The Oral character structure

The oral character is linked to repetitive deprivation experiences.

The child has not been physically and / or emotionally nourished.
The mother or the caregiver is depressed, overwhelmed or sick at this period of the child’s development.
A crucial period where the child needed to be nurtured, cared for, supported…

Needs and Emotions:

The child feels a loss, an abandonment and finally represses his unmet needs so as not to sink totally into despair.
The child will try to fend for himself by controlling his body and motor impulses to ask what he needs. He succeeds in part but unconsciously his oral needs are still alive.

He needs affection, acceptance and absolute security but he will experience his helplessness to arouse an environmental response.
His unmet needs will generate dependency and a decline in combativeness.

Physical and energetic structure:

-Slimming and sometimes thinness (even if the person eats a lot)

-The body is energetically under-charged. There is just enough energy to maintain the vital functions but not enough to charge the muscular system.
We will, therefore, see in the oral a fatigue, a lack of chronic energy and difficulty to act.

-The sometimes imploring look can pump your energy.

-The breathing is limited and does not allow the body to load enough energy.

-There is a restriction of the movements limiting requests and protests.
We can thus notice a pronounced cut between the head and the body.
This is due to a strong tension at the base of the skull immobilizing the impulse to bite and suck.
Strong tensions in the scapular girdle and between the shoulder blades that prevent movements from reaching or hitting.

-Bad contact with the ground.
Unsound legs with knees tending to bend inward and arches of the feet to sag.

Dynamic of character:

Feeling entitled that everything is due to him without him having to invest any effort:

The oral is like a child interested only in his own needs and feelings.
Difficulty accepting reality and the need for a struggle for survival.
He does not make an effort to get what he needs.
Indeed: His desire is not strong enough since it was suffocated.
              He is afraid of “reaching out” because he has experienced repeated disappointments.
The oral is a dependent person who has a tendency to cling to and appropriate the energy of others. He lacks so much energy that he needs others to “carry” her.

Oral type depression:

Feeling of inner emptiness and loneliness, even if the person is surrounded and connected with others.
Cyclic functioning of phases of euphoria and depression.

Therapeutic objective:

Get the patient to strengthen his roots and increase his energy charge.
This will allow him to feel that he can be his own support and be independent in existence.

To bring him to love himself, to accept himself and to develop confidence in him capable of replacing that which his parents did not give him.

To bring him to find his rightful place in the world and to develop his capacity of exchange with others.

Summary of the character structure according to Anne Hodiamont, bio-energetic therapist and certified in “subtle energies” since 2016. Anne studies Integral Presence with Jan since 2011.

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