Creating a New Part
A process to create a new part to take care of a specific outcome or behaviour.
Have you ever been faced with a situation were you have been eating well for a few days and exercising and then crunch time comes along you have a decision to make. Part of you wants to keep exercising and part of you wants to give up, or part of you wants to eat that apple and part of you wants to eat the chocolate cake.
The following exercise is their to help you get the better of the negative mindset which is going to inhibit you achieving your goal
Identify the desired outcome( I.e. stick to the eating plan, carry on training so I can lose that weight and get into shape – ‘I want to the part of me that wants to achieve weight loss and carry on eating the correct nutrition and exercise to over ride any feelings of not sticking to the plan.
Access history of experiencing a time were you were totally committed to staying in shape, were you were exercising and eating well or similar behaviour. This can be personal history or the history of someone you know. Step inside each experience and access all aspects of that experience.
Create a detailed set of representations of how you would behave if you were really demonstrating whatever this part of you is going to have you do to achieve your outcome of getting into great shape.
When you see a whole sequence that you are satisfied with, step inside the image and go through the whole sequence again from the here and now. Feel what it is like to do these behaviours.
Ecology check: Ask “Does any part object to my having a part which will be in charge of making this fantasy a reality?”
If you do not receive any objections, proceed to step 5.
If you receive any objections:-
Ask the objecting part “What do you want for me?”
If the function doesn’t make clear what the part’s objection is, ask “What specifically is your concern?”
Cycle through the above for each objecting part.
To satisfy any objecting parts:-
Redefine the part that you are creating to take into account all the functions and concerns of the objecting parts.
Go back to 3 and make a new or modified fantasy that will satisfy the concerns of each part that is objected.
Create the Part: Ask your unconscious to analyse the fantasy and pull essential ingredients from it to build a part and give it entity.
“Get what you need from the fantasy to be able to build a part of you that can do this exquisitely and easily and at every moment that it needs to be done”.
Test the part to make sure it is there:-
Go inside and ask.
Future pace repeatedly.
Behaviourally engage the part to find out if it responds appropriately.