Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cutting Edge Therapy

Tonight, tuning into public television’s Charley Rose, I enjoyed an engaging discussion with James Watson who, with Francis Crick, discovered DNA. He discovered DNA in his 20’s and he’s now in his 80’s. A comment he made caught my attention. “The 21st Century will see the convergence of biology and psychology.” Watson has a son with schizophrenia, thus maintained a personal interest in advances in brain science. He offered that in the last five years more advances have been made in brain science than ever before.

It is an exciting time to work in psychology, but I’ve lamented for years and still do how few advances from brain science are reflected in the methods therapists use to help folks who are not psychotic, but merely struggling with the effects of “life”. The use of medication has grown prolifically but there is a great deal of medication being prescribed to average folks who could be taught natural methods of managing the eruption of emotion in the body.

As do all approaches to therapy, NeuroTherapy Training has a theoretical basis. The theory upon which it is based is in line with the direction James Watson and many other informed folks are pointing. NeuroTherapy Training is based on the theory “we are as we are largely because of the innerworking of brain and body”. The mental training and other techniques a NeuroTherapy Specialist uses are designed to make those inner improvements, more importantly, to teach clients to make those improvements. Clients are taught new ways of thinking about what emotion actually is. At its very basis, emotion is a set of electrical chemical reactions that happen throughout the brain and body. These “reactions” re-erupt upon experiencing very numerous negative stimuli throughout the day. The stimuli for the “damaging eruptions” of negative emotions can be from an experience, a thought, a memory or a projection. Because of the human brain’s fabulous frontal lobe, we can remember a past and conceive of a future. Those abilities have enabled the complex and interesting world in which we reside but also imprison human kind

We no longer just feel and respond in the ways of our primitive ancestors, we: FEEL - THINK ABOUT- ANALYZE - WORRY ABOUT - PHYSICALLY TENSE UP AGAINST and then may not be able to respond in a healthy, releasing manner. The fear we feel has taken on deceiving dimensions such as guilt, anger and low self esteem. It could be said that many people are never completely free of, at least some dimension, of fear. With the increased use of the conscious analytical functions has emerged an intellectual dimension of fear that has become a prison for humankind.

Chapter 12 The Snyder Michael Method A Neurotherapeutic Approach

NeuroTherapy Training’s therapeutic tools and new ways of thinking about emotion are in line with the evolution that is happening in treatment of psychological issues and can be a powerful addition to the framework of tools used by active therapists, medical professionals and personal or business coaches. For those desiring to enter the therapeutic professions training as a NeuroTherapy Specialist gives you a way of helping people that is cutting edge and does not require analyzing the “psychological” roots of the problems or issues with which people present. NeuroTherapy Training is about making people their own therapists, putting tools into their hands for long-term symptom management.

Because the mental training tools taught make changes in the innerworking of brain and body, they have explainable implications of better physical as well as improved psychological health.

The words of brilliant scientific minds, such as James Watson, portend important changes in mental ways of helping people improve their lives. It feels good to be on the cutting edge.

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