With the new advances in the field of Neurosciences, we know more and more about how our brain works and the reason for many behaviors, problems or difficulties that happen to us in our day to day. For example, we know what happens in a person's brain when they suffer a panic attack; the reason for nightmares; or the difficulty of being able to forget our former partners.
All this scientific knowledge no longer stays in hospitals or research centers. Now it is at our disposal through the Neuroscientific Therapies. The psychology It has advanced a lot and we no longer need to go through long processes of years and years. With these new therapies we combine the latest neuroscientific discoveries with the practices of psychotherapy. The result: a series of methodologies that help us to free ourselves from our problems, traumas and disorders quickly and effectively.
The traumas of our memory
We would say that all the experiences we experience throughout our lives leave a mark on our memory. If they are painful experiences such as a traffic accident, a dismissal or a separation, we feel a whole set of emotions that, if we are not able to externalize or work, can be established in the form of traumas in our memory and in our body (psychosomatic pains), with all the repercussions that this implies in our present.
One of the best known therapies is that of EMDR ("Desensitization and reprocessing through the Eye Movements"). This therapy is one of the first that appeared in the field of Neuroscientific Therapies. It is based on the scientific discovery that every night when we sleep, we go through different phases of sleep and in the REM phase, we move our eyes quickly naturally and automatically. This mechanism allows the amygdala, the region of the brain responsible for managing emotions, can reduce its degree of activation. EMDR then works by replicating the same working mechanism that our brain does unconsciously, but with the patient opening their eyes and being awake.
The psychologist asks his patient to think about a painful event of the present or the past and then moves his fingers horizontally, from left to right, making the person follow them with his eyes. Finally, after a series of batches, the person can feel how those emotions and those bodily sensations have diminished, and have even been able to disappear.
With Neuroscientific Therapies we can apply techniques and exercises that a few years ago were not known, since neuroscientific advances have been very recent.
These therapies are teaching us the healing power of our own brain and our own body.