Steve Andreas

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Steve Andreas
Born 1935 [1]

BA in Chemistry at Caltech in 1957

MA in Psychology at Brandeis University in 1961[2]
Spouse(s) Connirae Andreas

Steve Andreas, born John O. Stevens, later Steve Stevens, is an American psychotherapist and author specializing in Neuro-linguistic programming.[3]

Steve Andreas is the son of Barry Stevens, a writer and gestalt therapist. He founded Real People Press, a publisher of works on psychology and personal change in 1967, in order to publish a book by Carl Rogers and Barry Stevens entitled Person to Person.[4]

Andreas got a BA in chemistry from Caltech in 1957, then worked as a chemist at Shell.[5][self-published source?] Afterwards he went to graduate school at Brandeis University under Abraham Maslow and received an MA degree in psychology in 1961.[6] After working as an analytical chemist for the U.S. Bureau of Mines for a year, he got a junior college teaching credential, and taught psychology and social science at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill CA from 1962 to 1970.[5]

He was introduced to Gestalt therapy in 1967 by Fritz Perls, and edited his books, Gestalt Therapy Verbatim and In and Out the Garbage Pail. He wrote Awareness, a book of exercises based on Gestalt Therapy in 1971.[7] In 1971 he retired from teaching to focus on running Real People Press and setting up a small experimental community based on the principles of his book.[8]

He became interested in Neuro-linguistic programming in 1977 and has been active in the field ever since.[3][9] In 1979 Steve Andreas and his third wife Connirae Andreas established NLP of Colorado, now known as NLP Comprehensive, to develop the training arm of their business.[10] Together they developed Eye movement Integration (EMI) several years before Danie Beauliau popularized it.[11] They transferred ownership of NLP Comprehensive to Tom Dotz in 1998.[12][self-published source?]

He is on the board of trustees of the Research & Recognition project for scientific research of NLP interventions.[13] The project started by focusing on running trials for a version of the NLP Fast Phobia Cure that they standardized under the name Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories.[14] In multiple clinical trials they reported a positive effect of the procedure for veterans who suffered from PTSD.[15][unreliable medical source?][16][unreliable medical source?][17][unreliable medical source?]

Books and publications[edit]

Richard Bandler and John Grinder titles edited by Steve and Connirae Andreas which are well known in the NLP field include:

  • Frogs Into Princes (Bandler & Grinder, 1979)
  • Trance-Formations (Grinder & Bandler, 1981)
  • Reframing (Bandler and Grinder, 1982)
  • Using Your Brain for a Change (Bandler, 1985)
Titles authored by Steve and Connirae Andreas include
  • Change Your Mind and Keep the Change (1987)
  • Heart of the Mind (1989)
  • Core Transformation (Connirae & Tamara Andreas, 1994).
Steve Andreas's more recent works include
  • Virginia Satir: The Patterns of Her Magic (1991)
  • NLP: The New Technology of Achievement (Charles Faulkner, Kelly Gerling, Tim Hallbom, Robert McDonald, Gerry Schmidt, Suzi Smith ) (1994)
  • Transforming Your Self (2002)
  • Six Blind Elephants, Volumes I & II (2006)
  • Transforming Negative Self-Talk (2012)
  • MORE Transforming Negative Self-Talk (2014)


  1. ^ "Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek". (in German). Retrieved 2018-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Steve Andreas". 
  3. ^ a b The Origins of neuro linguistic programming. Grinder, John., Pucelik, R. Frank. Carmarthen [England]: Crown House Pub. 2013. ISBN 9781845908584. OCLC 858577968. 
  4. ^ Stevens, Barry (1970). Don't Push the River. Real People Press. p. 74. 
  5. ^ a b Andreas, Steve. "Steve Andreas Resume". Retrieved 2018-02-08. 
  6. ^ Hall, L. Michael (September 12, 2016). "Steve and Connaire Andreas' Contributions to NLP" (PDF). Meta Reflections. 
  7. ^ Wolfgang., Walker, (1998). Abenteuer Kommunikation : Bateson, Perls, Satir, Erickson und die Anfänge des Neurolinguistischen Programmierens (NLP). Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta. p. 25. ISBN 9783608919769. OCLC 75974999. 
  8. ^ "Personals" (PDF). CALTECH NEWS. February 1971. 
  9. ^ McClendon, Terrence. The Wild Days: NLP 1972-1981. Meta Publications. pp. 100–115. ISBN 0-916990-23-0. 
  10. ^ 1967-, Butler-Bowdon, Tom, (2013). The literature of possibility. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing. ISBN 9781857889352. OCLC 859207679. 
  11. ^ Beaulieu, Danie (2005). "An Introduction to Eye Movement Integration Therapy". European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 
  12. ^ Andreas, Steve. Looking Backward (at a few of the bends and dips in the road), 2000. [1]
  13. ^ "Board of Trustees Research & Recognition". Retrieved 2018-02-04. 
  14. ^ Lisa Wake, Richard Gray, Frank Bourke (2013). The Clinical Effectiveness of Neurolinguistic Programming: A Critical Appraisal. Routledge. ISBN 9781136186639. 
  15. ^ Tylee, Daniel S.; Gray, Richard; Glatt, Stephen J.; Bourke, Frank (2017-09-25). "Evaluation of the reconsolidation of traumatic memories protocol for the treatment of PTSD: a randomized, wait-list-controlled trial". Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health. doi:10.3138/jmvfh.4120. 
  16. ^ "Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories for PTSD: A randomized controlled trial of 74 male veterans". Psychotherapy Research. 2017. doi:10.1080/10503307.2017.1408973. 
  17. ^ Gray, Richard M.; Bourke, Frank (2015-10-20). "Remediation of intrusive symptoms of PTSD in fewer than five sessions: a 30-person pre-pilot study of the RTM Protocol". Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health. doi:10.3138/jmvfh.2996. 

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