MNRI for Trauma & PTSD
I'm an adult who has experienced trauma and/or PTSD, would MNRI ® benefit me in any way?
Absolutely! According to the American Psychiatric Association, PTSD is defined as “a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.” APA also states that PTSD is reported to effect on average 1 out of every 11 people in their lifetime. In addition, individuals suffering from PTSD may not have experienced trauma first hand: “PTSD could occur in an individual learning about the violent death of a close family. It can also occur as a result of repeated exposure to horrible details of trauma such as police officers exposed to details of child abuse cases”.
The MNRI® method for addressing Post-Trauma and PTSD is a gentle, rapid and effective intervention modality that restores the integrity of the primary motor reflex patterns and drastically improves the course of recovery from traumatic stresses.
What does this mean? We utilize a non-revictimizing treatment approach that aims at re-establishing nervous system resilience for handling stress. As current research on PTSD has demonstrated, stress damages the subcortical structures of the brain resulting in automatic behaviors which cannot be affected by conscious processes like thinking and talking about thinking. Improvement in the control of impulsive reactions and overall resilience of the nervous system is less likely without direct work on the function of the Fear Paralysis Reflex pattern (the reflex most affected by trauma). The Fear Paralysis Reflex pattern, when serving for protection, helps to alleviate overactive territorial and self-preservation responses by reducing overwork in midbrain functions. Also called the Startle Reflex, the Fear Paralysis Reflex pattern is triggered by a sensory stimulus such as a sudden or loud sound, unexpected flash, or uncomfortable touch.
MNRI® is a tool that helps a person emerge quickly and safely from post-traumatic stress while at the same time ‘teaches’ the neurophysiological circuits how to maximize long-term survival and brain potential. This intervention modality is effective in changing neurophysiological issues that result in automatic responses like increased heart rate and blood pressure that are found in those affected by PTSD.
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