How we each process information about our environment, especially other people, is a process of risk evaluation. Our brains are designed to evaluate risk, danger and safety. In all new situations, our sensory organs immediately begin an observational process that makes a determination of whether it is safe to engage or whether we should get out of Dodge. This process is initiated by our sense organs, which then communicates with lightning speed to our brain, central and peripheral nervous system which then informs the rest of our body through electrical signals and chemical messengers, directing us towards the next action required to keep us safe. Stephen Porges has termed this process of perception and evaluation “neuroception.” He defines this process as “how neural circuits distinguish whether situations or people are safe, dangerous or life threatening”.
In this episode of Change Your Mind! Transformational Dialogues, Craig Weiner, DC explores 8 take-charge strategies to heal your body and brain from stress and trauma with world renowned trauma expert Robert Scaer, M.D. He is the author of the book Eight Keys to Brain/Body Balance. It is geared to a lay audience, providing a… Read More »