Birth Trauma and Behavior Change for Adults

Has Individual Counseling failed you?   (return to home page)

Photo of woman on beach holding head in hand suffering from birth trauma

Are you trapped in the “destructive behavior cycle?”

  • Feel discouraged or disappointed in yourself or in life
  • Have the therapies you’ve tried up to this point failed?
  • Create impossible or unrealistic goals
  • Are frequently confused, lost, or defensive
  • Flicker in and out of staying focused and lose your way
  • Turn to sex or substances to take the pressure off, or bring “insight”
  • Are you frequently angry?
  • Is your relationship with your spouse or work suffering?

Worried Woman under black cloudThe key is breaking the worry/analysis/response cycle. Excessive mental analysis, excessive worry, or even meditative stillness can rob the life force needed for change. 

I am confident you are smart enough. But, early experience sets up habits or “behavior rhythms” in the primitive brain. These happen before we can think, and they repeat under stress. Nothing interrupts the primitive brain’s insistence that it is “right and accurate.” We revert to these rhythms and the worry/analysis/response cycle starts. It is driven by the brain, and needs to be felt and understood in order to change.

 

How do I get to Normal?

The answer is to first understand your early imprints and how your brain responds to modern day stressors based on early events. Precognitive events, called implicit memories, are stored in the file cabinet of your brain. These imprints color your perception and drive the very behaviors you are trying to change.

The pain in your brain is fear

Early fears based on a perceived lack of protection or support during early experience lurk in the body memory. Healing happens when we confront and resolve them. Fear links behavior, and we don’t change because we are afraid to feel the fear underneath. The fear remains trapped in the brain. What to do?

Bad behaviors are inner stories trying to be told. They test you to see if you will listen rather than escape from discomfort. Escaping creates self-abandonment and forces the primitive brain back into its’ habits. You feel like you “have to” do that behavior, and it is “smart” to do so. Nothing could be further from the truth.

 

Learn to listen to Birth Trauma and Early Experience

Get Professional Help that treats at the level

We Can Help You

“Change Your Brain to Change the Pain”

Here are five things you can do to interrupt the destructive behavior cycle that leads to obsession or procrastination.  We can help you heal it.

  1. When upset, stop in your tracks and breathe
  2. Avoid your normal response
  3. Listen for sensation and befriend it
  4. Slow down your thought process and allow the wave of worry to pass
  5. Learn to identify and break the destructive behavior cycle in a controlled supportive environment

Breaking the Destructive Behavior Cycle

In our practice we’ve rescued couples, individuals, and careers, and had success in breaking this cycle. Our treatment methods include:

  1. Identify the destructive “early identity” beliefs
  2. Bring your deep-seated fears to the surface “I am unloveable, you will leave me, if I only work harder, I don’t deserve to”
  3. Help your brain regulate sensation and respond normally
  4. Acknowledge emotions and link those emotions to early needs for protection and connection.
  5. Metabolize through the body the early event so the brain relaxes

We do this protocol in a structured environment that develops the special skills you need to stabilize and enjoy life’s challenges

Here’s what people are saying about our services:

“iI am not really sure how Annie does it, but she looks at the whole person, the body, their behaviors, and spirit. Taking all into consideration, she is able to get to the cause of their pain.”

Begin Your Path To Recovery

  • Commitment of 10 months, 3/sessions/month plus progress evaluations (45 hours)
  • Attend one hour Skype or phone progress evaluation (every 2 months)
  • Send in simple email progress notes between sessions
  • Stay with the process and address difficulties in person
  • Be open to feedback and support
  • Read educational materials provided around shock and trauma

The first step in getting relief is contacting us today!

Call: 303-530-1503 or 720-839-4332
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Email subject line: Adult Birth Trauma Recovery