Many years ago, I red something about the possibility of rewiering the brain. I wasn’t in a place to look further into it. I didn’t know anything about the body, about the brain or the nervous systems. I couldn’t take any of it in. But it resonated within me. It made an inprint.
During a period of around 10 years I was struggling within myself. During one period I cried every single day. When I look back at it now, I see that I was exhausted and overwhelmed. I was struggling and didn’t have the means to handle it. I broke down eventually.
Through processing, healing, learning, taking courses & workshops and re-direction upon re-direction I am finally at a place, a plateu from which I can see it all clearer.
During my recent first steps towards learning about the brain, the limbic system and my specific situation I was asked to write down what situations and traumas that could have led me to where I am today. I wrote:
1 Car accident at the age of 8 (I broke an arm and had a concussion)
2 Bullied and threaten to life during whole middle school (I was scared for my life)
3 Father got sick in cancer at the age of 16
4 Father’s death
These events, that my limbic system haven’t been able to process, repair and fully recover returning to a thriving state, is what I now believe has led me to an impaired limbic system. Many stressors has pilled on top. I am now diving into learning about the brain and a program to REWIRE it.
What is the limbic system?
The limbic system is the part of the brain involved in our behavioural and emotional responses, especially when it comes to behaviours we need for survival: feeding, reproduction and caring for our young, and fight or flight responses.
This system is buried deep within the brain, underneath the cerebral cortex and above the brainstem. The thalamus, hypothalamus (production of important hormones and regulation of thirst, hunger, mood etc) and basal ganglia (reward processing, habit formation, movement and learning) are also involved in the actions of the limbic system, but two of the major structures are the hippocampus and the amygdala.
What is limbic system impairment? It’s when this system gets stuck in a negative feedback loop. All sorts of situations or triggers can feed this negative loop. It’s usually induced by stress, toxins, mold and/or physical, psychological and emotional trauma. This dysfunction leads to a array of functional problems and affect one’s whole life experience and ability to enjoy life.
What training have I chosen? I’ve just now jumped on DRNS, Dynamic Neural Retraining System. The cheer knowledge that it’s my brain causing my anxiety, worry & fear makes me empowered and eager to rewire. It’s not “me” doing this to myself, it’s my brain.
The limbic system is involved in some of the most challenging neurobehavorial disorders known to medicine, including disorders of mood and anxiety. Amongst these are depression and PTSD, substance abuse & dependence, and disorders of cognition and memory such as Alzheimer disease.
Here I’m listing a few more behaviours, diseases and disorders that might be due to an impaired limbic system:
Fear based thinking
Over reacting and over thinking
Burning out in both ends
Reacting very highly to smell, lights, sounds, touch, stress
Over eating, binge eating, emo eating
Is this you or perhaps someone you know and hold dear?