How Does It Work?


How Does It Work?

Dealing With Depression.

The Problem:

Everyone has the ability to resolve the cause of emotional problems, however most people don’t realize it. Physically, our body “automatically” attends to all sorts of healing after we are injured. Our mind has the same ability to rebalance emotionally stressful situations, but sometimes the stress is too much. We may try many things to right the wrong but sometimes we just get “stuck” so we need some help.

The Subconscious is designed to protect us and in doing this, it has done its job well. It sometimes buries the problem because otherwise we could not cope with it. But over time, things happen later that trace back by way of an affect bridge to an original “encoded feeling memory” and hidden feelings begin to affect us (symptoms like depression) to let us know that something needs attention.

Your health will breach at your Weakest Point.

The Solution – Session Work:

By the use of words that transport ideas and especially those words charged with “feeling”, your subconscious uses its natural ability to always “search for meaning” by way of a Trans-derivational Search and start to search for the problem. (TDS is a method we utilize all the time to access our stored memories and learnings and without even being consciously aware that we are doing it).

Once the problem is located, the subconscious is asked to view the situation from an adult’s point of view, or a “now to then” point of view and make the adjustments necessary to create positive and lasting change. This occurs automatically and no matter what the conscious mind is doing. This unique method of therapy helps you to use your own built in balancing mechanism to relieve a number of symptoms having an ”underlying feeling cause”.

Affectology has been designed to work in a limited 3 segmented program. More information on this in Are You Suited to This Approach?

How Emotions and Feelings Effect the Body:

With the study of neuroscience we know that the amygdala and hippocampus are the primary regions of the “limbic brain system” where feelings and emotional reactive information memory are stored. The limbic system is responsible for the messages that are sent through the nervous system to every cell, organ and every other system in the body. The role of the neocortex in generating thought is relatively slower in comparison to the limbic brain and subsequently is almost always hijacked by the immediate operation of the limbic-feeling-system.

So, we more often than not react with our feelings to something before we “consciously” and rationally think about it.

Experiencing Stress or Threat:

When we experience a stressful event, we utilize the bodies inborn and automatic balancing mechanism, the Autonomic Nervous System, which initially prepares us to fight or flee the stress/threat via the sympathetic stage, then finally returns us to balance via the para-sympathetic stage once the stress is over. It is then that we “should” return to our natural balanced state of well-being, or homeostasis.

The ANS (or visceral nervous system) acts as a control system, maintaining homeostasis in the body. These activities are generally performed without conscious control. The ANS affects heart rate, digestion, respiration rate, salivation, perspiration, diameter of the pupils, urination, and sexual arousal. Whereas most of its actions are involuntary, some, such as breathing, work in tandem with the conscious mind.

It should be noted that the autonomic nervous system is always working. It is NOT only active during “fight or flight”. Rather, the autonomic nervous system acts to maintain normal internal functions and works with the somatic nervous system. It can be divided by subsystems into the parasympathetic nervous system and sympathetic nervous system.

Whether it is a mild or severe stressful event, what physically happens in the body are the following reactions, (to some extent). Most of these reactions you will recognise;

Sympathetic Stage of the ANS: The brain automatically gets ready to fight or flee and the breathing becomes heavier, the heart beats faster, blood pressure rises, there is muscle tension, the pupils dilate and glucose and adrenaline are released to provide energy to the muscles just to name a few of the imbalances. At this time there is an emotional, physical and stressful imbalance on the whole of the body.


Para-Sympathetic Stage of the ANS: Once the threat/stress has passed, we “should” come back into balance (homeostasis) as the breathing slows down, nerves settle, the heart rate and blood pressure decreases etc. However, depending on how we “perceive” a threat/stress, there can be a negative encoding into our subconscious mind that puts us out of balance and effects the way we feel and react to certain situations from then on.

BUT, any “learned” uncomfortable feelings can be RE-learned and that is what Affectology is all about.

Affectology is aimed at helping many people. It is for people who feel that there is “something” inside of them that is holding them back from achieving their true potential, it is also for suicide prevention and if you can relate to this concept, maybe it’s for you.

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