How I work
In case of negative experiences, your entire system is affected. Root work, also called the bottom-up process, takes into consideration that we have deeper parts or systems in the brain that are focused on survival. To heal, we need to address these systems, which means emotions and bodily sensations, not just thoughts.
With the help of hypnosis, hypnotherapy, EMDR, trauma-informed coaching, energy work and practical coaching, we can access old programming and thus your whole way of thinking, feeling, and acting in life. Hypnosis slows down your brain waves and helps you enter the operating system, where emotionally conditioned and unwanted subconscious programs are stored. This is where we can get to the bottom of your problems and create new healthy programs that support you in life. Research shows that hypnosis dampens the neurological information in your thinking brain (prefrontal cortex) and the energy moves down into the limbic system, the seat of memories and old programming that controls your emotions, reactions, and sensations in your body. EMDR is an effective method for trauma to safely connect with memories, images, thoughts, feelings and sensations, reduce the emotional charge in these negative memories and help the brain's processing system sort and heal the events.
When difficult things happen
Sometimes when negative things happen and our system becomes overwhelmed, our brain and body become too flooded with impressions to be able to process and organize the sensations, feelings, and thoughts that arise in that situation. When this happens, the negative event can "get stuck" and our inner processing system can't put it to the acts. Symptoms that old negative events are stuck can be anger, impulsivity, feeling completely shut down, emotionally overwhelmed, ruminating thoughts, worry and anxiety, stress, insecurity, sadness, depression, being on guard and not being able to relax, inability to concentrate...
The brain and body can hide beliefs, feelings, and strategies so deeply that they are not accessible with a cognitive approach such as talk therapy/coaching. This is what I call old programming that exists in the subconscious and that governs how you feel today, how you react to things and you approach life.
Bottom-up processing creates access to the body and emotions to help move the material that is stuck and to give the brain and the body's natural processing systems a boost. While traditional talk therapy/coaching is based on conversation (top-down), we use hypnosis (bottom-up) and EMDR (bottom-up) to explore what happens in the emotions and body when we explore the problem. Not only using logic and understanding, but also bringing the body and emotions into the session gives us a whole new world of information about how we hold on to past events. Consciously accessing the emotions and the body not only gives us information about the problem, but also a road map to healing.
The bottom-up process considers that we have deeper parts or systems in the brain that are focused on survival. That protects us from negative experiences by stopping us in certain situations, no matter how frustrating it is for us, that navigates via life experiences and saves information from past events to make faster choices in future situations.
When these systems detect something interpreted as a danger (real or imagined), the brain's alarm system activates, instantly hijacks our "thinking brain," puts it in offline mode before we realize it, and prepares us for fight, flight, or freeze to protect us. We are submerged in a cocktail of neuropeptides that create a quick reaction to threats. Adrenaline and cortisol act like a tidal wave, hijacking our logical and rational thoughts and allowing our emotions to steer us into action. These systems recall earlier negative experiences to anticipate and prevent life's unexpected twists from taking us by surprise. These systems also record memories of behaviors that created positive or unpleasant experiences, what we call emotions, and then guide us toward what favors our survival.
What many people don't realize is that stressful memories and negative experiences in life are stacked on top of each other, until we reach a limit when we can't manage our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors anymore.
It's not all in your head
When we have negative experiences, different parts of the brain can kick in and establish different strategies for us to cope and survive. If a negative experience is stuck in the processing system, we need to help the system get into balance. The problem is usually not only in the head, but also in the body as emotions and physical sensations. Your entire system will be affected. Some problems therefore cannot be thought away, past by or through. It is not so simple that thoughts create emotions and physical sensations in the body. Instead, it is a flow both from top to bottom and from bottom to top in the system. Thoughts can give rise to emotions, but also vice versa. Even the body can be reminded of something and send a warning signal up to the brain to act.
Instead, we work on the basis that when you have negative experiences, your entire system is affected. That the automatic defense responses and reaction patterns that are stuck and seem impossible for you to get in order have not so much to do with the front parts of the brain that are connected to mind and intellect, but more with deeper parts of the brain that control emotions, reactions, and sensations in the body.
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Dr. Bruce Lipton explains how your programming originates and what hypnosis really is.