Personality Ordering and Disordering Using NLP & Neuro-Semantics
L. Michael Hall, Bobby Bodenhamer, Richard Bolstad, Margot Hamblett
Crown House Publications,  474 pages, $50

  • What does NLP and Neuro-Semantics say about “personality?”
  • Can NLP and Neuro-Semantics address or deal with the more serious
    personality problems?
  • Can we actually change or transform “personality?”
  • How can we identify the disordering processes and reorder personality?

Description: Thousands have used NLP to work with fears and phobias, negative emotional states, state management, goal planning, etc. But what about the more serious and complicated problems? What about pathological states?

The Structure of Personality begins by de-nominalizing the term “personality” to show that it is a process—something we do. Personality is not a thing, it describes our way of responding to the world. This academic book addresses the classifications and categories of the DSM-IV to de-label the dynamic structure we call “personality” and then shows how to use the four meta-domains of NLP to effectively work with personality disordering.

The Structure of Personality is a joint venture of four leading NLP trainers  and therapists from the USA and New Zealand. It is a must for every clinician or practitioner of therapy, coaching, consulting, education, etc. Relying on the cognitive-behavioral psychology of the NLP and NS models, the authors apply the insights to the ordering and re-ordering of personality. Discover how to us  the central NLP models (i.e., Meta-Model, Meta-Programs, Meta-States, Strategies, etc.) for effective work with clients in restructuring how they use their personality powers to create their style and identity.

The Structure of Personality has tremendous implications for anyone working with “personality” (therapists, coaches, parents, teachers, parents, etc.). It combines theory and pattern to show a practitioner how to think about using NLP and Neuro-Semantics in handling the complexity that arise in our thinking, emoting, valuing, coping, etc. The book uses numerous NLP models from Meta-Programs to Time-Lines, Values, Language, Meta-States, etc. and presents patterns for the transformation of personality. It is the structure of an experience provides us the keys for not only developmental change, but transformational change.

Style and audience: This academic book is designed for therapists, university professors and students, coaches, doctors, and anyone who needs to know more about personality disorders.