This weekend, I attended a very interesting training course from one of hypnotherapy's most renowned trainers, Mr Roy Hunter. Although Roy and I differ in many of our viewpoints of hypnotherapy, his anecdotal evidence speaks volumes. Roy has been a very successful hypnotherapist for over 3 decades and the knowledge he imparts to his students demands the highest respect. The training course was on a technique known as parts therapy, passed on to Roy via one of hypnotherapy's greats, Charles Tebbetts. The technique is used for inner conflict resolution, for example "I want to give up smoking but a part of me is stopping me from doing so." or "I want to loose weight but some part of me cant stop going to the cupboard to snack." I won't divulge all of the details of the therapy but a very broad explanation would be that you give your conflicting behavior patterns a voice and the therapist acts as a mediator to reach a client centered resolution. Powerful stuff when used in the hands of a trained therapist.