In the past few days I have had the good fortune of speaking and networking with several experts in the field neurophysiology regarding neuroplasticity and the effects crated by adverse childhood experiences...and how we chronically perpetuate them . You can Google Dr. Robert Scaer, Dr. Stephen Levine, Dr. Rick Oldfield and Dr. Allen Musgrave to see their work. I am still processing the great volume of knowledge I have learned from speaking with these men but I wanted to share this simple wisdom: Trauma: “Any experience with a perceived negative consequence along with a perceived helplessness” The more often this happens the more neural pathways are created that cause an excitory over response. The more neural pathways this creates the higher potential for it to be expressed into the body. These experts state that regressions in memory reinforce these negative pathways. They say part of the treatment is to stay in present day mindfulness to discover our beliefs, behaviors and actions that reinforce these old neuro-pathways. Revisiting the painful emotions elicits the same biochemical reactions as the first occurrence and reinforces the old patterns.