Parts Is Parts

If you are even half as old as I am, you probably remember that line from a fast-food ad of the 80s. Patron: What part of the chicken does this come from? Dumb Kid Clerk: Parts is Parts.

I love NLP and what it has done for me. But loving something does not mean ignoring its inherent weaknesses. One aspect of NLP that always bothered me was “parts” work. If you are not familiar with NLP and parts work, here is the25-word summary: Parts are sub-personalities that function inside our minds in a semi-autonomous way. Also, they almost always are stuck in time and function at the level of a small child–not particularly resourceful.  When we feel like we are at war with ourselves, it is almost always a parts conflict.

When I first got involved, an internal conflict was resolved with The Visual Squash. Done in the classic format, that can take well over 30 minutes. And it is boring as hell. Just sitting there watching your client’s hands move in that jerky fashion. And, although not impossible, it is not easy to do for yourself. But it works, and I did it until something better came along.

Something better was still the same process, but using hypnotic language patterns to accelerate the “squash.” Finally, somebody came up with the idea of using sliding anchors. Now, instead of 30 minutes, it is only maybe 5 to 7.

But you still have to play “Philadelphia Lawyer” with the parts. And some parts do not like that! Imagine! Some parts just do not want to cooperate, no matter how much you suck up to them. Of course, if you have a couple of hours, you can always do Core Transformation. That always seems to work, but I’m not very patient. My bad.

So, I kept experimenting with clients trying to find a faster, easier way do resolve parts problems, even with the shy or uncooperative part. Finally, I stumbled across a process using the client’s timeline that speeds things up dramatically. And the part does not have to do anything, or cooperate or whatever. The whole process is controlled by the client. At the end, the part is dramatically changed.

My first target after working with my own parts, was smokers. In two minutes or less, the part that has just been dying for a smoke is totally turned around and telling the client to give it up now! I do not know what the limitations are on this process, because I have not found a parts issue where it does not work.

So, do you have any internal conflicts that are blocking you? Ever feel like you are shooting yourself in the foot? Is it time to clean up the mess inside?

It seems to me that there might be some other hypnotists/NLPers/therapy types that would be interested in learning to do this process, too. So, I decided to offer a training to the public. If the economy were better, I probably would not consider teaching this process to anyone for less than $500, which is what I charge individuals for my stop smoking program. But everyone is hurting now, so I figure it is time to take a different approach.

I am going to do a tele-class (call in on the telephone) and teach it to as many people as I can. It is so simple to do, that you will learn it in an hour or so. You do not have to know anything about timelines or parts (won’t hurt you if you do). When the class is done, you can fix yourself (or your clients, if you are working with them). There is nothing to buy after the class, either–I detest those “bait and switch” product launches.

Not $500. Not $300. Not even $99 nor that magic number of $47 (Where the hell did that figure come from?)

Nope. It is just $9.95. That’s all. Nothing else to buy. No dues to pay. Just a one-time charge!
One-Session Tele-Seminar
Internal Conflict — Rapid Resolution!
Mar 5
9:00 – 10:15 PM Eastern

If you want to learn a new way to clean up your internal conflicts, go on over to the web site and sign up for the tele-class.