the Neuro-Architectural™ Approach
My approach to chronic issues is an organic outcome of who I am, my professional and personal knowledge and experience.
More specifically, it is a term which represents best what it is that we actually do together in the process of Building New Pathways of Relief & Hope for Chronic Patterns.
Neuro - today it is a common knowledge, scientifically proven, that chronic issues physically exist in our brain and nervous system. Already in 1949(!), the neuropsychologist Donald Hebb clearly summarised it: “Neurons that fire together, wire together”.Meaning that when any two things happen at the same time (= experience), a neuropathway in the brain is formed and reinforced through repetition.
For example if I suffer from pain and I fear the pain at the same time, pain and fear are connected through a pathway. Whenever I feel fear I will experience pain and whenever I experience pain I will feel afraid. This relationship creates a chronic pattern, a vicious circle that feels like there is no way out. And no wonder! Our primitive brain is convinced that we are being threatened so it is stuck in a hyper vigilant state, in freeze.
Luckily, the brain’s plasticity means that change is possible, by building a new pathway.
Architectural - Architecture is not only the language I use but it is actually what we will be doing together, since this is a building project.
Through this process you will build a new pathway. For this new pathway to be solid, we will move forward step by step.
As with any architectural project, it demands your personal engagement, conviction, devotion, persistence, perseverance. Its success depends on you taking responsibility while working as a team.
For example, if you suffer from emotional eating, through this process you will experience a shift in your relationship with food. If until now your chronic pattern is food tied with shame, this process will allow you to feel safe around food and hunger, repeatedly. The outcome is that a new pathway will be built. And when an experience is repeated over and over, the brain learns to use the same neurons each time, the same pathway, making it stronger.
By default, your old pathway which is responsible for your chronic pattern, will get weaker. You will then sense a shift which will result in a sense of relief and hope.
Approach - To build a new pathway we will gently approach your chronic issue by creating a safe environment for you to explore it. Since chronic patterns are emotional bodily experiences, we will use mind-body techniques such as Focusing, Somatic Experiencing, Vagus nerve relaxation exercises and more. I will share with you my own first hand experience in building new pathways. All the tools I have used will be at your disposal.
Consolidating all my knowledge results in this unique and authentic approach.
Do you suffer from a chronic pattern?
And you feel like you are facing a wall? Trapped?
You want to shift from shame & fear into safe & compassion?
Then, the Neuro Architectural™ Approach will allow you to build this new pathway that you need in order for you to feel relief from your chronic issue.
Feel Relief & hope by clicking here now to start building this new pathway.
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