Ego State Therapy
Mastering the subject of ego state therapy can help answer such questions as "What creates the words
we hear in our mind?" or "What internal system produces depression, panic attacks, and addiction?"
Emmerson's innovative book presents the theory and practice of working with ego states, helping to
understand them, recognize and use them. Working directly with the ego state that needs assistance
provides the shortest distance between the goal and the solution.
The practical techniques described will help you to locate ego states in pain, trauma, anger, or
frustration and facilitate expression, release, comfort, and empowerment.
|Publisher||Crown House Publishing|
|Author||Gordon Emmerson, PhD |
|Dimensions ||9.13 (h) x 6.18 (w) x 0.5 (d) inches |
|Weight ||370 grammes|
Turning the lights on : Ego state therapy
Goals of ego state therapy
Chapter 1 : What are ego states and how did we learn about them?
The nature of ego states
Development and permanence of ego states
Nature of an introject
Nature of inner strength
Ego states and physiology
Ego states and psychology
Chapter 2 : Accessing ego states in therapy
Empty chair technique
General guidelines for talking with ego states
The dichotomous technique for accessing ego states
The resistance deepening technique
The resistance bridge technique
Accessing states that are reluctant to speak
Chapter 3 : Using ego states in therapy
Finding the trauma
Tools for processing trauma
When is processing complete?
Improving ego state communication
Negotiating among ego states
Encouraging states into alternate roles
Working with difficult and malevolent ego states
When is ego state communication good enough?
Gaining personal awareness of ego states
Ego state mapping
Advantages of knowing your states
Personal development with ego state therapy
Self talk for health : experiencing better physical health
How many states to know?
Chapter 4 : Application of ego state therapy
Alleviating psychosomatic symptoms
Ego state therapy in the control of pain
Bringing relationships to a higher level : The enhanced relationship
Reducing depression and anger
Panic attacks steamming from unresolved trauma
Panic attacks steamming from residuals of non-assertive behavior
Talking with a person who is having a panic attack
Ego state therapy in the treatment of addictions
Smoking cessation and diet control
Multiple personality (Dissociative identity disorder)
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Chapter 5 : The ego state session
Components of an ego state therapy session
A session to resolve trauma
A session to enhance internal communication
A session to promote self awareness and knowledge of strengths
Chapter 6 : Final thoughts
Why ego state therapy?
Theoretical implications of ego state theory
Blocked and false memories
About the Author
Dr Gordon Emmerson is an Honorary Fellow in the school of psychology at Victoria University, Melbourne.
He is the author of the books 'Ego State Therapy' (2003, 2007, 2010), 'Advanced Techniques in Therapeutic
Counselling' (2006, Crown House), and 'Healthy Parts Happy Self' (2012). He authored Ego State Personality
Theory (2011), and has developed techniques for working with many psychological conditions.
His conceptualisation of Vaded Ego States has defined how to work with addictions, OCD and trauma.
As a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society, he has published
a number of articles on Ego State Therapy and has conducted and published clinical research on its
efficacy. Dr Emmerson has conducted numerous ego state workshops in Australia, South Africa, Germany,
the UK and in the US, and he makes keynote conference and convention addresses on the therapy.
He provides Foundation and Clinical Qualification training in Ego State Therapy.