Thrive is based on Neuro-Reformatting and Integration (NRI), a method of trauma treatment that uses the Instinctual Trauma Response model to rework how traumatic memories are encoded in the brain. It fosters the client’s connection to himself and reconnection to others through integration work, self-discovery and balanced parenting (for child clients).
In NRI, a comprehensive list of known traumas is made and those are addressed directly and intentionally in a systematic way. The trauma memories are reworked from a right-brain format to a left-brain format that includes all the aspects of the instinctual trauma response. The trauma memories are given order, verbal coding, historical context and an objective, third person view that protects the client from re-experiencing the trauma and fosters the client’s capacity for empathy for himself and others. The client’s strengths are examined in order to help the client see the truth about himself.