Although Sherry wasn’t sure she had anything to work on, numerous parts came forward in this unexpectedly powerful session and assisted one another in moving forward. As feelings of abandonment flooded her senses, Sherry’s parts gathered and encouraged one another.
While not a typical parts therapy session, a momentum started that led to an amazingly cathartic outcome in Sherry’s personal circle of comfort and healing.
“…I don’t have to hide anymore… I have a feeling of freedom to sit/stand up and be seen… confidence underlies and supports everything.”
Parts therapy has fascinated me since I first learned it. Clients have consistently reported feeling more “whole” and “complete” after a session. They tell me that they finally feel like they are a grown up. They come out of hypnosis and say they feel “different.” No matter the words they use to describe it, the results are profound. The constant struggle is gone.
For example, 37 year old Gary had chewed tobacco for 22 years. He was an extremely energetic man, sleeping only 5-6 hours a night. The part of him that kept chewing tobacco, long after he had made a conscious decision to quit, wanted to be tough and rebellious. When I asked him what other ways could he be tough and rebellious besides chewing, that part said “through competitive sports.”
Although a part of him believed that he was now too old to compete in sports, the thought that he still could was empowering. He took that tough, rebellious outlook and turned it into a positive. That part was now willing to give up chewing as long as my client agreed to take up competitive sports.
When asked, Gary integrated these parts easily and reported that he felt very different when he awakened from hypnosis. This is a very typical response to parts work. What was a negative turns into a feeling of inner support and strength. While every session is unique, the results are simply amazing.
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Format: DVD, 60 minutes
CE hours: 1
Katherine Zimmerman is an internationally-known author and speaker, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, EFT practitioner and coaches hypnotherapists. Since 1989, she has taught classes on self-hypnosis, EFT, and other related subjects, along with doing presentations on hypnotherapy at professional conferences nationwide.