Dragons to Princes (2nd ed., 2000)
L. Michael Hall, Ph.D. NSP. Paperback, 300 pages, $25

Description: Dragon Slaying presents Meta-States in an easy to understand way for personal development and therapy. This book primarily addresses the negative kind of states of mind and emotion by which we turn our psychic energies against ourselves to thereby create “dragon” states. If you have any kind of dragon state to be tamed, slayed, or transformed, read this book for the necessary tools and skills. Dragon Slaying applies Meta-States to psychotherapy and to the complex but hurtful, even toxic states that we create for ourselves when we turn our thoughts and feelings against ourselves. In learning the art of Dancing with Dragons, you will be able todiscern when to tame a dragon, when to transform a dragon, and when to slay a dragon.

The magic of using NLP and Meta-States occurs by learning to make the meta-move and recognizing the structure of your states and experiences. That’s the heart of Meta-States—how you layer level upon level of thoughts, feelings, memories, imaginations and sometimes create both states that serve you very well and those that do not serve you well.

Discover how to use the Meta-State model to understand experiences—how we create them, and what we can do about them. Meta-States enables you to appreciate your psycho-logical levels of thought.  Discover how self-reflexivity enables us to simply follow the flow of thought as it reflects back onto itself as we think about our previous thinking.

  • Identify dragon states—where you have turned negative thoughts and feelings against yourself.
  • Discover how to tame the negative energies at the primary level and learn to ride those powerful energies so that they serve you.
  • Develop the skills for recognizing the linguistic cues of dragon states.
  • Discover how to use the dragon slaying sword of the Meta-Model to slay those dragons that are toxic and unhealthy.
  • Transform your states of mind into those that bring out your best and enable you to access the higher states of self-esteem, resilience, proactivity, and genius.

“The Meta-States Model could end up becoming known as the model that ate NLP.”

Dr. Graham Dawes, NLP Trainer
Review of Dragon Slaying, Rapport, 1997