Excerpt About Dissolving

Dissolving of Defenses of Self-images
When we speak of defenses or self-images dissolving during a session, we clearly don't claim that a given boundary or image dissolves permanently upon being brought to awareness, even when the experience of space results. As in many therapeutic processes, the process is much more complex. It involves reactions of anxiety to the expansion taking place, habitual responses to demands from the environment which are based on the old self-images, and resistance to the arising of ever deeper layers of object relations units, as well as the positive aspects associated with the sense of expansion and the intrinsically satisfying experiences of insight.

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