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JOURNAL JOURNEY FROM EGO: Contents

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Content List for the book JOURNAL JOURNEY FROM EGO

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  • Title
    • Journal Journey from Ego
  • Copyright
  • ISBN
  • Dedication
  • Disclaimer
  • Description
  • 9 Approaches

Directions for Journaling

  • Your Journal about Ego Identities
  • 4 Basic Journaling Guideline
  • 15 Questions for your Ego Journal
    • 5 Questions about Recognizing
    • 5 Questions about Removing
    • 5 Questions about Replacing
  • General Journaliing Guidelines
  • 15 Questions Explained
    • 5 Questions about Recognizing
    • 5 Questions about Removing
    • 5 Questions about Replacing

Scripting Your Ego Identities

  • Scripts or Life Stories
    • “Since” Part of Script
    • “Therefore Part of Script
    • Scripts Complicated by 3 Demands
    • 3 Demands Develop for 2 Reasons
    • 2 Strategies about Negative Identities
    • 4 Parts of Scripts
  • 4 Script Goals, Motivations & Intentions
    • 1. Blame Others, Not Self
    • 2. Damn Others, Not Self
    • 3. Rage at Others, Not Self
    • 4. Despair Over Others, Not Self

Scripts Form Ego Identities

  • Ego Scripts
    • 5 Kinds of Inferior
    • 4 Self-Esteem Defensive Intentions
    • 4 Self-Esteem Scripts
    • 10 “Must” Scripts from REBT
    • 10 “Must” Scripts from TA
    • 10 “Should” Scripts from Horney
    • 10 “Must: Scripts from FitzMaurice
    • 10 “Never” & “Always” Scripts from REBT
    • 10 “Never & Always” Scripts from TA
    • 10 “Never” Scripts from Horney
    • 10 “Can’t” Scripts from FitzMaurice

7 Ways We Maintain Ego Identities

  • 1. Escape Symptoms of Ego Identities
    • 10 Ways to Deal with Symptoms
    • 4 Intentions Regarding Symptoms
  • 2. Cover Negative Ego Identities
    • Examples of Covering Statements
    • 4 Covering Methods
      • 1. Thoughts of Not Thinking
      • 2. Thoughts of the Thing As Its Opposite
      • 3. Thoughts of Trying to Change an Identity
      • 4. Thoughts of Trying to Control an Identity
  • 8 Covering Thoughts
    • Should-Not-Be
    • Identity Thought
    • Defenses
  • 3. Blame Others for Ego Identities
    • Examples of Blaming
  • 4. Damn Others for Ego Identities
    • Words & Cues for Damning
    • Examples of Damning Others
    • Characteristics of Reified Damning
    • Preferences Vs. Persecuting
    • 7 Steps to Go from Preferring to Persecuting
  • 5. Despair or Victim Role for Identities
    • Examples of Despairing and Whining
  • 6. Demand Others Fix Identities
    • Examples of Demanding and Controlling
  • 7. Rage at Others to Fix Identities
    • Examples of Raging and Persecuting

Recognize Ego Identities: Stage 1 Work

  • Examples of Recognizing
  • 9 Recognize Methods
  • 1. Detection Through Awareness: 3 Forms
    • 1a. Mindfulness
    • 1b. Just or Pure Sensing
    • 1c. Result Testing
  • 2. Detection Through Learning: 3 Forms
    • 2a. Self-Knowledge
    • 2b. Knowledge
    • 2c. Naming
  • 3. Detection Through Remembering: 3 Forms
    • 3a. Objective Remembering
    • 3b. Pattern Matching
    • 3c. Objective Storing
  • Practice Recognizing
    • Journal Appendix

3 Ways to Stay Stuck at Stage 1

  • 1. Judge Self: “Shoulds” & Demands
    • 2 Reasons “Shoulds” Cause Problems
    • 5 Disputes for Irrational Demands
    • Preferences ➔ “Shoulds” ➔ Demands
    • 2 Rules: Demands Aren’t Problematic
    • 4 Rules: Demands Are Problematic
    • 4 General Rules for Demands
    • 4 Rules for Limiting “Shoulds”
    • Examples of Judging
  • 2. Damn Self for Ego Identities
    • Self-Damning
    • GAADSAP
    • 21 Ways Self-damning Is Wrong
    • 10 Ways to Process Reified Damning
    • Examples of Self-Damning
  • 3. Becoming or Transforming Identities
    • Names for the Trap of Transforming

Remove Ego Identities: Stage 2 Work

  • Stage 2 Work
  • Examples of Removing
  • 12 Remove Methods
    • 1. Practicality Testing: 4 Ways
      • 1a. Results
      • 1b. Disadvantages
      • 1c. Problem-Solving
      • 1d. Purpose
    • 2. Factuality Testing: 4 Ways
      • 2a. Evidence
      • 2b. Proof
      • 2c. Alternative Views
      • 2d. Causation
    • 3. Logical Testing: 4 Ways
      • 3a. Follow
      • 3b. Consistency
      • 3c. Data Limits
      • 3d. Conclusions
  • Emotionalize “Remove” Statements
    • 1. Act As If Emotional
    • 2. Dramatize the Dispute
    • 3. Find or Make Striking Ones
    • 4. Repetition/Practice
    • 5. Deep Insight
  • Remove “Must” Ego Scripts
    • Or Simply Said
  • Remove Covering
  • Remove Blaming
  • Remove Damning Others
  • Remove Despairing & Whining
  • Remove Demanding
  • Remove Raging & Persecuting
  • Remove Judging
  • Remove Self-Damning
  • Remove Transforming & Becoming
  • Remove Thought-Things
  • Remove Ego
  • Remove Self-Esteem

Replace Ego Identities: Stage 3 Work

  • Stage 3 Work
    • Names for the Self
    • Examples of Replacing
  • How We Develop Ego
    • 2 Criteria for Knowing
    • Humans Do Not Know
    • Forming Ego
    • 5 Steps of Knowing
    • Ego Reasoning
  • Identity Is Reality
  • 9 Replace Methods
    • 1. Rehearse Switching: 3 Ways
      • 1a. Self-Talk
      • 1b. Visualize
      • 1c. Relax
    • 2. Safe-Practice Switching: 3 Ways
      • 2a. Role-Play
      • 2b. Graded Exposure
      • 2c. Gradual Change
    • 3. Risk-Taking Switching: 3 Ways
      • 3a. Flooding
      • 3b. Exaggerate
      • 3c. Act As If
  • Replace Self-Esteem “Must” Scripts
  • Replace Covering
  • Replace Blaming
  • Replace Damning Others
  • Replace Despairing, Complaining & Whining
  • Replace Demanding
    • Coping Words & Starters
    • Coping Statements & Phrases
  • Replace Raging & Persecuting
  • Replace Judging & Comparing
  • Replace Self-Damning
  • Replace Becoming & Transforming
  • Replace Thought-Things & Knowing
  • Replace Ego
  • Replace Thought-Things
    • That Is Not That
    • Facing Facts
  • Replace Delusions

Positive Ego Identities & Spiritual Pride

  • Spiritual Ego
  • Choosing Death As Things
  • 4 Ways to Think You Are Good
    • 1. Deifying Self As Thoughts
    • 2. Deifying Self & God As Thoughts
    • 3. Deifying Self As Thoughts As Energy
    • 4. Deifying Self As Energy
  • 4 Self-Esteem Offensive Intentions

Appendixes

  • The Serenity Prayer
  • Names for Negative Ego Identities
  • 3Rs & Heart, Soul, Mind
    • Recognize
    • Remove
    • Replace
  • 3Rs As Metatheory
    • 4 Reasons to Focus on Thinking
    • 5 Areas of Deep Thoughts
  • REBT’s the Deepest Therapy: 10 Reasons
    • 7 Philosophical Reasons REBT’s Deeper
    • 2 Practice Reasons REBT’s Deeper
    • Emotional Realism Makes REBT Deeper
    • Healthy and Unhealthy Feelings Chart
  • Sigmund Freud’s Defense Mechanisms & Self-Esteem
    • Compensation
    • Denial
    • Displacement
    • Identification
    • Introjection
    • Projection
    • Rationalization
    • Reaction Formation
    • Regression
    • Repression
    • Ritual and Undoing
    • Sublimation
  • 8 Basic Emotional Skills
    • Disclaimer
    • 8 Emotional Skills
    • #1 Detaching, Freeing, Letting Go
    • #2 Choosing, Owning
    • #3 Directing, Using
    • #4 Protecting, Containing, Caring
    • #5 Understanding, Having Emotional Insight
    • #6 Allowing, Experiencing
    • #7 Accepting, Recognizing, Identifying
    • #8 Expressing, Communicating
  • Scoring Your 8 Basic Emotional Skills
    • #1 Detaching, Freeing, Letting Go
    • #2 Choosing, Responsibility
    • #3 Directing, Using
    • #4 Protecting, Containing, Caring
    • #5 Understanding, Emotional Insight
    • #6 Allowing, Experiencing
    • #7 Accepting, Recognizing, Identifying
    • #8 Expressing, Communicating
    • Total Scores
  • About Ego Uprooting Therapy (EUT)
  • FIDOC Principle
  • Responsibility for Pain
  • About the Author
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