How Does the Program Work?
At DNRS™ our focus is on rewiring the limbic system of the brain – not chasing symptoms.
The Dynamic Neural Retraining System™ is a drug-free, step-by-step, intensive limbic rehabilitation program that is taught from a platform of environmental awareness. Techniques used in the Dynamic Neural Retraining System™ are based on neuroplasticity therapy, which rewires the limbic system to build more functional neural pathways.
It is the disorganization of neural networks that occur during trauma that can cause deep protective mechanisms within the limbic system of the brain to fire more rapidly and inappropriately. This results in a heightened chronic stress response that may affect many systems of the brain and body, especially those involved with emotion, sensory perception and cognitive function. Additionally, symptoms may include chronic inflammation, poor memory, brain fog, digestion issues, lowered energy levels, numerous sensitivities, chronic pain, and a host of other ailments. Functions such as detoxification, absorption of nutrients or cellular communication can also become compromised.
At DNRS™ we help our clients understand how various forms of trauma may have triggered a maladapted stress response in the deep protective circuits of the brain. For many, this can be at the very root of suffering and can be contributing to their overall health and well being. We assist our clients in cultivating the “curious observer” of thought, emotion and behaviour patterns that are associated with a maladapted stress response. We teach practical tools that demonstrate how to effectively change and redirect associated neural patterns to kick start the body’s innate healing mechanisms.
Participants are taught a practical step by step process that involves visual, spatial, movement, language and emotional restructuring exercises to regulate the chronic stress response and promote optimal health. This results in a decrease of the firing of threat and protective mechanisms, allowing for the formation of new neural pathways.
As the control centre for optimal health, when the brain is working functionally, the body has the opportunity to function optimally as well. This focus on rewiring limbic system function shifts the brain and body from a chronic sympathetic response associated with the fight or flight state into a parasympathetic state, or a state of growth and repair, where true healing can take place.
This intensive program is experiential in nature and integrates components of:
• cognitive-behaviour therapy
• mindfulness based cognitive restructuring
• emotional restructuring therapy
• neural linguistic programming
• incremental training (a form of neural shaping)
• behaviour modification therapy
This mechanism-targeted behavioural intervention is based in an affect-science perspective, and focuses on the training of a number of regulatory skills including attention focusing, attention distraction, cognitive reappraisal, emotional distancing and emotion regulation.
Our DVD Series and Online Course runs for 14 hours in total. We recommend dedicating 4 days to learning the program when working with either of the instructional videos, but if this is not possible, you can watch at your own pace.
All formats of the program will leave you with a solid understanding of the limbic system and its function, an understanding of the science of neuroplasticity, and of course, the practical tools you will need to implement to rewire the brain and reclaim your health. For additional support we encourage you to join our Global Community Forum, attend our 12-week group support series, purchase the 5 hour follow up video A Deeper Dive Into DNRS or book Individual Coaching Sessions.
Once you have learned the program content (in either format), we recommend that you dedicate one hour per day to the specific exercise pertaining to the DNRS Retraining steps, for at least 6 months. There are other elements of the program to keep in mind throughout the day. The one hour a day dedication to the DNRS Retraining steps does not have to be done all at once but can be done in smaller chunks throughout the course of a day. Most of our clients break it up into two 30-minute sessions, three 20-minute sessions or four 15-minute sessions. We encourage you to aim for 60 minutes, while being flexible to do what you can manage at first, and don’t overextend yourself. You are exercising your brain in ways that it is unaccustomed to, so it is normal for the retraining steps to feel a bit challenging. This is how the brain strengthens to form new pathways. Building new pathways takes time, repetition and reinforcement. Please keep in mind that healing is generally not a linear process and we are here to support you each step of the way.