ASD-DIS 1: COR. Sensitive Child in Chaotic Household, Installing Competent Protector

ASD-DIS 1: COR. Sensitive Child in Chaotic Household, Installing Competent Protector

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ASD-DIS 1: COR. Sensitive Child in Chaotic Household, Installing Competent Protector

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ASD-DIS 1: COR. Sensitive Child in Chaotic Household, Installing Competent Protector

Disorganized Attachment

Sensitive Child in Chaotic Household

Cora grew up in a chaotic household with a father who was violent and mother who was suicidal. Her stepfather was also emotionally abusive. I ask her to think of a person in her past that was a more stable presence in her life and she chose a teacher named Joan. When she thinks of Joan her face becomes alive.  She reports that she feels lighter and warmer. She beings to discharge with energy moving down and out through her arms.  She becomes a bit afraid of the energy releasing and we go back to the resource of her teacher Joan. More sensations of discharge are aroused. We comment on how this is a good thing. She feels such relief in the resource she wants to cry. She feels her teacher understood her and accepted her sensitivity. As she resources the relationship with the teacher, her back starts to relax, her breathing deepens and she is able to orient.   She feels she wants to leave her family and go with the teacher. She would like the teacher to come speak out to her family about their behaviour and tell them how they should treat her.  She wants the truth seen and heard.  Helping Cora find her voice “This needs to stop!”  “This is not good enough” “You need to recognize the children’s needs.” As her arousal around her family begins to rise, we shift focus back to her “protector” teacher. She feels the final phases of the discharge go in her hands. She finds herself feeling safe and secure in the relational field of the treatment space.  Colors are brighter.

Teaching Points:

  1. Installation of a competent Protector to reinforce safety and stability in the client’s body.
  2. Restoring grounding and the capacity to gradually discharge high arousal.
  3. Expanding the body’s felt sense of safety in physical sensations of tingling, awareness, muscles relaxing and the body settling and “dropping down.”

Using interactive regulation to support and enhance her self-regulatory mechanism.

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Weight .5 lbs