false self

false self

Alternative psychology
A term defined in the context of Swami Ajaya’s inner self-healing process as a false image that a person portrays to the world, which is his or her response to the constellation of ills and poor fortunes suffered in the course of life.
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We have this sort of false self we portray over the internet.
She addresses the therapeutic alliance, counter-transference, being playful, defense mechanisms, personality disorders, Self Psychology, the false self, working with couples, the developmental perspective, assessing the patient, and self-supervision and note-taking.
In contrast, according to Winnicott, the false self is a defensive facade, which consequently lead individuals to have lack of spontaneity.
From the perspective of the true self, the ego, as a set of ideas about the survival through acceptance/rejection/withdrawal, lacks real basis and is absolutely irrelevant (several examples are presented in Table 1 of different survival strategies, respectively combinations of the real unaware self and combinations of the false self that appears by way of compensation).
that drives this false self identity is fear of abandonment.
The false self in turn may perpetuate the experience of ontological insecurity, which when taken to its extreme may reach psychotic experience.
What holds us back in life is our lack of integration, and the ongoing expressions of our false self.
Winnicott (1990), in his psychoanalytic theories, developed the false self concept to represent an identity that will be accepted for the own subject and for Others, mediated by the culture that surrounds it.
It is their conceit that promoting a false self will advance their separate purposes--a conceit that is older than the sixteenth century and still relevant in our Instagram age.
He addresses the school context and the role of the counselor, the counseling process, school rules, and skills, then describes key therapeutic aims: helping people learn to speak about rather than enact their anxieties, develop a capacity to tolerate ambivalence, become less reliant on a false self to protect the true self, develop a sense of personal worth or self-esteem, and bear the anxieties of not knowing why bad things happen.
They need conversion from the false self to the true self.