chapter  5
Disruption of the Self-Organization as an Inability to Repeat
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The subjective fragmentation reported by many poorly integrated persons is the experiential aspect of the loss, almost always temporary, of the developmental achievement of an enduring organization of the personality-as-a-whole. 2 Another way to formulate such a regression is to assume a reversion to an earlier mode of organization in which the memories of past experience are as yet uncoordinatedj as we put it in Models of the Mind, in this archaic mode, each of these memories constitutes a separate anucleus of the selP' (p. 65). In other words, any loss of self-cohesion involves regression to the mode of organization that prevailed during the phase of development when the self-as­ structure was in the process of formation (p. 66).3