Dr. Edgar A. Barnett in his article wrote about rapid
reintegration procedure in which describes eleven useful
concepts in dealing with emotional and behaviour conflict.
I am not going to type whole article here rather than
introduced concepts by Dr. Edgar A. Barnett.
Theoretical Concepts and Overview
He wrote: “Both analytical hypnotherapy and ego state
therapy consider that current adverse symptoms and
behaviour disorders are post traumatic in origin.
During infancy, childhood and adolescence traumatic
crises are normally dealt with by protective behaviours
directed by the emotions.
When these behaviours fail
to protect the emotions are repressed and contained
by parts of the personality that are referred to as
These parts frequently become separated from the main
personality but exist at an unconscious level and
continue to attempt to protect the individual with the
emotions that they have retained.
At the time of therapy these emotions are frequently
no longer relevant to the present and so therapy is
directed at location them and finding means of
The first step is to define the emotion that is
responsible for current symptoms and unwanted behaviours
and in order to do this the client needs to be made
aware of this emotion.
Once this is determined he/she is encouraged to use
the affect bridge to lead to the critical experience
where the defences were overwhelmed and the protective
The ego state retaining these feelings is identified by
its age and encouraged to leave the past original
traumatic experience and memory and advance to the
protection of the present adult ego where it is
welcomed and accepted.
It is then encouraged to share the memory in the
security of the present where it can have adult
It is at this time that the knowledge wisdom and
compassion of the adult can enable the traumatized
ego state to recognize that it can now be relieved
of its burden.
When successful there is a feeling of relief which
can and should be consolidated by a return to the
original traumatic experience to ensure that it no
longer has the power to affect the present.
The final stages of the procedure are to ensure that
the secondary gains that the symptoms and behaviour
complex obtained can be achieved in more productive way.”
3-Critical Experience and Dissociated Ego State
4-Detaching Distressed Ego State from Critical Experience
5-Communicating with Distressed Ego State
6-Accessing Adult Resources for resolution
8-Confirmation of Resolution
10-Confirmation of reintegration and Future pacing
11-Ego Strengthening and Assertiveness Training