The best NLP books that every beginner must read

In order to be able to successfully use NLP as a tool to help others in their journey of self development, you need to first internalize NLP. NLP is not merely a technique – it should become part of your identity as a healer, a counselor and a facilitator of change.

Along with practical sessions, instructional videos and the course curriculum that you will work on while training on how to learn NLP as seen at, you also need to dwell deeper into the essence of NLP. This is best done through books, or eBooks, ready and easy to reference companions that can go into great and nuanced detail.

Here are 3 books you definitely need to read.

 ‘Making Waves: How to Build a Successful Coaching Business During the Coaching Tsunami’

As the book indicates, there is a veritable ‘tsunami’ of coaches of all kinds – life coaches, emotional coaches, workplaces coaches, and professionals in all other categories. It can seem difficult to have a blueprint for a successful professional coaching practice, but it can be done.  ‘Making Waves’ will guide you, step by step through a process of clientele management, business marketing and sales, and then expanding your practice. It mentions, as case studies, common mistakes and practical insights gleaned through years of the author’s experiences in establishing a successful coaching business. Fans have described it as a fast read, but a resource they come back to. There are also work techniques for the everyday – including time management, client rapport, and revenue.


Neurospeak pertains itself with Emotional Freedom Technique (known more popularity as EFT), closely linked to the world of hypnosis and NLP. It takes what is an incredibly fundamental approach to see how the body responds to thought – and gets down to the muscles and organs, and then the overall physiological responses. Even the process of reading it has been described as a journey into the self.  For beginners, it is a great tool to understand relaxation and calmness, through exercises described in great details. Even without the perspective of NLP and healing, it is a compendium of great exercises for everyday strength and flexibility.

Structure of Magic

“Magic”, as the book explains, is simply the feeling of witnessing absolute skill and proficiency in a field. Written by the pioneers of NLP themselves (Bandler and Grinder), ”The Structure of Magic’ explains this ‘magic’ in helping clients with therapy, through both verbal and non-verbal components to achieve powerful transformation. After explaining it, they examine how a client’s world view can be fundamentally changed through language. It is an important read as it offers a distilled look into many of the essential theories of NLP. It is therefore considered important reading for anyone reading the later books by Bandler and Grinder.

It is also a valuable psycholinguistics text for the classroom that pertains to therapeutic techniques and a comprehensive guide to NLP for the beginners. Today, any good NLP Coaching centre will have these 3 books, among hundreds other, in their library of multidisciplinary texts for NLP practitioner training.