Brain Overview by Dr. Laritta Paolini

The brain is a plastic and vulnerable organ, continually changing by experience. Traumatic experience can change how the brain reacts even to everyday activities.

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The Fight Flight Freeze Response

The “fight or flight response” is our body’s automatic and primitive, inborn response that prepares the body to “fight” or “flee” from perceived attack, harm or threat to our survival. Sometimes, though, we perceive threat or harm when in reality, things are totally fine.

This video by Braive AS explains how FFF-responses work, what it does to our body and mind, and how to deal with it.

What is Chronic Pain

New evidence based approaches to chronic pain management.

Why Things Hurt – Lorimer Moseley

Why do we hurt?

Do we actually experience pain, or is it merely illusion?

In this video, Lorimer Moseley explores these questions, and position the pain that we feel as our bodies’ way of protecting us from damaging tissues further. He also looks at what this might mean for those who suffer from chronic pain.

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans – Daniel Amen

In this riveting speech given at TEDxOrangeCoast, Dr. Daniel Amen introduces the most important lesson he and colleagues have learned from looking at 83,000 brain scans. “After 22 years and 83,000 brain scans… the single most important lesson my colleagues and I have learned is that you can change people’s brains. And when you do, you literally change their life.”

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