Lisa was seeing her clients experience a fear response to their own stories and remembering that prevented the client’s implicit memories from becoming conscious and explicit and processed through to a healing resolution.
As a consequence of not being sufficiently neurologically resourced, her clients were going into overwhelm, flooding, abreaction and defensive dissociation which prevented them from processing, memory re-consolidation and long-term positive change.
The final goal is processing the traumatic material from a place of complete neurobiological resourcing in various brain structures simultaneously while the client is consciously present in the moment. Eye positions are used the anchor the resources during processing.
The use of fixed eye positions in processing trauma has precedence back to earlier healing modalities such as Neuro Linguistic Programming and One-Eye Integration.
Other components of the model include a wide range of breathing skills each with a specific role or healing property, somatic embodiment skills, attachment neurobiology, and spiritual resourcing. The entire therapeutic modality is a nested one, with each resource used in a fashion that paves the way for the next level of resource to be developed and utilized. There are seven primary resources and five secondary resources utilized in the CRM model.