3 best NLP books for beginners

Learning NLP from authentic sources is very crucial and cost-effective. Here is the list of best NLP books you must read before considering getting certified in NLP as an NLP practitioner or NLP master practitioner.

I have mentioned the books that are readily available on Amazon.com or any other bookstores in this list.

Here is the list of best NLP books for beginners.

  1. NLP the essential guide
  2. The Ultimate Introduction to NLP
  3. NLP workbook
best nlp books for beginners

While making a list of best NLP books for beginners, I have considered the following criteria.

  1. Ease of reading 
  2. Practical examples.
  3. Cost-effective
  4. Easily available

NLP: The essential guide to Neuro-Linguistic Programming By Tom Doltz and Tom Hoobyar

NLP essential guide

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Rating: 4.75/5

Pages: 482

Value for Money: definitely yes

Recommended for: Beginners

I had tried this book over audible as part of my free trial. I loved the book and recommended for every beginner to try this book first. I liked this book so much that I bought its kindle version as well.

This book focuses on the more practical part of NLP, and this will be a good exercise for you if you are entirely a novice at NLP.

You can also learn some basic NLP techniques that you can use to get rid of negative emotions.

The authors give real-life examples, which makes me relate to the book quickly.

The book has over nine chapters and two sections; for a beginner, I will advise reading chapters in chronology. It will help you to connect the dots.

The authors take you to more important and hard to gradually understand the book, and that’s all we want.


The best part of this book is, there are many fund exercises, and at the end of the book, you get a 21 day guide for free.

The 21 day guide provided in this book can help anyone to achieve personal transformation. You may not need to hire a coach for that. 


Final words,

If you are considering getting a certification in NLP, do read this book first. It will help you decide whether you want to make that considerable investment or not.

The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to build a successful life by Richard Bandler, Owen Fitzpatrick

The ultimate intro to NLP

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Rating: 5/5

Pages: 162

Value for Money: Yes, Very cost effective, should be you first NLP investment.

Recommended for: Beginners who want to get certified in future

As the name suggests, it is the ultimate introduction to NLP. Richard Bandler and Owen Fitzpatrick co-author this book. In case you do not know, Richard Bandler is a co-founder of NLP.

The book is a short one and a quick read; there are only eight chapters. Some of you may be able to finish it in one sitting.

The language used in the book is easy to understand and absolute beginner friendly. Like any other book by Richard Bandler, this book also gives you numbers of NLP techniques and their variations.

The best part of this book is its writing style. This book is written like one of Richard Bandler’s seminars. It is in story format, which makes this book interesting to read.


Word of Caution

This book primarily focuses on beginners, so there are so many marketing strategies used in the book. However, if you are considering getting certified, that should not bother you.


Final Words,

This book is for beginners who want to pursue NLP, so this is a must try book at a very nominal cost.

NLP Workbook A practical guide to achieving the results you want – By Joseph O’Connor

NLP workbook

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Rating: 4.5/5

Pages: 437

Value for Money: Yes, You must give it a try

Recommended for: Beginners who want to try NLP techniques before going for certification.

It is the most practical book on the best NLP books for beginners list. You will find many practical exercises in this book.

NLP workbook covers all essential NLP topics and techniques; if you are just a beginner, this is just a treat to read.

The language used in the book is simple and easy to understand—the primary factory for beginners.

This book can help NLP practitioners, as it mentions the usage of each NLP technique.

There are 16 chapters in a book, and my favorite chapter is the 16th one only. This chapter is a good summary of all NLP techniques shared in the book.


Final words

The book is written in a manual type language; it can be an excellent book to have in your NLP library.

So this is my list of best NLP books for beginners. Which book are you going to try?

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