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Using the "change triangle" to process emotions

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Ellen, Apr 9, 2018.

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    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

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    Duggit Well known member

    Thanks for posting this, Ellen. It is no accident that the triangle of change she describes is entirely consistent with Sarno. Sarno's chief psychologist and long-time colleague, Arlene Feinblatt, was trained in ISTDP and used that to treat patients that Sarno referred to her. In a part of The Divided Mind that she wrote, she called it Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, omitting the first word, Intensive, which might be off-putting to some. Malan's triangle of conflict is one of the pillars of ISTDP, the other main one being the triangle of the person. When I see people on this forum say, "I journal and journal and journal, but I don't get any better," I can't help but wonder how much of that is because their defenses, of which they are unaware, distract them from journaling about the right things.
     
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