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Feeling system

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Link between emotional and intellectual systems through which certain emotional states are represented in conscious awareness

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Responsible “I”

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When one assumes responsibility for their own happiness; avoids thinking that blames others

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Family emotional system

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Triangular emotional patterns that operate in all close relationships

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Governed by the same laws that govern all living things

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System thinking

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Fusions

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Overlap between emotional and intellectual self

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Solid self

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Clearly defined beliefs; process of intellectual reasoning where beliefs and principles are consistent; stable

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Immature separation of people from one another

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Cut off

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Intellectual system

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ability to think, reason, and reflect and enables a man to govern his life; intellect and reason

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Basic self

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Not changed by coercion or pressure, or to gain approval

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Anxiety

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Organism’s response to threat, real or imagined

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Individuality

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Built in life growth force toward a separate self

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Emotional reactivity

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Emotional reflex that occurs automatically without awareness; observable in moderate levels of tension

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Differentiation is the process of managing…

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…individuality and togetherness within a relationship system, ability to distinguish between feeling and intellectual states.

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In nuclear families, Bowen says these four symptomatic patterns occur from their lack of differentiation

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Emotional distance, marital conflict, symptoms in one spouse,emotional impairment in a child

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Lower differentiated people are r—– and higher differentiated people are r—-

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Responsive, reactive

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The root cause of family dysfunction according to Bowen is,

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Emotional distress as a part of natural processes

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According to Bowen theory, An individual develops symptoms when life events

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Threatens his emotional connection with others, increases the anxious focus of others on himself, increases his dependence on others

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The emotional system incorporates

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Only instinct and reproduction

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The role of a bowenian therapist is

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Coach

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Pseudo self

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Beliefs created by emotional pressure, random and inconsistent not in the individuals awareness, unstable; the way people lend or borrow self to another.

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Goals of bowenian therapy

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Decreasing anxiety, developing factual more objective perspective, increase differentiation

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Bowenian therapy ends when

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Client decides when they are good to work on differentiation on their own and may have check in visits