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The Brain's Key

A Three-Step Process for Undoing Negative Emotional Learnings

Bruce Ecker • 6/7/2018

By Bruce Ecker, Robin Ticic, and Laurel Hilley - While most neuroscientists once believed that implicit memories, avoidance reactions, and rigid schemas were locked permanently in the brain’s synaptic pathways, brain research shows that, under certain conditions, we can not only unlock these neural pathways, but actually erase them and substitute new learning.

Daily Blog

What Do Transformative Therapy Moments Have in Common?

The Surprisingly Simple Way to Get Powerful Results Swiftly and Reliably

Bruce Ecker, Laurel Hulley • 11/9/2017

By Bruce Ecker and Laurel Hulley - There's a moment that we therapists savor above all. Before our eyes, a shift takes place and the client slips from the grip of a lifelong pattern. Three decades ago, we discovered that what distinguished the pivotal interactions was that we had completely stopped trying to counteract, override or prevent the client's debilitating difficulties.

Daily Blog

The Emotional Truth Behind Anxiety Symptoms

An Exercise That Gets at the Root of Your Clients' Worries

Bruce Ecker • 10/26/2017

By Bruce Ecker - Anxieties and panics aren't merely neurobiological dysfunctions. By heading straight into the core of meaning at the heart of symptoms, therapy becomes a place where a deeper sense of order replaces the apparent senselessness of presenting complaints, and clients awaken to areas of self that have control over what previously seemed utterly out of control.

Daily Blog
Applying the Power of Neuroscience to Heal Trauma, Attachment, Shame and More
Copyright:
5/24/2017
Authors:
RICK HANSON, PH.D.
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
LINDA GRAHAM, MFT
 
BRUCE ECKER, MA, LMFT
 
NOEL LARSON, PH.D., MSW
 
SARA BRIDGES, PHD
Product:
NRS001189
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$649.94 USD     $299.99
Using Memory Reconsolidation in Daily Clinical Practice
Copyright:
3/25/2017
Authors:
BRUCE ECKER, MA, LMFT
 
SARA BRIDGES, PHD
Product:
RNV052875

A Brain Science Strategy for Overwriting Traumatic Memories

Creating Juxtaposition Experiences to Relieve Trauma Symptoms

Bruce Ecker • 11/10/2015

What we clinicians have learned in recent years about the intricacies of the brain's implicit memory systems has certainly helped us better recognize the linkage between distressing or traumatic experiences and many of the previously puzzling symptoms clients bring to our offices. But now brain science is beginning ...

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Unlocking the Emotional Brain

Confronting Self-Limiting Beliefs

Bruce Ecker • 8/26/2014

According to therapist Bruce Ecker, a founding director of the Coherence Psychology Institute and co-author of Unlocking the Emotional Brain, the first step in helping clients understand why they have certain self-limiting thoughts that drive their behaviors in negative ways is getting to the root of those thoughts. That’s why Bruce uses the “overt statement” technique, which is useful in many therapeutic scenarios, but especially helpful where attachment injuries are concerned.

Daily Blog

A New Way to Understand Severe Anxiety Disorder

A Client’s Severe Anxiety Disorder May Be a By-Product of a More Primary Purpose

Bruce Ecker • 4/28/2014

Sometimes panic and anxiety have no function—they aren’t the means of fulfilling a hidden purpose for the sufferer—yet in a different way, they’re still necessary to a coherent underlying pattern.

Daily Blog

How a Traumatic Memory Can Feed Anxiety

When Treating Some Forms of Anxiety, Reenacting a Traumatic Memory May Be the Key

Bruce Ecker • 2/17/2014

The coherence that underlies panic and severe anxiety disorder has a neurobiologically distinct form: flashbacks of unresolved, unconscious traumatic memory.

Daily Blog

Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy and Panic Attack Treatment

One of the Guiding Principles of Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy Illustrated in a Client’s Panic Attack Treatment.

Bruce Ecker • 11/28/2013

“Symptom coherence” is how we refer to the view that there always exists a well-defined, cogent set of personal themes and purposes that necessitate a symptom. The moment there no longer exists any purpose requiring a symptom, the person stops producing it. This view informed the development of a clinical methodology called Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy.

Daily Blog
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Applying the Power of Neuroscience to Heal Trauma, Attachment, Shame and More
Copyright:
5/24/2017
Authors:
RICK HANSON, PH.D.
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
LINDA GRAHAM, MFT
 
BRUCE ECKER, MA, LMFT
 
NOEL LARSON, PH.D., MSW
 
SARA BRIDGES, PHD
Product:
NRS001189
Type:
$649.94 USD     $299.99
Using Memory Reconsolidation in Daily Clinical Practice
Copyright:
3/25/2017
Authors:
BRUCE ECKER, MA, LMFT
 
SARA BRIDGES, PHD
Product:
RNV052875
Copyright:
3/15/2013
Authors:
MARGARET WEHRENBERG, PSY.D.
 
REID WILSON, PH.D.
 
BRUCE ECKER, MA, LMFT
 
MIRIAM GREENSPAN, MED, LMHC
Product:
NRC095558
Copyright:
3/13/2013
Authors:
MARGARET WEHRENBERG, PSY.D.
 
MICHAEL YAPKO, PH.D.
 
BRUCE ECKER, MA, LMFT
 
PEGGY PAPP, LCSW
 
LAUREL HULLEY, MA
Product:
NRC095557
Copyright:
5/1/2012
Authors:
RICK HANSON, PH.D.
 
RON POTTER-EFRON, PHD, LICSW, CADCII
 
STEVE ANDREAS, MA, NLP
 
BRENT ATKINSON, PHD
 
BRUCE ECKER, MA, LMFT
 
MARY SYKES WYLIE, PHD
 
LAUREL HULLEY, MA
Product:
NRC095766
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The Brain's Key

A Three-Step Process for Undoing Negative Emotional Learnings

Bruce Ecker • 6/7/2018

By Bruce Ecker, Robin Ticic, and Laurel Hilley - While most neuroscientists once believed that implicit memories, avoidance reactions, and rigid schemas were locked permanently in the brain’s synaptic pathways, brain research shows that, under certain conditions, we can not only unlock these neural pathways, but actually erase them and substitute new learning.

Daily Blog

What Do Transformative Therapy Moments Have in Common?

The Surprisingly Simple Way to Get Powerful Results Swiftly and Reliably

Bruce Ecker, Laurel Hulley • 11/9/2017

By Bruce Ecker and Laurel Hulley - There's a moment that we therapists savor above all. Before our eyes, a shift takes place and the client slips from the grip of a lifelong pattern. Three decades ago, we discovered that what distinguished the pivotal interactions was that we had completely stopped trying to counteract, override or prevent the client's debilitating difficulties.

Daily Blog

The Emotional Truth Behind Anxiety Symptoms

An Exercise That Gets at the Root of Your Clients' Worries

Bruce Ecker • 10/26/2017

By Bruce Ecker - Anxieties and panics aren't merely neurobiological dysfunctions. By heading straight into the core of meaning at the heart of symptoms, therapy becomes a place where a deeper sense of order replaces the apparent senselessness of presenting complaints, and clients awaken to areas of self that have control over what previously seemed utterly out of control.

Daily Blog

A Brain Science Strategy for Overwriting Traumatic Memories

Creating Juxtaposition Experiences to Relieve Trauma Symptoms

Bruce Ecker • 11/10/2015

What we clinicians have learned in recent years about the intricacies of the brain's implicit memory systems has certainly helped us better recognize the linkage between distressing or traumatic experiences and many of the previously puzzling symptoms clients bring to our offices. But now brain science is beginning ...

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Unlocking the Emotional Brain

Confronting Self-Limiting Beliefs

Bruce Ecker • 8/26/2014

According to therapist Bruce Ecker, a founding director of the Coherence Psychology Institute and co-author of Unlocking the Emotional Brain, the first step in helping clients understand why they have certain self-limiting thoughts that drive their behaviors in negative ways is getting to the root of those thoughts. That’s why Bruce uses the “overt statement” technique, which is useful in many therapeutic scenarios, but especially helpful where attachment injuries are concerned.

Daily Blog

A New Way to Understand Severe Anxiety Disorder

A Client’s Severe Anxiety Disorder May Be a By-Product of a More Primary Purpose

Bruce Ecker • 4/28/2014

Sometimes panic and anxiety have no function—they aren’t the means of fulfilling a hidden purpose for the sufferer—yet in a different way, they’re still necessary to a coherent underlying pattern.

Daily Blog

How a Traumatic Memory Can Feed Anxiety

When Treating Some Forms of Anxiety, Reenacting a Traumatic Memory May Be the Key

Bruce Ecker • 2/17/2014

The coherence that underlies panic and severe anxiety disorder has a neurobiologically distinct form: flashbacks of unresolved, unconscious traumatic memory.

Daily Blog

Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy and Panic Attack Treatment

One of the Guiding Principles of Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy Illustrated in a Client’s Panic Attack Treatment.

Bruce Ecker • 11/28/2013

“Symptom coherence” is how we refer to the view that there always exists a well-defined, cogent set of personal themes and purposes that necessitate a symptom. The moment there no longer exists any purpose requiring a symptom, the person stops producing it. This view informed the development of a clinical methodology called Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy.

Daily Blog
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Unlocking The Emotional Brain

Is Memory Reconsolidation the Key to Transformation?

Bruce Ecker • 7/1/2013

New research into the complexities of memory reconsolidation offers important clues about how we can make the most elusive of consulting room events—the deep, therapeutic breakthrough—a regular occurrence.

Magazine Article

The Brain's Rules for Change

Translating cutting-edge neuroscience into practice

Bruce Ecker • 1/1/2010

For the firs time, we're beginning to understand how to directly delete emotional meanings attributed to disturbing past events.

Magazine Article

Unlocking the Emotional Brain

Finding the neural key to transformation

Bruce Ecker • 9/1/2008

Findings about memory consolidation in the brain have opened up the possibility that transformational therapeutic change is more feasible than we previously believed.

Magazine Article

The Hidden Logic of Anxiety

Look for the Emotional Truth behind the Symptom

Bruce Ecker • 11/29/2003

To focus on the unconscious psychological roots of an individual's anxiety has become an anachronism. But how many of us, with a toolbox full of today's methods, reliably bring about a decisive cessation of our clients' intense anxiety and panic? In the first few years of my clinical career, I found that with standard methods I could often help clients mildly relieve their anxieties, but that I rarely achieved a radical reduction of symptoms. Yet there were occasional sessions in which I abandoned conventional clinical wisdom and tapped into a deep layer of personal meaning in the symptoms. When I did that, clients' symptoms often ceased from one session to the next, and never recurred. For several years, I systematically examined what was different about those sporadic sessions that yielded such profound change. What I found was a surprise.

Magazine Article
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Bruce Ecker, MA, LMFT, is codirector of the Coherence Psychology Institute, co-originator of Coherence Therapy, and coauthor of Unlocking Emotional Brain and Depth Oriented Brief Therapy.