Many different therapies and change process use the concept or model of parts. Parts can be thought of as the smaller components of identity or personality that are responsible for behaviours or aspects of identities that play out in a persons life.
Parts can be thought of as creative, argumentative, stubborn or loving. Parts can be thought to be responsible for smoking, responsible for playing better golf or even preventing you changing jobs and keeping you safely in your comfort zone.
NLP has borrowed and stolen concepts and methodologies from the original NLP exemplars Fritz Pearls, Virginia Satir and Milton Erickson – who all used some kind of parts work in their therapies and has further advanced these exemplars skills into what is know as NLP Parts Integration techniques.
Nigel Hetherington introduces the concept of parts work during an NLP Practitioner training in Newcastle upon Tyne.