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Neuroplasticity and connectivity between the Left and Right hemisphere

Neuroplasticity and connectivity between the Left and Right hemisphere

The connectivity between the left and the right hemispheres is an important factor of personal growth, psychological growth and mental heath wellbeing. Psychological health is related to proper balance of inhibition, activation and integration between the left and the right hemispheres. Psychological disorders moreover occur if there is no integration between the two hemispheres. 

The treatment of a STARTTS’ client had its theoretical base in  Neurogenesis or “Neural Darwinism”.  S.Freud studied the neuron theory in his1895 work Project for a Scientific Psychology and wrote: “one of the first comprehensive neuroscientific models to integrate brain and mind” (Norman Doidge, The Brain That Changes Itself, p. 223). In his research paper, Freud understood the capacity of neurons to establish new connections throughout the brain therefore anticipating Hebb’s law: “neurons that fire together wire together.”

The treatment of another STARTTS’ client was based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. The way thoughts had been applied to the client’s feelings and behaviour – identifying faulty thinking (cognitive distortions) that are causing the problems – were analysed throughout the treatment.  Mindfulness, in addition, highlighted the principles of clear-mindedness (in-the-present-moment) in paying attention to self-observational technique (viewing self without criticism or judgment).  

Areas of Interest / Categories: STARTTS 2009


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