superior olivary nucleus
anterior THALAMIC nuclei
cortex of cingulate gyrus
dorsal tegmental nucleus
cortex of frontal lobe
dorsal medial THALAMIC nucleus
medial forebrain bundle
AMYGDALAconnects directly to the ENTOHINAL CORTEX AMYGDALA connects directly to the DORSOMEDIAL NUCLEUS OF THE THALAMUS
RAPHE NUCLI = MEDIAL PORTION OF THE RETICULAR FORMATION
ANTERIOR RAPHESPINAL TRACT
LATERAL RAPHESINAL TRACT
stored in the blood platelets
BECAUSE OF THESE SHARED PATHWAYS
OUR SIGNATURE MASSAGES TO GO
TARGET THE AMYGDALA * AND IT’S HOMEOSTATIC BALANCE OF CORTISOL TARGET THE PITUITARY AND THE HOMEOSTATIC BALANCE OF BETA ENDORPHINS
BECAUSE OUR EARS
CONNECT DIRECTLY TO THE BRAINSTEM
SOUND AFFECTS THE
SYSTEMS OF HOMEOSTASIS
WITH THE HYPOTHALAMUS
Our Signature Massage
does NOT stimulate
WHOLE BRAIN SYNCHRONIZATION
which creates an
It is not a
It is a
utilizing our body's
built in mechanisms
to heal itself.
There are two stress responses, one for short term stress and one for long term stress.
Acute Stress and the SAM sympathomedullary system.
1. Immediate stress causes the hypothalamus to arouse the sympathetic branch of the
autonomic nervous system.
2. This stimulates the adrenal medulla of the adrenal gland which releases adrenaline and noradrenalin into the blood stream.
3. This results in increased blood pressure and heart rate; decreases in digestion;
tense muscles, increase in perspiration and breathing rate.
4. This results in the fight or flight response.
If the stressor is chronic (long term e.g. more that a couple of hours),
the second system comes into play.
Chronic Stress and the HPA (Hypothalamic, Pituitary, Adrenal ) axis.
1. The hypothalamus releases CRH (Corticotrophin releasing hormone) which
stimulates the anterior pituitary gland.
2. This causes the pituitary gland to release a hormone called adrenocorticotropic
3. This travels through the blood stream and stimulates the adrenal cortex (the
outside of the adrenal glands) to produce corticosteroids such as cortisol.
4. This ensures a steady supply of blood sugar for continued energy by converting fat
and protein. These are released into the bloodstream as fatty acids and glucose
which are associated with immunosupression and stress related illness.
Areas of the ‘social brain’.
A set of brain regions are commonly co-activated across a range of social tasks:
the medial and ventromedial prefrontal cortex, the posterior cingulate/precuneus, the amygdala and anterior hippocampus, the anterior temporal lobes, the posterior superior temporal sulcus and temporo-parietal junction, the lateral portion of the fusiform gyrus, the left inferior frontal gyrus, somatosensory and anterior intraparietal cortices, and the anterior insula .
These are often referred to collectively as the ‘social brain’ [Frith and Frith, 2007; Olson et al., 2007; Blakemore, 2008; Adolphs, 2009; Mitchell, 2009].
RECEIVED THIS: Thought you might like to know, I used the Core Alignment & Stress Free with one of my non-verbal clients with autism on Thursday.Within the 2 hours I worked with him, I saw him do things he has never done before. He counted to 8! Very difficult to understand, as articulation needs work, but never has he counted at all. He did it several times throughout the session.
The mom was stunned & so excited!
He also sang some new songs he had never sung before. The only change was adding Core Alignment. I have been using Stress Free for a while, but this was the first time I was able to get him to tolerate wearing the headphones. He did the Core for 20 min & we played Stress for the remainder of the session in the background! PLEASE PASS THIS ON. THIS IS THE 3RD NONVERBAL CHILD WITH AUTISM THAT HAS SPOKEN.