Phase 1 - Self-observation (cognition)
Meticulous self-observation is the foundation of PRI and is is infinite. In that sense PRI is not so much a methodology, as it is a way of life. By observing ourselves very closely we first learn to recognize when we are behaving defensively. Then, sooner and sooner, it will become clear to us which Symbol activated our defences. We learn to distinguish between the Adult Consciousness, he Child Consciousness and our defences, and we will be aware whether feelings are caused in the here and now or whether they are old. This phase mainly entails being engaged in a cognitive way.