our philosophy in practice
Emotions are fuel. They are the fuel we use to run our lives.
We are addicted to our emotions the way a car is addicted to its fuel. Kind of an important part of the equation.
When we’re hooked on high-octane happiness, we feel energized, balanced and connected. When we’re hooked on a low crude-oil variety of emotions- we feel depressed, anxious, angry and overwhelmed.
Our brains are so incredibly efficient that when we do anything a whole lot of times in a row, we wire-up a neural network.
This wiring-up process is really great news, because otherwise we’d still be toddlers throwing a splash party in the sink each morning when we brush our teeth. Our neural networks enable us to get busy doing other things. But our brains don’t just wire-up the things we do, they wire-up the way we feel.
Why does science matter to therapy? Well, we’ve discovered that the brain cannot tell the difference between something real or imagined. When we’re talking about something that’s happened in the past, our brains are firing-off the very same emotions as though that story was happening right here, right now. Some of us have better imaginations than others.
And sometimes… well… sometimes we get stuck.
We get stuck in the pain of the past and can’t seem to let go. We get stuck in arguments that circle around and around, until we’re utterly exhausted. We get stuck in feeling guilty and responsible for everyone and everything. We get stuck in blaming others or looking for ways in which to be offended, and finding them. Any which way, we get stuck in our lives.
Neural Network Therapy® begins like any other talk therapy session. We need to hear about what’s happening in your life. What is working well? We don’t need to be “re-inventing the wheel”. And of course, what is not working well? Where can we help? Where are you… stuck?
This education-based approach will match your circumstances to an exercise, and you will leave each session with something you didn’t know, coming in. You will begin to forge new and improved neural pathways, in place of old and unwanted ones.
We’ll also connect Nutrition, Fitness and Relaxation to shore up gaps in unhealthy brain chemistry, which will help this process make all the more sense even still. Most importantly, we’ll leverage your motivation levels as necessary to build some momentum. If you had the ability to adopt these exercises already, you wouldn’t be needing our help.
If you are curious about Neural Network Therapy®, we suggest you schedule your first session and you’ll know pretty quickly if both the Practitioner and the approach feel a fit. To speak to someone directly and explore your options before scheduling an appointment, please call 1 888 928 8360 or 705 740 8360 for our Peterborough Ontario office location.