The Structure of Personality

Modelling "personality" using NLP and neuro-semantics

By: Richard Bolstad , Margot Hamblett , L Michael Hall , Bob G Bodenhamer


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Size: 234mm x 154mm
Pages : 472
ISBN : 9781845906757
Format: Paperback
Published: November 2000

The Structure of Personality identifies the processes that produce personality, and presents strategies to re-programme it. Coaching the reader in a number of effective and specially adapted NLP techniques, it covers a wide range of tools including The RESOLVE model and the Personal Strengths model, making it a crucial reference for counsellors, therapists and NLP practitioners.

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Richard Bolstad

Richard Bolstad PhD is a certified trainer with the International NLP Association. He has a doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy and is a member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists. He has taught the RESOLVE model to psychotherapists and counsellors around the world. He is a co-author of the acclaimed book, The Structure of Personality.

The NLP Internationally Award was presented to Richard Bolstad at the NLP awards ceremony 2017.

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Margot Hamblett

Margot Hamblett was also an NLP trainer, co-developer of the Transforming Communication Seminar with Richard and his life partner, until her recent death.

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L Michael Hall

L. Michael Hall is a Cognitive Psychologist who through research into NLP and Self-Actualization Psychology is now a modeler of human excellence; he has completed 15 modeling projects from Resilience, Women in Leadership, Self-Actualization, Coaching, Self-Actualizing Leaders, Managers, and Companies, Selling, Defusing, Wealth Creation, etc. He has authored 50 NLP books and a series on Meta-Coaching. Michael co-founded the ISNS (International Society of Neuro-Semantics) and the MCF (Meta-Coaching Foundation) and is an internationally renowned trainer. For his free weekly newsletter, Neurons, go to to sign up.

Click here to visit L Michael Hall's site on Self-Actualization.

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Bob G Bodenhamer

Dr. Bodenhamer's under-graduate degree (BA) is from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC (1972). His major at Appalachian State University was Philosophy and Religion with a minor in Psychology. He received the Master of Divinity (1976) and the Doctor of Ministry Degree (1978) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. The Master of Divinity Degree included training in Pastoral Care with both classroom and clinical work. Dr. Bodenhamer received one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education from Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, N. C. while working on his doctorate. His marriage to Linda now spans 43 years.

His NLP Practitioner's Certification comes from L.E.A.D.s Consultants in Reynoldsburg, OH, Dr. Gene Rooney, Trainer. Dr. Bodenhamer's NLP Master Certification and Master Time Line TherapyTMPractitioner Certification came from Tad James, Ph.D. of Advanced Neuro-Dynamics of Honolulu, HI. Additional training has been received from NLP conferences. Dr. Bodenhamer has approximately 1500 hours of formal NLP training. He taught NLP for 10 years in the Corporate/Community Education program at Gaston College. Dr. Bodenhamer received his certification as a Trainer of NLP from Tad James, Ph.D., Advance Neuro Dynamics, Honolulu, Hawaii and Wyatt Woodsmall, Ph.D. of Advanced Behavioral Modeling, Inc., Arlington, VA.

As an International Master NLP Trainer, he offers both certified training for Practitioners and Master Practitioners of NLP. He has a private NLP Therapy practice. Dr. Bodenhamer has served four Southern Baptist churches as pastor. He is presently serving as pastor of a mission church called Christ Fellowship Community Church. His time in the pastorate spans 44 years. All of his pastorates have been in North Carolina. Bob has had the privilege of being married to Linda for the past 45 years (10/17/1965).

He has co-authored 10 NLP books and is the sole author of I Have a Voice: How to Stop Stuttering.

The NLP in Healthcare Award was presented to Bob G Bodenhamer at the NLP award ceremony 2017.


  1. When I read the Foreword of this book I though "oh no' " it is long winded, over "academic and, quite frankly, boring! So I was really not looking forward to reading and reviewing this book.

    But then I began reading the actual chapters and found myself wanting to read further. All 4 of the authors present their views in very clear, informative and interesting fashion.

    In Part 1 they take you from the very beginnings of NLP and Neuro Semantics and detail how they work at meta levels, the various strategies, techniques and models that can be used. Part 1 is very interesting, involved and in-depth. Even if you use or have a good knowledge of NLP and NS you can learn even more from this book.

    Part 2 then breaks it down even further by dedicating 1 chapter each to 12 different "personality disorders" which gives the therapist a very detailed "how-to' manual for a variety of disorders ranging from depression to OCD to addiction.

    I really like this book and think it is well worth getting and reading.

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