APPLIED NEUROSCIENCE IN PRACTICE
How is Neuroscience Applied in Therapy?
Applied Neuroscience in practice aims to create an enriched therapeutic environment to facilitate the principle of safety and explain the role of emotional connection as being the basis for the platform of wellness.
This approach increases and strengthens foundations of confidence to facilitate individual problem-solving abilities and increase emotional safety and security. This process is achieved by explaining the brain processes involved when an individual is experiencing anxiety, grief, trauma and depression and teaching ways to calm the brain through Mindfulness, relaxation and visualisation, increasing self-awareness about how the brain works, and identifying needs, both physical (i.e., sleep deprivation, feeling tired, hungry/thirsty, needing rest), emotional needs, engaging in reflection, understanding, then empowerment through the reflective process and meeting social needs by improving relationships via engagement and connection with others.
It is only after the calming process has been achieved that Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and other psychological therapies are introduced. It is also important to not focus on distress and challenges as being a burden to avoid, but rather a useful tool to approach and face fears in a confident way.
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