The parts of your brain that help you to control your emotions, make well-reasoned decisions, and even to assess situations aren’t all there during your ‘formative’ years. Many of our strongly held beliefs and assumptions –about ourselves, other people, and world around us – are based on VERY limited reasoning ability.
In therapy, it’s useful to study those beliefs you formed as a child … now with your fully-developed brain. People are surprised to see how much they impact our daily work, love, and play.
(Graphic is downloaded from PNAS 101: 8174-9, 2004).
Adverse events are common in childhood and they can have a profound effect on our brain development and subsequent adult behavior and moods. Watch this episode in the Charlie Rose Brain Series to find out more.