Category Archives: Neuropsychology

The three Polyvagal nerves

According to Polyvagal theory the three nerves which control your emotions are: 1. Sympathetic-Fight [Anger] Flight[Anxiety] 2 Parasympathetic -Dorsal -Freeze [Depression] 3. Parasympathetic-Ventral -Engagement [Safety & Calm] In Homo-Erectus, 1.9million years ago these nerves existed to keep us safe and still do today. Polyvagal theory says that 80% come from the bottom up and 20%…
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EVOLUTION & YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM

Evolution and your nervous system: Why we need Trust, Respect, Acceptance to feel safe-The basis of Attachment theory. Dorsal vagus nerve-Oldest nerve, unmyelinated nerve feels like walking in mud. At the top it is procrastination, then avoidance, then mild depression, then major depression or trauma. Sympathetic- Myelinated, much faster, Starts with mobilisation moving forward, but…
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INNER CONFLICT

Understanding your inner conflict-Alignment In CPT the Real self [Subconscious-System1] started pure [at birth] but was corrupted by shortfalls in the "Attachment" principles of Trust, Respect, Acceptance and Commitment, which caused "unresolved issues" which sit in “System1”. Instinctual drives cause "System 1" to try to restore the "Real self" using pattern matching and predictions to…
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A new look at Neuropsychology

How I reversed the definition of Neuropsychology. Neuropsychologists study the effects that psychological conditions have on the nervous system. I have reversed this process and use the nervous system to study the effects on the whole psychological system. Cognitive Principle Therapy can now be regarded as a branch of neuropsychology as it has integrated the…
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