John Grinder
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John Grinder

John Grinder is a co-founder with Richard Bandler of the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Having graduated from the University of San Francisco (USF) with a degree in philosophy in the early 1960's, Grinder entered the United States military service where he served as a Green Beret in Europe during the Cold War. As a result of his gift for acquiring languages, he also spent time as an operative for a well known US intelligence agency. Upon returning to college in later 1960's, Grinder studied Linguistics, for which he received his Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego.

As a linguist, Grinder distinguished himself in the area of syntax, championing Noam Chomsky's theories of transformational grammar. After studying with cognitive science founder George Miller at Rockefeller University, Grinder was selected as a professor of linguistics at the newly founded University of California campus at Santa Cruz.

His works in the area of linguistics include Guide to Transformational Grammar (co-authored with Suzette Elgin, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1973) and On Deletion Phenomena in English (Mouton & Co., 1976). 

At University of California Santa Cruz Grinder met Richard Bandler, who was a student of mathematics. Some time later, Bandler began studying psychotherapy and invited Grinder to participate in his therapy groups. Grinder became fascinated with the linguistic patterns used by effective therapists, and in 1974 teamed up with Bandler to make a model, drawing from the theory of transformational grammar, of the language patterns used by Gestalt Therapy founder Fritz Perls, family therapist Virginia Satir and Hypnotherapist Milton H. Erickson. Over the next seven years Grinder and Bandler continued to model the various cognitive behavioural patterns of these therapists, which they published in their books The Structure of Magic Volumes I & II (1975, 1976), Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, Volumes I & II (1975, 1977) and Changing With Families (1976). These books became the foundation of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Grinder is a co-author of numerous other books on NLP and its applications, including Frogs Into Princes (1979), NLP Volume I (1980), Tranceformations (1981), Reframing (1982), Precision (1980) and Turtles All The Way Down (1987). 

In addition to his ability to identify and model complex patterns of language and behaviour, Grinder is known for personal power and presence as a presenter and trainer. In recent years, Grinder has focused primarily on working as a consultant, applying NLP methods and principles in companies and organizations. This page, and all contents, are Copyright © 1999 by Robert Dilts, Santa Cruz, CA

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