Talking about a problem or something that we want to deal is a natural route that a lot of people feel they want to do, whereas others will avoid getting help even from friends because of maybe embarrassment or the fear of re-living the experiences the've spend so long working at keeping under control.
Would it be easier to get assistance if you didn't have to tell anyone else the details of your thoughts and experiences?
Firstly: I work from the premise that the body and brain work together, sometimes correcting something in the body can have a major impact on mental health. |Making peace with experiences and thoughts in the brain will effect problems in the body and often
positively impact serious health conditions.
Secondly: whatever is going on in the brain, the body follows.
Thirdly: you know why you came to see me. Only you know what it feels like to be you and you already have access to those feelings.
The brain sends signals into the body in a lot of cases to alert you because it believes there is a potential threat. In some cases the event will have to be triggered, such as in a phobia of snakes when something comes into awareness that has association to snakes. In other scenarios such as in someone with Post traumatic symptoms these triggers are happening continuously. No matter what the scenario is it's not simply a rational logical thought, it is an automatic response to make the body feel something and affect organs such as to increase heart rate and release adrenalin.
The amygdala is the part of the brain that links emotional content to thoughts and memories. The skills I apply work directly with the way that your brain is still experiencing past events and therefore creating thoughts of the future. Because of this what you think about and the response you get are actually two separate things and are only linked because the amygdala hasn't been trained that the response that it's creating is actually causing a problem rather than keeping you safe.
With the way I work, all you have to do is simply feel the feelings and therefore keep the details of what you are thinking about to yourself. If you choose to that is !
This can be a hard concept to understand if you have not experienced anything similar before so if you would like to know more, ask questions or book a session contact us.
Author: Jamie Edkins