The Whole Brain Approach to Healing Trauma

The Whole Brain Approach to Healing Trauma

The Whole Brain Approach to Healing Trauma

Whole brain therapy integrates treatment for lasting results.

It’s a myth that we use only 10 percent of our brains. Most of our brains are active all the time, and different areas of the brain are responsible for the various things our brains do for us: from maintaining our involuntary functions — such as breathing and digestion — to storing and recalling memories. Speech is centered in the brain. Motor functions, too. We use a lot more than 10 percent of our brains on a daily basis.

Whole brain therapy acts to integrate left-brain and right-brain functions to reduce the effects of past trauma. Emotional responses from trauma can affect your day-to-day life in the present. What you end up experiencing is an emotional response in the present based on memories of past events, not from anything going on right now. By performing memory reconsolidation, a properly trained psychotherapist can alleviate those responses.

Whole Brain Therapy Eases Pain

Your memories, as it turns out, are not experiences etched in stone. In fact, memories change and fade over time. Different parts of your brain are responsible for recording new memories and storing old memories. There are also emotions attached to memories. These emotions are connected to your memories by a network attached to other parts of your brain. The most-traveled pathways are the strongest.

Whole brain therapy eases the painful emotions associated with traumatic experiences. Memory reconsolidation detaches the emotional component from those past experiences. As a result, you can remember from a more detached, rational state, without having to relive the pain.

Rewiring Is Not Brainwashing

Memory reconsolidation is not brainwashing. You can still remember as much as you could before. Whole brain therapy does not change you into someone else.

Instead, whole brain therapy works by rewiring the pathways in your brain. It integrates your left-brain functions like logic, organization and analytic thinking with your right-brain functions like emotion, creativity and intuition. Using your whole brain, you can move past the emotional attachment you have to certain traumatic memories.

Move Past Trauma

When trauma is affecting your life, sometimes nothing seems to help. Whole brain therapy works. The science suggests the process is permanent, meaning several sessions with a qualified therapist such as Sheila McKeon of Positive Transformations <> can last a lifetime.

If you want to move beyond the behaviors that are holding you back, use whole brain therapy to achieve:

  • Clarity
  • Peace
  • Compassion
  • Wisdom
  • Acceptance

Positive Transformations Offers Hope

Licensed therapist Sheila McKeon relies on brain science in her sessions with you to provide real and lasting transformation. Treating trauma is a subtle skill that may require 2–3-hour sessions, either in the same day or over several weeks. And Sheila can treat patients of almost any age. The only prerequisite is a desire to be healed.

So if you or someone you love is suffering from trauma-related illnesses or compulsive behaviors, contact Sheila <> to get started on the road to recovery and health. Whole brain therapy using memory reconsolidation is a treatment that can permanently change your life.