Random thoughts on biodynamic craniosacral therapy and stuff we like

15 Feb 2015

How To Change Fear Memories

Our body’s emergency control centre – the amygdala. The amygdala, a pair of almond-shaped structures on the left and right of the brain’s medial temporal lobe, is particularly involved in emotional memories like fear, but also ...

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17 Jul 2014

Pain and Suffering: Is There a Difference?

This is a great story of how extreme the body can be in prioritising threat. Pain has a geography in the body. Suffering is a bigger category and existential?  This is tricky territory, hence the question mark.1 My view is that in pai...

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17 Sep 2013

Bodymaps are distorted in chronic pain

The video below is another wonderful development of how pain works. There is a revolution in how researchers are framing pain over the last few years. As teachers in the cranial community we are trying hard to catch up. We have changed our es...

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23 Sep 2012

Body awareness 'cuts pain'

Self touch improves the picture of our body in the brain and reduces the experience of pain (Results from new study in Current Biology) Below is a link to a really interesting article on how representation of the body affects the experience of pa...

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06 Sep 2011

Mouse coming out of the freeze response

Like the snake video, the above video captures some essential elements of hardwired trauma responses. Notice how stiff the mouse is at the start of the video. I am increasingly appreciating how stiffness is a good early sign of immobilisation. ...

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