It was the spring of 2007. Six months pregnant with my daughter Savvy in my belly, I packed my bags and flew off to the glorious, earthy magic of Santa Fe New Mexico. My intention was to learn from the incomparable Gary DeRodriguez, a man I respected greatly in the Hypnosis and Coaching world.
I received a weighty curriculum book with hundreds of techniques. I wondered how I would learn it all. Early each morning we'd wholeheartedly dive into the work. I found the training to be intensely personal as our leader Gary wove spirituality, and the intent to heal lives, embedded deeply into the teachings. This is what sets HNLP apart from regular NLP and quite frankly is the most transformative tool I have ever learned.
NLP is often associated with sales and mind programming, manipulation and stealth influence, whereas HNLP considers the heart and soul of the human experience.
As explained in our coaches content on the Peoplistic site, Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (HNLP) was the creation of John Overdurf and Julie Silverthorn as a reaction to the disconnection they found in the models of traditional NLP. Begun back in the late 1990's, John and Julie began a movement to weave the latest research in the quantum sciences with ancient spiritual disciplines and traditional NLP together to birth forward a new approach to the study of subjective experience.
Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology integrates NLP technologies, quantum physics, modern neuroscience, performance psychology, hypnosis, spirituality, and common sense. Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (HNLP) is the study of how Mind creates reality through language and behavior. The foundation of Humanistic Neuro Linguistic Psychology is: we belong to an interconnected whole which is intrinsically intertwined in the ecology of life.
HNLP differs from traditional Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in that it is a study of this connectedness and how each of us is generating our realities through our mind, language and behaviour. NLP has often times been criticised for lacking a sense of connection and being too oriented toward techniques and "programming." HNLP is an expansion upon the core NLP techniques and principles that brings new techniques into application with a greater degree of quantum physics, and interconnectedness.
Through this approach, HNLP has developed modernised techniques working from higher logical levels that effects change at the life purpose and personal identity levels. The changes created at these higher logical levels create pervasive change on all levels of existence, therefore acts as a powerful set of skills for coaching and client breakthrough sessions.
HNLP can be broken down into four parts:
While in Santa Fe my heart broke wide open. These teachings profoundly affected my life and I personally experiened a major breakthrough while implementing and practicing the work.
For years I had been holding on to issues with my Mother and in divine timing of readying for the birth of my first and only daughter, I took this profound training. The techniques facilitated a letting go I had never experienced before and I was able to release a weight of anger. It freed me of the fear of passing on negative energy to my baby girl and enabled me to break the patterns of behavior.
In my one on one work today, as a proud-to-be Certified HNLP Practicioner, I incorporate HNLP techniques to truly faciliate breakthroughs for my clients. It is common for my sessions to result in life changing results in as little as one session. I also offer on-going sessions in the form of 'Private mindset coaching' to address and release multi-layered life-long issues and create forward momentum toward dream life and business goals. (Check out what clients have to say here)
There are many options for coaching today. Thank you for taking the time to read more about what I offer and how it stands apart. My heart and soul are in full alignment with my business and living inside the power of that integrity and legacy is my deepest value. Take a moment to learn how you can break patterns and live your best life here
*Resourced from Peoplistic and the teachings of Gary DeRodriguez