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RAPID Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback to REPAIR Trauma Response

In this post I’ll share with how to rapidly repair your trauma response in real-time using heart rate variability. Follow the steps till the end and you’ll find that the exercise works not only for trauma but is deeply beneficial for navigating every day threats such dealing with traffic, getting impatient when someone is running late…

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The REAL reason the Unconscious holds you back

When you look deep into eyes of another and don’t see your own beauty reflected back – you know that the unconscious is holding you back. These unconscious behaviours are making every attempt to remain un-seen, putting up walls and keeping people at arms length. To be clear – the unconscious is not made up…

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The INSANE Truth about Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma when unspoken, remains trapped in time. Adverse childhood experiences reduces life expectancy by 20 years. Childhood trauma magnifies dysfunctional relationships. Question is – should we be paying attention to experiences that the brain has tried so desperately to cover up? If you looked at the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) score – nearly half…

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Outsource thinking to the subconscious

When identical twin Brenton Gurney, 38, spoke to me about having a premonitions when his brother was in a life threatening situation, I did not think much of it.      Brenton had come to our brain research lab to undergo a series of psychological and cognitive tests including EEG and MRI. While I was…

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End of an Affair

There was no tragedy, only the unavoidable. Why then, during all this time do I beseech? The question conflicts with the mind. The answer appears without it. You only know yourself when you go beyond your limits. In a fraction of a second, you can become noone. And this being something new, can lead to an adventure…

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Instinct – Find It In You

Please note – words in bold are explained in the glossary section below. Since the moment the Animal is born in the Wilderness, it is subjected to the laws of nature. In order to survive, the Animal discovers that it has been granted a musculo-skeletal structure. By instinct, the Animal starts moving towards food. The Animal uses its senses…

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The Awakening – Tarzan to Neo

In 1971, Mr. Ian Waterman, age 19 at the time, had a spontaneous autoimmune reaction.  3 days later IW woke up in hospital and came to the shocking realization that he had “lost his body”. IW was diagnosed with Deafferentation – a complete loss of proprioceptive feedback (a background process constantly updating the position of our body in space). Over…

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Lucy – Flirting with Reality?

The recent movie – Lucy invites a Paradigm shift. The movie dwells on some neuroscientifcally bewildering possibilities. The movie relies on the fact that humans use 10% of the capacity of their brains. The movie then follows the character “Lucy” who progressively unlocks 100% of her brain capacity. Here I explore some of the mind-blowing concepts from the movie –…

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Divine Schedule

Once the inward journey is complete, its time for the outward journey to begin. In today’s goal oriented societies, it is often a pragmatic obsession to have defined order, to schedule, to calculate your best options and to set goals to strive for. However, fixating on plans and constructs that define your path, give you…

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