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 »
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the inaugural Matrix Reimprinting EFT Summit launches worldwide on October 5, beginning with developer Karl Dawson, followed by Bruce Lipton, Rollin McCraty, Rupert Sheldrake, Robert Scaer and many more!
A recent meta-analysis (May 2015) by Johnsen, T. J., & Friborg, O. has raised quite a stir. Their research paper analyzed 70 studies conducted between 1977 and 2014, and concluded that CBT is roughly half as effective in treating depression as it used to be. Articles by Vaughan Bell in the blog, MindHacks, and by Olver Burkeman of The Guardian, recently offered some intriguing perspectives on the results of this large-scale analysis.
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”.
I think of the amygdala as a satellite dish that is never turned off and receives emotional and sensory information which it then processes and passes along to get stored in our cortex. I think of my amygdala as my security camera, that act as an early warning system in the middle of my head, working to keep me safe from harm.
Inside “Inside Out” the Movie is a review through the eyes of a neuroplastician finding an amazing simplification of cutting edge neuro & memory science. This brilliant movie is a game changer…think transforming childhood emotional education, adult therapeutic interventions and much more.
A theory well described in Bessel A. van der Kolk’s 1989 article, The Compulsion to Repeat the Trauma; Re-enactment, Re-victimization and Masochism. He reports that when a person is exposed to trauma, especially in childhood, traumatic events such as those experienced in this man’s life; loss of a parent, exposure to suicide, violence to a school friend, and likely even more that may never be known, there is a profound impact on an individual’s psychological development and the resultant compulsive behavioral repetition may even be accompanied by a loss of conscious memory of the original traumas.