WHY PSYCHOLOGY MATTERS
Psychology matters on the most primal level simply because you are a human being with a nervous system.
GET TO KNOW YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM
Threatening stimuli include things inside of you like symptoms and outside of you like natural disasters. It especially includes the behavior of other people. Most of the threats we encounter in our lives our in reaction to other people. Therefore, it’s important to understand how our nervous system works in our relationships, specifically in relation to our physiological symptoms.
KNOWLEDGE IS EMPOWERMENT
While you do not have conscious control of your symptoms, you have the ability to change how you engage with and respond to your symptoms. You also have the ability to how the nervous system works in general and more specifically how your individual nervous system works. Understanding your unique nervous system gives you the knowledge, empowerment, and tools to work with, not against, your body, helping you to better cope with your symptoms and gain new insight into what your mind and body are doing so you can develop treatment plan that heals your body.
KNOWLEDGE THROUGH EXPERIENCE AND INSIGHT, NOT INTELLECT
Many patients find themselves asking, “Why do I have this physiological problem?” Attempting to answer a why question brings you into your intellect or the frontal lobe of our brain. This part of our brain is capable of forming logical and rational analyses and explanations for phenomena of which we are aware but does not increase our awareness itself. Working more directly with the nervous system cultivates insight, widening your scope so that you can be aware of that which you are not yet aware. When you widen your scope, new information becomes available. You can then use this information to seek out and have new experiences that promote healing.
GENERATE INSIGHT, STIMULATE HEALING
“Problems cannot be solved on the level on which they were created.”