Updated: Apr 7
Connirae Andreas, is one of the first NLP Trainers. 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.
Connirae is most well-known for her groundbreaking work developing the Core Transformation Process, a method through which our limitations easily become a doorway to a felt experience many describe as our spiritual core. She is the originator of the Core Transformation process and has taught and developed that process with her sister, Tamara Andreas. Their book Core Transformation has been published in 12 languages.
Connirae’s most recent work, the Wholeness Process, is the result of her personal struggle with health issues, plus an exploration of modeling what has usually been considered “the unknowable.” The result is a simple and highly effective of therapy and personal growth. Plus an easy-to-do form of meditation. It gives us a specific way to notice and dissolve what we might call the “every-day sense of the ego”, and the results are deeply healing to the mind-body system. The process is grounded in direct experience, so no spiritual beliefs or interests are needed to benefit.
Connirae Andreas has also worked with her husband Steve Andreas since 1977, in multiple areas of NLP. They have published several books on NLP through the publishing business established by Steve Andreas, Real People Press. Their first book on NLP, Frogs Into Princes sold over 500,000 copies.
The couple has also edited several books of the work of the founders of NLP Richard Bandler and John Grinder, including Trance-Formations and Using Your Brain for a Change. In 1979 they 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. 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.
Connirae and Steve Andreas’ publishing company, Real People Press, carries their NLP books, including Heart of the Mind, an excellent introduction to NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). Her work has been published in 15 languages.