A safe haven.
Havening Touch is a practice that uses touch to create healing delta ways in the brain. The places where we apply havening have been chosen based on the amount of delta waves they create. The healing these delta waves have to offer is often likened to an “ungluing” of encodings that were “superglued” in place as the amygdala’s response to alarming life experiences.
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Felt sense memories are encoded in the amygdala when special receptors pop up out of the cell membrane:
So often in life, distressing felt-sense memories overtake our system as a way to help us stay alive. It can seem like there’s “no reason why I should be freaking out right now,” but the amygdala’s thorough encoding captured the felt sense memories for you — not just the content (threat) of the alarming situation, but all the smells, emotions, sights, sounds, and tangential content that was never in and of itself a threat.
These felt sense memories are based on changes in the cell membrane — changes that occurred when the alarming event happened. Special receptors popped up from the cell membrane like periscopes and got glued there so you would be on guard when anything similar was detected.
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Delta Waves = Electroceuticals
Encodings: Built to Last
Trauma and stress-induced encodings are meant to stay put indefinitely for you — to protect you — hence the analogy of “super gluing” specific receptors into the cell membrane of the amygdala. When we are in danger and very fast alpha waves sweep through the brain, AMPA receptors pop up out of the cell membrane and get “glued” (phosphorylated) there. Havening touch provides a safe haven for the memory or distress to get activated and then we follow special protocols to ultimately un-glue (dephosphorylate) the receptors, which then recede back down into the cell membrane. You still remember what happened and can tell the story (episodic memory) but the felt sense memory has been removed. The emotional charge, body tightness, etc are gone.
Being around a dog friend increases the levels of oxytocin our brains, bringing us a state of calm. Oxytocin also reduces the delta-beta coupling of brain waves. This delta-beta coupling is associated both the stress hormone cortisol. When we increase delta waves in the brain, they have a profound healing effect. Havening Touch is a practice centered around the healing power of delta waves, and, in this regard, these brainwaves are considered electroceuticals.
“Call Back to Love”
In most cases when you notice something that is imprinted (protectively encoded) with anything other than love, Havening Touch is a quick and lovely way to call this “helpful” imprint back to love.
Havening Touch Resources
Harnessing Electroceuticals to Treat Disorders Arising From Traumatic Stress: Theoretical Considerations Using A Psychosensory Model
Fifteen Minutes to Freedom: The Power and Promise of Havening Techniques
Healing in Your Hands: Self-Havening Practices to Harness Neuroplasticity, Heal Traumatic Stress, and Build Resilience
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