Connirae Andreas

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Connirae Andreas is an American author and psychotherapist who is known for her work within the field of Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).

Connirae Andreas studied undergraduate psychology at the University of Kansas in 1975. She obtained a MA in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado in 1979 and a PhD in psychotherapy from North Central University in 1989.[citation needed]

She is the originator of the Core Transformation process[clarification needed] and continues to teach and develop that process with her sister, Tamara Andreas. Their book Core Transformation has been published in 12 languages in 12 different countries.[citation needed]

Connirae Andreas has worked with her husband Steve Andreas since 1977. They have done pioneering[peacock term] work in multiple areas of NLP, including language patterns, time lines, and dealing with mourning and shame.[citation needed]

They have published several books on NLP through the publishing business established by Steve Andreas, Real People Press. Real People Press has published popular books by Hugh Prather, Michael Colgrass, Eloise Ristad, and Leslie and Michael Lebeau. Notes to Myself by Hugh Prather was originally published by Real People press in 1970 and was on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year. They edited and published the first popular book on NLP, Frogs Into Princes which sold over 500,000 copies.[citation needed] They still own this business which publishes books on psychology and personal change.[citation needed]

The couple is also known for their work on the transcription of several early NLP seminars. They edited several books of the work of the founders of NLP Richard Bandler and John Grinder, including Trance-Formations[1] and Using Your Brain for a Change.[2]

In 1979 she and her husband established NLP Comprehensive, based in Colorado, to organize NLP trainings. In 1995 they sold NLP Comprehensive to Lara Ewing, one of their NLP consulting trainers. The company was subsequently sold in 1998 to Tom Dotz, who had founded the NLP Institute of California.[citation needed]

Connirae Andreas is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Research and Recognition Project, which does research on ways to help veterans with PTSD.[3][unreliable source?]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Andreas, Connirae & Steve Andreas, Change your mind—and keep the change, advanced NLP submodalities interventions, Boulder, CO : Real People Press, c1987, ISBN 0-911226-28-1
  • Andreas, Connirae & Steve Andreas, Heart of the mind: engaging your inner power to change with neuro-linguistic programming, Boulder, CO : Real People Press, c1989, ISBN 0-911226-30-3
  • Andreas, Connirae & Andreas, Tamara, Core transformation: Reaching the wellspring within : Real People Press, 1994, ISBN 0-911226-32-X

Edited books[edit]

  • Richard Bandler, Steve Andreas (ed.) Connirae Andreas (ed) Using your brain—for a change. Real People Press Moab, UT.
  • John Grinder, Richard Bandler, Connirae Andreas (ed.) Trance-formations: Neuro-linguistic Programming and the Structure of Hypnosis. Real People Press Moab, UT.

Book chapters[edit]

  • Andreas, Connirae & Steve Andreas. (1992). "Neuro-linguistic programming" in Simon H. Budman, Michael F. Hoyt, Steven Friedman (eds.) The First session in brief therapy. Guilford Press.
  • Andreas, Connirae & Andreas, Tamara. (1998). "Core Transformation: A Brief Therapy Approach to Emotional and Spiritual Healing" in Michael F. Hoyt (ed.) Constructive Therapies. Guilford Press.

Journal articles[edit]

  • Andreas, Connirae & Tamara Andreas. (2009). "Aligning Perceptual Positions: A new distinction in NLP", Journal of Consciousness Studies, vol. 16, nos. 10-12, pp. 217-230.


  1. ^ Bandler, Richard, John Grinder, Steve Andreas & Connirae Andreas, Trance-Formations (1981)
  2. ^ Bandler, Richard, John Grinder, Steve Andreas & Connirae Andreas, Using Your Brain for a Change (1985)
  3. ^ Profile of Connirae Andreas, member of Board of Trustees at NLP Research and Recognition Project

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