Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) / Humanistic Neuro Linguistic Psychology (HNLP) are ways of thinking and sets of tools and techniques that enable therapists to engage more efficiently with clients. Bill Frost has been trained in the USA by the founders of the HNLP movement – John Overdurf and Julie Silverthorn.
NLP / HNLP tools and techniques can be used within hypnotherapy sessions or as ‘alert’ change mechanisms in their own right.
The major advantage of NLP / HNLP change techniques is their speed and flexibility. NLP / HNLP sets the scene for hypnotherapy and provides ongoing self-help techniques that can be used by clients back at home.
Some of the more visual NLP techniques are explained during sessions via software-based simulations, which are also available for home use via neuroinnovations.com.
NLP Timeline Therapy
Timeline Therapy is arguably one of the most powerful NLP techniques available. It is used to remove negative emotions from past events and to install positive templates for future events. It can also be used to help evaluate a range of future scenarios.
From an NLP perspective all thoughts are made up of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic (tactile / sensory) aspects. There are collectively known as modalities and many people have a single modality that they use most. From a therapeutic perspective understanding which modalities means that techniques can be selected to eg correspond with the patients primary modality in increase effectiveness. Click here see what your primary modality might be…
What is NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming?)
NLP can be defined in many different ways:
- The study of human excellence
- The study of how mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) interface to create our internal programs and our reality (programming)
- The study of people and how they perceive reality
- The study of people and how they process information about the world around them
- The study of subjective experience
- The study of human transformation
- The art and science of how people change
- The art and science of being at cause in life and creating a positive life
- How to get what you want out of life
NLP is a branch of cognitive psychology which was developed in the USA in the 1970’s. NLP is used by personal coaches, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and business consultants to assist people in transforming their lives, their relationships and their goals. NLP includes a number of patterns for changing how people perceive the world around them, so they have the resources they need when they’re faced with challenging situations.
What is Humanistic Neuro Linguistic Psychology?
John Overdurf and Julie Silverthorn developed the term “Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology” to describe an advanced branch of NLP. Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology creatively integrates quantum physics, modern neuro science, hypnosis, accelerated learning, spirituality, and common sense.
Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology is the study of how Mind creates reality through language and behaviour. One of the basic premises from which they work is that everyone and everything is interconnected. They 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 quite effective, they are not the final answer.
People and their interconnectedness are the answer. Humanistic Neuro Linguistic Psychology recognizes that we are all on the path to Self-Actualization, whether we know it or not! All paths lead to the same place… back to you.