Resolving preverbal trauma
It’s possible that preverbal trauma can only truly be resolved by a nonverbal process ~
Prof Franz Ruppert has introduced a new silent phase to his IoPT methodogy.
I realise, having now facilitated in this new silent phase of the Intention method, how important a development this is. There are many reasons the fundamental one for me being that we are in a process of resolving relational trauma which occurs in our prebirth / infant development. As this is a preverbal, precognitive phase in our infant life, we can only truly feel our trauma of identity and love in a primal way without language. It’s possible that preverbal trauma can only truly be resolved by a nonverbal process.
Piaget, the original child developmental psychologist who, despite many alternative theories since, provides the original benchmark with his developmental stages, refers 0-2 years as the sensori-motor stage. In Identity-oriented Psychotrauma therapy we experience this as from Conception – 2 years . We feel and sense sensori-motor resonances which are early womb experiences.
By the time we reach the stage of language (Piaget’s pre-operational stage) our survival mechanisms are already well-established in our psychneuroimmunoendocrinal pathways and we already have adaptive behaviours towards our primary carer to keep us alive and help us be seen. Once we develop cognitively these adaptions develop in words and thinking – our place of greatest survival. So what better way than to have a silent method which takes that from us, and where we can experience for 15 -20 minutes others resonating with those parts that show our first trauma experiences: the loss of being truly seen and nurtured and therefore loss of self.
A silent time where we see those healthy, traumatised and surviving parts through the subtlest of movements and expressions in the resonance of others and, in seeing, connecting through touch and holding, make gentle steps to ‘know’ who we truly are and to a healthy,secure and autonomous identity.