Childhood trauma and fearIf you are living a life of fear, perhaps it’s the result of childhood trauma. Traumatic childhood events can lead to mental health and behavioral problems later in life. Using hypnosis and other mindfulness techniques like neurofeedback and yoga you can rewire your brain to step out of the fear and into a life of courage and happiness.

At Seattle Hypnosis with Roger Moore you can learn hypnosis neuroplasticity (neurohypnosis) tools to change the wiring of your brain to support you in being your best self. If fear, trauma, stress and anxiety are holding you back from living the life of your dreams, call me now.

Childhood Trauma Leads to Brains Wired for Fear

February 3, 2015: Negative childhood experiences can set our brains to constantly feel danger and fear says psychiatrist and traumatic stress expert Dr. Bessel van der Kolk.

The human brain is a social organ that is shaped by experience, and that is shaped in order to respond to the experience that you’re having. So particularly earlier in life, if you’re in a constant state of terror; your brain is shaped to be on alert for danger, and to try to make those terrible feelings go away.

The brain gets very confused. And that leads to problems with excessive anger, excessive shutting down, and doing things like taking drugs to make yourself feel better. These things are almost always the result of having a brain that is set to feel in danger and fear.

As you grow up an get a more stable brain, these early traumatic events can still cause changes that make you hyper-alert to danger, and hypo-alert to the pleasures of everyday life.

When you’re traumatized you’re afraid of what you’re feeling, because your feeling is always terror, or fear or helplessness. I think these body-based techniques help you to feel what’s happening in your body, and to breathe into it and not run away from it. So you learn to befriend your experience.

Are there effective solutions to childhood trauma?

It is difficult to deal with but not impossible.

One thing we can do – which is not all that well explored because there hasn’t been that much funding for it – is neurofeedback, where you can actually help people to rewire the wiring of their brain structures.

Another method is putting people into safe environments and helping them to create a sense of safety inside themselves. And for that you can go to simple things like holding and rocking.

We just did a study on yoga for people with PTSD. We found that yoga was more effective than any medicine that people have studied up to now. That doesn’t mean that yoga cures it, but yoga makes a substantial difference in the right direction.

Read Childhood Trauma Leads to Brains Wired for Fear defines neuroplasticity as: “The brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.” You can learn hypnosis to help you make new neural connections to overcome fear and trauma and to feel more ease in your life.

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