Parts therapy


Parts therapy is based on a concept which suggests that our personality isn’t a homogeneous, static, and unchangeable whole, but is composed of parts. These parts have different qualities and abilities, and together they form the personality of a human being. In other words, we tend to wear many different hats as we go through life.

Each part has a positive purpose, a role, a function and an intention which is manifested in the conscious realm at a certain moment for a certain period of time. A metaphor for this is that all the parts together are like a bus with passengers. There can only be one part driving the bus at a certain moment in time. That part of us is then active and manifested. A problem can occur when one part, for example, studied for a test but that part isn’t present at the time you are taking the test. At the time of the test, an anxious part is driving the bus which means you experience a total blackout. Or, someone can have an inner conflict when two parts are involved in the problem. Inner conflicts often occur when clients try to quit smoking, control their weight or are seeking personal or professional fulfilment.

Often you hear thoughts in your head like:

  • I don’t know what came over me.
  • I am torn between two options
  • I don’t know which way to go.
  • Part of me wants … but another part wants…
  • I can’t make up my mind.


We’ve all felt stuck at times. We don’t like how we are feeling, or thinking, or acting, yet we don’t know how to change.

Maybe we sometimes feel frustrated, fearful, or unworthy. We may have persistent bothersome negative or critical thoughts. We may have behaviours or habits that we want to change.


There are 3 main ways we humans attempt to change, yet the attempted solution actually keeps us stuck:

  1. Inner Struggle: As we’ve discussed, most of us have tried to force ourselves to change. And it doesn’t work. It can even make things worse. The more we 1 struggle, the more “resistance” we notice!
  2. Going Mental: We think that if we only understand our problems well enough, the problems will go away. This actually works against us, because these behaviors, feelings, and thought patterns are generated by the unconscious. One person said, after using a cognitive-based approach, “I could think more rationally while still feeling just as bad.”
  3. Distraction: We all have ways to distract ourselves. We might soothe ourselves with food, or watching youtube videos, or something else. Perhaps we just tell ourselves over and over that we’re OK. We might use some sort of self-help method that helps us feel better, think better, or act better, for a moment, but then the problem comes right back. Nothing is really changed.

We have tried to change these behaviours, feelings and thoughts through willpower or strain. We’ve struggled within ourselves, in an effort to overcome them. When that doesn’t work – and often it doesn’t – we feel stuck. We get frustrated or discouraged. We may try harder or even give up.


With Core Transformation, it isn’t about inner struggle. It’s the opposite. Instead of fighting with our unconscious, we are satisfying the deepest unconscious yearnings of our parts. Through Core Transformation you can discover that unconscious part of you which has actually been yearning for a “Core State. A Core State is a powerfully transformative state of deep contentment and well-being. It’s a felt experience of our true being, our inner essence. People often say it feels “peaceful” and “expansive”.


Core transformation is a gentle process of transforming behaviours, emotional responses, and patterns of thinking we don’t like. Doing the process feels like being kind to ourselves.

It can be a healing or transformation that is sometimes mild, and sometimes profound. Whatever we want to change, becomes a doorway to more well-being.

The results sometimes surprise people…

  • It’s often easier than expected,
  • results are often more complete, full, or significant,
  • it often feels more profound than expected, and
  • results often spread into other areas of life.

Core transformation is shown by research to be highly effective, both for changing problems, and for increasing well-being.


Almost anything!

The key is to think of a specific feeling, behaviour, or thought that happens, that you want to change.

Core transformation can help us…

change how we feel: for example, sometimes we feel fearful, frustrated, or sad.

change what we do: We may yell at the kids or eat foods that aren’t good for us.

change how we think: We may criticise ourselves or think we can’t change.

Core transformation has a track record of getting good results with virtually any feeling, behaviour, or thought that we want to change, like anger, inappropriate spending, procrastination, and anxiety. Core transformation can also get results with serious issues, including depression, the effects of child abuse, and more.

What Core Transformation won’t do, is teach you a new skill. But it can help free you up to learn the skill. For example, sometimes a person who wants more confidence already has all the skills they need, and yet they doubt themselves or think they need to be perfect. Core transformation can help you transform their self-doubt or perfection thinking. CT can help you transform these inner feelings or thoughts to free you up to take action and learn more. This can help you for the rest of your life. Just think of how great life can be, the more you find it easy and fun to gain more skills.


If you want a real solution, you need Core Transformation. Here’s what we do differently:

  1. With Core Transformation, it isn’t about inner struggle. It’s the opposite. Instead of fighting with our unconscious, we’re satisfying our deepest unconscious yearnings, so that change happens easily and naturally.
  2. Instead of beefing up our conscious understanding, we engage the unconscious, and the transformation is taking place from the inside out. The unconscious is doing the changing.
  3. Instead of just distracting ourselves, with Core Transformation, we can do something that works. We’re actually getting to the root of the problem and changing it.

If you’d like a fuller understanding of these differences, go here:

The core transformation process was developed by Connirae Andreas.


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