Recreating Ourselves: Ground-Breaking Research for a New Humanity
Publication Date:May 2008
The intention of this paper is to introduce interdisciplinary research challenging the foundations of self-growth fields and leading to the birth of a new humanity. The paper briefly summarizes relevant literature and introduces new adult verbal and nonverbal typologies with origins in four key preverbal developmental stages (conception, prenatal, birth and bonding). Interdisciplinary contributing fields included are embryology, neurobiology, attachment theory, body-centered psychotherapy, somatic psychology, and prenatal and perinatal psychology. Recent brain research is introduced as are concepts of ?essence interruption?, ?imprinting? and ?triggering? to provide a theoretical framework. Finally, findings are applied to one group: parents.
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