The User’s Manual For The Brain

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) represents a relatively new discipline dating back only to the mid-70s. Behind NLP stands a respectable body of knowledge. NLP originated from several different intellectual disciplines as organized by two co-founders—Richard Bandler and John Grinder.

It happened once upon a time when Dr. Grinder served as a professor of linguistics at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Bandler came there as a student to study mathematics and computers. Dr. Grinder, in fact, had already published several books in the field of linguistics known as Transformational Grammar.

Bandler discovered that he had a “natural” gift for modeling and hearing patterns. He discovered he could detect and replicate patterns in Gestalt Therapy from minimum exposure. He became an editor for several of Fritz Peris’ books in Gestalt Therapy.

Being familiar with Peris’ work, Bandler began to study Peris’ techniques. As he discovered that he could model Peris’ therapeutic procedures, he began experimenting with clients using the techniques.

“NLP is an attitude and a methodology that leaves behind a trail of techniques.
– Richard Bandler

To get the most out of your studies of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and
this book, we suggest the following:

1) Obtain and devote a notebook to your reflections, insights, practices, and exercises. The neuro-muscular action of actually writing will reinforce your learnings in kinesthetic ways and “drive in” the knowledge in ways that transcend conscious understanding.

Further in the future, you will probably find it helpful and insightful to return to your notes, insights, ideas, and practice drills.

2) When you come to exercises, “thought” experiments, and laboratories – don’t cheat yourself. Stop. Do the exercise. Involve others in your study. Several of the exercises involve up to five people, although you can go through most exercises with just two people.

3) Build your own indexing system between parts of the Manual. This will reinforce your learning of NLP, the components in the domain, and give you practice in moving around inside the Manual.

4) We have included Key Sentences and Concepts in text boxes. Upon request, you may purchase Overhead Mats for you to create training overheads that parallel the text boxes. These will enable the NLP Trainer to align their training with the student’s Manual.

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The User’s Manual For The Brain: The Complete Manual For Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner Certification by Bob G. Bodenhamer, D.Min. and L. Michael Hall, Ph.D. (PDF)