Who is John Grinder?

John Grinder along with Dr. Richard Bandler is the co-founder of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). John is a graduate in psychology of the University of San Francisco and later acquired a PhD in Linguistics from the University of California in San Diego in the early 1970s. He also served in the US Military as a captain in the Special forces and later worked for the US Intelligence agency.

John was appointed to the position of linguistics professor at the newly founded University of California in Santa Cruz. He is distinguished in the linguistics field, especially int he area of syntax. John has published many works including On Deletion Phenomena in English (1972) and Guide to Transformational Grammar (1973) along with other books and articles.

John later became involved in some therapy sessions with Richard Bandler, a psychology student at the time. It was here that he became enthralled with the ways that therapists use linguistic patterns to effect results with their patients. John Grinder and Richard Bandler later went on to co-found Neuro Linguistic Programming.

John and Richard studied the language patterns used effectively by therapists such as Virginia Satir, Milton H. Erickson and Fritz Perls. These patterns along with transformational grammar became the basis for the pairs own model known as Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Further developed using the published works of the above therapists, the model John was working on later became Neuro Linguistic Programming. Since then John has also co-written many works on the practical applications of NLP and the theories behind it.

All over the world, many people have become more self-confident as a result of studying the techniques involved in Neuro Linguistic Programming. This has allowed them to become more successful both in their professional endeavors and their personal lives.

Your mind will work positively and achieve the best results when using the techniques created by John Grinder and Richard Bandler and their work on Neuro Linguistic Programming. Understanding NLP will help you better understand those around you. NPL will also help you achieve your own goals by helping you to co-ordinate your thoughts, behavior feelings and words. It won’t happen overnight, but gievn time it will work.

Getting your message across to your audience in an effective manor is important to all of us, and NLP will help you achieve this by helping you to keep your thoughts, actions and words in alignment.

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