- The Multiple’s brain survives its impossible condition by unconsciously “resetting” as separate selfs. These selfs assist the person’s strong need to live “go-on,” by sharing the inescapable burden or force of sexual, physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse (Schore, 2012, pp. 72-73)
“Primary emotional responses have been preserved through phylogenesis because they are adaptive. They provide an immediate assessment of the extent to which goals or needs are being met in interaction with the environment, and they reset the organism behaviorally, physiologically, cognitively, and experientially to adjust to these changing circumstances” (Schore, 2012, pp. 72-73).
Schore, A. N. (2012). Right brain affect regulation: An essential mechanism of development, trauma, dissociation, and psychotherapy. In Schore, A. N. The science of the art of psychotherapy (Norton series on interpersonal neurobiology). New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company.