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It seemed that many of you connected with yesterday's info so let's go deeper . Sigmund Freud said that to heal emotional or psychological trauma we need to make what is in our subconscious mind , haunting us , we need to make that concious . All of his therapies and most of the different psychological techniques are really about this. But what are the traumas that are subconscious ? How do they get there? What are these childhood repressed memories that he spoke of? To answer this we need to first understand how we form memories. We have many different types of memories but , there are really 2 major subsets . Explicit or declarative memories and Implicit or nondeclarative . Explicit are conscious memories , any memory that you can recall anything you remember learning is a explicit memory. Implicit are subconscious memories , anything you learned that you don't remember learning like social skills , understanding what Happy or sad is and how to recognize emotions on others. These are all implicit memories , most of these form in the first 3-6 years of life in the right brain. The right brain becomes more active and develops earlier in the womb and for the first 2-3 years , then the left brain becomes more active for the next 2-3 years. When the left brain is coming on line an area of the brain called the hippocampus also becomes active , this is what helps us form conscious memories. Before this we can't form conscious memories . So all people before the age of 3 have what is known as " childhood amnesia" , no one remembers before 3 because we don't have a hippocampus or a left brain yet. As the left brain is developing from 3-6 we still don't form memories well yet so most people remember fragments up till six , but some people don't remember anything before 7 . Explicit , left brain memory stores all the details , who, what, Where and when. The left brain has a timeline , past, present future , it knows something happened in the past and exactly when in the past. So when we recall this memory we know it is a memory from the past. Implicit right brain memory recalls the actual experiences of the event, your feelings, smells, images, pain, fear etc ,it doesn't store details , it stores the good or bad experiences you had. The right brain has no timeframe there is no past or present only now. So when you recall a memory from the right brain you just experience all the same things over again as if it happening now , kind of like a flashback. But it does not feel like a memory because it doesn't feel like it is coming from the past , it is just happening right now and you don't know why. So as an example if you were traumatized by something as a small child and were terrified , that experience of that feeling and what triggered it are trapped in your right brain implicit memory system. That can be triggered later in life , you suddenly feel anxiety, fear, your heart races and you have no idea why , something you saw or heard triggered the " memory" but you don't realize it is a memory. This is what I think Freud was talking about with his " repressed childhood memories" . There is another way these types of memories can form I will discuss this tomorrow along with how to heal them . In this video today listen as Jack Ma the owner of Alibaba ( the Chinese Amazon) one of the biggest companies in the world talks about his failures. He says that when KFC came to China , 24 people applied for jobs, 23 were hired except him , he was 24 . Everyone fails.
Here is the next Vagal activity
Studies show that when your body adjusts to cold, your fight-or-flight (sympathetic) system declines and your rest-and-digest (parasympathetic) system increases, which is mediated by the vagus nerve (R).
Any kind of acute cold exposure will increase vagus nerve activation (R).
You can dip your face in cold water to start (R).
I graduated and now take fully cold showers, expose myself to cold, and drink cold water.