Who are you? Ever wonder why you act one way at work and a different way at home? How about when you are with friends for an evening or when you are with your family of origin? What about when you’re out drinking or using and when you are at church?
It follows that in certain situations, you are in your adult body and at times you are in your child ego state or teenage ego state, or perhaps your wild or acting-out ego-state.
Everyone has different ego states, ways that you act and operate at home, in the world, in private; states that shift into place in different situations. Would it be helpful for you to understand what is shifting and why? Most people would find this useful. Would you like to know whose on 1st base and acting at any given time? Are you interested in finding out what triggers one ego state to shift into another ego state? Are you interested in finding out who is talking in your head?
Ego-state therapy is a way to relate and become aware of the different parts of yourself, parts that like to overindulge (food, alcohol, sex…). Ego-state therapy is work that heightens awareness of the parts of yourself. Some parts are sabotaging you and others have positive aspects. Parts can be fearful, depressed, anxious, wounded and or be very valuable at managing yourself and your behaviors.
Who wants parts of themselves causing unexpected shifts in their moods or actions that are running amuck. Would you like to stop the negative voice(s) in your head. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to relate to yourself in a way that has you gaining more control over your actions and behaviors and moving you in positive, life-enhancing ways? After all, each of us has productive, action-oriented ego states, too. What ego states do you want to explore, enhance, soothe, subdue, or relinquish? Does it appeal to you to operate as a well-tuned orchestra interiorly. It’s possible! Ego work is useful when working with internal conflicts, including trauma and dissociative disorders. Relief can come from exploring and working with the different parts of our selves.
Ego state Therapy is a beautiful enhancement to EMDR, Psychodynamic therapies, and behavioral therapies. Remember in order to move forward, it is necessary to take action.
I offer an initial 20-minute phone consultation. Please call me at 916-225-6311 and include your name and personal phone number that you can be reached at or where I can leave a message, if you are not available. I will call you back at your convenience. Please call today to start moving toward a brighter tomorrow.