In Bodynamics, just as we can map the muscles associated with a given developmental stage, we can also make a map of a particular of different abilities as they develop in time, across developmental stages. We call these abilities Ego Functions.
THE NEW ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE and work directly with psychological resignation and build new ego resources transforms the nature of psychotherapy. Working in the context of a therapeutic relationship, clients can learn to awaken undeveloped impulses and skills. The acquisition of these new ego and motor resources, being exactly the ones needed but missing, greatly facilitates the working through of developmental issues. At the same time clients are empowered to resolve related issues in their daily life.