graph below tracks Tim’s symptoms during the first month of therapy.
anxiety and anger spiked on September 11, his third week in therapy,
and then dissipated.
spikes of symptoms persisted throughout the first month of therapy
with Jane, in reaction to her volatility and provocationse.
The graph below tracks Larry's overall progress during the
first month in therapy.
graph below tracks Tim’s overall progress during the first mont.
overcoming two major setbacks during the first 3 weeks, Tim’s intimacy
broke through, rising above its previous maximum level of 10 for
the first time on March 18, reaching 12, A wave of defense (symptoms)
blocked its further advance until March 23, when Tim’s intimacy
broke through again to reach 17.8. Another strong wave of defense
(March 27-31) brought the intimacy level down to 11; however, this
defense became exhausted quickly and Tim’s intimacy recovered to
14 by April 1.
Of the five symptoms of stress that Tim rated, only the highest
score is rendered as a stress peak on this graph. The scores Tim
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, Tim's maximum pretreatment experiences
were each given a score of 10. The goal in therapy is to reach
experience levels far beyond those previously reported.
graph below compresses Tim’s progress over the entire 6 months
intimacy overcame waves of defense (symptoms) and ultimately reached
100 on July 24, when the scale was readjusted so that 10 would serve
as the previous maximum for measurements from that date forward.
His three spheres converged following one more setback (July 31)
after the scale readjustment.
graph below tracks Tim’s progress during the final (sixth) month
the July 31 setback, which happened just as Tim’s intimacy was
breaking through its readjusted previous maximum of 10, his self
and achievement spheres advanced rapidly, catching up with the more
steadily advancing intimacy to reach Stage IV of personality transformation.
Once converged, his three spheres continued to advance together
in balance. While he had started therapy to help Jane, Tim has gone
through his own personality transformation comparable to Jane’s.
The case of Jane and Tim is described in
- Sad to Happy through Closeness".
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