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Emotions Archaeologist

Updated: Apr 10, 2022

Pretend that you are an Emotions Archaeologist in pursuit of those old challenging memories that are preventing you from getting from where you are to where you want to be.

This is why each and every one of us are here. To learn how to face the truth and deal with the unresolved challenges of our past by using tools to address, access and gain insight as we move on to attain peace of mind through personal growth.

When we follow the emotions and feelings that are pointing directly to our daily challenges we have an opportunity to access, address and create a space that is the key to understanding and addressing the emotions that have us feeling stuck.

As an Emotions Archaeologist you have a dusty old map that is taking you back to a moment in time where you have the opportunity to Open, Connect and Grow by addressing the reality of the trauma.

When we go back to excavate a trauma or challenge there is an increase of blood flow to 3 different parts of the brain, that are related with 3 different processes that open the mental door to healing.

That first spot on the map that takes you back to a place is called the visual cortex, which suggests that you are seeing something.

You can stimulate this part of the brain by turning and facing the fear of the old challenging memory and physically engage the visual perception part of the brain that allows you to see something.

This brings you to a moment where as the Emotions Archaeologists you are digging, digging, digging at the old challenging memory, that you can’t really see but you know is there.

The 2nd part, the episodic memory, is the part of the brain that shows a sequence of memory. This allows you to focus on the memory of the event and see it play out in perfect sequence. This is super important because as you view this challenging memory, you are seeing it in its actual, real time, moment. NOT, what you created that moment to be or to mean.

The 3rd part, is the frontal polar cortex, and is related to awareness. As you open the mental door to healing what happens is magic.

When these 3 regions of visual perception, episodic memory and frontal polar cortex are activated, a sequence follows that allows you to have an increased ability to observe your own thoughts, your own emotions and make the choice to heal by addressing the moments of the past or that are present in your current reality.

If you find doing this practice on your own challenging, schedule a complimentary thirty minute call with me and together we will discuss and plan solutions for your personal development.

When we Open the door to healing, we are addressing the challenge of the past or present moment, we acknowledge the feeling, emotion or fear surrounding the challenge. We Connect, by becoming accountable and responsible to the reality of what is. We Grow, as we gain insight, learn a lesson and move on as you have faced the reality of the challenge.

Learning to Open, Connect and Grow gives space to excavate the old challenging memories and gain personal development.

As Emotions Archaeologist in pursuit of those old challenging memories you, now, have a clear understanding of how the brain works and know how opening the mental door to healing can provide a new map that will get you from where you are to where you want to be.

I hope that this information serves you. I look forward to reading your experiences as a Emotions Archaelogist and hearing all about the new road that you are adventurously walking.

Remember: when we value ourselves, we value each other.

Take care,


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