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Neural pathways; the flight, fight or freeze reflex; dopamine and serotonin levels and counselling What are neural pathways? While our brains are physical organs, it is our minds which regulate our brain and it is our mind which forms neural pathways. These pathways are formed by neurons which fire and wire together over time. Many …

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What is trauma?

Trauma is mostly believed to be caused by a singular “big” event. Like something big that involved severe abuse or neglect. When I started my practice, I noticed a pattern with people who had ‘normal’ or ‘supportive’ families, yet they struggled with severe anxiety or depression. Many were high achievers yet functional addicts. They found …

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What is anxiety?

Think of anxiety as a network of neural clusters in the brain that create an area of association. For example, a piano player will have an area of association that correlates to the hands and feet used to play the instrument. Neuroscientists like to say: “The cells that fire together, wire together.” The more the …

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