Inner Dynamics Principle #1

Inner Dynamics is a specialized training for life coaches, therapists, consultants and trainers in the human relations realm. The training itself is a course at the iNLP Center and housed at Inner Dynamics Training.

This article reviews principle #1. Inner Dynamics reveals a series of principles that also serve as steps to a unique inner healing protocol. Working in alignment with the principles will yield the best results.

Inner Dynamics Principle #1

Locate the core self. 

Above all else, the self must be present for healing to occur. No core self, no healing. To better understand and apply this principle, let’s define the core self – what it is and isn’t so that you can recognize when you’re in it.

What is the Core Self?

The core self is the “part” of you that isn’t a part. Meaning, when you’re experiencing the core self, you’re “just you.” The core self has wonderful, almost too-good-to-be-true qualities.

When you’re in the core self, you are:

• Compassionate
• Calm
• Patient
• Curious
• Mature (at your current age)
NOT triggerable. 

The core self is immune to typical triggers that set off other parts of you. This may be the greatest gift of the self, to experience problems and conflict without getting triggered into an emotional reaction. This will be particularly useful when dealing with inner parts that are struggling and need to heal.

If you’re being triggered and feeling it, you are NOT in your core self.

How to Enter your Core Self

Wholeness is the Most Overrated Concept in Personal Development


Everyone wants to be whole, a singular, integrated person with no inner conflict. We all want to be just me. A simple, undivided human being. Oh, but we want more than that, don’t we?

We want to glide through life, emanating spiritual energy from our core – one nature, the universe, and whatever lay beyond our current realm of consciousness. We want to flow through a life filled with cosmic energy, compassion and wisdom and positivity oozing from our very pores. Life would be so easy if we live in these blissful states 24/7, wouldn’t it?

I want that, for sure. I don’t have it. No one does, not even the Dalai Lama, who gets angry at his staff on a regular basis and doesn’t even have a goal to achieve ultimate inner peace and quiet. He says total inner peace is not achievable, so he wouldn’t waste his time trying. And the rest of us are still going for super galactic oneness?

What if we started from a different place?

One with fantastic potential but more in line with the daily reality we all live.

That place might look like this:

You’re not whole. You never will be a fully integrated person. Stop trying to achieve oneness of mind, body, and spirit. Not only is oneness not aligned with your nature, but the expectation of achieving such an unlikely state (beyond a few minutes at a time) will add frustration and angst to your life.

I’m not being one of the cynical realists who only wants to prove that nothing good can happen in life. Life is wonderful. We can live it to the fullest! No one is trying to hit you with tough love or a cold, hard slap in the face.

wholeness vs. parts psychologyThis is merely a different paradigm.

One that suggests we all start where we are, which is undeniably divided.

Think it through and check the resource links below, which prove that our:

• Brains are divided, with parts that fight each other.
• Psyche is divided, with unconscious processes ruling the roost.
• Daily experience is a back-and-forth process between various competing mindsets.

The fact that we all experience life through competing parts of our brain, mind, and body is nearly undeniable when you look at the evidence. Why then, don’t we embrace a psychology that aligns with reality?