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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
"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us. "
- Hermann Hesse
Hypnotic/Gestalt Work with
Difficulties with external personalities/characters (especially in love relationships) may be resolved by such Hypnotic Gestalt Work. While in hypnosis, the client “speaks” to the external character and listens to the character’s response. If appropriate, the client may also speak for the external character and thereby engage in a dialogue moving toward resolution. Quite often the individual will see that the external character bears a strong resemblance to an aspect of the individual himself. In such a case the work moves to a dialogue between parts of the self. Once resolution is achieved, the client is given lots of relevant, positive suggestions and is helped to develop action steps to integrate the fruits of this resolution within himself or herself.
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.