Childhood Regulation and Neuroscience by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

Everything that applies to kids also applies to adults as we were all once children. By the age five 90% of a child’s brain has already developed. In the first few years of life children primarily encode information through the right brain which dictates that any experience encountered is approached in a very present-centered way…. Read More

Ketamine in Psychotherapy: Opportunities to Explore by Will Van Derveer, MD

Default mode network is a survival mechanism that protects us, looking for what’s not right in the situation. The role of meditation experience is associated in DMN activity and connectivity shows that the medial frontal and posterior cingulate cortex were relatively deactivated in experience meditators across all meditation types. DMN works subconsciously which implies that… Read More

Trauma and Memory Systems by Peter Levine, PhD

Dr. Peter Levine discusses how the memory system works and how this plays a part in facing and dealing with the traumatic past. Implicit memory is much less conscious than explicit memory. It forms into two sub-categories which are emotional memories (memories recalled when strong emotions are triggered or felt by a person in the… Read More