Shift Paradigms

Remove blocks. Gain Insight. Become the master of yourself. 

Shifting paradigms means first understanding the one in which you and your nervous system are operating. My method draws on models of traditional psychology and adds in advances in neuropsychobiology -- the biology of consciousness and mental functioning.

Using a holistic, "treat the cause, not the symptom" framework, and drawing on decades of scientific data from expert psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and therapists, we embark on a new way of understanding the brain, mind and emotions. 

 

This is not traditional talk therapy - it is integrative neuropsychology.  We use the knowledge and wisdom of brain/mind/body to access the core issue, relieving you of the personal burden, removing the narrative "If I only were strong enough, good enough, smart enough," and rewiring your nervous system at the deepest level.

In addition to removing disruptive symptoms, this method works wonders for mental focus and fluidity.  As the Lead Facilitator at 40 Years of Zen, an intensive neurofeedback program in Seattle, I’ve spent hundreds of hours teaching and coaching high performers, top executives, and professional bio-hackers how to utilize their will more effectively.  As a result, they experience greater emotional intelligence, more joy and expansion in brain bandwidth.

 

Signs that you may benefit from a paradigm shift:

You experience feelings of:

anxiety, angst, depression, emptiness, nervousness, mental fog and fatigue

often with no explanation.

You feel an inability to:

control or regulate emotional responses

to innocuous stimuli. 

 

You find yourself overreacting or under-reacting to triggers in your life.

You feel a lack of purpose in your life.

You feel out of control regarding your feelings, emotions and your behavior.

 

You have a sense that you do not know who you are or how you feel.

Self-Regulation: The Key to Cognitive Performance, Emotional Intelligence, Self-Mastery

No single process in the human body occurs without the nervous system knowing about it.  From life-sustaining processes like breathing to figuring out advanced scientific problems, our very own internal computer is working nonstop. Yet many healthcare providers and patients take for granted this underlying system which sets the tone for it all - your hormones, immune function, energy production, you name it.
Nervous system dysregulation is at the root of many chronic illnesses and mental health issues.  This is why stress continues to be the biggest problem threatening optimal health, and yet most people go about their lives unaware that the majority of their "stress" is actually not from the outside, or external factors, rather it is created by how their nervous system is wired to react to the outside.
 
  To heal your nervous system you must first understand the way in which it is currently imbalanced.  Applying models from psychology and neuroscience, we enter the world of neuropsychobiology: the interplay between the brain, consciousness, and behavior.  Using a holistic, "treat the cause, not the symptom" framework, and drawing on decades of scientific research, we embark on a new way of understanding the brain, mind, emotions and cognitive performance. 
Traditional talk therapy, while incredibly useful to understand our issues, for many does not lead to a real change in feeling. Through research we know that there are deep areas of the brain which hold our core beliefs, addictions, and fundamental orientation to the world, which are are only accessed through somatic (body) practices, which can be accessed through modalities such as heart rate variability and somatic experiencing. This new model relieves the patient of the burden of the narrative "If I only were strong enough, good enough, smart enough." It teaches you how your nervous system is wired (your neuroadaptive response), so you can rewire the system at the deepest level.
 
 
Signs that you may have a dysregulated nervous system:
You experience anxiety, angst, depression, nervousness, mental fog and/or fatigue often with no stimulus or explanation.
You feel an inability to control or regulate your emotional responses to innocuous stimuli. 
You find yourself over-reacting or under-reacting to events in your life.
You feel there is a lack of purpose in your life.
You have a sense that you do not know how you feel.