integration of self

integration of self

one of the components of high-level wellness. It is a prerequisite for the achievement of maturity and is characterized by the integration of mind, body, and spirit into one harmoniously functioning unit.
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Byatt portrays the borderline states of mental illness in the Frederica Potter Quartet; the depiction of Capgras Syndrome in Richard PowersAE Echo Maker; the impact of trauma on consciousness in Jess WalterAEs The Zero and Janice GallowayAEs The Trick is to Keep Breathing; the integration of self in Keri HulmeAEs the bone people; and representations of consciousness in the context of the contemporary, digital condition in The Breathing Wall by Kate Pullinger, Stefan Schemat, and babel, Samantha Gorman and Danny CannizaroAEs Pry, and Joshua FerrisAE Then We Came to the End.
While the goal of DBT therapy may be to enable an individual to achieve a state of emotional regulation--which, in turn, will allow that person to live in a constructive, meaningfill fashion--the purpose of TFP may be to enable the patient to achieve an integration of self that will allow him or her to live as a "whole" person, experiencing the world in that wholeness, as opposed to existing within a shattered psychological framework.
The challenge is to create developmental life career programs that are age-appropriate, innovative and focused on preparing students for the integration of self and work beyond school.
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