Connirae Andreas, Ph.D.
Connirae Andreas, Ph.D., is an internationally known trainer and developer of NLP whose work has helped define and broaden the field. She is best known for her development of the groundbreaking Core Transformation process, a method of gentle and profound transformation through accessing states of Peace, Oneness, and Presence (1989). Dr. Andreas is co-author of many books and training manuals, including Heart of the Mind, an engaging introduction and accessible “handbook” of key NLP methods. She and husband, Steve Andreas, have been influential in bringing NLP into greater public awareness: together, they created the classic Bandler-Grinder books Frogs into Princes, Trance-Formations, Reframing, and others, and improved the quality of NLP training worldwide as their NLP Training Manuals, books, and learning materials have become templates for many trainers around the globe. Their work has been translated into over 15 languages. Connirae’s developments also include the NLP grief process, timeline change work (with husband Steve Andreas), advanced language patterns, and parenting methods. With her most recent work, the Wholeness Process, Connirae once again has created a simple and precise method for experiencing what spiritual teachings talk about, in such a way that it transforms and heals our life “suffering.”
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In Her Own Words: Dr. Connirae Andreas shares the personal side of her contributions
“These two methods I consider my most significant contributions. They both shift our mode of being in the world, in addition to helping us heal our personal issues and evolve as people. Both methods are the result of my personal life journey.
In 1979, I had the opportunity to visit Dr. Milton Erickson. During that visit, I experienced a personal transformation which was for me quite profound. I experienced a sudden sense of wellbeing that I couldn’t account for, and a simultaneous sense that a major life issue was resolved. The only problem was that this state didn’t last. This left me searching for how I could get it back.
Years later, I developed Core Transformation, which is a systematic way of using our limitations as the doorway to access states of Peace, Oneness, and Presence. I have been pleased that this method offers a dependable access to what I experienced temporarily during that visit with Dr. Erickson.
The Wholeness Work came after going through a major life crisis, where I knew I needed to find something that would go to a still deeper level. In my exploring, I was inspired by a specific spiritual teaching, and wondered if it might be possible to do what Eastern spiritual teachers call “dissolving the ego” in a specific, precise, and dependable way. Wholeness Work begins with a method for what we might call “dissolving the ego,” in such a way that life issues also dissolve. From there, the Wholeness Work has become a comprehensive way of working that can meet a wide range of human challenges. I think that the principles learned through Wholeness Work provide a way of understanding all change, that can make us more effective and precise in our other change work as well.
The signature of both Core Transformation and the Wholeness Work is their gentleness and inclusiveness. These methods show us how we don’t need to get rid of anything in ourselves, to be Whole, to experience wellbeing, creativity, and wisdom.”