The Limbic system is a set of evolutionarily primitive brain structures located on top of the brainstem and buried under the cortex. Limbic system structures are involved in many of our emotions and motivations.Certain structures of the limbic system are involved in memory as well. Two large limbic system structures, the amygdala and hippocampus play important roles in memory. The amygdala isresponsible for determining what memories are stored and where the memories are stored in the brain. It is thought that this determination is based on how huge an emotional response an event invokes. The hippocampus sends memories out to theappropriate part of the cerebral hemisphere for long-term storage and retrieves them when necessary.
The amygdala is an almond shaped mass of nuclei located deep within the temporal lobe of the brain.It is a limbic system structure that is involved in many of our emotions and motivations, particularly those that are related to survival. The amygdala is involved in the processing ofemotions such as fear, anger and pleasure. The amygdala is also responsible for determining what memories are stored and where the memories are stored in the brain. It is thought that this determination is based on how huge an emotional response an event invokes.
Cingulate Gyrus Function: Coordinates Sensory Input With Emotions Emotional Responses to Pain Regulates Aggressive Behaviour Location: A gyrus is a fold or "bump" in the brain. The cingulate gyrus is superior to thecorpus callosum, located between the cingulate sulcus and the sulcus (groove or indentation) of the corpus callosum
Fornix Function: Connects the Hippocampus to the Hypothalamus. Location: The fornix is an arching, fibrous band of nerve fibres that extend from thehippocampus to the mamillary body of the hypothalamus and forms an arch over the thalamus.
Hippocampus: The hippocampus is the part of the brain that is involved in memory forming, organizing, and storing. It is a limbic system structure that is particularly important informing new memories and connecting emotions and senses, such as smell and sound, to memories. The hippocampus is a horseshoe shaped paired structure, with one hippocampus located in the left brain hemisphere and the other in the right hemisphere. The hippocampus acts as a memory indexer by sending memories out to the appropriate part of the cerebral hemisphere for long-term storage and retrieving them when necessary.
Hypothalamus: About the size of a pearl, the hypothalamus directs a multitude of important functions inthe body. It is the control centre for many autonomic functions of the peripheral nervous system. Connections with structures of the endocrine and nervous systems enable the hypothalamus to play a vital role in maintaining homeostasis. For example, blood vesselconnections between the hypothalamus and pituitary gland allow hypothalamic hormones to control pituitary hormone secretion. As a limbic system structure, the hypothalamus also influences various emotional responses.
You get your client to recall the memory. Make a note of the SUDs level. While stillHolding onto the memory (work content free) We dont wish to get caught up in theClients story!You get client to start tapping the Power Point (collarbone point) While still holdingOnto the memory.Now, get your client to keep their head perfectly still. They are only to move theirEyes in a figure of 8 following your extended finger. The 8 figure needs to besidewards.You need to extend their eyes right out to the Peripheral vision, while keeping theirHead still and saying Let it go”
* So the client is now focusing and holding onto the memory* Tapping the Power point* Following your finger in the figure 8 pattern* Saying “Let it go”All you need to do, is remind the client to TRY and hold onto the memory.Experience shows that such applications of eye movement therapies is particularlyeffective with regards to intrusive imagery and "flashback" phenomena. Essentially,the method involves holding the problematic imagery in mind whilst the eyes aremoved in different directions. The result of this is often that the imagery loses itsemotional impact and becomes far less disturbing.I followed and observed a number of neurological phenomena that occur duringthe eye movements at the point that the problematic imagery changed its emotionalcoding. While trying to hold onto the memory the eyes would blink, flicker even pointIn different directions.The whole eye movement process re-codes the locked memory within the limbicsystem and the tapping works on the whole body system.
Some tips while doing this process...I always ask my clients to tap with their left hand. The left side of the body isGoverned by the right hemisphere of the brain. This part of the brain deals withImages, pictures, imagination and daydreaming...Ive discovered this allows thisProcess to work even quicker doing it this way.Once they cant keep the memory, due to the re-coding. I get them to finally tapWith the right hand, thats controlled by the left hemisphere . This part of the brainDeals with language, logic, sequences and analysing. Asking them what newResources have they discovered by doing this technique.The client will give you a list of resources. Ive noticed I dont need to flip the memory.Because the whole sub-modalities have changed. The brain as re-coded the memoryAnd tapping as sorted out the Body system.A perfect combination....
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