How Does Trauma Impact The Brain? by Meeray Ghaly

This infographic clearly explains what happens in the brain during trauma.

Sharing with permission from NICABM, visit:  National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine



The effects of trauma on the body, mind and spirit can be devastating.

The more a brain trains with neurofeedback, the more it's able to be in the present moment - to respond in a flexible and adaptable way. 


The way training works is it is begins to help the brain locate itself in space and time, and choose what it wants to do with that information. 

By simply having that information in real-time, regulation becomes more possible.

Or in other words: 


The more the brain trains,

the more chance it has to process

the "there and then"

in the

"here and now"

where the

"here and now"

begins to feel



"there and then"



Perhaps there are more eloquent ways to describe it, but put simply, our brains have a way of "collapsing time" and this is especially true for the way the brain processes memory and trauma, past and present are very fluid until memories are laid down - processed and dealt with. 

It can take time to process any past trauma. 

I especially value that the process of NeurOptimal Neurofeedback is gentle and does not push the brain in any direction, or ask anything of it.

It simply speaks vital information. If you'd like to know more -