Excerpted chapter from the Clinical EFT Handbook; vol 1 Biomedical and Physics Principles, Psychological Trauma, Fundamental Techniques of Clinical EFT, Energy Psychology Press, 2013 Author: Alina Frank Abstract: We are born with an innate need for loving and nurturing social interaction. If our early experiences with caregivers provide this, they impart to us a sense… Read More »
A fascinating and surprising recent breakthrough study has memory researchers and neuroscientists re-evaluating a long held understanding about how memory works, or doesn’t work with regards to how we remember things in the short and long term. It turns out that the brain manages to simultaneously create two memory recordings of events, one for immediate… Read More »
Somatic Trauma Educator Suzanne Fageol and Dr. Craig Weiner, DC and EFT trainer/trauma educator offer this 60 minute presentation exploring how negative things from the past often affect a person’s lifetime and offer insight into healing a traumatic past. They explore a beginning look into the neurobiology of trauma, how negative experiences literally become wired… Read More »
As soon as you answer the phone, before you respond to that email, and even prior to your first consult, interpersonal neurobiology is at play with how your potential clients perceive you and whether they will follow up and work with you. Learn the science that underlies the financial success of your practice. The integration… Read More »
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”.
One of the primary life questions that drives me, is the question of what it takes to truly change, permanently. Obviously, I am not the only person challenged by the quest to find this holy grail. Apparently, Bruce Ecker has also been on this same journey. He is the author of Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation. Sounds intriguing right? But just what is memory reconsolidation? He describes it as the brain’s built-in process for profound change. I would call it the neuroplastic possibility for true change
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.
Join Transformational Dialogue radio host Craig Weiner, DC as he interviews Dr. Candace Pert in this fascinating exploration of her groundbreaking work in straddling the fields of science and emotions. She is internationally recognized pharmacologist who has published over 250 scientific articles, is the author of the book Molecules of Emotion: The Scientific Basis Behind… Read More »