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Re: T says regressing/feeling like kid is progress (?) Poet

Posted by fallsfall on April 8, 2005, at 19:41:03

In reply to T says regressing/feeling like kid is progress (?), posted by Poet on April 8, 2005, at 18:18:56

There are theories that say that people have to go through particular stages to grow up properly. If you didn't get through a particular stage, then (according to these theories) you need to go back to that stage (i.e. regress) in order to be able to finish growing up. I'm not explaining this well...

But yes, it is not unheard of for therapy to bring you back to a previous step and then give you an opportunity to progress in a healthier way from there.

You can talk to her about how this regression will be temporary - ask her to reassure you about this. And the regression doesn't have to be maintained between sessions. I believe it is possible to regress and then function "normally" and then regress again (preferably in sessions??).

When people here talk about "ego states" they are often talking about regressing.

It can be really scary. But if you trust your therapist, it can be really helpful.

 

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