Psychotherapy and Quantum Field Theory (QFT) Page 5

Cerebellum (little brain)

Three brains in one

Interoceptive body maps

Sensory input and motor output divided between hemispheres

Brain components

Corpus callosum

Largest tract in the brain

Cerebral hemispheres

  • Cerebral hemispheres - the two sections of the cortex on the left and right sides of the brain.
  • Corpus Callosum - thick band of neurons that connects the right and left cerebral hemispheres

“Neurons that fire together wire together” Donald Hebb

“Neurons that fire together wire together” Donald Hebb

Example of extreme neglect

Borderline personality disorder

  • Often presents with co-morbid PTSD or developmental trauma disorder
  • Patients’ amygdalae deactivated
  • Reduced pain sensitivity
  • Hence repeated non-suicidal self injury (NSSI)

Dissociative subtype

  • Complex neural network involved
  • Top-down memory suppression occurs involving brain structures:
    • Dorsolateral/ventrolateral PfC
    • Anterior cingulate cortex
    • Presupplementary motor area
    • Dorsal premotor cortex
    • Intraparietal sulcus
    • Right putamen
    • Hippocampal inhibition bilaterally

Horowitz and impact of events scale

  • State of intrusive feelings and compulsive actions
  • State of denial with emotional numbing and constricted ideation
  • Thus over or under modulation of affective response to traumatic stress
  • Emotional reprocessing is overwhelmed by extreme traumatic input