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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 an MA in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado in 1979 and a PhD in psychotherapy from North Central University in 1989.[1][better source needed]


She is the originator of the Core Transformation process which uses symptoms to bring a person into the interpersonal realm.[2] Andreas taught and developed that process with her sister and co-author, Tamara Andreas. Their book Core Transformation has been published in 12 languages,[citation needed] and is an approach that has been described as "elegant", [3][4]: 125  "fascinating",[5] "profound",[6] "pioneering",[7] and "interesting".[2] Connirae and her sister further discussed the process in subsequent publications.[8][9][10]

Connirae Andreas worked with her husband, Steve Andreas, in multiple areas of NLP. They have published several books on NLP through the Real People Press publishing business established by Steve Andreas. Their first book on NLP, Frogs Into Princes sold over 500,000 copies.[citation needed] The couple has also edited several books of the work of the founders of NLP Richard Bandler and John Grinder, including Trance-Formations[11] and Using Your Brain for a Change.[12] In 1979 they established NLP Comprehensive, based in Colorado, to organize NLP trainings.[13][14] In the 2013 book, Lisa Wake, Richard Gray, and Frank Bourke describe Connirae and her husband Steve as "two of the founding lights in NLP and its most well-known interpreters"[15]

Andreas is also known for her work developing Eye Movement Integration Therapy,[16][17] and has been an invited speaker at multiple Milton H. Erickson Foundation meetings.[1] She is also an honorary fellow of the Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming.[18][when?]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Andreas, Connirae; Andreas, Tamara (1994). Core transformation : reaching the wellspring within. Moab, Utah: Real People Press. ISBN 0-911226-32-X.
  • Andreas, Connirae & Steve Andreas, Change your mind—and keep the change, advanced NLP submodalities interventions, Boulder, CO : Real People Press, 1987, 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, 1989, ISBN 0-911226-30-3
    • Fourth most popular non-fiction book in Lithuania in 2020[22]
    • Also in French[23]
  • Andreas, Connirae (19 October 2018). Coming to Wholeness: How to Awaken and Live with Ease. Real People Press.
    • Translated into German in 2020.[24]

Edited books[edit]

  • Bandler, Richard; Andreas, Connirae; Andreas, Steve (1985). Using your brain--for a change. Moab, Utah: Real People Press. ISBN 978-0911226270.

Book chapters[edit]

  • 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.


  1. ^ a b "Connirae Andreas | PhD". catalog.erickson-foundation.org. Retrieved 2022-01-08.
  2. ^ a b Dryden, Windy (1996-08-22). Developments in Psychotherapy: Historical Perspectives. SAGE. p. 135. ISBN 978-1-84920-691-4.
  3. ^ Lukovich, Nebo D. (2017-12-03). Inner Peace, Outer Success: The Reintegration System: Spiritual Growth, Healing, Solving Problems and Achieving Goals with Cutting-Edge Mind Techniques. Reintegration Publishing. p. 75.
  4. ^ Foe, Alexander De (2015-01-16). Hearts in Transcendence. Author House. pp. 125, 126, 128, 131–132, 145–146. ISBN 978-1-4969-6008-5.
  5. ^ Sauer, François W. (2008). Relearn, Evolve, and Adapt. iUniverse. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-595-48917-6.
  6. ^ Barton, Robert (2011-04-07). Acting Reframes: Using NLP to Make Better Decisions In and Out of the Theatre. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-81298-9.
  7. ^ PC, Om Prakash PhD (2012-04-28). From Change to Transformation and Beyond: Maintaining Balance on the Fast Track of Life. iUniverse. pp. 151–152. ISBN 978-1-4697-4658-6.
  8. ^ Hoyt, Michael F. (1998-10-01). Constructive Therapies V2. Guilford Press. p. 19. ISBN 978-1-57230-424-6. The senior author [Connirae Andreas], recognized as a major figure in the neurolinguist programming (NLP) field through her trainings and coauthorship...
  9. ^ Andreas, Connirae; Andreas, Tamara (1994–1996). "Chapter 12 Core Transformation: A brief therapy approach to emotional and spiritual healing". In Michael F. Hoyt (ed.). Constructive therapies. New York: Guilford Press. pp. 275–305. ISBN 0-89862-094-5. OCLC 30076824.
  10. ^ Andreas, Connirae; Andreas, Tamara (2009). "Aligning Perceptual Positions: A New Distinction in NLP". Journal of Consciousness Studies. 16 (10–12): 10–12.
  11. ^ Bandler, Richard, John Grinder, Steve Andreas & Connirae Andreas, Trance-Formations (1981)
  12. ^ Bandler, Richard, John Grinder, Steve Andreas & Connirae Andreas, Using Your Brain for a Change (1985)
  13. ^ Butler-Bowdon, Tom (2013-08-06). The Literature of Possibility. Quercus. p. 21. ISBN 978-1-4736-4504-2. Steve Andreas as an industrial chemist before becoming an NLP trainer and developer of new methods. With his wife Connirae he founded the NLP Comprehensive in Colorado in 1979 (which offered the first ever NLP training certification), and with her has co-authored two boos, Change Your Mind-And Keep the Change (1987) and Heart of the Mind (1989).
  14. ^ Beaulieu, Danie (2003-04-24). Eye Movement Integration Therapy: The Comprehensive Clinical Guide. Crown House Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84590-508-8.
  15. ^ Wake, Lisa; Gray, Richard M.; Bourke, Frank S. (2013). The Clinical Effectiveness of Neurolinguistic Programming: A Critical Appraisal. Routledge. p. 128. ISBN 978-0-415-63515-8.
  16. ^ Dyk, Gideon Van (2016-03-17). Military Psychology for Africa. AFRICAN SUN MeDIA. p. 181. ISBN 978-1-920689-96-4.
  17. ^ Neukrug, Edward S. (2015-02-12). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy. SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-1-5063-1432-7.
  18. ^ "ANLP Honorary Fellows - The Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming". anlp.org. Retrieved 2022-01-08.
  19. ^ Andreas, Connirae (1995). Der Weg zur inneren Quelle Core-Transformation in der Praxis ; neue Dimensionen des NLP. Tamara Andreas. Paderborn. ISBN 9783873871403. OCLC 75605849.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  20. ^ Andreas, Connirae (1994). Core transformation : reaching the wellspring within. Tamara Andreas. Moab, Utah: Real People Press. ISBN 0-911226-32-X. OCLC 29182466.
  21. ^ WInch, Guy (January 8, 2014). "NLP Experts Speak Out | Psychology Today". www.psychologytoday.com. Retrieved 2022-01-08.
  22. ^ Karalius, Audrius Ožalas, Mažvydas. "Perkamiausios metų knygos: kuo domėjosi lietuvių skaitytojai ir kaip jų pasirinkimus paveikė karantinas?". 15min.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2022-01-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  23. ^ Andreas, Connirae (2014). Au coeur de l'esprit : [la PNL en psychothérapie]. Steve Andreas, Myriam Zeghouani ([Edition 2014] ed.). La Tempérance. ISBN 978-2-917107-03-4. OCLC 905096163.
  24. ^ ANDREAS, CONNIRAE (2020). AUF DEM WEG ZUR GANZHEIT mit der wholeness-methode zur personlichen transformation;mit der wholeness-methode zur personlichen transformation (in German). [S.l.]: JUNFERMANN VERLAG. ISBN 978-3749500727.

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