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"At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self."
- Brendan Francis
"Yet, over and over again, studies and life experiences show us that what we believe, what we think, and what we feel is manifested in our bodies. "
- Acosta & Prager, The Worst is Over
In this process, a hypnotized client who has an undefined, but negative feeling or thought is asked where the feeling is located in her or his body. This body part is then given a voice by the client to say what it wants. Other parts of the individual may be summoned to dialogue with this body part in order to reach some resolution of the body part’s needs. If necessary, Hypnotic/Gestalt work with External Personalities or Age Regression might be used to deal with deeper, connected issues. Suggestions for maintaining the positive outcome and doing Self-Hypnosis are given during and at the end of the hypnosis.
This process is categorized as Hypnotic Parts Therapy.
About Hypnotic Parts Therapy
Ever since Freud conceptualized the tri-partite division of the psyche as the Id, Superego and Ego, many other therapies have worked with a parts-orientation. These include, among others, Carl Jung’s Active Imagination, Transactional Analysis, Inner Child Work, Voice Dialogue, Gestalt Underdog and Top Dog, Analytical Parts Therapy, and Moore’s Lover/Magician/King/Warrior.
The intention of all of these versions of parts therapy is to give expression to otherwise suppressed or alienated voices/attitudes within the psyche and then integrate them with the hitherto dominant viewpoint. When utilized, these parts therapies are in themselves hypnotic; but they are greatly enhanced in effect with the deepening of formal hypnosis. Any of the parts therapies listed above may be used in the services offered here.