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Old 12-28-2009, 02:27 PM #1
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I found something on a web site (http://fullpermissionliving.blogspot...structure.html) that I think I will find helpful next time I get confused about what it is I am trying to accomplish in therapy. Some of them are a little scary, but others seem like they will just be a relief to get through!

THERAPEUTIC TASKS

- Become grounded and energized in physical life and in the body as a whole;
- Develop basic trust in the self, others and life;
- Become aware of, feel consciously, accept and express the deep primal rage and terror in a non-destructive way without retreating to primitive defenses;
- Face original state of helplessness and hurt underlying perfectionistic attitude;
- Reverse the denial of early trauma at the hands of parents and the environment;
- Develop tolerance for ambivalence in oneself and others (correct “good-or-bad”, “right-or-wrong” and other dualistic images); and heal the splits between thoughts and feelings, and between positive and negative feelings;
- Acknowledge and experience the different aspects of the personality (child, adult, higher self), opening the lines of communication between them, while establishing an identification with the adult self;
- Become aware of the erroneous conclusions, images and beliefs of the mask/false self, and the limitations and unreality of the idealized self image;
- Experience pleasure and expansion and recognize and express one’s higher self aspects with less fear of being annihilated;
- Primary negative expression that needs release: “I hate you!” “I kill you!”
- Primary positive self-affirmation that needs assertion: “I have the right to be.”

That last one is the real heartbreaker...Someday I hope I can actually believe it!
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What a great list! thank you.

I find all of it quite apropos.

ever working hard in therapy.....*sigh*......
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Gee, I'm glad someone else finds it helpful! Now all I need is a complete list of instructions on how to complete these tasks and I'll be all set.
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Yeah wish we all came with instructions that covered all situations..... that would sure be wonderful!
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