Rick

The graph below tracks Rick's symptoms over the first 6 months of therapy.



Rick's symptoms largely disappeared in 3 months of therapy and did not return for 3 subsequent months.


The graph below tracks Rick's overall progress during 6 months of therapy.

Of the five symptoms of stress that Rick rated, only the highest score is rendered as a stress peak on this graph. The scores Rick gave to the nine elements of each sphere were averaged. The averages were used to graph the intimacy, self, and achievement scores.

To provide a reference point, Rick's maximum pretreatment experiences were each given a score of 10. The client's goal in therapy is to reach experience levels far beyond those previously reported.



1. His symptoms spikes were highest at the beginning of therapy, and then a month into therapy on 7/25, when his intimacy emerged above his self and achievement scores for the first time. Although all three spheres were brought down by the defense (symptoms), his intimacy managed to stay higher than self and achievement (Stage I).
2. When his intimacy broke past his previous highest of 10 on 9/5, another significant but much-weakened spike of defense mobilized.
3. By 10/2, when his intimacy was recovering from a sharp setback and was advancing again, his defense had already been exhausted.
4. Still, on 10/28, Rick suddenly lost interest in therapy and wanted to divorce Linda after all. He was encouraged to continue therapy, though he wanted to quit.
5. In 2 more months, by 12/20, his intimacy had fully recovered.


The graph below tracks Rick's progress over the entire 12 months of therapy.




(Of the five symptoms of stress that Rick rated, only the highest score is rendered as a stress peak on this graph. The scores Rick gave to the nine elements of each sphere were averaged. The averages were used to graph the intimacy, self, and achievement scores.)
The client's goal of therapy is to achieve a level of adjustment far beyond his/her previous best level, with all three spheres advancing together over time.As shown in the above graph, Rick needed approximately 6 months of Lifetrack therapy to break out of his borderline personality.

The four stages of personality transformation are described in detail at Lifetrack Concepts: Intimacy to Growth.

The case of Rick and Linda is presented in Breakthrough Intimacy - Tracking Life's Quanta by Dr. Yukio Ishizuka and can be download.

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Graphs and analysis of Rick's wife, Linda, can be found at View Linda's Graphs and Dr. Ishizuka's Analyses.

  




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