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What are some of your favorite memories? It could be getting married, a child being born, or seeing a dear friend that you haven't seen in awhile. Some bad memories are also ingrained in our brains, someone dying or a car accident. What scientists are finding is that these memories can be subject to change. When you have a memory of yesterday, today that memory is implanted on top of the original memory. It is as if it happened now with a new imprint.
What happens, when faced with a emotionally charged event, the body releases the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. This then triggers the amydala to release norepinephrine. Norepinephrine has 2 jobs. First it sets the body autonomic system into overdrive, so the heart beats faster, we start breathing faster, and the muscles tense to get ready to get going. The second function of norepinephrine is to put the senses on high alert and to get the brain to remember what is going to happen in the next few minutes. We do not want to become a meal for the tiger.
What the researchers believe is happening with PTSD is that the neurochemicals that are in charge of this neural loop stay in that pattern that is hard to change.
LENS neurofeedback can change the neurons in the brain so that they are working in the correct way and keeps the compensation from running the show.
Hello, 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.