Helping the brain heal from past trauma
Neurological research shows that the early years play a key role in children’s brain development. Early experiences shape early brain development and set the stage for the acquisition of self-regulation skills. The good news is: our brains can heal.
On The Point, we explore why early experiences are so important to forming our identity, with our panel of behavioral health experts. They are: Psychiatrist Marc Whaley, Psychiatrist Jonathan Schwartz, and Social Worker Jenny Putnam. Mindy Todd hosts.
Here's a link to information about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy mentioned on the program. It's a psychotherapy method proven effective in helping people recover from distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.