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"So when we become polyvagal-informed, we start understanding not only the other person’s response but also our responsibility to smile and have inflection in our voice, to help the person we’re talking to help their body feel safe."Stephen Porges, professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and “Distinguished University Scientist” at Indiana University, where he has created the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium.




Any and all diagnosis can be present on this chart—as psychiatric diagnoses are connected to states being regulated or not regulated. This also explains the idea of states—and the importance of being aware of our states. This awareness can then lead to ways to create resiliency, and the importance cultivating non-trauma states like connection, gratitude, self-compassion, and mindfulness. 

So, in summary Polyvagal theory is a non-pathologizing lens that helps us better understand the nervous system and how it impacts the way we show up in the world, relationally and otherwise. It is critical to bring in this way of seeing as so much of our behavior is more about the physiology in our body rather than any kind of lack of strength or coping strategies. The good news is that we can all work toward improving our resiliency because resiliency is actually learned.

 

Dr. Daniel Amen MD, is a renown psychiatrist, clinical neuroscientist

Dr. Kirk Gair, DC, IDE

Dr. Dan Murphy DC, DABCO 

"A brain Imbalance occurs when the two hemispheres of the brain are not equally developed and/or not communicating properly. 
When the two hemispheres of the brain are not balanced or synchronized, the imbalance interferes with the ability of the brain to share and integrate information. This means the brain cannot function as a whole.
This happens in the early stages of life and can persist in adulthood. The consequence of a brian imbalance is a functional disconnect between parts of the brain that must work together for optimal performance and neurological function.  Each of these pillars of brain development plays an important role in your quality of life.


A brain imbalances always leads to a postural imbalance which is at the core of all injuries and traning plateaus. Ultimately, a brain imbalance can also increase your stress hormones (cortisol), decrease your ability to recuperate, decrease your digestive enzymes, and lower your immune system function."
Dr. Robert Melillo is a world-renowned expert in developmental functional neurology, brain imbalances, hemispheric integration and the diagnosis and correction of most neurobehavioral disorders and learning disabilities. He has graduate degrees in clinical rehabilitation neuropsychology, neurology, neuroscience, and chiropractic. 

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