- Quadrant I: Discussion. Information. Understanding. Cognitive. Conversational. Quadrant II: Childhood memories, for example, we go back and get the kid out of the bedroom. The therapist has to be there. This quadrant contains what is biographical to the client's life. This information is contained within the body of the client. Inner child, memories and internal metaphors. The information is biological, somatic.
Quadrant III: The 'big picture', a 'bird's-eye-view'. Behavior is observed in order to discover and develop information sources. Behaviors, gestures, sounds the client makes, and glances are carefully observed in order to begin to define the client's 'psychescape'. The map effectively becomes the co-therapist. The map can also become 'psychoactive' taking on a life of its own. The map will also be useful for checking to see if a healing has taken place.
Quadrant IV: We go back generations to find the healing, to find the metaphor that is just right for the healing of T-1 in Quadrant II. The quality of the metaphor will be redemptive -- it redeems the experience. In Quadrants I, II, III, every detail is worked in order to find a resolution. In Quadrant IV the therapist has to roll up his/her sleeves and find the redemptive metaphor by using the questions that pull the client back. The redemptive metaphor is like a magic arrow; it does all the healing work once discovered. It is invited to move through the traumatic history, to T-1 through T to T+1 and then back through each of the generation's rendering of the original trauma. Remember, if a trauma has extensive roots the whole thing must be identified for a true healing to take place.