Home base



There are a series of readiness activities that assist in helping dissociative clients access and work with ego states or parts of the self. The readiness activities are sequential steps that help clients and their ego state systems build safe and stable internal structures, become acquainted, establish boundaries, develop healthier attachment styles and learn techniques to manage symptoms in present life. It is important to help dissociative clients create a safe area for the ego state system to live, play, and interact. The Home Base (HB) can be a stable place for the internal ego state system. It may be visualized by the client as a metaphorical or a space that the client creates in his mind. It is generally a different place from the adult client's place for relaxing. This chapter presents the Home Base script.


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Carol Forgash

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Forgash, C. (2010). Home base. In M. Luber (Ed.), Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) Scripted Protocols: Special Populations (pp. 217-219). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co



“Home base,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 29, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/19219.

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