Institute of Semantic Restructuring


Article Summaries and Abstracts

Inductive Language Patterns

As in, "Language patterns for inducing hypnosis." Started life as Grinder and Bandler's "Milton Model," but the modern incarnation varies sufficiently to warrant the re-labeling. Want to put people in trance? Master these sentence patterns.

Home of No-Hands Speed Reading

"Look Ma, No Hands! Speed Reading with Semantic Restructuring" is ready for download as a single pdf file. The odd title is a reminder of at least one improvement of this method over industry standards: Semantic Restructuring methods have created a speed reading method that doesn't require using the hand to pace the eye. Download the book, do the drills for three weeks, and you be the judge.

I've also put the site's only donation button on the "Look Ma" download page. There's no actual quid-pro-quo, but that seems the kindest place to remind folks that this site is a labor of love and a not-entirely-trivial expense in time and money. 'Nuff said.

Challenge the Computer!

Play The Prisoner's Dilemma" against the computer. It's free, fun and good for your brain.

Semantic Restructuring in Action

Semantic Restructuring's first document, this deconstruction of Grinder and Bandler's "Six Step Re-frame" tells you what is really going on with this mainstay of early N-LP methods.

What is Semantic Restructuring

One question; many answers

There isn't an easy answer, especially since one of the things Semantic Restructuring is is a call to arms against the mental slovenliness that pervades the information landscape of late. Some things don't have sound bite answers. Particle physics, for example. But don't worry, Semantic Restructuring isn't on that level. It's just slippery, like trying to imagine what you would look like if you weren't imagining.

With that disclaimer, rather than providing one inadequate answer, I'll provide a series, below:

Don't be surprised if further failed attempts to put salt in the tail of the phoenix bird that is Semantic Restructuring results in additions to these links in time.

ISR Glossary

The bits and pieces of jargon that make their way into my writing, especially anything I think you won't find by using the define feature at google. Find it here

ISR Handbook

The work for which I wrote the original version of Anthropomorphized Utilization of Ideo-Sensory Responses, the handbook is really the roughest of drafts at present, being neither a proper N-LP book any longer nor having made its way out of the woods to become the comprehensive instruction manual I envision. Read it for what it's worth, and the best way to get more out of it is probably to email me your questions as that seems to be the best way to motivate me to finish these things.


Once upon a time I bought into the affiliate program and micro-payments fantasy. Had I kept the faith this page might be larger. Still, I'm interested in creating something between a bibliography and a review section; that's what bookshelf is the seed of.