We know what you’re thinking; what exactly is Source Code, and does it have to do with technology? While the new practice doesn’t directly involve technology, it’s adjacent to it.
How amazing would it be if you could rewire yourself by rewriting your source code (the programming you inherited in childhood that runs your thoughts and behaviors)? Source Code, created by Dr. Sam Rader, allows you to recode dysfunctional patterns at the quantum level and to start anew—something that many find difficult as they navigate the ups and downs of life.
Dr. Rader’s process represents a new approach to healing. Source Code looks beyond the surface of distress and instead identifies and rewires the underlying programming that keeps people stuck in repeating dysfunctional patterns. According to Dr. Rader, Source Code is a new map that allows us to step out of our lifelong negative patterns to be present and co-create the life we desire. But how does it work exactly?
This healing process is meant to identify a person’s “glitches” in their programming or Coping Styles. A trained coder, also known as a “Solvent,” will guide the session to help the client identify their Coping Styles so they can begin to heal. According to Dr. Rader, everyone’s internalized programming was written during their early childhood years, ultimately shaping how they interact, bond, connect with people, and manage difficult emotions. Like most of us, depending on what the individual has experienced at home with caregivers or close family members, those early childhood experiences can create Coping Styles and therefore interactions with others as an adult.
However, the practice of Source Code shies away from asking clients to describe their early childhood experiences, as they would in talk therapy. Instead, it delves into the source, addressing current thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns to identify the underlying Coping Styles. Dr. Rader believes that everyone displays some mix of the 12 dysfunctional Coping Styles: Symbiotic, Disconnected, Premature, Idealizing, Squashed, Indulged, Deprived, Frustrated, Omnipotent, Frictive, Constricted, and Provocative. Each dysfunctional Coping Style has a corresponding Antidote (Solid, Connected, Nourished, Human, Erect, Interbeing, Resourced, In Flow, Safe, Spacious, Free, and Clear) that can be achieved through the Source Code method. The Antidote to the Constricted Coping Style, for example, is to become Free.
Once the Coping Style is identified, the Solvent can help a client emerge into the Antidote by guiding them through energetic shifts. This is done with embodiment practices that help you change how you feel in your body and therefore, change your sense of self and reality. They help the client move from the realm of the mind and into the body to feel new ways of being. If done correctly, the result is coming out of the Coping Style and moving into its Antidote. The practice of Source Code is often a complete game-changer for people who get stuck intellectualizing and overthinking their problems and who struggle to see improvements in how they feel and behave.