The Triune Brain

The Triune brain

All of my trauma work is understood from my sensorimotor training which is based on this model of the brain. The triune brain. Using this model and this way of understanding brain structure and neuroscience, we can begin to understand trauma and why it occurs. Psychoeducation is so important in knowing we are not going mad, but that it is “simply” neurons old patterns firing our unresolved issues, we haven’t worked through yet. Knowing that these physiological reactions are body based reactions and outwith our control, till we start to work with them, helps us understand what is going on and know too that we can begin change them. When things are not going well and we have symptoms that means our limbic system is firing and we are “out of control” , what Dan Siegal calls the low road on his videos here. Hope is always present though and we can rewire these old patterns.

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