Watch this fascinating Rapid Resolution Therapy session and follow-up video of a 9/11 survivor who experienced severe trauma symptoms for years. Be sure to watch the follow-up session at the 10:30 minute point in the video.
We will be discussing this video and the neuroscience that makes it work.
Here are some other videos & slides I use in the workshop.
Pedophile Priest Claims “it was like a game…my nephew didn’t object….”
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford use of memory science
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford excerpts
How the Brain Stores Memory
Dr. Pat Ogden Describes Implicit Memory
Explicit Memory: Semantic and Episodic
Key Concepts to be defined and discussed:
- Memory Continuum
- Polyvagal Theory
- Sympathetic-Parasympathetic Nervous System
- Defense Circuitry
- Habits & Reflexes
- “Bottom-Up” Brain Processes
- Tonic & Collapsed Mobility
- Implicit & Explicit Memory
- Memory Processes: Encoding, Storage, Retrieval
- Central and Peripheral Details
- Mind-Body Therapy Integrative Methods
- 100 Billion Neurons
- Brain makes new neural connections through the stimulation of ideas, feelings and actions (learning)
- Information transmitted through the neurons and neural networks
Jim Hopper, Phd
Amnesia for childhood sexual abuse is a condition.
The existence of this condition is beyond dispute.
Repression is merely one explanation– often a confusing and misleading one –
for what causes the condition of amnesia.
Some people sexually abused in childhood will have periods of amnesia for their abuse, followed by experiences of delayed recall.
A national sample of 500 psychologists were asked whether they had been abused as children and, if so, whether they had ever forgotten some or all of the abuse*
- 24% reported childhood abuse (120 & 25,440 nationally)
- Of the 24% reporting abuse,
- 40% reported a period of forgetting (48 & 10,160 nationally)
- Major findings were that (a) both sexual and nonsexual abuse were subject to periods of forgetting
- The most frequently reported factor related to recall was being in therapy
- 50% of those who reported forgetting also reported corroboration of the abuse
- Reported forgetting was not related to gender or age of the respondent but was related to severity of the abuse.
*Shirley Feldman-Summers & Kenneth S. Pope: https://kspope.com/therapistas/amnesia1.php
Stephen Porges Polyvagal Theory
Jean Martin Charcot, late 19th Century