The AIP Model
- The Difficult Stuff Connects to Right Now/Existing Adaptive Information
- Enough Adaptive Information Must Be Present
- You Can’t Easily Connect Maladaptive Information to Maladaptive Information
- What’s Complex About Complex Trauma Related to the AIP Model?
- A Different Way of Thinking About Complex Trauma
- Mountain Ranges of Adaptive Information vs Mountain Ranges of Maladaptive Information
The Mount Everest Metaphor
- You Cannot Metabolize a Trauma the Size of Mount Everest into Adaptive Information the Size of a Walnut—You Can’t
- Where to Start with Complex Trauma?
- Where Not to Start
- Types of Targets that Make Good Early Targets with Complex Trauma
The Whale Metaphor
- What are the Whales?
- What is the Size of the Client’s Boat?
- You Cannot Land a Whale into a Canoe
- Helping the Client Build a Bigger Boat
- What Clients Learn when Working with “Smaller” Wounds First
- Test the Gear
- Learn How to Notice Effectively
- They Learn that the Can Heal
- Healing Builds Adaptive Information/Makes the Boat Bigger
- If the Client in a Canoe Connects to a Whale we Need a Strong Pair of Scissors to Safely Disconnect