Episode 24 – How an Understanding of Subpersonalities Can Help People in Recovery

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Episode 24 – How an Understanding of Subpersonalities Can Help People in Recovery

The topic at a glance

  • Subpersonalities refer to the different parts of ourselves that become prominent when triggered by changing situations (e.g. ‘the firefighter’ is a part of the personality that protects us from pain).

  • Learning to connect with the ‘inner-child’ can be beneficial for people in recovery because it allows them to deal with past trauma.

  • We can become more aware of our subpersonalities when we feel conflicted by a situation.

  • All the various subpersonalities are there to help us.

Hope Mindful Compassion Show – Episode 24 – How an Understanding of Subpersonalities Can Help People in Recovery

A conversation between Paul Garrigan and Samina Khan

 

In this episode of the Hope Mindful Compassion Show, Samina tells us about subpersonalities. This way of looking at the structure of personality comes from transpersonal psychology, and it can be very useful for people in recovery. Some of the topics we get to cover in the show include:

  • What is the theory of ‘subpersonalities’?

  • How can understanding subpersonalities be helpful to people in recovery?

  • How many subpersonalities are there?

  • Why do we have subpersonalities and how do they function?

  • Do we need a therapist if we want to begin working with subpersonalities?

  • How do we work with subpersonalities?

  • What can go wrong when working with this approach?

  • Is there a danger that we can start to dislike parts of ourselves?

  • Are the subpersonalities universal?

  • Are we born with these different parts of ourselves?

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