|Becky is twenty-eight years old, unmarried, with a successful career
in computer technology. Her job requires long hours of sitting at
a computer station processing complicated formulas for a large accounting
firm. Her congenital scoliosis is causing increasing pain and creating
difficulty in maintaining her focus. She has been treated by leading
medical experts with surgery being the latest recommendation. This requires
surgically implanting a steel rod in to her back to which the spine is
attached to force alignment. This is counter-indicated for Becky
in view of her work situation.
A review of the developmental chart shows the spine and vertebra canal forming within the first two weeks of pregnancy. The final prenatal experience for the spine occurs during and immediately after birth. Therefore, the entire pregnancy provides the boundaries for the causal experience for scoliosis.
Morris: Becky, we're going to examine the experiences during which your spine is being pre-conditioned to create scoliosis after your birth. Let's begin by entering your mother's experience with you in uterus during the second week after conception. Visualize your spine as a soft milky substance just appearing to form the basis for your body's development. As you are aware of this vulnerable condition, Mother's words and feelings are being embedded within the cellular formation. Say the first words that come to mind when you hear your mother's voice. Let her words and emotions be very clear.
Becky (Mother): I don't know...I don't know...there's nothing...I can't do this...
[The therapist recognizes these as Mother's incomplete sentences indicating her confusion]
Morris: Becky, those are Mother's words. They indicate her confusion. Let's finish the first, "I don't know." Just finish her sentence. What does Mother not know?
Becky (Mother): I don't know if I love him or not?
Morris: The second "I don't know?"
Becky (Mother): I don't know if he loves me?
Morris: "There's nothing..."?
Becky (Mother): There's nothing I can do but sit and wait for him to marry me.
Morris: "And 'I can't do this'?"
Becky (Mother): I can't do this without him. He's got to marry me.
Morris: Listen to Mother's questions. What's Mother feeling now?
[Becky twists her body trying to get her spine in a comfortable position]
Morris: Bring the experience forward to your birth. Make a direct connection from this early confusion to a point in your birth experience.What comes to mind first?
Becky: My head's being clamped. Forceps are twisting my head and neck.
I can feel it down my spine. It's twisting my spine and pulling me.
Becky (Doctor): I don't know if this baby will make it? How's the mother doing? I don't understand what happened here? We'll be lucky if it's not damaged.
Morris: Listen to the question, Becky. More confusion embedded in your spine. Move through your birth. What finally allows you to leave the uterus?
Becky: The doctor finally cuts Mother and pulls me out. I'm finally
out and alive.
Becky agreed to being fitted with a brace which stabilized her spine and eased the pain. Over time, she worked with a massage therapist with experience in scoliosis and reversed the curvature to only a slight degree of misalignment. Her sessions had opened her awareness of choices and started a new line of treatment for her problem.