Trauma research continues to delineate the long-term repercussions of adverse childhood experiences on emotional intelligence, physiological health, and relationship to self and others. This suggests that stressors during childhood can often be the catalyst for chronic hyper vigilance and emotional reactivity throughout adulthood.
While 85% – 90% of brain development occurs by age 5, ongoing studies also suggest that identifying and changing maladaptive responses to triggers, over time, can alter what we formerly believed were permanent and ingrained neurobiological pathways. Additionally, neuroplasticity research indicates that well into late adulthood, the brain has the ability to form and reorganize synaptic experience.
The curriculum used at the Glass House is PIVOT, which is a relatable and accessible process of exploring how we have developed these synaptic connections within the context of relationships to self and others. That is — how we have learned, in various life stages, to protect ourselves from perceived or actual emotional injury.
While this level of self-exploration may initially seem daunting for many seeking help with relationships, the Glass House offers a deep dive into The PIVOT Process that is concise, accessible and easy to comprehend. Certified in the PIVOT curriculum, all therapists and relationship coaches facilitating the program have received certification in this process.
To understand why we repeatedly behave and respond in ways that prevent us from developing secure attachments, we must first understand what we thought, what we felt, and what we did in response to relational triggers in various life stages: as a child, as an adolescent, and as an adult. By learning how these survival patterns developed throughout these three stages, clients are able to develop healthy repairs — behaviors that are substituted for early repairs that no longer serve the client.
The ability to recognize when and where the adolescent is navigating a situation, or when the child is crying for help in real time, allows the client the freedom to pause and choose “to do it differently,” responding authentically and confidently from a place of vertical alignment. The healthy adult then takes over as a healer for the child, the adolescent, and the unhealthy adult in all interactions. Much like the peace of mind that comes with learning to live for years without the influence of chemical dependence, emotional peace and mental clarity are the products of living and interacting as the authentic self — or “healthy adult.” The healthy adult exists inside every client – even in the midst of withdrawal pain. It is the collective aim of the facilitator to teach and the resident to utilize the PIVOT curriculum to access and learn to rely on the healthy adult to repair and restore relational wounds.
You will leave with a plan to move forward that is created out of the individualized curriculum.
Learn that you are enough. What you say to yourself are old messages that you did not imprint. We will help you see yourself through a different lens.
You will gain confidence in yourself so you can make healthier choices. Learning to trust yourself is part of this process.
Utilizing a revolutionary boundary system you will be able to be safe and trust your choices in your relationships. This applies in all areas of life; partnership, family, work, etc.