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We all have certain parts within our personalities, which sometimes become conflicted with another part. For example, a part of me wants do do something, while another part of me may be scared to do something!.
When a client sees a therapist, the therapist is able to talk to the different parts and perhaps achieve a compromise between each conflicting part. This can resolve whatever the issue the client may be facing.
What is a Resource?
A personality part that was created by the repetition of returning over and over again to a coping skill. Its is a pshychological part of the nervous system created by axon and dendrite growth and trained synaptic firings.
Each Resource manifests the traits of the coping skill that formed it. Each will have its own level of emotion, intellect and abilities. Whenever a person is Conscious there is a Resource State holding the Conscious.
What is the Conscious?
The Conscious is the awareness of self. The Conscious is held by the Resource State that it is currently experiencing, aware and behaving. When a different Resource State takes over the Conscious, sense of self, emotions, behaviour and abilties change.
The Conscious awareness may change from intellectural and reflective, to reactive and emotional with a change of Resource State.
Resources in the Normal condition exhibit pshychological health. They function well externally and within the personality. They are not conflicted with other states and they do not hold pshychological distress.
Resources in a conflicted condition are in a level of conflict with another Resource to the extent that the individual experiences pshychological distress.
While it is common and appropriate that Resources hold different opinions ['I would really like that car', and 'there's no way I can afford a new car'] conflicted states acquire a level of conflict that becomes stressful to the client.
A 'work state' and a 'rest state' may be in conflict over the activity of the client, which is the case when a client presents themselves with procrastination. A state that wants to sleep and a state that wants to think can be in conflict, which can result in insomnia.
Resources that would otherwise be normal, except the Dissonant State is not the preferred state to hold the Conscious. The Dissonant state is uncomfortable in the Conscious, and it would prefer another state to take over. Examples of this is having the wrong state out when testing, when playing a sport, or when dealing with a boss, a partner, or a child.
When a Vaded state becomes conscious the clients feels bad emotionally, and this can be experienced as anxiety, fear, frustation, panic or even a undefined negative feeling. Once Vaded, these states are no longer able to fulfil their normal function until they become resolved.
Traumatic incidents do not always vade Resources. Following a traumatic incident, if the individual gets support and understanding, is able to talk about what happened, and is able to gain some perspective then the Resource will not be Vaded. This underlines the importance of crisis intervention therapy. It is often family or friends who are able to offer understanding and support.
Most Resources that become Vaded are vaded in childhood. Children often feel unable to ask for help or support, and may not have the experience to do so. Sometimes they feel they would get into trouble if they tried to talk to someone about their issues. A state is Vaded when it experiences something outside of its ability to deal with emotionally, and does not gain a resolution.