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ESTI Newsletter 1 of 2023


Greetings Ego State Therapy colleagues and friends,

I am delighted to finally be getting this edition of the ESTI newsletter out to you.  It seems like many of us just met in South Africa and that was already four months ago!

Thank you for your contributions.  It is always wonderful to see what is happening in Ego State Therapy around the globe and with this edition, you will see many highlights from the Ego State Therapy Safari held at Mabula Lodge, South Africa in October 2022.  I hope some of the pictures and links convey the magic we all felt by attending.

Please continue to send contributions for future issues to me at  This edition’s bonus box includes a link to a video I found of Maggie Phillips and Richard Schwartz discussing similarities and differences between Ego State Therapy and Internal Family Systems.  I am often asked about this, thus, I find it helpful to be familiar with what they are.  I hope you find the clip informative as well.  Both are valuable “parts models”.  Ego State Therapy, however in my opinion, is better suited for complex trauma and dissociative disorders for a variety of reasons including the pacing the SARI model provides, the individualized relational approach versus protocols, strategies for dealing with challenging ego states, as well as the many applications for developmental repair.

I hope you are enjoying what will soon be spring (at least here in North America) and the blooming of a new season.

Wendy Lemke, MS LP

ESTI Newsletter editor