What is Parts Therapy?
Hypnotherapy used for Inner Conflict Resolution
Parts Therapy is based on the approach that our personality is composed of a number of various parts, which are all aspects of our subconscious. In other words, we all wear different hats at different times of the day/week/year (e.g., parent, child, friend, carer, sibling, colleague...). Imagine what happens whenever two of these parts demand opposing behaviours from us! ... an inner conflict ensues and often at a level below our awareness.
When this conflict is unresolvable we can end up confused at a deep level, often resulting in a whole range of inexplicable symptoms from procrastination and lack of motivation to self loathing.
With Parts Therapy I simply act as a mediator to help clients resolve their inner conflicts.
Occasionally clients experience hypnotherapy in order to resolve a problem or overcome an undesired habit, only to find their changes backsliding. There can occasionally be a deeper reason why the client will not fully embrace the change they wish for. If so, then parts therapy can be the perfect technique to unlock that change.
This complex hypnotic technique frequently works with clients after other techniques have failed. I guide the client into a state of hypnosis and then talk to that part of the subconscious that wants to prevent the client from changing. Then I talk to the part motivating the client to improve his/her life. The process resembles mediation, in that I act as a facilitator, asking the right questions in order to help the parts resolve their own differences. The process is designed to empower the client by allowing them to understand themselves at a much deeper level and allow all their parts to be fulfilled and content.
Originally pioneered by the late Charles Tebbetts during the 1960's and 1970's, parts therapy has evolved throughout the years into a highly effective technique when combined with hypnosis and facilitated by someone trained in the use of client centered parts therapy. Before his passing, Tebbetts asked Roy Hunter to continue this work and he has done so, improving the technique in many ways including its application and scope, and writing a definitive book on the subject.
I had the privalege of meeting Roy Hunter and being trained by the man himself in Parts Therapy. He awarded me the CertPT (certificate in Parts Therapy) at the conclusion of my training.
I have since used Parts Therapy to help many clients with a whole range of problems including:
However, inner conflicts can trigger a wide range of symptoms so this list is by no means exhaustive. If you feel you may have such an inner conflict then just call me and we can discuss this and the approaches that would suit you best.
*Required disclaimer: Results, symptoms and treatment may vary from person to person, all individual cases are taken on merit.
How it is used
Parts Therapy is generally used alongside other hypnotherapy treatment but can also be used as the main technique if a clients main problem obviously stems from an inner conflict.
When in trance the conflicting parts are called into a discussion. Typically one part wishes for change while another part wants the problem to remain. I mediate the discussion until the parts have 'terms of agreement'. Typically this might be 'Part A agrees to stop the problem behaviour when Part B has started doing a 'new behaviour'.
Most clients find this process tremendously enlightening as it clearly reveals to them their inner natures and hence where these dominating behaviours have come from.
Usually one double session and a single follow up session is sufficient to resolve the conflict but more sessions may be needed if the conflict is complex.