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Re: Deja Vu with therapist widget

Posted by violette on August 25, 2010, at 12:46:02

In reply to Re: Deja Vu with therapist, posted by widget on August 24, 2010, at 18:43:27


You'll be just fine! One of the primary goals of psychoanalytic therapy aside from, or to add to, what everyone else wrote - is to gain ego strength. Ego strength is sort of your ability to regulate emotions and tolerate those intense states.

I sort of questioned your therapist's transference management due to some stuff you've written in the past and then more recently...but they are only guesses or questions to ask yourself...I have different issues to deal with and I really wouldn't know...but put my thoughts out there in case it could help you out.

Sometimes 'thinking' of the rational parts of the emotional situations-rather than emphasis on emotional focus-can help insights emerge more quickly (though intelletualization can also be bad in some ways)...

The way I view the Superego is it's that 'harsh inner critic' built from internalizing your parents behavior/emotional responses from the time you are an infant. The Id represents impulses....sort of a person's primitive/instinctual part of the mind...the Ego regulates both the Superego and Id. It's an old concept, but still very useful and still used today in psychoanalytic literature.

I was just questioning how your therapist was helping you build ego strength.....Of course we all likely go through our emotional patterns more than one time, that's expected. It could just be something that needs reworked again and again. At any rate, thinking about it seems to be doing you some good. Take care and good luck to you!




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