Client Who Thought He Was Jesus Christ Story

 Richard Bandler’s – The Famous Client Who Thought He Was Jesus Christ Story

This shares the famous Bandler story “the client who thought he was Jesus Christ”


I don’t know how many of you heard the story of Milton with Jesus Christ. Of all the things Milton ever told me, this one didn’t work for me. He looked at the guy and said, “I heard you used to be a carpenter.” The guy said, “Yeah.” Next day, Milton asked, “Do you believe in helping people?” Then Milton sent him out to work with the guys in the back of the hospital building. They fixed him, not Milton! Take a bunch of redneck guys in Arizona. These guys won’t take any shit about you being Jesus Christ.

Most of them are Baptists to start with. They’d sharpen their knives and look at your nuts. You’d get unschizophrenic fast! But that worked. So when I did some training and some of the residents told me they had this client who believed he was Jesus Christ, who ripped bed sheets off and draped himself in white and all this stuff, I went,”Ouuhhhh!”
101 coaching techniques

I did something simple. I went out and got a carpenter’s belt, and one big 4 by 6 and another big 4 by 4 and a whole stack of four-penny nails. Those are suckers about a foot long. And I got a tool belt with a five-pound mallet.

I went in. The guy lay in his bed. I took my tape measure and measured him the long way. I took his arms and pulled them out to his side. I made an X on both his hands with the little chalk things. He looked at me. I put the big 4 by 4 on the 4 by 6 on the floor, yanked out my big mallet, and started whacking it together. Whacckkk.l

He leaned forward and asked, “what are you doing?” I looked up and said, “You’re Jesus Christ, aren’t you?” He asked, “why do you want to know?” I said, “Oh, nothing.” Whaaaccckk.! I took a couple of those nails and put one on one end table and one on the other, looked at his hands, and drooled a little out of the comer of my mouth. I looked at him and said, ”I’m Jewish! Easter is on its way. In fact, it will be Good Friday tomorrow. Ha Ha Ha.” The guy said, “wait a minute here! I’m schizophrenic! This is just a mental disorder.” I yelled, “They always say that’ That’s when they beep the doctor and shout, “I’m cured, I’m cured! Get me out of herd” Selling cars would be a lot easier.

25 free coaching tools


When they talk about schizophrenia they always say that schizophrenics went out of touch with reality. Then they try to put them in touch with reality. As a physicist I knew that we can’t find “reality.” I figured to make whatever they believed real. If patients believe the CIA chasesthem, call the CIA to come over to chase them. For me that’s true.

This is an extract from the book “Time for a Change” by Richard Bandler

Chris Delaney NLP Life Coach, Hypnotherapist and Career Advisor is available for booking for One to One Private Sessions, Group Training Sessions and Public Speaking Events

Other People Who Read This Article Also Read:

Chris Delaney Specialise in:

FREE Life Coaching Downloads

Sponsored Adverts

Coach Yourself To Success; Reduce Low Self Esteem and Increase Confidence

E-Coaching Course

Train to Be a life Coach and Make Money as a part time or full time Coach

coaching business in a box

101 Life Coaching Tools and Techniques

101 coaching techniques

Chris Delaney NLP Life Coach, Hypnotherapist and Career Advisor is available for booking for One to One Private Sessions, Group Training Sessions and Public Speaking Events

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.