Dr L. Michael Hall, ISNS

Michael HallL. Michael Hall, Ph.D. is an entrepreneur who lives in the Rocky Mountains of western Colorado where he had a private therapy practice for many years, operated an NLP Training Center, and from where he began trainings in Meta-States and Neuro-Semantics.

Regarding NLP, he studied originally with Richard Bandler in the late 1980s and became a Master Practitioner and Certified Trainer. His notes of Bandler’s trainings eventually became the books The Spirit of NLP (1996) and Becoming More Ferocious as a Presenter. He worked with Bandler on the Society of NLP and edited two books, Time For a Change and Applied Neuro-Dynamics.

Dr. Hall’s Doctorate is in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology from Union Institute University in Cincinnati, Ohio. His doctoral dissertation explored the languaging of four psychotherapies (NLP, RET, Reality Therapy, Logotherapy) using the formulations of General Semantics. He addressed the Interdisciplinary International Conference (1995) presenting an integration of NLP and General Semantics.  His Master Degree was in Clinical Counseling and Psychology from Regis University in Denver, Colorado and his Bachelor of Science was in Management of Human Resources.  Prior to those degrees he took a Master Degree in Biblical Literature and Language.

As an author, Dr. Hall is known as a prolific writer with some 40 books to his name, more than 100 published articles and is recognized as a leading NLP Trainer and Developer of many NLP models, most notably the revolutionary Meta-States Model and more recently the Matrix Model.  In 1995, he was awarded ‘Most Significant Contribution to NLP’ by the International Trainers Association of NLP (ITANLP) for his work on the Meta-States Model. In 1996, he co-founded with Dr. Bob Bodenhamer, the International Society of Neuro-Semantics (ISNS), one of the Top 3 NLP Certifying Organizations in the world. For many years, Dr. Hall has personally trained and mentored Andrew Tham, Certified Trainer and Master Practitioner of NLP and Neuro-Semantics.
Today Dr. Hall spends most of his time researching, modeling and training internationally. His modeling projects have included modeling excellence in a variety of areas: resilience, self-reflexive consciousness, state management and emotional intelligence, sales and persuasion, accelerated learning, wealth building, women and men in leadership, fitness and health, culture and cultural phenomena, and self-actualization psychology.

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