+LIFE: IMPETUS and CHANGE

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Saturday, June 20, 2015.  Writing.  Choosing words.  Combining words in patterns that don’t  express ideas so much as point in their general direction.

Maybe like verbal golfing (and NO, I do NOT golf!).  Whack that ball in a given direction.  According to a pattern.  A way of moving through time and space to reach a desired end.

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Seeing, I suppose, is a kind of feeling process, although we don’t especially think of it this way.  Perceptions influencing neurons sending information in patterns throughout our brain.  Giving us information in this body we get through life connected to.

Same with hearing.  Yes, detecting those slower waves.

And rhythms.  Events we detect.  Like earthquakes or wind moving past us.

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Everything about being alive involves change.  And exchanges.  We grow into how we receive, perceive, respond to and assign meaning and value to the continually shifting patterns of information that affect and involve us over the course of our lives.

In the final picture perhaps all we do is seek to keep a life-sustaining sense of balance.  AND if we are fortunate the “one” who establishes our place in all of this change – is what we might term in English – our self.

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How is this process NOT a dance?

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“Attack with a feather?”

Full Definition of IMPETUS (noun)

1a (1) :  a driving force :  impulse (2) :  incentivestimulus

b :  stimulation or encouragement resulting in increased activity

2:  the property possessed by a moving body in virtue of its mass and its motion —used of bodies moving suddenly or violently to indicate the origin and intensity of the motion

Origin of IMPETUS

Latin, assault, impetus, from impetere to attack, from in- + petere to go to, seek — more at feather

First Known Use: 1641

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Here is our first book out in ebook format.  Click here to view or purchase –

Story Without Words:  How Did Child Abuse Break My Mother?

It lists for $2.99 and can be read by Amazon Prime customers without charge.

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NOTE:  I am still stuck with this new version of the blog’s posting page that I do not like and cannot get out of.  It has refused to post or include my chosen tags:

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+WHEN IT COMES TO PLACE — AND TIME

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Sunday, June 7, 2015.  During the daytime hours of most of my productive time I am attentively and intensely involved with the brain-mind-self growth and development of a very smart and active nearly 3 year old who is acquiring language and the ability to communicate with self and others at warp speed.  I counted last week and found the average is an interruption requiring ME by my grandson every 7 seconds.  One time this pattern allowed me 15 seconds to my own thoughts!

I cannot do more than note alerts to very important and fascinating research that continues to come my way.  I have created a folder in my email account to store these in –  that I named —  “Study this Later” and later is months away from now!  Otherwise these tapestry threads will disappear over the waterfall of my life to be gone forever.  Or so I fear.

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I can’t remember if I have already posted this:

Missing Link Found Between Brain, Immune System, MedicalXpress.com

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.

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This comes from another site and is important to me:

Epigenetic changes in the developing brain changes behavior #SurfaceYourRealSelf

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This is another one and I believe the free-of-charge option remains available;

A message from Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk:

Having witnessed breakthrough results in the treatment of trauma, abuse and neglect with neurofeedback, I’m asking for your help.

For so many traumatized children and adults, neurofeedback remains out of reach…

For this reason I have has created a free CE video giving an in-depth discussion of the promising way to rewire the brain — through neurofeedback.

You’ll learn what neurofeedback is, how we study it, and see the remarkable results that we’ve obtained thus far.

I’ll also tell you why right now, neurofeedback is not eligible for insurance reimbursement and what you and I, together, can do about that.

I appreciate your dedication to improving trauma treatment and committing yourself so much to the mental health profession.

Please, enjoy my free CE seminar — and share with your colleagues to help me get the word out.

Best,
Bessel van der Kolk

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This is so INCREDIBLE on the power of empathy!!

He Snarled At Everyone Who Went Near His Cage. But When THIS Woman Comes Along? UNBELIEVABLE!

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On neuro treatments for anxiety:

NETmindbody – An Explanation of NET

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Well, I am disappointed but not surprised that I do not see the links I thought I saved on the topic that MOST caught my attention – THE NEUROSCIENCE OF PLACE

I can locate information via online search for “neuroscience place” – and here are a few links to what shows up there:

Place Cells, Grid Cells, and the Brain’s Spatial Representation System

The place of human psychophysics in modern neuroscience

A Strange Place: Dissecting the Neuroscience Nobel Prize

Neuroscience: Internal compass puts flies in their place

Methods of Behavior Analysis in Neuroscience. 2nd edition.  Chapter 4 — Conditioned Place Preference

And a special topic for me:

Judging Beauty in Places, Faces

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All this to say, I can at present accomplish to more than to point out some points that send the compass of my mind into excited swirling!!  I do believe that trauma, and especially early relationship trauma, ALL childhood trauma, is somehow involved in alterations related to these topics.

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Here is our first book out in ebook format.  Click here to view or purchase –

Story Without Words:  How Did Child Abuse Break My Mother?

It lists for $2.99 and can be read by Amazon Prime customers without charge.

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Leave a Comment »

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NOTE:  I am still stuck with this new version of the blog’s posting page that I do not like and cannot get out of.  It has refused to post or include my chosen tags:

adult attachment disordersadult reactive attachment disorderanxiety disorders,borderline motherborderline personality disorderbrain developmentchild abuse,depression,derealizationdisorganized disoriented insecure attachment disorder,dissociation,dissociative identity disorderempathyinfant abusePosttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),protective factorsPTSDresiliencyresiliency factorsrisk factorsshame