International association of HNLP

Mind Matters

The Presuppositions of NLP

The Presuppositions of NLP are a set of assumptions that can be seen as useful principles. They are called ‘presuppositions’ because you pre-suppose them to be true and act as if they are. People of excellence believe presuppositions to be true (that’s just a suggestion) and act as if they are true and use them to drive their behaviour and actions. For example, with the presupposition The map is not the territory, people respond to their map of reality rather than to reality itself. NLP is about understanding and changing these maps, not about changing reality.

Other presuppositions.


Cliff Partridge
HNLP Trainer
NLP Master Practitioner