What is the Bite-Model?
“BITE” stands for Behavior, Information, Thought, and Emotional control. Within the Bite-Model, there are a series of statements that are included within the four control components. This specific model is used to target the methods used to recruit and maintain control over their individuals. After responding to these statements provided through the BITE model , knowledge on the amount and the kind of control used in the cult will be obtained and treatment can be planned accordingly.
How does the Bite-Model work?
The BITE model works by allowing the individuals to respond to the different types of control and apply these types of control to their situation. Often, after experiencing cult-trauma, our brain tends to deprive us of information regarding the situation we were in, often allowing us to forget some of the negatives. Sensory deprivation and information overload create conditions in which humans can not fully function properly as we are not acknowledging these negatives but rather keeping them suppressed. The BITE model encourages the thought process of these types of control in order to begin the process of overcoming the endured trauma.
When is the BITE-Model used?
The BITE model is used in situations where an individual has experienced high control organizational trauma. Many of these statements allow the brain to process what has happened and encourage growth beyond the trauma they are stuck in.
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What to expect from therapy
Put simply, you will get out of therapy what you put into it. It’s not a magic solution that will solve all your problems. It may involve you doing some real work and being completely honest with yourself and your therapist. Sometimes facing our truth is the hardest thing of all – but from that discomfort can come healing and growth.