- Producer26/07/2016Challenging Limiting BeliefsMuch is being said about seeking and embracing authenticity. Implicit in this authenticity is a mind state free of limiting subjective beliefs and the identification and adoption of a universal objectivity, a connection to a greater truth....
Comments29/07/2016 #17 Leckey Harrison#11 It's the other way around, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. As trauma heals, it allows for curiosity which requires a certain level of feeling safe and taking risk. A brain in survival mode won't do that. You didn't ask me but...
Heller in his book "Healing Developmental Trauma," makes the comment that memory is the actual firing of two neurons. Essentially since memory seems scattered in the brain, and to re-capture it requires pulling from let's say the motor cortex, the olfactory and gustatory regions, and they all finally converge, the firing off that input in the last neuron is the memory. That's quite the thought, and some would say that the "mind" is the working of the brain. That "firing" is how I translate the "working."
In Buddhism there is little distinction between heart and mind, heart meaning emotion. I haven't yet tried to parse out what that means in terms of William James' assertion that we feel because we move (I fear because I run from danger) not the other way around. There seems to be some credence in that from a vagal nerve aspect, I just haven't put the time into it yet. Buddhism doesn't quite emphasize embodiment like I've experienced, so there seems to be some relationship, as even to Buddhists there is Buddha nature, which exists after the corporeal passes on. I think they refer to it as consciousness. That part of me that can objectively look at my thinking process and thoughts, and indeed, be separate from them.
What I call a material atheist, meaning one who denies there is any god(s), would deny anything called "spirit," "soul," or "mind," would say it's all electro-chemical. Partly due to biology, and partly due to the inability to prove the existence of non-material other and then claiming "it's a mystery."29/07/2016 #15 Gerald HechtI@Ian Weinberg I don't know if you've given investigated Kessler's latest, FWIW, it continues to grow on me; it only came out a few months Sno and it's already dogeared and margin defaced. https://katesharpernews.wordpress.com/2016/03/20/book-of-the-week-capture-david-a-kessler-m-d/ #229/07/2016 #13 Max Carter#11 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD What are the differences between the 'mind,' the 'spirit,' and the 'soul?'
Thin mind is the flesh, the soul powers the flesh and the spirit connects the soul to God or The Universal Consciousness or whatever help you sleep better at night.
It actually is that simple.29/07/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#8 #9 #10 Well, there's tons of energy, neuroplasticity, and great conversation going here, and I'll add, @Max Carter another esoteric question...because I would love to hear your view: What are the differences between the 'mind,' the 'spirit,' and the 'soul?' I've never really met anyone who could quite explain, but ha! perhaps that is the mystery that we are not to attain in this life. But I'm still curious! So curious to know more about how 'being curious' overrides the brain pathways to diminish PTSD, @Leckey Harrison, too. On another tangent, in 1979 & again in 2002, I raised my children without one jar of baby food. It made them 'different,' nutritionally, than all of their peers. Neither liked 'candy, soda' and such. And they both are great cooks because the 'taste' of homemade is so much more rich. So my point is that if we integrate the memory of smells of say, cinnamon rolls baking in the oven (a very potent smell from 1/2 block away)....then the reminiscences "come back" with this same scent. Much as the reminiscence of for example, music of the 70's bringing us 'back' to associate The Beatles:Mr Ed, @Gerald Hecht. Finally, patients with dementias like Alzheimer's must secrete 'happy high' endogenous endorphins when looking at baby pics, hearing certain songs, etc... it has been proven that reminiscence can halt the progression of Alzheimer's too....so Leckey, what role could reminiscence play as visual therapy (or literally re-visiting the same preschool park) for bringing a teen back to remember good times and be curious while walking in the same park? Oh so much lovely food for thought ~ you are all wonderful, such wonderful minds! And look where we got!29/07/2016 #10 Max CarterYou are a bundle of emotional energy called a soul wrapped in flesh.
You actually begin forming what you will become from an emotional imprint of the totality of your parents emotional selves at the time of conception.
I wrote a piece on it that will make this comment a lot shorter. https://thechurchofrocknroll.org/2016/06/14/what-is-the-essence-of-the-condition-of-being-human/29/07/2016 #9 Leckey Harrisongreat article, Ian. What I use as reference to early childhood is the ACE test, and of course www.acestoohigh.com and www.acesconnection.com are all about the all too pervasive child abuse and neglect. As I mentioned in my comment to @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD View moregreat article, Ian. What I use as reference to early childhood is the ACE test, and of course www.acestoohigh.com and www.acesconnection.com are all about the all too pervasive child abuse and neglect. As I mentioned in my comment to @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, it is my opinion that indeed, neuroplasticity is impacted by childhood traumatic stress. Peter Levine said in his little book, "Healing Trauma,: and David Berceli has said the same thing, trauma and curiosity cannot exist together. Curiosity returns when trauma begins to heal sufficiently. David told me that if I wanted to change the world, heal trauma. I've seen the fruit of it in my life, and in the lives of those I've worked with. My work is teaching others how to lift the physiological limit on positive change. Close29/07/2016 #8 Leckey Harrison#3 I want to take a crack at that re-wiring thought. Robert Scaer postulated that memories of trauma are "encapsulated." I take that to mean that with the emotional and physiological charge that the even held and was never released. That sets the stage for the brain, and as this article states, limits the ability of the brain's neuroplasticity. I think @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, in our discussion I brought this up, that trauma release (through TRE) acts as a polishing stone in regards to our encapsulated, frozen memories. It slowly tumbles them and takes the rough and ugly stone which we hold at arm's length, if not further, and slowly brings it closer. It has been my experience, and here I speculate, that when the body has finally discharged the energy around that memory, that the memory moves from implicit memory to explicit memory where it belongs. Now, it may be polished, but that doesn't imply it's beautiful. Not all of life is. What makes it beautiful is that we can acknowledge it happened, and that we released it and have moved beyond just being a survivor. For that teen then, if there were explicit memories of joy, then as the brain re-orders itself while healing from a traumatic/stress/survival state, then the portions of the brain that contain those memories come back online. The traumatized brain does not utilize the cortices very fully, the body is "lost" proprioceptively, and the hippocampi can lose mass and function due to elevated levels of cortisol.
I will caveat here and say I haven't read Levine's book on memory so I could be completely wrong. Based on what I've read of Levine's other works, Scaer's works, and my experience in healing is how I derive this view.29/07/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 Great subject - the cascade of systemic inflammation. We know from Age Management Medicine that huge issues of heart disease, diabetes, chronic metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disease and cancers all can benefit from an anti-inflammatory diet. I haven't written too much on this, save for my 'Watermelon' breakout Buzz. But I've been waiting for someone else to enter this subject, and I hope we can continue this lively niche. Nitric oxide, flax seed, tumeric, hot peppers...oh, we shall be in for much great and good food for both thought and stomach. Looking forward to all.29/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 #2 Welcome to beBee, and love everything Neuro! I know we shall have great neuro conversations with you...Too much to say & will follow your fractal Buzzes! I am very aware (yet still superficially touching) your works masterminding an implicit plethora of insight on integrating wellness physiology, performance and leadership through mind state optimization. Ahh..neuroplasticity. Just discussed that with @Leckey Harrison. Most especially in your pioneer work on Applied Psychoneuro-Endocrinology (PNE), I have a special interest in the central endocrine system as affected by the pituitary gland, the autonomic nervous system (ANS), traumatic brain injury with diabetes insipidus (DI), and pure Perseverance. I also noted in 1979 that the skin:skin contact with my newborn baby sent shockwaves of 'high' as apparently (we know now) endogenous endorphines were released. I'm wondering about a child's psyche regarding development into an adult, with the damaging effects of parental alienation from divorce. How is it best to re-wire through neuroplasticity so that a teen will 'remember' her mother? I say this as I am involved with Robin Karr (I need to bring her into beBee) in The Motherless Child Project. We shall be learning from you in lots of dimensions, and if you get too tired or bored, please feel free to say! We need your keen mind to keep paving the way. Thank you for being here.28/07/2016 #1 Gerald Hecht@Ian Weinberg this information on neuroplasticity is so very critical on many levels now, I recall how early in my training, the "Standard Position" in Develpmental Neurophysiology was that "CNS construction" was complete by the time one reached the ripe old age of 25...,the recent data on the lifetime potential for plasticity, exercise induced BDNF release, endocannabinoid (CB2 Receptor) activation preventing rogue inflammatory cascades beginning with the typical first dominoes to fall (TNF-alpha, etc)... Offers much hope!