EGO STATE THERAPY
Ego State Therapy is a psychodynamic approach to treating various cognitive
and behavioural problems in the individual. It views the individual personality
as being comprised of many parts or ego states that together form the whole.
Each ego state constitutes a kind of “sub-self” which has more or less individual
autonomy in relation to other states and to the entire personality. Each part has
its own story of how it came into being and how it serves the individual.
Parts or Ego States are separated from one another by boundaries which are
more or less permeable. Ego States are experienced in normal people as normal
mood changes. Problems occur when ego states are in conflict or when the
boundaries between the states become more rigid and less permeable.
Ego Sate Therapy aims to:
Techniques used in family or group therapy will be applied to work with the individual client, to resolve conflicts, and facilitate communication between and integration of the different parts in the personality.
INFORMATION TO BE USED AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Any suggestions or opinions voiced in these pages are those of the authors, and in no way to be constructed as final treatment advice. They are intended as a starting point to develop your own preparation and treatment plan. Please consult your medical and/or psychological experts or caregivers to fine-tune the advice and suggestions for your own unique needs.