Amy Grabowski, MA, LCPC
A few sessions later, we were exploring the meaning of her depression. When I asked Rebeccah to visualize the Part of her who felt depressed, she saw a young girl. Rebeccah immediately felt disgusted by the child. In a sharp and critical voice with a scowl on her face, she said, “That’s Becky. I hate her. She’s repulsive.” A critical Bully had taken over. I needed to protect the Kid/Outcast before the Bully did more harm than good. In order for the Kid/Outcast to let go of her burdens, she has to feel safe. Because we had not already worked with the Bully to calm her down, I did not expect the Bully to step aside. Instead I decided to move the Kid/Outcast to a safe spot.