Steve Andreas was an industrial chemist before becoming a psychotherapist, author, editor and publisher. His first published work through his company Real People Press was “Don’t Push The River” a collaborative work of Barry Stevens (Steve’s mother) and Carl Rogers, Founder of Rogerian Therapy. Very well established as President of the Gestalt therapy association when he discovered NLP, he left Gestalt to focus on NLP.
With his wife Connirae he founded NLP Comprehensive in Colorado in 1979 (which offered the first ever NLP training certification), and with her has co-authored two books, Change Your Mind—And Keep the Change (1987) and Heart of the Mind (1989).
He has written numerous articles and produced video and audio programs, and wrote a biography of one of America’s path-breaking relationships therapists, Virginia Satir: The Patterns of Her Magic (1991). He earned an MA in psychology from Brandeis University under Abraham Maslow and for 30 years has run Real People Press, a publisher focused on personal change. As editor he created the first popular NLP book, “Frogs Into Princes” in 1979 which sold over 750,000 copies.
His most recent and final book was “Transforming Negative Self-Talk” published by W. W. Norton & Company. Together with his other Real People press NLP titles and his co-authorship of the popular book “NLP: The New Technology Of Achievement” Steve is arguably the most prolific NLP author and publisher.
For over 40 years Steve continued to research, write, and develop vibrant new NLP based therapeutic approaches and processes. After a long and satisfying life Steve passed away in November of 2018.