Transformational NLP: A New Psychology

Carl Buchheit, Ph.D. and Ellie Schamber, Ph.D.

Transformational NLP Press is pleased to offer the second printing of Transformational NLP: A New Psychology!

Why do people have so much difficulty achieving their goals, making big changes, and becoming the people they want to be? If we can imagine it, why can’t we achieve it?

Transformational NLP: A New Psychology offers a new understanding of how the brain really works. When we understand how our brains work, we can quickly learn to work with and not against ourselves—and change becomes possible. Transformational NLP is a ground-breaking synthesis of psychology, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and spirituality, bridging the domains of psychotherapy and coaching. While the practice looks like psychotherapy, it utilizes NLP as well as innovations drawn from quantum physics, psychology, and recent discoveries in neuroscience and systemic constellations.

In this book, Carl Buchheit introduces you to a new methodology to achieve our goals for personal transformation and happiness that works!

Book Bonus

Purchase one or more copies from the second printing of Transformational NLP: A New Psychology (retail price $22.95) from Amazon between March 15, 2024 and December 31, 2024, and you can receive one of these bonuses:

  • $25 off an individual Transformational NLP session or family constellation with Carl Buchheit
  • Video: Beyond Guilt and Innocence
  • Video: Thoughts and Feelings That Have a Life of Their Own: How to Design a God
  • Video: Free Will and Freeing Will: How Much Positive Can You Handle Being Doomed To?
  • Video: That Which Cannot Be Distorted: Our Ultimate Resource State?
  • Video: Identity, Neurophysiology, and Functional Faith
  • Video: The Universe as a Bottom-Up Neural Net

Read descriptions of the videos below to choose the one you would like.

To claim your book bonus, forward your receipt verifying your purchase(s) of the second printing of Transformational NLP: A New Psychology to Include your choice of bonus at the top of the email, and we will reply with access to your chosen bonus. You can receive a bonus for each book if you purchase multiple books. For example, if you buy five books, you could choose three videos and $50 off a session or constellation with Carl.

Thank you for your interest!


“Buchheit and Schamber’s long-awaited masterwork explains the origins, elegance, and evolution of the most effective personal transformation technology on the planet. As a former student and client of Carl, I saw a significant improvement in my personal life and my ability to help others. Every change agent and student of personal growth will want to read this book, refer to it, keep it close by!”

Christine Comaford

Executive coach to peak performers, presidential advisor, and best-selling author of Smart Tribes: How Teams Become Brilliant Together

“Transformational NLP is one of the most important books to be written in our time. Carl Buchheit has synthesized the breakthrough psychology and consciousness achievements of the previous century with his own brilliant version of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. The result is a body of knowledge as well as practical tools that contribute effectively to our ongoing task to understand why and how we are the way we are. More importantly, because this new psychology is founded in NLP, Buchheit shows us how to use these tools to live more creatively, respectfully, and peacefully with ourselves and with each other.”

Irving S. Katz

Ph.D., Chancellor of International University for Professional Studies

“Carl Buchheit is a remarkable person. It was my great good fortune to be one of his students and clients. I have known and been a student or a mentor of several Nobel Prize winners. Carl is certainly of their caliber or beyond them in his depth of conceptual thinking and revolutionary thought. Through his genius, I have become a happier and more fulfilled individual. This book is a wonderful introduction to his genius. It describes step by step the concepts behind his change work, which can appear to be like magic. I am convinced that Transformational NLP is a significant contribution to the field of psychology and to the world.”

Carl Pennypacker

Ph.D., astrophysicist at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

“In this groundbreaking book, Carl Buchheit has given us the pieces that have been missing from the world of spiritual and mind-body practices. His discoveries of how spirit, mind, and body can be brought into alignment open the way for us to become who we truly want to be and to work with one another with new depth and respect for the experience of being human. I believe that Buchheit’s work is essential for all practitioners in the fields of consciousness and wellbeing—and for anyone who aspires to live with inner fulfillment and contribute to planetary peace.”

Debra Poneman

Motivational speaker, founder and president of Yes to Success! seminars, and author of Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul

“In my life I have crossed the paths of a handful of teachers and mentors who were offering something so useful and powerful that it forever changed what was possible for me in my life. Carl Buchheit is at the top of my very short list of such mentors. From studying Transformational NLP with Carl for many years, my existing coaching practice got better by leaps and bounds and light years. And I personally shifted into the person I had been trying to become for my entire life, at ease with myself and the world. If you have the chance to learn from this teacher, do it! Transformational NLP is a life-affirming, life-changing gift to the world!”

LiYana Silver

Coach and author of Feminine Genius: The Provocative Path to Waking Up and Turning On the Wisdom of Being a Woman

“Carl Buchheit is a one-of-a-kind loveable genius who speaks to the heart of transformation. He is one of the true elders of transformational work, the Nicola Tesla of change work! Carl’s work has profoundly touched my life as well as the lives of countless others. In addition to helping me personally, his teachings have added greater depth to my own teachings and trainings. I have deep, deep gratitude to this exceptional teacher. Transformational NLP explains the innovative concepts underlying Carl’s methods.”

Jeffrey Slayter

Motivational speaker, executive leadership trainer, and best-selling author of Imagine: Start a Revolution in Your Life and Business

“I have worked with Carl for the past four years as both a student and a client. I have experienced greater shifts in my relationship with my self, with my loved ones, and with my work in the last four years working with Carl than I have with any other practitioner in any other modality. His approach enables more choice with greater ease than other methods I have tried. The result is that people can become more of who they are and less at odds with themselves, others, and life itself. I am deeply grateful to have the opportunity to work with Carl. Transformational NLP is a profoundly important work, which can help many people achieve their dreams and become the people they want to be.”

Khalid Halim

Coach and founding partner of, a leading coaching firm for Silicon Valley CEOs and venture capitalists

“Carl Buchheit started to change my life even before I met him, because several of my mentors had already been Carl’s students and clients. They guided me to change patterns of working too hard, losing money, being overweight, and not living in happiness. The changes in my life were so profound that I decided to study with Carl himself. Now my life has achieved much higher levels of fulfillment and my effectiveness with clients has greatly increased. I am so grateful to have found this new approach to change work. Through all of us who have learned so much from him, Carl’s work is changing the world. I highly recommend this landmark book.”

Steve Napolitan

Motivational speaker, business coach, and author of Capture Clients, Close Deals

“Carl Buchheit is a modern-day magician. How can you achieve the ambitious goals you set for yourself? By having rapport with yourself! Carl shows you how. In this wonderful book, he shares all of the tools and new perspectives at the root of his remarkable work.”

Katia Verresen

CEO of KVA Leadership

“Carl Buchheit’s Transformational NLP offers a new perspective on why we humans have limiting beliefs and behavior patterns. His approaches and methods enable people to have more choice over their lives, thus providing the potential for them to achieve fulfillment and inner peace.”

Sharon Tennison

Founder of Center for Citizen Initiatives and author of The Power of Impossible Ideas


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Empath Skills 101

An Evening with Carla from April 2020
How to Stay Functional During a Crisis

Most people have the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person or group of people. This is often a conscious choice: we choose to “put ourselves in their shoes,” so to speak.

If you are someone who does this automatically, being around people in distress can be very difficult. Being able to have some choice can make all the difference in your level of stress and how you navigate your world.

This class is designed to help people without choice begin to have some awareness of what they are picking up from the general world, have a sense of how they are doing it, and begin to build in some choice about how much of other people’s experiences they feel at any given time.

Carla goes over some of the common difficulties involved in being wired this way, and some of the ways we can manage these experiences. These are easy to learn exercises that will continue to grow in you as you practice them.

Carla also discusses how to reset yourself if you have become overwhelmed and how to rebuild your emotional strength even during difficult times. These are must-have life skills.

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Thoughts and Feelings That Have a Life of Their Own: How to Design a God

An Evening with Carl from October 2018

This 2-hour talk will stretch your thinking, illuminate another important aspect about the nature of your experiences (unwanted and desired), and assist you to re-design the rules that govern your current experience.

The subtitle for this evening, "How to Design a God," pretty much says it. We are all of us well-marinated in the idea of "The Law of Attraction." And, you might also be familiar with the idea that "Thoughts Are Things."

However, these concepts and frames were not discovered in the 1970's. These ideas can easily be tracked back into 19th century American "New Thought." Some of their popular formulations are coming up on about their 200th anniversary in print.

There are some closely related ideas with ancient origins, ideas about thoughts that become things, and that even become autonomous beings-beings that have intimate and often influential relationships with the thinkers of the thoughts that create and sustain them.

... Of course, the thinkers are us, but who, or what, are the beings we have created?
... How do our connections with them affect our connections with ourselves and others, and with Life itself?
... It is perhaps time to have some additional thoughts, perhaps even some new ones, so to speak.
.... What would we like?

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Free Will and Freeing Will: How Much Positive Can You Handle Being Doomed To?

An Evening with Carl from October 2017

During this talk, Carl explores the human inclination to confine ourselves within whatever “good enough” and “free enough” boundaries of possibility and belonging we have gotten ourselves used to. In Carl's words:

"A personal Will that is too broad or too free brings on negative sensations and any number of the unpleasant, unconscious internal pictures that give rise to them."

But, on the other side of the scale, an experience of personal Will that is too compliant or constrained has pretty much the same, seemingly unpleasant effects on how we feel in our lives and our relationships.

So, we all tend to live in a private “Goldilocks Zone” where things are “just right” even though they could or should be lots, lots better."

In this talk, Carl will take you through a journey of freeing your Will, so that new possibilities will open without over-turning good order and good connections in your life.

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That Which Cannot Be Distorted: Our Ultimate Resource State?

An Evening with Carl from July 2017

In this seminar Carl shares a pleasant and insightful discovery from constellations facilitation.

The full transformative 90-minute video explores a fascinating resource, and the presence of which assists us all to be in rapport with our-selves and our experiences. Furthermore, such a resource does not seek to add, remove, or disrupt 'What Is'.

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Beyond Guilt and Innocence

An Evening with Carl from April 2017

As humans we are always maneuvering with and manipulating about guilt and innocence. This is entirely natural and understandable in the normal world. Guilt feels bad, and is thought to mean negative things, and innocence feels good and it goes with positive sensations of relief, safety and belonging. To be guilty is bad and to be innocent is good is the usual, speed-of-daily-life impression of it all, but this is not accurate.

What Carl has observed is this:

"Both Guilt and Innocence are toxic, pernicious and destructive life stances.When we use them as metrics to assess, assist or assert the validity of our experience, or to diminish the validity of another’s experience or condition, we destroy all well-being for everyone, including ourselves, wherever we are. There has to be a better way!"

That better way will be revealed in this video. One that leads to a naturally reliable and joyful basis for ease-full, continuing learning throughout our lives--and probably after them too.

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Identity, Neurophysiology, and Functional Faith

An Evening with Carl from June 2014

How can we apply the latest in neuroscience to our approach to personal change? In this engaging and enlightening 65-minute talk, Carl shows us an updated paradigm of neural development, and illuminates how we can it put it to work for us to make our lives increasingly better over time.

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The Universe as a Bottom-Up Neural Net

An Evening with Carl from April 2013

In this enlightening and entertaining seminar Carl Buchheit, co-founder for NLP Marin, demonstrates the concept of “the Universe as a mirroring Universe” and how this sometimes cause hilarious and heartbreaking consequences.

The full transformative 90-minute video explores how we get ourselves in trouble by moving against such a Universe and how to harness and create with a new perspective on learning. With penetrating insight and unparalleled wisdom and silly jokes Carl sheds new light for all of us that wish create more of what we want without resistance.

The video that Carl describes as our 'Revelation' can be viewed here.

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