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  1. inge jarl clausen
    October 24, 2018 @ 12:06 am

    I believe that the main task of the therapist is partly to help the patient to recall ECOSORS: Emotional, COgnitive and SOmatic Reconstructions which have been decisive for how the patients own self-regulating growth possibilities have been disturbed and entered the vegetative system as an unsolved contradiction, thereafter to be congruently present in the patient’s emotional condition, a co-wanderer in the landscape which the patient must seek to be able to construct or rather recreate his history.

    The idea of “being in harmony with the patient”. This holds good on all levels – cognitive, emotional, physiological and somatic. To be in harmony with the patient is a treatment of resistance at the same time as it is an acceptance of the resistance. Resistance can hardly become useful for the therapy if it is not dialectically regarded as a resource as well as an explanation and a measure of the individual’s ability to learn, and how comprehensive and thorough this learning has been.

    It is about merging the bodily, emotional and cognitive experience in such a way that the patient experiences / recognizes the conflict / opposites as an organic whole and that they are solved as an organic whole (cf. Newer Research, Two Memory Systems, Damasio). The unconscious emotional experience, the trauma, is made conscious, integrated.


  2. Vera Gassner, MFT, SEP
    May 20, 2014 @ 9:05 pm

    I have enjoyed reading your blog. Congrats on building a body of written commentary on SE, which inspires so many of us.


  3. Cheryl Conner
    May 16, 2014 @ 4:41 pm

    Great article, Elizabeth. Thank you for your clear synthesis.


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