Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (HNLP) is the art and science of being your best. It’s a powerful methodology and philosophy that helps you overcome the obstacles and habits that prevent you from performing optimally.
HNLP enables you to get the edge and stay at the top of your game. And beyond games, it’s designed to equip you with practical strategies to enhance your abilities in any area of your life.
It provides the ability to identify how the language of others, whether verbal or non-verbal as well as their behaviour has influenced you and formed your map of reality. It helps you to resolve your own limiting beliefs, unwanted habits, negative reactions and destructive behaviours.
HNLP enables you to easily and naturally enhance performance in your personal life (in terms of growth and healing) as well as professionally (at work and in sport). HNLP also provides the skills to attract fulfilling personal and/or professional relationships as well as constructive ways to improve challenged relationships.
The Methodology & Philosophy for Change, Healing & Self Empowerment:
All behaviours are motivated by unconscious impulses which are known as neurological triggers. These triggers are the catalysts which are responsible for everything that we do. Whether good, bad, resourceful or destructive, this way, that way and anything in-between; all our behaviours are based on certain beliefs that are acted upon when triggered by precise stimuli. Once you know what they are, these triggers can be transformed into catalysts for positive results. The HNLP Coaching model enables you to identify the triggers that cause you to think, feel and behave unresourcefully. It empowers you to change each trigger’s neurological effect, so that you have more choices available to you.
One of the major premises of HNLP is that you are capable of far more than you think you are, because you are more than you think you are. This idea is based on the knowledge that your current perceptions are limited to how your neurology filters information. It’s your internal representations and states that determine your behaviour much more than the world outside of you.
Beyond your limited perceptions is your Authentic Self and immense potential. HNLP shows us how to heighten awareness, use multi-level communication and have behavioural flexibility in order to achieve fulfilling results.
The difference between NLP & HNLP:
HNLP is a relatively new methodology that has evolved from classic NLP, the acronym for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Both NLP & HNLP methodologies offer a positive, proactive, goal-oriented and sustainable approach to enhancing performance. HNLP, however, includes a more Humanistic, Holistic and “organic” methodology than classic NLP which is more technique driven. In a nut shell HNLP is the study of how our Mind creates our reality through language and behaviour.
HNLP integrates quantum physics, modern neuro science, hypnosis, accelerated learning, spirituality, and common sense with classic NLP. One of the basic premises from which we work is that everyone and everything is interconnected. We are not alone; quantum physics and all major spiritual systems support this. In the past, some people have criticized Neuro-Linguistic Programming for lacking a sense of connection and being too oriented toward techniques and “programming.”
While NLP techniques are effective, they are not the final answer. People and their interconnectedness are the answer. HNLP recognises that we are all on the path to Self-Actualization, whether we know it or not!
HNLP values the interconnection between people and life at large. It recognizes that as humans there is more to us than what we are aware of, and that we are more controlled by what we don’t know than by what we do know. HNLP focuses on becoming comfortable with the unknown and teaches how to use the realm beyond our conscious awareness to lead a more productive and fulfilling life.
HNLP was developed in the early 90s by NLP Master Trainers & Psychologists – John Overdurf and Julie Silverthorn, who founded the International Network for Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (INHNLP). Jevon is trained by John and Julie, and accredited as a Trainer of NLP, HNLP and Hypnotherapy by the INHNLP.
Since its inception, HNLP has continued to expand to include up to date devlepments in consciousness research and pioneering coaching processes. With input from HNLP Trainers around the world, this dynamic field is rising to meet the personal, relational and social challenges of our time.
HNLP Basic Presuppositions:
1. No matter what you think you are, you are always more than that.
We have all the resources we need within us.
2. Reality is a construction.
The map is not the territory. You get what you focus on.
3. Reality and meaning are created through relationships.
Things exist by virtue of their mutually consistent relationships.
4. Living is learning.
We can’t not learn. All behaviour is motivated by a positive, self-adaptive intention.
5. Perception is learned.
Memory is an active, synthetic process.
6. Everything and everyone is interconnected.
The material universe is a dynamic web of interrelated events. None of the properties of the web are fundamental. They all follow from properties of the other parts and the overall consistency of their interrelations determines the structure of the entire web. At the quantum level we are one, there are no local causes.
Useful links for more information on HNLP:
What is HNLP? – audio recording
Listen to the developers of HNLP (John Overdurf, C.A.C. and Julie Silverthorn, M.S.) describe their branch of NLP
Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology: Quantum Theory in NLP
Article written by John Overdurf, C.A.C. and Julie Silverthorn, M.S.
The 4 HNLP Keys to maintaining Empowered Performance
Article written by HNLP Trainer Jevon Dängeli
What is HNLP Coaching?
Information about the HNLP coaching modality and philosophy
HNLP Coaching sessions with Jevon
Discover how you can benefit from one-on-one HNLP sessions
Jevon presents internationally recognized NLP/HNLP Coach Practitioner Certification Trainings, and Master NLP/HNLP Coach Practitioner Certification Trainings annually in South Africa and Europe. Additionally he presents tailor-made Empowered Performance with HNLP seminars worldwide.
Discover the book: NLP For Wizardry – The User Manual For Your Mind