Updated: Apr 7
Richard Bandler is a co-founder with John Grinder of the knowledge base NLP. Bandler was initially a student of mathematics. Richard and a good friend Frank Pucelik together spend time studying the work of Fritz Perls the founder of Gestalt Therapy. Grinder was approached by Bandler and Frank to partake in the group discussion. Grinder left a lasting impression on Frank and was approached as a part of the team. The trio began hosting seminars and practice groups which served as a place to practice and test their newly discovered patterns.
Grinder’s specialty was in linguist, they created what is known as a therapy group. Bateson would have a profound influence on Bandler’s future, introducing him and Grinder to Milton Erickson. Together Bandler, Grinder, and Erickson formed some of the foundational models for Neuro-linguistic programming.
Dr. Richard Bandler is a distinguished visitor to Menninger’s Foundation, a Keynote Speaker for many Associations and Foundations. He serves as an Associate Professor at UCSC and a Graduate Advisor at Colleges.
The Society of NLP - Richard Bandler has over 600 Institutes around the world.
Dr Bandler serves as a consultant to many Fortune 500 Companies., the US Military, US Intelligent Agencies, Major League Baseball teams, NFL players and Olympic Athletes.
Bandler has been a Senior Editor and Publisher and has co-authored and authored many books.
Bandler continues to contibute and evolve the field of NLP. He has gone on to develop other systems like Design Human Engineering, Persuasion Engineering, Neuro-Hypnotic Repatterning to name a few.
Talking to Bandler is like talking to him on stage. “I’ve no secrets, nothing to hide,” he says displaying the fearless being that he is. Dr. Bandler, is a mathematician, philosopher, modeler, teacher, artist and composer for four decades has left a legacy of books, videos, audios, art, students and a body of knowledge that will change therapy, education and medicine forever. He has hundreds of thousands of students and hundreds of licensed institutes all over the world.
Bandler has made his mark and says he is just getting warmed up. His record of helping patients who had been deemed incurable is unsurpassed