What is Ego State Therapy and how does it work?
We all navigate many different roles and identities during our lives. In doing so we develop various ego states each containing particular beliefs, feeling states and behavioural responses designed to help us manage repetitive life circumstances.
For example, being empathic and nurturing of one’s children’s, driven and ambitious in one’s career and risk taking in our choice of recreational activities may be three very different ego states providing adaptive patterned responses to different areas of our life. Each of us have our own distinctive set of ego states which fulfil important roles.