We all know what it feels like to have a part of you that wants to do one thing, and then another part that wants to do the opposite. So how do you deal with this inner conflict?
This post aims to show you how hypnotherapy heals inner conflict.
Why is there inner conflict?
It’s like there’s two of you inside your head, both battling to win! One part of you wants to stop smoking for health reasons and there’s another part of you that wants to keep smoking to keep you connected and social which could also be deemed healthy by the subconscious mind!
Believe it or not, both of these “parts” believe that what they are doing for you is right and hence the feeling of inner conflict.
What is Parts therapy?
Parts therapy can be used in hypnosis to help you access these two conflicting inner minds. The therapist guides the client into trance and then acts as a mediator between the two parts. (eg- the part that wants to smoke and the part that wants to keep smoking.)
Both parts have their say, and then a negotiation can be reached. Every part has a role to play and a job to do. Usually in parts therapy, the part that is changing it’s job (eg- quitting smoking) needs a new job to do. (eg-making sure we stretch and go outside for a walk.) So the benefit that the part was doing stays, it’s just the way it does it that changes.
Hypnosis is a highly focused state of mind in an altered state of consciousness. You are always in control in hypnosis, but you do have access to your deeper mind and old thoughts, memories, ideas etc may float to the surface. In the state of hypnosis, you can focus on the issue intently and fully which allows you to access all the information about the issue. You may see things in new ways, from new perspectives and gain a deeper understanding about what’s really going on. When you know more, you can do things differently. You can see why the conflict is there and you now know what to do about it. These are just a few of the ways how hypnotherapy heals inner conflict.
What can parts therapy and hypnotherapy help with?
Hypnotherapy and parts therapy combined together can help with a number of issues like-
Overcoming bad habits
and many more things!