“I am using this program to heal from PTSD and depression. I am in week 8 now and it has made a big improvement in my life. No more depression after the first 2 weeks. I am having longer strings of days (10 so far) with little symptoms (wobbly vertigo, arm pain, burning legs, heightened and reactive emotions, paranoia). My primary relationship is returning to pre-trauma harmony. I am so grateful!”

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In our world today it seems nearly impossible to avoid, at some point in our lives – past or present- severe traumatic life events.  While reactions to trauma can vary widely, and not everyone will develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma can change the brain in some predictable ways that everyone should be aware of. Trauma, like our brains, is unique in the sense it can only be defined or measured by the experience of the survivor.  Main systems may start within one month of a traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until years after the event. These symptoms cause significant problems in social or work situations and in relationships. They can also interfere with your ability to go about your normal daily tasks. PTSD symptoms are generally grouped into four types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in physical and emotional reactions.  Symptoms can vary over time or vary from person to person.  See more at https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20355967.   With increased awareness and the compassionate guidance using the Dynamic Neural Retraining System, you can learn skills that could actually rewire your brain for optimal recovery and freedom from the emotional and physiological constraints of PTSD.

Trauma can cause destructive brain patterns that alter the brain and body’s ability to function. The brain becomes disorganized or cross-wired during trauma causing the brain and body to behave in atypical ways—altering healthy thought processes, our emotional reactions, the body’s sensory mechanisms, energy levels and our ability to rest, digest, detoxify and regenerate.  Several in-depth studies, using neuroimaging technology to map the brains of PTSD sufferers, have been conducted. These have outlined dramatic changes in brain structures and functions. The three most impacted places are the amygdala, the hippocampus, and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex .These complete the stress circuit inside the brain, and are responsible for the symptoms a sufferer continues to experience. It has been shown that the  most impacted region is the hippocampus, responsible for memory and located in the limbic system. This area regulates the storage and retrieval of memories, as well as differentiating between past and present experiences.

“Traumatized brains look different from non-traumatized brains in three predictable ways:  the thinking center is under activated, the emotion regulation center is under activated and the fear center is over activated.  What these activations indicate is that, often, a traumatized brain is “bottom-heavy,” meaning that activations of lower, more primitive areas, including the fear center, are high, while higher areas of the brain are under activated. In other words, if you are traumatized, you may experience chronic stress, vigilance, fear, and irritation. You may also have a hard time feeling safe, calming down, or sleeping. These symptoms are all the result of a hyperactive amygdala.”

As a result we can become increasingly more sensitive in a number of ways.  We can become sensitive to sensory input like light, sound, pressure, pain, smell and taste. We can become over reactive emotionally and also become overly sensitive to the energy of others—picking up on other people’s feelings and absorbing them like a lightning rod in a storm.

Trauma and the resulting brain cross-wiring causes us to experience life in a completely different way, inevitably changing our experience of life, and lays the ground work for destructive health patterns and subsequent belief systems that can keep us stuck in this state of trauma. The more we repeat the faulty brain pattern, the more entrenched the pathways become and before you know it, you not only become locked in a certain way of thinking, but you also get stuck in a rut in your brain.  Thus when you are literally being hijacked by trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder these reactions make it even harder to have any control and stop the trauma loop cycle.

And we cannot stress enough that YOU can retrain your brain.  You can take back control of your life, feelings and reactions. With experience and repetition the channels associated with certain thought processes and beliefs become deeper and can eventually represent obstacles to moving into a state of optimal health and moving forward in our lives.

Neuroscientists now have the technology to track these brain changes from second to second, noting how the brain changes with a different thought or by engaging in a different emotional state.  As we open our minds to a new understanding of brain function, we can engage in the process of creating new neural networks that move us out of these entrenched ruts in the brain, allowing us to move forward into a state of optimal physical, emotional and psychological health.  In fact, our repetitive thoughts and feelings can drive the hard wiring of the brain and keep us stuck in an unconscious brain and body trauma cycle. However, learning, thinking and feeling have the ability to form new neural networks in the brain or strengthen existing ones. Changing the brain takes effort, repetition, and time.  The Dynamic Neural Retraining System offers all the support you will need to help guide your way through the heavy fog of a traumatic cycle into new hopeful and clearer neural pathways and a brighter future!

See Brittany’s story below who suffered from severe PTSD, Depression, POTS and Lyme disease before finding and recovering with the Dynamic Neural Retraining Systems DVD program and in person seminar.



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