Hennie Geldenhuys

Hennie Geldenhuys, M.B.,Ch.B M.Fam.Med


Email: hennie.geldenhuys@aleftrust.org


Dr. Hennie Geldenhuys is a medical doctor, integrative health specialist, certified transpersonal coach and trainer, hypnotherapist, and Neuro-Linguistics Programming (NLP) practitioner. He has qualifications in medicine with specialization in Family Medicine (M.B., Ch.B M.Fam.Med) and advanced training certifications in Transpersonal Psychology Coaching. He serves on the board of the International Association of Coaches, Therapists and Mentors (IACTM), and on the editorial board of various academic journals.  He holds part-time honorary academic appointments with the University of Cape Town and University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, where he consults on academic and clinical research, including health-related clinical trials. He co-runs a private company that provides consultancy and training in applied ethics in research. In his integrative health practice, he works with individuals and groups, combining his coaching and professional background. Hennie conducts certified training courses and supervision in transpersonal coaching, both within and outside of the Alef Trust. Within the Alef Trust, he teaches a module in Integrative Medicine and Health, and co-tutors the certificate programme in Transpersonal Coaching. He also chairs the Alef Trust Research Ethics Review Panel, serves as a Personal Tutor to MSc students, and supervises master’s and PhD student research dissertation projects. He is a project mentor and module facilitator on the Alef Nurturing the Fields of Change Programme. Hennie lives in the Western Cape province of South Africa, nestled in between the rugged mountains and vineyards, with his wife, two daughters and dogs.

Research interests

Hennie’s research interests include applications in the emerging field of Transpersonal Psychology Coaching, a transpersonal approach to integrated health and wellness, and ethics in transpersonal coaching and transpersonal research. Transpersonal Coaching Psychology is a relatively young discipline, asking for research into the applied domains such as Transpersonal Coaching in the fields of business and sport, integration coaching in psychedelic therapy, spiritual emergence, and an integral lifestyle. His research interests in applied transpersonal practices naturally extends into the healing arts. His various research interests in this domain include psychosomatic conditions, the held therapeutic space, the ethical and effective application of the placebo effect, and the integration of transpersonal approaches into the practice and systems of healthcare. A further research fascination is in the unique application of ethics into transpersonal research methodologies, and into therapeutic and coaching practices that employ transpersonal approaches.

Key publications

Geldenhuys, H. (2019). Applied ethics in transpersonal and humanistic research. The Humanistic Psychologist, 47(2), 112-135. https://doi.org/10.1037/hum0000123

Geldenhuys, H., & Dängeli, J. (2018). Open awareness: Holding the liminal space in transpersonal coaching and therapy. Integral Transpersonal Journal, 10, 105-117.

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