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.