(Workbook Page 57)
The goal is to restore the balance between soothing and stimulating. Every process in the body is set up to have it’s own regulation, it’s own check and balance system. In any disease, the balance in one or many systems is disrupted. This leads to pain and dysfunction. In order to work properly, the body has to right itself. It has to work it’s way back to a place where the paired processes function as they should. This is known as homeostasis and it exists as a wide range, rather than a precise target.
Review the text on page 57 of the Neuroplastic Transformation workbook. It addresses the issue of release of calming neurotransmitters to restore balance in the limbic emotional and pain processing region of the brain. Using pain, anxiety and depression as signals to consciously self-soothe is an important strategy to restore balance to the brain and to a person’s life.