And what part does neuroscience have in a discussion about our emotions?
Typically, the human body should be able to handle all 'stressors' that it encounters but most of us know that this is not always the case.
Changes in our health; including physical structure and the disruption of the structure functions due to injury and illness can affect our walking, our walking gates, sports injuries all add to the limits of our exercise capacity, which in turn has a dramatic effect on our health and well being
Coupled with this is our negative emotions, our aches and pains, the arguments and clashes with other people that can provoke mental and emotional stress. It would be fantastic that all the emotional conflicts and physical injuries repaired themselves just the same as it does when you cut your finger – which will heal generally all by itself usually without intervention.
When the body is away from balance it is unable to manage external stressors effectively, it cannot heal itself correctly therefore a person's health is usually affected. Kinesiology and Neuro-Training is mostly about bringing the body back into equilibrium so that it can access the innate healing ability. Kinesiology can also be used as an emergency first-aid.
Specialized kinesiology as used in Kinesiology and Neuro-Training: aims to aid the body in healing on its own.
For example, after a stressful week have you noticed a pain in your neck muscles. In addition, a difficult breakup may be related to a song you listed to at the time of this stressful anxiety, you know, the one that seems to stay inside your head for ever (well perhaps not that long), the song that reminds you of the breakup experience.
Neuroscience with Kerry Ressler
We know that our minds carry our emotional stress, but our muscular does too. And the physical attributes like shoulder stiffness, tennis elbow and sore knees and hips we experience are often the emotional experience or a memory associated with the associated negative experience that instead of dissipating naturally and leaving no after effects can stay with us a long time unless the emotional experience is resolved.
In our Neuro-training classes the relationship between the amygdala or limbic system in the brain, and how this translates into our muscle and joint systems, shows how human emotions and memory are present around the body and are “stored” in different organs throughout our bodies.
A Neuro-training practitioner’s work then is all about achieving this “emotional dissipation” in muscles and joints thus giving our muscle and joint system time to get back to their normal function instead of continually compensating and compromising our structure.
Neuro-scientists have shown your body holds onto your past held in your muscles and joints.
According to the late Candace Pert, an expert in neuropharmacology, the "body is your subconscious mind. Our physical body can be changed by the emotions we experience.” Her research reveals the integrated physiology behind emotion-body connection:
“A feeling sparked in our mind-or body-will translate as a peptide being released somewhere. [Organs, tissues, skin, muscle and endocrine glands] all have peptide receptors on them and can access and store emotional information. This means the emotional memory is stored in many places in the body, not just or even primarily, in the brain. You can access emotional memory anywhere in the peptide/receptor network, in any number of ways. I think unexpressed emotions are literally lodged in the body. The real true emotions that need to be expressed are in the body, trying to move up and be expressed and thereby integrated, made whole, and healed.”
Typically, the human body should be able to manage all stressors' (events/emotions this provoke as stress) just the same way as it does when you cut finger heals.
In the event of this emotional stress the body is out of balance its unable to deal with external stressors effectively, if it cannot cure itself properly, a person's health and fitness may be affected.
We mask conclusions regarding every experience we go through; it’s what we have decided upon during the stressful event regarding ourselves and to try and preserve our self-image.
Well you may not accept this:
Some people may really feel this is not a problem or the above statements in this article or the research is not true, as if they never related to it.
This is a denial which again can set up a stress, but in their mind the situation is what it is and it a relationship which was going in a certain direction suddenly changed. The relationship situation may or not be resolved, so it’s now just like a dead end which may affect one or both people here. Some move on and don’t look back. But for others a breakup of this nature can have negative results for years afterward.
There are lots of dead ends in people’s life. These are ongoing to people. Incomplete Business ventures and a whole range of secondary responses attached to this, such as justifications, and people will certainly play these types of out. Justification is a psychological process, but we make use of the emotions as the motivator to continue and try to resolve the resulting and oftern damaging mental processes.
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