Dr Alexander Lowen suggests that thoughts and feelings are ideas in the mind. We use a certain amount of energy to keep those stories alive. We can fan those emotions and get caught up in those ideas and stories. What could be more helpful in the present moment is to notice when those thoughts and … Read more Catching the Storyline.
It’s almost impossible to follow through on your logical plans and goals if your brain and nervous system is in Fight, Flight or Freeze. When we are in this stress mode: Our survival brain switches ONAnd our logical, rational brain switches OFF. We need to bring down the stress response before trying to stick to … Read more Fight, Flight, Freeze or Flop:
Polyvagal Theory in Psychotherapy: Practical Applications for PTSD Treatment| Dr. Arielle Schwartz