Mutual Regressions and Moments of Growth in Deep Psychotherapy
With Dr Allan Schore
Recorded Saturday 12 June 2021
Citing his recent volume Right Brain Psychotherapy (W. W. Norton & Company, 2019), Allan Schore will discuss the critical clinical role of transient synchronized mutual regressions. He defines these as the process of returning to an earlier stage of development as a conduit to developmental growth.
In heightened affective moments in the therapy session, when the patient is experiencing a right brain emotional state, the psychobiologically attuned therapist implicitly synchronizes with that regression. In this way, a right-lateralized interbrain synchronization allows for the communication and regulation of both conscious and unconscious affects at a profound level.READ MORE...
In working with re-enactments of early relational trauma and dissociated affect, such neuroplastic changes are vital for adaptive progressions of the client’s right brain emotion processing — for their relational and stress regulating systems. As the co-constructed therapeutic relationship develops, so this capacity in the therapist can become finely tuned.
Although the process of regression may reflect a clinical deterioration, it may also represent a creative return to relational origins that can lead to reorganization, better integration, healthy individuation, and the adaptive capacities of play and intimacy.
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