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The Structure of Magic: A Book About Language and Therapy v. 1 : John Grinder :

Generalization, Deletion, and Distortion. Mar 22, Jose rated it it was amazing. Our model is limited by our physical ability to perceive neurological constraintsour social background cultural constraintsand by our struucture experiences experiential constraints.

Want to Read saving…. Learning the content in this book is empowering, I don’t say tha This book is amazing! Learning the content in this book is empowering, I don’t say that in the motivational or emotional sense, I say it in a practical sense. When we communicate we create a model of that model. It’s clearly written and full of good examples.

Could somebody give me a better description? Lists with This Book. Nov 20, Justin rated it liked it Shelves: Banxler how Jesus got as far as he did without a Ph. I read it years ago and then came back to it again recent Remarkable book and one that should certainly be read by anyone interested in NLP.

Another example of distortion is assigning responsibility to people banxler actions outside of their control. Chapter 3 and 4 are very practical, and Chapter 6 gives an excellent if rather dated description of the Metamodel’s usage within other therapeutic systems.


Native speakers can always tell which elements in a structjre are related, gandler they can determine the logical semantic relations presupposition, ambiguity, etc. The book’s argument is that understanding these structures can dramatically improve the effectiveness of a therapist, regardless of what type of therapy they practice.

Any model of reality can be affected in three different ways: It’s a very interesting book, the beggining of PNL. Their grammatical constructions are heavy and unnecessarily complicated, making the reading process way less enjoyable than it should be. A must read for every potential and current therapist, and enthusiasts of the field. Add Book Cover 3 12 Jan 13, This is a little gem of a book which, perhaps more so than any other, helped me understand how our minds work on a linguistic basis a topic of, no doubt, interest to avid readers.

Kathryn Linden rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Sep bandelr, Irma Walter rated it it was amazing. So, no one sees reality as it really is. These seminal works in neurolinguistic programming NLP help therapists understand how people create inner models of the world to represent their experience and guide their behavior.

I just finished reading an interesting book called The Structure of Magic. By paying attention to what deletions, distortions, and generalizations are in somebody’s descriptions of their experiences, a therapist can get a good idea of what that anc model of the xnd is.

Jun 08, James Tolson rated it liked it. The Deep Structure, on the other mwgic, is the full linguistic representation of what the speaker wants to communicate. This book is amazing!

grimder Jun 17, Maggie rated it really liked it. The patient is unable to fit these ideas into his model, and will resist them. The text of book 1 I found to be much simpler than book 2 which is very hard.


What surprising things I found out about myself. Remarkable book and one that maguc certainly tne read by anyone interested in NLP. Can it be downloaded?

These seminal works in neurolinguistic programming NLP help therapists understand how people create inner models of the world to represent their experience and guide their behavior. Books by Richard Bandler. The Structure of Magic The one commonality of all successful therapy is that the patient changes in some way. It forms the basis of most of the ideas underpinning NLP and explains them much better than sttructure of the books that came after.

I was expecting this to be more about the power of language and psychology. Of these three, the experiential constraints are the most profound for the authors. I studied it and started evaluating my own language.

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

This book elucidates the nature of human reality, the only reality that humanity knows. The premise is that knowledge from the field of transformational grammar is extremely useful in therapy. I think this one is the most valuable book ever ridden by me. The only grinddr way to change a person’s behavior is to change their model of reality. It is, in effect, a model of a model.

Now The Structure of Magic specifically applies to the explicit grammatic structure of a person’s understanding of the world, it focuses on the ‘well formed in therapy’. This representation can be either internal thinking or external communication.