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A Week’s Neurofeedback Equivalent To Years Of Zen Meditation

 

Those who have suffered significant and protracted childhood trauma are more likely than average to experience mental health problems in later life, including anxiety.

We have also seen that one method that many find useful to reduce feelings of

Childhood Trauma Leading To Over-Dominant Brain Stem

A simplified way of describing the structure of the brain is to think of it as comprising three main regions (e.g. MacLean, 1990) that develop in the following order from birth to a person’s early or mid-twenties.

FIRST TO DEVELOP:

How Childhood Trauma Can Profoundly Damage Our View Of Ourselves

 

If we have experienced childhood trauma to a significant degree, we may irrationally blame ourselves for it which, in turn, may well seriously, negatively, distort our self-perception; in other words, adversely affect our view of ourselves.

Our ENVIRONMENT has

Why Complex PTSD Sufferers May Avoid Eye Contact

A study by Steuwe et al. (2014) was conducted to cast light upon why many with individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including those suffering from complex-PTSD, often find it excruciatingly uncomfortable every time the rules of social etiquette

Adverse Effects Of Childhood Trauma On Oxytocin And Our Ability To Love

Childhood Trauma, Oxytocin And Our Ability To Love :

We know that there is a link between childhood trauma and the subsequent experience of depression in later life.

Furthermore, it is now also known, thanks to neuroscientific research, that those

Controlling Emotions : The Emotional Regulation System

 

If, as children, we experienced, significant and protracted trauma we are at increased risk of developing various psychological difficulties as adults, including an increased risk of developing borderline personality disorder (BPD) and complex posttraumatic stress disorder.

One of the

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga For Reducing Symptoms Of Complex PTSD

Studies into the effectiveness of yoga already suggest that it can help to ameliorate both physical and psychological problems including diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety.

There also now exists evidence (e.g. van der Kolk, 2014, see below)) that it