The structure of PRI
PRI is based on three pillars: cognition, behaviour and emotion and on the ultimate integration of these three pillars into one, during PRI’s last phase: the so-called Dual Consciousness. Attaching more, or less importance to any of these three pillars amounts to an incorrect interpretation of PRI. Such a misunderstanding will effect our healing process in an unfavourable way. The content and application of these cognitive, behavioural and emotional elements of PRI is very specifically defined and unique to PRI and should not be taken to be an eclectic combination of the existing Cognitive, Behaviour and Regression therapies.
Putting too much of an emphasis on feeling the old pain while not paying enough attention to daily self-observation and the reversing of defences in the here and now is not effective. This holds true also for a one-sided focus on PRI’s cognitive aspects: understanding and recognizing the mechanisms at work, but not reversing defences nor feeling the pain sufficiently. Lastly, an emphasis on reversing defences, without sufficiently recognizing and accessing old pain, also isn’t a useful application of PRI.
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