly written and full of good examples. Aug 19, Damien stricture it really liked it.

Extremely interesting and informative. Otherwise, we’d just generalise again: The patient is unable to fit these ideas into his model, and will resist them. Refresh and try again.

In this case, some of the work on causality is very close to mindfulness; in other parts it is like cognitive coaching paraphrase sstructure. This book elucidates the nature of human reality, the only reality that humanity knows.


The Structure of Magic I: A Book about Language and Therapy by Richard Bandler

This model is a reduced version of our complete linguistic model of the world, the deep structure. Trivia About The Structure of By paying attention to what deletions, distortions, and generalizations are in somebody’s descriptions of their experiences, a therapist can get ot good idea of what that person’s model of the world is. We are also conditioned by culture to accept certain things, and our own life experiences condition us even more strongly.

We always have a limited picture. Kathryn Linden rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Whilst the info is still good the book tends, to become very repetitive fast.

These two observations are harmonized by the idea that people are the experts grineer their own experiences, but their model of the world may be limiting them such that they can’t identify certain options.

I also think that they are too optimistic about the truthfulness of human beings. The downside is that it’s basically a textbook writing for pyschologists.