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  • Writer's pictureAli Astrid Moto

The Learning Brain & the Survival Brain: we are not our experiences

Updated: Jan 21, 2023

We are not what we have gone through, we are a human being feeling dysregulated or regulated. Meaning we are going througn the world feeling calm and have access to our prefrontal cortex or we are in a survival part of our brain feeling emotional pain, disconnect and our brain is making up all kinds of context for why. AND, this is our "brody" our bodymind system doing exactly what it's intended to do to keep us alive.

Here is a wonderful Video by: Dr. Jacob Ham @jacobham about the difference.


It's OK, that we have been feeling emotional and physical disregulated, we have needed to feel we need to survive. The good news is, We Can Change Our Brains!

We know now that we can change the neural pathways that are causing threat responses.

Our resilience is also running in our brain too, we just need to tap into that and you can be free of some of your anxiety and depression and disregulated behaviors and thinking.



Are you wanting more of a learning brain experience in your life? Have you struggled with being in a survival brain most of your life?

You no longer have to be stuck in a "threat response" from you past experiences.

Learn more on my BLOG about how we can change our neuropathways with EMDR and Polyvagal skills.


If you have questions about a session to clear up survival brain symptoms like anxiety, anger and inability to get organized and reach goals, CONTACT me for a free 15 minute consult. I'm here to free you from distressing thoughts and behaviors.

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