What is PRI?
PRI assumes that emotions and behavioural patterns that affect us in our daily lives are caused by an old trauma that lies underneath. A trauma that originated somewhere in the early years of our lives, of which we are usually unaware.
Whether it concerns depression, burnout, anxiety or panic attacks, addiction, eating or relationship problems, in almost all cases the cause of your problem lies earlier in your life and your problems cover the feeling of that old pain. If you address that old pain, your symptoms in the present will disappear.
During a therapy process, your therapist will teach you how to apply PRI yourself based on your reason for help. You make this very concrete together during an intake interview.
You learn to observe yourself in which situations the emotions (defences) you suffer from are being activated and what is being touched upon. Using the PRI model, which makes it very clear how your brain works, you gain more insight into yourself.
Then you will work with your behaviour. By consciously stopping your behaviour you gain access to deeper, unconsciously hidden feelings. You discover that they do not belong to your life now, but to the child you were.
Finally, you very consciously learn to experience the world without the clouding of your defences. You thus make new connections in your brain. You get back in touch with what you want to do from there, in connection with yourself and your environment, and you dare to act accordingly.
The aim of PRI therapy
The aim of PRI therapy is not to keep feeling that old pain in the hope of removing it.
The goal of PRI is to be able to live more and more without problems, without defences. Even if your behaviour is still activated, you will recognize it more and more quickly and be able to dismantle it, so that you can consciously stop the destructive effect of your behaviour. and you can begin to experience the present for what it is; usually surprisingly unburdened.