Deep Release for Body and Soul

Memory Reconsolidation and the Alexander Technique

Robin Ticic & Elise Kushner

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… During the Alexander session, Belle’s hands were on Victoria’s neck. As she focused on those sensations and the feeling of moving her neck, all at once the body memory of feeling strangled became activated and entered Victoria’s conscious awareness. And yet she felt utterly safe in Belle’s loving hands, and felt absolutely safe in letting down her guard. On the nonverbal level of body knowledge and emotional meaning, this was a vivid mismatch of Victoria’s learnings and expectations that “Someone touching my neck means that person intends to put my life in jeopardy” and “I must protect my neck by always holding it firmly under my control.” At that moment of disconfirmation, those learnings lost their chokehold on Victoria, literally as well as figuratively…

 

Robin Ticic is Director of Training for the Coherence Psychology Institute. She is a trauma therapist in private practice near Cologne, Germany, clinical supervisor for Coherence Therapy, and co-author of Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation. Contact: Robin.Ticic@CoherenceInstitute.org.

Elise Kushner is Assistant Director of Development for the Coherence Psychology Institute. She is a certified coach and trainer in Cologne, Germany, specializing in adult education, interpersonal communication, and coaching competencies for leaders. Contact: Elise.Kushner@CoherenceInstitute.org.


Special Memory Reconsolidation Issue of The Neuropsychotherapist

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UNDERSTANDING MEMORY RECONSOLIDATION 
Bruce Ecker corrects some of the most common misconceptions about memory reconsolidation and its application in clinical practice.
Bruce Ecker

DEEP RELEASE FOR BODY AND SOUL: MEMORY RECONSOLIDATION AND THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
A vivid case study illustrating the memory reconsolidation process in action with the Alexander Technique.
Robin Ticic and Elise Kushner

PROGRESSIVE COUNTING FACILITATES MEMORY RECONSOLIDATION
Progressive counting is a recently developed trauma treatment technique that facilitates memory reconsolidation. Kymberly Lasser and Ricky Greenwald take us through the process using a case example.
Kymberly Lasser & Ricky Greenwald

HOW ENERGY PSYCHOLOGY CHANGES DEEP EMOTIONAL LEARNINGS
Energy psychology is a technique of tapping acupuncture points while exploring distressing memories. David Feinstein explains how this somatic intervention capitalises on memory reconsolidation to resolve traumatic memories
David Feinstein

MEMORY RECONSOLIDATION IN NLP
Bruce Ecker describes how the therapeutic reconsolidation process can be utilised for consistently effective psychotherapy across a range of modalities. Here Bruce looks at a case example using neuro-linguistic programming.
Bruce Ecker

 


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Memory reconsolidation (MR)—a foundational process with the potential, if properly understood, to consistently bring about the kind of transformational change that we look for in the lives of clients—is the subject of this book. Featured in this issue is Bruce Ecker, one of the foremost experts in applying techniques that fulfil the neurobiological requirements to achieve MR in clinical practice. In fact all of the authors in this issue are experts in their respective fields, demonstrating the unifying nature of MR in such diverse therapies as the Alexander technique, energy psychology, neuro-linguistic programming, and progressive counting. Understanding the biological basis of our memory and how it can be modified is the key to effective therapeutic change, especially when emotional memories are driving unwanted symptoms. The content of this special issue has been previously published in The Neuropsychotherapist or the International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy.

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