Corrective Experience Therapy
A corrective experience is a way to become open and develop a state of consciousness. A number of techniques are used, which are called rituals or pieces of work to help you find balance in your life. Each stage of development is addressed:
- BEING – An attachment issue. Age is preconception to 6 months.
- Being held
- Cared for in a regressed state with affirmations
- BEING DOING / DOING BEING – Exploration and separation issues. Ages 6 months through 18 months.
- Experiencing separation, connecting, exploring, being
- Supported in those activities
- LEARNING “THOUGHT” PROCESSES – Encourage clean and clear thinking issues. Ages 18 months through 3 years old.
- “No” is a complete sentence. Sometimes it is negotiable, and sometimes it is not.
- Accountable work is a part of this stage, and doing regression or 2 year old tantrums.
- LEARNING SKILLS IS ABOUT OUR IDENTITY – Power in peer relationships and in accepting our identity issues. Ages 3 through 6 years old.
- Issues of sexuality
- Ego structure
- Beginning autonomy
- Doing healthy parenting work
- CONTINUING DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR LIFE – Incorporating rules / structure in our culture. Creating a healthy sense of self issues. Ages 6 through 12 years old.
- Issues in developing health
- Self parenting (Nurturing parent)
- Creating own healthy rules / structure.
- LAST STAGE – BEFORE ADULTHOOD – A recycling stage of 1 through 5 years old. About separation and needs. Learning I am responsible for my own needs. Ages 13 through 19 years old.
- Have you ever wondered why the teen stages are behaviors like a 2 or 3 year old, or why a 15 year old is so opposite and negative? Or, have you ever wondered why a 36 year old can be so negative?
- ADULT – Recycling these stages in therapy offers information for finding out that our misbeliefs are truly not what is real or what happened “back then” or happening now is not our truth. It’s what we were told based on parenting through our parent’s pain, shame and guilt.
We have the opportunity of finding out what is real, what happens when any of these stages shows up in a hurtful, scary, angry, blaming way.