How PTSD Affects Your Brain

A webinar series.

Bet you didn’t know that the psychological experience of trauma can actually cause neurological changes, did you? Well, it does!

brain-ethan-heinAll this time you’ve been thinking maybe you’re crazy, but there are often scientific reasons for much of your behavior, including increased, diminished and killed brain regions, functions and neurons. Consider the following:

  • Can’t find the words to express your thoughts? That’s because the prefontal lobe (responsible for language) is adversely affected by trauma, which gets in the way of its linguistic function.
  • Can’t regulate your emotions? How could you when the amygdala (responsible for emotional regulation) is in such overdrive that in some PTSD survivors it actually enlarges.
  • Having problem with short-term memory loss? Of course you are: studies show that in some PTSD survivors the hippocampus (responsible for memory and experience assimilation) actually shrinks in volume.
  •  Always feeling frightened no matter what you do? Understandable when your medial prefontal cortex (responsible for regulating emotion and fear responses) doesn’t regulate itself or function properly after trauma.

The Science Behind Your Symptoms, Part 1

Based on research related to my forthcoming book, Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity (W.W. Norton, 2015), this webinar puts you back in the driver’s seat:  With a better understanding of what’s going on in your brain you’ll notice significant changes in how you feel about yourself, how you handle triggers and symptoms, plus how you conceptualize and create your recovery.

Due to a technical malfunction during recording the video was damaged. Instead, download the worksheet here, then listen to the presentation audio below and watch the presentation slides here:

The Science Behind Your Symptoms, Part 2

How trauma affects your brain happens in so many ways that it takes more than one event or one book or one Q&A session to cover it all! That’s exactly why we’re going full force to this webinar. We’ll cover an inside definition of stress, why you get stuck the in the fight/flight/freeze response, plus how flashbacks happen — and what you can do to stop them.

Download the worksheet, then watch the replay…

Reversing How Trauma Affects Your Brain

Based on research related to my forthcoming book, Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity (W.W. Norton, 2015), this webinar is geared toward giving you information about what your brain needs to regain its full functionality. The presentation covers 3 important areas of how you Feed, Flow and Focus your brain. In just about an hour you’ll learn a quick overview of how trauma dysregulates your brain, plus 5 FREE tools to help retrain your brain so that you start reclaiming control today.

Download the worksheet, then watch the replay…