Neural Network Therapy™ emerged in 1997, largely in response to advancements in neuroscience. This approach to counselling emphasizes education as the primary foundation for building happy brains and healthy bodies.
Did you know we are of two minds? We are indeed.
We have our caveman brain, the Amygdala, that fires off "fight" or "flight" when intensity strikes. And we live in a rather intense world. When we are in this reactionary state, we experience paralyzing anxiety and blasts from our fiery temper. Either way, our ability to think is clearly compromised.
We also have this new brain, evolutionarily speaking, called the Prefrontal Cortex. Any clever problem-solving abilities we possess, exist in this brain. That thing you wished you’d said exactly three and half hours after the moment has passed, happens on the spot... in this brain.
Smidge was created to bail us out when our Amygdala gets us into trouble. Smidge uses essential oils to hijack the olfactory sense (our sense of smell) which is the shortest nerve in the brain. It’s like taking a short-cut to a happy place.
Curiously enough, as we begin to reach for Smidge when we’re feeling anxious or angry, we begin to forge new neural pathways that soon become a habit. Instead of living life in an exhausting reactionary state, we begin to self-soothe and light up our new brain to manage the moment with skill and ease.