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John Rowan was born on this day in 1925

John Rowan was born on this day in 1925

John Rowan was a humanistic and transpersonal psychotherapist from London whose main publication was called Subpersonalities: The People Inside Us.

For those readers who are familiar with parts work this is a variation on that and the book includes interesting case studies of people who recognise they can be very different in different circumstances. It can be a very interesting training exercise to spend a day with each student attending as one of their sub personalities and interacting from that sub personality throughout the day!

For non-therapists who may be reading this, the basic concept is that we all have different ways of being for different scenarios and this is not necessarily a bad thing. It is only a problem if a subpersonality is not appropriate for the time it appears, or if subpersonalities are in conflict, and this can be worked on in therapy.

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