Mindfulness

Practising mindfulness daily can literally change your brain. With each mindful activity or meditation that you practice you are re-wiring your neuro pathways. Neurons that wire together, fire together. This is true for both negative and positive experiences. Practising mindfulness moves one into the optimal range of their nervous system, therefore, calming their nervous system….

Trauma and Your Teeth

Research shows that persons who have survived repeated trauma in their lives will have difficulty with dental procedures. Trauma and the dentist tend not to get along very well. First off, attempting to be vulnerable is never easy for a survivor of trauma, but what about being exposed in a dentist’s chair? Being vulnerable with…

Why Do I Dissociate?

Dissociation is a phenomenon that happens to a person when their nervous system is activated by a trigger in the present environment, that reminds a person of a traumatic incident from their past. Dissociation is part of the continuum of the freeze or immobilized state that a person may experience as part of an adaptive…

Emotional Freedom Technique

Here is a link to a great website on EFT: Emotional Freedom Technique Emotional Freedom Technique is excellent for immediately calming and grounding. In a matter of a few minutes after tapping these points, you will find a significant difference with any distress you are dealing with.

Earthquake and Freeze Response

Dr. Stephen Porges emphasizes the importance of bidirectional neurofeedback between body and brain. Porges emphasizes the importance of relating to an organism (humans) from a bottom-up perspective instead of a top-down. He uses the example of Descartes: ‘I think, therefore, I am’. He explains that many western therapies have been designed around this idea. What…