Therapeutic writing as a form of ego-state therapy.

Title

Therapeutic writing as a form of ego-state therapy.

Creator

Torem M S

Publisher

The American journal of clinical hypnosis

Date

1993
1993-04

Description

In this paper I describe a special form of ego-state therapy that integrates writing letters to one's self as an internal therapeutic communication among various ego states previously not fully aware of each other or engaged in destructive power struggles. Expressing one's thoughts, feelings, and urges in writing transforms primary process activities of the self into secondary processes that are more mature and adaptive to healthy functioning in day-to-day living. This method also reinforces the idea of patient empowerment in the form of self-healing and utilizing internal resources in the process of recovery.

Subject

*Awareness; *Ego; *Writing; Adult; Dissociative Disorders/psychology/*therapy; Female; Humans; Hypnosis/*methods; Internal-External Control; Middle Aged; Post-Traumatic/psychology/*therapy; Stress Disorders

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

267–276

Issue

4

Volume

35

Citation

Torem M S, “Therapeutic writing as a form of ego-state therapy.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 22, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4078.

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