Every moment of your life is recorded by the unconscious, or "all knowing," mind. These moments collect to form memories of your experiences. They may be complete and resolved; they may be incomplete and unresolved. Those that are incomplete and unresolved may present in two ways:
1. The memory may always be present, but in varying degrees of disturbance, causing haunting, relentless, and/or painful sensations. The distraction of these sensations can make it difficult to attend to your life. It can make it difficult to be present to living your life fully.
2. Or, the memory may be suppressed into the subconscious. You may not be aware of it at all, to some degree, or of the psycho-emotional impact it had then or bears today on your life.
These unresolved memories are often the cause of illness, chronic pain, accidents, psychological problems, relationship and interpersonal problems. Unresolved psycho-emotional conflicts can create a bio-electrical disturbance in the conflict-specific areas of the brain, resulting in abnormal brain signals that produce abnormal neuropeptides and abnormal electrical currents that reach the hypothalamus. These signals are then directed to targeted organs of the autonomic nervous system. Chronic abnormal stimulation can lead to physical discomfort, then pain, and eventual disease.
The unresolved psycho-emotional conflict can lead to chronic illnesses, such as autoimmune diseases and depression.
Your nervous system is in charge of your survival. It takes this job seriously and does not distinguish between real or perceived danger. Instead, it understands both, real and perceived, as threatening, and sets a defense to keep you safe from the threat by containing the memory in the subconscious mind.
Researchers have demonstrated that unresolved conflicts create significant bio-electrical disturbances in conflict specific areas of the brain, producing abnormal neuro-peptides and abnormal electrical currents which reach the hypothalamus and send out stress signals which create dysfunction in related organs. This accounts for many autoimmune disorders. In time, what had previously been in your best interest no longer is. At some point, you no longer need to defend yourself against what has become a past event. But because your nervous system is not aware of this fact, your "all knowing" or unconsciousness mind will steer you again and again in the direction of healing from the original traumatic event in an effort to resolve the unresolved memory.
Applied Psycho-Neurobiology is a treatment that allows the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious minds to dialogue about the unresolved conflict, reveal the beliefs that are containing the conflict, and replace those beliefs with new ways of thinking that support healing and growth, thus freeing the autonomic nervous system from the work of defending against what was previously the unresolved memory. This three-pronged approach is critical to deep and lasting healing. It works because it not only addresses the unresolved, but it assists in changing your thinking that limits your abilities to perform the way you want to.
Your belief systems are simply thoughts that you hold in very high regard. The fact is they aren't real, but they do drive the realities you create - current, past, and future realities. Changing what you think, especially thoughts you hold in high regard, will change your life. With new beliefs consciously installed around an unresolved memory, the need to repeat or perpetuate a past painful event is extinguished. There is no need for the body to somatically communicate the distress of the past painful event.
When we can exchange a limiting belief with a freeing expanding one, our reality, and therefore our life, changes - always for the better.
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