An illustrated version of an article about the IDR Cycle, the psychological cycle of ego-inflation (overconfidence), ego-deflation and realistic resolution typically experienced by parties during the mediation of civil disputes. Originally published on mediate.com, this article provides a simpler explanation of the cycle than those found in Elizabeth’s academic writings.
Self and Identity
A forum devoted to the exploration of issues of self and identity.
In order to move to a place of compassion we each must dissolve the internal psychological structure known as the inner critic or superego. This post, the first in a series, discusses this core work on the path of integrating psychology, spirituality and conflict resolution. We begin with the first step in this process: learning to recognize the inner critic inside.
This post provides a very simple, illustrated discussion of the IDR cycle – the pattern of ego-inflation, ego-deflation and realistic resolution that often occurs during the process of mediation. Elizabeth Bader was the first person to identify the cycle in her award-winning publications. (For Elizabeth’s publications, see the sidebar or www.elizabethbader.com/SelfandIdentity.pdf )