All of these questions suggest that the person is living out of a script, or a life plan, that was formulated in childhood in response to environmental conditions. The person continues to live this plan in adulthood, outside of conscious awareness. Repetitive patterns in relationships provide evidence of this life plan.
The purpose of the Introspective therapeutic process is:
- To bring to the client’s conscious awareness the nature and the details of this life plan
- To assist the client in changing his or her life plan through a process of emotional redecision- does this require a clarification? It is not a word, but I understand it is a therapy technique?
- To facilitate the emergence of positive outcomes and a satisfactory, fulfilled life experience