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WORKING WITH THE INNER SELF HELPER (ISH) 
DURING AND AFTER THERAPY
Workshop Manual for
The 12th Annual Fall Conference of
The International Society for the Study of Dissociation
Orlando, Florida
September 14, 1995
 by
Ralph B. Allison, M.D.
E-Mail:ralfalison@charter.net
I.	Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) vs. Dissociative Identity
Disorder (DID)

	If a child under the age of seven is treated so harshly that
she must dissociate to survive, the first entity to become
separate is that child's Essence. ("The spiritual nature of
human beings, and regarded as immortal, separable from the body
at death." Also known as the soul or spirit.) The Essence
assesses the nature of the dangerous situation and then creates
the first alter-personality, a "False-Front," to replace the
Birth Personality (BP) as the one to be in executive charge of
the body. This False-Front alter-personality is designed by the
Essence to behave in such a manner that the abusive person
(usually a parent) will cease his/her abuse, and the child can
survive to adulthood. The BP is then "hidden" in the recesses of
the patient's mind, unavailable for social functioning, until
the person is well into psychotherapy with a trusted and ethical
therapist. This creates a clinical condition that should be
called MPD.

	When the first dissociation occurs before the age of seven, the
Essence will then take on the role of Inner Self Helper (ISH),
which is akin to fireman, policeman and repairman, as she is
responsible for keeping her "charge" alive into adulthood.
(Since the Essence/ISH has no gender, she is unconcerned about
the gender-based words used to describe her tasks.) From then
on, the ISH is a spiritual being, separate from the patient's
"emotional mind," who can talk to the False-Front
alter-personality inside her head, advising her on how to deal
with the problems of living.

	If the first dissociation occurs after the seventh birthday,
the BP is usually sufficiently mature to withstand the assault
and will maintain social control of the body. In that case, the
Essence will manufacture the type of alter-personality that will
meet the protective needs of her "charge" so that the person can
continue living longer. In this case, the ISH will not appear
naturally, and this function can only be accessed artificially
under hypnosis. This creates a clinical condition that should be
called DID.

II.	Types of Alter-Personalities Seen in MPD

	A.	False-Fronts: These are the alter-personalities that are
designed for everyday social functioning. They are created by
the ISH as "computer programs" with a limited array of
abilities, which are seen as essential for survival in that
family at that time. They therefore become obsolete as the
family structure changes and the child grows up physically,
socially and educationally. Each immature False-Front is
replaced by a more mature one, in time, but it "stays on the
shelf" until integrated during psychotherapy in adulthood.
Usually, these alter-personalities will not be able to process
negative emotions such as anger. If the abuse continues, they
will develop anger, which they cannot deal with, so the ISH must
then create an alter-personality able to be angry. This leads to
the subsequent development of the Persecutor alter-personalities.

	B.	Persecutors: These alter-personalities are designed to
accept, hold, process and express forbidden negative emotions,
since the False-Fronts have no capacity for such feelings. They
see the abuser as the enemy of their host personality and of
themselves. They commonly make themselves as clones of the
abuser, illustrating the defense mechanism of "identification
with the aggressor." The reasoning behind this move is that, if
one is the abuser, then one cannot be killed by that abuser. So
they make an abusive alter-personality who is just like the
hated parent, for example, and who does to others exactly what
the hated parent has done to them. It is with these Persecutors
that most of the reconstructive therapy time must be conducted,
so that they can be neutralized and then integrated with the BP.

	C.	Helpers: When a Persecutor has been created by the ISH, it
will inevitably cause such social trouble that the patient, or
others, are in danger of physical harm. In that case, the
balance of forces is maintained by the ISH creating a specific
Helper alter-personality who is assigned to clean up the mess of
that Persecutor. Its primary role is usually suicide prevention,
and it is the one who can be called on by medical staff to aid
in assessing suicidal risk or taking action when a suicidal
attempt has been made. Other Helpers will be created to attend
school or go to work.

	D.	Handicapped: Some alter-personalities will be developed with
"useful" handicaps, such as deafness to avoid hearing parents
arguing.

	E.	Identifiers: Some alter-personalities will be developed by
identification with other persons, such as playmates or helpful
caretakers. These may be confusing to understand until one
learns the nature of the person identified with and their
relationship to the patient at that earlier date.

III.	Characteristics of the Inner Self Helper (ISH)

	A.	Prime Directive of the ISH is to keep patient alive until
her Life Plan is completed and fulfilled. The ISH will prevent
suicide in any way possible.
	B.	Has no date of origin; has always been present.
	C.	Can only agape love; is incapable of hatred.
	D.	Has awareness of and belief in "The Creator."
	E.	Is aware that the Celestial Intelligent Energy (CIE) put her
in charge of teaching this person how to live and move forward
properly.
	F.	Is able to work on the inside of the patient's mind, as
co-therapist, while the human therapist works on the outside.
	G.	Knows all about history of patient and can predict short
term future.
	H.	Possesses no personal sense of gender identity, but will
assume either gender the therapist is comfortable with.
	I. 	Talks intellectually instead of emotionally, carefully
chooses precise words, speaks in short concise sentences;
prefers to answer questions; gives enigmatic instructions.
("Teach her humility today.")
	J.	Avoids using slang; does not have the capacity for put-downs
or guilt-trips.
	K.	Is aware of patient's past lifetimes.

IV.	Stages of Psychotherapy of MPD

	A.	Recognition of the existence of the alter-personalities.

		As the therapist identifies the alter-personalities, he must
inform the patient of what he is seeing, with minimal emotional
overlay. The patient must be informed as to what she is doing
publicly, so that she will intellectually know what is causing
her social and psychological problems. Use of Inner Dialogue is
useful, with alter-personalities talking to each other while the
patient is in trance. Sometimes the ISH will then have a chance
to talk to the alter-personalities, and tape recordings of this
"conversations" can be used by the therapist to reinforce
therapeutic recommendations.

		As acting out is part of the therapy process, the ISH will
only intervene if the acting out will either hurt her "charge,"
or cause the therapist undue stress or bodily harm.

	SPECIAL TECHNIQUE: TOUCH ON THE FOREHEAD: If a hostile acting
out Persecutor alter-personality is endangering the therapist,
he can bring out a Helper by touching (not hitting) the patient
in the middle of the forehead with one finger. This will
activate the "frontal chakra" that is the "site" where the ISH
resides. The ISH can then more easily take charge, usually by
sending out the appropriate Helper alter-personality to stop the
dangerous behavior.

	B.	Intellectual Acceptance of This Condition.

		If the patient commits herself to therapy and develops a
strong positive relationship with the therapist, she will tend
to accept what he says about what he sees during her amnestic
spells as "probably true." She will accept his statement that he
is meeting with alter-personalities with an attitude that "if he
says so, it must be true," but she will not believe it "in her
gut." She agrees with the therapist's statements "as if" they
are true, because she doesn't want to argue with him. After all,
he is the expert, so he ought to know what he is doing.

		During this preliminary phase, the therapist will be trying to
gather as much information as he can about the history of his
patient. But he must remember that each of the
alter-personalities has been "programmed" differently by the ISH
and not all will have been designed to tell the truth. Some will
have been programmed "to get the doctor's attention." In that
case, the alter-personality will tell an outrageous story that
is guaranteed to keep the doctor interested, but the story will
be stretched far beyond any credible limits. Double checking
from other sources will be essential before the therapist
commits to any action based on that story. This must be done
discretely, as therapy can come to a standstill if the therapist
decides to become a detective.

		Other alter-personalities, such as the Helpers, will tell the
truth about what is happening now, whereas the Persecutors will
hide and distort their reports of their acting out. The
Persecutors want to be known for what trouble they can cause,
but they don't want to give the therapists enough information to
force him to put limits on their activities. 

		Accurate history of early abuse may be very difficult to get
without guidance from the ISH. The therapist must remember which
of the alter-personalities were in existence when the abuse took
place that created a certain Persecutor. The Persecutor was not
yet created, so she would not be a credible historian. Her
balancing Helper was not yet made, either, so she would only
know from the "community memory." The ISH was around and knows
what happened, and she is the final resource if none of the
alter-personalities will give a straight story. But the ISH will
always prefer that one of the alter-personalities involved in
the historical episode give her own history, as that is needed
for corrective therapy to be done. The ISH can tell the
therapist which alter-personality needs to tell the story, and
then the therapist has the responsibility of calling out that
alter-personality and persuading her (but not bullying her) to
divulge the information he needs to understand why the
Persecutor under review was created.

		The alter-personality to do this reporting is the False-Front
one that was in charge of the body at that time, and therefore
was the one assaulted by the abuser at that time. Sometimes that
particular False-Front alter-personality is available to be
called out and quizzed, but sometimes it will be necessary to
get her in an age-regressed state.

		It is essential that all therapists of MPD feel comfortable
age-regressing their patients, and all patients with MPD are
easily hypnotized and age-regressed. The therapist is the one
who guides the patient to the correct time and place.  He then
acts the appropriate role so that the facts of the abusive
situation can be described in sufficient detail to explain the
origin of the Persecutor under evaluation. Usually, the age of
the abuse will have been mentioned by one of the
alter-personalities already interviewed, so the therapist need
only ask the patient to go into trance and go back in time as he
counts backwards. He then counts backward from the present age
of the patient to the age when  the abusive situation occurred
and asks her to be that age when she opens her eyes. Usually,
the patient will then open her eyes, and orient herself, as if
she had not been there before. She will act as a child of that
age, and will think the calendar on the wall must be wrong. The
therapist can then discuss with his "young patient" whatever
bothers her at the moment, and she will tell him the facts of
the abusive situation.

		All that is being said by this age-regressed False-Front
alter-personality is being orchestrated from behind the scenes
by the ISH. The ISH tells the patient that this person is one to
be trusted with these family secrets, since she has usually been
threatened with death if she ever tells anyone. The ISH tells
the patient what details to explain, and only allows the patient
to explain the broad outline of the abusive situation, as too
many details would overwhelm the alter-personality. When the
alter-personality has given the therapist enough for him to know
how to conduct further therapy, the ISH will terminate the
session, often by making the alter-personality sleepy. She will
then ask if she can go now. That type of comment is the ISH's
signal that the story has been told, and the therapist is then
to "age-progress" the patient to the chronological age.

		It is important for the therapist to avoid pushing or bullying
the patient to give a full description of the abuse situation.
Only the framework is needed for the therapist to understand the
meaning of the situation to the patient. The ISH will not let
her remember more than the skeletal details at that time.

		Sessions like this will need to be done over and over, to
collect the information about the various abusive situations
that the therapist needs to know about so that he can conduct
his sessions without further traumatizing his patient. Without
this information, he could easily stumble and set up situations
where he would be introducing subjects that would be very
traumatizing to the patient, but he would have no idea why.

		The ISH is the one who is orchestrating which Persecutor
alter-personality will be on stage at any one time. The ISH will
send out that Persecutor to harass and bother the therapist over
and over again, and it is she who will be behind the suicide
attempts. When the therapist has done his work and understands
the origin of that Persecutor, he can then conduct the necessary
corrective actions (as described below). Then, in the waning
days of the reign of that Persecutor, the next Persecutor will
be shoved forward by the ISH. She will scream her introduction
to him just as he is finishing therapy with her predecessor. The
therapist will then know who is due to be on stage for him to
deal with next, and he need waste no time asking question about
which Persecutor should be his "primary" patient next.

	C.	Coordination of Alter-Personalities.

		All during this introductory phase of therapy, the therapist
has been negotiating with the various alter-personalities and
introducing them to each other. What needs to be developed is a
cooperative enterprise, with each of the alter-personalities
aware of the others and of their own roles and responsibilities.
Not only does this prolong the life of the patient, by setting
up the best suicide prevention procedures, but it dissolves much
of the amnestic barriers that has been separating the various
alter-personalities. That is therapeutic in itself. No longer
can the excuse of ignorance of what is going on be permitted for
any alter-personality.

		The Helper alter-personalities are the main group to be
organized. The ISH may bring into the arena Helpers who retired
long ago, but who are still able to counteract one of the
powerful Persecutors. The ISH also has the ability to create new
Helpers, if no old ones are available for recall to duty. All of
these Helpers need to have clear assignments from both the ISH
and the therapist, each of who will have a different, but
complementary, view of the situation.

	D.	Emotional Acceptance of Multiplicity.

		At some point while the patient and therapist have been busy
conducting this phase of therapy, events will happen in the life
of the patient that she cannot ignore and gloss over any more.
These will involve people in her inner circle of friends,
possibly, people who she knows would not lie to her. One of them
might tell her that she insulted them, but the patient has no
memory of the incident. Or the patient might find some dirty
hitchhikers in her car, and she knows she would never let anyone
that filthy get into her car!

		Such situations that occur apparently spontaneously outside
the therapy hour finally cannot be ignored by the False-Front
alter-personality whose role it is to be the "identified
patient." Actually, what has happened is that the ISH has set up
these situations to happen as they did, for the sole purpose of
convincing her "charge" that the therapist's diagnosis of MPD
was absolutely correct. This "gut feeling" of the accuracy of
the diagnosis is essential to keep the patient in therapy, as
the time for therapy to really hurt has come. Now that therapy
will be painful, the patient must be fully committed to change
and willing to give up everything to get well. Only if she and
the therapist are together in accepting the diagnosis of MPD can
they both do their parts in the difficult times that lie ahead.		

	E.	Neutralization of Persecutors.

		During this phase the therapist must conduct organized
age-regression psychotherapy, which is the key method for
neutralizing the Persecutor alter-personalities, who are the
ones making most of the trouble in the community and treatment
center.

	SPECIAL TECHNIQUE: HYPNOTIC AGE-REGRESSION

		All patients with MPD are highly hypnotizable persons, so they
should be able to age regress easily. Usually they will do a
full "age revivification," during which they will appear to be
the child they were at the age specified by the therapist.

		The therapist must be the one to structure the age-regression
sessions and must have an outline and a plan in mind, on paper.
To start, he can ask the patient to go into trance and then let
one index finger rise when he mentions an age at which a major
traumatic event occurred which caused the creation of an
alter-personality. He can start at either zero (birth) or the
patient's current age and count forward or backward, watching
for her finger to rise. If he writes down the ages when the
finger rose, then he will have the list of ages he must address
in age-regression sessions in the future. 

		It is best to start with the youngest age first, so that the
therapist can learn the family style, the types of abuse
suffered, and the way in which the patient responded to this
abusive behavior by caretakers. If he makes an error that will
sidetrack therapy, the ISH will come out, interrupt, and
politely advise him on how to proceed more appropriately. The
ISH is managing the drama from behind the scenes and knows which
alter-personality should be out when, so cooperation between the
therapist and the ISH is essential for this process to work as
it should.

		For each Persecutor alter-personality, there is a step by step
process that should be followed, once that alter-personality is
the one involved in the neutralization procedure. Leaving out
any of these steps will make the entire process useless and the
alter-personality will be reactivated later on.

	ABREACTION = the expression of forgotten material in the
presence of a therapist. With the False-Front alter-personality
present, at the age of creation of the designated Persecutor
alter-personality, the therapist discusses with that False-Front
just what has been going on in the life of the young patient at
the time leading up to the creation of the Persecutor. She will
tell him, as a family friend, just what the trouble is, who the
abusers are, and what the conflict situation involves. The
therapist then can act like a psychotherapist of a child having
such a problem, being careful to use words and actions that fit
into the age-regression situation. For example, the therapist
might be acting the role of the kind family doctor talking to an
eight-year-old child. He must remember that, for the child, her
parents may be sitting in his waiting room for her to come out,
so he must talk accordingly. The therapist must always be
mindful of the emotional age of his patient, even though she is
in an adult body. The therapist could be talking to a two year
old child or a six month old infant.

	REFRAMING = Finding a more positive point of view of the
conflict situation. The therapist must propose a view that will
encourage the patient to neutralize her conflictual feelings. He
must suggest at least a neutral way for the now-adult patient to
view her role in the abusive drama. If he can't think of one, he
should consult with the ISH who will suggest some alternatives
the patient can accept.

	SPECIAL TECHNIQUE: Freezing the Frame and Reading the Abuser's
Mind

		With the patient in an age-regression trance state and
reliving the traumatic situation, it is possible for the
therapist to suggest a number of ways for her to review the
situation. A common misconception of the "child-patient" is that
she did something bad that gave her abusive parent a good reason
to punish her so severely. She assumes that the parent is acting
appropriately in this "disciplinary" action.

		To give the "child-patient" a different viewpoint, one that is
hers and not the therapist's, the therapist can ask her to
relive the abusive scene as it unfolds, but to freeze the frame
as she sees the abuser approaching her, ready to "punish" her.
She is then instructed to go into the abuser's mind, read his
thoughts and become aware of what emotions he is feeling at that
moment.

		Inevitably, and without any prompting from the therapist, the
"child-patient" will report that the abuser is angry at some
other adult in the household, is drunk and angry at being
rejected or put down, and is displacing that anger onto the
defenseless "child-patient." This new insight that the abuser
was not really angry at her, or disciplining her, is usually
enough to change her attitude about the abuser. No longer does
she hate him for disciplining her so harshly, as she realizes
the other factors that drove him to such excessive behavior. The
main improvement is the elimination of the self-condemnation and
guilty feelings the "child-patient" has carried all these years
about herself being the cause of the "well-deserved" abuse. She
sees the abuser as another human being who is upset,
intoxicated, mean, mentally ill, or whatever seems to be the
situation to her. The fact that she discovers these "facts"
herself is most important. If the therapist were to suggest them
to her, she would then not be sure if they were true in her
case. But when she reads the abuser's mind herself, she knows
that what she is getting are true facts in her case.

	ACCEPTANCE = "Owning" the traumatic memory and its associated
emotions by the adult patient. After each story of trauma is
revealed, the therapist next age-progresses the patient to the
present age and explains to the adult false-front
alter-personality what she described while age-regressed. He
repeats the basic plot of how and why that "evil psychic
sibling" was created. Then he urges her to accept the history as
hers and to feel a sample of the pain she had experienced at the
time of the incident. If she refuses to do so, he should consult
with the ISH to find out what they need to do so that she will
agree to "own" this memory and its associated Emotional Overlay.
The ISH will then suggest some further action that might
overcome the objections the patient has to accepting that
particular abuse situation. This process cannot be rushed.

	DISCHARGE = Release of negative emotions from the patient. 

		SPECIAL TECHNIQUE: THE BOTTLE TECHNIQUE: Some physical object
must be available, which can be discarded afterwards, and which
will not be dangerous if thrown on the floor. An empty baby food
bottle is all right if there is a carpet on the floor, but
otherwise the therapist should use something like an empty soft
drink can, which can be crushed and  thrown without much danger
to people or furniture.

		The therapist first asks the patient if she is ready to get
rid of the "anger energy" that has been stored in her ever since
the trauma now brought into consciousness. If she agrees, a
discardable object is put between her hands where she can hold
it tightly. The therapist tells her to go into trance and
imagine that she is moving all that anger energy out of the her
head, arms, legs, chest, trunk and pelvis into that bottle or
can. If the imagery is successful, she will appear to squeeze
all her anger energy into the bottle, which will then feel hot
to her, and she may throw it on the floor. 

		What is happening is that she is being asked to form a
"thought-form" that is made up of her "anger-energy" from the
assault. She is directing this energy into the bottle, to fill
it and the space around it with the thought-form representing
her hatred of the abuser. The therapist must respect the
"reality" of this ritual, and take care not to let anyone else
use that disposable object for any purpose. He must be sure that
it goes into the trash and is disposed of as if it were a toxic
chemical container. The surest way is to place the object in a
sealable plastic bag prior to placement in the trash container.

		Since Nature abhors a vacuum, after the negative energy is
transferred to the bottle, the patient needs to be filled with
positive emotional energy. The therapist does this by telling
the alter-personality to open up the top of her head (her
coronal chakra) and let the loving agape energy of the universe
come into her head, body and limbs, to fill all the space that
was previously filled with anger and hate. This "space" is now
available for love energy. If this isn't done, the vacuum will
be filled with anger energy overflowing from some other
Persecutor alter-personality. If the therapist does not perform
these steps, and feel comfortable in doing so, the patient will
remain dissociated until all these steps are accomplished.

	F.	Psychological Integration

		If the therapist and the ISH are working "hand in glove," the
therapy is proceeding towards integration of all the
alter-personalities into the BP. As each Persecutor
alter-personality is presented to the therapist by the ISH, the
therapist age-regresses the appropriate False-Front
alter-personality and discovers the key abusive situation that
made necessary the creation of that Persecutor. Having followed
the steps outlined above, each Persecutor has been converted
into a Helper, who is then standing on the sidelines waiting for
the time of integration to arrive. When all Persecutors have
been so neutralized, then the stage is set for Psychological
Integration.

		Before that can happen, the Birth Personality (BP) must be
presented by the ISH to the therapist, during a "coming out
party." The BP will have been hidden away for several decades,
without any personality characteristics attached to her. (They
were all attached to various alter-personalities who were acting
on her behalf.) The ISH must carefully bring the BP forward to
meet the therapist in a safe situation, and make sure that they
become close friends. The therapist must be the most gentle,
kind, compassionate adult possible, as he will be the primary
contact person whom this baby BP will meet. It is his views that
she will accept. She will see the world through his eyes
initially. The phase of "Basic Trust" is happening now, and the
therapist must be ethical, trustworthy and appropriately
parental.

		Depending on how old the BP is, the ISH will integrate into
her all the characteristics of the various alter-personalities
who did her work for her during the early years. She will absorb
the characteristics that she would have developed in her infancy
if she had been allowed to grow up normally. The therapist need
not be involved in this process, other than to provide an
environment, such as a safe hospital room, where the initial
stages of integration can be accomplished inside the patient's
mind.

		When this initial phase of personality integration has been
accomplished by the ISH, and the BP is matured enough to spend
some time in society, then the next phase needs to be organized
between the therapist and the ISH. Certain alter-personalities
may, in the judgement of the ISH, need to be absorbed by the BP
first, and others later. At the moment, the latest False-Front
alter-personality is still the socially active "patient." She
may suddenly fail to function, requiring a safe hospital
environment, where the integration can proceed,
alter-personality by alter-personality.

		Exactly how this proceeds is up to the judgement of the ISH
who is sending the rehabilitated former Persecutors out to
announce what they are now giving to the BP as they give up
their independence. The Helpers, likewise, are now obsolete, so
they give her their positive characteristics, as well. When all
of the alter-personalities have been accounted for, the
therapist is then left with one patient and one ISH. 

	G.	Post-Fusion Experiences.

		Once the patient with MPD is integrated, she is one inside her
mind, and still can hear her ISH talking to her about what she
needs to do next. Emotionally, she is at the age where she
stopped maturing initially, whether that be at age six months or
six years.  Now she has the full capacity of any human being to
grow, learn, mature, develop and progress with her Life Plan.

		Since her Essence now can stop playing the role of the ISH,
"she" returns to being the Essence of an integrated individual.
The Essence is a teacher, an advisor, a warner of danger, a
guide to proper conduct in life. The ex-multiple no longer needs
an ISH, as she is not now in danger of being annihilated, as she
was in childhood. She now lives in an adult world and has the
rights, privileges, and responsibilities of an adult in her
native society.

		Most importantly, therapy now takes on a completely different
complexion. No longer is the psychoanalytic review of history
necessary, as all the parts are now in place and history begins
with the present and leads to the future. Now the patient needs
the guidance any "child of that age" needs from the adults in
the world around her. Her social and economic self may be in her
thirties or forties, but her emotional self is still in
childhood. Only her Essence is with her 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. The therapist now becomes a social service
organizer, a teacher of coping skills, and a feedback provider.
However, the patient's Essence still is dissociated and can come
out and talk with the therapist whenever the need exists. 

		For every task that the patient has mishandled while her body
was under the control of a False-Front alter-personality, as the
integrated person, she now faces exactly the same types of
situations so that she can cope with it as she is today. The
Essence is very busy now setting up conflict situations so that
her "charge" has the opportunity to face and overcome all the
obstacles she faced and failed to overcome as a dissociated
person. She may face another marriage to an abusive husband. She
may be offered the narcotic drugs she had been addicted to. She
may be faced with co-workers who are harassing and backbiting.
Whatever she faced as a multiple and failed to cope with
adequately, she will again face as an integrated person. But now
she has the assistance of her Essence and her therapist to guide
her to better resolutions.

		Her development through the usual steps to personal maturity
cannot be hurried. It will take her one calendar year to add one
year of maturity. She will have two birthdays, one for her
chronological age and one for her emotional maturity age. She
will have to grow up to an adult emotional age in the mid-20's
before her Essence will consider her mature and ready for
Spiritual Integration. By this time, she should have learned all
that her Essence would have taught her in the normal course of
personality development, so she and her Essence can return to
the state of union that characterized their relationship at
birth.

	H.	Spiritual Integration

		Spiritual Integration is the combining of the Essence with the
emotional mind of the ex-patient.  The Essence and the person's
"emotional mind" were as two metals alloyed together at the
start of that person's life. The Essence's strongest desire is
to return to that state of union with her "charge," and that is
accomplished in this final stage of healing. This will occur
quietly and without notice in an integrated person who has been
listening to her Essence all along, has accepted what her
Essence has told her as truthful, and who has passed all the
tests in the "School of Hard Knocks."  But, for the integrated
person who has fought her Essence all the way, wants to do it on
her own and not listen to her Essence, Spiritual Integration
will be loud and boistrous inside in the mind. Such would occur
if the patient and therapist are no longer in touch with each
other, which is likely to happen if many years have passed since
therapy began. The Essence has been working since the first
disintegration to come back full-circle to be one with the
integrated person now. She has worked diligently, following
advice from her supervisors to finally get to this point. The
Essence becomes one with her "charge," and the two will never be
separated again.



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