The name of Richard Bandler is well known to fans and practitioners of NLP. Along with John Grinder, Richard Bandler co-founded the field we now know as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Richard Bandler was a mathematics student at the University of California Santa Cruz who was asked, in 1973, to edit transcripts of Gestalt therapy founder Fritz Perls' lectures and workshops for the book "Eyewitness To Therapy". At the same time, he began to work with family therapist Virginia Satir.
In 1974 he and John Grinder, a linguistics professor at the University of California Santa Cruz, began working together model the language patterns used by Perls, Satir and renowned hypnotherapist Milton H. Erickson.
The result was the birth of NLP, published in their books "The Structure of Magic Volumes I & II" (1975, 1976).
He has gone on to become a world famous author and teacher, renowned for his insights and his dynamic and witty training style.
He has continued to work in NLP, with much of his later work focusing on applications of submodalities, the subtle distinctions one can make in one's sensory experience and internal representations.
His subsequent publications include "Frogs Into Princes" (1979), "NLP Volume I" (1980), "Tranceformations" (1981), "Reframing" (1982), "Using Your Brain" (1985), "An Insider's Guide to Sub-Modalities" (1988), "The Adventures of Anybody" (1993), "Time For a Change" (1993) and "Persuasion Engineering" (1996).