The Neuroscience of Resilience: Attunement

(Post 4/9 in a series) As we looked at in The Neuroscience of Resilience:  Emotional Regulation, the key to staying resilient around stressful emotions is to stay regulated; not to allow our emotions to hijack us.  We are continuing to… Read more »

The Neuroscience of Resilience: Emotional Regulation

(Post 3/9 in a series) As previously discussed in The Neuroscience of Resilience:  Quelling the Fear Response, much has been learned about the the power of resilience.  The last post in this series looked at the importance of  being less reactive to… Read more »

The Neuroscience of Resilience: Quelling the Fear Response

(Post 2/9 in a series) As previously discussed in The Neuroscience of Resilience:  Nervous System Regulation, much has been learned about the the power of resilience in how it impacts vulnerability to stressors, regulatory processes, why some seem more resilient than others… Read more »

The Neuroscience of Resilience: Nervous System Regulation

(Post 1/9 in a series.) There is much discussion about the power of resilience in how it impacts vulnerablity to stressors, regulatory processes, why some seem more resilient than others and how to foster resilience if it is lacking.  Think of… Read more »

Release the Flow of Oxytocin for Emotional and Relationship Health

Pssst…have you heard of oxytocin?  If you’re committed to improving your emotional and relationship health, it’s something you might want to learn a bit more about.  In the article, Love Potion #1?: Human Hormone Increases Positive Communication Between Couples (ScienceDaily.com), the question… Read more »

Is Technology Rewiring Our Brains?

An issue that comes up more frequently in my therapy practice is the impact of communication technology and the internet on emotional, psychological and relationship health.  The seduction of these tools, though helpful in a myriad of ways, is proving to… Read more »

Emotional Overload: One Thing You can do Right Now to Soothe Yourself

Intense emotions such as anger, fear and sadness can be crippling in the moment.  They can feel like they “take you over.”  In a way, they do.  This is because if you are so upset that your brain is literally go… Read more »