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Fig. 2. The Mind’s Room and its structure, as depicted by the patient. When exploring the Mind’s Room for the first time through ego state therapy—together with the patient, who was in a state of hypnosis—the space had a structure similar to a living room, with actual objects such as a sofa, table, and TV; the alters Alex, Xandra, and Ri-te were in this room. The living room had three doors, each leading to either the Desert, Jungle, or Computer Room. In the Desert, the alters Tourmaline, Obsidian, and Rose Quartz were discovered in order. As treatment progressed, the door to the basement, where the alter Emerald had been locked in, was newly discovered, freeing Emerald from the basement. When Emerald emerged from the basement, all other alters trembled with fear. The clinician believed it was necessary for Emerald—which had been locked away in the basement for a long period of time, as the alter of a young child—to get some rest and care and to be temporarily separated until the other alters’ fear of Emerald had abated. Through hypnotic suggestion, a playroom was created for Emerald.
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2022;33:73-81 https://doi.org/10.5765/jkacap.220005
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