Childhood Trauma for Adults

The Post-Induction Therapy (PIT) – Developmental Immaturity Model

In the early 80s, Pia Mellody designed therapeutic techniques for treating trauma. She developed a treatment model called Post-Induction Therapy (PIT) — Developmental Immaturity Model. The premise of this model is that relational trauma in childhood is one of the root causes of developmental immaturity. This model identifies and treats underlying childhood trauma and relational trauma, which is at the root of most addictive and dysfunctional behaviors.

This model is offered in individual therapy, as well as Reclaiming Your Power weekend trauma workshops. The initial focus is on the Five Core Issues of developmental immaturity, which are Self-Esteem, Boundaries, Reality, Dependency and Moderation, with psycho-education and written work. You will learn about your Family of Origin issues and identify any “less than nurturing” experiences, and how these affect your adult life and your relationships. You will then be guided by a therapist through specific processes, developed by Pia Mellody, to assist you in identifying specific traumatic events, which will help you live in the present and not the past. This nurturing experience will allow you to heal painful traumatic events. The last process, guided by a therapist, allows you to Find Your Voice to express and release painful emotions. You will learn new strategies to continue to use Your Voice with yourself and in relationships, enabling you to live in the present.

Pia Mellody’s groundbreaking books, Facing Codependence and The Intimacy Factor, briefly discuss how childhood wounds can set you up for depression, anxiety, addictions and difficulties in your relationships. Taking the first steps to enter therapy and do this work will literally change your life.

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