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Fears and phobias....Oh My!!!
We all have a certain level of fear. This could be a life saving kind of, get me out of this dangerous situation (Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH My....) However, when these fears become overwhelming, when the situation is relatively harmless, help is needed. When a memory is formed in the brain, proteins are formed. And when the memory is retrieved then a new protein is formed. Scientists are researching how to interfere with this new protein formation with targeted medications.
But here is the rub (is that why my right shoulder is in pain?). What memory do we suppress? There could be links to other situations that create the fear.
Other ways that they are researching memories is associated with the heart beat. Researchers are trying to match the heart beat with an image. If the image of a spider is presented (if you have a fear, I just don't like that bite.), if it is presented with the heart beat then the fear decreases. This is called exposure therapy. This is found to not be very effective with PTSD.
Anyway, why not try LENS neurofeedback. We do know that it calms down the brain so that it is not so tangled up. We can stop the tango and just get calm.
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Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.