This technique is one that I developed to help people who find themselves exhibiting quite different behaviours in their home environment compared to their work environment. Whilst they are initially often unaware of any disparity, the situation invariably leads to a general unease or unhappiness about their life.
The initial assessment is based on the degree to which the six 'Team Me' Archetypes are active in their lives. This is done separately for their personal and professional lives.
Whilst it should be recognised that a degree of difference in archetypal influence can potentially be very necessary/helpful in these two arenas, where it’s clear the individual is not happy about the differences, then some sort of intervention may well be in order.
If it seems congruently desirable to continue, this is what we do...
- is merely a facet of their character, an expression of themselves
- can, and does, ‘rise or fall in influence’ at various times
- always has a positive intent and can achieve much good, yet can become a problem if too strong in its influence
- can be called upon at any time when their specific strengths are required in a given situation
A live session example response was as follows:
The below is from the same real life session.
In the live example above, whilst there are clearly big differences in several areas (including Warrior and Lover), the biggest discrepancy is found with the Sage – where it is evidently very strong in his professional life but weak in his life at home. Whilst this may have much to do with environmental conditioning, it was clear that he saw that addressing this was a matter of growth and maturity for him.
What I have found to be most effective at this point is a Parts Integration. Parts Integration causes the apparent ‘internal partitions’ of the archetype’s influence to dissolve, enabling the archetype to freely perform its role in either sphere without the original (and unhelpful) limiting constraints.
In subsequent sessions we would discuss how the client’s behaviours have changed at home and/or at work in the light of the intervention.