The Neuroscience of Resilience: Empathy

(Post 5/9 in a series) As we learned in The Neuroscience of Resilience:  Attunement, an important factor of resilience is attunement – which stems from a sound resonance circuit developed via early, secure attachment experiences.  It allows us to have “felt sense”… Read more »

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 »

3 Tools for Effective Anger Management

Anger is one of the four primary emotions and has a very good purpose of alerting us to our boundaries being crossed by others. It serves us well when it’s expressed in a healthy way. However, when anger becomes screaming,… Read more »

A Dog’s Life: A Story of Perspective by Craig Harper, B.Ex.Sci.

It must be morning; I’m hungry. Then again, I’m always hungry, so it could really be any time. I can hear the shower and feel the sun on my back, so I’m guessing the Boss is awake. I lift my… Read more »

Resilience and the Brain: Managing Emotions and Overcoming Trauma

Emotional and psychological resilience determines how well a person can handle stress and adversity.  Aside from genetics, there are numerous factors that contribute to the development of resilience including nurturing early relationships and a positive self concept. According to Linda Graham,… Read more »

Childhood Experience and Adult Anxiety

When children are born into this world, they are physical beings with no developed sense of self. Young infants begin to develop their core self as they interact with their primary caretakers. Ideally, their nest is a safe, loving and… Read more »